The Prague Castle and The Royal Route
The Prague Castle - St. Vitus Cathedral - Nerudova street - The Lesser Town Sqare - St. Nicolas Church - The Charles Bridge - The Old Town Square
During this tour you will become acquainted with the most famous sights of Prague. Our trip is particularly suitable for those of you who have never been to Prague before.
This city walk will take you from Prague Castle to the Lesser Town (Malá Strana) and from there across the Charles Bridge to the mazy streets of the Old Town. Feel free to rest in any of Prague‘s romantic cafés or ale-houses.
What is there to see during the trip:
The Prague Castle (Pražský Hrad), an ancient symbol of the Czech lands, is the most significant Czech monument and one of the most important cultural institutions in the Czech Republic. It was founded in late 9th century. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Since 1918 it has been the official seat of the president of the republic.
St. Vitus Cathedral (Chrám Sv. Víta) is the largest and the most important temple in Prague. Apart from religious services, the coronations of Czech kings and queens also took place in here. The cathedral is a place of interment of remains of provincial patron saints, sovereigns, noblemen and archbishops.
The Lesser Town Square (Malostranské náměstí) and St. Nicolas Church (kostel sv. Mikuláše)- Since it was laid out in 1257, this square has been the heart of Lesser Town, a district situated at the foot of the Prague Castle. The square is dominated by St. Nicholas Church, an impressive baroque church.
The Charles Bridge (Karlův most), a 14th century stone bridge, is one of the city's finest attractions and the main pedestrian route connecting the Old Town with the Lesser Town and Prague Castle. From Charles Bridge you can enjoy fairytale views of the Prague skyline. Charles Bridge is decorated by many statues, which makes it one of the Prague’s loveliest architectural achievements.
The Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) is the oldest and most important square of the historical Prague. Dating back to the late 12th century, the Old Town Square started life as the central marketplace. It is surrounded with historical buildings such as the Old Town City Hall with the famous Astronomical Clock (Orloj).