Prague’s historic centre, which was undamaged in WWII and has avoided large-scale redevelopment, offers excellent architectural sights. The Little Quarter, Old Town and New Town historical districts were given Unesco World Heritage status in 1992. The quarter contains more than 3500 buildings, over 1500 of which are designated cultural monuments.
Signs of the times in Prague
When visiting Prague, one of the most noticeable features in residential areas is the amount of colourful and intricate house signs that adorn the different buildings. As signage only began here in 1770, people used to use symbols to mark out their property. This was the precursor to this traditional fund today, with Lesser Town offering a particularly rich array of this. Some of the more remarkable signs can be found at the House of the Three Fiddles, the House of the Two Suns and the House of the Green Lobster, and at the Golden Snake and at the Blue Star.