Czech Republic – Prague

Czech Republic - Prague

Prague (Praha) is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic (or Czechia). It is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, such as Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague Astronomical Clock, Old Jewish Cemetery and Petrin Hill.

Prague, Czech Republic
Route 1: Municipal House → The Powder Tower → Havelský Market (Havelské tržiště) → Old Town Square → Prague Astronomical Clock → Old Jewish Cemetery → Charles Bridge

Route 2: Charles Bridge → Franz Kafka Museum → Malá Strana → Prague Castle → Petrin Hill → Dancing House (Tančící dům)

Municipal House was built from 1905 to 1911, is proof of unprecedented artistic and craft skills and quality. Lovers of Art Nouveau can take a guided tour of the whole building.

Havelský Market is the only preserved market place in Old Town dating back to 1232. It offers a large selection of fresh fruits and vegetables and on weekends, mainly tourist items.

The Old Town Hall was established in 1338 as the seat of the Old Town administration. The oldest part of the complex consists of a beautiful Gothic tower with a bay chapel and a unique astronomical clock.

Charles Bridge was built to replace the Judith Bridge that had been badly damaged by floods in 1342. The bridge is built of sandstone blocks, flanked at each end by fortified towers (Lesser Town Bridge Towers, Old Town Bridge Tower).

Franz Kafka Museum offers insight into the world of Prague-born Franz Kafka (1883–1924), one of the most important figures in 20th-century world literature.

Prague Castle has been an important symbol of the Czech state for more than a thousand years. In addition, the panoramic view of Prague Castle is one of the most spectacular in the world.

Dancing House’s concept was inspired by the dance skills of the famous film couple – the stone tower symbolizes Fred Astaire and the glass tower, his partner Ginger Rogers.

In conclusion, Prague is indeed one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Prague is worth visiting for the stunning architecture, and the food is great and inexpensive. However, please be careful as there are many scammers, especially about being charged or having extras added to your restaurant bills.

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