Nearby Sights

The busy centre of Prague, only a couple hundred meters far from the hotel can offer a number of sights: The Wenceslas square is only 500 m away, the Old Town square with the historical astronomical clock circa 850m away, and to reach the Prague castle, you can have a quick walk under 1 hour long (it’s 3 km far)

Even the closest surroundings of the hotel offers many háistorical sights, Senovážné náměstí, a then home of the Knights of the Cross, vendors and workmen, is today and attractive place full of interesting objects, restaurants and cafés.

A dominant feature of the quare is the Saint Henry’s bell tower, a building from late gothic from the 15th century. It is the tallest independently standing bellowert in Prague (65,7m) with the eldest bell in Prague. What is interesting; the bell is called Marioa, it weighs half a ton, it’s from 1518 and the clock in the bell tower works without malfunctions for nearly 450 years. Make sure to stop by on a walk, listen to the chimes, look at the city centre form the tower…

On the opposite side of the train track, in front of the bell tower, more architectonic masterpieces are situated. One of them is the Saint Henry’s and Saint Kunhuta’s church, a gothic church from the second half of the 14th century. Only a couple of steps further, between the houses in Jerusalem Street, one might bump into the Jubilee synagogue, the biggest and youngest synagogue in Prague. The colorful facade in Art nouveau style makes it impossible to be left unnoticed.

During the visit at Hotel Zlatá váha, you can’t miss the small green oasis right in front of the hotel, in the east portion of the square. The dominant element of the park in the middle of the square is a charming fountain known as the Dancing fountain (also called The Czech musicians or Prague Spring). The fountain with dancing bronze statuettes (each of which represents one of the world’s rivers : Gange, Amazon, Danube, Mississippi and Nile, which is standing aside) was placed on the square after a reconstruction in 2001. The fountain is a work of an academical sculptor Jan Wagner, the statues were made by Anna Chroma.