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Jirská 3

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Castles/Palaces, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.5scorecard
  • 3.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Owned by the Lobkowicz noble family, this is the only privately-owned part of Prague Castle. The 16th-century palace holds treasures, such as works by masters like Canaletto, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Cranach and Velázquez, as well as a display of family and royal portraits. Equally impressive is the collection of musical instruments and original scores and manuscripts by Beethoven and Mozart, including Beethoven's 4th and 5th symphonies and Mozart's re-orchestration of Handel's "Messiah."

The included 30-minute audio tour, narrated by palace owners Alexandra and William Lobkowicz, offers visitors an overview of the history of the Czech lands through the centuries. In addition, there are daily midday classical concerts (for an additional fee). Recent visitors said the museum is fascinating, with great views and they highly recommend taking in a concert.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are 295 koruna (about $13) for adults and 220 (around $9.50) for children ages 7 to 15. It is located at the eastern end of the Prague Castle complex at the entrance by the Old Castle Steps. You can get there by subway from the Hradcany station or you can take Tram 22 to the Pražský Hrad stop. You could also make the half-mile walk to the area from Charles Bridge. For more information, visit the museum's website.

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#1 Old Town Square (Staromestské námestí)

Old Town Square is a popular spot in Prague, with travelers flocking here in droves for its beautiful architecture, colorful history and vibrant atmosphere. The square hasn't changed much since it was established in the 12th century when it functioned as the city's original marketplace. 

The square is home to some of the most historic attractions in the city, including the Old Town Hall, one of the best places to get a bird's-eye view of the city and the Prague Astronomical Clock, a beautiful timepiece dating back to the 1400s. Other architectural highlights found within the square include the Church of St. Nicholas and the Church of Our Lady before Týn, instantly recognizable for its two Gothic spires. Meanwhile, the newest additions to the square include a monument erected in 1915 for the religious reformer Jan Hus. There are also several restaurants here that spill out onto the square during the warmer months as locals and travelers alike enjoy a coffee or a beer on the patios. And if you're visiting during the holiday season, expect the square to be filled with Christmas market shoppers.

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