***This tour is offered in collaboration with our colleagues from PRG Tours in Spanish. Our English tours have completely different meeting points and times. For English tours, go to Schedule and change the language***.
Enjoy a 2,5 hour walking tour of the historical and artistic New Town of Prague. We will meet at the Old Town Square, (Staroměstské nám. 5), in front of the Cartier store. Our Spanish guides carry purple umbrellas.
In our free tour of Prague New Town, we explore the history of Czechoslovakia. It’s a passionate, intense and tragic history of the young republic born in 1918, which disintegrated in 1993. Nazi occupation, World War II, 40 years of Communism, all the most shocking episodes of the 20th century Czech history will be the central themes of this visit.
One of the stops during the tour will be a visit in the museum dedicated to the seven Czech patriots who assassinated the butcher of Prague, the fearsome SS hierarch Reinhard Heydrich, in 1942. At the same time we will have the privilege of witnessing architectural gems of different architectural styles found in the New Town, from the fascinating charm of art nouveau, through neo-Renaissance buildings to post-war styles such as brutalism, which emerged during socialism. And even more contemporary innovations such as deconstructivism, the symbol of which is undoubtedly the Dancing House located at the riverside of Vltava.
What‘s the plan?
|Old Town Square||Introduction|
|Wenceslas Square (next to the New Yorker)||Introduction to the New Town and the history of Czechoslovakia (1918-1993)|
|Church of Our Lady of the Snows||History and the ruins where the U pinkasu brewery now stands|
|Metalmorfosis of Prague||Kafka's head made by David Cerny. History of the artist's fame|
|Narodni Avenue||Student demonstrations of 1989|
|National Theater||Nova Scena, Vaclav Havel Square|
|Dancing House||US bombing of Prague on 14 February 1945, history of the building and deconstructivism|
|Cyril and Methodius Cathedral||Museum of the “Anthropoid” operation|
|Charles Square||Old Town Hall of the New Town|
|Lucerna||St. Wenceslas Horse by David Cerny|
|Wenceslas Square in front of the Muzeum||Memorial to Jan Palach, Hotel Jalta|