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Prague: A Bohemian Charm

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Prague, the capital of Czech Republic, is a beauty in its own. It is also the historical capital of Bohemia. This city is filled with gorgeous architecture and is rich in history. Prague is also famously known as the City of Hundred Spires.

 

Prague is considered one of the most historic places around the world and for good reasons. Prague was home to several Holy Roman Emperors and was founded in Romanesque. The city flourished mainly during the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras. Prague played a vital part in the Bohemian and Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years’ War and in the 20th century history as the capital of Czechoslovakia, during the World Wars as well as Post War Communist Era. These factors make it a city enriched with rich history.

 

The capital of Czech Republic is also considered one of the most beautiful cities of the world for plenty of reasons. This city offers beautiful architecture and many cultural attractions to tourists. Some of the main attractions are listed below:

 

Prague Castle: The Prague Castle is the largest castle in the world. It is the city’s most popular attraction. The Prague Castle looks like something straight out of a fairytale with its looming spires and towers. There is a spellbinding collection of museums, galleries, historic buildings and Cathedrals within the walls of this castle. Saint Vitus Cathedral dominates the castle grounds with its fascinating beauty as it is considered one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe. However, visitors need to pass a security check before entering the premises and so, you should definitely carry your passport or proof of identification.

 

Charles Bridge: The Charles Bridge is for the romantics at heart. It will never fail to fascinate artists who love to pay tribute to the place through their work. With its immaculate collection of Baroque statues on both sides of the bridge and the superior Prague Castle shadowing over it, Charles Bridge is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places at Prague. The best time to visit is early in the morning or at dawn.

 

Veletržní Palác: It has an exquisite collection from the world’s best like Picasso, Van Gogh, Schiele and the likes. Some of the best arts from the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries are spread over the four floors of the building, making it a strong contender for Prague’s best museum. There is also an amazing collection of abstract, surrealist and cubist art.

 

Other attractions of Prague include Old Town Hall, Strahov Library, Municipal House, Prague Jewish Museum, Prague Spring etc.

 

The best time to visit Prague are the spring and early fall as the weather is mild and the crowds are fewer. Prague has an ideally chilly climate and hence most of the tourists visit during the warmer season making it overly crowded. The warmer season also offers relatively high hotel rates and overall expensive stay. Spring and early fall has lower hotel rates.

 

Overall, Prague is a destination not to be missed. Just make sure to plan your visit during the best season so that you can have the best possible experience.

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