Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. With 1.3 million inhabitants it is distinguished from the others in Eastern Europe, having in tourism its main economic activity, which reveals itself in hundreds of hotels and restaurants at affordable prices, and many others where luxury and sophistication combine with the sumptuous and preserved architecture. Currently, the city has almost as many tourists as local people because with its entry to the EU it has consolidated its importance and popularity, becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central Europe.
Known as the city of 100 towers or City of 100 Spires, the magical landscape of this European capital is dominated by the towers and spirals that mark and witness the long history of this city, which has survived two great wars in the past century. The history of Prague dates back to the 9th century, in 885, being the golden age of this magnificent city that began when Charles IV of Bohemia was elected Holy Roman Emperor in 1346. The ambitious plan of gothic construction, including the San Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge, the University and the Nové Mĕsto, around the Wenceslas Square, transformed the city into one of the most powerful in Europe.
This magnificent city is a jewel that has a priceless heritage of architecture and urbanism and the entirety of its historic center is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The large majority of Prague´s attractions are precisely concentrated in the center of the city, between the Castle, to the west, and around the Old Town, Staré Mesto. Interestingly, it is not the museums or art galleries which provide more delight: everything is in the streets! Squares, bridges, the houses that change between the baroque, rococo, Neoclassical and gothic style – in addition to super-modern buildings, all draws attention by its harmony and beauty. Among the most famous monuments is the intriguing Astronomical clock, in addition to the Central Square, which attracts many musicians and actors in live performances. Nearby, the famous Charles Bridge, built in 1357 over the Vltava River, leads us to Prague Castle – considered the largest castle in the world, with more than a thousand years of history.
Everywhere, street artists divide the attention with the beauty of the city, represented by the architecture of the gothic cathedrals, palaces, Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings. A unique symbiosis of cultures, traditions, exhibitions of all possible and imaginable architectural styles in a completely cozy natural setting and hard to find in any other city.
One of the charms of Prague is that it´s an equally beautiful city at any time of the year, never disappointing anybody who goes there! It is also a compact city and as such very easy to visit on foot with a large number of bars and cafes to stop to rest, enjoying the unparalleled beauty of its streets!