From Charles Bridge, we follow Karlova, a narrow, winding street that leads directly to the Old Town Square, the oldest square in the historical center of the city.
Snack and souvenir shops line the right side of the street. On the left is the Klementium, a university founded by the Jesuits and united with Charles University after the Counter-Reformation.
In the restaurant U Zlatého Hada, a restaurant with traditional Czech dishes, we enjoy a goulash with Bohemian dumplings.
The architecture of the houses in the old town is characterized by the Gothic and Baroque, but there are also a few from the Romantic period.
Shortly after, we reach times Male Namesti, the former pharmacist square. Up to the 14th century, many pharmacies were here. Also one of the most renowned pharmacies of the town had settled here.
From here it is only a few steps to the old town hall with the famous Prague Astronomical Clock, the Prague Orloj.
Right next to it is the Old Town Square with the massive Jan Hus monument in the middle.
Hus ranks as a Czech national saint, who stood up for freedom of religion. He preached against the worldly possessions and greed of the church.
Hus did not see the Pope but the Bible as a supreme authority. For his teachings, one burned him at the stake in Constance.
To this picturesque backdrop, we watch a pretty Asian bride and groom for a while, posing in front of a carriage.
The Zelezná leads southeast. We follow it to the Karolinum, one of the headquarters of Charles University. The dark oriel of the chapel is striking. Next to it is the Estates Theater.
A small band of musicians probably invites you to a Don Giovanni show, which takes place here every day. Mozart stayed in Prague for a long time. He composed here, and Don Giovanni had its premiere in Prague.
On Havelska Square is a market, which of course arouses our curiosity. But we are already slightly tired, so we turn into the Na Mustku and go to Wenceslas Square.
Here, photo exhibition commemorates the Prague Spring and the invasion of the troops of the Warsaw Pact.
Unfortunately, the National Museum is scaffolded, so that the nice optics of Wenceslas Square is somewhat disturbed. Even so, we are very impressed by the architecture of the scenery.
The Historical Center of Prague has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1992.
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