Some Interesting Facts About Prague
Prague is the 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 or the best things to do in Prague.
Prague is a historical, charming, romantic, rustic, lively, ancient and modern city.
Prague was founded in the 9th century and was the capital of the Bohemian Empire.
Prague Foot Tours are very famous along the cobbled streets along with historical ancient buildings. As there is a lot of walking in Prague, carry a comfy backpack and read more about the best travel backpacks for traveling in Europe.
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 the largest consumer of beer in the world. There are uncountable beer bars 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 Czech beer.
Prague is also famous among Music lovers due to many genres of music are being played in clubs, pubs, and even streets too.
Where to stay in Prague
I stayed in Grand Majestic Plaza which is 500 m away from the Powder room and in the heart of historical Prague. Click here to book your stay in Prague.
Charles Bridge Musical show
What to Do in Historical Prague
This 14th century old, historic bridge is one of the magnificent 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 the historic city. This walk is very beautiful & historic along the cobbled stoned pavements, sloppy roads, surrounded by hundreds of years old architecture.
Fresh Farm products, Souveniers, Crystals & Handmade Handicrafts are available. Located between Mustek and Old Town Square.
Bridges of Prague
Tips – What to Do In Historical Prague
Currency of Prague– Czech Crowns
International Airport – Prague
How to Reach Historical Prague
This beautiful city is well connected with major cities through 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.
Food Options in Historical Prague
Prague has diverse food options with savoring local delicacies and international cuisine too. Read this article to know about the Best Restaurants in Prague from Budget-friendly to Luxury ones.
Climate – 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 the beautiful and historical city of Prague. Know more about quotes about Prague – a magical city.
People visit Prague from Austrian border from Salzburg.
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