Something must have to be one of the most visited capitals in Europe. Perhaps it is its history, its architecture, its culture or the magic that surrounds it. The truth is that more and more tourists choose it for a weekend or several-day getaway. We give you just a few reasons why you should travel to Prague.
Reasons to travel to Prague
The capital of the Czech Republic is on the banks of the Vltava River, in the Bohemia region. Although its history is very long, its most important development began in the ninth century. Its great era of splendor was developed between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and he had to endure not one, but the two world wars in his territory.
Why do you have to travel to Prague at least once in your life? For starters, for these reasons we are going to give you. Any of them is already reason enough to encourage you to organize the trip. Why Prague is a city that falls in love.
1. For its architectureBridge of Carlos
At every step you will find exponents of different styles, from the Romanesque to the Cubist, through the Gothic, the Baroque and the Modernist. And you don't have to be an expert in art or architecture to enjoy its beauty.
The Church of Our Lady of Tyn, the Wallenstein Palace, the Municipal House or the building called the "Dancing House" are just a few examples of such different architectural styles that can be seen in Prague.
2. For its monumentsPrague Castle
The must-see in the Czech capital is the castle, which stars in one of the typical postcards of the city. The fortress was built in the ninth century and occupies an area of 18 hectares. In the enclosure you can visit another of the jewels of the city: the cathedral of San Vito.
Other monuments and prominent spaces are the Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square, Strahov Monastery or Wenceslas Square. But the city hides many more, for that reason, nothing like going through it calmly to discover them and be surprised.
3. For his musicPrague view
It doesn't matter if you like rock, pop, alternative or classic. The truth is that in Prague you can enjoy music in theaters, churches, bars and discos. Further, in the summer season various outdoor music festivals take place.
If you want to have a wonderful experience in the city related to classical music,we recommend you see Don Giovanni Mozart at the Estates Theater. That is the place where this masterful work was first presented.
4. For your beerPrague view
It is another reason to travel to Prague. One of the best places to taste typical beer is the Nusle Zly Casy neighborhood. But if not, you can find the most consumed beverage in the country in any of the bars in the city.
It is also possible to learn a little more about the brewing process. For it, you must visit the factories of San Adalberto, in the monasteries of Brevnov and Strahov.
5. For its neighborhoodsJewish quarter of Prague
Most of the city's tourist attractions are in the historic center, composed of four neighborhoods: Hradcany (there is the castle), Malá Strana (with its palaces, churches and the Charles Bridge), Staré Mesto (houses the Tyn church and the Ciejo Town Hall) and Nové Mesto (with the square of Wenceslas and the Dancing House).
One of the must-see walks in Prague is the Jewish quarter or Josefov, birthplace of Franz Kafka. There you can visit several synagogues: Alta, Klaus, Maisel, Pinkas, Spanish and Old-New.
As well You have to visit the old cemetery. On it rest the remains of about 100,000 Jews. His piled tombstones shape another of the city's best-known images.
6. For their coffee shopsImperial Coffee - R Freeman / Flickr.com
Another reason why we should travel to Prague is because of its coffee shops. Some of them are really beautiful. And, in addition to enjoying a hot drink, we will be paying tribute to many important characters who passed through its rooms.
There's a lot. Among them we can highlight Slavia, Louvre (with Parisian atmosphere), Orient (with cubist furniture), Savoy, Imperial and Muj Salek (in the Karlin neighborhood).
7. For its gardens and parksVtrbovska Gardens
Undoubtedly, outdoor spaces are very valuable in this city: there are about 200 parks and gardens. The oldest enclosures opened in the Middle Ages and many of them allow us to enjoy breathtaking views of Prague.
The first parks belonged to bourgeois houses, palaces or monasteries and still maintain their Renaissance and elegant air. We recommend you visit the palatial gardens of Mount Petrin and Wallenstein.
You have already seen it, there are many reasons to travel to Prague. Which is yours?