The Czech Republic is visited by millions of people visit every year and yet many Americans do not realize what a great country the Czech Republic is to visit on a vacation. A country whose people are resolute and strong minded.
Prague the capital city of the Czech Republic is made up of three towns; Old Town, Lesser Town and New Town and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe. Some of the most beautiful and historic buildings in the world can be found in this great city; buildings such as the gothic Castle Okor, the Bezdez Castle, and the Antonin Dvorak Museum Hall. There are many beautiful architectural structures, some even dating back as far as the Roman Empire. The detail and pure beauty of these building is what brings thousands upon thousands of people to the beautiful city of Prague every year.
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One of the structures that continually attracts visitors is the Charles Bridge which crosses the Vltava River, connecting the Old Town with Lesser Town. During the rule of King Charles IV, construction on the bridge began in 1357 and was eventually completed early on in the 15th century. The bridge was the only means of crossing the river between the Prague Castle, Old Town and Lesser Town. Construction on Prague castle started around the ninth century and continued through following centuries. It is one of the largest and most elaborate castles in the world. It has had many uses, from a church, to a convent and then in the middle-ages it became the residency of the ruling monarchy.
One of the famous sites in The Old Town is the City Hall Tower. This incredible clock tower depicts the astronomy-zodiac timepiece that has become well known in Prague. It is an elegant timepiece that dates back to the fifteenth century. What is most amazing about this clock is the attention to detail in its construction. Above the clock, a door opens and the twelve Apostles appear, the skeleton of death tolls the bell on the right side of the dial.
The town of Kutna Hora hosts the most fabulous museum that is dedicated entirely to Alchemy and the study of mysteries of mythical creations. Another attraction that Kutna Hora hosts is the Gothic Stone Fountain. This incredible fountain was built in 1496 and is still a functioning fountain today. Many people find certain peacefulness while relaxing at the fountain.
A rich variety of dishes are available when dining out in the Czech Republic. You will find everything from Thai, Japanese, Chinese, French and of course excellent local dishes.
The Czech Republic is a wonderful place to visit. It is filled with history and beauty. Millions of people travel here to vacation every year. There are so many attractions in this awesome country that you may want to extend your vacation.
Article written by John F Douglas from myeuropeanvacations.com