in the city of Prague
Prague is the heart of the Czech Republic, a magical city of bridges, cathedrals, church domes, “the golden city of a hundred spires”. The vibrant Baroque capital escaped the bombs of last century’s wars, so it remains one of Europe’s best-preserved cities. The “Paris of the east”. is the capital city of the Czech Republic, divided by the swan filled Vltava River. it’s known for its Old Town Square, the historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Karlov Most or The Charles Bridge, is the famous pedestrian crossing over the Vltava River finished in 1402, and lined with statues of Catholic saints, all in the shadow of the majestic 9th century Hradčany or the Castle District, the largest ancient castle in the world.
The ancient splendor and beauty of Prague, a city beyond compare, left an impression on my imagination that will never fade.
The winding streets of the Jewish Quarter, reminiscent of the novels of Franz Kafka, steeped in the legend of the Golem and Cafes that entice you. Each of Prague’s districts has its own characteristic atmosphere and unique charm. Prague is romantic, ancient, modern, and cosmopolitan, home to about 1.2 million people.
Founded in the later 9th century, Prague soon became the seat of Bohemian kings, some of whom ruled as emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. The city thrived under the rule of Charles IV, who ordered the building of the New Town in the 14th century – many of the city’s most important attractions date back to that age. The city also went under Habsburg rule and became the capital of a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 1918, after World War I, the city became the capital of Czechoslovakia. After 1989 many foreigners, especially young people, moved to Prague. In 1992, its historic centre was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Czechoslovakia split into two countries in 1993, and Prague became capital city of the new Czech Republic.