Prague is one of my top 5 favorite cities in the entire world! Many of the buildings and structures in the city’s Old Town and historic center were built from the 11th to the 18th century. Among them are Gothic churches, Renaissance theaters, Baroque town halls, and neoclassical commercial buildings. This makes one of the most outstanding urban ensembles in Central Europe that have survived since the Middle Ages. It is also believed that the architectural works of Prague had influenced not just the architectural landscape of the Czech Republic, but quite possibly the rest of Europe as well. The history of this city spans 1,100 years and many claim that this history can be documented through its architectural development. There have been a collection of various architectural expressions and styles that are now visible on the urban landscape of the city. Therefore, it is part of the reason why Prague is so popular with tourists because they feel like they have walked back in time to the Middle Ages and the Gothic period.
MAIN ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT
Take in the Prague Zoo
Be enchanted by the Prague Castle
Walk the Charles Bridge at night
Marvel at the architecture in Old Town Square
Stroll through history in the Jewish Quarter
Plan around Christmas or Easter Markets
The Historic Center of Prague, an important medieval city in Central Europe, was inscribed as a UNESCO cultural world heritage site in 1992. Prague’s historic center is one of few cities in Europe to survive from the Middle Ages. From that time to present, it has exhibited continuous urban development. Prague is a true architectural masterpiece.
BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT
High Season (July and August)
Shoulder Season (April to June; September and October)
Off Season (November to March)
Prague lies in the temperate climate zone with mild, humid summers with occasional hot spells, and cold, cloudy and humid winters.
TIME NEEDED IN THE DESTINATION TO SEE THINGS
At least 3 days is highly recommended
FACILITIES AND SERVICES FOR TRAVELERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Accessible tours easily arranged