Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. Below are the top 4 reasons why you need to visit Prague at least once in your life.
The entire city is an architectural marvel. It is a jaw-dropping panorama wherein no matter which way you look, you will find something that amazes you. Just a few examples of its amazing structures are:
- The Rotunda of St. Martin
- The Cathedral of Our Lady before Týn
- The Wallenstein Palace
- The Municipal House
- Frank Gehry’s Dancing Building
- Dejvice National Technical Library
- Romanesque chapels and cellars
- Gothic cathedrals
- Baroque palaces and gardens
- Worldly Art Nouveau buildings
- Unique Cubist houses
You can listen to live performances of almost every genre of music in Prague. The city is like a magical place where music of all places and all generations meet together. The United Islands summer festival where multi-genre music fill each island with multi-genre music is a must see. Even if you can’t make it to the festival, there are still other music havens to visit such as:
- The Rudolfinum, the Municipal House, or one of the local churches for classical music;
- The Roxy, Akropolis, Cross Club, or MeetFactory for dance music;
- The Karlovy Lazně, a four-story club where each floor is dedicated to a different musical genre.
If you love beer, you will have a blast when you visit Prague. It has numerous beer bars and pubs that serve different kinds of beer. The most popular saloon is the Zlý časy in the Nusle district, considered by many to have the best bear collection in the city. If you want good Czech cuisine to come with your beer, you can visit the Lokál chain of restaurants.
The Picturesque Vltava River
The Vltava is regarded by many as one of the most majestic rivers in the world and it blends seamlessly with the Prague islands. The river is also known as the Soul of Prague. There are over 30 bridges and footbridges in the city, each one giving a unique view of the river. Its waters are often busy with steamers, rowboats and pedal boats.