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Prague New Town Hall viewed from Charles Square

Prague New Town Hall

Prague New Town Hall If you are planning a trip to Prague then for sure you are going to be exploring the Old Town but don’t forget that the New Town is also nearly 700 years old as well. Many people associate the New Town with places like Wenceslas Square or the railway station but … Read More

Charles Bridge Iconic Jewel of Prague

Charles Bridge – Historic and Iconic Jewel of Prague Strange that one of the Prague points of interest that most people know about or have read about is really only a place that you’ll use to get between other famous attractions in the city. When you first take a look at your Prague tourist map … Read More

Prague Castle

Enjoy a Walk Around the Prague Castle This page summarises the different Prague Castle Attractions i.e. the buildings and the courtyards on a specific route. This is really for people who want to self-guide. If you want options for organised tours then I give tips and make some recommendations on the Prague Castle Tours post. … Read More

St Vitus Cathedral Prague rear aspect at night

Saint Vitus Cathedral Prague

A Look at the Saint Vitus Cathedral Saint Vitus Cathedral was not the first church in the area, that was the Church of Our Virgin Mary. Neither was it the first church at the Prague Castle, that was the current Saint George Basilica. But you have to admire the way that it has developed over … Read More

Klementinum – Baroque Pearl of Prague

Explore the Klementinum The Klementinum is often mistakenly referred to as a building. In fact it’s a complex comprising a number of separate buildings, churches and chapels. At 20,000 square metres, only Prague Castle is larger by area so let’s explore. Why Visit the Klementinum? You would normally come into the complex for one of … Read More

prague astronomical clock

Prague Astronomical Clock

The Wonderful Prague Astronomical Clock Imagine a guy turning up at your office with an idea for putting a huge clock on the outside. It’s going to cost a lot of money, it’s going to break down a lot and only 3 people in the next 400 years will know how to fix it. Well … Read More

the rott building in prague on the royal road

Prague Royal Road

The Prague Royal Road – Street With No Name You will not find any street sign in Prague that says “Royal Road”. It’s used to describe a route between two points i.e. Republic Square and Prague Castle. The construction of Prague Castle began in the year 880 and was used as a royal residence as … Read More

Rudolfinum Prague, home of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Rudolfinum

The Prague Rudolfinum The grounds of the Rudolfinum on the Old Town side of the riverbank have not always looked so grand. Previously the site had been a nitrate bed, a riding school, a prison and a saw mill before construction started on the current building in 1875. 50 years earlier a bank called “Bohemiche … Read More

Prague powder gate, a gothic structure with a neo-renaissance facade

Prague Powder Gate

Prague Powder Gate – Gothic, Neo-Renaissance and Mission Impossible In Czech it’s called “Prasna Brana” so the literal translation is the Powder Gate (not Powder Tower). A statement of power and more practically, also a customs office, it replaced the much older “Mountain Gate” which had been part of the original old town defences but … Read More

John Lennon Wall Prague

John Lennon Wall

John Lennon Wall in Prague – A History One of many in the world, the John Lennon Wall in Mala Strana is one of the “cool” places to visit in the city and everybody wants a picture from here but the history is no less interesting. Post 1948 the wall of the compound of the … Read More