Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Prague: the capital city of Czech Republic

Prague , the beautiful capital city of Czech Republic still has an old world charm in its air. The well preserved 13-14 th century buildings and cobble stone streets can give the feel of how life had been back then. The rich cultural heritage of the city is the reason why Prague has been included in the WHO world heritage sites.




The pretty city of Prague (Praha in colloquial language) was built around the Valtava river during the Romanesque era and flourished in the Gothic  and Renaissance eras.


The places which require a special mention and are must for tourists to visit in Prague are  the Old Town Square, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge , Opera House and St. Vitus Cathedral.

To begin  with, I was most impressed with Prague's opera house. The rich,  plush interiors with intricate carvings , lighting and chandeliers transported me to the erstwhile era where in ladies in gowns and gentlemen in suits rode upto the opera house in horse-pulled carriages.





The town square, located in the old part of the town is the nerve centre of Prague. Many interesting buildings, shopping arcades, restraunts, cafes are a part of the old town square.
 

One of the main tourist attractions in  the town square is the astronomical clock. It is a medieval astronomical clock which was first installed in 1410 in the town square making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working.
Astronomic Clock in Old Town Square


Old Town Square

Old Town Square

The Prague Castle and the St. Vitus Cathedral  are located in the Hradcany district of Prague. The castle  was built in the 9th century and was the seat of royals from then. After the liberation of Czechoslovakia, it housed the offices of the communist Czechoslovak government. After Czechoslovakia split in to Czech Republic and Slovakia, the head of Czech Republic i.e., the president resides in the castle.
Hradcany Area

Prague Castle

St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral     



The trip to this awesome city had shades of both retro and modern in evetything. Prague with its beautiful buildings, gushing Valtava river,  awesome eateries and clubs  made my trip special and so much fun!      
                    

26 comments:

Nicol said...

i really want to visit prague one day! the photos are beautiful!

John Benliro said...

Your photos really make me wanna go to Prague. It seems to have a charm other cities don't have. I'm still in the process of figuring it out. LoL.

Louise said...

For someone like me who lives in Asia, these kind of infrastructures are jaw-dropping. It's like looking at paintings or pictures in magazines.

Hoping that one day I'll be able to visit this city too. I have noted down the other places you mentioned in this blog post.

Looking forward your others posts. :)

Sim @ Sims Life said...

I have always wanted to visit Prague. It looks absolutely stunning - the architecture is beautiful! Fab images x

Katrina Centeno said...

Stunning photos!I hope to visit this place one day. Why does this have to be far from where I live? :D

Jason P. said...

I hope I get to visit Prague someday. It looks like it's teeming with history and so much character! Being an architecture student, I feel like I could learn so much! :)

Mia Foo said...

i'll love to visit prague one day! all the photos are so amazing! the castle and cathedral especially!

Mia Foo said...

i'll love to visit prague one day! all the photos are so amazing! the castle and cathedral especially!

Fred Hawson said...

Will definitely visit Prague and some more of Eastern Europe for sure in the future with my wife for a third honeymoon! So beautiful in your pictures.

Franc said...

Prague is really such a heritage attraction with their old structures. It would be nice to see the scenes first hand.

rebecca wong said...

Beautiful architecture! Your photos really do make me want to go holiday to these places.

Ling Tan said...

i have always wanted to visit Prague, since my university days. But i've always been diverted / distracted! thanks, for the reminder, that that's one more destination on my bucket list!

Kylie wenn said...

I'd really love to visit this wonderful city in future!

Priscilla Yeo said...

Envious!!
Prague is also one country in my bucket list. I have to go there once and listen to some famous orchestra playing.
That would be awesome!


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Phylicia Marie Pineda said...

Prague is on top of my bucket list actually. More than any other European city, I find it the most beautiful in photos. I hope I get there someday!

Vanessa said...

Prague is a special sentimental city for me because my cousin went to live there and she says life is of a much higher standard than in my country, Bulgaria. It is amazing what progress the Czechs has scored as compared to us. Love all of your photos, they really capture the spirit of Prague!

Eliz Frank said...

It is a beautiful city with a rich history and great buildings and places to see and visit. Enjoyed your post.

Sharon Lee said...

hi I love pragues so much!
I always wanted to visit different country around the world!

xoxo,
Sharon
www.snowman1314.com

Little Miss Honey said...

Prague looks beautiful! I wish I can travel there someday. Your post inspires me to push myself to save up to travel there

Pooja Kawatra said...

What a beautiful place and every pic is so scenic. Wish to visit this place someday.

lee rosales said...

Those castles and basilica are magnificernt. I wish to visit europe someday and explore and beauty of every country

Chris said...

Beautiful place! Alot of sight seeing on diff places of europe

Dawn GT said...

wow! this place looks amazing!!! I would love to visit someday.

Kalliopi Sakellariou said...

''Old world charm'' so true!It is a very beautiful and romantic place!Many people from Europe spend their honeymoon there!And it is a top destination for lovers.

eLaNaKcL said...

What a beautiful place. I wish to visit Prague some day too.

Hey its me gautam said...

I will definitely visit Prague on my next Euro trip. It is so beautiful.