Declared like World Heritage by the UNESCO, Prague is a city with so much beauty that is considered a natural museum. The capital of the Czech Republic has countless monuments and tourist attractions, that we can not describe in a only one post.
In the publication of today, we will talk about most emblematic places of the Staré Město Zone, Old City, and in the next More Posts by ebooking.com will continue with the other zones.
Astronomical Clock (Staroměstský orloj)
the astronomical clock of Prague is renowned in the world is an attraction built in 1490 in the tower of city hall of the old town by the famous master clockmaker Hanus.
Old City Square (Staromestské námestí)
In its time was the center of daily life in the city of Prague. This place has a long history and is currently visited by multitudes of tourists looking for the city’s charm.
In this square we can admire the beauty of:
- Church of Our Lady of Tyn: an impressive Gothic church of the fourteenth century with two towers that dominate the skies of the city.
- Old City Hall, one of the buildings that attracts more tourists, noted for its Gothic tower of about 60 meters high.
Charles Bridge (Karlův most)
It is the star attraction of Prague, connects the Old Town with the Little city. It is a bridge of around 500 meters long and 10 wide where we find 30 statues of personages who were symbols of the city and located at its sides.
Gunpowder Tower (Prašná brána)
A Gothic tower situated at the entrance to the Old City and one of the emblematic monuments of the city of Prague. It was built in 1475 as one of the 13 gates of the fortified wall that isolated the city, later was used as a gunpowder store, hence its name.
Municipal House (Obecní dům)
Is located a few meters from the Powder Tower, is an example of the Art Nouveau in Prague and a striking building with an impressive façade. It is worth going to visit
One of the largest architectural complex in the city, for centuries has been the place of the National Library. In this complex we have several things to see:
- Chapel of Mirrors: is a chapel with dozens of mirrors in its roof and several important paints and the original organ where he performed Mozart.
- National Library: is a immense Baroque library with thousands of books where visitors will feel himself transported back in time.
- Astronomical Tower.