Prague Europe's Openair City Museum

Updated: Sep 18, 2021

The City of a Thousand Spires

Prague City view with  River Vlatava

Prague, the capital of Czech Republic which will catch you every moment deeper and depeer in to its Soul. The River Vltava which is crossing the city is giving life since centuries. Each of Prague's districts has its own characteristic atmosphere and unique charm. You feel yourself in medieval time as well as in modern time. The atmosphere is like a melting pot of different Reign. You can find all emotions of romantizm in ancient and modern style.

Prague is nicknamed as "City of thousand Spires".

Prague's Popular destinations

  • Prague Castle

The residence of Czech Republic's President was once the home of Bohemia's Kings. After its construction in 970 AD it changed over the years. It is also open for tourism and examples of the most leading architectural ot he last centuries can be seen.

  • Famous Charles Bridge

May be one of the most romantic and mystic places of Europe. Many writers and poets have been inspired of this place, especially early in dawn time when the first rays of Sun is crossing the city and illuminating the Bridge. Architect Peter Parler was the one who has built this gothic style bridge between 1357-1380.

Charles Bridge

  • Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock

The historical center is the place where all most everybody meets. A square surrounded by old buildings which will let you feel as a person in medieval time. In addition to the Tyn Church and St.Nicolas Church you find the famous Old Town Hall Tower & Astronomical Clock. The clock is the treasure of the city which is standing with it over 600 years.

Churches of Prague

  • St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral is Czech Republic's largest and most important Christian church. Seat of the Archbishop is here, it's also home to the tombs of numerous saints and three Bohemian Kings. The Gothic Style Cathedral original Romanesque Rotunda of St. Vitus was founded in the 10th century.

  • Church of "Our Lady before Tyn"

Our Lady before Tyn Church

One of Prague's most recognizable buildings is the Church of "Our Lady before Tyn". It has twin 80 meter tall spires (towers). Though it was completed in the 15th century the church was altered numerous times through the centuries. The church is build in Gothic style where the interior part is in Baroque style which dates back to the 16th century.

The main altar of the church is combined with the paintings of the Karel Skreta which was a portrait painter in baroque style. The organ of the church is the oldest one in Prague and was made by Hans Heinrich Mundt in 1673.

As in Westminster Abbey (London,UK) also in this church there are many tombs of famous persons. Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe and King George of Podebrady lays within the church.

  • National Baroque Library

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Clementinum Library

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