In order to get acquainted with any city, it is best for the tourist to do hiking, stopping near the monuments, looking at the little cafes and small shops with products of local craftsmen. And we will try to walk through the main streets of one of the most beautiful European cities – Prague with you.
St. Vitus Cathedral, majestic Gothic Cathedral, is situated in the center of Prague. Like many Gothic churches it was being built more than a century. Now it is the Cathedral of the Czech Church. There are numerous ancient buildings around the Cathedral – the castle itself was the residence of the rulers of Bohemia almost all the time of its existence. Modern presidential residence is also located there. It’s near the Prague castle (you just need to cross the Charles bridge), where the tourist center is — Wenceslas square and Staremesto. Both squares are always crowded with hundreds of people.
Tours in Prague are usually started in the quarter from Wenceslas square, from the building of the railway station, the Main Nadrazhira. The station is very big and beautiful. At the beginning of Wenceslas square, a monument to Saint Prince Vaclav Przemyslowych – one of the first rulers of Czech Republic – is situated. The building of the National Museum – the main Museum of the
Czech Republic – is behind that monument. Near the monument to old town square you will see some strange burials, where fresh flowers lie all year long. There was a self-immolation of Jan Palach and Zajíc during the uprisings in Prague in 1968. This was done in protest against the Soviet invasion to Czechoslovakia.
There is a magnificent view on the central city square from monument of Vaclav. It goes a little bit down and rests to the shop of the New Yorker at the end. In the upper part of the square there are roads on the sides, pedestrian road is in the bottom. Tram tracks cross approximately the center of the square. There are also a dozen small stalls on the square, where you can buy delicious Czech sausages with various condiments – ketchup, mustard, pickles and other additives. You can find also some inexpensive grocery stores – Portavini, cafes and restaurants. In addition, there a lot of hotels there. Of course, they are much more expensive than on the outskirts.
Walk to the end of the square and turn right, to the North-East along the pedestrian street. There are a lot of theaters, banks and exchange offices.
From the Powder tower you can turn to the Old Town square – one of the central squares. It was situated outside the city for a long time and was included to Prague during the Austrian Empire. The town hall with the famous clock is situated in the center of the square. That clock beats every hour. Another dominant of the square is the St. Nicholas Church – the main temple of the Czech
Hussite Church. In front of it there is a famous monument of Jan Hus. There is also majestic church of Lady before Tyn on this square. Its name suggests that it was located outside the city walls.