The eclectic architecture of Prague is represented by outstanding buildings in Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicist, and Art Nouveau styles. Churches, cathedrals, towers, museums, and castles enable tourists to discover the rich history of this country.
But Prague also offers green areas consisting in hills and amusing parks belonging to the palaces. As in every metropolis, you can find theaters, exhibition halls, and galleries in Prague. Life in this city is modern and hectic. However, the small islands on the Vltava river offer an oasis of peace, ideal for relaxing and enjoying magnificent panoramic views of the city. Undoubtedly, Prague charms everybody visiting it.
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The country code is 420 and the Prague phone code is 2.
In addition, Prague presents a wide variety of cultural activities, including museums, exhibitions, concerts and festivals. This city was home to many writers and, among them, the worldwide known Franz Kafka enjoys a privileged status.
Although this bridge underwent several tragic events –like floods and battles-, it maintains its wonderful splendor. And, undoubtedly, the most astonishing view of Prague is the Charles Bridge lightened at night.
The most remarkable places in the Old Town include the Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí), the Astronomical Clock, and the Lesser Quarter (Malá Strana).
The most famous landmark in the New Town is the Wenceslas Square; originally, it was a horse-market but nowadays it serves as trade and tourism center. In the 15th C, first of the three defenestrations of Prague took place in the Nové Město Radnice, or New Town City Hall.
From that moment on, this castle has housed churches and convents (St George's Basilica and convent), palaces (Old Royal Palace; Belvedere; Rosenberg Palace), gardens (Riding School Terrace Garden; South gardens), and other remarkable buildings (like defensive towers and residences). These buildings represent almost all the architectural styles. Tourists can visit most areas of the castle. Nowadays, the castle holds several museums and many festivals regularly take place in the courtyard of the Burgrave Palace.
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