Prague

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and is one of the most atmospheric cities of Europe. Is on the list of Top 10 tourist destinations and since 1992 is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is a medieval city that stayed nearly undamaged during the wars and travels with the architectural currents, has elements of both Gothic and Baroque style, which preserves centuries. so it maintains the identity of and puts it into one of the most popular destinations. Historically it was the seat of the Kings of Bohemia and one of the most important commercial centres of Europe. The Prince Borijov I built Bysechrant castle on the banks of the Vltava River and later established settlements around the Castle divided Prague in smaller cities such as old town, the small town, the new town and the Kastroypoli. Prague is a city alive with bikers people and important cultural heritage, often call it, Golden City.

Attractions

New town: In the new town is one of the most central squares, Bentseslab. Located in front of the National Museum and dates back over 600 years. Particularly famous makes the statue of St Bentseslab on horseback who is the national hero and Patron Saint of the Czechs. Originally there meet at the horse market and later became a place of attraction demonstrations and celebrations.

The old town is where all visitors start browsing them. Every building that surrounds the square represents an entire open book history and architecture. Especially at night, the atmospheric lighting transforms it into a fairy-tale landscape. The clock of the old town hall is the most famous spot in the square. Constructed in 1410 with particular elements of architecture and technology of the era. This is a complex clock, consisting of 3 pieces.   In addition to the hour, this clock displays months, the position of the Moon and planets. Don't miss the ' representation ', consisting of the parade of the Apostles, which is sounding the Bell Haro holding an hourglass (thus symbolizes the passage of time), the Filaresko, symbol of vanity, the Turk that symbolizes evil and the Jew.

Prague Castle is the largest and oldest medieval castle in the world and this confirms and the Guinness World Records. The castle was the home of many Czech Kings for several centuries, but is now arguably the most important tourist attraction and a jewel over the city.  The castle includes the temple Saint Vitus, Castle Gallery, the Royal Garden, galleries, a monastery, concert venue, many palaces and museums.

Charles Bridge: Dating from 1357 and called the Avenue of statues because of the crowd, for the accuracy of 30 in total, which are mainly rulers and saints. There you will find various artists such as painters, musicians with rigged outdoor stands. An evening walk to Charles Bridge will delight you. The view of the illuminated Castle and various reflections in the waters of the River create a magical landscape.

The Gold Alley or street of alchemists is a small and narrow street of the 15th century, famous for its historic houses, that were created for the guards of the Castle and the unique exhibits of armor of the middle ages. Later it was inhabited by the chrysochooys, from where comes the name of glamour and remained until the 19th century. In the late 19th century, the road has experienced great misery,  as his underworld district. Then most of the houses were converted into shops and now sell books, tourist souvenirs, Bohemian crystals and much more.

Museums

Museum «MPERTRAMKA» is a Manor House in which hosted the Mozart by the Czech composer Dusek. The elements of the House remains unaltered since that time with a special collection of Mozart's personal items, such as prints, instruments and paintings of that era.

Miniatures Museum: Exhibits of this museum are works of Anatolij Konenko from Siberia. Is one of the five people in the world who knows well this art. For 20 years dealing with this and even using even his own tools. I admire miniatures, as the world's smallest book (0.90 * 0.90 mm) and much more.

Mucha Museum: The great Czech artist Alfonz Mucha was born in 1860 and is the most famous representative of Czech Art-Nouveau. In the Museum you will have the opportunity to view the collection of outstanding works, such as the stained glass "evolution of Christianity in the Czech Republic" in the Cathedral of St. Vitus and posters of popular Parisian actress Sarah Bernand.

In the National Museum you'll find collections of anthropology, paleontology, natural history, zoology and mineralogy.

Move

Your movement in the city is very easy as well, the city has a tramway, Metro and buses. Inside the Centre serves you best tram because passes from most attractions. Buses do not operate inside the Centre that if you want to move by taxi should be especially careful. Many times the drivers ask for unreasonable prices. So always ask the price before you get a random taxi off the road.

Hotels

Crowd hotels exist in the city to meet even the most demanding customers. From luxurious up romantic family and business. Many visitors prefer hotels of the new city, because of easy access to all sights by foot.

Fun

Nightlife in Prague is particularly intense, offering many options for visitors. You can find quiet bars, pubs, up to large club and live scenes. Traditionally I try Absinthe and you should definitely visit the absinth minded shops of the city, ancillaries drinks and tobaccos. Most bar located in the old town square, other with sophisticated mood, other climate more relaxed and with very good music. Noticeable is also the clubs of the city, with special decoration, since others are accommodated in old warehouses and other feature luxurious décor and come up to 5 floors. I listen to music of all kinds, with an emphasis on Techno and you will have the opportunity to watch many popular dj. Most evening shops of the city, close too late and work and some after.

Flavors

The Czech cuisine is known for its Austrian, German, Hungarian and Polish influences. However, you would think that their dishes are quite filling with creams, fillings with potatoes and rice and with their traditional ntamplingk (steamed dough in different flavors). The Czech cuisine is based on pork, beef, duck and uses a lot of pickled cabbage and fruit sauces. There are many kinds of restaurants depending on the type of meal you choose, from fast food to stylish restaurants. The most common dish is the Gulas (soup), because of the cold climate, which comes in many varieties. One of the most well-known vepro knedlo zelo is, namely cabbage pickle with roasted pork and ntamplingk. Something important for travelers is the following: because the Czechs drink more beer than water, the water is more expensive than a glass of beer!! But don't forget to try the liqueur Fernet stock and Becherovka.

Shopping Guide

There are many malls in the suburbs of the city covering every kind of market. You will also find shops with unique collections of jewellery from semi-precious stones, such as granite and the moldabitis, whose deposits exist in the Czech Republic. Do take a walk to the old town flea market. There you will find fresh fruits and vegetables as well as souvenir stalls. Finally, famous and quality is of Bohemian crystals which you can find in any form.

 

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