Czech Republic

About Czech Republic

Czech Republic is known for its ornate castles, native beers, and long history. Prague, the capital, is home to grand 9th-century Prague Castle, a preserved medieval old town and statue-lined Charles Bridge. Český Krumlov, a small town in the South Bohemia region, is notable for its wealth of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque buildings, many of which house restaurants and shops. Western Bohemia encompasses Karlovy Vary and Mariánské Lázne, fabled spa towns where visitors can bathe in mineral waters. In medieval Kutna Horá, a former silver-mining town, Sedlec Ossuary displays more than 40,000 human skeletons. The Pilsner Urquell complex and Brewery Museum celebrate the country’s national beverage in Plzeň, the birthplace of Pilsner beer. To the east, the historical region of Moravia includes Brno, an industrial city of neoclassical and functionalist buildings, and the winemaking region of Znojmo. Czech cuisine comprises hearty dishes such as bramboračka potato soup and svíčková, beef with dumplings.
Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge is a medieval stone arch bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague. A UNESCO World Heritage Site the bridge is protected by three bridge towers, two on the Lesser Quarter side including the Malá Strana Bridge Tower, and one on the Old Town side, the Old Town Bridge Tower. The bridge is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, most of them baroque-style, originally erected around 1700, but now all have been replaced by replicas.
Prague Castle

Prague Castle is a castle complex in Prague built in the 9th century. It is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world and the most visited tourist attractions in Prague.
Metropolitan Cathedral

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslaus, and Adalbert is a Roman Catholic metropolitan cathedral in Prague, the seat of the Archbishop of Prague. The cathedral is a prominent example of Gothic architecture and is the largest and most important church in the country. Located within Prague Castle and containing the tombs of many Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors.
Old Town Square

Old Town Square is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague and located between Wenceslas Square and Charles Bridge. The square features buildings belonging to various architectural styles, including the Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn. The square's center is home to a statue of religious reformer Jan Hus, who was burned at the stake in Konstanz for his beliefs. The Christmas Markets in Old Town Square is the largest Christmas markets in the Czech Republic and are visited by numerous visitors from the Czech Republic and abroad.
Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square is one of the main city squares and the centre of the business and cultural communities in the New Town of Prague. Many historical events occurred there, and it is a traditional setting for celebrations and other public gatherings. The square is named after Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia and is part of the historic centre of Prague, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Petřín Lookout Tower

Petřín Lookout Tower is a steel-framework tower 63.5 metres tall on Petřín Hill in Prague. It resembles the Eiffel Tower and was used as an observation tower as well as a transmission tower. The two observation platforms are accessible via 299 stairs in sections of 13 per flight running around the inside of the structure. A pair of staircases form a double-helix structure allowing visitors travelling up and down concurrently. There are a gift shop and a small cafeteria on the main level.
Karlštejn Castle

Karlštejn Castle is a large Gothic castle founded in 1348 by Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor-elect and King of Bohemia. The castle served as a place for safekeeping the Imperial Regalia as well as the Bohemian crown jewels, holy relics, and other royal treasures. Karlštejn is one of the most famous and most frequently visited castles in the Czech Republic.
Dancing House

Dancing House, or Fred and Ginger, is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building on the Rašínovo nábřeží in Prague. The non-traditional design was controversial at the time because the house stands out among the Baroque, Gothic, and Art Nouveau buildings for which Prague is famous.
Hluboká Castle

Hluboká is a historic château situated in Hluboká nad Vltavou. It is considered one of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic. First built in the 13th century as a military fortification overlooking the Vltava River, it’s been transformed throughout the years as it changed hands and is now a National Monument. The castle has been used in a scene of the movie Shanghai Knights and Underworld - Blood Wars.
National Gallery

The National Gallery Prague formerly the National Gallery in Prague. It is a state-owned art gallery in Prague, which manages the largest collection of art in the Czech Republic and presents masterpieces of Czech and international fine art in permanent and temporary exhibitions. The collections of the gallery are not housed in a single building but are presented in a number of historic structures within the city of Prague, as well as other places. The largest of the gallery sites is the Trade Fair Palace, which houses the National Gallery's collection of modern art.
Prague

Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it is known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches, and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Completed in 1402, the pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints.
Český Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov is a city in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. It’s bisected by the Vltava River and dominated by its 13th-century castle. The castle has Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque elements, an 11-hectare garden, and an original 17th-century baroque theater. There are panoramic views of the old town and the river from the top of its round belltower.
Best Time To Visit Czech Republic

The best time to visit the Czech Republic is from March to May during the spring season when the weather is pleasant.

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