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A Brief Guide to Golden Prague City

A Brief Guide to Golden Prague

Prague is the largest capital city of the Czech Republic, with about 1.2 million inhabitants. Because of its wealth and gold ornaments on top of some buildings is also known as Golden Prague. Prague is one of the oldest, largest and most beautiful cities of Central Europe, which is now a first-rate tourist destination.

This is a city of many monuments of immense value of which is actually each of them unique and unrepeatable. Almost every house in the city center is a story in itself, almost in every street was born, lived or worked a famous person and on every corner is so much spirit and energy that can be felt only in Prague. Prague is unique for its modern vibrancy that so many of perfect fit in its past.

Charles Bridge – the oldest bridge in the city, which was built during the time of Charles IV. This bridge is among the most significant sights that tourists visit required. Charles Bridge is most striking for its two Gothic towers at each end thereof. According to legend, the Charles Bridge in the river Vltava threw priest of St. John of Nepomuk, so he took the place of a memorial. Place your hand on the figure of the saint and make a wish that you will fulfill the desire and you’ll be back in Prague. The bridge is 515 meters long and 9.5 meters below the ground today and therein lies the 30 statues of various saints.

Prague Castle – Hradcany, the royal castle located a mile above Charles Bridge, on the left side of the Vltava River, on a small hill rises landscape Hradcany and to them the Czech royal castle Prague Castle. Hradcany are part of Prague where there is Prague Castle. Czechs castle called Prague Hrad. The beginnings of the castle date back to 880 years. From the very beginning was the seat of the royal dynasty. From the 14th century King Charles IV castle expands, builds the Cathedral of St. Vitus (Sv.Vita), a whole series of aristocratic palaces, churches, and large walls.

Cathedral of St. Vitus in Prague is one of the most monumental cathedral of Central Europe. Although primarily built in the Gothic style, it offers a synthesis of styles from Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and neo-Gothic to the 19th century. Vladislavian Hall is a special room in the royal palace in which they maintained knight turner. This impressive hall is 62 meters long, 16 wide and 13 meters high. Vladislavian Hall is the largest ceremonial space within the medieval Prague castle.

Prague Old Town Square – is located on the right bank of the Vltava River 1 km from the Charles Bridge. From Charles Bridge walk passing through the Charles Street, full of beautiful houses in whose ground floors today are many shops, galleries and restaurants.

The building of the Old Assembly is located on the bottom side of the square. Across the street from city hall is the building in which the cafe “Milena” dedicated Milena Jesenska lovers of Franz Kafka.

Building on what is known Prague’s Orloj-Prague astronomical clock, it was marvelous Gothic tower with Astronomical Clock, which is over 1410 years. Every hour on the two small windows show the 12 apostles, each of which has its own meaning to the crowing of a rooster. Prague’s Orloj is divided to show astrology calendar and time. It shows four different times: Germanic, Staročeská, and  babilonsko. In the bottom of the calendar dial that shows the position of the day in relation to the day, month and year. On top of a tower of 69 meters is a watchtower that offers a view of the environment. By the tower can be reached by elevator.

Loptarna – Cultural Center in 1912 built a grandfather Vaclav Havel. Today, this building housed galleries, bars, cinema, shops and concert halls. Is built in the period 1567 – 1569, and a real jewel of Renaissance architect. The original purpose of sale was zabanog character and referred to the ball games that were popular at the time.

Cabin Queen Anne – the beautiful summer home of Queen Anne – Belvedere, located in the royal garden is beautiful and the first example of Italian Renaissance architecture north of the Alps.

Cabin had a role summer palace and there are often organize receptions for foreign officials. In front of the building have a large fountain and a beautiful garden.

matijana door – ceremonial gate on the west side of Prague Castle, believed to have been built 1614 years during the reign of Matthias and by whom it was named.

The gate is considered the earliest Baroque work in the country. The project was carried out from Italian Giovanni Maria Filippi. The gate is designed to ancient arch leading into the seat of the Kings.

Primate’s Palace – Magnificent Baroque Palace from the 16th century, situated near the main gate of Prague Castle. The palace is the seat of the Prague archdiocese.

Within the palace is a garden and a bastion that is not currently open to visitors.

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