Lined with dramatic Baroque statues, the Charles Bridge is much more than just a way of getting from one side of the town to the other. Packed with tourists, hawkers, buskers, and sadly pickpockets, it’s a strolling Prague experience not to be missed.
Prague Castle is most popular attraction and almost a small town in its own right. It’s huge and old – dating back from the 9th century and still in use today as the seat of the modern Czech Government.
Open: 5am-12am April (01) to October (31), 6am-11pm November (01) to March (31)
Tickets: Circuit A – St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, exhibition The Story of Prague Castle, St. George’s Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower, Powder Tower, Rosenberg Palace CZK350, Circuit B – St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower CZK250, Circuit C- Exhibition The Treasure of St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle Picture Gallery CZK350
The Orloj, or Astronomical Clock, dates from 1410. It spins its medieval mojo every hour on the hour when death rings a bell, inverts his hourglass and the 12 apostles come out to play parading past the window at the top of the clock and nodding at the crowd.
Prague’s Jewish Quarter is the best-preserved old Jewish ghetto in Europe but stands forth as a poignant reminder of modern European history. The Nazis preserved these places as a part of their planned museum of extinct races. The six synagogues, Jewish town hall and Old Jewish Cemetery are now mainly museums and open to visitors.
Jewish Museum inc Old Jewish Cemetery
Open: 9am-4.30pm Sunday to Friday January (01) to March (27), 9am-6pm Sunday to Friday March (29) to October (23), 9am-4.30pm October (25) to December (31)
Tickets: Prague Jewish Town – Maisel Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue, Ceremonial Hall, Spanish Synagogue, Old-New Synagogue + temporary exhibitions in the Robert Guttmann Gallery CZK480, Jewish Museum in Prague – Maisel Synagogue / Pinkas Synagogue / Old Jewish Cemetery / Klausen Synagogue / Ceremonial Hall / Spanish Synagogue + temporary exhibitions in the Robert Guttmann Gallery CZK300