Old and Jewish Town with Professional Guide
Old and Jewish Town - Guided Walking Tour - duration 1h 30m
A one and a half - hour walking tour around some of Prague's most famous landmarks, soaking in the atmosphere that makes Prague one of Europe’s favourite destinations. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, explore the oldest and most important sights of the former Jewish ghetto and the Old Town of Prague. Learn about the longstanding history of Jewish people in the Czech lands and see some unique monuments, such as the oldest preserved synagogue in the whole of Europe! Walk on into the maze of cobbled streets of the Old Town, and admire the stunning architecture of the Old Town Square and its world-famous Astronomical Clock
Begin your journey from the incredible Charles Bridge, to witness a wonderful panoramic view of Prague. You will then take the road to Jewish Quarter, which used to be the biggest Jewish settlement in Europe, to learn about the unsettling history of Jewish people in the Czech Lands. The Jewish Quarter’s complex is consisted of six significant synagogues, the Jewish Town Hall, the enchanting Old Jewish Cemetery and the marvelous genius loci, which is one of the most perfectly preserved worldwide.
You can then appreciate an impressive frontage of the Old New Synagogue, which, according to legend, its where the mythical Golem, the predecessor of Frankenstein’s monster is buried. If you’re a fan of Franz Kafka, you will come to understand how this environment helped form his writing style into one of the most significant of the 20th century. Listen to your guide as he unravels old stories about the Jewish Town, its secrets and legends.
Your tour then takes you to the Old Town Square, at an old marketplace made in the 11th century. Discover this gorgeous square, where the imposing gothic Church of Our Lady Before Tyn lies, near the Church of St. Nicholas and the Old Town Hall. Its now time to witness one of Prague’s most famous attractions- the Astronomical Clock. This construction has been measuring time successfully for the past 600 years. Walk among the winding medieval streets, admire the picturesque building and churches, appreciate Mozart’s favorite Estates Theatre, Carolinum and find out the true beauty of the city of Prague.
• Charles Bridge with spectacular view of Prague Castle
• Jewish Quarter and its most important monuments including the Old New Synagogue and Old Jewish Cemetery
• Old Town Square with its famous Astronomical Clock
• Professional guide
• Any food, drink, entrance tickets or services not mentioned above
Comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing are essential for this tour.
Child Age: 3-18
Availability: Not available