Area Attractions

Visit Andaz Prague in the heart of the city, close to the Jewish quarter of Josefov and the New Town. Whether in the mood for some culture and history, art and cuisine, dancing and shopping, Prague has it all. 

Andaz Prague

Senovážné náměstí 976/31
Prague, Czech Republic, 110 00

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ART

Prague Rotating Kafka Head

Franz Kafka Rotating Head

A sculpture created by David Černý in 2014 which portrays the head of Franz Kafka and is located by the Národní Třída metro station is a mandatory visit which embraces the heritage of the city with innovative technology and art. Comprised of 42 kinetic steel panels, the statue stands 11 meters tall, reflecting light and rotating constantly.

The National Gallery Prague (Národní Galerie Praha)

The National Gallery Prague is a state-owned art gallery, which manages the most comprehensive collection of art in the Czech Republic and presents masterpieces of Czech and international fine art in permanent and temporary exhibitions. The National Gallery's collections are not displayed in one place, rather they are presented in a number of historic buildings within the city, such as Trade Fair Palace (Veletržní Palác), which houses the National Gallery's collection of modern art, Convent of St. Agnes (Anežský klášter), the Kinsky palace, the Salm palace, the Schwarzenberg palace, the Sternberg palace, and the Wallenstein Riding School (Valdštejnská jízdárna).

Kampa Museum

The Kampa Museum is home to a wonderful collection of art by modern artists created during the then-Czechoslovak non-conformists in the latter half of the 20th century. It also hosts the largest collection of art by one of the earliest abstract artists, František Kupka and has previously showcased the works of notable artists like Toyen and Andy Warhol. Kampa is an unmissable museum for modern art lovers and regularly holds short-term exhibitions portraying the works of modern artists from central Europe.

CULTURE

Prague Strahov Library Statues Reader

Strahov Monastery & Library

Founded in 1140, the Strahov Monastery complex encompasses the singular Strahov Library which includes a collection of medieval manuscripts, maps, and globes. Moreover, the unrivalled collection of Gothic paintings, Rudolfian artworks, as well as Baroque and Rococo masterpieces are all housed in the Strahov Gallery.

Jewish Cemetery & Josefov Quarter

Josefov is the cultural center of the Jewish community which holds a long-entangled history with the city of Prague. When walking around the quarter, the Jewish Museum in Prague is a must as it houses the Maisel Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, the Ceremonial Hall and more. The weathered tombstones in the Old Jewish Cemetery are a beautiful reminder of the history that exists within the city.

Klementinum – National Library

Home to one of the largest collections of historic buildings in Europe, Clementium is where you can find the National Library of the Czech Republic. It was originally built in the Baroque style which is best seen in the Baroque Library Hall. If you are a fan of music, the Clementium regularly hosts many festivals.

High Synagogue (Vysoká synagoga)

Built in the same year as the Jewish Town Hall, the High Synagogue was completed in 1568 and was inspired by the High Synagogue in Kraków, Poland. The synagogue has been rebuilt and reconstructed many times over the years but retains its beautiful stucco ceiling which juxtaposes the modern and simple exterior. While it is not open to visitors, the High Synagogue is the center of the Jewish community and worth noting on any walk through Josefov.

MUSEUMS

Prague National Museum

Museum of Communism

Founded in 2001, the Museum of Communism offers visitors a timely snapshot of life during communistic-era Czechoslovakia. Full of real memorabilia, interactive multimedia such as videos, and socialist realism art to name a few, this unique space provides great insight into life during the late 1940s until the Velvet Revolution of 1989.

Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum allows visitors access to key areas such as the Old Jewish Cemetery and the Spanish Synagogue, alongside interesting exhibitions which showcase the Jewish community’s art and creativity. If you are more interested in the documentation of rare manuscripts, the Shoah or their oral history collection, the museum is the right space to visit and gain unparalleled access to the history of the Jewish community.

Kafka Museum

An entire space dedicated to arguably one of the most famous writers, the Franz Kafka Museum is one space which allows visitors to gain insight into the man behind the genius. The main exhibition is known for its collection of many of the first editions of Kafka’s work and displays these alongside his own diaries, photographs, drawings and personal correspondence which have never been seen before and are not available elsewhere.

THEATERS & OPERAS

Prague National Theatre

National Theatre (Národní divadlo)

An iconic and historic building, the National Theatre was originally constructed in 1883 and is considered an integral and representative aspect of Czech history and art. The National Theatre hosts three artistic clusters: opera, ballet and drama

The Estates Theater (Stavovské divadlo)

An annex of the National Theatre since 1920, the Estates Theatre is home to many ballets and operas and focuses on the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart due to his own time conducting in that very space. Continuing with this theme, the film Amadeus, directed by Czech Miloš Forman, was filmed in the theatre.

Rudolfinum

The neo-renaissance building of Rudolfinum has been the home of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra for more than 60 years. Its largest music auditorium, Dvořák Hall, is one of the main venues of the Prague Spring International Music Festival and is noted for its excellent acoustics. Antonín Dvořák himself conducted the Czech Philharmonic in the hall in its first-ever concert in January 1896.

The State Opera

The recently reopened State Opera is well known for its history and connection to the German community within Prague. Designed by Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer, the State Opera holds the highest possible capacity of any theatre in Prague. It was previously known as the New German Theatre and the Smetana Theatre until its renaming to the Prague State Opera recently.

HISTORIC SIGHTS

Charles Bridge in Prague

Malá Strana and Charles Bridge

One of Prague's districts, Malá Strana, or "Little Side" is known as one of the most historic neighborhoods in the city. Located on the west bank of the river Vltava, Malá Strana is home to the baroque St. Nicholas Church, famous for the concerts held annually here, which use the original organ dating from the 18th century. Malá Strana can be reached walking across the Charles Bridge (Karlův most). Built in 1357, Charles Bridge spans 621 m across the Vltava river. Enjoy a stroll here while admiring the majestic beauty of its statues.

Prague Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral

Prague Castle is an iconic building and the home of the office of the President of the Czech Republic. It was previously the residence of Bohemian kings, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia. Within the complex sits the St. Vitus Cathedral, one of the most easily recognisable buildings within all of Prague. Its construction took almost 600 years and the architecture is an impeccable example of the Gothic style.

Old Town Square & Prague Astronomical Clock

Home to the Tyn Church and Clementinum, Old Town Square and the Prague Astronomical Clock are located near the Jewish Quarter of town, Josefov. Climb to the top of the Old Town Hall Tower to see a spectacularly unique view of Prague’s many old spires. As this is one of the city’s most visited spots, it is essential to ensure your journey includes the Old Town Square on its list.

Vyšehrad

A historic fort on the east bank of the Vltava river, possibly built in the 10th century. Some of the main attractions here are the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul and the Vyšehrad Cemetery, holding the remains of many famous Czechs, such as Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Karel Čapek and Alphonse Mucha. It also features Prague's oldest Rotunda of St. Martin, dating from the 11th century. Vyšehrad is tied to many of the legends that inspired the interior decor at Andaz Prague.

ARCHITECTURE

Prague Old Synagogue

Municipal House (Obecní dům)

Located on the Náměstí Republiky, the Municipal House was completed in 1911 and is a perfect example of Prague’s Art Nouveau architecture. Book one of guided tours of the entire building, including the French, Pilsner, American dining outlets, the Smetana Hall, and the many artworks and sculptures by notable names such as Alphonse Mucha or Jan Preisler. Or perhaps enjoy a concert at the famous Smetana Hall, known as a prominent venue of the International Prague Spring festival.

Dancing House

Inspired by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the Dancing House is a marvel which embodies Prague’s modern architecture. The style is known as deconstructivist as a result of its unique and twisted shape. Within the building, there is a gallery and restaurant which provide all-encompassing views of Prague in any direction.

Powder Tower (Prašná brána)

One of 13 original city gates to Prague, Powder Gate Tower is considered one of the most extravagant entrances into Old Town and was regularly used for coronation processions. It was previously a gunpowder storage facility, hence the name. The tower is a beautiful example of just one of Prague’s many iconic heritage sites.

SHOPPING

Prague shopping

Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí)

A key part of the new town, Wenceslas Square is home to one of the key shopping areas of Prague. Originally a horse market, the square was built in the 14th century and named after Wenceslas, the Patron Saint of Bohemia. If you are lucky to visit during the winter months, the square hosts a fabulous Christmas market that cannot be missed.

Pařížská Street

A prominent shopping street located in Josefov district connects Old Town Square to the Čechův Bridge and is filled with townhouses built in the Art Nouveau style. Many prominent luxury boutique stores and fashion brands can be found when walking down Pařížská Street.

Na Příkopě

Literally translating to ‘on the moat’, Na Příkopě is a street in the center of Prague which connects Wenceslas Square to Republic Square. Known for separating Old Town and New Town, it is a great place to find world-renowned luxurious shops as well as the Czech National Bank.

MARKETS

Farmers Markets on Vltava River Banks

Náplavka Farmers Market

Náplavka Market is beautifully located on the riverfront and is frequented by both locals and tourists. Every Saturday, high-quality and seasonal ingredients can be found here ranging from fruits and vegetables to cheese and eggs.

Havel Market

A traditional market located in Old Town, Havel Market is located on Havelská Street and provides a delicious selection of fresh fruit and vegetables. Indulge in a real interaction with local farmers and delight in some scrumptious produce.

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

Nightlife in Prague

Lucerna Music Bar

Located in Lucerna Palace, the Lucerna Music Bar is a regular venue for the Prague International Jazz Festival. Opened in 1995, it was previously an important stepping-stone for up-and-coming Czech bands, and now is also a regular disco on Friday and Saturday nights. Whether you enjoy jazz or more modern club music, this space has something for everyone.

Dlouhá Street

Translated as ‘long’, Dlouhá Street is right next to Old Town and combines Prague’s historic heritage with the vibrancy of modern nightlife. A variety of Prague’s best restaurants, pubs, and clubs can be found along the entire length of the street guaranteeing an unforgettable experience out.

U Fleků

A historic Czech pub, brewery, restaurant, and beer garden all rolled into one neat package. Located in New Town close to the National Theatre, the front of the brewery is known for the old clock attached to the side of it. With many traditional halls and a beer garden to sit in, customers can experience not just traditional food, but the same atmosphere is built on through regular live music. The brewery also has a museum with tours and beer tastings for visitors interested in understanding the brewing process and seeing original machinery.