A Guide To Prague

.tags Prague is known to many as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of central Europe. The capital of the Czech Republic is a haven for those who love the weekend break- a city full of beautiful architecture, history and elegance. It is also a haven for those looking to party, with its huge variety of bars and clubs and cheap alcohol. Whatever your reason for visiting Prague, it will be a truly unforgettable experience. When you go, make sure you visit these main attractions…
Prague Castle
Prague Castle dates back more than 1100 years, the earliest traces of the castle dating back to 870AD. The castle was built on request of Prince Borivoj, one of the first recognized rulers of the Czech Republic. Originally, the castle was made from timber and soil, but throughout the ages has evolved into the largest medieval architectural sites in Europe. Over the years, Prague castle has borne the brunt of many wars and invasions; the reason why the castle has been re-built and re-built. The mixture of relatively modern architecture with its ancient ruins makes the castle a truly unforgettable experience.
St Vitus Cathedral
St Vitus Cathedral is commonly known as the most important Church in the whole of the Czech Republic. Here is the Archbishop of Prague is seated, and is where the country’s biggest and most famous figures are buried, making it an extremely interesting visit for history lovers. The gothic architecture makes this place truly emphatic, and is a must for anyone who appreciates beautiful buildings.
The Loreto
The Loreto was built in 1626, at the request of Katerina of Lobkowicz, in an attempt to bring Catholicism back into society. Since then it has been a popular venue for pilgrimage, and with its undeniable beauty and host of over 300 bells which chime on the hour, this is truly one of the jewels of Prague.
Jewish Quarter and Jewish Museum
This area is called Josefov, named after the emperor Josef II, a person who is thought to have dramatically changed and improved the way of life for the Jewish people of Prague. This area lies between the Vltava River and Old Town Square, and is home to the famous Jewish Museum. The museum has the biggest collection of Jewish culture in the world, including Jewish art, textiles and silver. The cost of entrance also includes guided tours of a number of local synagogues.