PRAGUE – The City Of Hundred Spires

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Prague is one of the most beautiful and popular destination in Central Europe. Being the largest city, it is also the capital of Czech Republic. The city is also known as “THE CITY OF HUNDRED SPIRES.” Covering an approx. area of 496 square kilometers, it withstands a population of 1.2 million. The city’s notable structures and thin, winding boulevards are demonstrations of its hundreds of years old job as the capital of the memorable locale of Bohemia. Prague lies on the banks of the lovely, winding Vltava River that mirrors the city’s brilliant towers and ninth century stronghold that overwhelms the horizon.

Prague is known for the heart of its historic core “The Old Town Square with colorful buildings, Churches, The Astronomical Clock, The Charles Bridge over river Vlata, magnificent Jewish Quarter with its old churches and the beautiful Prague Castle”. Old Town Square hall adds to the beauty of this important UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prague being the largest city in Europe draws a large number of luxurious tourist for its rich and lively entertainment.

Places Of Interest


1. Prague Castle

Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world. Earlier it was home to the Bohemian’s king but now it is home for the Czech Republic’s President. It is a centuries old building which consist of a cathedral and three churches, defensive towers, mini lanes where craftsmen worked, a monastery followed by the basilica and the number continues. It requires an enormous amount of time to visit this place which includes the Powder Tower, the Old Royal Place and is worth the watch. It is a cherry on the cake for Prague.

The visiting hours of castle complex range from 05:00 early morning to midnight and the places which require tickets are open from 09:00 to 18:00.

The entry fee depends upon the type of tickets you purchase but they usually range from INR 216 (70 CZK) to INR 2160 (700 CZK).

Prague Castle
Prague Castle

2. Old Town Square

 It is the true heart of Prague city. The Old Town Square is located in between the famous Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square. The historical town consists of the famous astronomical clock whose corners are decorated with a set of five medieval houses. The Clementum and the Tyn Church with other churches are proof of the exemplified history. The trip of the historical halls provides a unique experience.

The visiting hours on Mondays are from 11:00 to 22:00 whereas on the other days the visiting hours are 09:00 to 22:00 throughout the year. The entrance fee costs INR 691.60 (250CZK) and family fee costs
INR 1543 (500 CZK).

old town square
Old Town Square

3. Petrin Hill

It is a scaled down clone of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and implements amazing views. Its altitude gives a false appearance that it’s bigger than its actual size. It’s a 30 minutes way to climb up the Petrin Hill or a leisure trip through railway with 299 steps at the top.

The funicular operates in the summer season from 09:00 to 23:30 and during the winter season from 09:00 to 22:20 and runs in ever 20 to 25 mins.
Incase if you require a public transport you can buy the tickets there itself.

The entrance fee includes :

  • Adults- INR 185 (60 CZK)
  • From 0-3 years- INR 123 (40 CZK)
  • For Family- INR 185 (60 CZK)
  • Children 3-15yrs, students retired INR 123 (40 CZK)
Petrin Hill
Petrin Hill

4. Charles Bridge

The most exemplary historical monument Charles Bridge connects the Old Town and Lesser Town over the river Vlata. Charles Bridge is a replacement of the Judith Bridge destroyed in the floods of 1342. The bridge is known for its old statues like John of Nepomuk and the Roman Emperor Charle’s IV. At either end of the castle, the presence of a tower gives a perfect view for the people who climb the steps. The Gothic Gates are worth the visit.

Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

5.  Jewish Quarter

The Jewish Quarter is located between the Old Town Square and the Vlata River. It is also known as Prague Jewish Ghetto. Fortunately, the majority of the authentic structures were spared from destruction and today they remain as an evidence to the history of Jews in Prague. It consists of the Spanish Synagogue, the Ceremonial Hall, the Old Jewish Cemetry, the Klaus Synagogue and the Maisel Synagogue.

The visiting hours of Jewish Quarters are :

  • January to March- 09:00 to 16:30
  • March to October-  09:00 to 18:00
  • October to December- 09:00 to 6:30

The regular entrance fee is INR 1080 (350 CZK) and is free for children less than 6 years of age.

Jewish Quarter
Jewish Quarter

PRAGUE CRUISE

  • The fascinating sight-seeing cruise is yet another beauty of Prague. With someone special by your side and a drink with amazing beauty of the city nails it.
  • The sight-seeing involves Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and various other historical and modern buildings.
  • The tour is offered in English and seven other languages. The Restaurant or bar adds to the fun of the cruise.
  • The duration of the cruise is of 50 minutes with a minimum number of 6 people.
  • The time ranges from 11:00 to 19:00 of the cruise and starts every hour.
  • The fee costs for around Rs.1038 (13 Euro) for adults and Rs.600 (7.5 Euro) for children.
Prague Cruise
Prague Cruise

Languages Being Spoken

  • Main language being spoken is Czech.
  • Since Prague is a tourist place, people also understand the English language.
  • German are Russian are also spoken mainly by older generation.

Best Time To Visit

Winters are snow covered and chilly. The city remains covered with snow in the month of November, January, February and March. The summers are warm. Spring Season is the best time to have an amazing visit to Prague. If you are a snow lover, winter is the best time with a slightly less number of tourist as compared to summers. It is generally preferred to visit Prague during the Beer Festival outside Peak periods (from July to August) when its warm to visit around the city and ride over the Vlata river.

Why Visit Prague?

  • It is the sixth most visited city in Europe.
  • Nearly 4.5 million people visit this place every year.
  • Delicious local food.
  • The country has the highest per capita beer consumption in the world which makes Beer quiet cheap here.
  • Country is safe for tourists and public transport facility is also good.
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