Five Places That You Should’t Miss in Prague

Posted on 09 January 2012 oddy88

Prague, which is believed to be one of the most beautiful and picturesque city of Europe is also known as one of the most well-liked holiday destinations in the whole world. The popularity of this place has increased considerably owing to its rich culture and historical background. This captivating city is filled with spectacular medieval churches, castles, art galleries and museums. Those who want to avoid the regular tourist crowd should take a tour of the surrounding areas. This will give them a chance to the get a view of the real Prague. During spring time and fall Prague Tourism is at its peaks since this is the time when natural beauty of Prague is in full bloom. During this period the city is visited by large numbers of tourists from all across the globe.

Prague Castle

The Prague Castle considered to be the biggest medieval castle across the globe, appears as if it includes a small township within its walls.

st vitus cathedral prague castle

The magnificent castle is of great historical importance since it is the place where the Holy Roman Emperors, Czech kings as well Czech Republic presidents once had their offices. The Prague Castle encloses the Golden Lane, Prague Castle Gallery, Powder Tower and Toy Museum.

prague castle

Old Town Square

The Old Town Square is located in the center of the ancient town and is encircled by attractive baroque, rococo Gothic architectural marvel.

tyn church prague old town square

The square is one of the liveliest places in the whole city, flooded with locals and international tourists. The town square offers travelers with wide array of restaurants, shops, pubs, entertainment, museums and galleries.

old town hall prague

Powder Tower

The Powder Tower also known as Gothic Gate was built in 1475 as the main entrance to the Old Town from the Royal Court Palace, which once proudly stood there. It is among the 13 earliest fortified gateways that lead to the Old Town.

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Once King Vladislav II Jagiello left Royal Court Palace and started living in the Prague Castle, the construction of the tower was stopped half way through. At present this gothic tower stands tall, all by itself reminding visitors of the glorious past.powder gate prague

Charles Bridge

The Charles Bridge was constructed in the year 1357 to take the place of the 12th century Judith’s Bridge. Today it is considered to be among the most well-liked sight seeing spots in the city of Prague.

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The place remains lively all throughout the day and night, swarming with entertainers and vendors. It offers visitors magnificent views of the surrounding places particularly during early morning and early evening, when a lot of tourists come here to witness the breathtaking view of sunrise and sunset.

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Petrin Tower

The Petrin Tower, which looks very similar to the Eiffel Tower, is nearly 60 meter in height, made of steel framework. It was constructed in the year1891 as a transmission and observation tower.

petrin tower look

At present it is one of the key tourist attractions. On a clear day, the tower presents the tourists with a spectacular sight of the city skyline.

petrin tower prague

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