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What To Do When On Vacation In Prague

Mar 6, 2008
Many people now go on holiday to Prague, the Capital of the Czech Republic to sample its rich history which spans back almost 1,000 years.It is referred to as the 'city of a hundred spires' and many locals say it was the hand of God that protected these magnificent buildings during the devastating bombing raids of the Second World War.

The city is a mix of Roman, Gothic and Baroque architecture which leaves an ever lasting impression on the minds of the tourists who flock to this magical city each year.

It is said that defenestration (the act of throwing people out of windows) used to be the main form of punishment in Prague. However tourists can put their minds at rest as Prague offers its visitors a warm friendly welcome.

This friendly atmosphere is demonstrated during the annual Prague Spring Music Festival which is held in May and June. Tourists are encouraged to participate in the daily events and many come back year after year just for this event.

More adventurous visitors climb to the top of Prague castle from which they have a fantastic view of the city. It is like going back in a time warp as much of the city is left unspoilt from modern development and the peace and tranquillity helps tourists to imagine what life must have been like all those years ago.

It is said that Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and this is particularly true in the winter months when the city glistens with a covering of snow.

The beautiful streets are full of bars and restaurants selling cheap local beer and food. Locals mingle with the tourists making them feel welcome and wanted. Many say that they love taking in the scenery sitting outside a small bar next to the Vltava River.

On the left bank of the river sits the Hradcany, a rocky outcrop on which the castle proudly sits on top of. Charles Bridge connects to Stare Mesto which is referred to as the old town and which holds some magnificent architectural gems.

A useful tip for tourists is that each building has two numbers on it, blue for the street and red for the district that it is in. That way, by buying a guide map it almost virtually impossible to get lost in Prague.

When visiting Prague most tourists visit the Karluv Bridge. This bridge was built in medieval times and has towers at each end to help guard it. It crosses the Vltava River and links the old town to the Mala Strana. Other popular destinations are St Nicholas's Church which stands in the middle of Strana Square, Prague Castle, Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.

No matter what time of the year that you choose to visit Prague you are guaranteed a warm welcome. It is a friendly city full of stunning architecture and friendly people with lots of cheap places to drink and eat. There is a diverse range of accommodation ranging from the basic cheaply priced rooms to the expensive stunningly decorated suites.

It is no wonder that Prague is now one of the most popular tourist venues in Europe.
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Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing on line travel websites. To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Holiday Homes
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