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Exploring the Highlights of Prague in Half a Day

Prague Castle
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It is impossible to explore a vibrant city like Prague in half a day, but you can visit following selective attractions in Prague so as to have the best introduction of the city, especially for the first time visitors having very short time.
The Prague State Opera
Prague State Opera
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It is the most beautiful opera house in Prague, opened in 1888 as a New German Theatre. Recently it is known as Prague State Opera, where around 300 performances are performed every year. The Prague State Opera is a part of the National Theatre.

Prague Castle
Prague Castle is recorded as the largest castle area in the world, which has the number of magnificent huge buildings covering more than 7 hectares. Constructed in the 9th century, this is also the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. Depending on the area of your interest you need to decide what to see here. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prague Castle includes Romanesque Basilica of St. George, Gothic St Vitus Cathedral, and many more historical places.

National Museum
National Museum Prague
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The National Museum is a Czech museum founded 1818 in Prague by Kašpar Maria Šternberg and opened in 1890. It systematically exhibits natural scientific and historical collections. It has a grand representation of Czech history and nationalism. The main historical building of the National Museum is closed for reconstruction from 2011 until approximately 2018.

Wenceslas Square
This is one of the main city squares and is the main center for business as well as cultural communities. Many important historical events have occurred here. There is a statue of Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia.

Just go around in a car with a guide crossing River Vltava to enter the Old Town, rush through the Jewish Quarter. Take an outside view of St Nicholas Church, the Tyn Cathedral and spend some time at the historical Old Town Hall with its world-famous Astronomical Clock and 12 apostles, the clock was first installed in 1410.

Alternatively, book A short trip to Prague which will take you to the not-to-missed attractions in Prague.

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