Prague

Since 1993 Prague has been the capital of the Czech Republic, but the city itself is more than 10 centuries old.  With its dramatically changing history, this city has become known for its amazing blend of architecture and some of the most beautiful bridges, churches, towers and domes in the world.  Here you will find Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and just about every other style of building imaginable.

Prague has been described as immensely charming and utterly confusing, as it is divided into districts and quarters, which seldom correspond.  The Vlata River runs right through the city, spanned by the Charles Bridge, a fabulous attraction in itself.  The bridge dates back to the 14th century, but in its modern form it is a landmark for commerce and entertainment in the form of vendors, cafes, strolling musicians and just gazing.

Another landmark not to be missed is Prague Castle, built in the 870’s and listed in Guinness Book of Records as the oldest ancient castle in the world.  You should visit St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town Square, and ride the funicular up to Petrin Tower, Prague’s “little Eiffel Tower”.

Prague is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, and offers accommodations ranging from the highest end such as Hotel International and Hotel Esplanade, to low-budget hostels, many of which are top quality in comfort and service.  Traditional Czech cuisine is “hardy” chiefly beef and pork with delicious variations.  It goes very well with one of the excellent beers that are brewed on premise in the numerous pubs and beer gardens.