Prague, the capital city of Czech Republic, has had a notable position throughout history. Since Roman times Prague has been the administrative, financial and economic center of the region. The city, also known as the ‘city of 1000 spires’ has excellent examples of several styles of architecture.
Prague has also been included in the UNESCO heritage site list for its numerous historic structures. Prague also has been classified as an ‘alpha city’, which means that it has an important place in the international economic system.
What to see?
Wenceslas Square is an important landmark of Prague. The Square was witness to a major part of Prague’s history including the times of the Nazis, Communist Takeover and the Velvet Revolution. The square is now filled with stores and restaurants. The Museum of Natural History is located above the Wenceslas square.
Prague Castle features in the Guinness Book as the biggest ancient castle in the world. The castle overlooks much of the city, and offers spectacular views of the landscape. The Presidential Guard and the change over of the guards are worth watching. St Vitus Cathedral, the Castle Picture Gallery and the Royal Garden, all of which are located in the premises should not be missed. There are also several beautiful palaces and museums.
Charles Bridge, over the Vltava River, is one of Prague’s most popular attractions. It is a vibrant place, filled with places of trade and entertainment. The beautiful Gothic bridge has giant stone statues off religious figures at its sides. The night time view of the Vltava River from the bridge should not be missed.
The Old Town
The Old Town, the historic heart of the City, is home to many ancient monumental structures. The Old Town Hall is one such structure. The famous Astronomical Clock (orloj) is a 15th century masterpiece which still functions perfectly. The Tyn Church is and excellent Gothic specimen. The Stroch building has several interesting murals. The Old Town also has the neoclassical Estate Theater. This was where the first performance of Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ was held. Several interesting churches and many other monuments can be seen in The Old Town.
Old Town Square
One of the most admired modern buildings, the so called Dancing building was modeled after Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers. The building is located on the banks of the Vltava River, and has made splendid use of glass and steel.
The TV tower
The TV tower is an excellent place to catch a splendid view of the city. One can take an elevator to the viewing deck. Otherwise, TV tower restaurant with an unencumbered 360 degree view of Prague is an excellent choice.
Do not miss
Czech region is famed through out for the best beer in the world and Prague, the citizens claim has the best in Czech Republic.
Getting to Prague for your stag weekend is very cheap and the old town has a lot to offer for your Stag party in Prague.
The numerous pubs are fun and happening places. There is a chance to meet a lot of exciting people as well.
The Akropolis, Lucerna Music bar and Vagon showcases excellent local music talent.
A walking or Segway tour of the city is an excellent way of admiring the architecture.