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Sightseeing in Prague

The capital of the Czech Republic is Prague or in Czech Praha. This city is very nice and by many described as a city from a fairy-tale.  The amount of tourist that swamp the city do confirm that, but also take away some of the spirit of the city. The city has been largely influenced by Gothic and Renaissance style and no of the modern buildings have made it into the city center which has resulted in an unique historical city.

There is plenty to see with the heart of the city being the Old town square. Here are the Gothic Church of our Lady before Tyn, the Baroque St. Nicolas church and the astronomical clock located which have become the most iconic buildings of Prague. A short walk leads to the Charles bridges which crosses the river Vitava and continues to the St. Francis of Assisi church. Before crossing the river, the famous powder tower can be seen. It is also the way to Prague castle where the imposing St. Vitus cathedral and the nearby Loreta church can be found. For a bit of green space and a tremendously nice view over Prague it is worth going up Petrin hill. On top of Petrin hill there is an observation tower which is a miniature version of the Eiffel tower. Climb up the stairs to the viewing platform to get the perfect birds eye view of the red roofs of Prague. The bridges over the Vitava river are best seen from Letna Hill. Once up there it is easy to spot the postcard classic view of the river and its crossings. There are a few other sights worth mentioning which are the state opera, the National museum and the Jewish cemetery.

For a day trip out of the city one option would be the spa city Karlovy Vary. This is a small town located 130 km of Prague and has a colorful old town center and is famous for its natural hot springs. Another possibility is the Karlstejn castle which is only located 30 km away. It has been built in the typical look of the Czech republic and is much visited by tourists. 

The city is quite compact so walking is a great way of getting around and see most of the city. This is also recommended because most of the interesting sights are located next to each other. For longer distances, you can take the metro. The weather in Prague is typical for eastern Europe with summers being warm and winters very cold and a fair bit of snow. 


Prague travel photo gallery

 



Jan Hus statue on the old town square in Prague.

Jan Hus statue on the old town square.

 
Church of our Lady before Tyn.

Church of our Lady before Tyn.

 
The old town square with the church of our Lady before Tyn in the background.

The old town square with the church of our Lady before Tyn in the background.

 


The Czech Republic photo gallery includes only: Prague.


 



St. Nicholas church.

St. Nicholas church.

 
St. Nicholas church on the old town square in Prague, Czech Republic seen from the Old town Hall.

St. Nicholas church on the old town square seen from the Old town Hall.

 



Prague state opera.

Prague state opera.

 
The national museum of Prague.

The national museum of Prague.

 



The opera house in Prague.

The opera house.

 



The municipal house in Prague.

The municipal house.

 
The elegant Powder tower.

The elegant Powder tower.

 
Typical street through the old town.

Typical street through the old town.

 



The old town square in Prague with the Jan Hus statue and buildings in an architectural style seen throughout the whole city.

The old town square with the Jan Hus statue and buildings in an architectural style seen throughout the whole city.

 



Kinsky palace.

Kinsky palace.

 
Jan Hus statue in front of the Church of our Lady before Tyn on the old town square in Prague, Czech Republic.

Jan Hus statue in front of the Church of our Lady before Tyn on the old town square.

 
The interior of one of the many churches in Prague, Czech Republic.

The interior of one of the many churches.

 
Powder tower.

The powder tower.

 
St. Francis of Assisi church.

St. Francis of Assisi church.

 
Photo of the St. Francis of Assisi church rising above the old town of Prague.

The St. Francis of Assisi church rising above the old town.

 



A square with old renovated buildings.

A square with old renovated buildings.

 
The red roofs of Prague seen from above.

The red roofs of Prague seen from above.

 
The Mirror Labyrinth on Petrin Hill, a small version of a castle.

The Mirror Labyrinth on Petrin Hill, a small version of a castle.

 



View over Prague from Petrin Hill.

View over the city seen from Petrin Hill.

 



View over Prague seen from the observation tower on Petrin Hill.

View over Prague seen from the observation tower on Petrin Hill.

 
Observation tower on Petrin Hill.

Observation tower on Petrin Hill.

 
View on the old town from the river Vitava.

View on the old town from the river Vitava.

 
The old town seen from the Vitava river.

The old town seen from the Vitava river.

 
National theatre in Prague.

National theater.

 
Statue of an angel in front of the Cechuv bridge.

Statue of an angel in front of the Cechuv bridge.

 



Bridges crossing the Vitava river as dawn.

Bridges crossing the Vitava river as dawn.

 
St. Francis of Assisi Church in Prague.

St. Francis of Assisi Church.

 



Historical buildings on the old town square.

Historical buildings on the old town square.

 



The main street leading to the national museum of Prague.

The main street leading to the national museum.

 
Saint Henry tower.

Saint Henry tower.

 



Building with typical Czech architecture.

Building with typical Czech architecture.

 
New town hall in Prague.

New town hall.

 
Inside one of the many churches of Prague.

Inside one of the many churches.

 
Church of St. John on the rock.

Church of St. John on the rock.

 
Picture of an old, small church in Prague, Czech Republic.

Picture of an old, small church.

 



Ginger and Fred Astaire building.

Ginger and Fred Astaire building.

 



Historical building on the River Vitava in typical architecture of Prague.

Historical building on the River Vitava in typical Czech architecture.

 
Old town on the river Vitava.

Old town on the river Vitava.

 



Charles bridge with in the background Prague castle and St. Vitus cathedral.

Charles bridge with in the background Prague castle and St. Vitus cathedral.

 
Powder tower next to the Charles bridge in Prague.

Powder tower next to the Charles bridge.

 



St. Vitus cathedral rising above Prague castle.

St. Vitus cathedral rising above the castle.

 
Statue of King Charles IV in front of an old church on Krizovnicke Square.

Statue of King Charles IV in front of an old church on Krizovnicke Square.

 



Loreta church.

Loreta church.

 



Hradcanske square with Prague caste.

Hradcanske square with Prague caste.

 
Photo of one of the many statues that can be seen throughout Prague.

Photo of one of the many statues in this city.

 



Archbishop's palace in Prague.

Archbishop's palace.

 



Hradcanske square.

Hradcanske square.

 
Main entrance to Prague castle.

Main entrance to the castle.

 
Hradcany royal complex.

Hradcany royal complex.

 
Inside the St. Vitus cathedral in Prague.

Inside the St. Vitus cathedral.

 
Hradcany royal complex in Prague castle.

Hradcany royal complex in the castle.

 
St. Vitus cathedral.

St. Vitus cathedral.

 



Courtyard of the Hradcany royal complex in Prague castle.

Courtyard of the Hradcany royal complex.

 



The front of Prague's St. Vitus cathedral.

The front of Prague's St. Vitus cathedral.

 
Medieval building close to Prague castle.

Medieval building close to the castle.

 
Charles Bridge and the Powder tower on the river Vitava.

Charles Bridge and the Powder tower on the river Vitava.

 
Charles Bridge and the Powder tower on the river Vitava.

Old Jewish cemetery.

 

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Last update: 31/08/2013