Prague

Prague has been a cultural and political centre in the Czech country since the early Middle Ages.

It is a town where you can feel the history on every corner. You can admire here roman basilicas and rotundas, gothic cathedrals and domes, renaissance castles but also baroque and classicist palaces.
Prague is also a modern city. With its 1,2 million inhabitants it ranks among the biggest cities in Central Europe. There are not only the headquarters of main political and administration authorities of the Czech Republic but it is also the place where different European congresses and conferences regularly take place.
The best way to indulge yourself in the atmosphere of the city is to visit local cafes, each of them having its own style and charm or to go to a traditional Czech pub with a tasty beer.

Or do you feel like picnic on Sunday afternoon in Kampa Park on the river bank of the Vltava river?
Or rollerblading in Letná Park, with a view on Prague Castle? Or a romantic walk on Petřín Hill in late spring? Taking a boat ride on the Vltava river?

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PRAGUE TOP 10 SIGHTS

1/ Charles Bridge

The oldest Prague bridge built in the place of the Judita's Bridge that had been badly damaged by a flood in 1342.



Tram station: Karlovy Lázně, from the underground station called Staroměstská



2/ Prague Castle with Saint Vitus Cathedral

A  national cultural monument, the symbol of more than millennial development of the Czech state. Today the residence of the President of the Czech Republic.

 

 

Tram stop: Pražský Hrad, from Hradčanská underground station

 


 

3/ Old Town Square with Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock

(In the top part of the astronomical clock the 12 apostles appear every hour
between 9 a. m. and 9 p. m. probably the most beautiful square in Prague)



Undeground stations Staroměstská and Můstek




4/ Jewish Quarter  (with old synagogues)

It dates back to the 13th century but its present appearance si mainly the result of a vast redevelopment action undertaken between 1893 - 1913...



Close to Old Town Square




5/ Wenceslas Square with the monument of Saint Wenceslas

(the biggest shopping and entertainment place in Prague with numerous theatres, cinemas, bookstores and also shopping malls and restaurants)



Underground station: Muzeum




6/ Lesser Town Square with a baroque Saint Nicholas Church

One of the most valuable buildings of the "Prague Baroque" period with a dominant dome and a belfry.

 

 

You can walk there from Charles Bridge up to Prague Castle

 


 

7/ Vysehrad

Ancient legends situate the original seat of the Czech princes - the legendary Princess Libuse and the first Przemyslides - on this hill.



Underground station: Vyšehrad




8/ Petrín View Tower

An iron tower 60 m high, built in 1891 on the occasion of the Jubilee Exhibition as a free copy of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.



By funicular from Újezd tram station




9/ Kampa Park

A park with the characteristic architecture on a little island between Vltava River and Čertovka)



Close to Charles Bridge




10/ ZOO

One of the best zoological gardens in Europe



Take a bus number 112 from Holešovice railway station (underground station: Nádraží Holešovice)