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
Schwarzenberg Palace, Prague
This Renaissance style palace was built in the 16th century in Prague's Castle District by Count Jan Lobkowicz the Younger. The palace is now a museum with late-Renaissance sculptures and paintings.
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.
St. Henry's Tower, Prague
The history of this bell tower goes back to the 15th century. Inside the tower are a restaurant and, on the 10th floor, an observation deck with panoramic views over the city of Prague.
Prague Castle, Prague
Prague Castle is an impressive complex that was built over the space of 10 centuries. The complex contains three courtyards, a cathedral, a chapel, palaces, a convent and several fortification towers.

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