ACTIVITIES 

Special tours for individuals or groups with qualified guides are available during your stay at the Orea Hotel Pyramida. There's a choice of a wide range of daytime or night-time tours of Prague or you can plan your own trip. It's up to you. Our professional guides will be happy to inform you about the rich history of Prague and its surroundings. There are also a number of day trips to magical and mysterious world of the castles and palaces in Central Bohemia and the spa towns.
Don't hesitate to contact our concierge at +420 233 102 271, our colleagues will be happy to help you in planning your trips.

 

Tourist Tips

Spoilt for choice and undecided? Maybe you don’t want the average standard tourist experience? Here are a few tips on some of the sights of Prague:

 

Prague Castle

Prague Castle is arguably the most important architectural monument - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - in the Czech Republic. It is still the largest inhabited castle in the world, established in the 9th century A.D. Since that time the castle has been a seat of power for the kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, presidents of Czechoslovakia, and in modern history is a Symbol of Statehood and the official residence and office of the President of the Czech Republic.  St. Vitus Cathedral is situated within the castle, the traditional site for coronation of Czech kings and also their final resting place. In addition to the cathedral there is also the Church of the Virgin Mary, Zlatá ulička ('the Golden lane'), the Romanesque Basilica of St. George, a monastery and several palaces, the Royal gardens and defence towers. The castle houses other attractions such as museums and galleries.

 

National Technical Museum (Prague)

The National Technical Museum in Prague is the largest institution dedicated to preserving information and artefacts related to the history of technology in the Czech Republic. The museum was founded in 1908 and has been in its current location (adjacent to Letná Park) since 1941. It houses both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.

 

Strahov Monastery

The monastery was founded in 1140 by King Vladislav II with his wife Gertrude, Jan Bishop of Prague and Jindřich Zdík the Bishop of Olomouc. The Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov is one of the oldest monasteries of the Premonstratensian Order in the world and one of the most important architectural monuments in the Czech Republic. The monastery grounds include the Memorial of National Literature, Strahov Gallery and the Library which holds 200,000 books including over 3,000 manuscripts and 1,500 first editions.

 

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge is the oldest bridge over the Vltava River and the second oldest bridge in the Czech Republic. Situated in the historical centre of Prague, it links Staroměstská (Old Town) with Mala Strana. It is almost 516 m long and stands on 15 pillars connected by 16 arches. There are 2 bridge towers, one on the eastern side (Staroměstská) and another on the western side (Malá Strana).  There’s a unique collection of more than 30 sculptures erected between the 17th and 20 centuries. The bridge leads to the historical Royal Route.

 

Letohrádek Hvězda (‘Star Palace‘ – The Royal Summer Residence)

Letohrádek Hvězda is a renaissance villa situated in a game park at Prague-Liboc which was the site of the Battle of White Mountain. It was built in the shape of a six-pointed star among the so-called philosophical construction with interesting numerical symbolism. Letohrádek Hvězda has 4 floors, and each floor represents one of the 4 elements - fire, air, water and earth. The interior includes a permanent exhibition regarding the Battle of White Mountain and numerous temporary exhibitions. It is listed as a National Historic Landmark.

 

Ladronka

Landronka is one of Prague's most famous estates. It's just a short walk from Břevnov Villaj, with stunning views over Motol. The park adjacent to Ladronka has been recently renovated for pedestrians and cyclists, but predominantly skaters.