Prague is a city full of sights and beautiful places that can be explored for days, months or even a lifetime. The city has its special charm no matter the time of year you choose to visit it. The usual tourist, normally, does not have access to a period longer than a few days to discover all the valences of this wonderful city. Therefore, the list of sights below may be useful for those who choose to spend a few days of holiday in Prague.
Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad) is the largest complex of medieval Europe with 570 meters length and an area of 7.28 hectares and represents the most important attraction in Prague. The castle was built in the first century, turning from a wooden fortress surrounded stone by walls in an imposing building as it is today. The complex include: St. Vitus Cathedral (the most important landmark in town where you can visit the towers, museusm and art galleries), Golden Lane, Lobkowicz Palace.
The dancing house was built between 1994 and 1996 for an insurance company by the Czech architect Vlado Milun Canadian together with the architect Frank Gehry. The house is also called Ginger & Fred, referring to the famous dancing couple Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Initially, in its place there was a house built in the neo-renaissance style in the late XIX century. That house was destroyed during bombing in 1945. The Old Town (Staromestske namesti) - all buildings in the old town are dating from the eleventh century. Besides Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and Charles Bridge, a large number of churches and palaces were built, representing an awesome architectural, artistic and spiritual aggregate.
Prague Castle is the most amazing castle in the Czech Republic. It is located in the heart of the capital and is a manual for the architectural styles that compose it. Inside, there is the office of the president of the Republic. The construction of the Carol bridge began in 1357 and was completed at the beginning of XV century. It has 515 meters long and 9.50 meters wide, has 16 pillars (with heights between 16 and 23 meters) and the paving is 13 meters above the river Vltava. Since 1657, a unique statues street was developed along the bridge. At first, the statues were actually some crosses and in 1657 was brought even a gilded bronze cross. The monuments Golgotha, Suffering Virgin and St. John the Evangelist were added in the XVII century.
The Cathedral St. Vitus Cathedral (Chrám svatého Vita) - whose original name is St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert, is the largest and most important cathedral in the Czech Republic and is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture. It is the place of the Bishop of Prague, and the place where saints, kings, princes and kings of Bohemia are buried. Coronations of the kings of Bohemia were held in the cathedral until 1836. Prague Zoo is one of the largest zoos in Europe. It is a very pleasant and very interesting place for everyone and if you organize the walk, it can be a truly unforgettable experience. Beware of signs with "Do not miss" - where you will find a program with the most important events taking place in the garden throughout the day.
SeaWorld Prague SeaWorld means 1000 square meters and 75 tons of ocean water where a large number of species of coral and ocean fish live in. The tank is equipped with a mechanism that simulates the movement during the night and moon phases. Sea World also contains a giant aquarium with sand sharks, one of the most feared shark species after the Great White Shark. Sand sharks grow to a length of 3.5 meters and can weigh 180 kg. Every year, 80 000 tourists visit Sea World. At the Wallenstein Palace you will likely see the first garden of a palace in Prague. It belongs to Wallenstein, the Czech Senate today. The garden was built along with the palace in 1623 in a baroque style. In the east part of the garden you can discover Sala Terrena with three arches. The room walls are decorated with frescoes representing the Trojan wars. Sala Terrena organizes concerts and theater performances.
The National Theatre (Narodni Divadlo) is an impressive neo-Renaissance building built between 1868 and 1881 with money donated by the Czech people. It stands proudly on the river Vltava, its golden roof gleaming in the sun on sunny days. The theatre opened its doors on November 18, 1883 with the first night of Libuse de Smetana, representing the loyalty and the union of the Czech people. The inside the national theatre was renovated in 1883 following a major fire.