Traveling Prague - visiting the poetic capital of the Czech Republic

Prague, also known as the "little heart" of Europe, has been the capital of Czechoslovakia since 1918, since 1993 it became the capital of the Czech Republic.

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The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Europe. Summers are quite hot, so the best time to visit Czech and Prague is in September - December. Here, you can visit attractive destinations such as:

Prague Castle


Praha Castle is an architecture built from the 9th century with Gothic, Renaissance architectures. In the past, this place used to be a military fortress. The castle is considered a witness of the history, culture, and art of Prague.
Prague Castle. Photo: traveldiariesapp
The castle is like a small city with many different constructions such as the square, the administrative center, the church, the housing area ... Inside the castle, there are many royal treasures such as the crown and scepter, Royal Ball ... all are made of gold, emerald, ruby ...

The castle has an area of nearly 70,000 m2, is recognized as the largest ancient castle in the world. To visit all this castle, you have to spend a whole day.

The castle is open from 6 am - 10 pm every day. Some ruins inside the castle are only open for sightseeing after 9am. You can buy tickets 20 minutes before the tour. The ticket is valid for 2 days, so you can come back the next day if the first day of the tour is not over yet.

Strahov Monastery


Strahov Monastery is an important historical monument of Prague capital, established in 1149, having experienced many events such as fire and war. Today, the Monastery is a destination that anyone visiting the capital city of Prague cannot miss.

Strahov Monastery is a complex of churches, libraries, residential areas, dining areas, rest areas and surrounding lush gardens.
Strahov Monastery with its ceiling are works of art. Photo: fr.tokkoro.
Visiting the monastery, you can visit the most famous of which is a library which stores more than 20,000 valuable books, divided into two large rooms: the Theology room was built in 1671, stores books on theology and priceless astronomical documents from the 17th century; Philosophical room, with the ceiling height of a high-rise building, stores the books previously placed in Moravia Monastery.

The ceiling of the monastery is covered with magnificent frescoes, depicting the evolutionary history of mankind. You will also see the piano that Mozart used when he visited the monastery in 1787.

In addition, this monastery owns many areas of interest such as Strahov photo galleries, Church of the Assumption Mary ...

Royal Summer Palace of Prague


The Prague Royal Summer Palace is the most beautiful Renaissance building in the Czech Republic. The palace stands tall in the middle of the city with all solidly designed architecture, decorated in a royal style, surrounded by brick-axis decorated with human shapes, with 36 arched stone columns. Especially visiting this palace, visitors will have the opportunity to visit the most famous fountain in Prague - "singing fountain".
Royal Summer Palace of Prague. Photo: meinbezirk

Staromestske Namesti Square


Staromestske Namesti Square as a highlight of Prague, located near the square is the town hall with the world famous astronomical clock created in 1410 - Prague Orloj.
Staromestske Namesti Square. Photo: uaportal
Prague Orloj is one of the three oldest watches and is the only mechanical watch in operation. During 600 years of history, Orloj also experienced many times of damage and restoration, but today, the work is still a masterpiece of Prague, an international tourist attraction of the Czech Republic.

Orloj's machinery system was made in 1410, in 1490, the Gothic-style decorative elements were gradually added. At the end of World War II, the Town Hall where located the watch was hit by the cannon and caught fire, although the machinery of the clock was evacuated in time, the surrounding decorative details were destroyed. The watch was rebuilt for three years and was operational again from 1948 to the present day.

Not only a symbol of architecture, Orloj watches also demonstrate the amazing brain power of humans since the Middle Ages. The clock consists of three main parts: the astronomical clock face, which represents the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displays various astronomical details; "The footsteps of the Apostles", a clockwork device showing every hour a character in the Apostles; and a calendar watch face that represents the months.
Mechanical clock Prague Orloj - symbol and pride of the city of Prague. Photo: surorilecalatoare.
There are three circles on the astronomical clock dial that indicate three different ways to count time: The outer ring is engraved with Schwabacher-type numerals indicating Italian time. The middle ring is engraved with Roman numerals indicating the hours of Central Europe. The innermost ring engraved with Arabic numerals indicates the Babylonian time.

On top of the two faces is a stone angel statue, two sides are the two doorways, the top is a bronze chicken. Every day, about 15-20 minutes before even hours, the clock will ring and the patterns around the clock will move. Many tourists hope to once hear the bell ringing and see the vivid image on this watch.

In addition, visitors can visit some other outstanding destinations such as: Charles Bridges Bridge - across the Vltava River - one of the symbols of ancient Prague; St. Vitus Cathedral, the architecture that took more than 600 years to complete, is located in the complex of Prague Castle; or Tiny Museum showcasing small works created by Anatoly Koneno - famous artist ...
Charles Bridges. Photo: surorilecalatoare

Experiences for traveling in Prague


Time


The ideal time to travel to Prague is April - May every year. However, this is also the peak season in this place, tourists are very crowded, so the cost of accommodation and eating will also increase significantly. September - December is winter in Prague, the weather is quite cold, but it will be suitable for you to stroll, walk around the outstanding architectural works.

Move


Prague has a convenient location, so you can move from other big cities to Prague by subway, bus, cheap and safe, it is convenient to stop anywhere.
Prague is cold in winter, but it is easier to visit and explore. Photo: surorilecalatoare.

Stay


The Old Town Square area is the most popular accommodation when visiting Prague. This area has clean rooms, fully furnished but the price is not too expensive. You can also stop by the Hotel Dar, 500 meters from Old Town Square, of very good quality with ancient architecture from the 19th century.
Old Town Square area. Photo: booking

Eating


The fascinating street food in Prague will conquer you, even if you are the most fastidious diners. Do not miss dishes such as: Parek v rohliku - a spicy-flavored hot dog bread with mustard, Svickova na smetane - traditional dish of tenderloin beef with meat sauce, served with bread ...
Parek v rohliku hot dog bread. Photo: viajarcompouco.


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