Prague has many fascinating sights. Did you know that half of them stay hidden from the tourists, just because they’re located in back alleys and out of the busy areas? Get to know some gorgeous churches, cubist architecture and the former seat of Bohemian kings!
- See sights many tourists don’t even have a clue about!
- Get to know some gorgeous churches like the Church of St. James the greater and the Church of St. Mary of the Snows
- Explore new styles of architecture which were developed in the early 1900s by Czech architects
- Check out Prague’s famous never stoping elevator called “paternoster”
- Hear some stories about the foundation of the New Town of Prague by Charles IV and the Hussite storms
- Discover almost forgotten Emmaus monastery – a memory of USAAF bombing of Prague in 1945
- Visit Vyšehrad Castle which had been a seat of Czech kings for 300 years before they moved to the Prague Castle
Although Prague has millions of visitors every year, there are still many amazing sights hidden from the typical tourist routes. Each one of them has a great story to tell, so let’s skip the crowded streets and learn some fun facts about all the sights and buildings, built centuries ago.
We will start our tour on the Old Town Square and stay there for a couple of minutes, so that you’ll get a brief introduction into the history of Prague over the last millennium. Right after that, we will dive into several back alleys around the square, going through the Týn Court and taking a quick look at two gorgeous churches. These churches were very important for the royal family of Luxembourg. Our next step will lead us to a square, which was once the biggest square in the world – the Charles Square. This landmark has also many stories to tell – the beginning of Hussite wars by the first Prague defenestration, as well as the American bombing of Prague in 1945. On the other side of the square is the Emmaus Monastery – one of the few places with an original and genuine gothic style. You’ll also hear a story of how a part of the monastery was blown to pieces by an American bomb dropped on the monastery’s church.
Lastly, your guide will lead you to a place where the Bohemian king history started – the old medieval fortress called Vyšehrad. We will end our tour enjoying the amazing panoramic views of the river and the Prague city center underneath us.
- Professional guide
- Emmaus Monastery entrance
- Gratuities (optional)
The meeting point for this tour is at the Old Town Square in front of the Old Town Hall (red building next to the Astronomical Clock). Your guide is going to hold a lime green umbrella.