Prague in the Czech Republic is the largest city in the country and also its cultural center. An important historical center, it is one of the premier tourist destinations in Central Europe.
The city is situated roughly in the center of the country. Its Ruzyne International Airport is served by many airlines, so getting a flight into the city is easy. Once you land, you can take a bus and go to the city.
There are also taxis at the airport. If you are in a neighboring country, you can avail of one of the many train services that travel back and forth to the city.
What to See
The Prague Castle is the largest in the ancient world, and is one of the most popular tourist attractions here. Nearby is St. Vitus Cathedral. The Charles Bridge joins the Lesser Town with the Old Town and is very picturesque.
The Old Town meanwhile, is filled with historical monuments and buildings. Josefov is an old Jewish ghetto filled with synagogues. The New Town is known for its numerous eateries and malls. In the center of the place are several nightclubs, arcades and parks.
Prague in the Czech Republic was established around the 9th century. For years it would serve as the power base of Bohemian kings. The New Town was constructed in the 14th century under Charles IV. Under the Hapsburgs, the city would play an important role in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The city became the Czechoslovakian capital after World War I. Following the split of Czechoslovakia in 1993, the city became the capital of the Czech Republic.
The admission fee to the Castle costs 350 CZK. If you want an audio guide, it will cost another 350 CZK. To see all the Jewish historical sites aside from the Josefov, you have to pay 480 CZK. The tram ticket prices vary depending on the ticket type. The costs range from 18 CZK to 500 CZK for a five day ticket.
The Infant of Prague is a statue of Christ and is one of the most well known religious statues in the world. The Strahov Monastery on the other hand, can be found along a mountain. It is known for its Renaissance literature and picture galleries.
Prague in the Czech Republic is also known for the Vysehrad, an ancient castle. The Prague Zoo is another place worh checking out. Not far from it is Troja Chateau with its stunning gardens.