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The Prague Book: Highlights of a Fascinating City

The Prague Book: Highlights of a Fascinating City A Book by Monaco Books

Prague is a truly fascinating city. The Czech metropolis boasts beautiful landmarks and treasures from many periods. The Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and modern masterpieces are an irresistible magnet for millions of tourists which visit the Golden City each year. The beautiful buildings and streets reveal the fascinating, over 1000-year history of this magnificent European city. The Prague Book: Highlights of a Fascinating City shows readers … Read more

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Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí) - Prague, Czechia

Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square, in Czech called Václavské náměstí, or colloquially Václavák, is a large square in the New Town district of Prague. As a matter of fact, it doesn’t resemble a typical city square at all, but the Czech word náměstí is usually translated into English as “square”. Nowadays, it looks more like a boulevard or a wide two-lane street. Centuries ago, however, it was more like a square and was called Horse Market (Koňský trh)….

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.

Pardubice, Bohemia, Czech Republic

Pardubice

Pardubice is a city in eastern Bohemia and the capital of the region of the same name. Industry plays an important role in the city and Pardubice may not belong to the top tourist destinations in Czechia. Nevertheless, it has a very impressive central square, a beautiful chateau and is internationally famous for its gingerbread and the Grand Pardubice Steeplechase.

The Čertovka Channel (Devil's Stream), Prague, Czechia

Čertovka

The Čertovka is a very picturesque man-made channel on the western side of the Vltava river in Prague. The name can be translated as the Devil‘s Stream of Devil‘s Channel. The construction of the channel has created an artificial island in Prague. This island between the Čertovka and the Vltava is called Kampa and it is quite an interesting place in its own right.

Charles Bridge In Prague on a Foggy Morning, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge (in Czech: Karlův most) is an iconic landmark in the very centre of Prague. The bridge crosses the Vltava river and connects the Old Town (Staré Město) with the Lesser Side (Malá Strana). It is not the oldest Czech bridge, because this title goes to the Stone Bridge in the town of Písek in South Bohemia. But Charles Bridge is definitely the most famous bridge in Czechia and perhaps also in the whole…

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

Plzeň

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

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…

České Budějovice, Czechia - Premysl Otakar Square

České Budějovice

České Budějovice is the capital city of the South Bohemian Region. It is internationally famous for its beer, known in other countries as Budweiser, after the German name of the city: Budweis. The city also played a role in one of the greatest works of Czech literature: “The Good Soldier Švejk” (in the original: Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války).

Large Square, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Hradec Králové

Hradec Králové is a city in north-eastern Bohemia and the capital of the region with the same name. It belongs to the oldest cities in Czechia. At the confluence of the rivers Elbe and Orlice (where Hradec Králové is located), there was a settlement already in the times of ancient Rome. The first written mention of Hradec Králové as a town was found in the deed of Premysl Otakar I of Bohemia from 1225. The…