Prague, the heart of Europe, is a historical city with a modern soul. Thanks to it cultural wealth and architectural monuments it is often called “Golden Prague” or “The City of a Hundred Spires”. The dominant monument of the historical city is the Prague Castle and the St. Vitus Cathedral. The Castle dates back to the 9th century and is one of the largest castle complexes in Central Europe. Today it is the seat of the Czech president.
When walking from the Castle to the Old Town, you will cross the Charles Bridge, which is 515 meters long and is the oldest bridge in Prague. It was built in 1357 by Charles IV and the statues on its sides date mostly to the 18th century. The Charles Bridge is a part of the so-called “King’s road” from the Prague Castle to the Royal Court, formerly the seat of Czech kings, today a Communal House. If you walk on the “King’s road”, you will reach the Old Town Square, the most important square of the historical city of Prague.