The capital of the Czech Republic is rightfully considered one of the most beautiful cities in Western Europe. Many say that it is enough to visit the iconic places in Prague, and there will already be an understanding of what other European capitals look like. It is not for nothing that Hollywood producers shoot there if the film takes place in Paris, Vienna and similar cities. For many, Prague is associated not only with Gothic castles and winding streets. Czech beer is no less legendary than German beer. And Czech cuisine is able to satisfy any most demanding taste. Therefore, lovers of gastronomic tourism will find something to please themselves. Now let’s discuss the most popular tourist places in Prague.
Visiting card of Prague. This bridge was built in the middle of the 14th century by the cult emperor Charles the Fourth. It connects the palace complex with the Malaya Strana region. In the Middle Ages, it served to quickly move the emperor between the palace and the city. Now the bridge has become pedestrian. The side partitions of the bridge are decorated with sculptures of saints. The bridge has become a real tourist mecca. Charles Bridge is a platform for street artists, musicians, souvenir sellers.
Old Town Square
The main square of the old town (Stare Mesto). Since the 12th century, it has been the main trading artery. All Czech merchants flocked here. Now the square serves as a unique architectural monument. It is surrounded by old Gothic houses, well preserved after the Second World War. Currently, there are museums and restaurants. Every evening, musicians and dancers perform on the square itself, entertaining the assembled audience. At Christmas, this is where the liveliest city fair is located.
A unique city within a city. This complex of structures is included in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest in the world. It is there that historical palaces and temples, the seat of the Czech government, as well as many galleries and museums are located. It is here that you can find St. Vitus Cathedral, the golden street. The castle is located on the territory of the original Prague settlement, it was from this center that Prague grew into a big city.
This Gothic style tower is the only building left of the medieval city gates. It got its name because in the 18th century there was a warehouse for gunpowder. Now the tower stands out among the modern buildings surrounding it, evoking a gloomy atmosphere of the Middle Ages. Inside the tower is equipped for the convenience of tourists. There is a restaurant and a photo exhibition, as well as an observation tower with a beautiful view of the city. Prague is one of the oldest European cities. Its streets are filled with mysticism and medieval romance. Tourists who visited the capital of the Czech Republic remember it with warmth, and will definitely return again.