Visit Prague, Czech Republic
PRAGUE is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river, the city is home to about 1.4 million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of 2.2 million.
Prague is one of the most beautiful cities, situated in central Europe, that has a lot to offer due to its rich cultural and historical heritage. The city enchants with its unique medieval charm. The numerous sightseeing spots and historical monuments make Prague a truly beautiful city to explore.
Prague's most famous landmark is The Prague Castle. Considered to be the world's largest castle complex, it has an area of almost 70,000 m² and is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
The castle is the most significant Czech monument and it has been the seat of Czech kings, emperors and presidents for a thousand years. You can wander around its courtyards, palaces, museums and garden all day long.
The whole castle grounds are dominated by the Gothic beauty of monumental St.Vitus Cathedral. Today, Prague Castle is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic.
Another major attraction is the Old Town Square, which is the heart of the city.
Here you can see the elegant tower of the Town Hall with the famous Prague Astronomical Clock, which for 600 years has been one of the greatest treasures of the city, still amazes people with its procession of Apostles, moving statues and visualization of time like no other instrument in the world. Every hour, hundreds of tourists from all over the world gather in front of the Old Town Hall to enjoy a fascinating mechanical performance.
The Gothic Charles Bridge is one of the most beautiful and romantic places in Prague. With the powerful silhouette of Prague Castle in the background, the Charles Bridge is an inspiration for many painters and photographers and is also a popular place with a spectacular panorama over the Vltava river and the city.
Your tour of Prague may include a visit to the Jewish Quarter and you may learn about Prague’s rich Jewish history. The city was one of a handful in Europe to keep its synagogues during World War II, and several still stand today along the elegant streets.
Other places worth visiting are the beautiful Baroque Church of St. Nicholas in the Lesser town and Wenceslas Square - a popular public place related to important moments of the Czech history like the protests of the 1968 Prague Spring and 1989 Velvet Revolution.
A pleasant idea is also taking a sightseeing cruise on the Vltava river and enjoy the panoramic city views.
Finally, your visit to Prague would be incomplete if you didn't visit one of the numerous vibrant and traditional bars and enjoy a tasting of Czech beer, from Pilsner to Porter, the country is well known for its wide and qualitative selection of Czech beers.
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