Top 11 Reasons to Visit Prague
Spared from any destruction or damage during the World War II, Prague is a city that has something for everyone. We give you a number of exciting reasons to pay this marvelous city a visit.
1. The beauty
This city is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. If you are into photography then this is a photographer’s dream, with so many beautiful aspects waiting to be captured. A number of medieval spires, ornate facades, grand cupolas, gently flowing river, wonderful bridges, lush green hills all paint a splendid picture.
2. The art
Art lovers will love this city. Prague has a number of galleries and museums and has a variety of styles and genres to offer. You can try the Kampa museum, the Lobkowicz museum at Prague castle, the National Gallery, and the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, to name a few.
3. The architecture
If you are an architecture aficionado, then Prague is just the right place for you to visit. You can admire almost all major architectural styles coexisting in perfect harmony. The visual history of Prague is sure to catch your attention and will leave you mesmerized.
4. The music
They say Prague is a city that lives for music. With three major opera houses, four symphony orchestras, a half-dozen international festivals, this is a paradise for music lovers. Not only that, you have daily concerts held in palaces, churches, and concert halls. Enjoy the music of one of the three iconic Czech composers: Janáˇcek, Smetana, or Dvoˇrák.
5. Charles Bridge (Karlův Most)
This famous bridge over the river Vltava joins the Old Town with the Lesser Quarter. It was built by King Charles IV and the construction began in the 14th century. Forever buzzing with action, this bridge serves as a platform for a number of market stalls, painters, and travelers.
6. Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí)
If you stand at the Old Town Square, you will have Romanesque, Baroque, and Gothic styles to behold. This area started as a marketplace in the 12th century but over the years several buildings have popped up around the market. Witness the memorable sights like the Jan Hus statue, Old Town Hall Tower (with the Astronomical Clock – Orloj) and the beautiful St Nicholas Church while you spend hours at this place.