Possibly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Positioned on the banks of the Vltava River, the city is more like a setting from a fairytale.
With many river cruises starting and ending in Prague, it s definitely worth allowing a few extra days to explore what is possibly one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Positioned on the banks of the Vltava River, the city is more like a setting from a fairytale than one that was under communist rule for over four decades.
The highest point in Prague is Prague Castle, the largest medieval castle in all of Europe. Built in 880AD and covering over 7 hectares, it is the gothic masterpiece of St. Vitus Cathedral within the castle complex that dominates the skyline from wherever you are located in the city.
The favoured method of getting to the castle is by crossing the magnificent Charles Bridge. Standing in the centre of the bridge, you can enjoy an enchanting panorama of the old city on one side and the imposing Castle and Cathedral on the other.
crowded, in addition to the 75 statues that line either side of the bridge, you will usually find it buzzing with buskers, street artists and a jazz band. For a less crowded experience, try for an early morning or evening stroll.
No visit to Prague is complete without spending some time absorbing the atmosphere and beauty of the Old Town Square. Once upon a time it was the central marketplace for Prague.
Now it s generally overrun with tourists jostling for a spot to watch the Astronomical Clock go off on the hour and half hour. Climb the Old Town Hall Tower for stunning views over the square or sit back in one of many restaurants and cafes lining the square to appreciate its full beauty.
Nearby Wenceslas Square in the New Town is worth a visit a boulevard with many historical statues and buildings.
Wander around the historical and interesting Jewish Quarter. First settled in the 13 th century, and home to Franz Kafka, it even managed to survive Nazi occupation in the Second World War.
For fans of Art Nouveau, in addition to the Mucha Museum, you ll find Prague is scattered with beautiful representations of the popular style all over the city in its architecture, interiors and facades.
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