Unforgettable places in Prague: Our beginner’s guide

1. Old Town Square/ Old Town Hall(Staroměstské náměstí):

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Old Town Square (Old Town Hall) one of the most recognizable landmarks in Prague. Everything in this area make this place unforgettable: Elegant Town Hall with world-renowned Astronomical Clock, a proud silhouette of fabulous Tyn Cathedral, the monumental church of St. Nicholas and countless colorful house.

2. Prague Castle(Pražský hrad):

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Prague Castle – the biggest fortress of the Czech Republic. This is the major historical, political and cultural center of the country, was founded in the 9th century. This is a monumental complex of palaces, administrative, ecclesiastical, residential buildings of all styles and eras. On 45 acres is located three main territories.

Aside from the unique architecture and history, Prague Castle is also the largest presidential residence in the world, and the world’s largest castle.

3. Charles Bridge:

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Charles Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. It is protected by three towers, two of them on the side of Mala Strana and the third on the side of the Old Town. Also the third tower is one of the most beautiful ancient tower in Europe. Along both sides of the bridge are set 30 sculptures, most of them in the Baroque style. Length of the bridge 516 meters and 10 meters width.

4. Wenceslas Square(Václavské náměstí):

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Today’s Wenceslas Square is one of the largest urban squares in the world. There permanently are held all sorts of demonstrations, celebrations and meetings. This area is more like a boulevard, because it has elongated form. Its length is about 750 meters, width – only 60 meters. At present, in this area are located upmarket shops and boutiques, night bars, hotels and fashion houses. In the south-eastern end of the square is the majestic building of National Museum, in front of which stands an equestrian statue of Prince Wenceslas, surrounded by statues of Czech saints.

5. The Jewish Quarter:

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Few European cities can boasts more preserved Jewish quarter than the quarter in Prague. The Jewish Quarter – a complex of buildings, paradoxically preserved through Adolf Hitler. The Nazi leader is decided to build in Prague “Museum extinct race”. Because of this there were collected valuables ​​from the occupied countries, and there was the largest collection of Jewish themes in Europe. In nowdays The Jewish Museum in Prague has one of the most extensive collections in the world of Jewish art, textiles and silver and also 40,000 artifacts and 100,000 books.

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