What to see close to our cheap hotels in Prague
Prague Castle dominates the city and is one of the best preserved medieval fortresses in the world. It is located in an ideal position on the district of Mala Strana (Lesser Town), on the right side of the Vltava River. Those who look out from their balconies, will be rewarded with a great panoramic view of Prague. Inside the castle is the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the most important of Prague.
Also, the Golden Alley is a short, narrow street, very representative of Prague. It is located within the Prague Castle and is named due to the goldsmiths who lived there in the 17th century. One of the most famous inhabitants of Gold Alley was Franz Kafka, who lived during two years at number 22 of this street.
On the other hand, the Prague Astronomical Clock is the world's most famous medieval clock built in 1490. This famous clock is located in the town hall and consists of three parts: the calendar, the astronomical clock and animated figures. You’ll need to walk too by the Old Town Square, the center of public life in Prague since the Middle Age and symbol of the capital and Czech Republic. It is surrounded by interesting streets where it is a pleasure to walk. The square is full of interesting buildings, such as the Church of Our Lady of Tyn, St. Nicholas Church and the Town Hall, where you can find the astronomical clock.
The Charles Bridge is the symbol of Prague and communicates the Old Town (Stare Mesto) with the Lesser Town (Mala Strana). This pedestrian bridge was built in the 14th century and it is said that those who make a wish by touching the statue of St. John Nepomuk, will have it granted. Also the Powder Tower is a 1475 Gothic tower at the entrance of the Old City. A covered bridge connects the tower with the Municipal House.
In addition, the Clementine is a complex of XI century buildings including many monuments, such as the church of San Clemente, the National Library, the Chapel of Mirrors and Astronomical Tower. Wenceslas Square has been, over the centuries, the location of many of the events in the recent history of Prague and the Czech Republic in general. The square currently hosts mainly hotels, restaurants and boutiques, plus the National Museum of Prague.
Other interesting places in Prague
The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague is an essential visit in Prague. The oldest date back to 1439 but, along the centuries, the cemetery has not been enlarged so, due to the lack of space, bodies were buried on each other.
It may also be of your interest the Synagogues in Prague. Prague has 6 synagogues, the highest concentration per capita in Europe, excluding Israel. One of the most common tours in Prague is the journey of six Jewish synagogues in Josefov, the Jewish Quarter. The synagogues are: the Pinkas Synagogue, the Maisel Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, the Klausen Synagogue, the High Synagogue and the Old-New Synagogue.
The Museum of Communism in Prague comments the years of the communist regime of Czech Republic, from 1948 to 1989. This museum is very interesting especially for history passionate people. Lastly, the Petrin mount is one of the quietest places in Prague and a perfect place for a stroll away from the bustle of the city. You can walk up the hill with a short step or take the funicular in Újezd street. At its summit is the Petrin Tower, very similar to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, from which you will have a great view of Prague.