Itinerary: Masaryk Station – Straka Academy – Mánes Bridge – Rudolfinum – Smetana Embankment – National Theatre – Žofín Palace – Café Slavia – Estates (Stavovské) Theatre – U Hybernů Palace – St. Cross Church in Panská Street – Wiehl House on Wenceslas Square – National Museum – State Opera – Church of St. Ludmila on Peace Square (Náměstí Míru)
Meeting point: in front of the Masaryk's Station building
Date of tour: anytime per your order
Reference length of tour: 5 hours
Recommended for: pupils of 2nd level elementary school, secondary school students, adults, seniors
starting at 246 CZK/person (for more information view Price list
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Admission fees to premises: NO
Practical details and other information:
– possibility to modify the programme and length of the selected tour according to the client's requirements
– if a requirement is placed for preparing a special "tailored" programme, the price is set up individually per agreement and on the basis of the prepared content, level of complexity and resolution of specific requirements received from the client
– admission fees to premises are not included in the price
– payment of the stipulated price can be made either in cash at the meeting point before activity startup, or through bank transfer
– discounts and benefits: 10% loyalty discount for permanent clients, significant discounts for groups (more information here
Which way shall we go / what shall we talk about:
In the 19th century the Czech society started to withdraw from religion and nature became the symbol of freedom and a paragon inspiring art. A new trend of “antique-mania” and a desire to visit exotic countries started to prevail. In addition, the first half of the 19th century was marked by an interest in English culture and art. The period of Romanticism was followed by purism and historicism and the first transport and industrial buildings were built.
The first railway station in Prague – Masaryk Railway Station – was built in 1845 and that is where we will meet and start our tour through the 19th century Prague.
We will continue to the quarter of Klárov where Straka’s Academy, the seat of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, is located and follow to Mánes Bridge and the Rudolfinum, built by architects Josef Zítek and Josef Schulz.
We will pass along Smetana quay, the first Prague quay created in the 1840s. Our essential stop will then be the National Theatre, built by Josef Zítek. A nice island is located nearby which was originally called “Barvířský”, referring to dyers who settled there, and later nicknamed “Žofín” after the Princess Sophia. Today it is called the Slavonic Island (Slovanský ostrov) and we will admire its Neo-Renaissance building, built in 1837, which hosts ceremonial cultural events and balls in particular.
We will take a stroll along the avenue of Národní třída from there, passing along the Slavia café to the headquarters of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Národní třída features a number of buildings from this specific historical period, such as “Platýz” (Halibut) Palace, the first rental house in Prague renovated at the beginning of the 19th century in classicistic style. We will head off to another theatre: the Estates Theatre, founded by František Antonín Count Nostitz Rieneck in 1781. We will continue via the Fruit Market to the Powder Tower and have a look at the newly renovated U Hybernů Palace and the Saint Cross Church, located at the corner of Na Příkopě and Panská Streets at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. It is one of a handful of churches built in this era.
The 19th century meant a tremendous boom for Wenceslas Square, too. In this perspective Wiehl House, in particular, is worth mentioning. The climax of the revivalist effort of the Czech nation was the construction of the National Theatre as well as the National Museum, situated on top of the square. However, we must not forget about another cultural venue located nearby, the State Opera House – originally the New German Theatre – built by Viennese architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer between 1886 and 1887. Taking the tube from the Muzeum station we will move to Náměstí Míru, featuring St. Ludmila’s Church. We will also go to Prague Castle, namely St. George’s Convent, and visit the permanent exhibition of Czech paintings and sculptures from the 19th century.
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on the phone number: (+420) 606 746 377
Family = min. 2 adults + 1 child, or 1 adult + 2 children / max. 2 adults + 2 children / age of children 5–15 yrs.
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