Friday, June 9, 2017

Sights of Prague

Prague, the capital and the largest city in the Czech Republic, is the 14th largest city in Europe. It has also been the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia and the main residence of several Holy Roman Emperors.
Prague also has the distinction of being the fifth most visited European city after London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome.

A photo walk tour of Prague will establish the beauty of the city. Let’s go!


The varied architecture as you walk down any street will floor you!


This Municipal House is a celebrated venue for concerts in its Smetana Hall. It was opened in 1912, built in the Art Nouveau style. It is next to the Powder Gate in the centre of the city.


The Powder Gate or Tower, originally called the New Tower, was one of the 13 gates to Old Town in Prague. It separates the Old Town from the New. In the 17th century it was used to store gunpowder hence the name Powder Gate/Tower. 


As soon as you enter the Old Town through the Powder Gate, you will see vintage cars (remodelled) that offer city tours!


And then you will see a row of shops selling the famous Czech crystal (Bohemian glass) handicrafts. An Amazing display!


The famous Old Town Square.


The large monument in the middle of the Old Town Square in Prague is the statue of the reformer Jan Hus (John Huss), one of the most important personalities in Czech history. A hundred years before the Protestant Reformation was started by Martin Luther, Jan Hus was burnt as a heretic for reformist ideas.


The Church of Mother of God before Týn, often translated as Church of Our Lady before Týn, is a gothic church and a dominant structure in the Old Town Square of Prague.


The Church of Saint Nicholas built in a Baroque style, in Old Town Square of Prague, was built between 1704-1755 on the site where formerly a church in the Gothic style was built from the 13th century dedicated to Saint Nicholas.


Buskers in Old Town Square keep you entertained.


The Astronomical clock installed in 1410 still works! Read all about its impressive history here


The Rudolfinum concert hall built in the Neo Renaissance style in 1885 is today the seat of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.


Cruising down the river Vltava River in Prague. It is the longest river in Czech Republic.


Wenceslas is one of the main city squares and the centre of the business and cultural communities in the New Town of Prague, Czech Republic. Many historical events occurred there, and it is a traditional setting for demonstrations, celebrations, and other public gatherings. The square is named after Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia. It is part of the historic centre of Prague, a World Heritage Site.


Charles Bridge, built in the 14th century, is on the top of every Prague visitor's must-see list. It is also popular with Czech artists, musicians and souvenir vendors whose stands line both sides of the bridge. For history of this bridge please click here 


A bakery that bakes and sells traditional Czech breads.


A must have!
A traditional Slovak rolled pastry originating from the Hungarian-speaking region of Transylvania, the trdelník is usually served warm and topped with a dusting of sugar, nuts or cinnamon. This delectable treat is made by wrapping the pastry dough around a wooden or metal stick, roasting it over an open flame and coated with sugar or cinnamon.

If you rub a statue on Charles Bridge in Prague, it is said that you will surely revisit Prague. I have rubbed and now hoping to revisit soon! An amazing city!



8 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    My word... buildings to drop for!!! (Am averting my eyes from the bakery goods ;~}) YAM xx

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    1. Hari Om

      Hehe.. You must visit if you have not. It is a trip back in time but with creature comforts :)

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  2. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures! And for the trip down the memory lane :D

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  3. nice clicks... any clicks from top?

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    1. Thank you Shrinidhi. No none from top.

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