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Holidays to Prague

Guests who choose holidays in Prague will be in awe of the variety of architectural styles that dominate the town centre. The city of a hundred spires is constructed, embellished, or decorated with art nouveau, baroque, cubist, Gothic, neoclassical, and Renaissance schools of architecture buildings.

Fairy tales come alive in the Prague Castle. One can expect duelling knights on horseback, a damsel in distress somewhere in the grounds or a stately King holding court. The Castle is an excellent example of mediaeval architecture, that would take several days to tour completely, and is the premier destination for visitors on holidays to Prague.

A recent archaeological dig at St. Martin Rotunda unearthed a secret from the 11th century. The Romanesque structure has a hidden underground floor. Religion is well represented in Prague and the long years of Soviet rule destroyed few of the marvellous structures. Tourists can visit the soaring cathedrals or the Church of St. Nicholas or the Loreto Cathedral, tour the Presbyterian abbey Strahov, and plan an outing to the 11th century Bresnov monastery, where monks run a modern-day restaurant and still brew their own beer.

For a modern taste of this vibrant city, visitors on holidays to Prague should visit Wenceslas Square. It is the heartbeat of the city and a favourite meeting place for locals. Restaurants, boutiques, casinos, and small vendors vie for attention around the largest square in the city. In the middle of the square, stands a statue honouring the popular 10th century King Wenceslas who was murdered by his brother, Boleslav. They are the Czech equivalent of Cain and Abel from the Old Testament.

Everyone that plans holidays in Prague must put the world-famous Charles Bridge on the essential attraction list. Entry is through the Old Town and the ring of heels on cobblestones echoes over the whispered wishes to the statues lining the bridge. Legend has it that the statues really do make wishes come true.

The Old Town section of Prague beautifully preserves the history of the settlement of Prague in the 5th and 6th centuries. Visitors on holidays to Prague should visit the second St. Nicholas Church, the Hall Tower & Astronomical Clock, and the Church of Our Lady before Tyn.

Prague also beautifully represents culture and the arts. Visitors on Prague holidays will enjoy the National Theatre, the National Museum with its priceless art collections and artefacts, the art galleries within the castle walls and the Rudolfinum, “The House of Artists”.

For a little respite, tourists can enjoy the tranquillity of the city’s botanical gardens or parks. There is a stunning garden under Prague Castle. You can also hike to Petrin Park with its observation tower offering panoramic views of the city and the surrounding countryside.

All visitors to Prague should explore the Castle district, especially Vysehrad, known as the castle on the hill. It is the very seat of the Czech monarchy and the multiple spires of the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul add another layer of history to the area.

 
 
 
 
 

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