Prague is the Czech Republic's capital plus largest city, situated on the Vltava River 250km/150mi to the north-west of Vienna and 280km/175mi south-east of Berlin. With a population of nearly 1.3 million it is one of the larger cities in Central Europe and up there with places like Rome and Paris in terms of continental European tourist hotspots.
Historically, Prague was the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia which initially formed an autonomous country in the Holy Roman Empire, and later came under Habsburg control. In the 20th century it fell subject to Nazi occupation and subsequently was subjugated by the Soviet Union, until 1989 when the Velvet Revolution brought that to an end.
That's a lot of history for one city, and the good news is that its medieval town center displays that history in full glory as it has been kept in excellent state. Many would describe Prague as a fairy tale-esque city, but we are happy to go a step further and describe it as indeed one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
Head to the Staré město (old town) for a fantastic collection of Baroque, Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Start from the Old Town Square where the Old Town Hall, the Astronomical Clock and Jan Hus monument catch the most attention. A bit further towards the Vltava you find the former monastery Convent of St Agnes, founded in the early 13th century. Next, cross the river over the Charles Bridge with its famous saints statues, and head over to the Prague Castle which towers over the city further on. [Review by travelindicator]
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- Prague is a city in Czech Republic. It has a population of 1,262,106, is situated at an altitude of 837ft and the best airport to fly into is PRG (Prague Ruzyne International, Prague)
- The currency used in Czech Republic is the Czech koruna (CZK)
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We are fans of Nomadic Matt (take one and take two). Meanwhile, My Czech Republic has lots of useful basic info like when to visit, what museums to check out, how to get around with children, and so on. The Prague food blog, contrary to its name does not only blog about food, and finally this blog offers some interesting insights into living in Prague for a short while.
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