Unravelling Prague

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. The city is also called the ‘Heart of Europe’ due to its geological location. Prague is filled with baroque style buildings and Gothic architecture. It is divided by the Vltava River. Towering spired dominate the city’s skyline. The Old Town Square forms its cultural center. Prague’s beautiful buildings are one of the best conservated in Europe. This is one of the main reasons it is a popular tourist attraction.

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Here are some of the top destinations in the ‘City of a Thousand Spires’:

Charles Bridge

The Charles Bridge stands majestically over the capital

Charles Bridge

It is one of the most famous tourist attractions. Owing to its historical value and architectural beauty, it is a prime destination. The Charles Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in the Czech Republic. It flows over the Vltava River. The construction of the bridge started in 1357. It was founded by King Charles IV.

Till a couple centuries ago, it was the only crossover through the Vltava River. The importance of the Charles Bridge is immense. If you are looking for a complete tour of the city, you have to stroll along its arch style edifice.

Vltava River

The Vltava River is the longest river in the country

The Vlatva

It is often referred to as the national river of the Czech Republic. This crystal clear water body flows through the Bohemian forests. It mixes with the Elbe after flowing through Prague.

For the capital, the Vltava has huge commercial and tourist value. The sight of the river reflecting baroque buildings in its waters is a awe inspiring sight.  For lovers of adventure, rafting or cruising across the Vltava is a dream come true.

Don’t miss this bohemian adventure for anything. The Vltava is the best natural wonder Prague has to offer.

Prague Castle

The Prague Castle is an unparalleled historical wonder

Prague Castle

It was sanctioned and built in 880. This makes it the oldest castle complex in the world. The Castle is now the house of the Czech President. It has housed great Bohemian rulers and Holy Roman emperors. The Castle is built in traditional baroque and mannerism style. It is a treat for all those who venture into the great city of Prague.

Old Town Square

All streets in Prague unfold into the Old Town Square

It is one of the most significant sites in the city. The square was built in the 12th century. It is an important historical axis for the city. The Old Town Square is brimming with the most beautiful buildings of Prague. It is an amalgamation of the best of the capital. The astounding Tyn Cathedral, the Prague Astronomical Clock, and the St. Nicholas Church. Walking down the Old Town Square during the sunset is an ethereal feeling. Stop down for the world-famous Prague beer while enjoying the beautiful view.

Prague Astronomical Clock

The Prague Astronomical Clock is a wonder for many

The structure is over 600 years old. The clock is the oldest functional astronomical clock in the world. The clock displays the location of celestial bodies in the solar system. And the Prague Astronomical Clock does this quite accurately. If you want an insight into Prague’s scientific history and development, you can’t miss the astronomical clock standing in the Old Town Square.

Lennon Wall

The Lennon Wall has been a location of political expression for Czech youth 

Graffiti at Lennon Wall

Beatles inspired art fills every corner of this famous wall. Many attempts have been made by local authorities to whitewash the structure. But graffiti artists refuse to give up. Every niche of this wall stands out. It is filled with lyrics and portraits of John Lennon.

Heading down towards the Lennon Wall makes you feel as if you’re in an alternate reality. The streets are unlike Prague’s crowded bustle. You shouldn’t miss the Lennon Wall if you want to witness youthful cultural rebellion.

St. Nicholas Church

The magnificent baroque style of the St. Nicholas Church stands beautifully in the Lesser Town

St. Nicholas

This structure shouldn’t be confused with the St. Nicholas Church in Old Town Square. Built over a century by three games Czech architects, the church was finished in 1755. Mozart himself performed under the roof of the Malá Strana. If you want to truly experience the best of Prague, don’t miss out on these locations.

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