City of Prague
City of Prague – MĚSTO PRAHA.
More than a thousand years of building has left architectural gems in Prague which millions of visitors come to admire every year. Uncover the mystery of the Gothic monasteries – GOTICKÉ KLÁŠTERY, enjoy classical music concerts – KONCERTY KLASICKÉ HUDBY – in one of the Baroque cathedrals or relax in the beautiful Renaissance gardens – RENESANČNÍ ZAHRADY. Prague will soon convince you why people have been saying that it is one of the most beautiful historical cities in the world since as far back as the Middle Ages.
Its silhouette is monumental. Prague Castle – PRAŽSKÝ HRAD , the symbol of the Czech lands, seat of ancient rulers and according to the Guinness Book of Records, the largest medieval castle in the world. This is a place that you must not fail to visit when you visit Prague, city of a hundred spires – STOVĚŽATÁ PRAHA. You can end your tour in one of the beautiful Palace Gardens, where you will all of a sudden find yourself in a wonderful world of plants, fountains and pavilions. You can also spend a pleasant day on , PETŘÍN where the local lookout tower – ROZHLEDNA – offers a beautiful view over the many towers, roofs and chimneys of the whole city. Don’t forget to take a look at the statue of the world famous Child of Prague – PRAŽSKÉ JEZULÁTKO – at the foot of Petřín Hill, which is attributed miraculous properties. Known throughout the Christian world as Bambino di Praga, many people come here to bow, believing they will find help, to be cured, to wish for peace, some expecting a child and others returning to give thanks. You will find it a little way from here in the Church of Our Lady Victorious – CHRÁM MARIE PANNY VÍTĚZNÉ – in the Lesser Town – MALÁ STRANA .
Would you like to get to know the beating heart of Prague? Then set out for the Old Town Square – STAROMĚSTSKÉ NÁMĚSTÍ, which is one of the most beautiful in the world. There you can admire the Old Town astrological clock – STAROMĚSTSKÝ ORLOJ. The clock was first installed in 1410 to the wall of Old Town Hall – STAROMĚSTSKÁ RADNICE – making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still operating. Besides the Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn – TÝNSKÝ CHRÁM, also called as KOSTEL PANNY MARIE PŘED TÝNEM – you can also visit the the Baroque St. Nicolas Church – BAROKNÍ CHRÁM SV. MIKULÁŠE.
Not far from here, you can then make your way into the heart of the fascinating Jewish Ghetto shrouded in legend. It is called the Jewish city – ŽIDOVSKÉ MĚSTO or JOSEFOV.
Is there an old romantic hiding away inside you? You can believe that there is no more romantic place than Charles Bridge – KARLŮV MOST – at sunrise. With the powerful silhouette of Prague Castle in the background and the gallery of Baroque statues on both sides, it is no wonder that this is one of the most beautiful places in Europe. It is the oldest standing bridge over the river VLTAVA in Prague. On the other hand, sunset is at its most beautiful viewed from the ramparts – HRADBY – of mythical VYŠEHRAD, a place where you can immerse yourself in the very beginnings of Czech nationhood. Besides the St Paul´s and St. Peter´s Basilica – BAZILIKA SV. PETRA A PAVLA, and the St. Martin´s rotonde – ROTUNDA SV. MARTINA – you can visit the Vyšehrad Cemetery – VYŠEHRADSKÝ HŘBITOV, where important celebrities and their families have been burried.
Prague is not only a city of historical monuments, but also a city for living, where culture is an integral part of things. Enjoy a unique experience in the form of a classical music concert in the Municipal House – OBECNÍ DŮM, one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings in the world. You can set out on the trail of Mozart to the Estates Theatre – STAVOVSKÉ DIVADLO, where this musical genius presented the premiere of his opera Don Giovanni in person. The National Theatre – NÁRODNÍ DIVADLO – is the best known theatre in the Czech Republic.
Wenceslas square – VÁCLAVSKÉ NÁMĚSTÍ, also called VÁCLAVÁK or KOŇSKÝ TRH – has witnessed many important historical events. It is a traditional place for demonstrations, celebrations and other mass get togethers. Originally it was meant to be one of the two main city markets. In the upper end of the square is the Building of National Museum – NÁRODNÍ MUZEUM – and the riding statue of St. Wenceslas – JEZDECKÁ SOCHA SV. VÁCLAVA from Josef Vaclav Myslbek.