Prague – the capital of the Czech Republic, the largest city in this country, one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Europe. Today it is home to just over 1.2 million people, the territory of the city is about 500 square meters. km. The city is located on the banks of the Vltava River, taking in nine large hill (this, by the way, is connected one of the unofficial nickname of Prague – “Rome of the North”).
The capital of the Czech Republic included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites of the abundance of different directions – here you can find everything from Gothic architecture to the Baroque and Renaissance, from classical to contemporary modernism. Exquisite architectural monuments, stunningly beautiful panorama of the city, good-natured locals – all this creates a unique charm of Prague, which was so admired by visitors to the city and are proud of themselves Praguers.
Description of the city
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Prague – city of a thousand towers
In this city everything seemed shrouded in an unusual, somewhat mysterious aura. Narrow streets and houses, ancient bridges and Gothic castles, cozy pubs and warm light of old gas lamps create a special, unique atmosphere that can only be experienced in Prague. The capital of the Czech Republic in its own way is beautiful in any season and in any weather, whether it’s a juicy green spring or autumn fog. Prague, as the true beauty, every outfit to face!
No wonder Prague is called the “city of a thousand towers” – at the sight of the city from the height of a feeling that he was in a magical, fairy-tale country. Small houses with red tile roofs, cozy huddled together, side by side with the old Gothic cathedrals, towers and temples, towering over the city, like the harsh prison. The Czech capital if soaked with warm sincerity of the Eastern Europe, which is lacking in the largest metropolis like Berlin, Paris or London.
Panorama Prague – Vltava River, Charles Bridge
Prague is often called the “mystical” – literally every street, every house is overgrown with legends and stories of ghosts and evil spirits. Many Czechs genuinely believe in ghosts and spirits – perhaps so many people, getting here, are beginning to feel the impact of a city shrouded in secrets.
And of course, in a city like Prague anywhere without romance – everything seemed sets you on a lyrical mood, evoking the most tender feelings. Evenings on the Charles Bridge you can find many couples of all ages, leisurely strolling in the dim light of the street lamps. Perhaps because of this special, romantic mood, many couples tend to marry is in Prague, or go here for a honeymoon.
Description of Prague, city districts
Prague nestled on the banks of the Vltava River, which divides the city into two parts. The city territory is divided into 15 administrative districts, the most interesting of which are considered central “Prague-1” and “Prague-2.” Across the river is spanned more than 10 bridges, the most famous of which is the Charles Bridge – one of the main attractions of the city. Footbridge in the Gothic style is decorated with ancient sculptures, his image is one of the symbols of Prague.
On the right bank of the Vltava River are such interesting areas as the Stare Mesto (Old Town), Nove Mesto (New Town), the Jewish Quarter Josefov (Josefov). There are a huge number of attractions, the most famous of which are the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock, the Church of the Virgin Mary, Wenceslas Square, the Powder Tower, the Dancing House, and others. It can be an interesting trip to Visegrad – an old fortress is a favorite place for walks of Prague residents and visitors alike.
On the left bank of the river is the famous Prague Castle – the largest surviving medieval castles in the world, you might say, the heart of Prague, a full symbol of the city. On the territory of Prague Castle has many interesting attractions, including the grand Cathedral of St. Vitus – the world-famous Gothic church. In one of the towers of the cathedral is an observation deck, to which are 300 stone steps of a spiral staircase.
Prague Castle, Charles Bridge
It will be also interesting to stroll through the surrounding areas Mala Strana (Lesser Town) and Hradcany (Hradcany). Always worth a look on Kampa Island – a beautiful, romantic place has long been a haven Prague Bohemians, there lived painters, composers, poets and writers.
Special attention is given Petrin Hill – the highest of the nine hills, which is Prague. This place is closely connected with the name of the famous poet Marina Tsvetaeva, Petrin she even dedicated the famous “Poem of the mountain.” On top of the hill is a magnificent rose garden, as well as an unusual tower with an observation deck, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris – it offers a wonderful view of the city.
If you are traveling with children, do not pass by the Prague Zoo. This is one of the largest zoos in Europe, the vast territory you can meet a lot of interesting and rare animals. Zoo distance from the city center, in a picturesque area close to the Troja Castle.
Of course, speaking of Prague, not to mention Czech beer, offered in abundance in many Prague pubs. Read more about the famous and not-so beer Prague You can read the article “Beer in Prague.”
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