On the first day of this ”2 days in Prague tour”, we suggest you start at the Powder Tower, one of the Medieval access doors to the city from those times, used in the 18th Century as a powder store, located in the Staré Mesto neighbourhood.
Then, taking Celetná street, you arrive at the Old City Square, where you can enjoy the magnificent Astronomical Clock, located in the tower of the Old Town Hall. Every time the clock strikes the hours, figures representing the twelve apostles parade. From the Town Hall tower there are magnificent views of the city.
A few meters away, you can find the Church of San Nicolás that stands out for the frescoes of its dome and the Church of Our Lady of Tyn, with its two pointed towers. Then we recommend you visit the Clementinum, which has a Baroque Library with more than 20,000 copies and some beautiful earth globes.
The next stop is the Jewish Quarter in Prague, rebuilt in the late 19th Century. Inside it, we find a Jewish cemetery that houses about 12,000 tombstones, and several synagogues:
- Spanish, with its interior with Moorish motifs reminds of the Alhambra in Granada in Spain.
- Pinkas, a tribute to the victims of the Holocaust.
- Maisel, with old books, jewelry, and objects related to the life of the Jews.
- Old-New, which dates from the 13th Century, being the oldest one in Europe in operation.
- Klausen, which has a collection of texts in Hebrew and a permanent exhibition on Jewish customs.
And our last stop of the day is at the Charles Bridge, the most famous bridge in the city, built in medieval style. It connects the neighbourhoods of Staré Mesto and Malá Strana and has 30 sculptures, being St. John Nepomuceno the best known. A good option is a boat trip on the Vltava River.
The second day in Prague starts where we finished yesterday, on the Charles Bridge, beautiful at any time of the day and always very busy. And crossing the bridge, you will reach the island of Kampa, already in the Malá Strana neighbourhood, with an old mill and John Lennon’s Wall, full of graffiti.
Then we suggest you visit the Cathedral of Saint Vitus, in Gothic style, and then we suggest you go to Prague’s Castle, one of the largest citadels in the world, consisting of palaces, ecclesiastical buildings, fortifications, gardens and its famous Golden Alley, a small street full of colourful houses that currently house craft shops. The Castle has several viewpoints from which you can enjoy the city. One of them is located in front of the Cathedral of Saint Vitus and the other is stairs up from the Malostranská metro station.
The next stop is the famous U Fleků brewery, which is over a century old. And you can end the day at the Dancing House, which has a bar at the top floor where you can enjoy magnificent views of the Castle.