Must-see attractions in Staré Město

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    Prague Jewish Museum

    Staré Město

    This museum consists of six Jewish monuments clustered together in Josefov: the Maisel Synagogue; the Pinkas Synagogue; the Spanish Synagogue; the Klaus…

  • Municipal House

    Staré Město

    Prague’s most exuberantly art-nouveau building is a labour of love, with every detail of its design and decoration carefully considered, and every…

  • Prague astronomical clock

    Astronomical Clock

    Staré Město

    Every hour, on the hour, crowds gather beneath the Old Town Hall Tower to watch the Astronomical Clock in action. Despite a slightly underwhelming…

  • Church of Our Lady Before Týn

    Staré Město

    Its distinctive twin Gothic spires make the Týn Church an unmistakable Old Town landmark. Like something out of a 15th-century – and probably slightly…

  • Old Town Hall

    Staré Město

    Prague’s Old Town Hall, founded in 1338, is a hotchpotch of medieval buildings acquired piecemeal over the centuries, presided over by a tall Gothic tower…

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    Old Town Square

    Staré Město

    One of Europe’s most beautiful and busiest urban spaces, the Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí, or Staromák for short) has been Prague’s principal…

  • Church of St James

    Staré Město

    The great Gothic mass of the Church of St James began in the 14th century as a Minorite monastery church, and was given a beautiful baroque facelift in…

  • Apple Museum

    Staré Město

    This shrine to all things Apple claims to be the world's biggest private collection of Apple products, with at least one of everything made by the company…

  • Old Jewish Cemetery

    Staré Město

    The Old Jewish Cemetery is Europe’s oldest surviving Jewish graveyard. Founded in the early 15th century, it has a palpable atmosphere of mourning even…

  • Old Town Hall Tower

    Staré Město

    The Old Town Hall’s best feature is the view across the Old Town Square from its 60m-tall clock tower. It's well worth the climb up the modern,…

  • Convent of St Agnes

    Staré Město

    In the northeastern corner of Staré Město is the former Convent of St Agnes, Prague’s oldest surviving Gothic building. The 1st-floor rooms hold the…

  • Old-New Synagogue

    Staré Město

    Completed around 1270, this is Europe’s oldest working synagogue and one of Prague’s earliest Gothic buildings. You step down into it because it pre-dates…

  • Josefov

    Staré Město

    The slice of Staré Město bounded by Kaprova, Dlouhá and Kozí contains the remains of the once-thriving quarter of Josefov, Prague’s former Jewish ghetto,…

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    Klementinum

    Staré Město

    The most overlooked of central Prague's attractions, the Klementinum is a vast complex of beautiful baroque and rococo halls, now mostly occupied by the…

  • Bethlehem Chapel

    Staré Město

    The Bethlehem Chapel is a national cultural monument, being the birthplace of the Hussite cause. Jan Hus preached here from 1402 to 1412, marking the…

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    Powder Gate

    Staré Město

    Construction of the 65m-tall Powder Gate began in 1475 on the site of one of Staré Město’s 13 original city gates. It remained unfinished until the great…

  • Týn Courtyard

    Staré Město

    This pretty courtyard tucked behind the Church of Our Lady Before Týn was originally a sort of medieval caravanserai – a fortified hotel, trading centre…

  • Kinský Palace

    Staré Město

    The late-baroque Kinský Palace sports Prague’s finest rococo facade, completed in 1765 by the redoubtable Kilian Dientzenhofer. Today the palace is home…

  • Estates Theatre

    Staré Město

    Prague’s oldest theatre and finest neoclassical building, the Estates Theatre is where the premiere of Mozart’s Don Giovanni was performed on 29 October…

  • Rudolfinum

    Staré Město

    Presiding over Jan Palach Square is the Rudolfinum, home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. This and the National Theatre, both designed by architects…

  • Charles Bridge Museum

    Staré Město

    Founded in the 13th century, the Order of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star were the guardians of Judith Bridge (and its successor, Charles…

  • Church of St Nicholas

    Staré Město

    The baroque wedding cake in the northwestern corner of Old Town Square is the Church of St Nicholas, built in the 1730s by Kilian Dientzenhofer (not to be…

  • Museum of Decorative Arts

    Staré Město

    This museum opened in 1900 as part of a European movement to encourage a return to the aesthetic values sacrificed to the Industrial Revolution. Once a…

  • Old Town Bridge Tower

    Staré Město

    This elegant late-14th-century tower was built not only as a fortification but also as a triumphal arch marking the entrance to the Old Town. Like the…

  • Chapel of Mirrors

    Staré Město

    This chapel dates from the 1720s and is an ornate confection of gilded stucco, marbled columns, fancy frescoes and ceiling mirrors – think baroque on…

  • Museum of Czech Cubism

    Staré Město

    Though dating from 1912, Josef Gočár’s House of the Black Madonna (Dům U černé Matky Boží) – Prague’s first and finest example of cubist architecture –…

  • Toy Museum

    Staré Město

    The second-largest toy museum in the world houses an amazing collection put together by film-maker Ivan Steiger. Newly renovated, it's an Aladdin's Cave…

  • House at the Stone Bell

    Staré Město

    During restoration in the 1980s a baroque stucco facade was stripped away from this elegant medieval building to reveal the original 14th-century Gothic…

  • Náprstek Museum

    Staré Město

    Part of the National Museum, the small Náprstek Museum houses an ethnographical collection of Asian, African and American cultures, founded by Vojta…

  • Pinkas Synagogue

    Staré Město

    The handsome Pinkas Synagogue was built in 1535 and used for worship until 1941. After WWII it was converted into a memorial, with wall after wall…

  • Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace

    Staré Město

    The grand halls of this 18th-century aristocratic palace have been restored and now serve as an exhibition space for the City of Prague Gallery. If the…

  • Galerie Rudolfinum

    Staré Město

    Housed in the Rudolfinum complex of concert halls, this gallery specialises in changing exhibitions of contemporary art. The entrance is on the riverfront…

  • Spanish Synagogue

    Staré Město

    The Spanish Synagogue is named after its striking Moorish-Andalucian interior. Dating from 1868, its exhibition records the story of Jews in the Czech…

  • Maisel Synagogue

    Staré Město

    The neo-Gothic Maisel Synagogue replaced a Renaissance original built by Mordechai Maisel, mayor of the Jewish community, in 1592. It houses an exhibit on…

  • Art Gallery for Children

    Staré Město

    The clue is in the name: at the Art Gallery for Children the kids not only get to look at art, but make it, add to it and alter it. There are paints and…

  • Viselec (David Černý Sculpture)

    Staré Město

    Here's some more inspired madness from artist David Černý: look up as you walk along Husova street and you'll see a bearded, bespectacled chap not unlike…

  • Ceremonial Hall

    Staré Město

    Built in 1912, the Ceremonial Hall was formerly the mortuary for the Old Jewish Cemetery, and is now the site of an interesting exhibition on Jewish…

  • Jan Hus Statue

    Staré Město

    Ladislav Šaloun’s brooding art nouveau statue of Jan Hus was unveiled on 6 July 1915, the 500th anniversary of Hus’ death at the stake.

  • Klaus Synagogue

    Staré Město

    The Klaus Synagogue houses a good exhibit on Jewish ceremonies of birth and death, worship and special holy days.

  • Smetana Museum.

    Smetana Museum

    Staré Město

    This small museum is devoted to Bedřich Smetana, Bohemia’s favourite composer. It isn’t that interesting, unless you’re a Smetana fan, and has only…

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