As promised in a previous post about Prague, I have put together another set of photos of this wonderful city. This city does not need introduction when it comes to architecture. If you are into architecture then you would definitely appreciate the architectural diversity Prague has to offer. Lonely planet wrote “Prague is a living laboratory of 1000 years of European architecture. Fans of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, neoclassical and art nouveau will all find plenty to gawk at. Gothic marvels such as the Charles Bridge and St Vitus Cathedral rival the best in Europe. More eclectic 20th-century styles like cubism, functionalism and even ‘communism’ are represented as well, creating an entrancing labyrinth of contrasting styles that complete a remarkably cohesive whole”.
I would even challenge anyone who isn’t bothered about architecture to visit Prague and not be intrigued and stimulated by this. If and when you visit Prague, here are a few places, buildings and points of interest I would encourage visitors to see: Charles bridge, Old town square, St. Vitus Cathedral, Astronomical clock, Prague castle, Petrin Lookout tower, Dancing house, Prague national theatre, Kampa Island, Church of our lady before Tyn, National Museum, St Nicholas Church, and Powder gate.
I am sure there are many other places to see but these are just the ones from the top of my head.
Before you browse through the pictures, here are a few facts about Prague you might find interesting:
– Prague Castle is the biggest ancient castle in the world.
– Prague’s nick name is the city of a hundred spires.
– The population of Prague is over 1.2 million
– The Vltava River which is Czech republic’s longest river flows through Prague.
– Prague was the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors
Enjoy the photos and please leave a comment or share your experiences from Prague (if you have any) for other readers. Prague by River