What to see in Prague – Charles Bridge – Kampa Prague – Vysehrad Prague

Guide of Prague, Czech Republic

Author: Information service Prague

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Prague Places And Charm, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge
Reconstructed in 1357 under the auspices of Charles IV, it is one of the oldest bridges on the continent. Over five hundred meters long and ten meters wide, its pillars are decorated with 30 magnificent statues of saints in Baroque style. It offers an compelling view of Prague immersed in a magical atmosphere, enlivened by the numerous street artists and souvenir vendors that crowd the bridge. At the end, on the Old Town side, is one of Europe’s most beautiful Gothic gates, balanced on the opposite side by the splendid Mostecká Tower.   

Staré Mesto
Praha 1
Malá Strana
Praha 1

Kampa island
The island near Charles Bridge, rich in narrow alleyways and delightful squares with typical Prague restaurants. Here you will find the Lennon Wall, dedicated to the former Beatle, one of the symbols of freedom during the oppressive communist regime. In the summer or spring, Kampa park is open to anyone seeking peace and relax, perhaps enjoying a pleasant picnic.

Malá Strana
Praha 1

On one of the hills overlooking the Vltava river stands Vyšehrad, the site of the ancient Premyslid dynasty residence. Vratislav II chose to live here, building a fortified palace in the eleventh century, later transformed into a fortress by Charles IV and connected to the city of Prague with a wall. Today, after various incidents, fires and destructions, you can still visit the beautiful Neo-Gothic church of Sts. Peter and Paul and the Pantheon, the final resting place of many Czech celebrities, A stroll on the fortress' remains provides a breathtaking view of Prague.

V Pevnosti 159/5b
Praha 2 - Vyšehrad
128 00

Visiting hours
April - October     
9:30 AM – 6 PM daily
November - March
9:30 AM – 5 PM daily

Café Slavia
If you’re looking for a well-deserved coffee break and some delicious pastries, you can’t miss the charm of this elegant Prague café, a popular haunt of intellectuals and artists since the middle of the last century. The Art Deco décor, leather couches, windows overlooking the Vltava - with an excellent view of the Prague Castle – enhance the seductive atmosphere that even won over the former president Václav Havel, a café habitué during his years as political dissident.

Smetanovo nábrezí 2
Praha 1 - Staré Mesto
116 65

The Royal Gardens
Ferdinand of Hapsburg had the royal gardens landscaped in clear Renaissance style in 1534. This is a place where you can stroll amongst the magnificent sculptures and superb fountains that have now assumed the typical features of an English garden. Every morning at 10 AM the gates open to the public which can visit the splendid Lions Court of Rudolph II and the Spheristerion, summer location for exhibits and concerts.

Prazský hrad
Praha 1 - Hradcany
119 08

Visiting hours
April - October     
10 AM – 6 PM daily
May - September
10 AM – 7 PM daily
June - August
10 AM – 9 PM daily

Jewish Quarter
The Jewish Quarter (Josefov), perfectly preserved and rare example in Europe, is housed in the Old Town. The synagogues, town hall and cemetery dating back to the mid fifteenth century are all intact. Buy a ticket to visit the quarter and view ancient manuscripts, visit the Holocaust memorial and other fascinating religious sites in this quarter.

Jeruzalémská 1310/7
Praha 1 - Nové Mesto


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