Zlata Praha. Golden Prague. For centuries the city has stood as a glittering jewel at the center of Europe, testament to some of the most amazing architecture, beer, and beauty in the entire world. There is no other city which can rival her on Earth, and you will never experience anything even remotely like Prague anywhere else. Lost to the rest of the world under 40 years of communism behind the curtain, the Czech Republic emerged in 1989, and with it came the capital city of Prague, unveiled in all her glory for the first time in nearly half a century. Since then, the city has gone on to become one of the top tourist destinations in Europe, if not the penultimate when it comes to beauty and popularity.
Prague managed to get through World War II relatively unscathed, and there are literally thousands of years worth of architecture to explore, ranging from Gothic, Neo-Classical, Renaissance, Art Nouveau and Baroque. There are literally hundreds of must-see sights within the borders of Prague, and it gets its nickname from the golden domes and towers that rise above the landscape like bejeweled fingers clutching at the sky.
The city has been a centralized congregation for people for thousands of years due to the Vltava River, which flows through the center of the city. From the ancient castle known as Vysehrad that started it all, to the Bohemian era and its subsequent Gothic architecture, to the Habsburg era and its hosting of some of the most influential artists and astronomers of the time, to World Wars and the Cold War, the city’s buildings have seen it all over the years. From Old Town to the Astronomical Clock to the Old New Synagogue to Prague Castle—the largest in the world—to the Museum of Decorative Arts, the food, the wine, the beer, and more, the Golden City will absolutely leave you basking in the glory that is the heart of Central Europe.
High Gothic castle founded in 1348, which has a unique position among Czech castles. It was built by Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV