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St Vitus Cathedral, Prague, Czechia

St Vitus Cathedral

St Vitus Cathedral is a Roman Catholic shrine located within the premises of Prague Castle, towering above Prague’s Lesser Town. By its full name, it’s referred to as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert (in Czech: Katedrála svatého Víta, Václava a Vojtěcha). Say the name Prague and a vision of the St Vitus Cathedral immediately springs to mind. It’s undoubtedly one of the most remarkable and recognisable landmarks in Prague and the…

Strahov Monastery. Prague, Czechia

Strahov Monastery

Strahov Monastery (Strahovský klášter in Czech) is among the most enchanting sights of Prague and one of the architectural gems in all of Czechia. It’s located just a stone’s throw away from Prague Castle in the Strahov district of Prague, on the western edge of the Lesser Town, the heart of the Golden City. There is a lot to see and do in the Strahov Monastery. Marvel at the beauty of the fascinating Strahov Library, study the details of…

Josef Sudek - Saint Vitus's Cathedral

Saint Vitus’s Cathedral A Book by Josef Sudek

Josef Sudek (1896-1976) was one of the most important Czech photographers of the twentieth century. He is most famous for his black and white images of Prague. This unique collection of Sudek’s photographs shows the St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague Castle in the 1920s. St. Vitus Cathedral is the most important church in Czechia and the burial place of many kings. The cathedral was completed in … Read more

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Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic

Old Town Square

Old Town Square is the central square of the historic part of Prague. The square is one of the greatest tourist attractions of the Czech capital, along with Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. It is almost impossible to miss it if you’re coming to Prague as a tourist.

Třebíč Castle and St. Procopius Basilica, Vysočina, Moravia, Czechia


Třebíč is a small Moravian town in the Vysočina Region, situated on the Jihlava river, about 65 km west of Brno. Centuries ago, it belonged to the most important towns in Moravia. Nowadays, it is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius Basilica. It is one of three World Heritage Sites in Vysočina.

Kutná Hora Skyline, Bohemia, Czechia

Kutná Hora

Kutná Hora is a small town in Central Bohemia, about 70 km east of Prague. It may be a small town today, but centuries ago it competed for importance with the Golden City. Looking at Prague today, it may not be easy to imagine, but it is nevertheless true. Kutná Hora owed its position and wealth to the silver mines that had been established there in the Middle Ages. At the end of the 13th…

St. Bartholomew Cathedral in Pilsen (Plzeň), Bohemia, Czechia


Plzeň, in English known also as Pilsen, is a city in western Bohemia, in the southwestern part of Czechia. After Prague, Brno and Ostrava, it is the fourth largest city in the whole of Czechia. Pilsen is one of very few Czech cities that have English names different from the original. This small group includes also Prague (Praha) and Carlsbad (Karlovy Vary). In English, the name Pilsen is used interchangeably with Plzeň, as it is…

Panorama of Olomouc, Moravia, Czechia


Olomouc is a major city in Moravia and the capital of the administrative region of the same name. It is the sixth largest city in the country and the most important city in the Haná region of Moravia (also known in English as Hanakia or Hanácko in Czech). Until the mid-17th century, Olomouc could be considered one of Moravia’s capital cities (together with Brno). Its well preserved Old Town belongs to the most beautiful ones…

Panorama of Český Krumlov, Czechia

Český Krumlov

Český Krumlov is a stunningly beautiful town in southern Bohemia, and after Prague, Czechia’s second most visited tourist attraction. The historic center of the town was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1992. The historic center of Prague was inscribed at the same session and these were the first two Czech World Heritage Sites. The abundance of beautiful old architecture, the location in a horseshoe bend of the Vltava river and the nearby hills,…

The Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora, Žďár nad Sázavou, Czechia

Zelená Hora

Zelená Hora (a literal English translation is “Green Mountain”) is a small hill near the town of Žďár nad Sázavou in the Vysočina Region. On its own, the hill probably wouldn’t be particularly interesting. However, it is the location of the Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk, which was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1994. The hill with the church is in Moravia, very close to its historical border with Bohemia. LOADING…