Watch Prague awaken over fresh coffee at one of the cafés near the Spanish Synagogue. Take a look at the original Franz Kafka Monument between the Spanish Synagogue and the Church of the Holy Spirit before you stroll down Parizska Street towards the Old Town Square. Make sure you see the jewel of the square - the world famous Astronomical Clock in action. Climb up the Old Town Hall Tower, it offers an exquisite view of the city. Head down the narrow curvy Karlova Street. Walk across the Charles Bridge which was built in 1357 and enjoy the “open gallery under the sky” that unfolds in front of you. Make sure you touch the relief on the statue of St. John of Nepomuk for luck. It is the 8th statue on the right. Walk up to the Prague Castle. Inside the castle complex visit St. Vitus Cathedral. It houses the crown jewels and the tomb of King Wenceslas. Pass through the beautiful castle gardens on your return. Enjoy lunch at one of the typical Czech restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel.
Explore the magic web of alleys in the Jewish Quarter. Stroll around the monuments alluring travelers from all over the world – the Jewish Cemetery and the Old-New Synagogue. It is the oldest synagogue in Europe still in use as a house of prayer. Walk over to the Estates Theatre. Mozart’s Don Giovanni had a premiere here in 1787 and two centuries later the building became a shooting location for Milos Forman Oscar-winning movie Amadeus. Continue to the Wenceslas Square. It is the commercial center of the town and historically an important assembly point for the Czechs. Walk to the Republic Square and visit the Municipal House, one of the world's finest Art Nouveau buildings. Walk through the Powder Tower and head towards the Museum of Cubism. Enter the building and walk up the stairs to the Grand Cafe Orient, it serves refreshing tea in an exquisite Cubist interior.
Dine in style at the Bellevue Restaurant located on the bank of the Vltava River. Unprecedented views and innovative cuisine will make a great start for your unforgettable night in Prague. One of the best things about Prague is the prevalence and affordability of its culture. Every day there are numerous concerts and theatre performances at reasonable prices. See an opera or ballet at the National Theatre or State Opera. Enjoy a concert in the Agharta jazz club near the Old Town Square or just dance the night away in the stylish Duplex music club. Finish the day with a late night drink in one of the trendy cocktail bars in the vicinity of the hotel – Bugsy’s, Tretter’s or La Bodeguita del Medio.
This outstanding complex of ambits, Nativity Church, Holy Shanty and tower with clock and world-famous glockenspiel has for more than 300 years been located in Prague - Hradcany. You can see the Prague Loretta not just as an historical sight from a architectual point of view, but also as a baroque pilgrim place.
You can still see the Prague meridian in the paving of the square. It indicates the place, where the former Marian column used to cast its shadow at noon. There is an inscription in Czech and Latin language, saying that time used to be measured according to the meridian.
The Estate Theatre
The first stone-building built for theatre purposes in Prague was the building of the Stavovske divadlo - originally Nostic Theatre. This building has been built in the classic style between 1781 and 1783. Shortly after opening it became a world famous theatre. In 1787 Mozart's Don Giovanni was performed here for the first time and it was considered a great succes. Since that Mozart loved Prague very much and wrote some opuses for the citizens of Prague.
The Origin of Prague
The origin of Prague goes back to the 7th century and the Slavic princess Libuse, a woman of great beauty and wisdom who possessed prophetic powers. Libuse and her husband ruled peacefully over the Czech lands from the hill of Vysehrad. A legend says that one day Libuse had a vision. She stood on a cliff overlooking the Vltava, pointed to a forested hill across the river, and proclaimed: I see a great city whose glory will touch the stars. She instructed her people to go and build a castle where a man was building the threshold (in Czech "prah") of a house. And because even the great noblemen must bow low before a threshold, you shall give it the name Praha.
Tomb of Franz Kafka
At the New Jewish Cemetery there is the tomb of the famous Czech-born writer, Franz Kafka.