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Prague Welcome Tour

Order Tour Code: P 1
Tour availability: Tour available in summer season Tour available in winter season Recognized by UN as an unique heritage site
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This general introductory tour lasts four hours and it can be just a walking tour or a combination of walking and driving.
The guide will show you the most famous historical sights of Prague, its architecture and history.
You may start any time you require.
It is 100% customized tour for you.
Tickets to attractions are not included in the tour price.

Come with us to see all the historical parts of Prague, listen to our guide to learn more about the history of the city that dates back to the 9th century, the history of each of its historical parts. The Old Town with its churches, medieval streets of a special charm, the center of it - the Old Town Square and the famous Astrological Clock, the Jewish Quarter with its synagogues and the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Jewish Town Hall with the Hebrew Clock, the Charles Bridge from the 14th century decorated with 30 baroque statues, the island Kampa and the 16th century Small Town with the dominant, the green dom of the church of st. Nicholas, the Hradcany Town, where people that worked for the Prague Castle lived with the Strahov monastery and the Loreto church and the area of the Prague Castle.

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"Prague, a city of the heart of Europe, built on the cultural heritage of generations, carrying in its walls the strength of the past and the present. Prague , majestic in its ancient architecture, majestic even in historic bondage, with a hundred spires that strive for the sky. Always open to accept the worthy, a magnet for the fulfillment of the spiritual in mankind. A magical city, which reveals much, but veils even more.

There are cities, which have witnessed centuries, cities that were the focus of battles, joyful victories, sometimes cruel defeat, either shined on, or damned, in history´s unfolding. Cities that, nevertheless, retain their identitry, their unique place in the world, their unconquerable character. Metropolises where science complements art, where mystery molds with life, and beauty marries form.

Places of magnificient energy, flowing from unknown sources, which have their own enticing quality, inner rythms, and hidden harmonies. In all probability, cities such as this can only ever come into being in chosen areas where the earth and sky meet.
The great metropolises are sought out by bearers of the spirit, who understand the past as well as the time they live, and set the course for generations to come, bringing order to the places they inhabit, forever leaving their mark..."

Prague has always been a city of astrologers, and has many buildings which bear signs of the Zodiac, in many variations.Following the Zodiac alone one can find out about existing and lost house signs in the Old Town, Little Quarter, and Hradcany, which include The Golden Ram, The Black Bull, Adam and Eve´s, The Silver Crab, The White Unicorn, The Blue Lion, The Divine Well, or The Golden Carp.

The Two Red Lions, which gave the name to a building which lies at the entrance of the winding , serpentine streets of the Old Town, can be interpreted as wto Custodians of Prague long turned to stone. Throughout the world the Lion represents Regal power, in Christianity it represents the apparition of the living word and in astrology it symbolises the fire signs under the Sun, as well as health, strength, and new life. The Lion in alchemy symbolises sulphur, though in red he represents a finished Philosopher´s Stone, sought after for generations by those seeking the meaning of life.

The Two Red Lions stand watch over Prague, and those who wander its streets, which continued vigilance: Petrarca, Parler, Bruno, Shakespeare, Dee, Brahe, Kepler, Boehme, Descartes, Swedenborg, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Kafka, Tesla, Einstein, Brod, Rilke, Edison, Steiner, Brunton, Tenhaeff, Grof, Dalai Lama, Sri Chinmoy, Coelho, ...all visited the Golden City and were never able to forget it.

"During Bruno´s sojourn Giordano Bruno published a book entitled 160 Articles Against Contemporary Mathematicians and Philisiphers, which he dedicated to Rudolph II. The book was published in Prague at the printing-house of Jakub Jiri Dacicky..."

"The spirit of the Renaissance was a new light dawning over Europe after the lengthy dark ages: the Renaissance began at the end of the 13th century and reached its peak at the end of the 16th century. The rapid development of the human spirit, along with the discovery of the New World, revolutionary new knowledge in astronomy and cosmology, and a new understanding of man and the immortal soul, provoked a backlash from the Church. The Holy Officium, an institution of the Inquisition founded in 1542, was given an edict in the form of malleus Maleficarum, a book which prescribed dateiled instructions on how to deal with witches..."

"Giordano Bruno was born in this period and would grow into a man of rare calibre. He became the fulfilment of the ideal Renaissance scholar, a follower of the Polish heretic Copernicus, a reador of Plato, Aristotel and Virgil, and an admirer of the Spanish alchemist-monk Raymond Lull. He was a former Dominican monk and he spent most of life in exile or travelling through foreign countries. He travelled in countries where the arm of the Inquisition was short, and was unable to catch Bruno in its grasp. On Easter of 1588, Bruno found his way to Rudolph II´s Prague.

At the time Prague was a city where even a scholar labelled a "Cathar in disguise" was safe from harassment. Bruno stayed there for only a short time, not more than six months, but came to be regarded as a peer among those close to the emperor, Rudolph himslef held Bruno in high regard. Consequently, Bruno dedicated one of two books he published in Prague to the enlightened monarch.

During his stay Bruno also lectured at Charles University, and it is likely he resided at the univirsity residence in the Carolinum, which was regularly inhabited by university professors.

Though Bruno received a favourable welcome from his coleagues and the promise of a secure existence, the residency was not enough to entice Bruno to remain. He longed for his homeland, Italy. In 1591 he accepted an invitation from Venetian nobleman Mocenigo, to teach him the Art of Memory.

Mocenigo was a spiteful man, and when he suspected the scholar of holding back knowledge he handed Bruno to the Inquisition. Bruno spent 8 years in prison, and was burnt at the stake in Rome in 1600. For the next century his works were pronounced anathemas..."

text - Jiri Kuchar - "Praha esotericka"

Prague - historical pearl of Europe - is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Textbook of architectural styles with its wealth of monuments, a city filled with music, romance and nostalgia is mainly a modern city full of life! Since 1992 the historical core of the city covering 866 hectares has been listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

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