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Best attractions to visit in Prague

1. Charles Bridge - Prague view 360

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Charles Bridge

The Charles Bridge is a beautiful bridge in Prague that consists of 30 statutes of different religious figures and 16 arches. The bridge is 1,700 feet long and offers beautiful views of the Vltava River. It was initially commissioned in 1937 by King Charles IV and is the oldest bridge in Prague. The Judith Bridge was its predecessor and its remains can still be viewed. Not a lot of people know this, but the there is a lot of numerology involved in the construction of the bridge, as it the foundation was laid at 5:31 a.m. on the 9th of July 1357, which makes the numerical makeup (when the date is chronologically written with time) 1 3 5 7 9 7 5 3 1. This Gothic bridge connects the Lesser Town to the Old Town, and has a tower at each end of the bridge. Both the towers, the Staroměstská věž in the Old Town and the Malostranská věž in the Lesser Town, provide beautiful view of the city. If you want to experience the beauty of the Vltava River, then visit the Charles Bridge during sunrise.

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2. Astronomical Clock - Prague view 360

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Astronomical Clock

A lot of people in Prague gather under the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Hall, every hour to watch it work its magic. The Astronomical Clock is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Europe, and the performance here takes place goes on for only 45 seconds, but that time is truly worth it and should be experienced by all visitors at least once in their lives. There are basically four figures behind the clock that represents the things that were despised by the Praguers in the 15th century. The symbols consist of Greed, which has a money bag and originally was a Jewish moneylender, but was changed after the World War II. Other than this, there is Death which is a skeleton, Vanity that has a mirror, and Pagan Invasion that is represented by the Turks. The figures that are below these include Astronomer, Chronicler, Philosopher, and the Angel. Every hour, a bell is ringed by Death, which then proceeds to turn his hourglass. After this, the twelve apostles move past the window and acknowledge the Crown. On the right hand side, there is a key, axe, snake, cross and mallet, which is represented by Peter, Matthew, John, Andrew, Philip and James respectively. On the other hand, there is a sword and a book, a lance, a book, saw, a book again and a parchment, which are represented by Paul, Thomas, Jude, Simon, Bartholomew and Barnabas respectively. The performance ends with a cockcrow.

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3. Old Town Square - Prague view 360

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Old Town Square

One of the most attractive things about Prague’s Old Town Square is that it has remained untouched since the 10th century. The place receives several visitors every year who love to admire the beautiful architecture, which consists of the Gothic Tyn Cathedral, the Rococo Kinsky Palace, and the Baroque St. Nicholas Church, amongst others. The Old Town Square is basically in the heart of Prague and is home to different architectural styles that range from Baroque to Gothic. When in the Old Town Square, don’t forget to visit the Old Town Hall that was constructed back in 1364. It is one of the most important buildings in Prague and is home to the beautiful Astronomical Tower, which was built in 1410. The Nicholas Church is another important place, as it is decorated in Jugendstil style, and is currently used as a government building. The Tyn Church, on the other hand, is one of the most famous churches in Prague and is famous for its beautiful spires that were finished in 1511. When in the area, don’t forget to visit Kinský Palace, which has been done in Rococo style and is truly spectacular.

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4. Palais Toscan - Prague view 360

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Palais Toscan

5. Prague Castle - Prague view 360

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Prague Castle

It is said that Prague Castle is the biggest castle in the world. This beautiful building is spread over 18 acres and has three huge courtyards. The castle was founded in 880 by Prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid dynasty and in the 10th century, the first Czech convent was founded here, which currently serves as a gallery. The castle has been home to several kings, princes, and the Prague bishop.You can get to the castle on foot via the Nerudova Street, Castle Steps or the Old Castle Steps. You can also take the tram and get off at Královský letohrádek, Pražský hrad, or at Pohořelec. Visiting the castle is an experience of its own as there are so many exhibitions and museums inside the huge building. There is something for everyone in Prague Castle, as adults can visit the Picture Gallery, whereas children can go visit the Museum of Toys. It will take you a few hours to cover everything as the place has several places such as the Royal Gardens, the Renaissance Summer Palace of Queen Anne, the Romanesque Basilica of St. George, the Gothic Royal Palace, and the beautiful Baroque courtyard. Other than this, you can stroll in the gardens and be mesmerized by Castle’s beauty.

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6. St.Nicholas Church - Prague view 360

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St Nicholas Church

7. Lesser Town (Mala Strana) - Prague view 360

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Lesser Town Mala Strana

8. Certovka Canal - Prague view 360

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Certovka Canal

9. Naplavka - Prague view 360

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Naplavka

10. Hradcany Square - Prague view 360

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Hradcany Square

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