Czech Republic

Book Hotel

Book Rental Car

Cheap Flights

History

Language

Maps

Recipes

Towns and Cities
  Prague
  More Czech Cities

Travel Guides

Weather

Links
   Czech Recipes
   Czech Republic Country Information
   Travel Downloads
   Travel eBooks
   Travel Magazines
   More Links

Click here


 















































 
Travel Guide 2   >   Czech Republic   >   Towns and Cities   >   Prague

   
 

Prague


Prague, Czech Republic
Located on the River Vltava in central Bohemia, Prague (Czech: Praha), is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic. As of 2007, Prague had an estimated population of 1,194,407, with 1,941,803 living in the metropolitan area.

Prague is a very popular and beautiful city with many historic buildings and sites. It is from this heritage that many of Prague's nicknames are derived: "the mother of cities", "the golden city", and most especially, "city of a hundred spires". Prague suffered less damage during World War II than many other cities in central Europe, and buildings can be found in many architectural styles including Art Noveau, Baroque, Cubist, Gothic, Neo-Classical, Renaissance, as well as modern.

Some of the famous sights of Prague include:
  • The Astronomical Clock (Czech: Pražský orloj) - A medieval astronomical clock mountained on the southern wall of the Old Town City Hall in Old Town Square.

  • The Charles Bridge (Czech: Karluv most) - A picturesque bridge constructed during the 14th and 15th centuries.

  • The Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius - which contains a museum to the Czechoslovakian assassins of the Nazi Reinhard Heydrich

  • The Lennon Wall - a historic wall which is filled with John Lennon and Beatles inspired graffiti.

  • The Old Town (Czech: Staré Mesto)

  • The Petrín lookout tower (Czech: Petrínská rozhledna) - A 195 foot (60 meter) observation tower, which resembles version of Paris' Eiffel Tower, although vastly reduced in scale. Despite its comparative small size, because the Petrín lookout tower is located at the top of a large hill, it reaches nearly the same altitude as the Eiffel Tower.

  • Prague Castle (Czech: Pražský hrad) - which is arguably the largest castle in the world, and dates back to 870.

  • Wenceslas Square (Czech: Václavské námestí) - The center of business and culture in Prague's New Town.

  • Žižkov Television Tower - A large television tower on the top of a hill, with an observation deck at 325 feet (100 meters) above ground level. Sculptures of crawling babies by the Czech artist, David Cerný, were added to the tower's pillars in 2000 as a temporary installation, but made a permanent addition in 2001.
As well being its history, today Prague is also a center of culture. There are many theaters, museums and galleries, and the cities hosts film, music, writers and fashion festivals and shows.

Because of its culture and historical heritage, is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, and the sixth most visited European city after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin.

Prague, Czech Republic

For current weather information, we recommend:

Comments about Prague


Please share your comments about Prague, the Czech Republic:

   


 
 
 

 
 
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.

Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.

All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.


Copyright © 2007-2017, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S. r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures