Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been designated a World Heritage Site, making the city one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Around 1.2 million people live in the city of Prague.
Places to visit in Prague
Prague castle - is the largest castle complex in the world, so leave plenty of time to visit it! Inside you will find the old Royal Palace, the history of the castle, the Basilica of St George, Golden Lane and the Daliborka Tower; and also St Vitus Cathedral and the Column Hall, Spanish Hall and Vladislav Hall with its organic columns - looking like it was grown and not built. Plus there are numerous picturesque gardens surround the building.
Prague Castle Charles Bridge
Old Town Square - Located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge, Prague's Old Town Square is very popular with tourists in the summer and winter, gets a bit hectic!
Wenceslas Square - is the iconic heart of the city where many historic events have taken place.
Charles Bridge - Prague's famous historic bridge - started in the 14th century on the directions of Charles IV, it took over forty years to complete but look at the result!
Astronomical Clock - installed in 1410, he third oldest such clock in the world.
The Old New Synagogue - situated in Josefov, Prague, is Europe's oldest active synagogue. Completed in 1270 in gothic style.
Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague - decorative and applied arts.
National Museum - exhibits include natural history, minerals, Czech history and famous people.
The Metronome - is a giant, functional metronome located overlooking the Vltava River and the city center of Prague.
The Mucha Museum - showing the Art Nouveau works of Alfons Mucha.
Vyšehrad Castle - is located in the in the outskirts of Prague, built in the 10th century, on a hill over the Vltava River.
Prague Zoo - houses around 4500 animals in 100 plus acres.
Guide to Europe
|Travel Guide to the European Union 2013|