Velvet revolution memorial

This memorial is a small bronze plaque that commemorates the Velvet Revolution of 1989 that led to the downfall of Communism in what was then known as Czechoslovakia.

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Old Town Square
This medieval town square is the busiest and most beautiful in Prague.
An ancient place of learning, Baroque Clementinum is today the Czech national library.
Wenceslas Square
More boulevard than square, a vibrant and historic area of shops, restaurants, art and architecture.
Astronomical Clock
Mesmerising and beautiful, the Astronomical Clock has a unique way of announcing every hour.
The Franciscan Monastery
The Franciscan monastery is part of the Church of 'Our Lady of Snow' and is located in the area of Jungmannovo Square. Constructed in the 17th century, this building is characterized by moderation and simplicity of form.
Cruise on the River Vltava
Enjoy the panoramic views of the City of a Thousand Spires. Admire Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Kampa Island and other highlights of Prague from the water on a popular Vltava River boat trip.

Related Tours

Private Food Tour: A Taste of Life Under Communism
From 1948 through 1989, the citizens of the Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia) went through a bleak period under communist rule. This tour allows you to experience first-hand what life was like back then, in both a historical and culinary sense. During your private, 3-hour walking food tour of Prague, you will:

  • Meet your private guide in Wenceslas Square.
  • Visit several culturally evocative Cold War landmarks, including the Velvet Revolution Memorial - an important reminder of Prague’s communist past.
  • Go back in time and stand in line at a traditional cantina to enjoy a meal exactly the way workers would in the Communist era. (We promise it will be most delicious!) You will hear stories of life under Communist rule from someone what has lived it.
  • Visit a humble diner with recipes from 20th century Prague.
  • Enjoy a stunning view of Prague from the top of Kotva, a department store built during the Communist era, whilst sipping a local Pilsner.
  • Take a break from your walk to sample Chlebíčky. We will take you to the best spot in town for this traditional Czech snack.
  • Get away from the bustle of the city to the Franciscan Monastery Gardens and learn all about its dark past.
  • Walk past the stately Wenceslas Square as your guide tells fascinating tales of its history. 
  • Round out the tour with a sweet treat from a traditional Czech pastry shop.
If you are curious about what life was like in Eastern Europe under the reign of communism, then this tour is for you.  During this unique and amazing food tour, you will not only get to experience three Communist-style dishes, your guide will lead you to significant locations in the Old and New Towns, where you will hear the fascinating tales of life during that era, as well as have all of your burning questions answered about this mysterious period “behind the curtain.” Along the way, you will learn how food from that era has influenced modern food culture. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes on this walking tour.


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