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Prague, the City of a Hundred Spires

 

 

 

 

 

Czech Republic - Prague 

 

The Czech Republic is still all things to all people.

From the pulsing capital Prague to the back-in-time villages of Moravia, from toiling up to lounging in spas, from the world-famous Pilzner to the strains of Smetana and DvoDak, there is an experience to suit every taste.


Stunning architecture is not limited to Prague - there are plenty of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque facades in other towns, among the richest is Kutna Hora in Central Bohemia 

 

 

 

Golden Prague

The magical city Prague of bridges, cathedrals, gold-tipped towers and church domes, whose image has been mirrored in the surface of the Vltava river for over ten centuries. 

Prague is also a modern European metropolis full of energy, music and art. It is a city of contrast: serene green isles in the river and peaceful parks draping the city's seven hills are just steps away from the architectural treasures and bustling street life of the city centre.

During a walk through the city, you will quickly discover that the history of European architecture has left behind splendid samples of its various periods and styles. There are Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classicist buildings, as well as neo-historic styles and Art Nouveau

 

 

 

 

Cultural Highlights of Prague

 

Prague State Opera

Prague opera is world famous, boasting the finest opera performances in some of the most stunning opera houses in Europe

  


Municipal House Concert Hall

Municipal House is Prague's premier Art Nouveau building. Situated on the site of the former Royal Court Palace, this impressive building is a frequent stop for visitors drawn to its art nouveau gold trimmings, stained glass windows, paintings, sculptures, exhibitions, restaurants and classical music concerts. Municipal House boasts the biggest concert hall in Prague, the Smetana 

 

  

Laterna Magica

Laterna Magica counts its history since the year 1958, the world exhibition EXPO 58 in Brussels. Performances do not use words, only a combination of film projection and life stage media's - dance, sound, light, pantomime and more.

 

 

Black Theatres

Four theatres that specialize in Black Theatre: Metro, Ta Fantastika, All Colors Theatre and Image Theatre

 

 

 

 

Major Sites in Prague

 

Prague Castle and Hradcany

It is the largest ancient castle in the world.

Built in the 9th century, the castle transformed itself from a wooden fortress surrounded by earthen bulwarks to the imposing form it has today.

The castle has three courtyards and it has always been the seat of Czech rulers as well as the official residence

 

 

Mala Strana - Lesser Town

The Lesser Town was founded in 1257 on the slopes below the Prague castle and it is the part of Prague least affected by recent history

 

 

Jewish Quarter 

Named after the emperor Josef II, whose reforms helped to ease living conditions for the jewish, the Jewish Quarter contains the remains of Prague's former Jewish ghetto

 

 

Old Town 

Mentioned in 1091, it is the oldest of the towns of Prague. It gained the privileges of a town in the 13th century. However, its name dates back to the 14th century when the New Town was founded.

The heart of the historic core of the Old Town is the Old Town Square with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the 600-year-old Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show