Prague

Posted: 24/01/2013 in Worldwide accommodations
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The magic of Czech capital is not solely based on the large number of its monuments, but derived from the primarily distinctive city escape and the specific atmosphere, distinguish from other big towns. The picturesque place in the hilly terrain along the river of Vltava and more than a thousand years of architecture history left Prague become one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. For centuries Prague has important venue of the European trade. It has become the meeting place of the renowned scientist and visual artist.
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Prague University is the oldest university in the Central Europe. It is quite possible to trace the stream of European culture and become familiar with the traces of reformers, artists, rulers and army of leaders that shaped the intellectual, artistic and political face of Europe. For this reason, the historical center of Prague as a gallery of historic architectural styles, remain the Gothic and Modernism trademark. A walk through Prague presents a walk through the centuries.

Prague at a Glance

Prague at a Glance

The oldest written record of Prague dates back from the end of the 10th century. Since the ruling princely family already resided at that time in the Prague Castle, Prague is more than a thousand years capital of the Czech state. One of the most important rulers of the Bohemian kingdom in the middle Ages was King Karl the IV. During his reign, among the other structures built, was the stone bridge that connects two banks of the river Vltava (known as the Charles Bridge), and the Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, the central church of the country.  Cheap hotels in Prague

Prague Baroque deserves a separate chapter of the Prague history. Without many Baroque churches with their magnificent fresco ceilings, without Prague magnificent aristocratic palace and its extensive gardens, without the known sacred sculptures and countless towers, Prague by cannot be described as a magical city admired and loved worldwide. By the main Tower near the Town Hall begins the way of the kings. From this point the way leads through the historic city center, up to the Charles Bridge and on to the Prague Castle – a distance passed by the Bohemian Kings on their way to the St. Vitus Cathedral. Therefore this corner of Prague has maintained a strange charisma attracted by the unique atmosphere of the city.

Jewish monument built by the Prague Jewish community is among the most valuable complexes in the world. Thousands of Renaissance and Baroque grave stones stand preserved in the old Jewish cemetery. The Old Gothic Synagogue from the late 13th century, presents one of the oldest preserved synagogues in Europe.The building is extremely valuable and despite its age, it still serves as a prayer house and central synagogue of the Prague Jewish community.

Among the popular must see sight-complexes in the Czech Republic is the Prague Castle. Located on a high plateau above the left bank of the Vltava River, with its characteristic silhouette and pointed towers of the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Prague Castle presents the dominant landmark of Prague and its panorama. Prague Castle has undergone through some structural transformations for several times in the past, and now it serves as the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. Worth visiting are not only St Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace and Prague Castle, but also the extensive Castle gardens that offer a unique view of the city and the valley below. And those to whom this vast panoramic view is not enough can climb the Tower of the cathedral. From there you realize why is the Magic City of Prague worth visiting.

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