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During 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.
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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.
Wallenstein Palace is an impressive palace built in the early 17th century for Albrecht von Wallenstein, commander of the Imperial army. The palace is also known for its beautiful Italianate garden.
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.
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