Prague (also known as “The City of a Hundred Spires” or “The Golden City”) is the capital and the largest city of the Czech Republic. Laying on the banks of the Vltava river, with well restored historical and architectural buildings following your every step and with Prague Castle ever dominant above you, Prague has became the favourite and remains one of the world’s most romantic cities.
Prague Castle, being the most popular sight visited in Prague, is also the largest ancient castle in the world. Constructed in the 9th century as classical wooden fortress it has been transformed over the centuries to adopt today’s more palatial look.
Prague’s Lesser Town (Malá Strana), which sits immediately below the Prague Castle, was founded in 1257 and has kept its magic until today so that you can enjoy long romantic walks along its small lanes, each one filled with a history of its own on every single step.
Prague’s Old Town is the oldest quarter of Prague, it gained its town privileges in the 13th century. But then, even the New Town was founded as long ago as the 14th century! The centre of the Old Town is the Old Town Square dominated by the Old Town Hall with its famous Glockenspiel and The Church of Our Lady of Tyn. Other attractions found around about this area include The Powder Gate, Municipal House, The Estates Theatre and The Bethlehem Chapel.