A City Flourishing
Prague has a very long history as the cultural center in Central Europe. In recent years the city has opened up and flourished.
Vaclav Havel Airport serves the city. It is about 30 minutes to downtown by car, and there is a train that takes visitors directly from the airport to the city center. Prague's central European location make it easy to get to via train, but the Czech Republic has no high speed rail so travel is slower than in some other parts of Europe
The city itself is incredibly walkable, and the historic districts are pedestrian only zones. For those who need it, there are a number of tramlines that run through the city as well.
Historic City Center
Prague is a city full of old world attractions. The city sustained far less damages than many others during World War II, so much of its classic architecture remains. The main city center is broken down into two sections. The original Old town and new town which was added in the 15th century.
Old Town holds such attraction as the Prague Astronomical Clock, a medieval clock located in the city center. The clock was built in 1410 and is the oldest still working clock in the world. It is also the site of Powder Tower, the last remaining original gate to into the city. The gate was built in the 11th century.
Other notable attractions include the Clam-Gallas Palace, a baroque palace from 1713, and the Church of Our Lady Before Týn, a Gothic church built in the 14th century. New Town holds the bustling Wenceslas Square and Charles Square, the largest medieval square in Europe
Overlooking these two parts of the city is the most famous and popular attraction in Prague. Prague Castle is the largest castle in the world. It was started in the 800's and was not finished for a thousand years.
Because it took so long to build, additions of virtually every architectural style have been added. It is the current government seat for the Czech Republic and the Bohemian crown jewels are kept inside as well.