Týn Yard (Týnský dvůr)
One of the most important historical sites. This block of
buildings, probably built in the 11th century, was originally a fortified
merchant yard, where customs duties – ungelt – were collected, hence the name of the whole area. The most important building here is the Granovský Palace with its arcaded loggia, one of the best preserved Renaissance treasures of Prague, with beautiful sgraffito and murals that depict scenes from the Bible and Greek mythology; of particular note is the painting of the Judgement of Paris.
Powder Tower (Prašná brána) – Na Příkopě, Prague 1, www.muzeumprahy.cz
Completed in 1475, this monumental entrance gate, through which coronation processions of Czech kings entered the Old Town, is one of the most significant monuments of late Gothic architecture in Prague. The Powder Tower, which formerly served as a gunpowder store, is still the starting point for the Coronation, or Royal, Route to Prague Castle.
Opening hours: daily 10:00–22:00 (April to September), daily
10:00–20:00 (March and October) and daily 10:00–18:00 (November to February).