Gothic churches, baroque architecture and the glorious Vltava River are the scenes that captivate your mind when you think of Prague. But this capital of Czech Republic is more than that and it includes a lot of things to do in Prague for world travellers.
Prague is a fine combination of the quaint red castles built centuries ago, and modern-day architecture that can leave you mesmerised, served with the topping of a vigorous night-life and a treasure trove of lost libraries, art galleries and museums. Read on to know what this ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ has to offer the travellers.
An exhibit of items from the Cold-War, the Nuclear Bunker is more than a museum and gives a background of the period belonging to communism. The gas-masks, chemical analysers and other military items solemnly convey the fear of an outbreak of war that once clouded over the region.
Standing 570 metres tall since the 9th century, the castle has buildings designed in various architectural styles. The structure was once a seat of power for roman Emperors, Bohemian kings and also the presidents of Czechoslovakia. It is now also a seat to the President of the Republic.
When sites milling with tourists exhaust you, escape to the Riegrovy Sady gardens where you can picnic outdoors in the beer gardens of Prague. Its a perfect place for drinking beer and to play a few games and enjoy a marvellous sunset with the silhouette of the Prague Castle in the foreground.
A main city square and heart of cultural and business communities, Wenceslas square holds a significant importance in Prague’s history. Here, you will find the National Museum, the St Wenceslas monument and the memorial to Jan Palach and Jan Zajic around the square. The Grand Hotel Evropa and Koruna Palace are other places close by to visit.
Initially built with the intention of being a temporary installation, the Zizkov tower with its futuristic pods and the much-talked about babies crawling along its length is a symbol of the hard-hitting modern art that Prague boasts of.
The old Jewish quarters are a good place to explore with a bike. It has numerous synagogues and a monument displaying Jewish artefacts from the regime and a statue commemorating Franz Kafta. Allow the quarter to tell you stories of the fervour to survive, in a period of painful Nazi austerity.