Are you about to have a vacation in Prague? You may have booked yourself for a place to stay there but to give you an overview of what sight to expect, this article may serve for that purpose. Read on and have fun!
Prague is the Capital and the largest city of the Czech Republic. It played an important role in the history of Europe. Since the medieval times, it holds the reputation of one of the most beautiful cities in the world gaining these following titles: "The Golden City", "City of Hundred Spires", "Crown of the World", and the "Stone Dream". With the fall of the Iron Curtain, Prague has become one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. In fact, it ranks the sixth most-visited European destination after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin. Added to that, Prague is known for hosting events like the Film Music, Writers Festivals and as well as Fashion Shows.
Since Prague was one of the few European cities who considerably suffered less damage from the World War II, most of its historic architecture remained true to its form. In fact, the historical center of the city is a monument reserve which was added to the list of natural and cultural heritage of UNESCO in 1992. In 2000, the European Community granted Prague the title - "European Capital of Culture". Tourist flock to visit Prague's historical sights and creative architectural structures from Art Nouveau to Baroque, Renaissance, Cubist, Gothic, Neo-Classical to ultra-modern.
When you get to this awesome city, you shouldn't miss to visit the Old Town where the medieval Astronomical Clock is found; get to visit the picturesque Charles Bridge, as well and the vaulted Gothic Old New Synagogue of 1270. Of course, the Prague Castle which is recognized by Guinness World of Records as the largest ancient castle in the world. There are, also a number of museums in the area: the Mucha Museum as an example, showcases the Art Nouveau works of Alfons Mucha. if oyu want to get a good view of the Prsgue skyline, you may climb up the Petřínská rozhlednan, observation tower on Petřín hill, similar to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. There are many towering cathedrals and churches, as well in the vicinity of Prague, the biggest of which is the St. Vincent Vitus's Cathedral. It is the seat of the Archbichop of Prague, located within the Prague Castle which also contains the tombs of many Bohemian kings.
One can tour around Prague through walking tours, bus tours or boat tours offered by a number of travel companies there. Some even have themes such as the Kafka and legends. If you choose a boat tour, it'll take you a two hour tour on the Vitava River passing through the Prague Castle and the Lesser Town. At night, you can enjoy onboard dining and cruising then, followed by an hour trip to Prague's most beautiful squares. With all these things to experience in Prague, you'll surely find the pleasure you are looking for in this magnificent city.