Prague is the capital and the biggest city of the Czech Republic. Prague is the seat of the president, parliament, government and other highest state and political bodies of the Czech Republic. It is also an important business and financial centre.
Prague became a centre of European importance during the reign of the king and emperor Charles IV who established the New Town and Charles University in 1348.
The river Vltava flows through Prague, so there are many bridges.
There are many interesting places:
The Prague castle – is a residence of the Czech dukes since 9th century. In the time of
Rudolf II the castle became a famous centre of science, arts and culture.
Famous sights in Prague Castle include: St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal
Palace with the Vladislav Hall, the Spanish Hall.
Old Town Square – There is the Astronomical Clock, called Orloj, which strikes every 60
minutes and we can see 12 Apostles. Orloj is very admire by tourists.
Charles Bridge – was built in 14th century by the famous Gothic architect Petr Parléř. It is the
second oldest stone bridge in Central Europe. On both ends of the bridge
there are Gothic Bridge Towers. In the 18th century the bridge was decorated
by baroque statues. During the summer it is always full of tourists, souvenir
stalls and street artists.
Wenceslas Square – the centre of the city. It is about 750 m long. There is a statue of the
Czech patron – St. Wenceslas and it is a symbol of a free and independent
The National Theatre – was built in the late Renaissance from the public money collection. It
was damaged by fire in 1881 and was rebuilt within the next two
Golden Lake – People have to pay for visit this street.
Many world-known personalities lived or spent some time in Prague, e.g. Mozart, Beethoven, Einstein etc. And many famous personalities visited Prague such as the Pope, George Busch, Queen Elizabeth II. etc.
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