Prague - the City of a Hundred Spires.
Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic centre of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1,100 year existence. Founded during the Gothic and flourishing by the Renaissance eras, Prague was the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and then also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire and after World War I Prague became the capital of Czechoslovakia.
Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of twentieth century Europe. Main attractions include the following: Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Lennon Wall, and Petřín hill. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
Prague boasts more than ten major museums, along with many theatres, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits.
The whole of Prague is enchanting and this does not just mean Prague Castle or the Old Town Square and its Astronomical Clock. The historic heart of the city right in the heart of Europe is an exceptionally valuable urban monument zone. Narrow zigzagging streets opening out into little squares dominated by religious buildings of which the oldest date back to the Romanesque period. The Old Town and its majestic Gothic churches together with its magnificent town houses have led to it becoming known as ‘Stone Prague’. Come to Prague and experience the picturesque streets, pretty squares and hidden galleries and cafés.