Prague (Praha in Czech) is the biggest city in the Czech republic and at the same time the capital of the country. It is situated in central Bohemia on the banks of the Vltava River. Prague is a historic city with many sights to see.
Prague boasts a considerable amount of sights, the best known are the following:
Prague Castle (Pražský hrad)
Once the residence of Czech kings and princes and the coronation and burial site of kings, Prague Castle is currently the residence of the Czech president. It was built in the 9th century. During the years several extensions were built and it has become one of the most extensive castle complexes and the biggest historic castle in the world. St Vitus Cathedral is also part of the complex.
National Theatre (Národní divadlo)
National Theatre is probably the best-known theatre in the Czech Republic. Built in the neo-Renaissance style according to the vision of architect Jozef Zítek, it is one of the most important buildings in the country. Construction started in 1868 but wasn’t finished until 1883.
Charles Bridge (Karlův most)
Charles Bridge is the oldest existing bridge over the Vltava River and the second best preserved bridge in the Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the patronage of Charles IV and finished in 1402. It was designed by Petr Parléř and made of sandstone.
Old Town Hall (Staroměstská radnice)
In 1338, the town was granted privileges by King John of Luxembourg as the first town in Bohemia and the construction of Old Town Hall started the same year.