PRAGUE - THE HEART OF THE EUROPE
Prague, the City of a Hundred Spires, the Golden City, the Magic City - these
are only a few of the many attributes which have been invented for Prague, the
cupital of the Czech Republic, which has evolved near fords on the river Vltava,
at a junction of major central European routes over millennia.
Prague is located on terraces and hillswhich overlook the wide flowing river Vltava.
Thanks to its location in a m.ixture of terrain, the city affords a wealth of
breath-taking panoramic views. Its numerous Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque
and ,Rococo buildings are well,complemented by a host of early 2Oth-century Art
Nouveau structures, as well as unique examples of the Cubist style.
stray Withrough its labyrinth of twisting little sreets to the Old Town Square
with its dominant features, the Church of
Our Lady Before Týn and the Old, Town Hall tower featuring a unique astronomical
clock, or take a stroll cross the Charles Bridge, one of the oldest in central
Europe, you are certain to enjoy the city's splendid architecture at every step.
Prague Castle, the millennium-old residence of the kings of Bohemia and the seat
of the President of the Republic, forms, together with the slim towers of St Vitus´s
Cathedral, a panorama which has no rival anywhere.
accessible by a runicular railway, provides a maguificent view or the city and
has a lookput in the rorm of a reduced-size copy or the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The list of Prague's remarkable, mysterious or historic sites and monuments would
be endless blit allow us to include in this short survey at least the important
landmarks of Prague Jewish eDItore, The Gothic Old-New Synagogue, the oldest synagogue
in central Europe, has been serving its purpose for some 700 years in its original
appearance, preserved despite all historical reversals and recurrent pogroms of
Jews. The Old Jewish Cemetery fascinates visitors with an array of more than 12,000
tombstones, the oldest ofwhich date from the 15th century.
However, Prague is also a modern-day metropolis and a hub of culture, education
and trade, able to offer its visitors and those on business trips a range of top-class
accommodation and catering services.