A piece of Hollywood in Prague
Agents Bond, Bourne, Hunt and supertough hunters of supernatural monsters made their way to Prague. Although they've never crossed paths with one another, you can follow in the footsteps of their adventures. The recesses of Prague have been attracting international film productions for decades, and this is by no means due to the tricks of an illusionist! Prague is simply a town with an attitude.
Historical gems, mysterious recesses... you'll enjoy plenty of that during this trip. No worries, most of the time you'll be just fine going on foot.
Let's start the tour around Prague with The Illusionist, starring the brilliant Edward Norton, on the square Náměstí míru, where the film theatre is found. The cunning illusionist later escaped from the nearby Main train station. From there, you can head to Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí). Daniel Bond in the role of James Bond was in search of his femme fatale Vesper (Eva Green) on the staircase of the National Museum building. In the middle of the square, in the Lucerna Hall, Marion Cotillard gave a stunning performance as Edith Piaf. You can also cross the Sherwood Park, adjacent to the Main station, and head to the streets Jindřišská and Panská. Here, in the shadow of a Gothic church, Jason Bourne was trying to find his lost identity.
The crew of Mission: Impossible had a giant aquarium smashed to pieces right on the Old Town Square, so agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) could get away. The makers of the film gave Prague more of hard time a few years later. They transformed the Prague Castle to Kremlin! To get here, you can walk through the luxurious Pařížská Street, leading from the Old Town Square, cross the Čechův Bridge, and then walk through the Jelení příkop moat.
If you decide to visit the Lesser Town, beware! It's favoured by monsters. In Kampa Park, Van Helsing faced a bloodthirsty vampire woman, and vampires threw one hell of a party in St. Nicholas Church.
No way you should miss out on the Barrandov studios. After you've had enough kilometres in you feet, take a tram or a bus to finish the star-shining trip with style. You can take a tour in the newly expanded exposition, admire props from the famous Amadeus, or visit exhibitions dedicated to other projects the studios are currently engaged in.
Make sure to book at least a day for this thrilling Prague adventure, a weekend is ideal. There's a little bit for visitors of all ages.
Prague is loved by Hollywood film-makers. Will it be by you?