The capital city and the second largest city of Czech Republic, Prague is one of the most beautiful historical cities in the whole world. In the central Europe Prague is one of the largest cities and it has been the capital of historical Bohemian region for centuries. The city is known for its wonderful architecture, its theaters and a unique blend of an archaic and modern setting which makes this place quite magical and charming. The cobbled lanes, countless churches and 9th century castle give this city a beautiful archaic look. Whereas the music and energy, fine dining and cultural art events form the vibrant and modern soul of Prague.
Prague has an unpredictable weather that keeps changing throughout the year. Winters are beautiful but rare snowstorms can also hit you. The spring season is vibrant and colorful with the whole nature wakening up and filling the place with its own magic. This is usually the best time to visit the city. The summers over here are sunny and cheerful which causes a lot of tourists visiting the place in the month of May.
Prague is famous for its number of museums that are home to some great collections of art works, motorcycles and other mobiles, maps and many exhibitions. Czech National Museum (Národní muzeum) is one such association of various museums which are dedicated to natural history and other subjects. Showcasing modern Czech art is a museum named Prague City Gallery whose main building is the House of the Golden Ring at the Old Town Square.
When you are out in Prague wanting to see the beauty this city beholds then these are some must visit sights. The Prague castle has to be on number one. According to Guinness Book of World Records this castle is the largest ancient castle in the world and it offers the most beautiful views of the area below. The Palace Garden provides another stupendous sight and also takes you away from the hustle bustle of the city and let you feel its magic. The Old town is a historic center of Prague which has many historical buildings located nearby. Connecting the Old Town and the Lesser Town together is one of the most magnificent structures of Prague, called the Charles Bridge. Standing tall as a widespread religious symbol is the Infant of Prague which is a statue of Jesus Christ. Josefov, New Town, Lesser Town, Loreta, Strahov Monastery, Prague Dancing House are few other sightseeing spots worth a visit.
The amazing city of Prague is also quite popular for its theaters. These are unique, audacious and classical and they encourage music, dance and other innovative productions. One such amazing theatre of Prague is the Black Light Theatre. This theatre has a black backdrop, hence the name, and here many musicals and theatricals are performed which are loaded with special effects and superb actors. Or if you have a thing for classical dramas then Švandovo Theatre in Smíchov has to be a must visit. Here many international classics as well as Czech’s are played and even a language barrier doesn’t stop the tourists from visiting this place as English subtitles are projected during few performances. The Estates Theatre is another popular theatre in Prague where the Mozart himself conducted the premiere of an Opera, Don Giovanni. Even till today this opera is performed over here and it attracts many tourists from all over the world.
In Prague you can find many different tours which can provide you with some recreational activity besides just admiring the beauty of the place. One can get running tours, Segway tours and even bike tours in Prague. The running tour over here can make you see most of the Prague in just 90 minutes. This lets one explore the city and also stay fit while doing so. Segway tours are another option. Segway can be rented by the tourists to explore the city and dwell in the magical mystery of Prague. Bikes can also be rented from cycling centers or cycle tour agencies. There are guided cycle tours available or one can also pick up a cycle and traverse the place on their own.
The culture of Prague incorporates opera and black light theatricals which often entertain the tourists though they are not up to the professional standards. Nevertheless you can enjoy them! Prague also holds a few festivals viz. Prague Spring, Prague Folklore Days and Prague Advent Choral meeting. Prague Spring is a classical musical festival while Prague Folklore Days is a folk dance festival.
Prague can be a shopper’s paradise as the city has got some amazing shopping malls including the largest one in the Czech Republic, OC Letňany. OC Chodov is another huge one with a hypermarket. The newest of all the malls in Prague is Paladium which is situated in the city centre. It is the most luxurious mall with a food court and few moderate as well as expensive restaurants. Other than the regular shopping from shopping malls one can also buy gifts and souvenirs from many design shops and studios located over here. De-Sign, Dox by Qubus, Hard De Core and Chatty are few of them. These sell varied designer products including custom made luxury clothes.