Day 14 Prague – Staré Město (Old Town)

Surrounding the Old Town Square is the Staré Město Old Town itself.

I followed the leader for the hop-on-hop-off bus to the first bus stop, and this took us through the Old Town. The bus can’t get into the town square or most of the old town, as they are pedestrian only streets. Most of the Old Town is listed with UNESCO as World Heritage.

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The street we followed was Celetná Lane (yellow point), a cool narrow street with fascinating old buildings on each side.

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On Celetná Lane we saw the House of the Black Madonna (Dům U Černé Matky Boží)(brown point), which is a cubist building, designed by Josef Gočár in 1911, and is now used for the Czech Museum of Cubism.

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Dům U Černé Matky Boží (House of the Black Madonna)
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Dům U Černé Matky Boží (House of the Black Madonna)

Further along Celetná Lane we came across the Powder Tower / Gate (Prašná brána) (dark blue point), one of the original gates of Prague, built in 1400’s.

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Prašná brána (Powder Tower / Gate)
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Prašná brána (Powder Tower / Gate)
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Prašná brána (Powder Tower / Gate)
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Prašná brána (Powder Tower / Gate)
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Prašná brána (Powder Tower / Gate)

Next to the Powder Tower (to the left along nám. Republiky) is the Municipal House (Obecní dům) (Green point), an Art Nouveau building, built from 1905 to 1911.

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Municipal House (Obecní dům),
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Municipal House (Obecní dům) & Prašná brána (Powder Tower / Gate)

Continuing on to Republic Square (Náměstí Republiky) (red point) we headed towards the station to climb aboard the hop-on-hop-off bus.

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Staré Město (Old Town)

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Typical tram in the Staré Město (Old Town)

To see what else I did on Day 14, please check out this post.

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Prague Staré Město (Old Town)

References – need more information?


Celetná Lane

House at the Black Madonna – Museum of Czech Cubism

Powder Tower (Prašná brána)

Municipal House


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