Prague is the capital of Czech Republic and its largest city. This city is famous for its unique medieval architecture of the city center, inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Prague is above all a city to visit without haste, venturing into the medieval streets and hidden passages of Staré Město (Old Town), strolling through the many tree-lined parks or taking a boat trip along the Vltava (Moldava).
To really see Prague 4-5 days are enough to cover the highlights. A week would be perfect. The charm of Prague is often so compelling that many visitors stay there much longer than expected.
The best times to visit the city are the spring and early autumn when the weather is mild and there are few crowds.
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|Airports||Václav Havel Airport Prague (IATA:PRG) It is located at the edge of the Prague-Ruzyně area, next to Kněževes village, 12 km (7 mi) west of the centre of Prague.|
This magical city of bridges, cathedrals, gold-tipped towers and church spires is the fourteenth largest city in the European Union.
Prague is situated in nortwest of Czech Republic on the Vltava River.Prague is a political, cultural, and economic hub of central Europe.
The history of Prague covers more than a thousand years, during which time the city grew from the Vyšehrad Castle to the capital of a modern European State. The history of the city is rich in events and in every place you will discover a new chapter of its complex history: the Bohemian city was in fact the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, of the Hapsburg Empire, of the first Czechoslovakian Republic (1918-38), of the German Protectorate of Bohremia and Moravia, of the Communist Republic of Czechoslovakia and finally of the modern, democratic Czech Repunlic.
Prague boasts an extraordinary rich architectural panorama: from the slender vertical lines of the Gothic to the exuberant opulence of the Baroque, from the elegance of Art Nouveau to the finely chiseled features of the Cubist facades.
There are also several musical attractions: from the Prague Spring International Music Festival, a festival of classical and opera music, to an infinite number of places and events dedicated to jazz and rock, to some of the most exclusive nightclubs and discos in Central Europe.
For a few hours in the sun and among the greenery, go to one of the city parks: in the islet of Kampa you will find swans, gardens and canals while in Malá Strana in addition to the Reinassance garden of the Wallenstein palace with peacocks and fountains you can participate in one of the various summer concerts outdoors.