Czech Republic in a Nutshell
Czech Republic’s Charles Bridge, which bridges its two historically important neighborhoods, is deemed one of the most beautiful sights in the world. Its capital Prague is certainly the show stopper- this is Czech Republic’s most loved tourist destination and visiting it is like a walk in the past; its 500 years old history can be observed clearly in its ambiance and offerings. However, one shall note that the Czech Republic is not just about history only, it is also known for its rich array of cultural offerings. Castles, palaces, and chateau convey the stories of its bygone dynasties, and its urban outlook aptly reflects its growth and standing in the World– this revitalizing mix of old and new will certainly make your vacation a memorable one!
Top Notch Historical Destinations in Czech Republic
It is regarded as the central point of attractions for the visitors who flock this beautiful country which is located in the Central Europe, and lately has gained a lot of prominence as a tourist destination in Europe. Prague is one of the most talked-about destinations in the whole of Czech, and why not? Prague is like an ethereal poetry and visiting it is always like experiencing a fresh breath of air. One of its finest attractions includes a castle, a bridge known by the name of Charles and a Cathedral among other noted attractions.
In existence since 10th Century, this castle has played a significant role in East European history for centuries. At present, the place which used to be the dwelling places to Roman Emperors, Bohemian Kings et al is now the residence of the President. Its 1000 years of history saw various changes in its architectural design which is evident through several of the modifications and buildings that were constructed within its walls over the years. It is interesting to note that it is one of the biggest castles in World in terms of area covered.
Prague’s Charles Bridge
A visit to Prague remains incomplete without paying a visit to Charles Bridge; what is so special about it? Built in 1357, it spans an area of about 520 square meters; the place is dotted with numerous things, however, statues seem to dominate the scene; out of which the statue of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, from whom the place derives its name, is deemed the best. However, the statue of John of Nepomuk is also the one which is much revered and appreciated after Charles IV’s statue.
Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul
Constructed in early 18th Century, this cathedral dominates the periphery of Brno city’s skyline with its 84 meter high towers which were added at the beginning of the 20th Century. It is also famous for its crypt where one can still have a look at the remains of the old city walls and various other things like old tombs. One should also visit Brno City Museum which is housed in 13th century Špilberk Castle plus attractions like 1930’s gem Tugendhat Villa etc which are located in its vicinity.
Spectacular Libraries of Clementinum and Strahov Monastery
If one wants to have a look at some of the most beautiful and the oldest libraries in the World, then Czech is the right place. Library at Clementinum- which is Czech Republic’s National Library and at one time was the place where Jesuit College used to be with its book collection. However, it was the 12th-century monastery named Strahov Monastery, which gave the Czech Republic its finest libraries; names like Philosophical library with its jaw-dropping and luxury-dripping furnishings plus Theological Library forms the jewel of this monastery’s contribution. Theological library is also of great importance as it is home to 1200 years old Strahov Gospel among other age-old manuscripts; its Baroque room, splendid frescos, and stucco work make it a must visit.
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