Old Town and Astronomical Clock with Underground Tour

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Explore Prague’s charming UNESCO area through its 12th century hidden underground and learn more about the city’s major historical events, important figures, and life in dark medieval times. Discover another side to Prague's Old Town by going underground. Explore the deep dungeons and chambers under Old Town Square. Learn more about the sites you visit such as the iconic Charles Bridge surrounded by legends and numerological mysteries and the world-unique “Orloj” Astronomical Clock with its impressive mechanisms. From Prague’s most significant public execution and twisted tale of The Clock master creator’s fate, through emperor Charles IV.’s “golden” era, to the locals’ fight for freedom and democracy over the Second World War — you will learn a great deal about the city’s major historical events, important figures, and life in dark medieval times.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: PragueWay Tours

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Stop At: Charles Bridge

ON THIS TOUR: Explore Prague’s charming UNESCO area including its 12th century hidden underground and learn more about the city’s major historical events, important figures, and life in dark medieval times. First 2 hours, we explore the streets of Old Town with our expert guide, then you get inside the Old Town Hall complex with its halls and underground with a the object’s special guide. This part takes around 50 minutes. Charles Bridge: a medieval stone arch bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the early 15th century.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Stare Mesto (Old Town)

Old Town is a labyrinth of little cobbled streets, passages and hidden courtyards - on our one of a kind route, get to see both main sights and off the beaten path!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bethlehem Chapel

We tell you more about legendary reformer priest Jan Hus and the relationship between modern Czech Republic and religion.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Estates Theatre

The Estates Theatre was built during the late 18th century in response to Enlightenment thought regarding general access to the theatre, and theatres themselves demonstrating the cultural standards of a nation. One of the Estates Theatre’s many claims to glory is its strong link with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who conducted the world premiere of his opera Don Giovanni here in October 1787.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Prasna brana

We’ll hit the "Royal Path" and see the gothic Powder Tower, that used to be one of the original city gates. It separates the Old Town from the New Town.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tyn Yard - Ungelt

One of the most important historical sites in Prague, this block of buildings, probably built in the 11th century, was originally a fortified merchants’ yard, where customs duties – ungelt – were collected.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Josefov

Prague’s old Jewish Quarter - We discuss the uneasy past of local jewish community and the holocaust, but also "Golem of Prague" legend and more!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Old-New Synagogue

Europe's oldest active synagogue in the heart of Prague’s old jewish district.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Maisel Synagogue

Maisel Synagogue is one of the historical monuments of the former Prague Jewish quarter. It was built at the end of the 16th century which is considered to be the golden age of the ghetto. Since then its appearance has changed several times, its actual style is neo-gothic.

Pass By: Stary zidovsky Hrbitov

The Old Jewish Cemetery is a Jewish cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic, which is one of the largest of its kind in Europe and one of the most important Jewish historical monuments in Prague. It served its purpose from the first half of the 15th century until 1786.

Stop At: Rudolfinum

Impressive 19th-century cultural venue with concert halls, art gallery and exhibition spaces, Prague’s so-called "House of arts".

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Staromestske namesti

After we criss cross the hidden streets, we get to Prague’s main historical square (Old Town Square), where we spend some time and give you a solid overview.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock

The Old Town Hall was established in 1338 as the seat of the Old Town administration. The oldest part of the complex consists of the southern wing a beautiful Gothic tower with a bay chapel and a unique astronomical clock – known as the Orloj – where, every hour between 9 am and 11 pm, the twelve apostles appear. The Gothic Revival eastern wing of the Town Hall was destroyed during the Prague Uprising on May 8, 1945 and was never rebuilt. The visitor route includes the chapel, historical halls, the underground areas and the tower.

Duration: 40 minutes
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