Discovering Prague's Old And New Towns
Together with Prague Castle, the Old Town is the oldest part of the Czech capital. In 1338, the councillors of Prague's Old Town received permission from the then King of Bohemia to build a town hall. In the middle of the 14th century, the importance of Prague's Old Town increased rapidly thanks to the development of trade and crafts and it became one of the most important centres in Central Europe. Prague's New Town was founded by Charles IV in 1348, and was built to be three times the size of the Old Town. At the time, Prague's New Town became a thriving centre of business and culture. Until 1784, the Old Town and the New Town were two independent municipalities. In that year, these two Cities, together with the Lesser Town and the Castle District, merged into a single city with 4 districts. A visit to these two historic districts of Prague aims to place visitors in the historical context that, to this day, preserves monuments and buildings of touristic and historical importance and beauty.
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|Our English speaking, local, licensed Tour Guides
|ca. 3 hours
|Visit to interior of historical buildings and museums