If there is a city proud of its rich past, without a doubt, that is Prague. The inhabitants' attachment to their identity is more than justified, as few places can boast about their impressive artistic, historical and cultural heritage.
For more than a thousand years, Prague’s majestic silhouette fades away in the Moldava River, recreating itself in the reflections of its calm waters, barely projecting a fraction of its famous splendour. Its proud towers and narrow streets have been the scene of a thousand and one stories, from great battles to splendid parades, royal weddings, revolutions, love affairs and persecutions. Events that over time have become myths, and these, into legends. All these great events come to complement the no less interesting daily life of its inhabitants, since behind the epic achievements, beyond the historical, political and military facts collected by the chroniclers' pen, there is a rich cultural world, a legacy of centuries of popular traditions which will be developed in our Legends Tour. Nowhere else has this melting pot of stories and legends come together better than in Malá Strana and the Prague Castle's surroundings.
Walking along its narrow streets is like going back in time. Its worn cobblestones seem to reverberate with the echo of the footsteps of alchemists, witches and haunted ghosts. Delve into the tour through the hidden Prague accompanied by our professional guides. A magical Prague full of evocative legends awaiting the traveller who wants to go beyond the usual tourist circuits.
The Legends and Mysteries Tour starts in Strahov, the monastery whose incredible views crown the Castle district. Step by step, we will discover many of these stories next to the buildings and in the very same places that witnessed their origin. Thus, the visitor will know first-hand about the sad origin hidden behind the Loreto bells' tolling. You will discover the terrible price that the frivolous Countess Černín had to pay for her excessive pride. You will feel a chill when you hear how the dice led an irresponsible monk into perdition, being since then condemned to wander headless through the streets of Malá Strana; and you will sympathise with the tragic love story behind the famous Nerudova street, immortalized by the stonemason's chisel in the cold stone.
All these legends and many more will be the protagonists of the first part of the tour, for the second part, we will delve deeper into bohemian folklore, but in a more relaxed and familiar way. And what a better way to do it than with a beer? Indeed, this golden elixir is embedded in the core of the Czech identity, so through its delicate flavour and during the tasting, we will delve into endless amusing fables, superstitions and local betrayals, like the story of Gambrinus, a legendary character to whom we owe so many good moments.