The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said, “When I wanted a word for music, I found Vienna; when I wanted a word for mystery, I thought only of Prague.
Prague has a large number of buildings from all historical periods and styles, castles and churches, and, of course, Prague’s squares are a rare sight in the city.
Prague’s main attractions are located in the center of the city, concentrated in the Old Town, the New Town, the Castle District and the Small Town District, and are very easy to navigate on foot. It takes only 2-3 days to visit the main attractions.
Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, located in the center of Europe, on both sides of the Vltava River. It has an area of about 496 square kilometers and a population of about 1.21 million. Prague is divided into 22 districts, which are expanding every year. The districts 1-6 are the city center areas. The main sights are concentrated in Prague I and on both sides of the Vltava River (VLTAVA), which are easily accessible by metro, tram or on foot. The most popular place for tourists in Prague is the Old Town Square. It is an interesting experience to sit at the outdoor café in the square and wait for the astronomical clock to announce the time of the twelve disciples of Jesus every hour, or to walk from the square through the twisted old buildings and alleys to the interesting stores in the shopping area of MUSTEK.
Prague’s architecture and monuments: After World War II, Prague became the only city in Europe that was not bombed, so it has preserved buildings and monuments from all historical periods and styles, from Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical, Art Nouveau to Cubism and Surrealism. Prague’s historic center was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1992.
Museums in Prague: There are nearly 100 museums in Prague with different themes. Museum lovers should consider a trip to the annual “Prague Museum Night”, where dozens of museums are open for free and free buses take you to and from different museums.
Prague’s food: a must-see city for meat lovers. There are countless small restaurants all over Prague, in the alleys, along the Vltava River, in the underground restaurants down the street, wherever you can find good, inexpensive Czech food (such as grilled pork knuckles, grilled ribs, etc.) and the most famous Czech fresh beer.
The largest fortress in the world, with a concentration of art from all periods of history and the residence of the Czech President
It also includes the following attractions: St. Vitus Church, Old Palace, St. George’s Church, Golden Lane, Lobkowicz Palace
Prague’s most famous square, surrounded by a variety of architectural styles, is a political location where the fate of the country was decided
Also included here: Jan Hus Monument
The bridge was built in the 14th century, with 30 statues on it, and was used for the coronation parade of kings
Prague Astronomical Clock
The Charles Bridge was built in 1357 and is a stone bridge of great artistic value. The bridge spans the Vltava River, is 520 meters long and 10 meters wide, with 16 piers, and at both ends are the Prague Castle District and the Old Town District. On the bridge, you can watch street performers and some handicrafts, and you can also buy many artworks, such as watercolor paintings of Charles Bridge, and puppets dressed in traditional Czech costumes and court costumes. The oldest and longest bridge in Europe is home to 30 statues of saints, all masterpieces of 17th and 18th century Czech Baroque art, and is known in Europe as the “Open Air Baroque Museum of Europe. The original statues are now kept in the museum, but most of them have been replaced with replicas on the bridge. The eighth statue of St. John on the right side of the bridge, the guardian of Charles Bridge, has a golden cross carved in the middle of the fence, the spot where St. John was thrown from the bridge.
St. Vitus Cathedral, located in Prague Castle, is a wonderful example of Gothic architecture and contains the tombs of many of the Bohemian kings, making it the largest and most important church in the Czech Republic. The first church, located on the site of today’s St. Vitus Church, was an early Romanesque round building built in 925 by Václav I, Duke of Bohemia. The church was expanded into a Romanesque church in 1060, and in 1344 Charles IV ordered the construction of a Gothic church on the site of the original church, which was only completed in the early 20th century.
Old Town Town Hall and Astronomical Clock
A symbol of Prague’s first city self-government, the astronomical clock in the tower of the city hall is world famous.