One day in Prague


Prague is both a monumental and spiritual city. You will not be able to stop feeling the charm that is breathed in each of its corners.

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Castillo de Praga


The largest ancestral castle in the world.

  • Don't be in a hurry on this visit. Inside the enclosure you will find infinity of details that will fascinate you.


  • You can visit this citadel on your own, with a guide or find out about the different circuits that can be hired on the website.


  • It is actually an architectural complex


  • Its construction dates from the 9th century and has been the residence of emperors and presidents.


  • Inside we find the Prague Cathedral, the Convent of San Jorge, the Basilica of San Jorge, the Royal Palace, the Hollow of the Deer (the north moat of the castle) and the Callejón del Oro, occupied by colored houses.


  • Special mention deserves the Dalivorka Tower.


  • The Dalivorka Tower functioned as a prison until the 18th century


  • Its name comes from the first inmate, Dalibor of Kozojed (15th century), sentenced to death for rising up against the oppression of the nobility.


  • Dalibor played the violin in prison, moving those who listened to him


  • He was assassinated in his cell for fear of the sympathy he aroused among the neighbors.


  • There are constructions within the complex, such as the Cathedral of San Vito, to which we have dedicated our own chapter due to its importance.


  • A visit to this building is essential to understand the history and magic of the city.


  • Prague Card: free entry. Guided tour of Prague Castle € 45.


  • +420224372187


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    From November to March: every day from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monuments from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. From April to October: every day from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Monuments from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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Catedral de Praga


An impressive display of art throughout the centuries

  • While this temple is home to many impressive works, we recommend setting aside time to enjoy three of them.


  • The tomb of San Juan Nepomuceno, made of silver and which has remained intact until today.


  • The stained glass windows, especially those of the presbytery and the Golden Gate, which represent the Last Judgment with references to Czech history.


  • The Chapel of Saint Wenceslas, whose walls are covered with semi-precious stones.


  • It is part of the citadel of Prague Castle.


  • Its construction began in 1344.


  • All the kings of Bohemia were crowned in this cathedral.


  • It was not completely finished until 1929, the year in which it was consecrated.


  • The accident of its construction has been due to the lack of money (The tomb of San Juan Nepomuceno was financed by popular subscription), several natural disasters and successive wars.


  • They combine Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements, since each of the artists who participated in its construction has left an imprint of their own style.


  • In the bell tower we find the largest bell in the Czech Republic, known as Zikmund.


  • One of the most impressive cathedrals in Europe.


  • From the viewpoint of the South Tower there is a nice view of the city.


  • Among the various decorative elements that it houses, it is worth highlighting its two tall towers (more than 80 meters), the bell tower and the central rose window.


  • Entrance to the lobby is free, but to access the rest of the rooms you have to buy a combined ticket for Prague Castle: Circuit A (Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, exhibition of the History of Prague Castle, St. Jorge, Callejón del Oro, Torre Daliborka, Torre de la Pólvora and Rosenberg Palace). Adults: 350 CZK. Over 65 years old, students up to 26 years old and children between 6-16 years old: 175 CZK. Children under 6 years old and reduced mobility: free. Circuit B (Royal Palace, Cathedral of San Vito, Basilica of San Jorge, Callejón del Oro and Torre Daliborka). Adults: 250 CZK. Over 65s, students up to 26 years old and children between 6-16 years old: 125 CZK. Children under 6 years old and reduced mobility: free.


  • +420224372434


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday to Saturday from 09: 00-17: 00 and Sundays from 12: 00-17: 00 (April to October). Monday to Saturday from 09: 00-16: 00 and Sundays from 12: 00-16: 00 (November to March). Last entry 20 minutes before closing.


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Palackého most, 150 00 Praga Praga, República Checa


Channel and islands full of life and animation

  • We recommend that you learn about the different river cruise options, because here we show you the most common, the one-hour crossing.


  • Another advisable option is to rent a boat or pedal boat. In this case, you can navigate with the ducks and swans that live in the river.


  • If you like music and you have the opportunity to visit Prague in June, you will see the river islands turned into open-air music clubs, as they are the scene of the United Islands festival, which also includes creative workshops and other attractions for children and adults. Access is free and free.


  • It is the longest river in the Czech Republic.


  • It is born in the Czech part of the Bohemian Forest and crosses the country for 430km. until finally joining the Elbe river.


  • Its Czech name is Vtlaba (wild water).


  • It divides the city of Prague into two zones.


  • There are seven islands and 14 bridges along your tour of the city.


  • The Czech composer Bedrich Smetana (19th century) wrote a symphonic poem dedicated to the river that bears his name.


  • It is a review of how the river's waters flow, an ode to nature, and a declaration of love for its homeland.


  • The poem was inspired by an ancient pilgrim song and aims to evoke the idea of the river current as a journey towards a goal.


  • To end the day there is nothing better than a boat trip, from which you can contemplate a magnificent panoramic view of the city.


  • We return to rediscover several of the most important monuments of the city from a different perspective.


  • € 11.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Between April 1 and October 31: 12:00 pm; 13: 00h; 14: 00h; 16: 00h; 17h. Between November 1 and March 30: 12: 00h; 15: 00h; 16: 00h.


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Charles Bridge


The link between the Old City and the New City

  • We recommend that you find out about the different itineraries that are offered in the city if you want a Spanish-speaking guide.


  • You will find artists and vendors along the bridge. You can take the opportunity to do some shopping.


  • Due to the massive influx of people, it is best to visit it first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon. If you like to get up early, you will see a wonderful sunrise.


  • It is the oldest bridge in Prague.


  • Its construction began in 1357 and ended in 1402.


  • It was the most important communication route between the Old Town, Prague Castle and the surrounding areas until 1841, as it was the only route that crossed the river.


  • It also constituted a vital connection for trade between Eastern and Western Europe.


  • The bridge has a length of 516 meters and the width is almost 10 meters.


  • During the tour we will find 30 baroque style statues, which achieve a unique combination of styles with the Gothic of the bridge.


  • They represent various saints and patron saints venerated at that time.


  • Starting in 1965, all the statues were replaced with replicas, the original works being exhibited in the National Museum.


  • It is one of the main attractions of the city, one of the most popular places. You will surely go through it several times touring the city.


  • It not only has a monumental but also a faunal attraction because it offers a wide vision of the swans and ducks that populate the river.


  • Free access.


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Plaza de la Ciudad Vieja


Primordial Market and Historic Prague Square

  • If you have the opportunity to visit the square on New Years or Easter, you will see the markets that are established on those dates.


  • It is the oldest square in Prague, it began to be configured in the 10th century as a market at the crossroads of commercial routes in Europe.


  • Among the various Gothic and Renaissance style houses that surround the square, the so-called Casa “al Minuto” is worth highlighting, where the Kafka family lived until 1896.


  • One of the most tragic events occurred in front of the City Hall on June 21, 1621: 27 leading participants in the rebellion of the Czech states against the Habsburgs were executed.


  • For the first time, the place of execution was marked on the pavement in 1904 together with the remodeling of the entire square.


  • Now 27 crosses can be seen marked on the sidewalk next to the Old Town Hall.


  • It is a resting place if you have tired of walking through narrow streets crowded with people.


  • It is also a popular meeting point.


  • You will not only have a privileged view of the various monuments that surround it, but also of a series of houses with facades of remarkable beauty both for their architecture and for their variegated colors.


  • Free access.


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Reloj Astronómico de Praga


A magnificent medieval clock that includes animated figures

  • Observe the four curious additional figures that accompany the Apostles: the Turk, Avarice, Vanity and Death; especially the latter, it is the reproduction of a skeleton that signals the beginning of the parade by pulling a rope.


  • It is located on the wall of the Town Hall.


  • The watch is made up of three elements:


  • The astronomical quadrant, which indicates the hours of the day and represents the orbits of the sun and the moon in the sky.


  • The animated figures that stage "The Walk of the Apostles": a clockwork gear that shows the twelve Apostles each time the clock strikes the hours.


  • The circular calendar, with medallions that symbolize the months of the year.


  • The oldest part of the Clock is the astronomical dial mechanism dating from 1410.


  • In later years the other components would be added.


  • The Clock suffered serious damage in May 1945 by the Nazi army during its withdrawal.


  • It started working again in 1948.


  • Today it is still in operation.


  • Each and every detail of the Watch is splendid, a must see particularly for those passionate about watchmaking and analog systems.


  • It shows a pioneering technology at the time, as it is capable of marking the time in five different ways.


  • Basic rate: 250CZK. Reduced: 150CZK.


  • +420236002629


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Every hour from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Apostles' parade).


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Antiguo Cementerio Judío


The only place where Jews could be buried

  • We recommend you visit the ceremonial room at the exit of the Cemetery.


  • If you want to know the details of this place, the audio guide is recommended.


  • It is accessed from the Pinkas Synagogue, which houses a memorial in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.


  • It was preceded by another cemetery called "The Jewish Garden", located in the New Town of Prague and recently found as a result of archaeological excavations.


  • The stone tombstones are piled up because of the Jewish law, the Halacha, which prohibits the removal or removal of ancient graves.


  • Between the 15th and 18th centuries, some burials were carried out on top of others, reaching even twelve levels at some points.


  • The oldest tomb is that of Rabbi Avigdor Kara, dating from 1439.


  • The most recent is the tomb of Moses Beck, from the year 1787.


  • The cemetery houses about 12,000 tombstones: it is estimated that around 100,000 people are buried there.


  • It is an overwhelming place, of respect and worship, that invites reflection and introspection.


  • The simplicity and unique atmosphere that surrounds this place will cause you a series of sensations that you will not forget.


  • This visit transports you to the past, so as not to forget what must never happen again.


  • Combined ticket to the Jewish Museum in Prague (includes synagogues -except the Old-New Synagogue- + cemetery): Adults: 330 CZK. Children between 6-15 years old and students under 26 years old: 220 CZK. Children under 6 years old: free. Prague Card: free.


  • +420222749211


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    From November to March: Monday to Friday and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. From April to October: Monday to Friday and Sundays, from 09:00 to 18:00. Closed on Jewish holidays.


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Clementinum


The second largest architectural complex in Prague

  • Our advice is that you go to the entrance and check directly which parts you can visit that day for two reasons: - You cannot see for free; You must sign up for one of the guided tours (in English or Czech). - Currently, due to a legal dispute with the National Library, the Clemetinum cannot guarantee that the guided tour will cover all the attractions of the complex.


  • Don't forget to take a look at the fifteen sundials attached to the courtyard walls, the work of one of the best Jesuit astronomers, Valentin Stansel.


  • We also recommend that you find out about the chamber music concerts that are held in the so-called Hall of Mirrors.


  • Originally, the Clementinum was the seat of the University since the 16th century, when it was managed by the Jesuits, who for almost two centuries were building the complex.


  • It is divided into five patios around which the rest of the rooms are distributed:


  • The Chapel of Mirrors: A baroque room lined with mirrors where you can find the organ in which Mozart played on his visit to Prague in the 18th century.


  • The Astronomical Tower, an observatory that constitutes a unique vantage point overlooking Prague Castle.


  • The Meridian Room: one of the oldest meteorological records in Europe.


  • The Clementinum Library, the Treasury Room, the Church of San Salvador and the Church of San Clemente.


  • This is a visit of great cultural and scientific wealth.


  • It comprises a huge baroque library, the National Library, where you can almost feel the company of the scientists and philosophers who worked there.


  • In addition, it houses a very important sample of what astronomy and meteorology were of the time that is fascinating.


  • Adults: 220 CZK. Children between 8-18 years old, students and retirees: 140 CZK. Children under 7 years old: free. Combined ticket (concert + guided tour): 650 CZK. Prague Card: 25% discount.


  • +420222220879


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. between April and October. Every day from 10:00 to 18:00 the rest of the year. Guided tours take place daily, every half hour (starting at 10:00 am).


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Plaza de Wenceslao


Nove Mesto center of commercial and cultural life

  • We recommend crossing to the landscaped boulevard that runs through the square in its center, where there are usually pretty stalls of local crafts, since it is open to traffic, it is not pedestrian.


  • If you need a moment of rest from the urban bustle, there are lush gardens a few steps from the square.


  • The square takes its name from Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia, whose equestrian statue is in front of the National Museum.


  • It is the nerve center of the New City.


  • This square has witnessed very important historical events, as well as being a traditional setting for demonstrations, celebrations and, in general, public meetings.


  • In 1348, the King of Bohemia Charles IV founded the New Town of Prague; project that contemplated several open areas for markets. One of the most spacious areas was what is today this square.


  • On October 28, 1918, Alois Jirásek read the proclamation of the independence of Czechoslovakia in front of the statue of Saint Wenceslas.


  • In 1989 the square was the setting for the demonstration that would lead to the Velvet Revolution.


  • Through this square we enter the New Town of Prague.


  • In this space there is always a bustling atmosphere due to the large number of shops and entertainment venues that you can find there.


  • Free access.


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Dancing House


This building evokes a couple of dancers

  • We recommend visiting the art gallery inside and going up to the panoramic terrace, from where you can admire an excellent 360-degree perspective of Prague.


  • It is a deconstructivist style building.


  • Designed by architects Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry, it looks defiantly at the Vltava River.


  • It was projected in 1992 and its construction concluded in 1996.


  • It is articulated in two bodies in the form of a tower.


  • Each of the two towers is basically a distorted cylinder.


  • The first volume is a glass tower that contracts to mid-height.


  • The volume rests on a group of inclined columns.


  • The second body, made of concrete, stands on three sturdy pillars and is characterized by the recessed and outgoing windows distributed in an apparently disorderly manner.


  • This peculiar arrangement of the windows achieves a three-dimensional panoramic effect, accentuated by the sinuous projecting moldings.


  • An original, fresh and different architectural work, like a mischief in the middle of the majesty of Prague.


  • When you see this construction you will have the impression that it seems to wiggle between the classic buildings that surround it.


  • For this reason, it would seem that such an innovative design property is not going to fit in with the more traditional and conservative environment. Yet it is a gem in the Prague cityscape.


  • Free access.


  • 0 min - 15 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Ópera Estatal de Praga


It belongs to the group of the most beautiful buildings in E

  • Keep in mind that to visit it you have to purchase the ticket to one of its shows, you cannot enter at other times.


  • We recommend that you inform yourself before the show schedule and that you do not stop enjoying any of them.


  • It was funded and built by the growing German community in Prague.


  • It was inaugurated in 1888, under the name of Neues deutsches Teather ("New German Theater"), with a performance of the play: "The Master Singers of Nuremberg", by the composer Richard Wagner.


  • In September 1938, the German Theater Society was dissolved and sold the theater to the Czechoslovak state.


  • After the Nazi occupation, in 1949, the theater, renamed the Smetana Theater, became the second home of the National Theater.


  • Due to the great capacity of its stage, it was the place chosen for the presentation of the great international opera and ballet companies on tour.


  • In 1989 it was renamed the Prague State Opera.


  • This theater has unbeatable acoustics.


  • The neococo decoration is absolutely sublime.


  • The front façade is ornamented with a beautiful neoclassical frieze that reproduces the images of divinities such as Dionisios and Thalía, an element that gives the building an extraordinary beauty.


  • Ticket prices range from CZK 300 to CZK 1,200 (depending on the seat).


  • +420224901448


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    There are daily performances that begin between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.



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martinamendoza

Praga es de otro mundo, romántica, soñadora, puedo estar un mes recorriendo ésta ciudad

10/08/2020