The capital city of The Czech Republic is like an open-air gallery full of historic monuments and squares, wonderful gardens, museums, cafés and markets. Historical centre of Prague has been regarded in the UNESCO Cultiral Heritage List.
Within a thousand years of its initial existence the city grew from a small settlement into a great city which until today has managed to keep hold of its own unique culture and heritage. Walking along the cobble stone streets Prague Castle, Charles bridge, the Astronomical Clock and the Jewish quarter are all within easy reach. In Prague, you constantly are surrounded by it's rich history, stunning architecture, unconventional art and other treasures other locations fail to offer.
Reasons to come to Prague
1. ARCHITECTURAL BEAUTY
Within a day or two romanesque cellars, gothic churches, renaissance paintings on building facades, baroque palaces and beautiful gardens as well as art nouveau/cubist buildings used as functioning museums can all be wonderfully experienced.
A city like no other stunning hististoric architecture surrounds you aril times, Charles bridge, St.Vitus Cathedral, Wallenstein garden, Wenceslas Square and Frank Gehry´s Dancing house will amaze and fascinate.
2. PRAGUE IS A MUSICAL CITY
Fans of all types of music can enjoy their favorite tunes in anything from world-renowned uniquely designed clubs to classical music halls, churches, jazz clubs, bars and pubs. Mozart composed Don Giovanni opera for the city of Prague saying: "My Czechs understand me."
3. THE BEST BEER IN EUROPE/THE WORLD?
Locals of course claim this and Pilsner Urquel is one of the most imported beers in the USA, Staropramen and Budvar are exported by the truckload to the UK and other countries too, so the reputation is sealed...
These exported beers however are only the tip of a very large iceberg, and the wealth and richness of the Czech Republic's beer brewing history can only really truly be experienced by a visit - great beer made from medieval recipes found in a monastery for over 500 years. The big brands like Pilsner Urquell or Staropramen are available in every street. The choice of good pubs is staggering, Large beers go for around two dollars! The British are famous for coming to Prague because of the high quality beer at ridiculous prices, the equivalent of just over 1 pound for a half litre of the finest lager.
4. THE MOLDAU RIVER (The Vltava) – THE SOUL OF THE CITY
Thirty bridges over the Moldau enhancing a most beautiful and romantic experience, taking in Prague Castle and other wonderful sights.
Have you heard the Vltava symphony by renowned classical music composer Bedrich Smetana? It is one of the many tributes to this scenic watercourse.
5. PRAGUE CAFÉS
An essential part of the city and of cultural life of the locals is the cafe culture adopted from the French in a particular continental European style. Heralding a great tradition of meeting friends and business associates in hundred year old art-nouvea cafés in the city centre drinking espressos and lattés in authentic ceramic cups, sitting on soft luxurious sofas or antique chairs where luminaries such as Albert Einstein or Franz Kafka used to sit! What an amazing opportunity to relax and soak up the historic atmosphere. Just try it!