Prague is capital and largest of Czech Republic in Europe. Prague is also known as “City of Hundred Spires”. In this article read about What to do in Historical Prague.
Prague is historical, charming, romantic, rustic, lively, ancient and modern city.
Prague was founded in 9th century and was the capital of Bohemian Empire.
Prague Foot Tours are very famous along the cobbled streets along with historical ancient buildings.
Prague’s architecture is influenced by many famous styles like Gothic, Renaissance era, Baroque, Rococo and Romanesque.
Prague is famous for Beer since 900 A.D. and largest consumer of beer in the world. There are uncountable beer bars in all over Prague. Beer in Prague is cheaper than bottled water. Also no. 11 line of Tram runs as a Tram Beer Bar. While you commute, enjoy a sip of beer.
Prague is also famous among Music lovers due to many genre of musics are being played in clubs, pubs and even streets too.
What to Do in Historical Prague-
Charles Bridge – This 14th century old, historic bridge is one of the magnificient bridges in Europe. It is named after Roman Emperor Charles IV. It is stretched over Vltava river in Prague. Stunning views of the city and river can be seen from this bridge.
Prague Castle – Prague Castle was originally built in 9th century and was once resided by Bohemia’s kings. Now it is an official residence of Czech President. As it is situated on hilltop, the view of spires and river from this castle is magnificient.
Prague Astronomical Clock – The Prague Astronomical Clock or Orloj is medieval styled clock which is world’s third oldest astronomical clock and oldest one which is still operating. This clock is astronomical due to one of its dial depicts the position of Sun and moon with reference to Earth at that stage. Also a Parade of 12 Apostles and other figures can be seen at each hour across the clock.
St. Vitus Cathedral – St. Vitus Cathedral is located in the Prague Castle complex. St. Vitus Cathedral is Roman Catholic Cathedral and took about 525 years to complete. St. Vitus Cathedral is perfect example of Gothic Architecture.
Old Town Square – Old Town Square is located between Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square. This square has lots of unique architectural buildings which has its own historic and religious importance.
Wenceslas Square – Wenceslas square is Prague’s main square surrounded by colourful buildings, houses, famous shops, bars, cafes, pubs, casinos/hotels & banks. All tourist attraction from this place are within walkable distance.
Ungelt Square – Cluster of buildings around a courtyard near Prague Old Town Square is Ungelt Square. It has been founded in 12th Century. This place is known as trading place, where merchants from foreign countries gather here to pay customs of their goods before entering Prague.
Powder Tower/Gate – It is 11th century old and was one of the entrance to Prague Old Town.Earlier it was used to store Gun Powder so named as Powder Tower. This tower depicts the Medieval origins.
Funicular Railway – It runs from Lesser Town upto Petrin Tower on Petrin Hill. From Petrin Hill enjoy the stunning views of spires, river Vltava, bridges of Prague.
Lesser Town(Mala Strana) – On the foothills of Prague Castle across Vltava river and connected through Charles Bridge from Old Town Square. Old Town & Lesser town is mostly done by walking tours for a picturesque view of historic city. This walk is very beautiful & historic along the cobbled stoned pavements, sloppy roads, surrounded by hundreds of years old architecture.
Havel Market – Fresh Farm products, Souveniers, Crystals & Handmade Handicrafts are available. Located between Mustek and Old Town Square.
Bridges of Prague
Currency of Prague– Czech Crowns
International Airport – Prague
Prague is well connected with major cities thorugh Euro Rail and Airlines. Within Prague city transport system is well managed and one can travel through trams, ferries, metros and buses very conveniently. People of Prague are welcoming and friendly.
Prague is windy and chilly many times.
Spring is the best time to visit Prague.
Do not cross Pedestrian Signal when RED because if caught then 1000CZK fine is there.
Prague foot tours are very famous. Better to Walk around in beautiful and historical city of Prague.
People visit Prague from Austrian border from Salzburg.
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