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Prague is a beautiful and magical city, a place full of charm with breathtaking architecture, first class hotels, great restaurants and fascinating history. It is a city we can revisit again and again without boredom.
The great thing about the capital of the Czech Republic is that it is an open air museum, so many beautiful buildings, impressive towers, parks and squares, just going around is one of the main attractions. So dispense with the maps and enjoy the stroll and be on the lookout for these wonderful highlights:
Charles Bridge: It crosses the Vltava river joining the two sides of Prague. It is really a beautiful construction and a place full of life with painters, musicians and crowds going from one side to the other. It is adorned with impressive black colored religious statues.
The Astronomical Clock: it is in the Southern tip of Old town square. This was the third astronomical clock ever installed and it is the oldest one still working, a wonderful thing if one imagines it dates back to 1410. It displays time with incredible accuracy and hosts an hourly show that is called the walk of the Apostles.
Castle Hill: This may be the heart and gem of the city. A wonderful place in the highest point of the capital. From there one can enjoy an amazing view of the town. The place is magical at any time of the day. It is lovely to walk the Castle late at night. It is free to wonder around the old cobble stones, and just this is a beautiful experience. It is the biggest Castle of the World.
St Vitus Cathedral: It is located inside the Walls of the Castle, there are still Catholic liturgies happening at different times. The entrance is free, but there are paid options for those who want to take more extended tours. This is one of the most amazing gothic Cathedrals of the World.
St Wenceslas Square: Another must see in Prague, surrounded by many coffee shops, restaurants, and souvenir stores, it is a huge square, this is maybe the point where any visit to the town should start. The National Museum is located on the South end.
Enjoy a Classical Music Concert: Many cultural activities are happening every week in Prague. There is an office that sells tickets for all kind of attractions next to the Church of Our Lady. Most of the concerts and operas are fantastic, just beware of little plays that pretend to be amazing presentations and are just kind of tourist traps. Be sure to know what are you paying for.
Old Town Square: It is in the center of the most picturesque area of Prague. There are many restaurants and very close by are located some of the most luxurious boutiques. Very close by is the Church of Our Lady, another impressive Gothic building.
Lesser Quarter, Mala Strana: This is a district of the city located at the foothill of the Castle, a really nice place to wander around, with many impressive buildings and some of the best hotels. Several of the movies picturing Prague have been filmed here.