Monday, February 2, 2009


Prague is the capital and the largest city of the Czech Republic and is on the Vltava River in Eastern Europe. The city has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years and is home to the largest "ancient" castle, the Prague Castle. The city is a thriving place just ready to be explored.

Prague has long been under a United States adversary for most of history. However, since the wall went down in the 80s, the city has been opened up to the U.S. "Pra-ha," as the natives pronounce it, was also unscathed during WWII, preserving most of the historic buildings and structures.

One of the must sees in Prague, the Charles Bridge, was started in the mid 1300s. Interesting fact: they used eggs in the mortar so that it would last longer. The bridge is beautifully lit every night for all to see, but mostly the tourists. The Charles Bridge is popular enough that multiple music videos have been shot there, it was a stop on Amazing Race, it was in movies such as Mission Impossible and XXX, as well as being in a Playstation game.

Another go to spot is the Prague Castle. This is a picture of it lit up at night. The castle is in the middle of the city and contains most of the tourist attractions. Inside of it you will find cathedrals, great halls, museums, a monestary, palaces, and some gorgeous gardens. In total, the castle is 570 meters in length and and average of 130 meters wide. It is huge and well lit at night, so you can see it from just about anywhere in the city.
The third part of Prague that you will notice when you go is the nightlife. There are an astounding number of bars in the city full of people ready to have a good time. The locals are very proud of there brew, and are happy to share the experience with the tourists. The city is breathtaking and is ready to show anybody a great time.

1 comment:

  1. My family and I were in Prague for a few days in December. We travel quite a bit and we loved the city. We also felt it was a bargain compared to other European cities (for example, Rome, which we visited in July and August this past year). I would really encourage people to visit Prague.