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Prague
Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is nicknamed as the City of a Hundred Spires. It is also the largest city of the Czech Republic. Located in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River, the city is home to approximately 1.3 million people while the larger urban zone approximately carries a population of 2.2 million. The city is known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core. The Prague Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Quarter, the Gothic Charles Bridge, the Church of St. Nicholas in the Lesser Town which is in fact the most beautiful baroque church in Prague, the Palace Gardens and Prague Castle are a few of the main attractions of this beautiful capital city. Prague has been declared as a "Beta+" global city according to GaWC studies. The city is connected by an extensive modern public transportation system. Its rich history makes it a well-known tourist destination with more than 6.4 million international visitors annually turning Prague into the fifth most visited European city. Prague has been a political, social and financial focal point of focal Europe inserted with a rich history that can be followed back to Renaissance and Baroque periods. The city assumed a vital part amid both World Wars and post-war Communist period as the capital of Czechoslovakia until its quiet disintegration into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1 January 1993. The city has about ten major museums and it is enriched with many galleries, theatres, cinemas and other historical exhibits including Charles University in Prague, the oldest university in Central Europe. We anticipate seeing you in Prague!!

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Charles Bridge

This beautiful cobblestone bridge is lined with intricate statues and lamp posts on either side. It crosses the river Vltava to the Prague Castle, and was named for King Charles IV who commissioned its building. The view from this bridge of both the city skyline and the river below it are stunning.

The Prague Castle

The Prague Castle is actually a huge complex of buildings connected by internal courtyards and built throughout the last 1000 years. It therefore provides a great opportunity to visit, in a relatively small location many architectural styles of the last millennium.

Old Town Square

At the heart of Prague’s Old Town, this majestic and extremely popular by tourists square with its colorful baroque houses is located just between the famous Wenceslas Square and Charles Bridge. Many tourists come here to see the medieval Astronomical Clock built on top of the Town’s Hall that provides a musical show every hour from 8:00 Am to 8:00 PM.

St. Vitus Cathedral

The cathedral is located on the hilltop overlooking the city within the Prague Castle Complex. The complex itself is like a small town with a number of exquisite buildings, gardens and courtyards. The palace complex is the oldest in the world and was established in 880 and took 700 years to complete.

Wenceslas Square

The Wenceslas Square is a renowned world heritage site, which attracts millions of tourists every year. It is called as a square but it actually looks like a long rectangle. Wenceslas Square is located just a few minutes of walk from the old town square. In the past the place was a Horse market, later it became the center of business and cultural activities. It got its name after the Saint Wenceslas, who was a saint of Bohemia.

The Church of St. Nicholas

The church is a great example for a fine high Baroque church with a fascinating exterior and interior design made of many wall paintings and some extremely delicate sculpture works such as the statues you can see just below the dome that are the work of Ignác Franz Platzer, also known for the fighting giants statues that can be seen at the Prague Castle.

The National Museum

The museum keeps a permanent collection of natural scientific and historical collections related to the Czech Repubic spanning from various statuses and up to minerals, rocks, and meteorites. The building itself which is most probably more exiting then the exhibits inside it was designed by Prague architect Josef Schulz and was opened to the public in 1893.

The Dancing House

The Dancing House is a visually stunning building located next to the Vltava River in Prague. It is a modern building, with a large amount of glass housed within a historical type of architecture. The top of floor of the building is open to the public, and houses the restaurant, Celeste Restaurant. They originally named the building the “Astaire and Rogers Building,” because it looks two buildings dancing with one another.