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Prague: Communist Walking Tour with Ex-Homeless Guide

Product ID: 257247
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Get to know how life was during the communist era through the stories of your guide, Aleš. You will also learn how his rebellious actions made him homeless throughout these tough times.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the personal story of Aleš as a homeless person during the communist regime
  • Discover the place where the Secret Police used to operate their practices
  • Explore Lesser Town, and get to know what was happening in this area throughout the communist era
Full description
Your guided tour will be hosted by Aleš, who is an ex-homeless person who lived throughout communist times. Your walk will begin from the Prague Creative Centre (Staroměstské nám. 4/1, Praha 1, 110 00). At this point, your guide will introduce himself and talk about the Pragulic Mission, including how he fits into it. He will also give you an initial introduction of your upcoming journey, explaining how it will help you relive communist times.

Your guide will show you the Old Town area and the spaces where the former Secret Police (State Police - StB) used to operate, whilst talking about their costumes and typical behavior. Furthermore, you will get the chance to explore the area where most of the anti-communists used to gather. After having some serious conversation about these dark times, there will be a break at a cafe in the nearby Ujezd.

Following this, the tour will continue to the Lesser Town area where it will pass through the Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Petrin park, the backside of the American Embassy, and the Church of Our Lady Victorious and of the Prague Infant Jesus. Whilst visiting these areas, your guide will be talking about these landmarks and how the Secret Police operated in this area. Finally, your guide will close the journey in the St. Nicholas Church, where you will be thanked for participating in this experience, and will hear the conclusion of your guide's story.
Includes
  • Enthusiastic guide
Not suitable for
  • Children under 16 years

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Meeting point

The meeting is located at the Prague Creative Center. You can get into the building and wait at the reception just few steps after entering the building. In case you cannot find the meeting point or any other trouble, please call Aleš to +420 774 287 385.

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Product ID: 257247