The jewel of the Vltava River, Prague is the capital and principal city of the Czech Republic. Its city streets have seen many phases of history, having once acted as the seat of Bohemian kings and two Holy Roman Emperors. The city has also experienced its fair share of tumult from Protestant Reformation to 1989’s Velvet Revolution. No longer occupied by foreign governments, Prague continues to blossom and draw visitors.
Prague is rich in architectural treasures, chief among them the Charles Bridge, where dramatic statues preside over passerby. Built on a promontory, Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral loom over the cityscape, while across the river, Old Town contains the original town square, famed astronomical clock, medieval churches, and an enchanting patchwork of architectural styles in elegant sherbet shades. Also an important center for European Jewish culture, Prague’s Josefov sector contains the Old New Synagogue - one of the two oldest active synagogues on the continent - and the fascinating Old Jewish Cemetery, where thousands of Jewish citizens of the city were buried.
Kick back with a Czech-style pilsner at one of the open air - or below street-level - cafes before enjoying the wealth of Prague’s arts and culture. From the Estates Theatre, where a Mozart opera once premiered, to one of the many musical and literary festivals that take place each year, Prague nurtures artistic endeavors of all kinds. Its many excellent museums, including the National Museum and Museum of Decorative Arts, are also wonderful places to lose yourself for an afternoon.
The unique shopping scene will whisk you away, too, especially at cheerful Wenceslas Square in the New Town. The shops near the castle and the Old Town Square specialize in local crystal and art, while Parizska Street features luxury goods and up-to-the-minute trends.
Get where you need to go with trains to multiple cities across Europe, regular flights from Vaclav Havel Airport, and the citywide Metro and tram system.
Let the old world come to life while enjoying all the luxuries of the present when you stay in one of our Prague hotels. Our courteous staff, stylish rooms, and world-class amenities open the doors to history like no other hotel.
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