One of the most fascinating European capitals - Prague has introduced daily free walking tours that is an excellent way for first-time visitors to get know the city and its stories. Tours are organized every day except December 24, 25.
National Geographic has rated Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague as one of 10 top cemeteries to be visited in the world. Some 12,000 tombstones, ranging from Gothic to rococo, are wedged into this city block–size graveyard that dates from the 15th century.
Discover free walking tours is another option to explore Prague, guides work on a tip basis - you pay only if you enjoyed a tour and pay what you want. Those tours need prior reservation at least 48 hours in advance on the site www.discoverwalks.com/prague-walking-tours. Local guides offer 3 different routes that show the best of their city. Look gor the guides in fuschia purple vests.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70,000 m². Change of guards is popular sightseeing both for adults and children. Timetable:
St. Vitus is both - the spiritual symbol of the Czech state, and a true Gothic masterpiece. Work on the cathedral was commissioned by Charles IV and began in 1344 upon the site of an earlier 10th century rotunda and it took almost six centuries to complete. It is free for visitors to enter the first part of St. Vitus Cathedral. A ticket must be purchased to visit the whole cathedral. People, who go there to worship and pilgrims do not have to pay. During services, visitors have to sit in the pews and are not allowed to take photographs, but after the service there is a little time to walk round the cathedral.
Château Park in Lany is open to the public from April 7 till November 2. On day of the birth (March 7) and on day of the death (September 14) of the first president of the Czech republic T. G. Masaryk the entrance is free from 10.00 to 17.00.
Charles Bridge is the oldest Prague bridge built in the place of the Judita's Bridge that had been damaged by a flood in 1342. Today it is a popular place for walks, always crowded, inhabited by street artists and musicians. From 1683 to 1928 thirty sculptures and sculptural groups of the saints were gradually set on the bridge piers. The statue of St. John of Nepomuk, erected in 1683, was the first of the bridge's Baroque sculptures - touching it you can bring yourself a luck - so good luck finding the right one.