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Date: 6/11/2016 4:01 PM UTC



1. Architecture. Romantic chapels and cellars, cathedrals, grand palaces and gardens, worldly Art Nouveau buildings, and unique Cubist architecture make Prague a place like no other in the world. The Rotunda of St. Martin, the Cathedral of Our Lady before Týn, the Wallenstein Palace and the Municipal House will be forever etched into your memory. Frank Gehry’s Dancing Building has become an icon of modern architecture in Prague, as have new buildings in the Karlín neighborhood and the new National Technical Library in Dejvice.

2. Music.  Prague can satisfy all music listeners from classical to rock, pop and every other genre. At the Rudolfinum you can get your fill of classical music, the Municipal House, or one of the churches in Prague. A popular tourist destination is the four-storey club Karlovy Lazně, where each floor is dedicated to a different musical genre.

3. Beer!  It is said that some of the worlds best beer is found in Prague. It is poured at Zlý časy in the Nusle district. Its twenty-four taps pour beers from small and medium-sized breweries both from the Czech Republic and abroad. There are many places in Prague where you can get great beer, from classic pubs the popular beer bars with more than a dozen beers from small and medium-sized breweries on tap. For amazing atmosphere, check out some classic pubs where time stands still, such as U Jelínků, with over a century of tradition. The pub U Pinkasů also has its place on the Prague beer map.  

4. The Vltaa River.  Only a few cities have such a picturesque river as the Vltava. In Prague alone there are over thirty bridges and footbridges.  Every day steamers, rowboats and pedal boats travel through its waters. It's the heart of the city, and is perfectly complemented by the famous Charles Bridge.

5. Cafes.  Prague has celebrated cafes which people frequent to enjoy the classic café tradition. Praguers like having breakfast in the posh Café Savoy or Café Imperial. Gaining popularity are the modern cafés. Café Lounge , Kavárna Pražírna , Karlín's Můj šálek kávy and Monolok Café offer coffee specialties and decadent desserts.  They also serve breakfast, light lunches, and glasses of excellent wine in the evenings. When the weather is nice, you can sit outside and admire the beautiful architecture the city has to offer.

6. Shopping.  You can feed your need for shopping in a number of modern shopping malls (Palladium, Nový Smíchov, Chodov and Arkády Pankrác) or on Pařížská Street, Prague’s most exclusive shopping avenue.  It is home to many of the world’s top luxury brands.

7. Parks and gardens.  The historic gardens and parks are truly some of Prague’s greatest treasures. There are over two hundred - the oldest of them was founded in the Middle Ages and most feature breathtaking views of the city.  A visit to the Palace Gardens below Prague Castle, the Petřín Hill gardens and the  Wallenstein Gardens are a must see for all visitors to Prague.

8. Monuments.  Prague has undergone centuries of cultural, social and economic development, that is reflected in its architecture. Prague is home to a number of interesting technical buildings and other structures. A journey back in time will take you to places such as the Prague underground spaces with its collector system; the New Town Water Tower; the Nusle bridge; the Pacold kiln; Větrník (a former windmill); the Petřín funicular; the Křižík Fountain; and the exhibits at the National Technical Museum.



9. Activities.  Prague has countless activities for people of all ages. Take a steamship from the city center to the Prague Zoo, considered to be one of the most beautiful zoos in the world. Visitors will love to tour Prague Castle and the National Technical Museum at Letná. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy attending a traditional soccer game or a real Czech hockey game.  Take a ride on a historical tram or visit the observation deck of the Žižkov TV tower.

10. Views.  Prague’s views are breathtaking every single day of the year. The Czech capital is nicknamed “the city of a hundred spires”, but it actually is has nearly a thousand towers and spires. You can admire the beauty of the city from the observation deck at the tower of Old Town Hall, and discover the charm of the Lesser Town roofs from the tower of St. Vitus Cathedral. You’ll find unforgettable views from the Petřín lookout tower, Letná Park or from the ramparts of Vyšehrad. For those who like to climb, amazing sights can be seen from Vítkov Hill, where you ‘ll see the statue of military leader Jan Žižka. You will also get a unique view of the famous Prague Castle from here, especially in the early evening.

Posted by Rex Tucker

 

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