A visit to Prague is a captivating experience. Its streets and monuments accumulate centuries of history, so much so that they can make the traveller dizzy, so what better way to get to know it than with our guides?
Our free city tour starts at the Old Town Square (Staromestské náměstí), for centuries the heart of Prague. Through its buildings, we will learn about a fascinating history that reflects the many vicissitudes the city has gone through, from fierce battles to splendid royal courtships to famous defenestrations. Among all these monuments, one stands out that fills its inhabitants with pride: the incredible astronomical clock that presides over the tower of the Old Town Hall. For no less than six hundred years, this complex mechanism has aroused the admiration of locals and foreigners alike, a perfect occasion to explain to you what mysteries its many elements hide.
Once outside the Old Town Square, you will start a walking tour through many of the most representative streets of Prague. We will see buildings as important for the Czech people as the Estates Theatre, where the Austrian genius Mozart premiered his immortal Don Giovanni in 1789. As well as the University of Charles IV, the beloved king who in the 14th century knew how to make Bohemia a rich and powerful kingdom. References to this monarch are almost omnipresent, yet he was responsible for many of the works that made the city great, such as the New Town.
We will visit the spectacular Gunpowder Tower, a Gothic mass from which we will walk through narrow streets to the old Jewish quarter. Today, its elegant streets are a heterogeneous mix of modernist and older buildings, where the most exclusive boutiques coexist with old synagogues and its famous cemetery. This mixture gives a special touch to a neighbourhood that saw the birth of one of the most famous Czech writers: Franz Kafka; whose monument will show us the life and work of an exceptional witness of all this urban metamorphosis.
We will finish this Prague free walking tour by visiting the most emblematic places of the old city, the Rudolfinum, headquarters of the Czech Philharmonic, and where we will put the colophon of this visit with one of the most spectacular views of Malá Strana and Prague’s Castle.