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Prague Travel Guide

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Prague, the capital of Czech Republic as well as its largest city is one of Europe's most beautiful cities. Its historic city center was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 and for over 1,000 years this riverside city has been the cultural and economic capital of the Czech Republic. Many of the most popular sights and attractions are located in downtown Prague.

A very interesting place to see is Wenceslas Square in Prague's New Town, founded in 1348 by King Charles IV. It is part of Prague's historical city center. This culturally rich sight is a popular setting for celebrations, festivals and demonstrations. One of the most dramatic protests in history was held here in 1969, when 20 year old college student Jan Palach committed suicide by self-immolation as a political protest against the invasion of the Soviet Union into Czechoslovakia. A memorial to Palach lies in front of the National Museum at the top of Wenceslas Square.

One of the most visited and photographed places in Prague is the "Dancing House" (originally named 'Fred and Ginger' as it favors two dancers), which has also been dubbed "drunk house" by locals. It is a fairly new arrival to the downtown Prague, building was complete in 1996. Although the shape and appearance caused quite a stir, in 2005 the Czech National Bank issued a gold coin with a picture of the house stamped on it. The coin was the final one in a series of coins minted called "10 Centuries of Architecture".

And of course, no trip to Prague would be complete without visiting the Castle! According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world. From the museums and galleries to the towers and cathedrals, the buildings of the castle demonstrate almost every style of architecture introduced in the last 1000 years. It is truly one of the most beautiful sights in all of Europe.

If you have never been, now may be a great time to consider a trip to Prague. This breathtaking and magnificent city will astound you throughout your whole vacation.

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Prague Travel Guide

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