Wenceslas Square

Václavské náměstí 68, 101 00, Prague 1 – New Town
 
Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí), 750 meter long and 60 meter wide boulevard located in the New Town, is a vibrant business and cultural centre of the city lined with numerous hotels, restaurants, cafés, casinos, bars, exclusive shops and galleries. During the Middle Ages, the square was known as „Koňský trh“ – horse market – since the horses were traded there.

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Powder Tower

Náměstí Republiky 5, 110 00, Prague 1
 
Dating back to 1475, Powder Tower (Prašná brána) is one of the oldest gothic city gates and an entrance to the Old Town. It is 65 meters high and the staircare, which leads to the gallery, has 186 steps. For nearly 400 years coronation processions of Bohemian monarchs passed through the Powder Tower on their way to St. Vitus Cathedral, where they were crowned.
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Municipal House

Náměstí republiky 5, 110 00, Prague 1
 
Municipal house (Obecní Dům), an important Art Nouveau landmark and concert hall, is located close to the Old Town and Wenceslas Square and right next to the Powder Tower (Prašná Brána). Constructed in 1905 - 1911, Municipal House was a popular place for social and cultural events, such as concerts, exhibitions, balls, celebrations and exhibitions.
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Old Town square

Old Town square, 110 00, Prague 1

The Old Town square (Staroměstské náměstí), one of the most notable squares in Prague, was founded in the 10th century and functioned as a marketplace. The most famous attraction of the square is the Old Town Hall (1364) with its Astronomical Clock (1410). The tower of the Town Hall offers a magnificent view of baroque St. Nicholas Church (18th century), gothic Týn Church (14th century) and rococo Kinský Palace.
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The Jewish quarter

Prague 1 – Josefov
 
The Jewish quarter (Josefov – Joseph´s city) was named after Josef II., a holy Roman emperor, whose reforms (Toleration Edict from 1871) helped to improve the living conditions of the Jewish. It is located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava river. Franz Kafka (1883 – 1924) and the mystical homunculus Golem created by Jehuda ben Bezalel, known as Rabi Löw, are often associated with the Jewish quarter.
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Rudolfinum

Alšovo nábřeží 12, 110 00, Prague 1

Rudolfinum (1884) is a concert hall and an art gallery, which is located on the right bank of the Vltava river, at Jan Palach Square. This beautiful neo-renaissance building was designed by architect Josef Zítek and his student Josef Schulz. It was named after Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria and the patron of the project. Even though it was originally designed as an art gallery and House of Artists (Dům umělců).
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The National Theatre

Ostrovní 1, 112 30 Prague 1
 
The National Theatre (Národní divadlo, 1868 – 1881) is an impressive neo-renaissance building, which is situated on the bank of  the Vltava river, facing the panorama of the Prague Castle. It is a significant national monument and a cultural institution, which played a crucial role in preserving and developing the Czech language, music and art. The National Theatre is a symbol of national spirit and unity.
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Vyšehrad

Vyšehradské sady, 128 00 Prague 2
 
The old fortress, originally the Medieval castle, Vyšehrad, founded in the second half of the 10th century and used as the seat of Bohemian kings, is located on a hill just above the river Vltava, not far away from the town centre. Besides monuments, it offers splendid panoramic views, large green open space for various recreational activities and a quiet, peaceful atmosphere away from the crowds.

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Charles bridge

Karlův most, Prague 1

Bohemian king and Holy Roman emperor Charles IV started the construction of this famous historical bridge in 1357 and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. The bridge crosses the Vltava river and connects the Old Town (Staré Město) and the Lesser Quarter (Malá Strana). It rests on 16 arches and is 516 meters long and 10 meters wide. In the 17th century, the bridge was decorated with 30 baroque statues.
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Prague Castle

Pražský hrad, 119 08, Prague 1

The Prague Castle, a significant Czech landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage site, is an impressive complex of palaces, churches and buildings. The Prague Castle, a unique mix of all architectural styles, covers an area of almost 70 000 m2 , making it the largest ancient castle complex in the world (Guinness Book of World records). Its history dates back to the 8th century.
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Monuments in Prague: here is a guide to Prague´s most famous sites, historical buildings, and monuments. Prague boasts a large number of notable buildings, magnificent landmarks, heritage sites and wonderful attractions. Find the information about all key sights in Prague, including the Old Town Square, the Wenceslas square, the Prague castle, the Charles bridge, or the Jewish quarter. Discover more about the Czech republic´s heritage from our online guide to Prague. The category contains short descriptions of landmarks, as well as detailed information on opening hours, entrance fees, and services. Even if you have just a few days in Prague, make sure you do not miss the must-see sights and the most prominent monuments from our list.