Other Old Town Hall highlights are the Gothic doorway leading to its splendid interior with its art exhibits and displays, a chapel built in 1381, and an old prison.Be sure to make the ascent (by stairs or elevator) to the top of the Old Town Hall Tower for its fine views over Prague.Wenceslas Chapel (Svatovaclavska kaple) with its spectacular jewel-encrusted altar with more than 1,300 precious stones.Also of note, although rarely displayed, are the Czech crown jewels (on average, they're exhibited just once every eight years).Be sure to make the climb up the cathedral's 97-meter main tower for splendid views over Prague.One of Prague's most recognizable buildings is the Church of Our Lady before Týn (Kostel Matky Boží před Týnem), usually abbreviated to simply Týn Church.
The Clementinum (Klementinum), one of the largest collections of historic buildings in Europe, is home to the National Library of the Czech Republic.For some accommodation ideas in the area see our recommended luxury, mid-range, and budget hotels near Prague Castle.One of the most recognizable old bridges in Europe, magnificent Charles Bridge (Karlův Most) boasts 32 unique points of interest along its 520-meter span.With more than six million books, the Clementinum's collection is huge and includes copies of every book published in the Czech Republic.
A highlight is the exquisite Baroque Library Hall with its beautiful ceiling artwork, the 68-meter-tall Astronomical Tower with its spectacular views over Prague, and the splendid Mirror Chapel with its exquisite décor.
(English language guided tours are available.) At night the lights from Prague Castle glow in a range of hues.