Best of Prague, Czech Republic | Private jet charter
Prague has long been captivating tourists, from its architectural mix of Art Nouveau, Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic legacies, to one of the best preserved Old Town’s in Europe, this historic city and UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-visit destination for any traveller. Here are six of Prague’s top attractions.
Probably one of Prague’s most iconic and recognisable tourist attractions, the enigmatic Charles Bridge crosses the Vltava River in an impressive 520-metre span. Along its length are many beautiful statues including that of Charles IV as well as the country’s most revered saint, John of Nepomuk. The Gothic gates add extra mystique, especially around dusk and into the night.
Official residence of the President of the Czech Republic, Prague Castle dominates the skyline in the city’s Hradčany hilltop neighbourhood. The 970 AD site originally contained a walled fortress which has since expanded to include St Vitus Cathedral, St George’s Basilica, the Powder Tower, the Old Royal Palace and the intriguingly named Powder Lane. You’ll need at least a day to explore this huge complex – don’t miss Vladislav Hall as well as the beautiful Royal Garden.
Old Town Square and Astronomical Clock
Head for Prague’s Old Town to experience an 11th-century time warp in this historic square. The famous Tyn Church is here, while the Jewish Quarter is just minutes away. The Square’s main attraction, apart from the restaurants and cafes, is the Old Town Hall and its unique 15th-century astronomical clock. Watch as its 12 Apostle figurines emerge for their rotation that marks each hour. Views from the top of the tower across Prague are unbeatable.
St Vitus Cathedral
This notable Roman Catholic church is within the grounds of Prague Castle and is the seat of the Archbishop of Prague. Although construction began in 1344 it took over 525 years to complete. Look out for the Holy Trinity stained glass windows and the spectacular St Wenceslas Chapel. A climb up the cathedral’s 97-m tower will be rewarded with stunning views over Prague.
Located in the new Prague city centre, visitors will find the National Museum here. The square is still used for demonstrations, as well as more peaceful concerts and festivals.
Frank Gehry’s Dancing House
Constructed between 1992 and 1996, the Dancing House by architect Frank Gehry comprises two adjoining towers with an extraordinary curved façade resembling two dancing figures. One of the towers looks like a woman wearing a skirt – hence the building’s nickname Fred and Ginger. Head to the top floor restaurant for great Prague city views.
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