Top 5 Cities in the Czech Republic
Welcome to the country in the very heart of Europe. Welcome to the Czech Republic, a peaceful country full of ancient sights and also beautiful landscape. Today, we would like to invite you to our most amazing cities. There are so many exciting towns in the Czech Republic. And a lot of them deserve your attention. To be honest, it´s difficult to select only five of them. But the header of the article is clear. Therefore here is our TOP 5.
Come with us through the medieval narrow Gothic streets, Renaissance palaces, and Baroque churches. See the Art-nouveau noble houses, visit also the industrial places and do the shopping in the modern galleries. And of course, have a lot of fun!!!
The capital city of Prague ranks among the most visited cities in the world. And it deserves it. Prague have been developed since the 9th century, and it´s literally full of beautiful ancient buildings. Stone Charles Bridge across the Vltava river is from the 14th century. Enjoy the romantic atmosphere intensified by the presence of musicians and artists. Once you pass the bridge, go upstairs to the biggest castle complex in the world. Prague castle is surely the place, where you can admire the beauty of the history for several days. If you want to run away from the rush of the city, Petrin Hill with the observation tower is the right place.
Don´t miss out Vysehrad, the home of the old Czech princes. And we cannot forget the Astronomical Clock at the Old Town Square. The most attractive part are twelve Apostles moving and appearing in the small windows each hour. The best place for your shopping? The Wenceslas Square is for everybody, while Parizska street is mainly for those, who can afford to spend a lot of money.
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The second biggest city in the country with its population almost 400 000 people is very modern metropolis and also the Moravian capital. Still there are many sights admired by thousands of visitors. The dominant of the city is the castle Spilberk at the top of the hill. The castle from the 13th century was rebuilt into the huge Baroque fort in the 17th century. Later, it has become a very cruel prison. Today, you can visit here the casemasts and several exhibitions reminding the history of the city and Spilberk itself. Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul is a beautiful gothic church. Except for the cathedral itself, you can also visit the treasury and the tower.
Vila Tugendhat is a functionalism house from 1930. It´s considered as one of the most beautiful buildings of this architectural style in the world. It is in the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. You should not miss the tour of this house. If you are in Brno in August, you can visit motorbike Gran Prix.This competition is one of the largest sports events in the Czech Republic. It is part of the Motorcycle World Championship MotoGP series. Every year, about 200,000 motorcycle fans are coming to the Masaryk Circuit to support the riders.
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After Prague, Cesky Krumlov is the second most visited place in the country. It´s amazing city, and therefore it´s also one of the UNESCO world heritage centers. Krumlov is a smaller city with a population of only 13 000 people, but it is visited every year by more than one and a half million people. They all come to admire the historic center with narrow streets and gothic and renaissance houses. And everyone needs to climb up to the castle, which is the second biggest castle complex in the Czech Republic and a beautiful dominant of the city. Surrounded by Vltava river, Cesky Krumlov is a real Czech pride. If you are here in summer, you can rent a canoe or raft and sail the river through the historic center of the city.
Black Ostrava. Why black? Because it´s an old mining city. And it also has long steel industry tradition. Area of Lower Vitkovice (Dolni Vitkovice) is a great example how to combine the old traditions with a modern lifestyle. Previously it was the iron processing factory. Very sensitive renovation opened the complex of industrial buildings to the public. Rightfully, it´s on UNESCO World Heritage List. You can have a coffee at the top of the Bolt Tower. If you are in Ostrava in July and you are music fans, you MUST see the festival Colours of Ostrava. It take place directly in Dolni Vitkovice area.
To see the city from above is very interesting. Visit the city Town Hall tower and you can overlook the whole town with all the smoking chimneys from the height of 73 thousands meters. Explore the old mining corridors in the Landek Mining Museum. You can experience the unique atmosphere. You´ll be even able to try what it´s like to go down to the shaft. Best place for the party in the city? Stodolní street full of bars, pubs and clubs lives mainly in the night.
Ostrava is a great town. Just come to see it.
Czech Republic is a “country of a beer”. And the capital city of the Czech brewing is Plzen. Brewing has a reach tradition in Plzen. Pilsner beer became the prototype of a new style of beer imitated all over the world. Join the guided tour in the Pilsen brewery.
You will see the current production, but you will also see how they brewed the beer in the past. And of course, you will taste a great beer. Another guided tour will take you will take you through a labyrinth of passageways and cellars built below Pilsen as early as from the 14th Century. Techmania Science Centre is not only for childern, but for adult as well. Enjoy many beautiful animals and plants in Plzen ZOO and botanical garden.
There are many other interesting cities and places in the Czech Republic. Czech our web page www.topofczech.com and you can learn even much more.
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