Staré Město (Old Town) – 9 / 13

Old Town Square is the centre of the old town with many palaces and houses. The church we have walked past is called Týn Church, or more correctly the Church of Our Lady before Týn.

The house on the other side of the small street we came from has, like all the houses of old Prague, a sign that was used in the past instead of house numbers, so we have the house At the Two Bears, the house At the Golden Apple or this house. The sign is on the corner of the house and the house is called (House at the Stone ….)

On the north side, next to St. Nicholas Church, there is a street that runs through a part of Prague called Josefov. This street was built through the local Jewish town, and it is also the most luxurious street in Prague, where you can find expensive shops. During the construction of the street, part of the Jewish town was destroyed and it was supposed to continue on, fortunately the project was not completed. The street that is supposed to mimic the most famous boulevards is named after the city where the famous boulevards are. The street name is :

At the end of it you can see Letna with the metronome, the place where the statue of Stalin once stood (while he was popular, then it was blown up) and, during the concert, the statue of Michael Jackson.

A few trees stand on the site of the old town hall, which was one of the few buildings to burn down during the war, or rather in the last days of the war.

We will continue around the town hall tower. The Old Town Clock “Orloj” can be seen on the south side of the town hall.