A Walking Tour of Prague: 15 Historical Landmarks


13. Old Town Square

In the historic Old Town Square, the Prague Orloj is one of its cherished artifacts and the oldest working clock in the world. Installed in the Old Town Hall in 1410, the medieval astronomical clock is one of the wonders of the ancient world. Meander down the street and you’ll discover the Gothic style Church of Our Lady before Tyn that dates back to the 14th century. Other architecture styles stand out, like the Baroque style St. Nicholas Church. After taking in all the sights, stop in for an evening dinner at Bellevue, a lovely upscale restaurant overlooking the Vtlava River. Situated in a chateau-like building, the interior mixes modern and traditional for an elegant and romantic ambiance. In the summer months, they open up their terrace for dining al fresco, an extraordinary treat in the heart of the Old Town.

Old Town Square

12. Kinsky Palace

After a short stroll over Charles Bridge, you’ll come to the Old Town of Prague and Kinsky Palace, an 18th century mansion that is now home to the National Gallery of Prague, a state-owned art collection and the largest of its kind in the country. Standing out with a stucco exterior, intricate pink and white detailing, and Rococo design, the Palace is full of elegant, classical elements both inside and out. But there’s more to see than the notable architecture. Art history buffs will swoon over their favorite artists up close and in person with a collection including works by Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Renoir, plus 2 rooms dedicated to Picasso. The gallery also features the Rodin busts and figures that had a profound impact on 20th century Czech sculpture.

Kinsky Palace
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