Royal Way Prague

Prague is a city of rich culture and history and has a lot to offer to Prague travellers. If it’s your first visit to the Czech capital, we recommend starting your exploring with the Royal way. It is a road that goes all the way through the Old Town, Mala Strana, and up the hill to the Prague Castle.

The name comes from an earlier tradition for Czech kings, that was started by the king Charles IV,  to go through the whole city before being crowned in the St. Vitus Cathedral. The Royal Way starts from the Powder Tower, the gate to the medieval city. Keep walking straight through Celetna street, it will bring you to the Old Town Square! Once you have reached the square, take a look at the Church of Our Lady before Tyn, St. Nicolas Church, Kinsky Palace, and the statue of Jan Hus (John Huss). After that, stop by to see the Astronomical Clock show of the Prague Old Town Hall. Then, get to Karlova street and walk till it ends at the Charles Bridge. Enjoy crossing one of the longest medieval bridges in Europe! After that you can have a look at John Lennon Wall, the figure of Baby Jesus of Prague (Jezulatko in Czech), and a magnificent baroque church of St. Nicolas (yes, we have two of those). A 15 minute climb up Nerudova street or 10 min. tram ride will bring you to the Prague Castle. It is the largest castle complex in the world, so it can take you 3 days to see it all, or 3 hours with us for just the Prague Castle must see sights!