Prague in a Weekend - Part I

Prague in a Weekend - Part I, Prague, Czech Republic (B)

Prague is one of my favourite cities in Europe. Few places in the world are so rich in history and beautiful historical buildings. Known as the city of a hundred spires thanks to the countless churches that fill the city, Prague was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1992. Since then, the city is always thriving with visitors that come to the Czech capital to discover its wonders.

If you're visiting Prague for a weekend, this accessible city can be easily explored in a couple days. During my last trip, I spent the first day discovering the wonderful Old Town, exploring the immense Prague Castle and visiting the picturesque quarter of Malá Strana.

The first stop in Prague has to be the Old Town Square, one of the most beautiful town squares in Europe and where you can find the impressive medieval Astronomical Clock of Prague, the oldest astronomical clock in the world still operating since the 15th century. 

The clock is on the wall of the Old Town Hall and is composed of two main spheres: an astronomical dial representing the position of the Sun and the Moon, and a calendar dial with medallions that represent the months of the year.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Prague in a Weekend - Part I
Guide Location: Czech Republic » Prague
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Old Town Square
  • Astronomical Clock
  • Old Town Hall
  • Clock Tower
  • Church of Our Lady before Týn
  • St. Nicholas Church
  • Jan Hus Monument
  • Celetná street
  • Powder Tower
  • Malostranská
  • Prague Castle
  • St. Vitus Cathedral
  • St. George's Basilica
  • Chapel of St. Ludmila
  • Old Royal Palace
  • Golden Lane
  • Malostranské Náměstí
  • Jewish Quarter of Josefov
  • U Medvídku
  • Pasta Fresca
  • Plný Pekác

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