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Monument / Landmark
“A highlight is the Old Town Hall (Staromestská radnice), home to the wonderful early 15th-century Astronomical Clock (orloj). Each hour, it springs to life as the 12 Apostles and other figures appear and parade in procession across the clock face. Other Old Town Hall highlights are the Gothic doorway leading to its splendid interior with its art exhibits and displays, a chapel built in 1381, and an old prison. Be sure to make the ascent (by stairs or elevator) to the top of the Old Town Hall Tower for its fine views over Prague. Address: Staromestské námestí, 110 00 Praha 1”
  • 162 locals recommend
Plaza
“Old Town Square Dating from the 12th century, the square has witnessed many a significant event. Beside the Old Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady before Tyn, the square has several other dominants - the baroque St. Nicholas church (K. I. Dienzenhofer, 1732 - 1735), the rococo Kinsky palace housing the National Gallery graphic collection, the Stone Bell house - a gothic palace from the 14th century, now the Municipal Gallery concert and exhibition rooms, as well as the Master Jan Hus Memorial sculptured by Ladislav Saloun (1915). The square witnessed the execution of 27 Czech noblemen on 21 June, 1621 - in memory of that event, 27 crosses are marked in the pavement. The Prague meridian can be seen not far from there. The Old Town Hall with the Astronomical Clock (horologe) The Town Hall was founded in 1338. In 1364, the tower was joined to a chapel and in 1470, the Town Hall was rebuilt in the Gothic style. The clock dates from the beginning of the 15th century; on the hour, a procession of the Twelve Apostles appears the window in the upper part. In the lower part, there are 12 medallions with the signs of the zodiac, created by Josef Manes (1865). The eastern wing of the Town Hall was destroyed on May 8, 1945, and has not been rebuilt yet. Church of Our Lady before Tyn (Tynsky chram) Second only to the St. Vitus Cathedral, it is the most remarkable Gothic church with a Baroque interior in Prague. It contains the tomb of famous astronomer Tycho de Brahe. Part of the iterior is being renovated at present. Tyn Yard (Tynsky dvur - Ungelt) One of the places of a great historical value. A block of houses between the Tynska, Stupartska and Mala Stupartska streets. It probably dates back to the 11th century. Originally a fortified merchant yard where the duty on goods called ungelt (the whole area was given this name) was collected. Traces of all important architectural styles that appeared in Prague can be found in Ungelt. The most important building is the Granovsky Palace - one of the best preserved renaissance jewells in Prague. Prague Jewish Town (Prague Ghetto) (Prague 1, Old Town, close to The Square) It dates back to the 13th century but its present appearance is mainly the result of a vast redevelopment action undertaken between 1893 - 1913. Only a few most significant buildings were saved, the living testimony of the history of Prague Jews which lasted for many centuries. Yet these buildings form the best present complex of Jewish historical monuments in the whole Europe. Six synagogues remain from this old settlement which includes the Jewish Town Hall and the Old Jewish Cemetery - the most remarkable in Europe. Except the Old-New Synagogue they are part of the Jewish Museum Old-New Synagogue (Staronova synagoga) (Prague 1, Cervena street) The oldest preserved synagogue in Central Europe. It was built in the early Gothic style in the late 13th century and richly adorned by stonework. Jewish Museum (Zidovske muzeum) (Prague 1, U Stare skoly 1) Old Jewish Cemetery (Stary zidovsky hrbitov) (Prague 1, Siroka street) Established in the mid-15th century it served as a burial site till 1787. Among 12 000 gothic, renaisance and baroque tombstones are also those of Rabbi Jehuda Loew (1609) and Mordechai Maisel (1601). Pinkas Synagogue (Pinkasova synagoga) (Prague 1, Siroka 3) Permanent exhibition: A memorial to 77 297 Holocaust victims. Drawings of childern from the Terezin concentration camp. Maisel Synagogue (Maiselova synagoga) (Prague 1, Maiselova 10) The neo-Gothic synagogue replaced the original Renaissance building built by Maisel and destroyed by fire. Klaus Synagogue (Klausova synagoga) (Prague 1, U Stareho hrbitova 1) A Baroque building near the cemetery entrance. Permanent exhibition: Jewish customs and traditions. Spanish Synagogue (Spanelska synagoga) (Prague 1, Vezenska 1) Named after its Moorish interior. Permanent exhibition: History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia since their emancipation until now. Powder Tower (Prague 1, Na Prikope) A Gothic building from 1475 erected by Matthias Rejsek, and once probably used to store gunpowder. Modified in 1875-86. The Municipal House (Prague 1, namesti Republiky 5) An Art Noveau building constructed in 1905 - 1911 (A. Balsanek, O. Polivka) on the site of the former king's court, a seat of the kings of Bohemia from the end of the 14th century until 1438. The rich interior and exterior decorations are the works of A. Mucha, M. Svabinsky, J. V. Myslbek, and others. The monumental Smetana concert hall forms the centre of the building being the place of the International Music Festival Prazske Jaro (Prague Spring), other concerts and important social events. Betlehem Chapel (Prague 1, Betlemske namesti) Originally a Gothic chapel dating from 1391. The famous religious reformer Master Jan Hus preached there. Completely damaged, the building was reconstructed in 1950-53 based on old engravings and pictures (architect J. Fragner). The Estates Theatre (Prague 1, Ovocny trh 1) Opened in 1783 as the Nostic Theatre. The premiere of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni was given here on October 29, 1787. From 1799 the theatre belonged to the Czech Estates. On December 21, 1834, the song "Kde domov muj" (O, Homeland Mine) which later became the Czech national anthem, was premiered there. Today hosts drama, opera and ballet performances. Rudolfinum The most precious "burgess house" dating from the Middle Ages. Originally Romanesque, later rebuilt in the Gothic style. Currently, it serves as an exhibition and concert hall. Carolinum (Prague 1, Ovocny trh 5) The original Charles University building, established in 1348. A Gothic bay chapel from 1370 was rebuilt in the Baroque style in 1718. At present, Charles University graduation ceremonies take place there. There is a gallery on the ground-floor. ”
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Route
“The square features buildings belonging to various architectural styles, including the Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn, which has been the main church of this part of the city since the 14th century. Its characteristic towers are 80 m high. The Baroque St. Nicholas Church is another church located in the square. Prague Orloj is a medieval astronomical clock mounted on the Old Town Hall. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still in operation. The tower of the Old Town Hall is open to the public and offers panoramic views of the Old Town. An art museum of the Czech National Gallery is located in the Kinský ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Black Angel's Bar in Prague is designed in the style of 1930s restaurants, the so-called 'public houses', where people of all social strata met their friends after a hard day’s work to cheer the spirit with a good drink, which was then quite unaccountably banned. Located on the second lower level of the hotel U Prince in Old Town Square, it was previously called the Black Angel. The premises with the original Gothic and Romanesque masonry, which creates an atmosphere of secretly 'getting together’, immerse you in the mood of black and white films, where the names of cocktails are not just void of meaning.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“All-you-can-eat churrascaria with a Brazilian-style menu of grilled meats carved at the table. U Radnice 13, Staré Město, 110 00”
  • 37 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The second oldest gallery in Europe after the Louvre - a sanctuary for lovers of Czech and international fine art.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Czech Restaurant
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“Amazing venue with stunning decor - mixing modern lighting with the historic architecture. If you want some traditional Czech food with a nice beer for lunch this is the place to go.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Erotic Museum
“Sex Machines Museum is a sex museum which has a collection of sex devices. Melantrichova 476/18, 110 00 Staré Město”
  • 5 locals recommend
Office
“The most beautiful shopping street in Prague. It's worth a visit even without any shopping due to its beautiful architecture”
  • 30 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Old Town City Hall with its amazing and very famous astronomical clock.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Route
“Old Town Square Located in the middle of Prague, Plenty of shops, restaurants. Comes alive during nice weather. Tons of street performers and artists. Make surety go up the clock tower for amazing view of entire city. Also try the street meet. Tell them how much you want or you will end up paying 25EUR for a big hunk of amazing ham. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
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“a bit hidden bar with good signature cocktails right in the heart of the city centre”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pub
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“Best view in town to have dinner or cocktail. A bit touristic but views are wow:)”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For an unforgettable view from above of the old town square, come to the terrace on the top floor of this hotel. The food here is very pricey, but again, you can have a beer or a coffee and just relax and enjoy the views for a while. ”
  • 23 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Fast Food Restaurant
“All-you-can-eat churrascaria with a Brazilian-style menu of grilled meats carved at the table. U Radnice 13, Staré Město, 110 00”
  • 37 locals recommend
Czech Restaurant
“Amazing venue with stunning decor - mixing modern lighting with the historic architecture. If you want some traditional Czech food with a nice beer for lunch this is the place to go.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For an unforgettable view from above of the old town square, come to the terrace on the top floor of this hotel. The food here is very pricey, but again, you can have a beer or a coffee and just relax and enjoy the views for a while. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
“The restaurant Mlejnice on Kožná Street, in the vicinity of the Old Town Square, was opened in 1999. It has since become popular not only for its stylish and cozy atmosphere, but also for its excellent cuisine and a wide selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer lovers will enjoy the taste of the legendary Czech lager Pilsner Urquell, non-pasteurized Gambrinus, or dark Velkopopovický Kozel. Apart from that, the restaurant offers a selection of wines from Moravia. It is a non-smoking restaurant. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“There are three of these restaurants in Prague. Relaxed, good service and tasty Margaritas. Good for groups ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“If you are fan to bio and local food Country life is a shop for you. It's located near the Old town square and you can get there bio food, raw goodies and some gluten free items too. Next to the shop is also their vegetarian restaurant which serves fresh and tasty food.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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Restaurant
“As one of the medieval houses situated in the heart of the Staroměstské náměstí square, it is simpler compared to the richly ornamented surrounding house. It has been a popular inn since times long past and it offers a pleasant place for relaxing when walking along the Royal Way.”
  • 1 local recommends

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