Welcome to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic and one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Situated in the heart of Europe, Prague is a historical city with a modern spirit. Its cultural heritage and architectural treasures have earned it the name “Golden Prague “or “The City of a Hundred Spires”.
The dominant sight in the city is Prague Castle along with St Vitus cathedral located on the castle grounds. The Castle dates back to the 9th century and is one of the largest castle complexes in Central Europe.
Today it serves as the seat of the President of the Czech Republic.
On your way from the Castle to the Old Town, you will cross the 515 metre-long Charles Bridge, the oldest bridge in Prague.
It was built in 1357 by Charles IV and is decorated by statues dating primarily back to the 18th century. Charles Bridge is a part of the so-called “Royal Mile”, the road leading from Prague Castle to the Royal Court, formerly the seat of the Czech King, where the Municipal House is located today. Following the “Royal Mile”, you will reach Old Town Square, the most significant square in historical Prague. There you can admire several sites: the Old Town Hall and Church of Our Lady before Tyn, the famous Astronomical Clock – Horologe, the Baroque St Nicholas Church, the Rococo Kinsky Palace, the Gothic Stone Bell House, and the Memorial to Master John Hus, sculptured by Ladislav Saloun (1915).
The Prague meridian can be seen in the central part of the square. Close to Old Town Square is the Jewish Quarter, which dates back to the 13th century and includes an ancient cemetery and a number of synagogues, the Old-New Synagogue being the most famous.
The present appearance of the Jewish Quarter is mainly the result of a vast redevelopment project which took place from 1893 to 1913. Art nouveau Pařížská Street, known for its numerous luxury designer shops, serves as the central corridor for the Jewish Quarter.
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