In August 2007 I decided to visit Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic and the former Czechoslovakia. Visiting the city requires at least 2 days.
The city has a small metro network that reaches the main places, you can also walk through most of the city.
The best time to visit Prague is in the summer months, when temperatures are higher, although it is also the season with more rainfall.
These are the main places to visit in Prague:
Built in the 9th century it is the largest castle in the world. Within the complex of buildings are the Prague Cathedral and the Old Royal Palace, it is the most important visit of the city.
The price for entering the castle area is 350 CZK (€ 14).
It is the oldest bridge in the city, crosses the Vltava River and connects the Old City with the Small City.
Along the bridge there are 30 statues of different saints.
Podwer Tower and Municipal House
The Tower was built in 1475 as one of the 13 access doors of the wall. It was used as a place to store gunpowder, hence its name.
It is linked by a small bridge to the Municipal House forming an interesting contrast.
The Municipal House is the most important Art Nouveau building in Prague, inside it is the most important concert hall.
Located inside the Prague Castle, this peculiar street has something special.
It is so called because it was inhabited by goldsmiths for several centuries, in the twentieth century the houses were converted into stores of typical products of the city.
St. Vitus Cathedral
It is the most important Cathedral of Prague and is located inside the Castle.
It has been the place of coronation of all the kings of Bohemia and inside are buried all the holy bishops and a large number of kings.
From the top of its towers you get the best views of Prague, to access them you have to climb their complicated spiral staircases.
The entry is completely free.
Old Town Square
The Old Town Square is one of the most special in the city.
In the square are important buildings such as the City Hall of the Old City, the Church of San Nicolás and the Astronomical Clock.
The square is surrounded by small streets that are worth walking and lost by them.
Highlights the building of the Old Town Hall and its Gothic tower about 60 meters high.
In it the New Year is celebrated and markets are set up at Christmas.
This square is the cultural and financial center of the New City.
It has produced historical events of great importance as the fall of communism.
The square is surrounded by bars, restaurants and fashion shops, at night its atmosphere changes and is not very recommendable for tourism.
Located in the City Hall of the Old Town, it is one of Prague's tourist attractions.
It is the most famous medieval clock in the world and its construction dates back to 1410.
Its main attraction is that every time it marks an hour in its upper windows there is a parade of figures representing twelve apostles.
Karlovy Vary Tour
One of the most interesting excursions from the city of Prague is to visit Karlovy Vary.
The bath town is located about two hours from the capital and is known to be one of the most famous baths in the world.
The most outstanding visits are the Pavilion of the Thermal Springs, the Church of Santa María Magdalena, the Orthodox Church of Pedro and Pablo and the colonnades that house hot springs.