Prague is a magical city filled with Gothic architecture and a unique European history. Wander the cobblestone lane ways and transport to the backdrop for many a magical novel. It’s time to discover Prague.
It’s quite easy to get around Prague on foot but you’ll also want to consider the tram and ferry networks. The Vltava River runs through the city and offers a completely different perspective of Prague from the water.
The Charles Bridge is the most iconic landmark in the city. Built in the 14th century, the bridge crosses the Vltava River in true Gothic style. It makes for a romantic morning or evening stroll. The city’s Old Town Square is the perfect place to start your exploration of the city with many of the 10th century origins located in the surrounding streets.
The second most popular attraction is Prague’s astronomical clock. The medieval clock was installed in 1410 and continues to run today making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still operating. The best views of the city can be seen from the clock’s bell tower which you can climb to the top of for 360 degree views. It’s best to go early in the morning before the crowds arrive! And don’t worry, there’s a lift straight to the top so you don’t have to climb the stairs.
The city’s Gothic architecture can best be admired at St. Vitus Cathedral in the heart of the city and Prague Castle, a complex which dates back to the ninth century and exists as the official residence of the President of Czech Republic. The most obvious example of Gothic style is at the Church of Our Lady before Týn. The 14th century church has two 80 metre tall towers which stand above the rest of the city.
Be sure to jump on a cruise tour of the city if you can. It’s a great way to learn a little more about the mysterious magical city and enjoy its Gothic architecture from the water.
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