Prague Siesta Apartments - Sights

Sights

Old Town Square

Prague Siesta is located just few steps (80m) from Old Town Square, the very heart of Prague. The most significant buildings in Old Town Square are Old Town Hall with the oldest working Astronomical clock and its hourly show of moving figures of the Apostles, gothic Týn Churh, baroque st. Nicolas church and Kinsky Palace, a part of Czech National Gallery.

Old Town square

Charles Bridge & Prague Castle

Most famous bridge of central Europe connecting the Old Town Square and Prague Castle over Vltava river. It was built in 14th century and used to be the main trade route between Eastern and Western Europe. There are 30 mostly baroque statues and three bridge towers on the bridge. The Old Town bridge tower is often considered to be one of the most remarkable civil gothic-style buildings in the world.

Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world, its origins date back to 9th century. The castle buildings represent virtually every architectural style of the last millennium. Prague Castle includes Gothic St Vitus Cathedral, Romanesque Basilica of St. George, a monastery and several palaces, gardens and defence towers. The castle houses several museums, including the National Gallery collection of Bohemian baroque and mannerism art, exhibition dedicated to Czech history, Toy Museum and the picture gallery of Prague Castle, based on the collection of Rudolph II.

harles Bridge and Prague Castle

Jewish quarter

Jewish quarter known as Josefov is the best preserved complex of historical Jewish monuments in Europe. You can find there six synagogues including The Spanish Synagogue, considered the most beautiful synagogue in Europe, Old Jewish Town Hall and the Old Jewish Cemetery.

Jewish quarter

Týn Church

Tyn Church is one of the main landmarks in Prague, not surprising considering that even famous Walt Disney found inspiration for his Sleeping Beauty Castle, well… at least so the legend says. Its construction begun at the end of 13th century and was delayed after Hussite wars in the middle of 15th century for the wood used in the unfinished roof was taken away to build gallows. The towers supposedly representing masculinity and femininity got taken by a fire in 19th century and had to be rebuilt.

Tyn Church

Tyn Church