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Explore the Old Town, Prague

Exploring Prague’s Old Town, with its narrow cobbled streets, attractive buildings and historic sights is an interesting and enjoyable way to spend your day. The 65-metre-high Powder Tower marks the eastern entrance to the Old Town, and the Staroměstské Náměstí (Old Town Square) has served as Prague’s main market place for over a thousand years.

Surrounding the square are some wonderful historic buildings, including the Old Town City Hall and its medieval Astronomical Clock. Crowds gather here at the start of every hour to see the 12 apostles, rotating inside the clock. Another place not to be missed is the gothic Tyn Cathedral, with its 80-metre-high towers, each topped by four small spires. The interior of the cathedral (especially the altar), is said to be one of the most elaborate and ornate in the Czech Republic.

There’s also a historical Jewish quarter called Josefov – which has six synagogues, including Maisel Synagogue and the Spanish Synagogue. The Jewish Ceremonial Hall can be found here, too, as well as the Old Jewish Cemetery and the remains of the old Jewish ghetto. The whole area of the Old Town is steeped in history, making it well worth a visit.