The Beautiful city of Prague is located in the heart of Czech republic and it is the largest city in the country. With being one of the largest cities of Central Europe it has served as the capital of the Bohemia region for centuries. Because of its historical value it has been inscribed in the World Heritage list.
Thanks to its medieval architecture and lots of cathedrals, churches and beautiful bridges, mirroring in the Vltava River, it makes it appear magical, almost like stepping back in time.
Unlike London ,Nuremberg, and many othe major towns and cities Prague has escaped battering of the second world war .
Almost entirely unscared by the evils of war,the history and heritage can still ber enjoed,as if caught in time , including its network of cobbled lanes harking back to the time before cars when life seemed more simple .Step back to the time of chivalry ;of horses and knights ,and living inside the centre walls for protection .Then gasp in awe,at the fairytale turrets as they punch up nto the skyline proud and defiant atop the 9th century Prague castle.
Not only thanks to its location ,but as well its beauty, Prague has been an inspiration for artists from painters to architects .As you move through the city and listening to its heartbeat and revelling in its beauty,its easy to seewhy the artists and idealists came to produce some of their finest works ,and as much as you see Prague in the work of the artists,the artists and and architects have left their mark all over the city .
Prague is home to many historic icons but thanks to only one of them Prague has really become the centre of culture and art, and that was none other that King Charles IV, founder of many architectonic beauties such as the Charles bridge, New Town, and Charles university, which was the first univesity in central Europe. Still today it ranks in the upper 1.5 percent of the worlds universities .
Prague had its part in many historic events like the 30 Years War, Protestant reforma, and even both of the world wars. Yet seems to have escaped almost completely unscathed.
WHAT TO SEE IN PRAGUE
Charles Bridge: Built in the 14th century and spans the Vltava river.It is a beautiful way of crossing from Old Town to Lesser Town .On the bridge itself you can find artists, traders , musicians and jewellery makers during the day peddling their wares.
Prague Castle: It is the world`s biggest ancient castle according to the Guiness World Records .From it`s elevated possition, overlooking the city is a great place to enjoy perhaps the most beautiful view of the historic centre of Prague.
|Absint museun in Old Town|
|Old Town Square|
|Bikers in front of Church of Our Lady|
|Chapple of St. Martin at Vysehrad Castle|
Lesser Town Its original name when founded was New Town beneath the Prague Castle. The name has changed to Lesser Town of Prague when Charles IV founded the New Town in 1348.It is famous for its beautiful streets and churches and the Lennon Wall source of irritation to the old communist regime.
|Renessance in Praque|
Josefov The old Jewish ghetto has long history and its known for its Synagogues like The Spanish Synagogue ,the Old New Synagogue which is Europe’s oldest active synagogue and if the rumours are right ,it is the resting place of the Prague Golem. Visiting the Old Jewish Cemetery is highly recommended as well .
|Old Jewish Cemetary|