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Prague (Praha) is the capital and the largest city in Czech Republic situated some 160 km south-east of Dresden, 130 km south-west of Czech Republic - Germany border. It has a population of 1,165,600 people. Thousands of tourists visit Prague every year to see its opera houses and roman catholic churches.

The nearest airport Ruzyne (IATA: PRG) is about 20 km away.

Places to see in Prague

1. State Opera (Prague)
The State Opera (Czech: Státní opera), is an opera house in Prague, Czech Republic. It is part of the National Theatre of the Czech Republic, founded by Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic in 1992. The theatre itself originally opened in 1888 as the New German Theatre and from 1949 to 1989 it was known as the Smetana Theatre. More recently it was known as the Prague State Opera.

2. St. Nicholas Church (Staré Město)
The Church of Saint Nicholas (Czech: Kostel svatého Mikuláše) is a Late-Gothic and Baroque church in the Old Town of Prague. It was built between 1732-1737 on the site of a Gothic church from the 13th century which was also dedicated to Saint Nicholas.

3. Prague Castle
Prague Castle (Pražský hrad, former Austrian: Prager Burg) is a castle in Prague where the Czech kings, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic have had their offices. The Czech Crown Jewels are kept here. Prague Castle is one of the biggest castles in the world (according to Guinness Book of Records the biggest ancient castle) at about 570 meters in length and an average of about 130 meters wide.

4. St. Vitus Cathedral
Saint Vitus' Cathedral (Katedrála svatého Víta) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Prague, and the seat of the Archbishop of Prague. The full name of the cathedral is St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert Cathedral. Located within Prague Castle and containing the tombs of many Bohemian kings, this cathedral is an excellent example of Gothic architecture and is the biggest and most important church in the country.

5. Rudolfinum
The Rudolfinum is a music auditorium and one of the most important neo-renaissance buildings in Prague. It is situated at Jan Palach Square on the bank of the river Vltava. During many decades it is the home-stage of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and one of the main venues for the Prague Spring International Music Festival held each year from May-June.

6. Petřín Lookout Tower
The Petřínská rozhledna (Petřín lookout tower) is a 60 metre high steel framework tower in Prague, which strongly resembles the Eiffel Tower. Although it is much shorter than the Eiffel Tower, it stands atop a sizable hill, Petřín, so the top is actually at a higher altitude than that of the Eiffel Tower. The Petřínská rozhledna was built in 1891 and was used as an observation tower as well as a transmission tower. Today the Petřínská rozhledna is a major tourist attraction. If you go up the har…

7. Strahov Monastery
Strahov Monastery is a Premonstratensian abbey in Prague.

8. Charles Bridge
The Charles Bridge (Czech: Karlův most) is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau), the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between the Old Town, Prague Castle and adjacent areas until 1841. This " solid-land" connection made Prague important as a trade route between…

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State Opera (Prague)

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St. Nicholas Church (Staré Město)

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Prague Castle

Prague Castle (Pražský hrad, former Austrian: Prager Burg) is a c

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St. Vitus Cathedral

Saint Vitus's Cathedral (Katedrála svatého Víta) is a Roman Ca

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Rudolfinum

The Rudolfinum is a music auditorium and one of the most important

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Petřín Lookout Tower

The Petřínská rozhledna (Petřín lookout tower) is a 60 metre high stee

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Strahov Monastery

Strahov Monastery is a Premonstratensian abbey in Prague.

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Charles Bridge

The Charles Bridge (Czech: Karlův most) is a famous historic bridge

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Prague Castle View Point

Prague Castle View Point is a tourist attraction, one of the Scenic

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Old Town Bridge Tower

Old Town Bridge Tower (Czech: Staroměstská mostecká věž) is a goth

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Troja (castle)

Troja Castle (zámek Troja or trojský zámek in Czech) is a baroque ca

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Powder Gate

Powder Gate (Czech: Prašná brána) is a gothic gate in Prague, Czech Re

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National Technical Museum (Prague)

The National Technical Museum in Prague is the largest institution

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Petřín

Petřín (327 m) is a hill in the center of Prague, Czech Republic. It r

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Ventana Hotel

starting $197

Old Town Square Hotel & Residence

starting $356

Hotel Lippert

starting $141

Grand Hotel Praha

starting $302

Hotel Cerny Slon

starting $117

Dusni Apartments

starting $93

U T?í Bubn?

starting $107

Apartments Týnská 7

starting $115

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