THE GOLDEN PRAGUE
THE GOLDEN PRAGUE
Prague was called the golden crossroads, the hundred, the heart of Europe, the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. The core of Prague‘s future agglomeration began gradually to take shape between the 8th and 10th century on the left bank of the River Vltava around the area of Prague Castle and the Lesser Town. Evidence of settlement in the Lesser Town goes back to the end of the 8th century.
Prague’s oldest bridge was built to replace the Judith Bridge that had been badly damaged by floods in 1342. The Stone, or Prague, Bridge, called Charles Bridge since 1870, was begun in 1357 by Charles IV and was completed in 1402. The bridge is built of sandstone blocks, flanked at each end by fortified towers (Lesser Town Bridge Towers, Old Town Bridge Tower). Prague loved Mozart.
Since 1992, the historical center of Prague is listed as a cultural and historical heritage under the protection of UNESCO.
8:00 Departure from Karlovy Vary.
10:00 -10: 45 Arrival in Prague and a visit to the Museum of Decorative and Applied Art and the Czech Republic's jewelry industry "Bohemia tradition". Visit to the cafe, WC. Souvenirs. Pomegranate jewelry. The best Moravian wine.
10:50 Departure to the Prague Castle. In the program: Great South Tower of Cathedral of St Vitus, St Wenceslas , the old palace of kings, the residence of the president of the Czech Republic, the basilica of St. George, Hradcany square, paradise gardens since 1562. The most beautiful palaces of Hradčany Square: Salmowski, Schwarzenberg, Archbishopsky.
12:20 - 13:00 Lunch in the restaurant "U Mirror". WC.
After lunch, continue the tour: st. Nerudova, Charles Bridge, Clementium, Old Town Hall.
14:30 - 16:30 Free time.
16:30 Meeting of the whole group near the center "Palladium" and departure to Karlovy Vary.
19:00 Return to Karlovy Vary.
Be careful! The tour is quite active and is not recommended for people with disabilities.
In the program of the tour, minor changes are possible. The timeframe is indicative.