STAY FIT DURING YOUR PRAGUE HOLIDAY
One of the most interesting and the most original Prague sightseeing tours is the Prague running tour. It’s attractive especially for all those who want to stay fit during their Prague travel.
This is a great way to escape the busy traffic, to see all Prague sites and enjoy the fabulous views over the roofs of the Prague city centre.
Prague Running Tour can take 70-120 minutes and covers 10-14 kilometres. You are running at your own pace with experienced travel guides who will show you some city areas you would probably never discover by yourself, like, for example, some charming hidden medieval courtyards.
During this tour you can admire the Prague Castle, which dates back to the 9th century. It’s been a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia. Now it’s the official residence and office of the Czech president. It is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest ancient castle. It includes magnificent Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, Romanesque Basilica of St. George, a monastery, defence towers, gardens and palaces.
Strahov Monastery is the next to meet and admire. It’s a Premonstratensian abbey founded in 1143. It has the astonishing Theological Hall with stucco decoration and paintings from 1720s and a phenomenal library, known as Philosophical Hall, which holds an unbelievable number of rare volumes.
Tour also includes running through the New World Street. This romantic place with small houses has been attracting artists for centuries. These houses were built in the mid-14th century as an accommodation for castle workers. People used to put picturesque house signs above the door to identify their houses and these signs can be seen even today. There are houses called At the Golden Grape, or At the White Lion, a Golden Pear, but the most famous are At the Golden Griffin and At the Golden Plough. First one used to belong to a famous astronomer Tycho de Brache, and the second one to the great Czech violin virtuoso Frantisek Ondricek.
TAKE YOUR RUNNING SHOES AND SEE THE BEST OF PRAGUE
Then we are going further to Malá Strana (literally Little Side) or the Lesser Town, which is situated on the slopes just below the Prague Castle. It is opposite the larger town of Prague on the right bank of the river Vltava, to which it’s connected by the Charles Bridge. It’s one of the most beautiful and, at the same time, the most historic regions of the Prague city. It was founded in 1257, and used to be a dominant centre of German citizens with a large number of noble palaces. Its most dominant and stunning building of the Baroque era is the Wallenstein Palace.
Running along the charming banks of the Vltava river in Prague and across the impressive Charles Bridge is surely a lifetime experience. The bridge, which construction started in 1357 and finished in the beginning of the 15th century, used to be the most important connection between Prague castle and the Old Town Prague side. It has three bridge towers- two on the Lesser Town side and the third one on the Prague Old Town side. The last one is known as one of the world’s most astonishing gothic-style buildings.
After crossing the bridge, we can run and explore the narrow magical streets of the Old Town and its notable places such as the Old New Synagogue, Old Town Square, Astronomical Clock.
PragueEye believes you will enjoy this wonderful tour, that leads you from the tiny lanes to the major tourist attractions in Prague. It’s perfect for beginners as well as for hobby and performance runners on vacation. All you have to do is to take your running shoes and enjoy a completely different Prague tour.