Medieval Prague tour. Prague is a beautiful capital of Czech republic. Prague has many medieval castles, chateaux, cathedrals, churches, towers, bridges and other monuments.
Prague is 1,3 million city located in the Central Europe. Prague has a great mix of Romanesque, Gothic, renaissance and Baroque monuments and buildings.
Prague offers also a top quality beer and maybe the most beautiful girls in the world.
Seat of Czech kings and presidents. One of the largest functional castles in the world.
St. Vitus cathedral is a part of Prague castle. It was built in 14th century in high gothic style.
Golden lane is an original medieval streat leading from Prague castle.
Prague Castle guard
Charles Bridge – majestic medieval stone bridge over Vltava river
Charles bridge was built in 1346 by Charles IV. You can see the bridge in Knights Tale movie with Heath Ledger.
A walk on the Charles Bridge will present the interesting history of this oldest preserved connecting line between both Prague embankments. Special attention will be given not only to its beautiful sculptural decoration, but also to the Old Town and Lesser Quarter bridge towers.
Old Town Square
Old Town City Hall, the Church of Our Lady before Tyn Churche, House at the Stone Bell, Kinský Palace, St Nicholas Church the Jan Hus Memorial can all be found on the square.
Old Town City Hall – seat of Old Town local government
The Old Town City Hall offers two tours. You can climb up the stairs to the Town Hall Tower and enjoy a beautiful view of Prague’s historical centre from a height of almost 70 metres. The second tour will take you through the city hall’s interior (a chapel with apostles, historical halls and a Romanesque-Gothic underground). No less interesting is the city hall’s exterior, dominated by the remarkable Old Town Astronomical Clock.
Vysehrad is the very first seat of Czech princes and kings, since the first coronated Czech king.
Wenceslas square was place of rebellions of Czechs against nazi regime in 1939, against Soviet occupation in 1968 and place of Velvet revolution against commies in 1989.
The square features equestrian statue of Saint Venceslas a legendary czech duke and holy saint.
The monastery was founded in 1347 by Charles IV as a part of his plans to unify the Greek Byzantine and Roman Catholic Churches.
The equestrian statue of Jan Zižka at Prague Vitkov ranks among the greatest equestrian statues in the world. The hill is a place of military parades and medieval tournaments.
Zzka was a hussite general in 15th century. His armies nevr lost a battle against several crusades sent by pope to Bohemia lands (current Czech republic).
Prague has many legends from history. Prague Golem was a medieval robot like creature built by a jewish rabbi to help and to serve.
Bruncvik was a legendary medieval knight with lion and with a magical sword. According a legend, his sword is hidden inside of Charles bridge and ready to be drawn if needed.
Article sent by Petr of Prague.