Prague – the capital of the Czech Republic situated on both banks of the Vltava river is a beautiful city with a rich history. Thanks to its location in the centre of Europe, Prague has always been an important crossroad of trade and culture.
Prague has always played an important role in the nation’s history as well as in the history of Europe. Since the Middle Ages, Prague has been known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and adjectives such as “golden,” “hundred-spired” and “the crown of the world” have been attributed to it. In the course of its thousand-year history, Prague has always been the political, cultural, and business centre of the country and belongs to the architecturally unique European towns, attractive for tourists from around the world.
Prague presents a remarkable collection of historical monuments the most prominent of which is Prague Castle, which towers high above the city and houses the gothic St. Vitus's Cathedral. The castle had been the seat of Czech kings since 1087, until 1918 when it became the seat of presidents of Czechoslovakia, and since 1993 it has been the seat of the president of the Czech Republic.
The architectural styles here in Prague merge in a unique way creating a city with an extraordinary atmosphere.
Features of Prague
- Prague has a designated UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage area of more than 8 sq. km
- More than 100 personalities famous world-wide have lived in Prague (e.g. King Charles IV, Rudolph II, J. A. Comenius, W. A. Mozart, Franz Kafka, A. Einstein, A. Pick, M. Curie-Sklodowski, etc.)
- Over 100 theatres, concert halls, galleries, etc.
- Over 10,000 local and international artists
- All hotels are situated within 5 to 30 minutes from the city centre
- Prague is a destination serviced by many airlines, with good ground connections
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