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Prague Castle

Prague Castle 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 Borivoj. The Castle itself is like a small town, and according to the Guinness Book of World Records it is the largest coherent castle complex in the world. It covers an area of 70,000 square metres and is still in use today.

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Powder Tower

Work began on this sturdy Gothic tower in 1475, but was halted eight years later when rioting forced the king to flee the city. It still lacked a roof when Josef Mocker was asked to complete it in the 1870s.

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Prague’s Towers

The 500 spires of Prague are better witnessed from the air! Here's a summary of the more popular and lesser known Prague towers. The 'miniature Eiffel Tower' is reachable through the funicular station near to the tram stop in Újezd .

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