Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. With population of almost 1,300,000 it is also the largest city and most important political, economic and cultural center. Since 1992, the historic center of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, for being the home to a number of famous cultural attractions including the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad. Since was founded at the 9th century and it has always been the residence of kings, emperors and presidents. Prague can offer you not only Romantic place, world heritage sites and culture, but also an amazing blend of architectural styles, from Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau, and up to Cubism and modern architecture.
Within the main attractions of Prague the most popular are:
• The majestic compound of Prague Castle that consists St.Vitus' Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, St.George's Basilica and Convent, and the Golden Lane
• Strahov Monastery with its historic libraries and collection of more than 130,000 old books and manuscripts
• Lesser Town (Malá Strana) and the famous Charles Bridge
• The Old Town with the Old Town Hall and its astronomical clock
• The former Jewish Ghetto with its famous Altnoyshul (Old-New Synagogue), the oldest synagogue in Europe
Being a cultural capital, Prague will offer you a visit to some of its many cultural attraction, including:
The National Theatre, built on 1881, but immediately burnet down and reopened on 1883. The historical building of the National Theatre, is the home some of Prague’s Opera, Drama and Ballet performances.
The Estates Theatre know for the locals as “Stavovské divadlo” is an historic theatre which offers performances of dramas, ballets and operas.
The Prague State Opera, beautiful Neo-Classical building, opened on 1888. It has perfect acoustic, lovely decorations and provides one of the best performances (opera, ballet) in Prague.
The National Museum
The National Gallery
Karlin Musical Theatre, one of the oldest theatres in Prague.
Laterna Magika, an internationally comprehensible non-verbal theatre. Its secret lies in the combination of dance, film and black theatre.
Black Light Theatre, one of Prague’s famous show. A theatrical performance style characterized by the use of black box theatre augmented by black light illusion. The distinctive characteristics of "black theatre" are the use of black curtains, a darkened stage, and "black lighting" (UV light), paired with fluorescent costumes in order to create intricate visual illusions.
Czech folklore show
Concerts in old churches
Puppet Theatre, the National Marionette Theatre presents the finest puppet shows in Prague. In Marionette Theatre the story is recounted visually, with little or no spoken words. This makes the shows ideal for an international audience, of both adults and children.
And never the less, being located in central Europe, the Czech cuisine acquired its flavors from all the neighboring cousins, making it tasty and interesting. From simple “local restaurants” and up to Michelin star awarded restaurants. In Prague you will find a wide variety of pubs, bistros, cafes, fine dining places. Ofcource Czech beer and the delicious wine from Moravia must not be forgotten!