Top 10 Attractions
Discover the Top 10 attractions The Prague with Irro Charter
Top 10 attractions in The Prague with Irro Charter
Irro Charter would like to invite you to beautiful Prague, the wonderful Czech capital located on the Vltava River. Prague has some famous nicknames that underline the beauty and uniqueness of the city. The "Golden City" and the "City of the Thousand Spires" are certainly the most famous and aptly describe the character of this more than 1000 year old place. The historical centre of Prague is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and rightfully. The architecture from many centuries, from Gothic to Cubism, reflects the breadth of Prague's history. Prague was fortunate to have been spared major destruction during the Second World War, so that today the city can show itself in its old and almost untouched beauty; without large scars and modern buildings, which today dominate the cityscape of many other cities, but fortunately play hardly any role in Prague.
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We would like to recommend to you the following Top 10 landmarks you should consider visiting in any event during your stay in Prague. Here our Top 10 attractions in Prague:
Charles Bridge, Vltava river and architecture of the old town in Prague, Czech republic.
Charles BridgeThe Charles Bridge (Karlův most) is probably one of the most striking landmarks of the city. Charles Bridge is one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe, as well as the oldest bridge over the Vltava River still preserved today. The bridge connects the two districts of Malá Strana and Staré Mesto, the Lesser Quarter and the Old Town. The Bohemian kings once crossed Charles Bridge on their way to the coronation in St. Vitus Cathedral. If you stroll across the famous sandstone bridge, you can admire 30 statues of saints. Today, locals and guests alike cavort around the clock on Charles Bridge, which is bordered by two towers and is an absolute must for every visitor to Prague.
Prague CastleLocated in Prague's Hradcany neighborhood, Prague Castle is clearly one of the most visited and most famous tourist attractions in the world. Originally constructed as a walled fortress around the year 870, the castle has evolved significantly over the years, featuring samples of much of the last millennium's leading architectural styles. Some of Prague's most popular tourist sites can be found inside the castle walls, such as St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, the Powder Tower, the Old Royal Palace, and the Golden Street. Being the world's largest castle complex, this huge fortress takes considerable time to visit, but it is time well spent. Do also make sure to visit the Royal Garden as well dating back to 1534 and home to many magnificent old houses, including the Ball Game Pavilion, the Royal Summer House with its Singing Fountain, and the Lion 's Court.
St Vitus CathedralSt Vitus Cathedral is one of the most famous highlights of Prague Castle. The cathedral is the cathedral of the archbishopric of Prague and also the largest church building in the whole nation. The cathedral was built under Charles IV and was modelled on the cathedrals of French kings of the time. The construction of the cathedral began in 1344 and among the highlights of St. Vitus Cathedral are the burial chambers of the Czech rulers and the coronation insignia, which are kept in the cathedral's crown chamber. If you visit St. Vitus Cathedral, be sure to try the 99-metre high main tower of the cathedral. You cannot have a better view over Prague.
Golden LaneThe Golden Lane is probably the most famous street in the city. The houses in the alley on the Hradcany are so small that one has the feeling of being in a kind of parallel universe. The houses were built in the 16th century by order of Emperor Rudolph II. Because the emperor had a total of 24 guards, but space was limited, the houses had to be built very small. After the guards became fewer at some point, other people moved into the houses. For example goldsmiths and merchants, who gave the alley their name. The Golden Lane became famous among tourists due to the fact that the great writer Franz Kafka once lived and worked at house number 22 from 1916 to 1917.
Vltava RiverThe Vltava River bank flowing into Prague from southern Bohemia provides some of the best views of Prague's historic centre. Take a walk along its embankments lined with trendy bars, cafes and markets, or visit some of the river's islands. A river cruise shows you some of the best-known sights in town, or you can rent a rowboat or motorboat to explore the river on your own.
Charles Bridge and the towers of the old town of Prague on sunrise, Czech Republic
Wenceslas SquareWenceslas Square is one of the largest squares in Europe. This makes it look more like a boulevard and it is a popular hotspot with restaurants, bars, shops and hotels. Here you can sit in a street café until late at night or dance and mingle with the people on the busy square. We highly recommend a stroll through the Koruna Palace, a shopping arcade with an impressive glass dome from the twenties.
The square also has great historical significance. Among other things, the end of communism in the Czech Republic was announced here in November 1989.
KlementinumThe Klementinum was once a Jesuit monastery and is now the seat of the Czech National Library. The building complex was built in the Baroque and Rococo periods and is an architectural work of art with frescoes and lavish decorations. The Astronomical Tower is also part of the Klementinum, from which you have a great view of the city from a height of over 68 metres. The tower also houses an exhibition of old measuring instruments used to take astronomical measurements in the 18th century. The Meridian Hall and the Hall of Mirrors are other beautiful rooms of the Klementinum, but the heart of it is the baroque library hall. This is one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.
Old Jewish QuarterThe history of Prague is closely connected with the Jewish population, even if it is not so much noticeable today. In the past centuries, however, the Josefstadt, the Jewish quarter, was a very lively one. Lively life, numerous synagogues and the Old Jewish Cemetery bear witness to this and famous personalities have left their mark on this district and thus also on the city of Prague. The best known of these people was probably Rabbi Löw with his Golem, which Rabbi Löw is said to have brought to life several centuries ago with his mental power alone.
Old Jewish CemeteryThe old Jewish cemetery dates back to the first half of the 15th century and was never extended due to the limited space in the Jewish ghetto. It is estimated that despite the small area of the cemetery, over 100,000 people are buried here - which means that the cemetery has an almost hilly landscape, which contributes to the magical atmosphere of the place. It is one of the most famous Jewish cemeteries in Europe and its narrow path leading through the gravestones and trees invites you to walk and linger.
The National MuseumThe National Museum is housed in a magnificent building with a large dome and is the leading museum in the Czech Republic on cultural and natural history. But the museum also offers various exhibitions on zoology, anthropology and palaeontology in addition to the history of the country. Even if you are not a museum fan, it is worth a detour, because the building alone is incredibly impressive from the inside and outside. The National Museum is located at the upper end of the Wenceslas Square. From there, one can look down the whole boulevard.
Hopefully our suggestions will help you a bit to come up with your travel plans for Prague. Those were just a few recommendations from our end, but indeed there are whole lot more interesting places to explore in Prague. The city is filled with history, culture and also a thriving nightlife scene. Prague is always worth a visit.
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