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Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and is located on the Vltava River in central Bohemia. In recent years the city has grown very popular among tourists. It is an affordable holiday destination for people of all ages and is characterized with a romantic, medieval and historic appeal.
Travelling to Prague
Flying is easy as the local Ruzyne Airport is international and deals with flights from all over the world. Other options of getting to Prague include trains and buses, both of which travel to and from Prague frequently everyday.
The city of Prague has many popular areas for accommodation. All provide easy access to the city centre, shops, restaurants and attractions. Hotels are the most popular choice for accommodation and these are often historic and magnificent looking buildings. Be sure to book in advance as the city can be busy and if you can’t handle noise in the early hours, stay closer to the outskirts.
The majority of people looking to eat out in restaurants in Prague go to the Old Town Square. This has many restaurants and cafes that offer a wide range of international cuisine. The traditional Czech cuisine is mainly meals of meat and dumplings that is often not everyone’s first choice. However, their beer is delicious, popular and very cheap.
Prague has a vast history that dates right back to 870 AD. Years later Charles IV (1346-1378) united Prague as his home. At the end of WWI the Republic of Czechoslovakia was formed and democracy was achieved in 1989. These days, Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and a member state of the European Union.
Prague Sights and Attractions
The main highlight of the city is the huge Prague Castle (Prazsky Hrad). It is the one of the biggest castles in the world and a focal point of the city. By taking a walk through the small streets and lanes within the city, you get the feeling of being back in time as its historic feel character is obvious to say the least. The architecture in the Old Town Square is impressive if you are interested in buildings and construction.
Shopping in Prague
The city centre is the popular choice for shopping in Prague. The centre is packed with high street, unique and quaint shops. Painted marionettes, hand-cut crystal and bohemian jewellery is the most regularly sold goods. If fashion is of more interest to you then be sure to check out the malls in the city and the markets.