Prague is a beautiful and interesting City to visit, with a varied range of architectural styles, ranging from the Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral to the unique deconstructivist architecture of the Dancing House, built in the late 20th century, which has the appearance of two dancers.
These are a selection of places that you could visit on a trip to the city:
Prague Car Hire
Wherever you are in Prague, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Prague car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
St. Vitus Cathedral
You can visit this splendid Cathedral which was built in the 14th century in Gothic style, where Visitors can see the features of the building such as the impressive Last Judgement mosaic and rose window. Inside you can see the beautiful Chapel of St. Wenceslas, which holds the Saint’s relics, and with lovely paintings and gemstones on the walls, along with a sculpture of St. Wenceslas.
This is a large complex of buildings consisting of a number of palaces and religious buildings which were constructed from the 9th century. The Castle is the official residence of the President and the crown jewels are kept here, and it is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are a variety of styles including Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance, and the buildings include the Old Royal Palace, Rosenberg Palace, St. George’s Basilica, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Powder Tower, and you can visit these historic buildings along with the gardens.
Prague Astronomical Clock
This is a lovely medieval clock on the Old Town Hall wall, and a distinctive landmark in the City. The clock has been there since the early 15th century, with sculptures that were added at later stages, and is the world’s oldest working astronomical clock. The clock has beautiful astronomical and calendar dials, and figures that include the Apostles that appear every hour and a skeleton representation of death who strikes the hours.
This civic building was constructed in the early 20th century in Art Nouveau style on the site of the former Bohemian Royal Court Palace. The exterior is very grand with a lovely mosaic and sculptures above the entrance along with stained glass windows. Smetana Hall, located here, is a grand concert venue, with elegant features including sculptures and frescoes on the wall and ceilings, and you can have a guided tour around the building and learn about its history.
The National Gallery in Prague
The National Gallery houses an extensive collection of beautiful art works in several locations in the City. In the Trade Fair Palace visitors can see modern and contemporary art, in the Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia you can see medieval art, and the Sternberg Palace houses art from the classical age to the end of the Baroque era in Europe. In the Schwarzenberg Palace there’s Bohemian Baroque, works from the 1800’s are in Salm Palace and Asian art can be seen in the Kinsky Palace.
One of the Departments of the National Museum in Prague, the Ethnographical Museum has interesting displays telling the story of Czech rural life during the 1700’s, 1800’s and early 1900’s. You can see exhibits relating to crafts and farming including ceramics, clothing and textiles, and there are also displays regarding customs and festivals, along with several traditional workshops including woodcarving and ceramics.
Czech Museum of Music
Another of the Departments of the National Museum, the Museum of Music has an interesting collection of musical instruments, which include a range of stringed instruments, such as violins, lutes, guitars, and harps. You can also see brass and woodwind instruments such as trumpets and flutes, along with keyboard and percussion instruments.
This famous Bridge was built from the 14th to the 15th century in Gothic style and crosses the Vltava River. You can see lovely large Baroque statues of saints all along the Bridge, along with the Bridge towers, and its a popular place to come and enjoy the lively atmosphere of buskers and traders and lovely river views.
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