Prague: Know the Heart of Europe

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Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and the region of Bohemia, is situated on the banks of the Vltava River and has a number of people close to 1.2 million approximately. This city has been considered one of the finest in the world, known as the heart of Europe, Prague has many natural attractions in no way can be found in other parts of the world, which must be added the to be fully accessible from different locations Europe such as Vienna, Bratislava, Berlin, Budapest, Warsaw and Copenhagen.

Prague Castle por liber.

Photography by liber

Prague is the extension of 496 square kilometers, so it’s not a very extensive region, but in any way compensates for its size with a large sample of culture, history and, above all things, a perfect blend medieval and modern architecture, which has earned the title of world heritage, not to mention it is a must for those wishing to explore Europe at their height. One of the attractions that fill with anxiety for tourists is the Prague Castle, which it adopted the title “Golden City” because all the towers of the castle were gold, at the time of Charles IV.

Travel to Prague exacerbates the mood and romance, because nobody can be indifferent to the charms of a city on the banks of the river, the possibility of spending a night in a palace, old trains travel and good food that characterizes Europe as a favorite destination for those who dare to see the world in its heyday. It is no coincidence have been regarded in 2004 as the sixth most visited tourist destination in Europe, second only to Paris, London, Rome and more.

Prague: Know the Heart of Europe

Photography by Peter Shanks

New for travelers who have accommodation in Prague and tend to seek adventure and nature travel, is to visit the historical area of Prague, where the most outstanding

• Malá Strana
• Staré Mesto
• Hradcany  and
• Nové Mesto

In Hradcany, we find two attractions that can not fail to be, namely the Prague Castle was built in the ninth century, and St. Vitus Cathedral, mainly. One of the attractions of Prague Castle, is being considered the largest medieval fortresses in the world, which not long in coming when you are in front of such a work of architecture, which many do not imagine how they could build on those years. Moreover, the St. Vitus Cathedral, part of the castle, but stands as an unavoidable sample gothic art, being the place chosen for the coronation of the kings of Bohemia and the rest for the saints, bishops, archbishops and kings.

Malá Strana, is a neighborhood whose name means “Small Town”, and is also next to the Prague Castle district. Points this place in the squares, churches, palaces and nobility he had in those years, this place was the very glory. Maldava to cross the river we cross the Charles Bridge, Old Town and spend a Small Town. This bridge is notable for the manner of construction and having 516 meters in length, and 10 meters wide, which is supported by 16 arches so far keep it steady. On either side of the bridge, Baroque art reveals itself perpetuated by the statues there, which is in short a spectacle for all to see, but especially for art lovers.

Malá Strana and Prague Castle

Photography by iLoveButter

Regarding Staré Mesto and Nové Mesto, stands the Church of Tyn, the Old Town Hall, the Old-New Synagogue, in addition to the Casa Danzante that impresses with its deconstructive art and resemblance to a pair of dancers, so it is also known as “Ginger and Fred.” Continuing the tour, it is interesting to visit Wenceslas Square, which concentrates the commercial center of Prague and has a statue of St. Wenceslas patron saint of Bohemia.

Enjoy Prague!

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