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Prague is located in the northwestern part of Czech Republic, and is one of the nicest cities to visit in the Central Europe. The Vltava River runs through the city and divides it in two parts. The city is a home of lots of cultural attractions that avoided destruction during the World War II. Top attractions in Prague include the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Jewish Quarter and Vysegrad. Prague`s historic center has also been protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Besides that, Prague has more than dozen top museums, galleries, theatres and historic points of interest. The city has a modern public transport and every part of the city can be reached very quickly. Prague is also the home of the famous Charles University, which is the oldest in Central Europe.
Prague has a humid continental climate. Winters are usually cold with average temperatures around 0 C. However, there is not too much snowfall. Summers are pleasantly warm with average temperature of 24 C, while autumn season can bring some foggy days.
Prague is visited by millions of tourists per year, and it really has lots to offer. The center of the city is marvelous with lots of medieval houses, cobbled streets, cathedrals, courtyards, churches and a beautiful castle dating from the 9th century. Prague is also a modern European city with a vibrant nightlife, numerous restaurants and lots of musical events going on. Prague is a well known producer of quality beer in Central Europe, so you will find lots of pubs selling excellent beers.
Streets that lead to Old Town are packed with lots of souvenir shops where you can buy all kinds of things, including fine Bohemian crystal. December is also a very nice and romantic month to visit Prague. There is a big Christmas Market in the center of the city which lasts for a whole month. You can buy lots of quality things on that market, such as arts, local foods and drinks, crafts, memorabilia and clothing.
Prague Castle is the biggest in the country and should not be missed. It offers some stunning views on the city, and there you will also find a nice cathedral with towers and royal gardens. Charles Bridge is another highlight of the city which connects the Lesser Town with the Old Town. It dates back from the 14th century, and on the bridge you will find lots of artists and musicians that are selling their art and doing different performances.
Lesser Town can be found just opposite the Vltava River and this is the place with lots of beautiful churches and nice cobbled streets. Here you can also see The Lennon Wall, as well as a nice Venetian-type of canal near the Charles Bridge. New Town extends from the Old Town and most of it has been reconstructed. Top thing to see here is the Wenceslas Square, which is a commercial area with lots of restaurants and shops. New Town is also the home of the National Museum, Henry Tower and many beautiful parks and romantic restaurants.
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