Old Town

Prague was initially an agglomeration of four towns – the royal towns of the Old Town and the Lesser Town,  Hradčany and the New Town with a bold plan founded by Charles IV. Each of these towns had its own local government and town hall.

Things to see in the Old Town:
The astronomical clock is absolutely unique. Of course, it is not the only or the oldest one in Europe (although it is 600 years old). However, it is the only one that still has the original clock machine and is unique for the quantity of different astronomical data. Then there is the Church of Our Lady Before Týn, Ungelt, the Powder Tower as the only remainder of the Old Town fortification, Carolinum, the Estates Theatre….you can walk around the Old Town for several days and still discover something new new every time. 

This is just some basic information but have you ever noticed the headless statues in the portal of the Church of Our Lady before Týn or the strange construction on the roof of the New Town Hall? It resembles a gallows-tree…Do you know which was the only pub in town where the famous Prague executioner could go? Do you know what Babylonian time is and how it was measured? 

Old Town is "a must" for all Prague visitors. For sure you will get its overview during the Best of Prague tour, Explore Prague in 2 half days tours or One day in Prague tour. I can also arrange a more in-depth tailor-made tour of the Old Town or on the contrary a short tour just on this quarter if you don´t have enough time.

For larger groups I can also organise a Treasure Hunt in the streets of the Old Town.

Prague Old Town photo gallery (More pictures at my Facebook page Sightseeing Prague):

Staroměstské náměstí - Týnský chrám / Old Town Square church of Our Lady of TynStaroměstský orloj / Astronomical Clock at Old Town SquareRudolfinumTrumpetista na Staroměstské radnici / Trumpetist at Old Town Hall Tower

Staroměstský orloj / Prague Astronomical clock, Old Town SquareStavovské divadlo / Estates TheaterIl Comendatore před Stavovským divadlem / Il Comendatore statue, Estates TheaterKlementinum - Astronomická věž / Klementinum - Astronomical Tower

Video about Astronomical clock: