Resulting from a spontaneous medieval urbanization, the Old Town used to be the headquarters of merchant communities, who gradually acquired self-governing statuses. The Prague University, one of the oldest in Europe, was founded here in the 14th century. The extraordinary labyrinth of winding little streets, small squares and passageways, which developed around marketplaces, will make you discover the many wonders of the city. The elegant Baroque façades often conceal buildings with much older walls and cellars, and traces of the Romanesque and Gothic periods remain visible to whom knows where to look.
In the heart of this intricate network of streets, the palatial Old Town Square remains the symbolic center of this part of town, with the famous clock of its old Town Hall, its numerous medieval palaces, later transformed to become Baroque, and the two black towers of the church of Our Lady before Tyn. The most unexpected sight however lies underground, below the Town Hall, where we can see the incredibly well preserved traces of the Romanesque and Gothic town.
At the end of the tour, a boat-ride on the river will enable you to get closer to the old stones of the Charles Bridge and of the former Judith Bridge, as well as to read signs left by their builders.
From January 8, 2018 until an undetermined date (approximately 6 months), the astronomical clock of the Old City will not be animated because of renovation.
• Tour availability: every day all year round, mornings or afternoons
• Meeting point with your private guide: in the lobby of your hotel or at any other previously set place.
• Duration: about 3h30
• Includes: the entrance ticket to a panoramic tower in the Old Town and the boat-ride fare (indoors in the winter) on the Vltava with a refreshment.
• Reservation required for this tour
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