Petřín Hill and other Attractions close to Vintage Design Hotel SAX Prague

There are a number of other nearby churches and sights in the Lesser Town, Prague as well.

Among these are important Prague landmarks such as the Hill of Petrin with its famous viewing tower and the Vltava River, on the banks of which you will find the National Theatre and the renowned Café Slávia.
Of course, there are countless restaurants, bars and other cultural attractions as well.
 

Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square is Prague’s main boulevard, and the centre for shops, bars, banks, casinos & hotels. It is an extremely popular place for tourists to stay, as most of Prague's sights & attractions lie within easy walking distance.

Old Town Square & Astronomical Clock

Old Town Square & Astronomical Clock

With its origins in the 12th century, the Old Town Square is the most significant square in the historical centre of Prague and is unquestionably one of the most beautiful historical sights in Europe.

The Astronomical Clock is one of the most popular Prague tourist attractions. Watch the procession of the Twelve Apostles, then climb the tower for spectacular views over the Old Town.

Lesser Town Square

Lesser Town Square

Started as a market place it has always been the centre of life in the Lesser Town.

Today, there are official buildings and restaurants. The important buildings include the St Nicholas Church, the Town Hall, the Sternberg Palace, and the Smirický Palace.
On the facade of the Baroque Kaiserstain Palace there is a bust of the great Czech soprano Emma Destinn who lived there between 1908 and 1914.

Nerudova Street

Nerudova Street

Named after the poet and journalist Jan Neruda, who lived at No 47 in the House of Two Suns, it is the picturesque narrow street that leads up to Prague castle as a part of Royal Way.

Kampa Island

Kampa Island

Known as the Venice of Prague, Kampa Island has been formed by a branch of the Vltava called the Devil's Stream (Certovka).
Originally there were only gardens on the island but it was also used for washing clothes and bleaching linen. In the 17th century the island became well known for its pottery markets.

Today it is an elegant part of Prague with a village-like character.

Petřín Hill - only a short walk from Vintage Design Hotel SAX Prague

Petřín Hill - only a short walk from Vintage Design Hotel SAX Prague

With a height of 318 m the Petrin Hill is a network of eight parks offering magnificent panoramas of Prague.
Most of the vineyards from the 12th century were transformed into gardens and orchards by the 18th century and today it is a great place for quiet walks easily accessible from Hradcany and Strahov or by funicular railway from Újezd.

Up the hill there is the Stefánik Observatory, the 60m high Observation Tower - an imitation of the Eifel Tower, the Hunger Wall that was built by the poor of the city in return for food in the 14th century, the Mirror Maze, the Church of St Lawrence and the wooden Church of St Michael.

National Theatre

National Theatre

The National Theatre in Prague is a stunning neo-Renaissance building set on the banks of the Vltava River, its golden roof gleaming in the sunshine on fine weather days.

National Museum

National Museum

The National Museum is the largest, oldest museum in the Czech Republic. This monumental, neo-Renaissance building, dominates the top of Wenceslas Square and houses a vast array of exhibits.

Dancing House

Dancing House

Dancing House cuts a fine figure alongside the river, a strikingly modern contrast to the historic Prague attractions. On the top floor of Dancing House is Prague's leading restaurants Fred&Ginger. You can see some magnificent city views from there.