Our walking in Prague tour will show you some of the city’s stories on its streets in delicious 4K.
Prague’s architectural tapestry ranges from the modern to the medieval. Most of these older attractions have been so lovingly preserved that it is easy to forget that you’re living in the 21st Century.
To stroll around Prague is to embark on a glorious walk that allows you to take in the sights and enjoy the beauty of the city’s most popular attractions including everything from Old Town Square to the quaint Charles Bridge.
Prague is not the type of city if you want to do minimal walking, no sir! It is the type of city where the best of it is found on foot!
You can enjoy the walk with us by watching this video from the ViaTravelers YouTube channel.
Those looking for a great scenic trip in a unique, gorgeous metropolis, think of Prague and take these tantalizing 4K pics and videos into consideration!
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Old Town Square
Surround yourself with the beauty of towering and picturesque establishments of Old Town Square.
Walking tours of the fascinating Czech city may be enjoyed from the square, a perfect starting point for your exploration.
Walking tours of the fascinating Czech capital city may be enjoyed from the square, a perfect starting point for your exploration of the city. Some of the most famous Prague landmarks nearby include Wenceslas Square and Charles Bridge.
It is the oldest and most significant plaza in the historical heart of Prague, and it is also among the most visited landmarks in town. The square was originally the site of a fair at the intersection of European trading lines in the 10th century and quickly became a top meeting spot. It has continued to operate as such ever since, seeing thousands of visitors a day.
The Old Town Square is always jam-packed as the square is one of the must-see destinations in Prague. If you begin your sightseeing and touring the city early in the morning, you may experience the square in serenity.
It became a popular tourist destination because it is the town’s oldest plaza and because it is gorgeous. Every building is out of a classic novel, and almost every single one is a historic landmark in its own right.
The square has so much to do and see that tourists and locals alike flock to the Old Town Square to appreciate its spectacular architecture, vibrant atmosphere, monuments, and establishments.
Over the years, many ancient buildings have surrounded the square. While many have not survived the ravages of time, there are beautiful examples of architecture from a number of different eras, including Romanesque, Baroque, and Gothic architecture.
Nonetheless, when standing in the plaza and looking around at the almost topsy-turvy buildings, you still feel that everything is as it should be. Strolling through the plaza, you might get the sense you’re walking back into the past, as you are greeted by various noteworthy historic establishments from all these different eras, surrounding the square.
The Old Town Hall, the Golden Angel House, the Ox House, the Red Fox House, and the National Gallery Prague – Kinsky Palace were just a few of Old Town Square’s remarkable and historic buildings.
The square is also home to the beautiful Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, and the Jan Hus Memorial in honor of the famed Czech Protestant theologian, philosopher, and reformer.
Perhaps the most famous and most awe-inspiring landmark in Old Town Square is the Prague Astronomical Clock. We’ll go into more details of this famous Czech landmark later. The square’s popularity peaks around the Easter Holidays, and in December when the Prague Christmas Markets are held here, and New Year’s Eve festivities after that.
Whatever time of year you attend, don’t forget your camera!
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Prague Astronomical Clock
While exploring and basking in the timeless beauty of Old Town Square, you can walk next to the Astronomical Clock or Prague Orloj, arguably the most spectacular attraction in Prague.
This work of mechanical art was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest clock still in operation. Like other astronomical clocks, the clock was specifically developed to track astronomical movements of celestial bodies. The Prague Orloj displays the coordinates and movements of the Sun, Moon, constellations, and other planets.
It is among the most iconic symbols of the city of Prague. You can’t visit the Old Town Square and Old Town Hall without witnessing how the clock works or watching the show at the top of the hour.
The clock displays the time and date, as well as astronomical and planetary alignments, zodiac information, and, perhaps most importantly, provides some entertainment for its viewers every hour of the day.
The clock features the Twelve Apostles parading at the chiming of every hour. Other figurines on the sides of the astronomical clock will begin to move during the Apostles’ procession.
For example, the skeleton rings a bell and spins an hourglass to inform the Turk that his existence is coming to a close! With a shake of his head, he expresses his dissatisfaction
Both the Vain Man and the Miser act similarly.
What can we say; it was a different time.
If you want to have a better view of the parade, it is ideal to obtain a ticket, where you may observe them from the chapel’s tower.
The clock’s inner workings are comprised of several components, including a calendar and an observatory deck, and the mechanism of the twelve apostles, which is responsible for setting the clock and the Apostles’ parade in motion.
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Havel’s Market offers a wide selection of renowned souvenirs, all of which are displayed and sold in one location, as well as a bounty of Czech produce.
It has been a city market since 1232, with stalls offering fresh fruits and vegetables from the surrounding area and unique art, crafts, trinkets, and handicrafts.
As one of the city’s oldest marketplaces, it is an excellent location for purchasing souvenirs and taking part in a fantastic Czech culinary tour, where you can taste a series of delightful foods.
To get to the market after you tour the Old Town Square, you can take a short walk down to the market and immerse yourself in the spectacular sights and sounds of the bustling market.
In the middle of the market, there is a permanent cluster of stalls, which is a popular shopping destination for both locals and tourists.
There are many fresh fruits, vegetables, and Czech delicacies for sale in the permanent tents and booths, which are painted in an attractive green and white design.
Other great items available for purchase include all manner of souvenirs, toys, leatherware, jewelry, pottery, paintings, carvings, Czech crystals, ornaments, woodwork, you name it!
The market’s mission has changed over the years, particularly since the end of the Second World War. The decision on whether or not to cater more to tourists or locals is ever in flux.
Case in point; not long ago there was a push for the market to cater primarily to tourists, with local produce taking the front seat, recently the number of produce stalls is beginning to outweigh the souvenir stalls more and more.
Between you and me, this is a good thing because many of the souvenir stalls peddle the same tourist trinkets that can be found throughout Old Town, besides, the produce on sale is far more useful!
If you’re looking for a real treat, buy some of the local honey and/or treat yourself to delectable traditional Prague wafers…if the two somehow met in a dunking situation, well, let’s say you might not stop.
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It is the Czech Republic’s oldest footbridge and spans the beautiful Vltava River.
Lucky for you, the Charles Bridge is very easy to find.
You get there from the Prague Castle side of the river via Mostecká Street, which joins Malostranské Namet park, near the Old Town Square. Alternatively, you can walk or take the tram street from Prague Castle, and skipping the Old Town Square.
The stone Charles Bridge took 45 years to build and was constructed to replace the old Judith Bridge, destroyed by flooding in 1342. Construction began in 1357. The story goes that its builders chose to reinforce the bridge with raw eggs in the mortar.
This new bridge was referred to as the Stone Bridge or the Prague Bridge till 1870 when it was renamed the Charles Bridge in honor of King Karl IV.
It quickly draws the eye from afar with its exquisite Gothic towers on either end. Charles Bridge features 16 pillars, adorned with ornate street lamps and magnificent statues. These superb statues are arranged along the bridge on both sides, each one depicting a different historical figure.
For more than 600 years, the exquisite Gothic design of this historic tourist attraction has survived the test of time, withstanding unrest and war. Guess that says a lot for raw eggs as a bridge-building material.
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Visit the Bridge Towers
The Lesser Town Bridge Towers and Old Town Bridge Tower are two of the most important monuments in Prague, constructed on the site of a medieval fortification.
It is made up of sandstone pieces and has defensive towers surrounding it; the Lesser Town Bridge Towers and Old Town Bridge Tower. Between 1683 and 1928, 30 saintly sculptures were carved and placed on the Old Town Bridge Tower.
The Saint John of Nepomuk bridge has several fascinating exhibits.
It includes the Statue of St. John of Nepomuk, a Czech saint who was canonized in 1628, the Statue of Saints Vincent Ferrer and Procopius, and the sculpture group of St. Lutgarde.
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