Local Attractions in Prague

Lesser Town Square

Lesser Town Square

Started as a market place it has always been the centre of life in the Lesser Town.

Today, there are official buildings and restaurants.
The important buildings include St Nicholas Church, Town Hall, Sternberg Palace, and Smiřický Palace.
On the facade of the Baroque Kaiserstain Palace there is a bust of the great Czech soprano Emma Destinn, who lived there between 1908 and 1914.

Nerudova Street

Nerudova Street

Named after the poet and journalist Jan Neruda.

He lived at No 47 in the House of Two Suns. Nerudova street is a picturesque narrow street that leads up to Prague castle as a part of Royal Way.
 

Kampa Island

Kampa Island

Known as the Venice of Prague, Kampa Island has been formed by a branch of the Vltava called the Devil's Stream (Certovka).

Originally there were only gardens on the island but it was also used for washing clothes and bleaching linen.
In the 17th century, the island became well known for its pottery markets. Today it is an elegant part of Prague with a village-like character.

Petrin Hill

Petrin Hill

With a height of 318 m, the Petřín Hill is a network of eight parks offering magnificent Prague panoramas.

Most of vineyards from the 12th century were transformed into gardens and orchards by the 18th century, and today it is a great place for quiet walks easily accessible from Hradčany and Strahov or by funicular railway from Újezd.

Up the hill there are several attractions such as Stefanik Observatory, the Observation Tower - an 60m high imitation of Eiffel Tower, Hunger Wall that was built by poor of the city in return for food in the 14th century, Mirror Maze, Church of St Lawrence and wooden Church of St Michael.