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Attractive Places in Prague

The city of Prague is one of the nicest cities in the world. Prague is said to be the city lying right in the heart of Europe. Others call it “hundred-towered Prague”. Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. It is situated in middle of Bohemia on the longest Czech river, the Vltava.

Prague is famous for having a lot of historic sites which are worth visiting. Above all, the historical centre is visited the most by tourists. The historical quarters which are the oldest and the most attractive are The Old Town, Hradčany with Prague Castle, Lesser Town, and Josefov with the Jewish Quarter. It´s necessary to say that the most attractive place for tourists is Prague Castle. Prague Castle is a part of Hradčany. In the past it was the residence of Czech kings and since 1918 it has become the residence of our presidents. If you visit Prague Castle, you will not be disappointed by the late Gothic Vladislav Hall of Saint Vittus Cathedral, where the tombs of Czech kings are located and the crown jewels are housed. Prague Castle offers a beautiful view of The Lesser Quarter, the National Theatre, the Church of Saint Nicholas, and other interesting parts of Prague. From the Prague Castle, tourists walk to Charles Bridge, which was built in 1357. A unique set of 31 sculptures on the bridge was added gradually from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

Among the most frequently visited places in Prague is the Old Town Square, where a large number of monuments are situated. In the middle is a monument to Master Jan Hus, and at the edge is Týnský Church. The Old Town Hall was built in the 14th century. In the 15th century, a astronomical clock, much admired by tourists, was added to the City Hall's Tower. In the second half of the 19th century, a circular calendar plaque by Josef Mánes was added to it. Another frequented place is Wenceslas Square, which is the longest in the country (750 m). In its upper part is the statue of the Czech prince Saint Wenceslas. Nearby is the National Museum. On Wenceslas Square, we can find a large quantity of shops, restaurants, banks, and exchange offices.

On the other side of the Old Town is the Lesser Town. In this town there is the famous Nerudova Street which is famous for having beautiful baroque palaces like “U dvou sulcu” or “U tři housliček”. The Lesser Quarter is a poetic quarter with very nice streets, stylish taverns and the most charming place in Prague, the famous area of Kampa along the river of Vltava.

Old Prague is very beautiful and it has a lot of attractive places and we can certainly say that it is really the most interesting part of our beautiful city. Unfortunately, in other parts, a lot of housing blocks and concrete-panel houses were built, which to some extent damage the whole city’s reputation.

Přidal: Dan_T 4. 12. 2009
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