Top 500 places to visit before you die (P.34) Prague: The Heart of Europe


( Prague has many nicknames, but the most common nickname is the Heart of Europe because of its location in the center of the continent or The City of Hundred Spires.

Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, and the historical capital of Bohemia. On the Vltava River, the city has a temperate oceanic climate, with relatively warm summers and chilly winters.

Prague is a political, cultural, and economic hub of central Europe, with a rich history and Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architectures. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia and residence of several Holy Roman Emperors. Whether you love history, art, high fashion, stunning architecture or just love to enjoy the beautiful scenery, Prague is a city that can offer you all of that and so much more.



The city bloomed in the 14th century and that is when its stunning and unique architecture came to life. Many great buildings were created and constructed in that time. Gothic cathedrals become a signature style and something that will make Prague recognizable all over the world. While in Prague, be sure to chek these important and historical places. These are buildings that gave great historical importance for the whole country.



Across the beautiful river Vltava and the iconic Charles Bridge the Old town square awaits you. Certainly, this place today is especially popular among all tourists who come to Prague, it's a real treat for all the art and history lovers out there. This is the most important and valuable square of the historical Prague and its beauty is immense.



The famous and stunning astronomical clock in Prague, known also as The Orloj is another very popular and important touristic and historical spot in this beautiful city. This watch is very famous and unique, and not only for its incredible architecture and ornamentation. Many legends can be heard about this gorgeous clock, and one of them came straight from the famous and legendary Grimm brothers. The legend claims that the watch might be cursed.



The Czechs are widely known for their hospitality, rich cultural heritage, beautiful architecture and of course, for their great cuisine and delicious national specialties. So it is no wonder that Prague has some of the best traditional restaurants in the whole of Europe. While in Prague be sure to taste a lot of roasted meat and root vegetables.



In 2021, according to the annual survey of the most beautiful cities in the world done by the Time Out magazine, Prague has beaten London, New York, Singapore or even Paris as the most beautiful city.

Brian (collect) - (World Creativity Science Academy)