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Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is one of the most beautiful cities - not just of Eastern Europe, but of the whole continent. Situated on the banks of the Vltava River, it is visited by millions of people every year.

Often referred to as “Golden Prague”, it was given this name following the gilding of the towers of Prague Castle (the Hradcin), by the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV.

For several centuries, Prague was also known as “The City of a Hundred Towers”; its towers, domes and spires - of which there are still some 500 - define the silhouette of the city.

The historic core of the city was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1962; it is one of the most significant complexes of historic monuments in Czech Republic.

Its colourful, narrow winding streets are lined by wonderful medieval and baroque style buildings - practically every architectural style can be found in the city.

Church of Our Lady before Tyn, Prague
Church of Our Lady before Tyn, Prague

Prague’s pre-eminent tourist attractions are the wonderful gothic style St. Vitus Cathedral; the “Charles” Bridge spanning the Vltava River; the old-city square with the Town Hall and its famous clock – the “Orloj”; and the monuments of the former Jewish Quarter.

In addition to the splendid towers and domes and the bridges spanning the Vltava River, the city also offers unique panoramas for our enjoyment at other locations.

Prague’s attractions, its museums, monuments, galleries and churches – and not forgetting its superb variety of beers – can provide a visitor to this city with several days’ entertainment. If you wish visit this magnificent city find out here, which of the many Prague hotels is offering the best deals.

Prague Astronomical Clock
Prague Astronomical Clock


Accommodation in Prague

Hotels and Hostels in Prague


Excursions around Prague

Karlstein Castle

Located 20 km southwest from Prague, Karlštejn is the most popular destination for visitors from Prague. With its dominating Great Tower, the monumental gothic castle built in the 14th century on a picturesque site in the middle of dense forests.

Konopiste Chateau

Located 50 km southeast of Prague, Konopiště château is one of the most beautiful châteaux in Bohemia. Konopiště was founded as an early gothic fortress after French castles in the 13th century, and it was later rebuilt in the Renaissance and Baroque style. 

Nelahozeves Chateau

Located 25 kilometers of Prague, on the bank of the Vltava River, Nelahozeves chateau represents the pinnacle of Renaissance architecture in Bohemia. The chateau was built in the 16th century in the Renaissance style by Florian Gryspek of Gryspach. From 1623 the influential family of Lobkowicz owned the chateau. 

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