Aleksandra’s guidebook

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Aleksandra’s guidebook

MUST VISIT ATTRACTIONS

Prague’s most popular attraction. Which is the largest castle in the world? The one in Prague of course! You can wander around its courtyards, palaces, museums and garden all day long and whilst doing so, admire the overwhelming beauty of a place which has been the seat of Czech kings, emperors and presidents for a thousand years. The Best Way to get: take a tram 22 from Narodni Trida. Tram stop you need PRAZSKY HRAD Less queue and you dont need to climb stairs
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Prager Burg
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Prague’s most popular attraction. Which is the largest castle in the world? The one in Prague of course! You can wander around its courtyards, palaces, museums and garden all day long and whilst doing so, admire the overwhelming beauty of a place which has been the seat of Czech kings, emperors and presidents for a thousand years. The Best Way to get: take a tram 22 from Narodni Trida. Tram stop you need PRAZSKY HRAD Less queue and you dont need to climb stairs
St. Vitus Cathedral is the largest and the most important temple in Prague. Apart from religious services, coronations of Czech kings and queens also took place here. The cathedral is a place of burial of several patron saints, sovereigns, noblemen and archbishops. Entrance tickets: https://www.hrad.cz/en/prague-castle-for-visitors/tickets
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Veitsdom
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St. Vitus Cathedral is the largest and the most important temple in Prague. Apart from religious services, coronations of Czech kings and queens also took place here. The cathedral is a place of burial of several patron saints, sovereigns, noblemen and archbishops. Entrance tickets: https://www.hrad.cz/en/prague-castle-for-visitors/tickets
This 14th-century bridge is flanked by three towers and decorated with 30 Baroque statues, mostly representing saints. The 621-meter-long pedestrian bridge is one of the most photographed sights in Prague and is often home to artists and artisans selling their craft.
Charles Bridge
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This 14th-century bridge is flanked by three towers and decorated with 30 Baroque statues, mostly representing saints. The 621-meter-long pedestrian bridge is one of the most photographed sights in Prague and is often home to artists and artisans selling their craft.
The medieval center of Prague – once a thriving market center – is one of most visited sights in Prague. The square is home to the Astronomical Clock, the Old New Synagogue, the Rococo Kinský Palace and many other impressive buildings. Prague’s largest Christmas market is held here every December and there are many cafés and restaurants spread throughout the surrounding cobblestone streets.
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Altstädter Ring
Staroměstské náměstí
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The medieval center of Prague – once a thriving market center – is one of most visited sights in Prague. The square is home to the Astronomical Clock, the Old New Synagogue, the Rococo Kinský Palace and many other impressive buildings. Prague’s largest Christmas market is held here every December and there are many cafés and restaurants spread throughout the surrounding cobblestone streets.
Prague’s Astronomical Clock dates back to 1410. While it was partially destroyed during WWII, it has since been restored to its former glory. The clock is the oldest astronomical clock in the world still functioning. Located in Old Town Square, the clock not only tells the time but also the phases of the sun and moon and the movement of the planets in the sky.
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Astronomical Clock Apartment
607 Týnská ulička
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Prague’s Astronomical Clock dates back to 1410. While it was partially destroyed during WWII, it has since been restored to its former glory. The clock is the oldest astronomical clock in the world still functioning. Located in Old Town Square, the clock not only tells the time but also the phases of the sun and moon and the movement of the planets in the sky.
Prague’s home to the best opera, drama and ballet, this 19th-century marvel is worth a visit – and even more worthy if you can get tickets to one of the performances hosted here. The original building was heavily damaged by a fire in 1881, just a few months after its opening. It was then reconstructed and reopened in 1883.
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Nationaltheater
2 Národní
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Prague’s home to the best opera, drama and ballet, this 19th-century marvel is worth a visit – and even more worthy if you can get tickets to one of the performances hosted here. The original building was heavily damaged by a fire in 1881, just a few months after its opening. It was then reconstructed and reopened in 1883.
One of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in Prague, the church has presided over Old Town Square since the 1300s. Prague’s oldest pipe organ is housed here.
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Teynkirche
Staroměstské náměstí
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One of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in Prague, the church has presided over Old Town Square since the 1300s. Prague’s oldest pipe organ is housed here.
Naplavka is a riverbank area that has become Prague’s hipster hangout. From weekend farmer’s markets to food festivals to live music, this is one of Prague’s most happening spots year round. During the warmer months, there’s also a Saturday flea market on top of a boat here.
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Náplavka
Náplavka
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Naplavka is a riverbank area that has become Prague’s hipster hangout. From weekend farmer’s markets to food festivals to live music, this is one of Prague’s most happening spots year round. During the warmer months, there’s also a Saturday flea market on top of a boat here.
Located right under Charles Bridge, Kampa Island is home to a museum of modern art, David Černý’s giant sculptures of crawling babies, and the Werich Villa, the former home of Czech actor Jan Werich. The Lennon Wall – a memorial wall where everybody is allowed to add words or art – is also located here. The artificial Devil’s Stream canal cuts through the island and allows for short but picturesque boat rides.
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Kampa Island
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Located right under Charles Bridge, Kampa Island is home to a museum of modern art, David Černý’s giant sculptures of crawling babies, and the Werich Villa, the former home of Czech actor Jan Werich. The Lennon Wall – a memorial wall where everybody is allowed to add words or art – is also located here. The artificial Devil’s Stream canal cuts through the island and allows for short but picturesque boat rides.
A large park along the Vltava River, Letná is home to Prague’s most famous beer garden, as well as a giant metronome and Europe’s oldest functioning carousel. A popular place for picnics, the park also hosts several music festivals throughout the year.
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Letna Park
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A large park along the Vltava River, Letná is home to Prague’s most famous beer garden, as well as a giant metronome and Europe’s oldest functioning carousel. A popular place for picnics, the park also hosts several music festivals throughout the year.
Actually a boulevard despite its name, Wenceslas Square is one of Prague’s most popular shopping streets. Wenceslas Monument, at the top of the street, is a popular meeting point and the place where Czechoslovakia’s proclamation of independence was read in 1918.
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Wenceslas Square Terraces
841 Václavské nám.
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Actually a boulevard despite its name, Wenceslas Square is one of Prague’s most popular shopping streets. Wenceslas Monument, at the top of the street, is a popular meeting point and the place where Czechoslovakia’s proclamation of independence was read in 1918.
The largest Jewish cemetery in Europe is part of the Jewish Museum in Prague. Most of the tombs here date from between the 15th and 18th century. Important religious figures are buried here, but the cemetery is better known for its unique density, with old wooden gravestones and stone gravestones sitting very close together.
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Old Jewish Cemetery
3 Široká
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The largest Jewish cemetery in Europe is part of the Jewish Museum in Prague. Most of the tombs here date from between the 15th and 18th century. Important religious figures are buried here, but the cemetery is better known for its unique density, with old wooden gravestones and stone gravestones sitting very close together.
Often named as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, this Baroque library dates back to the 18th century and houses over 20,000 books. Just as famous as the books are the beautiful original frescoes adorning the walls and the antique astronomical clocks.
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Klementina
Křižovnická
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Often named as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, this Baroque library dates back to the 18th century and houses over 20,000 books. Just as famous as the books are the beautiful original frescoes adorning the walls and the antique astronomical clocks.
Once considered an eyesore, the 216-meter-tall TV tower became an iconic part of Prague thanks to the addition of giant sculptures created by famous Czech sculptor David Černý’s – you can see three of the babies up close if you visit Kampa Island. The tower has a restaurant – famous for its breakfast and cocktails – at the top. The tower is also famous for being home to a one-room hotel that you can book all to yourself to enjoy incredible views of Prague.
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Prager Fernsehturm
1 Mahlerovy sady
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Once considered an eyesore, the 216-meter-tall TV tower became an iconic part of Prague thanks to the addition of giant sculptures created by famous Czech sculptor David Černý’s – you can see three of the babies up close if you visit Kampa Island. The tower has a restaurant – famous for its breakfast and cocktails – at the top. The tower is also famous for being home to a one-room hotel that you can book all to yourself to enjoy incredible views of Prague.