Walk on the King’s Road Prague

“Feel like a queen or king in Prague and don’t forget to take your walking shoes“

You arrived in Prague. Maybe for a 2-3 days vacation or maybe for a long term stay. Before you came here, you searched `where to go to Prague?’ and found out that the top three must-see places are Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, and Prague Castle. But did you know that the road which is connecting these three historic landmarks called “King’s Road”?

King’s Road or The Royal Route is today’s most crowded and most famous touristic route in Prague. In the middle of the 15th century, the Royal Route (Královská Cesta) was used for the procession of Czech Kings’ for their coronation process in St.Vitus Cathedral (Prague Castle). The kings were starting the walk from the Republic Square, passing through the Powder Gate, arriving at Old Town Square, then to Charles Bridge and from the Lesser Town Square climbing up to the Neruda Street and arriving at the Prague Castle. It takes around 45 minutes to complete the route. Here’s a useful map for your trip:

Please click here to see the map.

By the way, at Lesser Town Square (Malostranské Náměstí) take your time to visit St.Nicholas Church and see one of the beautiful examples of Baroque architecture. From this square, if you decide to walk through the Zámecká street you will come across the famous stairs in Prague. Don’t forget to take pictures of the stairs and the Prague view from a different perspective. These stairs are leading you to Prague Castle. For more information about Prague Castle, visit one of my blog posts.

Walk through the King’s Road over Charles Bridge
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One Saturday afternoon, we decided to take a walk on the Royal Route with Lucida Fotograf. It was truly a “version” of the original route because our walk started at Malostranské Náměstí and head to the most famous bridge in Prague. The sculptures and the history of the Charles Bridge (Karlův Most) are spectacular. Every day thousands of people cross over the Charles Bridge. It is full of energy and life. Don’t rush and take your time. Listen to the street musicians, have a look at the art of photographers, painters, and cartoonists. 

The Charles Bridge links Lesser Town (Malá Strana) and Old Town (Staré Mesto). When you follow Karlovo Street, on your way you’ll find many souvenir shops, restaurants, hotels, patisseries and the smell of Trdelník will catch you. By the way, it’s not 100% Czech dessert.

When you reach the Old Town Square (Staroměstské Náměstí) you’ll see the crowd in front of the  Astronomical Clock (Pražský Orloj). Get the best place to watch the twelve figures of the Apostles and details of the clock operating for more than 600 years.

Old Town Square has an outstanding atmosphere. What can you find here? Tyn Church, St.Nicholas Church, Jan Hus Monument and Kinský Palace and many other picturesque buildings.

Take Celetná Street, don’t miss Black Madonna on your right just before the Powder Tower (Prašná Brána). You can climb to this tower for an unforgettable sunset in Prague.

Next to the Powder Tower, there is the Municipal House. This Art Nouveau building will take your breath away.

That day Our journey ended at Republic Square (Náměstí Republiky). There are shopping centers (Kotva and Palladium) nearby. You can enjoy the street markets in this square.

And now time to join us and watch our YouTube video, you will feel the atmosphere of Prague 🙂

Walk through the Royal Route with us!

Stay curious until the next post,

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