About Prague

Situated on the River Vltava in central Bohemia, Prague has been the political, cultural, and economic centre of the Czech state for over 1100 years. The city proper is home to more than 1.2 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of over 1.9 million.

Prague is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is among the most visited cities on the continent. Though it suffered one large bombing raid during the Second World War, it largely escaped the utter destruction which befell so many European cities during that period and emerged largely intact. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

According to Guinness World Records, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world. Nicknames for Prague have included "the mother of cities" (Praga mater urbium, or "Praha matka měst" in Czech)", "city of a hundred spires" and "the golden city".


Some of the most known sights are:
·        Old Town (Staré Město) with its Old Town Square
·        The Astronomical Clock
·        The Charles Bridge
·        New Town (Nové město) with its busy and historic Wenceslas Square
·        Prague Castle (the largest castle in the world) with its St. Vitus Cathedral
·        Jan Žižka equestrian statue in Vítkov park, Žižkov Prague 3.
·        National Museum
·        Vyšehrad castle
·        Petřínská rozhledna, an observation tower on Petřín hill, which resembles the Eiffel Tower
·        Žižkov Television Tower with observation deck - Prague 3.

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