Blogging About Prague

March 1st, 2008 - Traveling To Prague

Old Town {float: left; margin-right: 0.9em}Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, formally known as Czechoslovakia, is one of the most scenic cities in the world. Many consider Prague the most beautiful city in Europe. Prague's historical centre covers an area of 8.1 square kilometers and includes more than 2,000 monuments built between the 8th and 20th centuries. Nearly every architectural era, from the Romanesque period, through Gothic, to Baroque and Art Nouveau, is represented in and around Prague. The most ancient monuments show that the territory was inhabited as long ago as the Neolithic age.

Prague, with its fifty museums, twenty eight permanent theatres and over 120 state and city galleries and exhibition halls, plays host to over 300,000 overnight visitors and millions of day trippers. In addition to the cultural institutions, there are hundreds of entertainment, recreation and sports venues in Prague. Prague is not only known for its historical monuments and cultural establishments, but is also a place to have fun all day and well into the night. Renowned pubs spread the fame of Czech breweries which produce some of the world's best beers. A vast range of quiet wine bars and restaurants also serve excellent local and imported wines. There are cinemas, discos, clubs, and other places of entertainment to cater for every taste. If nightlife if your thing, Prague has some of the best dance clubs in the world, some open all night and well into the next day. For the explorer, Prague's parks and gardens take up an area of 2,159 acres. The Vltava River flows for thirty two kilometers through Prague and is crossed by eighteen bridges and has ten islands.

Charles Bridge {float: right; text-align: justify; margin-right: 0.9em}One of the star attractions of this beautiful city is the Prague Castle. The Prague Castle is the biggest ancient castle in the world. The castle houses numerous buildings and sits on over seventeen acres of land overlooking the famous Vltava River. The main feature is the St. Vitus cathedral, an interesting 14th century Gothic structure adorned with fascinating gargoyles that can be seen easily from ground level. Inside the cathedral are some very elaborate tombs and a lot of Czech history. It is possible to climb to the top of the bell tower, which takes you to the highest point inside the castle, from which there are fabulous views of the castle and old town Prague. Elsewhere around the castle is the Golden Lane, a series of colorful shops that originally served as housing for the palace guards and the Czech Art Museum.

Prague Castle {float: left; text-align: justify; margin-right: 0.9em}Another star attraction is the Charles Bridge. The Charles Bridge is a stone Gothic bridge that connects Old Town and Lesser Town. It was actually called the Stone Bridge during the first several centuries. Its construction was commissioned by Czech king and Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV and began in 1357. The Charles Bridge is one of the many monuments that were built during Charles' reign and has survived many floods, most recently in August 2002 when the country experienced the worst flood in the past 500 years. There are towers standing on each end of the bridge and can be climbed for a fantastic view of both the city and the bridge below. There are a total of 30 Baroque statues which began to be placed on both sides of Charles Bridge in the 17th century. The most popular statue is the one of St. John of Nepomuk, a Czech martyr and saint who was executed during the reign of Wenceslas IV by being thrown into the Vltava river from the bridge. The plaque on the statue has been polished to a shine by countless people having touched it over the centuries. Touching the statue is supposed to bring good luck and ensure your return to Prague. In general, Prague is a wonderful city to visit, with many well-preserved medieval attractions and an exotic Eastern European flavor.

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April 15th, 2008 - Prague Is For Tourists

Prague Chritmas {float: left; text-align: justify; margin-right: 0.9em}Prague is a tourists' paradise, offering all a tourist could hope for. From secret corners and romantic places overlooking the historically valuable city centre, which is protected by UNESCO, to opportunities of wild parties until early hours, Prague has it all. You can satisfy your curiosity in historical places, museums and galleries, every day you can choose from an array of music events, ranging from classical music to the latest pop music.

Music clubs and theatres offering a repertoire open to all people without regard to their language differences are plentiful. Or if you prefer this could be replaced by a pleasant experience from, for example, a walk in one the most interesting European Zoos in Prague Troja. Try a ride on a Prague cruiser on the Vltava river or stretching your muscles on bicycle routes leading even through the historical centre. If you like sport, there are indoor swimming pools and hundreds of sports fields for myriads of sports from golf and tennis through to a bobsleigh run, skateboarding and in-line skating. The city, contrary to many places that are available to tourists only for the summer, does not stop living during the winter months. A New Year's Eve spent in Prague may be an unforgettable experience. Nothing remains but to check it out.

Coming Soon - Getting Around Prague

Walking Around Prague

Prague Tram

Prague Metro

Prague Taxi