PRAGUE IN 3 DAYS

 

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DAY 1

The Powder Tower 

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 Tips: check it only from the outside

Municipal House

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Dům U Černé Matky Boží (cubist palace, take a look to the architecture)

Old Town Square

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Church of Our Lady before Tyn

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 Tips: It is open only Tue-Sat 15:00-17:00, Wed-Sun 10:00-12:00

Astronomical Clock, Old Town Hall and Tower

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 Tips: Visit inside and up on the tower

Klementinum

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 Tips: It’s recommended to book your tickets: https://www.klementinum.com/en/

Colloredo Mansfeld palace

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 Tips: go inside. The tour is quite short

 

“Nejužší pražská ulička”

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Na Příkopě (street)

“The Cloak of Conscience” (“Il Commendatore”)

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DAY 2

How to reach: Reach the Prague Castle passing through Nerudova street…

Prague Castle (full tour)  

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 Built in the IX century, seat of Kings of Bohemia, presidents of Czechoslovakia official and now office of President of the Czech Republic, it is the largest ancient castle in the world. The castle is a complex consisting in several building, such as: 1. Churches: St. Vitus Cathedral; 2. Palaces: Old Royal Palace;  3. Halls: Vladislav Hall, Spanish Hall; 4. Towers/Calstles: The Golden Lane https://www.hrad.cz/en/prague-castle-for-visitors

Lennon Wall 

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Wall filled with graffiti inspired by John Lennon, Beatles, global causes such as peace and freedom to express oneself

How to reach: Walk through the Legion Bridge and then go down through “Masarykovo nábřeží”…

Dancing House  

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 Also called “Fred and Ginger”, it is a XX century building characterized by a non traditional shape that resembles a couple of dancers. It was built on the site of a house which was destroyed by the US bombs in 1945. The top floor, the only part of the building open to public, hosts the “Fred and Ginger Restaurant”

How to reach: Go back and walk through “Masarykovo nábřeží”, you will find the Giant Glowing Mushrooms, proceed through Lucerna Gallery and reach Wenceslas Square…

Wenceslas Square   

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 One of the main squares in Prague, named after Saint Wenceslas, patron of Bohemia. The area was formerly a Horse Marketplace and lots of important events occurred in the square, e.g. the state independence declaration of Czechoslovakia and demonstrations for the Velvet Revolution, which ended Communism in the country. The square is full of wonderful buildings (hotels, banks, theatres, cinemas, galleries, …) is dominated by the neoclassical Czech National Museum (https://www.nm.cz/en ).  

Franz Kafka’s Head

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 2014 eleven-meter-tall statue made of 42 mobile tiers that form the face of the famous writer Franz Kafka.

DAY 3

Petrin Hill 

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 Hill in the city centre. The area is mostly occupied by parks, small paths and gardens. On the top there is the Look-Out Tower (63.5m), built in 1891 as a smaller version of the Eiffel’s Tower. The view over the city from the top is amazing.
 Tips: Can be reached with funicular railway or by foot. By foot is nicer because you can meet other monuments while passing through the park, such as the Hunger Wall, and for the view. On the Petrin hill: Petřín Look-Out Tower, Mirror Maze, rose gardens

Strahov Monastery

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 Religious complex founded in the XII century between Petrin Hill and the Prague Castle. The Library is probably the most impressive feature of the Monastery. It is composed by the “Theological Hall” and the “Philosophical Hall”, contains more than 16,000 books, and is over 800 years old. https://www.strahovskyklaster.cz/en 

How to reach: Walk through “Loretánská” and reach Hradcany Square…

Vrtba Gardens

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 Baroque garden with a beautiful view over the city

Jewish Quarter (Josefov)

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 established in the Middle Ages, when Jewish people were obliged to move in this area, it has been fully remodelled in the early XX century. The quartier contains several synagogues, such as the Old-New Synagogue (built in the XIII century, the oldest preserved in central Europe), the Maisel Synagogue and the Spanish Synagogue. Particularly interesting buildings are the Old Jewish cemetery and the Jewish Ceremonial Hall 

Old Town Bridge Tower 

Tips: go on the top, wonderful view, especially around the sunset

Other paths in Prague

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