Free tour of the essentials of Prague

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on November 17, 2022

Discover Europe with The Cooltour by Culture&Touring! Culture and Touring is a Spanish brand with a solid presence in emblematic destinations such as Berlin, Prague, Granada, Vigo, Pontevedra and Santiago de Compostela. We specialize in offering a unique and enriching experience to our visitors, with historical, alternative and gastronomic tours meticulously designed by historians and qualified professionals. We are proud to offer a rigorous perspective on the history of each city we explore, ensuring that every detail is backed by deep historical knowledge. Our tours are more than just tours; They are an immersion in the culture and heritage of each place. What sets us apart is our team of professional guides, with a minimum of 2 years of experience and an unwavering commitment to excellence. All of our guides are evaluated monthly to ensure the highest quality on each tour. With over 5,000 reviews on TripAdvisor and thousands on Google Business, our customers speak for themselves. At Culture and Touring, we not only promise to discover the history of the city, but also ensure that our guides are an integral part of your experience. Embark on an unforgettable journey with Culture and Touring and discover Europe in a completely new way.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

On this tour we will delve into the ancient history of the right bank of the Vltava, the river that structures the city of Prague.

We will begin at the headquarters of Charles University , the first university in Central Europe, a protective temple of classical wisdom in the Middle Ages, brought to these lands by King and Emperor Charles IV , the most powerful Czech monarch in history, who converted Prague. in a more than worthy capital of the Holy Roman Empire.

The city forum, the great historical crossroads, the Old Town Square await us. Not missing from our tour is the explanation of the jewel of the place, the mythical astronomical clock, an enigma for all those who observe it for the first time.
The magnificent clock will teach us that the Middle Ages were not always as dark a time as we had been told.

Immediately afterwards, we will direct our steps to the enormous statue that dominates the center of the square, and its main character, Master Jan Hus , humble parish priest as well as venerable rector, who with his sermons convinced an entire nation of the need to a reform of the Church. We will learn about his tragic fate and the terrible consequences it had for the Czech kingdom of Bohemia for centuries to come.

We won't forget the imposing Church of Our Lady of Týn , whose name derives from a nearby merchants' shelter, one of the first fortified structures in the city.

After passing by the only medieval market that still exists, the one on Havelská Street, we will reach the old horse market, the current St. Wenceslas Square , crowned by the statue of the patron saint of the Bohemian lands. Not far from this square we will find the only survivor of the wall of the time, the splendid Powder Tower .

Finally, the synagogues and the old Jewish cemetery in the Josefov area will transport us to one of the most densely populated medieval Jewish neighborhoods in history, where overcrowding and flooding caused by the river went hand in hand with stories of supernatural monsters. supposedly created by the rabbis.

All this, sprinkled with small stops of advice and recommendations to make your stay in Prague easier and more authentic .

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Ovocný trh 560/5, Staré Město, 110 00...
    Ovocný trh 560/5, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
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    Always with our yellow umbrella! You will find us at the door of the Karolinum building, headquarters of Charles University, on Ovocný Trh Square, next to the Estates Theatre.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Old Town Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Prague Astronomical Clock
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Havelska Market
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Karlova univerzita
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Puerta de polvo
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Spanish Synagogue
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Old New Synagogue
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Old Jewish Cemetery
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Maisel Synagogue

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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BARBARA 02 Jan 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Andrea fue muy buena guia y el recorrido estuvo muy interesante
Miguel 31 Dec 2023
Santa Pola

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
El tour con la guía Clara ha sido excelente. Con una duración correcta donde ha explicado los aspectos más importantes que debíamos conocer de la ciudad de Praga. Ha sido muy ameno y las explicaciones muy buenas. ¡Repetiríamos sin duda!
Ericka 14 Oct 2023
Mexico City

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Todo muy bien
Virgi 11 Oct 2023

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Impresentable, nos presentamos 30 min antes y allí no apareció nadie, le escribimos y no nos contestó nadie. Menos mal que había un tour de APraga y vámonos en el que amablemente nos hicieron hueco y sinceramente ¡gracias por no aparecer!
Jorge 06 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
El tour decía medieval y nos Dieron la información del tour de la Mañana Solo tendrían que cambiar los temas
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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