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Treasures of Prague - the Central European City

Hradschin Prag
Credit: Stefan Bauer / CC BY-SA 2.5

Prague, the capital of Czech Republic is also famous as 'fairytale city'. The cobbled stone streets, steeples of ancient castles, churches, cathedrals and houses with red rooftops create fairytale like atmosphere while lush gardens, green hilltops and beautiful bridges over graceful river flowing through the city increase its beauty.

Here are some wonderful treasures of Prague you should not miss visiting while you are in this charming central European city.

Old Town ( Old Town Tours )
When you are in the Old Town of Prague, it makes you feel as if you have travelled back in time. The cobblestone streets and old-fashioned but charming buildings take us back to the city's medieval history. Another biggest attraction is Old Town Square. It is one of the biggest squares and the most attractive places with uncountable restaurants, shops, churches, and street performers. The Astronomical Clock here is a real treasure which was built in 1410 and still continues to tick-tock. The most interesting part is the figurines popping out every hour to mark the time.

Ancient Castles: ( Prague Castle Tours )
Prague, the city with a rich history is dotted with ancient castles and churches. Prague Castle is one of the places you should visit. It is the most famous and the biggest castle in the world. Spend whole day to explore Prague Castle as it has several beautiful gardens, ancient palaces, churches and cathedrals which flaunt old beautiful architecture.

Bridges and Rivers: ( Vltava River Cruise )
Rivers in Prague add life and charm to the city. Graceful Vltava River flowing through the city and beautiful bridges over it is what makes Prague so scenic. The famous Charles Bridge over the Vltava was the only bridge until 1841 that connected Prague Castle to the rest of the ancient city. Stroll on this oldest bridge to see the 30 statues from 14 century.

Food and Drink Culture:
When you are tired exploring the city's treasures, sit at any of the restaurants, cafes or bars in the Old Town Square or anywhere in the city. Taste special Czech cuisine like goulash, dumplings and cabbage, sausages, potato pancakes and pepper steak. Register for the brewery tours and enjoy Czech beer. The city is dotted with not only top notch bars that serve special Czech brews but several families run breweries as well.

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Please don't visit all of those places in such a short time. Depending on the puproses of your trip, you should decide if you'd like to cut any of your proposed destinations. In my experience, it is better to spend a four days in a country trying to see all there is to see, then rushing through frantically in two days. I've been to London and Rome. You should go to London. The reason to go to Rome is so you can go to Vatican City. There is absolutely nothing like seeing the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica, and St. Peter's Square. Rome is a true gem. I haven't been to Venice, but I've heard nothing but wonderful things about the city. Try to visit Berlin if you can, especially if you are interested in German history and culture. There is so much to see here. I still haven't seen everything I visited four times before moving here in December.Go to Amsterdam and Paris. The rest save for your next trip.

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