The Old Town was developed without any “ urban plan“. Here we can find winding streets, churches, palaces, a marketplace, a university, a town hall – everything the city needed for its life.
We will start our walk at the border of the Old Town – on the street Na prikope (On the moat) and stop at the entrance gate to the city – the Powder Gate. We will walk along Celetna Street, the route by which ambassadors and kings came to Prague, past the oldest university in the Northern Europe – Charles University and continue to the Estates Theatre, the only remaining theatre where Mozart personally conducted his last opera La Clemenza di Tito. Through small passages we reach the Old Town Square, where we can admire the 15th century Astronomical Clock, the Týn Cathedral, the Church of St. Nicholas, the art nouveau statue of Jan Hus – the Czech reformer from 15-th century. We will visit the original medieval trade centre Ungelt, where merchants paid taxes to the Czech kingdom.
Then we will go to the former Jewish town. We will walk past the Spanish Synagogue, the Old-New Synagogue, the Jewish Town Hall, the Jewish Cemetery, the Pinkas Synagogue and learn about what made Prague’s Jewish community so unique.
We will walk past the current City Hall with the statue of the extraordinary Rabbi Lowe, through the original Jesuit University – Klementinum to the Charles Bridge, where we will end our walk.
It is possible to extend the tour by a boat ride, which takes about 45 minutes. Upon request – view the details here.