Wenceslas Square

More boulevard than square, a vibrant and historic area of shops, restaurants, art and architecture.

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Old Town Square
This medieval town square is the busiest and most beautiful in Prague.
Church of our Lady before Týn
An iconic feature of the city skyline, this church’s Gothic towers are an incredible spectacle.
Municipal House Hall
A masterpiece of Art Nouveau, Municipal House is full of elegant rooms and is home to the popular concert venue Smetana Hall.
Astronomical Clock
Mesmerising and beautiful, the Astronomical Clock has a unique way of announcing every hour.
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.
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.

Related Tours

Prague Private Full Day Highlights Tour inc Tickets
Visit the most iconic and impressive areas of Prague, with your expert city guide informing you of the complex history, culture, and revolutionary ideas for which this great city is famous. 

  • Commence your tour in Old Town Square, where you will find the medieval Astronomical Clock 
  • Explore the Jewish quarter, originating in the tenth century 
  • Learn about Prague's Art Nouveau movement, see Wenceslas Square 
  • Cross the stunning Charles Bridge, as you head towards Mala Strana 
  • Enter Prague Castle, snap pictures of the fine architecture, and learn about Charles IV 
  • Discover the variety of artistic and cultural treasures inside the castles collection of historic buildings, museums, and galleries 
  • After your tour, enjoy an evening cruise of the Danube River.
Medieval Prague 

Your tour will start in one of Prague’s busiest areas; Old Town Square, where you will learn about the religious symbolism of the the medieval Astronomical Clock and its fascinating historical influences. You will then move on to explore an integral part of Prague- the Jewish community- whose history and influence dates back to the tenth century. 

Art Nouveau  

You will then venture on to explore Prague’s unique Art Nouveau movement, which sprung up at the beginning of the 20th century, and brought about a copious wave of intellectual insight. Beautiful examples of Art Nouveau are displayed throughout the splendid Wenceslas Square, in the centre New Town, where your expert city guide will help you understand this fascinating art movement.  You will have ample time to stop at a local eatery to have a chance to relax and sample some of the delicious traditional Czech fare on offer. 

Magnificent Prague Castle

Your stroll will continue to Malá Strana, but before entering Prague’s Lesser Side. Later, you will discover the life and times of the enigmatic Charles IV, the 14th century Holy Roman Emperor, as you enter Prague Castle. 

Looming above the Vltava's left bank, with its many beautiful fairytale-like spires and towers, the awe-inspiring Prague Castle is one of the most famous and imposing buildings in Europe. Within its walls lie a fascinating collection of historic buildings, museums and galleries that are home to some of the Czech Republic's greatest artistic and cultural treasures.

After a full day spent exploring the city, your guide will drop you off for an hour river cruise (tickets included) of the majestic Danube River. 
The Prague Castle Private Tour
In this comprehensive three hour walking tour you will endeavour to uncover the fascinating history of one of  Prague’s most visited attractions- Prague Castle. On this tour, you will:

  • Cross over the stunning Charles Bridge 
  • Explore the exteriors and interiors of the Prague Castle 
  • Learn about the Czech monarchy and their architecture 
  • Visit the collection of buildings, museums and galleries at the castle 
  • Enjoy breathtaking views over Charles Bridge and the Vltava river, as well as Prague's Old Town
Fairytale Castle

Prague Castle looms above the Vltava's left bank, with its many beautiful fairytale like spires and towers. Within its walls lies a fascinating collection of historic buildings, museums and galleries that are home to some of the Czech Republic's greatest artistic and cultural treasures. Indeed Prague Castle is an absolute must for anyone visiting the Czech Republic.

Facets of Prague Castle

The castle has long been the seat of Czech monarchs as well as the official residence of the head of state. Its construction has been on a monumental scale and is famed across Europe; with Prince Bořivoj founding a fortified settlement here in the 9th century. It grew sporadically as monarchs made their own additions to the castle complex. There have been four major reconstructions, from that of Prince Soběslav in the 12th century to a classical facelift under Empress Maria Theresa (r 1740–80). 

Your expert city guide will help you to unravel the fascinating history of this enigmatic building in the heart of Prague. The Castle also provides a breathtaking, royal view over Charles Bridge, the Vltava river and the rest of Prague. Exploring the Castle complex will help us to discover more about the fascinating life of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV, and his contributions to his Empire. 

Please note in the summer months, even with skip-the-line tickets, there are still queues which cannot be avoided.
Private Tour of Communist Era Prague
On your Private Tour of Communist Era Prague, delve into Prague’s lesser-known corners to seek out telltale reminders of the city’s 41 years under communist rule (1948-1989). You will:

  • Begin your private tour at the Prague Metronome - built on the site where a statue of Stalin used to loom over the city. 
  • Learn about the counterculture and subversion under the communist regime. 
  • Hear tales of underground nuclear bunkers and other seemingly apocalyptic markers throughout the city. 
  • Learn about the surveillance techniques of the Czech Secret Police
  • See key Communist-era buildings, monuments and memorials, including the Municipal House.
  • Finish your tour in Wenceslas Square, which stood as the city’s focal point for rallies and protests and the 1989 fall of communism. 
Begin your tour on the slopes of Letná Park, a 23-metre metronome created in 1991 by Czech designer Vratislav Novák. Locals claim the metronome - which often doesn’t work - symbolises the country’s move away from socialism towards an uncertain future. Continue your tour as you cross the Vltava River into the Jewish Quarter, where anti-semitism took on new fervor under the communist regime. Learn about the unique and decades-long persecution of the Jewish community as you walk through the area. 

On your private tour, you will learn about the interrogation of ordinary working-class citizens and the oppression of any so-called enemies. Learn how Prague’s intelligentsia were forced into menial jobs and dissidents tortured for subversion. Pass Prague’s most prominent Art Nouveau building, Municipal House, where Czechoslovakia as an independent state was proclaimed.

Finish your tour in Wenceslas Square, which is synonymous with the Czech mass rallies  that is synonymous with Czech mass rallies. pause by a simple bronze cross paying homage to Jan Palach and Jan Zajíc. Palach set himself on fire in protest, making headline global news - a story that intensified when fellow student Jan Zajíc also set himself ablaze. Fascinating, and harrowing at times, this fully immersive experience provides rich historical and social context. 
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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