Prague audio tour: Tales Behind the House Signs of Old Prague

Tales Behind the House Signs of Old Prague

Walking Tour

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40 mins
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0.6mi

About the Tour

When I first came to Prague as a child, I was enchanted by the beauty of its Old Town. Every residential building is a work of art thanks to the city’s house signs. Later in life, my curiosity led me on a quest to find out more, and I’ll share what I’ve discovered so far on this walk through medieval Prague’s most charming streets. Their pictures and symbols on signs reveal the history of each and every house, but they also tell a story about local culture.

Some of the highlights include:

• Finding out about life in the medieval city
• Listening to the stories and gloomy legends of the people who lived in the city
• Getting a glimpse of the theatre where Mozart worked
• Visiting the medieval market in the St. Gallus Quarter
• Visiting St. Giles Church, one of the oldest in Prague
• Admiring one of Prague’s most charming public squares, the Little Square

This tour offers a taste of Prague to first time visitors, but I hope it’s also an inspiration for those who know the city and want to discover more about it.

Tour Producer

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Jana Vesela

I am an enthusiastic traveller and lover of art. I have studied languages and literature and I am happy to combine all my passions into my job, as a freelance guide in Prague. I love exploring the hidden stories of my city. I offer tours in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Please see my TripAdvisor page for more: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g274707-d14772193-Reviews-Jana_Prague_Tours-Prague_Bohemia.html

Major Landmarks

  • Wenceslas Square

  • Estate Theatre

  • Old Town

  • St. Gallus Market

  • St. Giles Church

  • Little Square

Directions to Starting Point

Start in the lower part of the Wenceslas Square. It's at a 2-minute walking distance from the closest metro station Mustek.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

If you want to try the famous Czech draft beer, the pub At the Golden Tiger (Husova 17) is a perfect choice. For the ones who go rather for ice cream and coffee, I recommend the cafe Creme de la Creme (Husova 12) in the same street, in the house At the Three Standard Bearers.

Best time of day

I suggest taking this tour in the morning hours (before 9am) when the city is not yet crowded. But of course, you can take it any time of day.

Precautions

Prague is a very safe city, but of course, it is always good to watch your belongings, not to give a chance to pickpockets, especially in crowded places. Be careful when crossing the streets and use the zebra crossings when possible.

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