The historical capital of Bohemia, the westernmost and largest historical region of the Czech lands in the present-day Czech Republic. Prague has a lot to offer, starting with historical buildings and ancient architecture, beautiful bridges and squares and of course the famous Czech beer. I look forward to experiencing Prague as this beautiful city has been on my bucket list for a few months now if not even a year.
So here is the complete list of what I plan to do when in Prague:
Prague Castle – this is the official residence of the President of Czech Republic and it’s one of the most visited tourist attractions. The castle was built in the 970 AD and was once the home of the kings of Bohemia. Inside the castle itself one can also see the St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, the Powder Tower, the Old Royal Palace, and the Golden Lane. The castle is considered to be the largest ancient castle in the world so that definitely makes it number one on my list.
St. Vitus Cathedral – this is the largest church in Czech Republic and it it’s also tomb of the many saints and three Bohemian kings and as I mentioned it's located inside Prague castle.
Charles Bridge – one of most famous and recognizable bridges in Europe if not in the world. Built in 1357, more than 650 years old, Charles Bridge is famous for its many fine old statues. The statues of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and John of Nepomuk, who is one of the most revered saints in the Czech Republic.
The Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock – in the centre of the old town and historic part you’ll find the Astronomical Clock. I’m planning on having a coffee there whilst enjoying the view.
St. Nicholas Church – built by Jesuits in 18th century, St. Nicholas is one of Prague newest churches. Its High Baroque style is very eye catching. The church has a bell tower which is open for visitors, so I am planning on climbing the stairs all the way to the top to appreciate the view and look at the city from a different perspective.
Wenceslas Square - the home of the national museum located in Prague’s new town part. It was created in the 14th century during the reign of Charles IV, this is the most important public square often used for demonstrations and celebrations.
The National Museum - millions of items covering mineralogy, zoology, anthropology, and archaeology, as well as the arts and music can be found here. The National Museum is the oldest in the Czech Republic and was established in the 1800s.
The National Theatre – located on the banks of the river Vltava and home to the country’s top opera, ballet, and drama performances. A theatre with traditions that goes back to the year of 1881.
The Dancing House - almost synonymous with Prague itself, the Dancing House was built between 1992 and 1996 and designed by Frank Gehry. The building features unique curves that resemble two dancing figures.