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The Prague Castle

The Prague Castle

Prague Castle is situated high above the city on Mount Hradcany. Generations of builders have shaped the history of the castle over the centuries. Today the castle is the residence of the Czech president.

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Old Town Square in Prague

Old Town Square in Prague

The Old Town Square is located in Prague’s Old Town. It is about 9000 m2 in size. It is frequented by horse-drawn carriages, tourists on Segways and street artists presenting their skills. The Prague visitors are mainly drawn to the Town Hall Tower and the Astronomical Clock.

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Jan-Žižka Monument

Jan-Žižka Monument – a horseman statue

The world’s largest bronze horseman statue is located in Prague. It stands on the Vitkov hill, high above the city – the Jan-Žižka monument.

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Viewing Tower Petřín

Viewing Tower Petřín

What does the Eiffel Tower have to do with Prague? And why is Prague home to the little sister of the Eiffel Tower, the Petřín tower?

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Charles bridge in Prague

Charles bridge in Prague

The Charles bridge crosses the river Vltava in Prague. It connects the Old Town with the Lesser Side and is the oldest preserved bridge over the Vltava. As part of the Prague Old Town, it is a UNESCO cultural heritage. The stone bridge is one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe.

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Astronomical clock

Astronomical clock on the Old Town Square

At the top of the hour, people can be seen rushing to the Old Town Hall, and suddenly all of them stand still and stare at a wall. The Prague Town Hall Clock is located on the south wall of the Old Town Hall. It is also known as the Apostle Clock or Old Town Astronomical Clock.

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Dancing house

The “Dancing House” in Prague

In 1996 a really unusual office building was opened in Prague, the “Dancing House”. It was built in the deconstructivist style and was designed by Vlado Milunić and Frank O. Gehry.

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Czechoslovak Pavilion of the Expo 1958

Czechoslovak Pavilion of the Expo 1958

What does the Expo / World Exposition of 1958 have to do with Prague? This was our question when we followed the signs for “Expo 1958” in Letná Park.

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