Prague, Czech Republic
One of our most favorite cities in Europe. Even though the prices in the “golden city” are slowly rising (just like in Barcelona and Amsterdam) it`s still one of the most affordable places in Europe. Prague attracts millions of tourist with its picturesque old district, beautiful hilltop castle, narrow streets, storied churches, bridges and rich history. In the past Prague withstood invasions, fires and floods, now they are deeply embedded in its resilient nature.
We can safely say that no traveler could resist its charms and they all agree that Prague is a true gem of Europe – perfect for awe-inspiring experience. Its main attractions like the famous Charles Bridges and Prague Castle are free of charge and many hotels offer budget friendly prices that are just a fraction of other major European cities.
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- No visit would be complete without visiting the heart of the Czech Republic – St. Vitus Cathedral (Chrám svatého Víta). This graceful Gothic cathedral is amongst the most beautiful in Europe. Its located within the complex of Prague Castle. When visiting make sure you see the tomb of St. John of Nepomuk, with its tangled silverwork and the Art Nouveau stained glass window work.
- You can`t miss but stepping onto Charles Bridge ( Karlův Most) that connects the Old Town (Staré Mesto) with Lesser Town (Malá Strana). There are 30 statues on both sides that stand as a testament of the city`s history. The bridge will also provide panoramic view of the city and the castle. If you don`t won`t to be swamped by the crowds keep your distance in the afternoon.
- The Prague Castle is one of the largest fortresses in the world. It serves as a residence of the Czech President and as a tourist favorite destination. Since this thousand years old castle covers a large area, you will need an entire day or even more to explore it all. Don`t miss major sites like St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, the Powder Tower, and Golden Lane.
- Old Town Square is one of Prague`s most popular spots. All are lured here by the beautiful architecture and vibrant atmosphere. There are plenty of restaurants to taste the nation cuisine, shops, coffee and bear patios. Take some time to relax and watch as people pass by.
- Even though the bizarrely designed Dancing House is closed to the public, many visitors enjoy taking pictures of this one of a kind structure. The Dancing house is located in downtown Prague.
- The Prague Astronomical Clock has been a popular spot in the old Town Square since the 15th century. Its function is to determine the phases of the moon and the equinoxes. Definitely worth seeing since you have to pass by it eventually.
- Prague`s historic Jewish Quarter houses several interesting sites and a large number of important synagogues ( the Spanish and the Old New Synagogue). If you don`t want to pay an overpriced fee for an audio or personal guide make sure you bring a detailed guidebook and do some exploring on your own.