CZ, Prague: Old Town – Thousands of Stories Across Centuries – VIDEO
Together with Hradcany, Charles Bridge and Male Mesto, the Old Town of Prague is one of the iconic places in the city which is popular all around the world. The history of this part of the city dates back to the 9th century, the world-famous town hall was established in 1338 as the first one of its kind in Bohemia. Let's go together to the most famous places and hidden nooks.
Everyone should visit Prague at least once to see the Prague Astronomical Clock (Orloj) situated in the Old Town Hall. It was first mentioned in a charter from 1410 and is probably the most preserved medieval astronomical clock in the world. On his astronomical dial, you can subtract different times, astronomical cycles, Sun's position, and the zodiac of the zodiac, the moon's position above or below the horizon, its phase, and position with respect to the sun. In 2018, the astronomical clock has undergone extensive reconstruction and can now be seen in full light. nejzachovalejší středověký orloj na světě. Na jeho astronomickém ciferníku můžete odečíst různé časy, astronomické cykly, polohu Slunce a kterým souhvězdím zvířetníku právě prochází, polohu Měsíce nad nebo pod horizontem, jeho fázi a postavení vzhledem ke Slunci. V roce 2018 prošel orloj rozsáhlou rekonstrukcí a dnes si ho tak můžete prohlédnout v plné kráse.
One of Prague's legends is also related to the clock. It is said that it was built by Master Hanus, but the councilors were afraid that he could build such a beautiful astronomical clock for another city. That's why they made a terrible plan, and Hanus blinded the night. But Master Hanus understood that it was a council plan and asked his assistant to bring him to the inner part of the clock. Then he put his hand in the machine and stopped the clock. For the next hundred years, nobody was able to repair the delicate machine.
On the Old Town Square, be sure to visit Tynska cathedral and the Hussite Church of St. Nicholas. Beyond the square there are beautiful Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo houses, many of which have much older Romanesque and Gothic foundations. If you need to relax from the hustle and bustle, stop for a good coffee or a glass of beer at a very welcoming price in the magnificent premises of the Scout Institute in a yellow house at the corner of Old Town Square and Little Square (Male namesti).
If you want to get a view of the entire Old Town and other parts of Prague, climb 172 steps up the Klementinum's Astronomical Tower. The stately cathedral of St. Kliment with a very richly decorated Baroque interior.
But be sure to go into the narrow aisles and look around carefully. You will feel centuries old stories which will take your breath away. Take a look at the facade of the house, look for the statues that support the balconies or the roof, read the information on the many memorial plaques you encounter.
Make a stop in the municipal library, in the Bethlehem Chapel or in the inconspicuous Rotunda of St. Crisis. From Smetana's waterfront you will have an unforgettable view of Hradcany and the Charles Bridge.
I always like to go back to Old Town for long summer evenings or for cold winter mornings so I can enjoy it without crowdless. Every time I try to go another way and discover something new every time. Whether it's a fun detail on the facade, or the entire church I had no idea about. I believe that you too will have a long time to discover.
The Kinský Garden in Prague is a slightly neglected part of the gardens and parks on Petřín. The English park surrounding the summer house benefits from the hilly terrain and offers many romantic nooks and beautiful views of the capital.
The third day of Christmas is St. Stephen's Day. There was a lot of carols in the Czech Republic and many children still go to the carol. He is not a master of Stephen and he means that workers are given temporary freedom, settling annual bills and paying rewards. Even if we were strict for ourselves all year long, today we can indulge in ourselves. So it is time to have breakfast and go for a walk.
Who would have thought that before the great flood in 2002 and a few years later would become one of Prague's most luxurious neighborhoods? Today, there is are great cafes, bistors and restaurants one next to another. The houses have been beautifully repaired and the streets are always full of life. You will easily think that you walk along some beautiful boulevard in France.
We have already told you about our roaming through Prokopske and Dalejske valleys. Today we take you into another green oasis of the Czech Republic’s capital. We visit Troja, a neighborhood with multiple tourist attractions.
There are many amazing sights, squares and nooks in Prague. Today, we take you to Holesovice borrough which many know mostly for Vystaviste exhibition ground. However, today we take a look at Veletrzni palac.
There is much interesting about the capital of the Czech Republic. There are many landmarks and historical streets. The history truly walked through the city. There is, however, another perspective from which you can see Prague. Vltava boat cruises are available all year round. On every cruise there is an interesting lecture on landmarks including information you perhaps haven’t heard before.
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Railway bridge (sometimes called a "Vyšehradský") is the fourth bridge over the Vltava river in Prague. It connects the banks of the Vltava near Výtoň under Vyšehrad and Smíchov district.