Explore the Best of Central Europe cities-Prague Via Milan -History
Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is also the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River, the city is home to about 1.24 million people. The city has a temperate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters.
Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic centre of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1,100-year existence. Prague was not only the capital of the Czech state, but also the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire.
Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include the
- Prague Castle,
- the Charles Bridge,
- Old Town Square,
- the Jewish Quarter,
- the Lennon Wall.
Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, which used to be joined with Slovakia until the two separated into distinct sovereign states in 1993. Click here to Plan your Holiday in Prague
Once you are done marveling at the style and substance of Milan ,indulge in exploring the central Europe cities via our special Milan connection Prague .These cities are home to some of the finest architecture and art movements in Europe and also offer exciting new gourmet trails and shopping options that justify moving away from popular tourist spots of Europe.We bring you the best of each city in the following pages.
1. INTRODUCING PARGUE
Pargue is beautiful.From the spires that dominate its sky-line,to the art and architecture left behind by centuries of classiacl composer and Bohemian king ,this Baroque city is best explode on foot,on the cobblestone lanes that defines it,stopping for a break in its many courtyards.Take a walk on Charles Bridge at sunrise or cruise down River Vltava at dusk for quick panoramic glimpses into the glory of city.
The Czechs love pork,sweet cabbage and soft dumpling with a spicy goulash for their main course,and fruit-filled dumplings or crepes to end the meal . For authentic Czech meals ,try u Medvidku,U Modre Kachnicky and Vejvodu restaurants.Pargue is also famous for its Bohemian beer gardens.The best place to experience these is in Zizko,rumoured to have the most number of pubs per captia in any city in Europe .The adventurous should try the Czech cold cut Head Cheese,made from pigs heads.
For familar international fashion brands,explore Wenceslas square ,Na Prikope ,Republic Square and Parizka Street.If you’re looking for small shops selling handmade souvenir,explore the Old Town square and the Lesser Town (Mala Strana).These place are also good for buying some of Prague’s most famous bric-a-brac,glass and crystal (the Czech Republic national pride);garnets and amber ;and marionettes.
The Astronomical clock in the Old Town Hall is the Oldest such working clock in the world .Every hour,between 9 am and 9 pm ,as the minute hand passes 12,windows open and little wooden saints and 12 apostles emerge to entact a short play about medieval morality,featurin Greed,pleasure,Death,and Vanity.This little distraction aside,the clock also shows the movement of the sun and the moon through the Zordiac,and gives us the time in three formats(Central Europen ,Old Czech,and Babylonian).
All your main sightseeing spots sit on either side of River Vltava.On the left bank is the Prague castle,a complex of Medieval building with Baroque churches Old Town ,New Town and the jewish Quarter ,popular for its medieval synagogues and cemetery.Connecting the two is the 14th-century Charles Bridge ,with an open-air gallery of statues that make a stroll here more than worthwhile.Also catch a perfomance at the grand Estates Theater,where Mozart premiered Don Giovanni in 1787.
Planning your stay and Travel
Flights to Prague
Air India Express, Jet Airways, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia has daily flight from Delhi to Milan.Takes a connecting flight from Milan to Prague via Interline Partner Czech Airlines.
Easy Way to book your Accomadation at Prague
Staying at the hotel in the Old Town Or Nove mesto is a good idea due to their central location and variety of accommodation options. Use the search window to Book your accommodation in Prague