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Prague Lesser Town Scenic Walk

There are only few capital cities in the world which have such a magnificent skyline view as Prague. The elevated location of the Prague Castle offers also the second advantage - wide overlook of the whole historical city center with the modern part spreading over the horizon. The best way to enjoy those astonishing views is to climb the New Castle Staircase.

Take the subway A or tram 12, 18 or 22 to the Malostranska station. Walk 100 meters up the main street towards the hill to a small square where you find the staircase entrance on your left.

The staircase takes you up to the eastern entrance to the Prague Castle, allowing you to gradually admire medieval gardens spreading down the castle hill slope and views of the Jewish side of the historical city center.

Keep left at the Castle entrance and follow the path at the edge of the hill, passing around southern facade of the Castle. Here you can enjoy many views over the city.

The path takes you to the Hradcany Square where the main castle entrance is located and from where you  have the best overlook over the Lesser Town, Old Town, New Town as well as modern quarters of Prague.

Now the path starts to descend. Follow the pavement providing astonishing overlooks down  to the junction of Ke Hradu Street with Radnicke Stairs, having decorated facade of the Schwarzenberg Palace at your right.

Climb the stairs and follow the Loretanska street to a small corner which relieves narrow stairs leading back down. Descend them. There is a cafe with entrance from the platform in the middle of the stairs which offers great panoramic views of the city thanks to large windows.

Back down on Uvoz Street, turn right and walk up to the junction where you can enter on a sidewalk heading left to the park.

Follow its path winding on the slope of Petrin Hill and enjoy the ever magnificent views of the city. Remain on the uppermost level, leaving pavements turning left and down behind you.

The path will take you to the upper station of the cable car. You can ride it to the middle station and have lunch there at the Nebozizek Cafe, pricey place with unparalleled city views. Finally you can walk down the hill (or take second ride on cable car) to Ujezd where you board the tram 22, 9 or 18 and return back.

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