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would like to invite you to beautiful Prague
, the wonderful Czech capital located on the Vltava River. Prague has some famous nicknames that underline the beauty and uniqueness of the city. The "Golden City" and the "City of the Thousand Spires" are certainly the most famous and aptly describe the character of this more than 1000 year old place. The historical centre of Prague is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and rightfully. The architecture from many centuries, from Gothic to Cubism, reflects the breadth of Prague's history. Prague was fortunate to have been spared major destruction during the Second World War, so that today the city can show itself in its old and almost untouched beauty; without large scars and modern buildings, which today dominate the cityscape of many other cities, but fortunately play hardly any role in Prague.
With its numerous alleys, the city on the Vltava River often looks like a small town, while only a few metres further on, traffic roars and the flair of the cosmopolitan city comes into its own. A visit to Prague is always a very special experience. Even if you have already visited Prague, you will always be able to discover something new and previously unknown in the city with every visit. Enjoy your stay in one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the world, the Golden City of Prague !
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We would like to recommend to you the following Top 10 sites you should consider visiting while in Prague. Here are our Top 10 attractions in Prague:
1. Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock
The Old Town Hall of Prague, located at the south-eastern corner of the Old Town Square, the central marketplace of Prague's Old Town, is one of the city's main attractions. The town hall was built in the Gothic style with particularly striking round and ogival windows. Visit the City Hall and climb the City Hall Tower to enjoy the fantastic view of Prague's Old Town.
Not to be missed is the world-famous Astronomical Clock on the southern wall of the Town Hall, which was completed at the end of the 15th century. The clock is decorated with various figures such as the Grim Reaper. In the 17th century, the clock was supplemented by moving figures, the now famous Procession of the Twelve Apostles, which sets itself in motion at the sound of bells every full hour. The town hall clock is an astronomical clock because it has a sun hand that moves with the course of the sun and a moon hand that indicates the phases of the moon. In addition, the ecliptic for the signs of the zodiac can also be read, i.e. in which sign of the zodiac the sun is currently located.
2. Prague Castle
Located in Prague's Hradcany neighborhood, Prague Castle is clearly one of the most visited and most famous tourist attractions in the world. Originally constructed as a walled fortress around the year 870, the castle has evolved significantly over the years, featuring samples of much of the last millennium's leading architectural styles. Some of Prague's most popular tourist sites can be found inside the castle walls, such as St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, the Powder Tower, the Old Royal Palace, and the Golden Street. Being the world's largest castle complex, this huge fortress takes considerable time to visit, but it is time well spent. Do also make sure to visit the Royal Garden as well dating back to 1534 and home to many magnificent old houses, including the Ball Game Pavilion, the Royal Summer House with its Singing Fountain, and the Lion 's Court.
3. St Vitus Cathedral
St Vitus Cathedral is one of the most famous highlights of Prague Castle. The cathedral is the cathedral of the archbishopric of Prague and also the largest church building in the whole nation. The cathedral was built under Charles IV and was modelled on the cathedrals of French kings of the time. The construction of the cathedral began in 1344 and among the highlights of St. Vitus Cathedral are the burial chambers of the Czech rulers and the coronation insignia, which are kept in the cathedral's crown chamber. If you visit St. Vitus Cathedral, be sure to try the 99-metre high main tower of the cathedral. You cannot have a better view over Prague.
4. Charles Bridge
It is one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe: the Charles Bridge over the Vltava River. Bordered by two towers, it is only open to pedestrians and is very busy almost around the clock. A must for every visitor to Prague, if only because the view over the river and the castle from here is simply fantastic.
Charles Bridge (Karluv most) connects the Malá Strana and Staré Mesto districts, i.e. the Old Town and the Lesser Town, via 16 arches. Today, only pedestrians stroll across the bridge, but this has not always been the case: since 1883 it was open to the horse-drawn tram and at the beginning of the 20th century also to the electric tram.
5. Central Square
One of Prague's most prominent locations and a popular meeting place for locals and tourists alike is the Old Town Square. The square is huge, about 9000 square meters. Here the flaneur will find numerous cafés, street artists and groups of visitors. On this plaza, there is something going on at any time of the day. Especially beautiful are the decorated facades of the houses that frame the plaza. The houses on the square are partly built on Romanesque and Gothic foundations, in the cellars these are still visible. Already back in the 12th century buildings were constructed here. Renaissance and baroque houses were built on these foundation walls.
Here on the square you can stay and watch the hustle and bustle: Numerous restaurants have large terraces here. Often there is also a market or stalls with grilled food and drinks. The square is also the location for many events taking place here thoughout the year.
6. Old Jewish Cemetery
One of the most famous Jewish cemeteries in Europe
is the old Jewish cemetery in Prague. Located in Prague's old town in the old Jewish quarter Josefov, it was laid out in the 15th century. The last burial took place here in the 18th century. The many gravestones stand close together and are still well preserved today.
Due to lack of space in the small cemetery, the dead were buried in several layers one above the other, in some places in up to 12 layers. Due to the different layers of earth, the ground went up and down, hills were formed and the many gravestones were pushed into each other. A narrow path leads between the many gravestones and under the trees. Every visitor can take in the atmosphere in his own way. Many say it is beautiful and mystical here. The old Jewish cemetery is a place to reflect, pause and linger.
7. Golden Lane
The Golden Lane is probably the most famous street in the city. The houses in the alley on the Hradcany are so small that one has the feeling of being in a kind of parallel universe. The houses were built in the 16th century by order of Emperor Rudolph II. Because the emperor had a total of 24 guards, but space was limited, the houses had to be built very small. After the guards became fewer at some point, other people moved into the houses. For example goldsmiths and merchants, who gave the alley their name. The Golden Lane became famous among tourists due to the fact that the great writer Franz Kafka once lived and worked at house number 22 from 1916 to 1917.
8. Prague Zoo
Prague Zoo is the largest zoological garden in the Czech Republic and belongs to the most beautiful zoological parks in the world. In 2015 the Prague Zoo was awarded the fourth best zoo in the world. So don't miss out on a visit to the zoo when you spend a few days in Prague. Located in the north of Prague, in the green and quiet Troy district, the zoo occupies an area of almost 60 hectares. It is criss-crossed by paths with a total length of 10 kilometres, so you will also get some exercise while you explore the zoo and its many attractions.The enclosures were designed to be as similar as possible to the natural environment of the animals. So you can put yourself in a tropical rainforest, an African desert or a South American pampas in just a moment. Monkey islands, the gorilla pavilion, the Indonesian jungle, the valley of elephants, the swamp of birds and much more await you. The Zoo regularly prepares various entertainment and educational events for its young and old visitors alike. If you are tired after all the wildlife discovery, you can take a cable car to the north of the garden and enjoy the view from the 18.5-metre high tower. There is something for everyone, and you will always remember your visit to the Prague Zoo with a smile on your face.
The Klementinum was once a Jesuit monastery and is now the seat of the Czech National Library. The building complex was built in the Baroque and Rococo periods and is an architectural work of art with frescoes and lavish decorations. The Astronomical Tower is also part of the Klementinum, from which you have a great view of the city from a height of over 68 metres. The tower also houses an exhibition of old measuring instruments used to take astronomical measurements in the 18th century. The Meridian Hall and the Hall of Mirrors are other beautiful rooms of the Klementinum, but the heart of it is the baroque library hall. This is one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.
10. Petrin Tower
The Petrin tower, a 60-meter-high steel tower, is named after the mountain Petrin on which it stands. Similarities with the Eiffel Tower are not entirely coincidental, it is said that the observation tower was built in 1891, only a few years after the Eiffel Tower was completed. From its platform you have a wonderful panoramic view over the roofs of Prague, the Vltava River and beyond the city limits. In order to climb the tower, you first have to climb the hill, though. Either by walking up the stair (only 299 steps to the top) or with the Petrin funicular, which like the tower was also built in 1891. By the way, on the way to the tower there is also a restaurant with an observation terrace. At the top of the hill Petrin around the tower there is a great park, with a meadow for picnics and gardens for walking. In the 1950s an antenna for television was installed on the tower, since then the observation tower Petrin is the Prague television tower so to speak. In 1991 the tower was reopened to the public after an extensive long renovation.
Hopefully our bus company
suggestions will help you a bit planning your visit to Prague. Those were just a few, but indeed there are whole lot more interesting places to visit in Prague. The Golden City is rich with history, culture and also a vibrant nightlife scene. Prague is always worth a visit.
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