Country : Czech Republic
Currency : Czech Koruna (CZK)
Language : Czech
City: 1 259 079 (2014)
Metro: 2 204 730 (2014)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
closeDuring the Middle Ages, Prague was the most important city in Central Europe. After Emperor Charles IV had all the city gates' roofs covered with lead, Prague was dubbed the 'Golden City'. It would remain one of the most influential cities in Europe until the 20th century.
Today 'the City of a Hundred Spires' is a magnet for tourists, with numerous magnificent towers, palaces and churches.
Random Prague Highlights
Old Town Hall, Prague
Prague's old Town Hall was built in 1364. The 15th century clock that adorns the seventy meter (230ft) tall tower is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions.
National Museum, Prague
The National Museum is a monumental neorenaissance building prominently prominently overlooking Wenceslas Square. The museum has exhibitions on a wide range of topics.
Jan Žižka Statue, Prague
The colossal equestrian statue on top of Vítkov Hill honors one of the country's most famous heroes, Jan Žižka, who lead the Hussite army to victories in the early 15th century.
Castle Square, Prague
Castle Square is lined with beautiful palaces built after the great fire of 1541 had flattened the area. At the center of the square is the Mary Column, erected to celebrate the end of the plague.

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