“Prague is the equal of Paris in terms of beauty. Its history goes back a millennium.
And the beer? The best in Europe.” (Lonely Planet)
Some of the sights that can be found within 5 to 20 minutes from the Summit hotel
Staromestske Namesti (Old Town Square)
Prague’s busy spectacular square is the oldest open space in the city. It is dominated by the Old Town Hall established in 1338 as the seat of the Old Town administration. Every hour between 09.00 and 23.00 twelve apostles appear on the famous 15th Century astronomical clock.
Karlův Most (Charles Bridge)
One of Europe’s most impressive Gothic bridges with 30 baroque statues along its parapets. The best time to visit it is at dawn!
Pražský Hrad (Prague Castle)
The city’s most spectacular landmark. It was founded in the 9th century and became a seat of Czech rulers and later presidents. The castle is one of the largest complexes in the world is is made up of historical palaces, cathedrals, buildings and gardens
Relax and watch the city’s main sights float by aboard a lazy paddle steamer on the slow-flowing River Vltava. In the summer the city’s social life moves from the streets to the riverbanks. Or you can visit one of Prague’s 3 islands of the Vlatva – Kampa, Slovanský ostrov (Slavonic) or Střelecký ostrov (Střelecký Island).
Prague was developed as four separate self-governing towns and a Jewish ghetto and the individual identities and street plans have been preserved.
Pražský Hrad (Prague castle) makes up much of this district. It is a promontory above the River Vltava and has mainly tourists and civil servants who work for the president or government in the area. It is an easy area to lose the crowds and enjoy a quiet stroll.
Prague’s Lesser Town is below the castle on the Vltava’s left bank is a peaceful area with steep 18thcentury backstreets, terraced gardens and the wooded hill of Petrin.
This is the “Old Town” in Prague’s historic heart. The Charles Bridge and Old Town Square can be found here. It has narrow streets and quiet residential areas which can take you away from the tourist crush.
Prague’s New Town was new when it was founded in 1348! It is three times bigger than the Old Town and has a much more lived-in feel than other parts of the centre. Wenceslas Square is the quarter’s main square which is the commercial and administrative centre of the city.