Night of Churches 2019
When? 24. 5. 2019, from 18:00 to 23:00
Where? Everywhere around Prague and the Czech Republic
How much? Free
During next weekend in May, we will get a chance to once again taste an evening and night atmosphere in churches all around the Czech Republic and experience Christianity through music, art, and unique cultural atmosphere. This year’s tenth edition of the event will present a wide cultural and spiritual program, and almost 300 churches will open only in Prague and the Central Bohemia. Those who visit stone churches or prayer rooms can choose from a vastly varied offer including concerts, guided tours, workshops or theatre performances. There will be an opportunity to glimpse into church sacristies and monastery gardens, climb the towers, descend into the ancient crypts, or just feel the silence of Christian temples.
The Night of Churches is intended for the widest public possible – even for those who stand outside the church or at its edge. During this event, towers, sacristy, chapels, cloisters, monastic refectories, and paradise gardens are open to the public free of charge.
For more information, we recommend to visit an interactive map and look for the places you would like to visit. Unfortunately, the official website is only in the Czech language. Still, there are numbers of churches in Prague – only in the very historical city centre (Prague 1) you can find around 40 churches to visit. The closest locations to your accommodation are listed in here.
Prague Museum Night 2019
When? 8. 6. 2019, from 19:00 to 01:00
Where? Everywhere around Prague
How much? Free entry and free transportation
The very popular Prague Museum Night will be there again on Saturday 8th June. More than 40 museums, galleries, and other cultural institutions will open their doors to visitors this year. Providing a rich accompanying program and a unique night atmosphere, it will definitely be a great cultural experience.
Entry to all buildings is free of charge, with an exception of Vyšehrad, the national historic landmark, with a symbolic entrance fee of 1 CZK.
For the whole evening and night, the transportation will be provided by the Prague Public Transit, with 10 special lines (9 low-floor buses and 1 historical tram line) and free for all visitors. On the day of the event, the special lines will be ready for service from 18:30; the last connections depart from “Staroměstská” at approximately 01:00. The central hub for 9 transport lines is at Jan Palach Square. Metro/Subway operation hours are extended until 01:00.
TIP: We highly recommend you to visit information tents (opened from 10:00 to 24:00 at Jan Palach Square or in front of the National Museum) to pick up free maps and to plan your night properly, because there is no chance to visit more than like 5 places during the night. The free maps with an overview of the transportation and the museums involved will be available in the information tents. The staff will be happy to help with a selection of museums, accompanying program or transportation. Newly, you can as well plan your visit online, check the link here.
How to get to the tents from Almandine Apartments?
- The National Museum
The National Museum is a dominant of the Wenceslas Square, very close to Almandine Apartments. Check the map here.
TIP: The National Museum just recently reopened after its general reconstruction. The permanent expositions will be finished the next year, but you can still see the exhibitions, splendid interiors or a massive pantheon.
- Jan Palach Square
It is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from Almandine Apartments, as you can see here.