As the former capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia and once a major cultural and religious centre, today Prague is a magical, romantic city with an incredibly rich history that’s listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sitting on the banks of the Vltava river, Prague stands out thanks to its gothic architecture and unrivalled artistic heritage, both of which have been shaped by the various peoples living on the territory throughout its history.
Start your visit with a stroll through the old town which possesses more than a thousand years’ worth of history. Lose yourself amongst the city’s winding streets and discover the Old Town Hall and its famous astronomical clock, which dates back to the 15th century, as well as the Church of Saint Nicholas, an inherent part of the city’s skyline. Next take Charles Bridge, a magnificent gothic structure which leads towards Prague castle and the Royal Palace. Along with its sumptuous gardens and painting gallery, the complex is also home to St. Vitus Cathedral, the most important church in the country. Be sure to venture out at night when all the tourists have left the city, taking a late evening stroll to experience the capital’s enchanting – yet almost haunting – atmosphere.
Once very present in the Josefov neighbourhood, the Jewish community has left a lasting mark on the city. Today, the neighbourhood is certainly one not to miss with its curious mix of old and new. Make sure to visit the Jewish cemetery, which is one of the oldest in Europe. Founded in the 15th century, it holds more than 12,000 headstones which are beautifully scattered in a disorderly fashion amongst the trees.
Prague is also a cultural city par excellence. Kafka, Mozart, Dvorak… Numerous composers, writers and artists who once lived in the capital have all helped create a name for the city thanks to their art and music. This intellectual ambiance can be found amongst the numerous charmingly sophisticated cafés, once the favourite meeting places where the local intelligentsia gathered.
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