Prague is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for a city break that is filled with beauty, culture and history. With the city's Gothic, Renaissance and baroque stylings, there will be something for everyone's taste. Here are a few places which you should visit...
The Jewish Quarter
Prague's Jewish Quarter, or Josefov, is one of the most visited places in Prague. This area is filled with Jewish buildings and culture, dating back to the 12th century. Because of the major developments that took place between 1893-1913, not many of the original buildings still stand, however some key original buildings remain. One is the Old-New Synagogye, which opened in 1270. This is the oldest intact synagogue in Europe and boasts some of the most beautiful Gothic interiors. The Old Jewish Cemetery is also a must-see, with ancient gravestones dating back as far as the 1400's.
Wenceslas Square is known as 'The Hub of Prague Life'. The Square was originally a horse market, and dates back as far as 1348, and was renamed in 1848 after one of Prague's two patron saints. The Square is the home to some of the most pivotal points in Czech history, whether it be protesting or celebrating; millions of Czechs from countless generations have gathered here. Here you will find exclusive shops, hotels and restaurants that will certainly not disappoint you.
This stunning complex was founded in the 9th century by prince Borivoj, and then became the main residence of Prague's rulers until the 17th century. The complex hosts a royal palace, a selection of churches, a monastery, and even a cathedral. The construction on St Vitus Cathedral started in 1344 and wasn't completed until 1929. So much of Prague's history resides here that it would be a shame to miss it on a visit to Prague. Each day at noon, the guards will change and a flag ceremony is performed.
The Czech Museum of Fine Art
For a more modern slant on Prague, visit the Museum of Fine Art. The museum is located in the Old Town district, and is home to many pieces of 20th century art. The museum hosts a number of temporary exhibits throughout the year, and is a fantastic day out for art lovers.
Arpita Sharma shares her views about Prague City Breaks . For more information please visit http://www.MyPrague.net
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