Sights in Prague

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A busy Charles Bridge - must see

A busy Charles Bridge - must see

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There are many sights in Prague. A lot are covered in the section called 'A Perfect Day,' but it would be a shame to try to see too much in one day. One of the greatest pleasures in Prague is to walk almost aimlessly in the Stare Mesto [Old Town] and Josefov and admire the lovely streets.

Walks more like rural ones can be enjoyed in Petrin, Visehrad and Letná, all providing wonderful views of the city.

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October 25, 2004 change by davidx

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Zbraslav Chateau

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Zbraslav, Praha. This is a Cistercian monastery situated in the village of Zbraslav, about 11 kms outside Prague. It is another large depository of Czech history, with many 19th and 20th century sculptures. The gardens are spectacular and make a superb venue for a summer's day picnic.

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Strahov Monastery

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This is actually hgher than the castle and can be reached from it by tram or by walking, past the Loreto. The cloisters are worth seeing but the real gem consists of the old library rooms,with the Theological and Philosophical Halls both having stunning ceilings. There is no admission to either old book filled room but both can be viewed from their entrances

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Havlíčkovy Sady

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Havlíčkovy Sady is a large park located in the Vinohrady district.

type:Parks, Gardens and Zoos
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Charles Bridge

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The Charles Bridge (Karluv most) is the heart of Prague.
This Gothic bridge is the main connection between the old town and the castle. It is 516 m long, 9.5 m wide and supported by 16 massive piers. Both ends are fortified by towers. Up to 19th century there was no other bridge in Prague than this one.


Nowadays, the bridge is crowded with sales people and street artists.

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Prague Castle

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The Prague Castle is large monumental complex.

It was founded in the 9th century as the seat of the Czech princes and kings, and over the centuries all the mayor architectural styles would leave their mark on it.

Nowadays it is still the seat of the President of the Czech Republic.

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Old Town Square

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The old Town Square (Staromestske namesti) is from the 12th century. Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock (on the right), Gothic Church of Our Lady before Tyn (in the middle) and Church of St.Nicholas (on the left) dominate this unique heart of the Prague.

type:Squares
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The Prague Jewellery Collection

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A new, attractive jewellery exhibition may be seen at one of the loveliest spots in the old part of Prague. It is housed in the former Hergetova Cihelna (the Herget Brickyard Building) near Charles Bridge in the Lesser Town. This event has been realised through the collaboration between The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and the COPA company.

This unique assemblage of jewellery and goldwork from the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague  documents the evolvement of this artistic field from the 17th century to the present. Shown here more..

type:Museums
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openings:daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
address:Cihelná 2, Prague1
tel:+420 221 451 333
email:museum@mucha.cz
zipcode:www.cihelna.info

Wenceslas Square

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Wenceslas Square (Czech: Václavské náměstí) is one of the main city squares and the centre of the business and cultural communities in the New Town of Prague, Czech Republic. It has been a place where many historical events occurred; it is also a traditional place for demonstrations, celebrations, and similar public gatherings. The square is named after Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia.

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Brevnov Monastery

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Brevnov Monastery is a X century benedectine monastry located in Prague 6, west of the city centre.

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Na Porici Street

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Na Porici Street is a Street located in Pague 1, next to the Vltava River.

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Vltava River

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Vltava River is the river that passes through Prague.

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Prague Botanical Gardens

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The garden covers 52 ha of area in total. Around 1.5 hectares from the area is used for new Japanese garden and Turkey and Mediterranean expositions, accessible for public from 1997. Both complexes are interconnected by a collection of moorland plants.

type:Parks, Gardens and Zoos
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url:www.botgarden.cz
address:Nádvorní 134

Rotunda of St Martin, Visehrad

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You may feel drawn to the big stately churches in the Old and Lesser Towns but don't fail to see this idyllic building in Visehrad. It was built in the 12th century and there were once a significant number of these small round chapels. Now there are only three in Prague. This one's park setting makes it very special.

type:Churches and Cathedrals
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address:Visehrad

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