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This must see in Prague article is about 9 top prague beauty places. You will see photos, entry fees and how to get there.

Prague was, is and will be one of the prominent European cities with a turbulent history that is narrated without words and yet in an engaging way by the fascinating historical monuments and buildings. The first known buildings date back to the turn of the 9th and 10th centuries. In the course of the centuries to follow, tens and hundreds of various buildings came to life and their beauty is admired by tourists every single day.

In this article we will talk about these sights:

  1. Prague Castle - the largest castle complex in the world
  2. St. Vitus Cathedral - the place of the last sleep of the kings of Bohemia
  3. Charles Bridge - the oldest bridge in Prague
  4. Bridge Towers - Old Townd and Lesser Town bridge towers
  5. Kampa -  island in Prague neighbouring the Charles Bridge
  6. The Old Town Square - and astronomical clock
  7. Loreta
  8. Vyšehrad - a fortified settlement above the river
  9. Petřín Lookout Tower and surroundings
     

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1. Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) – the largest castle complex in the world

This complex was built over time at the original site of the first Přemyslid castle, on the area of 70,000 m2 and became the largest one in the world. This symbol of Bohemia is rightful part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. In 2014 alone, the most important Czech monument was visited by over 6 million tourists. Really TOP place in your Must see in Prague schedule.

Prague Castle - Must see in Prague No. 1
Prague Castle - Must see in Prague No. 1

Prague Castle is a complex consisting of palaces and religious buildings that bear traces of all architectural styles from Roman, through Gothic and the so-called new architecture to contemporary architecture. The unified look we know today was given to the Castle by a Slovenian architect Josip Plečník in the period of the First Republic.

When can you visit Prague Castle?

You can visit Prague Castle and the individual buildings every day of the year except 24 December. The opening hours are unusually long:

  • From 1 April to 31 October: 5 a.m. – 12 a.m.

  • From 1 November to 31 March: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.

The entry fees vary according to the selected route and buildings:

Ticket type

Full entry*

Prague Castle – Route A (St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, exhibition "The Story of Prague Castle", St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower, Powder Tower, Rosenberg Palace) 

CZK 350

Prague Castle – Route B (St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower)

CZK 250

Prague Castle – Route C (Exhibition "The Treasure of St. Vitus Cathedral", Prague Castle Picture Gallery)

CZK 350

Prague Castle Picture Gallery

CZK 100

Powder Tower (Prašná věž) – Castle Guard Exposition

CZK 70

Great South Tower of St. Vitus Cathedral – viewing tower

CZK 150

*Reduced entry for children and youngsters between 6 and 16 years of age, secondary school and university students up to 26 years of age and senior citizens over 65 years of age.Family entry tickets for families with children. Actual prices you can allways find here.

I chose this nice video of two sympathetic travelers - Mimi and Alex, for you, because in it you can see (among others things from Prague) their way to the Prague Castle. Link to Mimi Youtube channel is here.


Mimi and Alex mentioned in their video Paradise garden: Look here for more information about gardens in Prague Castle and here you can find also beautiful view on the city. In the last link you can see the entry into Stavováclavské vineyards and Villa Richter. Very highly I recommend to come in and after a few steps, visit the Villa Richter (outdoor seating) with breathtaking sitting, because you see Prague in its full glory as well.

Photos from the outdoor seating here

Vila Richter vineyards - Must see in Prague
Vila Richter vineyards - Must see in Prague in summer

Source: http://www.infoglobe.cz/hlavni-mesto-praha1/cr-praha-ctyri-roky-svatovaclavske-vinice-video/

Where can you buy tickets to Prague castle?

 

Second courtyards of Prague Castle

Prague castle the second courtyard
Prague castle the second courtyard
  • phone.: +420 224 372 423, +420 224 372 419
  • Open daily 9 to 18 pm (winter season from 9 to 16 pm)
  • e-mail: tourist.info@hrad.cz, fax: +420 224 373 238


 
Third courtyards of Prague Castle

Prague castle the third courtyard
Prague castle the third courtyard
  • phone.: +420 224 372 434, +420 224 372 435
  • Open daily 9 to 18 pm (winter season from 9 to 16 pm)
  • e-mail: tourist.info@hrad.cz, fax: +420 224 373 238



Tickets are valid for two days!


What about photography in the area?

You can take pictures without flash and tripod for 50 CZK, but be careful - you can not photograph in the exhibition The Story of Prague Castle and St. Vitus treasure in Prague Castle Picture Gallery!

Is it possible to have a guide?

Guide services are relatively cheap, an hour tour with commentary, which includes the Cathedral of St. Vitus and the Old Royal Palace (you may also individually expand the tour to include the permanent exhibition The Story of the Prague Castle, St Vitus treasure exhibition, Basilica of St. George, Golden Lane, Prague Castle Picture Gallery and the Rosenberg Palace). 
The cost is 50 CZK per person in Czech or 100 CZK per person in other languages (the options are: English, German, French Italian, Spanish and Russian). The minimum per guide are four people. You can arrange the guide on the 3rd courtyard of Prague Castle.

You may also borrow an audio-guide that has information about the Prague Castle its exteriors and interiors. It is about 3 hours long and you can play it in Czech English, German, French Italian, Spanish and Russian. All the languages are on one tape and you can switch between them as you please. The rent price is 350 CZK for three hours or 450 CZK for the whole day. You can pick up your audio-guide on the 2nd and 3rd courtyard of the Prague Castle in the information centre. 


2. St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála sv. Víta) – the place of the last sleep of the kings of Bohemia

St. Vitus Cathedral - Must see in Prague
St. Vitus Cathedral - Must see in Prague

The monumental St. Vitus Cathedral is the most significant religious building in the premises of the Prague Castle, built at the site of the original St. Vitus rotunda.

The small Roman temple has grown into the greatest Czech cathedral which remembers not only the church services but also the coronations of the kings and queens of Bohemia.

The remains of the rulers, patron saints and prominent aristocrats and archbishops have been laid to rest in its underground.

Today the church is a three-aisled gothic cathedral with three towers. The original St. Vitus Cathedral was a rotunda that in 920 A.C. duke Wenceslav established. When he died in 935 he was buried in Stará Boleslav. Later he was pronounced saint and his corpse was removed from Stará Boleslav and placed in the small church now known as St. Vitus Cathedral. The church started to take on a name because the Czech Dukes have been appointed here and that is why when in 973 the Prague Bishopric was found the church became a cathedral. Does this monument deserve to be in your "Must see in Prague" checklist? Absolutely!

The fact that the remains of the second Prague Bishop were brought here the same as St. Adalberts helped the sanctity of the St. Vitus Rotunda. The original Rotunda was then replaced by the Basilica that Duke Spitihněv II. (1055 – 1061) started building in 1060.Thanks to the basilicas sovereign location many Czech monarchs have been buried here and the legitimization of new rulers has been performed here. After the foundation of the Prague Archbishopric in 1344 the basilica became the metropolitan temple.
 

St. Vitus Cathedral - Must see in Prague
St. Vitus Cathedral - Must see in Prague

In the presence of John of Luxemburg and his son Charles, the first Prague archbishop Ernest of Pardubice received the Palium during the famous mass his ensign and immediately after that the foundation stone of the basilica has been layed. In the monarch territory however, St. Vitus church was not the only tabernacle.
 
There was an ancient church of the Virgin Mary, St. George's Basilica where the relics of St. Ludmila were deposited, and the Church of all Saints, in which Charles of Luxembourg established a new canonry.


In 1344, Charles IV commenced the construction of the Gothic cathedral. The first master who headed the building, Matthias of Arras, mediated through his work in Prague a pattern of French cathedral architecture. But it was only Matthias's successor, the genius Peter Parler, who contributed to the Prague Cathedral and its sculptural decoration features of artistic excellence. Overall, the chorus was built with a ring of chapels, St. Wenceslas Chapel, Golden Gate and the lower part of the main tower.

Despite that the construction work had since, with breaks, continued and that the building of the new cathedral was given great importance, for a long time the temple remained incomplete. The main tower was crowned with a Renaissance helmet and a music choir was built. The facade of the temple was temporarily closed. It was not until the 2nd half of the 19th century that the Union for the completion of St. Vitus repair and completion of the original cathedral in the Neogothic style was launched. In 1929 the church was consecrated, and even in later years the interior of the cathedral continued to be modified.


You can visit St. Vitus Cathedral any day of the year with exceptions that are announced in advance.

Beautiful movie from cathedral is from Le Monde en Vidéo.

 

 

Opening hours:

  • From 1 April to 31 October: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • From 1 November to 31 March: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

The entry fees vary according to the selected route:

Ticket type

Full entry*

Prague Castle – Route A

CZK 350

Prague Castle – Route B

CZK 250

Great South Tower of St. Vitus Cathedral – viewing tower

CZK 150

*Reduced entry for children and youngsters between 6 and 16 years of age, secondary school and university students up to 26 years of age and senior citizens over 65 years of age. Family entry tickets for families with children. Actual prices you can allways find here.

 

3. Charles Bridge (Karlův most) – the oldest bridge in Prague

The most famous Czech bridge has connected Lesser Town (Malá Strana) and the Old Town (Staré město) since 1402 when its construction was finished. The statues of the saints that today form an integral part of Charles Bridge were added onto the bridge between 1638 and 1928. The bridge is fortified by towers that bear names of the respective parts of Prague – the Old Town Tower and the Lesser Town Tower.

You can take a walk over Charles Bridge (recommend) whenever you wish, day and night. The bridge is rarely closed, usually due to necessary repairs. You do not need to pay anything for crossing the bridge. You can thus join the 35 thousand visitors who wish to see the bridge with their own eyes every day.

Add this historical gem to your Must see in Prague list!

History of Charles Bridge

The Charles Bridge has been built in the 10th century and therefore it is the oldest bridge over the Vltava River in Prague and the second oldest bridge in the Czech Republic, the oldest bridge is rock bridge in Písek. Peter Parler can be signed as the genius builder of this bridge. He has also been a part of the construction of the St. Vitus Cathedral.

The Charles Bridge is 515.76 meters long and 9.4 meters wide; the pavement is 13 meters above the river, when it is in its normal state. It is constructed from 16 arches. It has been damaged by floods a several times. In 1723 the bridge was illuminated by petrol lamps. The stairs that lead to a Kampa were built in 1844 and replaced the original stairs from 1785.

Charles Bridge - Peter Parler bust
Charles Bridge - Peter Parler bust

It was not built out of nothing though. Already before the building of the Charles Bridge there lay a bridge over the Vltava River in the same place, it was constructed from loges tied together and people walked across it. Then in the 10th century it has been replaced by a wooden bridge, but it was flooded and torn down with every flood.

The first stone bridge was laid over Vltava during the reign of Vladislav thanks to his smart and purposeful wife Judith of Thuringia in 1170, that is why it held her name and was called Judith’s Bridge. This bridge then lasted for almost two centuries until the big flood in 1342, when the bridge was completely torn down.

The importance of 1357 is great because under the auspices of King Charles IV. the building of the bridge began and lasted for the next 45 years when in 1405 it has been finished. Thanks to the well constructed stone bridge Prague became an important stop on many European traders’ journeys.

The name Charles Bridge came into use only 500 years later, at the initiative of Karel Havlíček Borovský.


And what is interesting about the Charles Bridge? 


"Charles the 4th laid the foundation stone on the 9th of July 1357 at 5:31 in the morning and this date and time was not chosen by accident. When we write the numbers down: 1 3 5 7 (year) 9 (day) 7 (month) 5 3 1 (hour) we will get a row of numbers from 1 to 9 and back getting higher by two."

Old Charles bridge - History of Prague
Old Charles bridge - History of Prague

There are many similar oddities about the Charles Bridge. They are a part of the short film projected in the Bridge Tower, where you may view it.
 
In 1883 the Prague public transport rode over the Charles Bridge; that means the horse-drawn tram, which was replaced by the electrified tram in 1905. A problem that needed to be solved was where the electric line would lead and this was solved by the brilliant idea of Franišek Křižík who thought of leading the electricity from the bottom. But the heavy trams weighed the bridge down and therefore in 1908 trams were banned on the bridge. Automobile transport was permitted until 1965.

The Charles Bridge is lined by 30 sculptural Groups which come from the years 1707 to 1714. But already in 1503 a statue of Bruncvík stood on the bridge. The oldest statue standing there until today in its original appearance is Saint John of Nepomuk from 1683. The newest one of Cyril and Methodius was placed in 1928.
Statues and sculpture groups that have been damaged by floods or wind and then restored have been replaced by copies from contemporary artists and the originals have been placed in the Lapidary of the National Museum or the Gorlice on Vyšehrad. Most of the sculptures are from sandstone; Saint Filip Benicius is from marble, and the Saint Cross (the Calvary) and John of Nepomuk are bronze.

 

4. Bridge Towers

There are historically significant parts of the city on both ends of the bridge – the Old Town and Lesser Town, with a number of other outstanding monuments. One of them is the impressive St Nicholas Cathedral or the Nerudova Street in Lesser Town or the Old Town Square, the Powder Gate (Prašná brána), the Municipal House (Obecní dům) or the Chapel of Bethlehem (Betlémská kaple) in the Old Town.

Malá Strana (Lesser town) Tower
Malá Strana (Lesser town) Tower

On the side from Old Town there is a tower now called Old Town Bridge Tower and on the Lesser Town side there are two towers called Lesser Town Bridge Tower.

Old Town Bridge Tower

The Old Town Bridge Tower is the same as the bridge itself, a piece of work of the same author Peter Parléř. In the bottom part there is a statue of sitting Charles IV., a statue of sitting Wenceslav IV. and in the middle there is a standing statue of Saint Vitus the patron of the bridge. In the top part that represents the celestial sphere there are Saint Prokop and Saint Zikmund. From the top of the tower there is a beautiful view of the whole bridge and you may view an 18-minute long film about the history of the Charles Bridge. The entrance fee is 75 CZK for adults (only 55 CZK with an Opencard) and 55 CZK for children, students, and pensioners.

Lesser Town Bridge Towers

Lesser Town Bridge Towers are two towers where one tower is bigger and the other one is smaller. The smaller one was already a part of the Judith’s Bridge. The bigger one was built in place of its forerunner in the second half of the 15th century in the reign of George of Poděbrady. The gate connecting the towers were built in the beginning of the 15th century. The live camera of Charles Bridge is here and Google street view of Charles Bridge is here.

 

5. Kampa

What is a Kampa? Kampa is an island in Prague neighbouring the Charles Bridge separated from Lesser Town by Vltava’s arm Čertovka. Čertovka was used as a millrace for hundreds of years and from Kampa you may see leftovers of three old mills. The most famous mill is the Priory mill which is also carefully restored. Behind the Čertovka hides under a small bridge next to the pillars of the Charles Bridge and then runs in between rows of houses; this part is called Prague’s Venice.

Čertovka - (Devil's Channel), water channel of Vltava
Čertovka - (Devil's Channel), water channel of Vltava

Kampa was not called kampa, it was just called an Island. The name Kampa was used for the first time in the 2nd half of the 18th century and the surmise is that it comes from the Latin Campus – flat field or plain.

On the Kampa Island there originally were gardens in the 15th century and it only took up its name in the 17th century when the banks have started to be strengthened. On Kampa a mill was built and a mill garden which was later an aristocratic garden. After the 2nd World War the gardens were changed to be a public park.

From the 17th century until the 20th century potters were settled on Kampa and held pottery markets.

In the present time Kampa attracts tourists thanks to its calm atmosphere and especially place to relax. On Kampa you may visit the Kampa Museum undergoing constant thematic exhibitions.

 

6. The Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) and the Astronomical Clock (Pražský orloj)

One of the most attractive places in Prague is definitely the Old Town Square with its proud historical town and religious houses. The dominant of the square is the Astronomical Clock with the twelve apostels, placed in the building of the Old Town Hall (Staroměstská radnice). Hundreds of tourists wait here for the hour to see the moving figures.

Old Town Square - Must see in Prague
Old Town Square - Must see in Prague

There is no fee for visiting the Astronomical Clock in front of building.

Opening hours:

  • Monday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.(Historical halls till 6 p.m.)
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Historical halls till 6 p.m.)

 

Entry fees:

Ticket type

Full entry*

Tower

CZK 120

Chapel, historical halls, underground

CZK 100

Chapel with apostles

CZK 30

*Reduced entry for children and youngsters between 6 and 15 years of age, secondary school and university students up to 26 years of age, ZTP and Opencard holders, press and senior citizens over 65 years of age.Family tickets and group tickets for travel agencies available.
 


I like the non-commercial videos from ordinary travelers, here's one of them from Kari Gröhn about Prague astronomical clock at The Old Town Square.

 

7. Loreta

Loreta (Loretano) - Must see in Prague
Loreta (Loretano) - Must see in Prague

Loreta (more specifically Church of the Nativity) is a historic place of pilgrimage and every tourist heading to the Prague Castle should not miss it. It is located on the Prague Loreta Square and it is a beautiful baroque building that has a broad front with a clock tower, where the unique Loretan bells sound with their carillon every hour. The building was designed by the Italian architect Giovanni Orsi and has started to be built in 1626. The church supposedly has some original beams and bricks brought from the Italian town Loretta.

Holy House

The basic element of the building is the Holy House (Santa Casa) that is a copy of the holy house where the holy Incarnation happened. It is built in the middle of a rectangular arcaded courtyard Loretta which you will enter through a large front entrance.
The original painted part was replaced by the statues and innumerable reliefs of Our Lady of Loreto. With laying the foundation stone on the 30th of June 1626 the history of the place of pilgrimage began and even you can start your tour here.

Near to the Santa Casta you will find the pilgrimage Church of Nativity which has the interior designed in the beautiful style of rococo. Also here, the sound of the Loretan carillon will make your visit more pleasant. It was brought into work at the end of the 17th century and from then it should have encouraged visitors to prayer.

The carillon is made of 30 bells and each bell had its godfather from the high nobility of those days. Emperor Leopold the 1st himself took protection over the first bell.

 

Loreto Treasure

While viewing the Loreta do not forget the part with the Loreto Treasure; treasury with the treasure called the Prague Sun which has 6,222 diamonds and belongs to Czech unique objects.
On the youtube uploaded by user Bobika1965.


Nice movie about from Anna-Mari Sund.
 

Renewal and upkeep of the Loreta

It is important to note that it is one of the monasteries that have been returned in restitution of the old Capuchin Provence of the Czech Republic. Understandably the financial recourses for upkeep and renewal of these magnificent works are limited and therefore must seek grants or donations from the local self-governments.

8. Vyšehrad - a fortified settlement above the river

Too often neglected Prague monument in comparison with Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge, because it does not stand in the center. And that's a shame.
 

Vyšehrad - Must see in Prague
Vyšehrad - Must see in Prague

 

There is a famous fortified settlement on the rock above the Vltava River, which is an inseparable part of the panorama of Prague.

It is a place of inestimable historical value and also a place visited by tourists and the locals to relax and meet up.

The park is open to the public; there are entry fees for the individual buildings.
 

 

Park is great for a picnic. And it also offers beautiful views of the rocks on the river Vltava.

 

Opening hours:

From 1 April to 31 October: 9.30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

From 1 November to 31 March: 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Entry fees:

Ticket type

Full entry*

Old Burgrave’s Residence (Staré purkrabství)

CZK 180

Gallery

CZK 20

Gothic cellar (Gotický sklep)

CZK 50

Brick Gate and the Casemates (Cihelná brána a Kasematy)

CZK 60

*Reduced entry for children and youngsters between 6 and 15 years of age, secondary school and university students up to 26 years of age and senior citizens over 65 years of age. Family entry tickets for families with children.

 

9. Petřín Lookout Tower (Petřínská rozhledna) – the Prague sister of the Eiffel Tower

Petřín Lookout Tower (Czech Eiffel) - Must see in Prague
Petřín Lookout Tower (Czech Eiffel)

 

The Petřín Lookout Tower is one of the “more modern” buildings in Prague, rising above the old centre of Prague. Its authors were inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Petřín hill has been decorated by the tower since 1891. Being located at an altitude of 378 metres above sea level; it is even higher than her “older sister”.

Petřín is a place that is connected with love. The love symbol is the statue of the famous Czech poet Karel Hynek Mácha who dealt with the metaphysical form of love not only in his literary work. Many inhabitants of Prague visit Petřín on the 1st of May because the 1st of May is the day of love.

To the tower you will easily get by funicular which is 510 metres long. The funicular is part of the Prague public transport. Basic tickets are valid here; that means a ticket for 32 CZK for adults and 16 CZK for children. You may also use the ticket you used in the tram, metro, or bus before but it must still be valid. Or you may use the ticket you bought to ride the funicular to take the tram, bus, or metro and use it for transport around Prague for as long as it is valid.

On an international exhibition in Paris they were amazed by it and they wanted to build a similar tower in Prague. The building has begun in 1891 and has been finnished the same year. The tower is 63.5 metres, has 299 stairs. Visiting is really worth the while especially on a nice day, when you can see Říp, Czech Central Mountains, and also the Giant Mountains with the highest mountain of The Czech Republic Sněžka.

Opening hours:

  • October, March: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • November – February: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • April – September: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

 

 

Entry fees:

Ticket type

Full entry*

Tower

CZK 120

Tower + mirror maze

CZK 190

*Reduced entry for children and youngsters between 6 and 15 years of age, secondary school and university students up to 26 years of age and senior citizens over 65 years of age. Family entry tickets for families with children.

Petřín Maze

Maze at Petrin's Hill
Maze at Petrin's Hill

It is located very close to the Petřín Tower and it has 38 large mirrors. You may also see a scene from the Thirty-Year War, when Prague was occupied by the Swedish.

Hours Petrin maze:
October, March. Mon - Sun 10 - 20 hrs.
November to February. Mon - Sun 10 - 18
April to September. Mon - Sun 10 - 22
Duration: 30 min

Entrance fees Petrin maze:

  • Opencard - owners Opencard - 50 Kč
  • Adults - 70 Kč
  • Children 6 to 15, students 15 to 26 years (after submission of the study, retired from 65 years) - 50 Kč
  • Children under 6 years of age, disabled ZTP, ZTP + P, journalists - 20 Kč
  • Family ticket (2 adults + up to 4 children under 15 years) - 200 Kč
  • Group of school pupils as many as 30 persons max 2 adults (with an affirmation issued by the school) - 500 Kč
  • Kindergartens in the group of 30 children incl. accompanied max 2 persons - 300 Kč
  • "10 Prague Monuments Pass" / three-day ticket to all PIS -
    400 Kč/200 Kč

Sale of tickets ends 30 minutes before the end of opening hours.
 
Access to Petřín when the lift is out of service:

  • from Pohořelec (tram No 22) or street Strahov Úvoz
  • from Town Square station (tram 12, 20, 22) Market Street and Vlašská
  • from Újezd (tram 6, 9, 12, 22 up Seminary Garden
  • from the station on foot after the Strahov dormitory complex plane and a rose garden (bus from metro Dejvicka 143, 149, 217)

Štefánik Observatory

Štefánik Observatory
Štefánik Observatory

Štefánik Observatory is located on Petrin since 1928 and you can watch the sky day and night. Visit the observatory is not necessary to order in advance.
Štefánik Observatory offers to visitors:

  • permanent exhibition focused on an overview of astronomy, history, used instruments
  • thematic exhibition on the ground floor
  • probably the most interesting and large telescopes observing the sky with expert commentary. By day, interpretations and observations focused on the sun, then at night the moon, planets and stars. Observation is possible only in clear weather. When the weather is unsuitable may visit the dome with a presentation of work with the device.

Duration: 60 minutes

Access:

  • lift Ujezd - Petrin (open 9.00 to 23.20)
  • walk from Újezd (trams 6, 9, 12, 20, 22)
  • walk from the Strahov Stadium (buses No. 176, 143 and 217)
  • walk from Pohořelec (tram 22)


Address: Štefánik Observatory, Petrin 205, 118 46 Prague 1
Phone: +420 257 320 540 Fax: +420 245 005 519

Strahov monastery

Strahov Monastery - Must see in Prague
Strahov Monastery - Must see in Prague

Strahov Monastery, although not directly on the Petrin hill, but because it is from this place, located just 300 meters, surely it would be a pity not to include in your trip. Strahov Library (it consists of two halls: Theological and Philosophical, store over here 200 000 books ) Gallery, where he held various, regularly permuting, exhibitions and national Monument písmenictví.

Kinsky Summer Palace

Villa from the 19th century lies in the Kinsky garden on the southern slope of Petrin hill. In the summer you will find a permanent exhibition of ethnographic department of the National Museum, one of the largest museum collections of folk art and culture 17 to 20 century of its kind in Europe.
Before reopening on 1 October 2005 was awarded the title summer Musaion (from the Greek, Museion - Temple of the Muses). The current exhibition focuses on folk culture regions of the Czech Republic. Includes monuments, material and spiritual culture, folk art, especially folk collection of clothing, footwear, housing (furniture), management (tools, utensils, dishes, utensils), documents of folk customs, liturgical and devotional heritage. Exposure time is connected with exhibitions and live performance accompanied by folk crafts and handicraft techniques, educational programs, regular folk concert activities, professional and social encounters fans of folk culture.
Pictures here.

What next?

Prague has much more to offer. However, it is not our aim to describe everything in a single article. The Loreta chime at the Prague Castle, the Jewish Quarter, the Prague towers and many more places are worth visiting. Give Prague a few days and it will pay you back in unforgettable experiences.