Places to Visit for Tourists while Traveling Through Czech Republic
Although being one of the smallest counties on the European continent, the Czech Republic has never disappointed tourists with its architectural masterpiece and culture. It has often called a charming replica of old Europe; luckily for the country, it was unhurt during the second world war. Czech today attracts millions of tourists from all over the world, and they have never been disappointed. From its amazing public transit system to its architecture, landscape, and other tourists attraction, one can not seem to have enough of the Czech republic. Below are some of the most exciting attractions you might want to visit the next time you are in the Republic.
1. Prague Castle
Situated in the Hradčany neighborhood of Prague, the capital city of Czech, the Prague Castle is a central focus for travelers or tourists visiting the city. Prague Castle dates back to the 10th century and has been a center to Eastern European history for hundreds of years. It has been a house to the Holy Roman Emperors, the Habsburgs, Bohemian kings, and the Czech Republic’s democratic President. Prague Castle has been named the largest castle in the world speaking in terms of land area and has undergone various dramatic adjustments in the architectural style; you could see the multiple buildings constructed within the walls of its 1000 year existence. Some of the buildings the beautiful St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George’s Basilica, the old Royal Palace, the Powder Tower, the Golden Lane, and monasteries. One of the buildings to look out for is the Old Royal Palace; they built the masterpiece within which the Vladislav Hall. It was quite significant that it was used to host jousting tournaments. You can also plan to visit the Prague Astronomical Clock, which is the oldest in the world. Estimated at being over 600 years old. It shows German, Old Bohemian, Babylonian times along with sunrise and sunset, moon phases, and the sun’s positions in the zodiac. It’s not a sight to you wouldn’t want to see if you’re taking a tour of the country.
2. Brno’s Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul
In the old city of Brno in Czech, it is the beautiful cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, which is one of the most famous monuments in the Republic. A romanesque chapel was initially constructed at the site of the cathedral before it was later restructured to contain a crypt and a basilica, you can still see the remains. They rebuilt it in the 18th century as a Gothic cathedral. The interior of the cathedral is a Baroque masterpiece designed by architect Mořic Grimm. Its most breathtaking features are the Kapistránka pulpit and the crypt, which is houses not only the tombs but the remnants of Brno’s original city walls. The building’s two (84-meter-high) towers are home to the church’s bell that rings each day at 11 am instead of noon. This unconventional tradition was carried on to remember the city’s successful attempt to trick attacking armies into abandoning their siege after the general of the military would have announced that they would give in if they had not taken the town by noon deceiving the enemy.
In 13th-century, the Špilberk Castle (Hrad Špilberk), home to the Museums in the city, and the fascinating Tugendhat Villa built in one of the most important types of modern architecture from the early 20th century in Europe.
3. Charles Bridge
The structure spans across the River Vltava. If you are not a new tourist, this is probably a sight you have seen before. The Bridge iconic landmark is linking the Old Town and Lesser Town. The bridge named after the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, and, contains a statue of John of Nepomuk who is one of the greatest saints of all all all you. It always has people moving over it every day while being one of the beautiful views of bridges and the surrounding architecture of the country.
4. Hluboká nad Vltavou Chateau
A chateau located within Hluboká nad Vltavou is a perfect destination in southern Bohemia. The Hluboká nad Vltavou Chateau often described as the most beautiful castle in Czech. During the 13th century, it was a fortification for the military, and by the end of the century was the home of Czech king Přemysl Otakar II. It has since experienced destruction and reconstruction over time. Today, it has been reconstructed by the Schwarzenberg family to become a beautiful sight to behold in Czech.
5. The Bohemian Paradise
In Eastern Bohemia is one of the most beautiful views of the Republic and home to the fantastic Paradise. This astonishing natural beauty is known for its many massive rock formations that come out from the ground like spikes and pillars, formed thousands of years by erosion by the elements. It has been converted into a UNESCO Geopark, attracting hikers and sightseers from across the world. The Paradise’s sandstone hills, natural bridges, tall basalt columns, and outcroppings are all accessible by a road network of trails and drives. Eastern Bohemian has ancient castles such as the Kost Castle and Trotsky Castle.
6. The Clementinum Library and Strahov Monastery
The most extensive National Library of the Republic is the magnificent Clementinum that also sits next to the Charles Bridge in Czech. It is one of the largest in Europe with various sights of interest. This complex of historic Baroque buildings is one of the largest in Europe. Library Hall is famous for its frescoed ceiling, and the Astronomical Tower from which tourists can enjoy lovely views.
The other magnificent library is the 12th-century Strahov Monastery. It consists of the two beautiful libraries, the Philosophical Library, with fantastic furnishings such as the great, ceiling paintings, and the Baroque Theological Library, which features excellent frescoes and stucco work.