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Prague Castle

Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) is one of the most visited and most important spots in the entire city; undoubtedly the jewel of the Czech capital. The Castle is an ancient symbol of Czech lands and was most likely founded around the year 880 by Prince Bořivoj. The Castle itself is like …

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Charles Bridge

The 13th-century Charles Bridge (Karlův most) lined with half a kilometre of Baroque statues ranks among the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Strolling this charming bridge with impressive vistas over Prague Castle and the Vltava River is everybody’s favourite activity. Unfortunately Charles Bridge is a victim of its …

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Old Town Square

Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) has been Prague’s principal public centre since the 10th century, and was its main marketplace until the beginning of the 20th century. It is the centre of Czech national history and art, witnessing all political meetings, concert bands, celebrations of victories either in the political …

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Municipal House

Prague’s most prominent Art Nouveau building was built between 1906 and 1912 and is situated on the site of the former Royal Court Palace. It is a popular stop for visitors drawn in by the Art Nouveau gold trimmings, stained glass, sculpture, and the regular exhibitions and concerts. Historically the …

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Astronomical Clock

Prague’s Astronomical Clock is one of the oldest and most elaborate clocks ever built. It was first installed in 1410 and later the clock was rebuilt by the Master Hanus in 1490. The clock is composed of three main components: the astronomical dial, representing the position of the sun and …

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St. Vitus Cathedral

A narrow passage leads to the third courtyard of the castle, and a sudden view of the immense and awe-inspiring facade of St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála svatého Víta) looming up just a few steps away. The cathedral can be entered through the cathedral’s western door. The spires of St. Vitus …

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Old Jewish Quarter

The Jewish quarter (Židovská čtvrť) is a small area known as Josefov, named after Emperor Josef II, whose reforms helped to ease living conditions for the Jews (the Jewish Quarter contains the remains of Prague’s former Jewish ghetto). Josefov lies between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. Here …

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Dancing House

The Dancing House (Tančící dům), nicknamed ‘Fred and Ginger’ is an office building in downtown Prague. It was built in 1997 by Croatian-born Czech architect Vlado Milunic in co-operation with American architect Frank Gehry. It was built on a vacant riverfront plot, next to a building owned by Czech playwright …

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Old Town Hall

Old Town Hall is the symbol of city authority and one of the most beautiful sights in Prague’s historic centre. Its origins date back to the 14th century, when townhouses were gradually merged into one building, and it has often figured prominently in the history of Prague and the Czech …

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Golden Lane

Framed by the spectacular and imposing structures of the White Tower and Dallibor Tower, Golden Lane (Zlatá ulička) is ticked away quietly against the walls of the castle. With a history of being home to alchemists in the 16th and 17th century, as well as those in the imperial entourage, …

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Strahov Monastery

The monastery, which became known as the Strahov monastery (Strahovský klášter), was not much of a success until 1143, when a group of Premonstratensians settled here. The Premonstratensians are a Roman Catholic order of canons founded in 1120 by St. Norbert. They are also known as the Norbertians or White …

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Church of Our Lady before Tyn

This Gothic church (Kostel Matky Boží před Týnem) boasts spectacular 80m high twin towers and can be seen from miles around, along with the tower of the Town Hall located opposite the building. The church was built in the 14th century and was the primary place of worship for foreign …

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