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Located in Central Europe, Czech Republic is famed for its picturesque fairy-tale towns. The country is lined with hundreds of chateaux and castles due to its turbulent history of raiding tribes, conquering armies, and triumphant dynasties. Visitors here will come across majestic Medieval, Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance, Neoclassical, and Communist-style structures throughout the country. Major historic landmarks in Czech Republic are Tugendhat Villa, St. Barbara’s Church, Sedlec Ossuary, Church of the Assumption of Our Lady and Saint John the Baptist (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelena Hora, St. Procopius Basilica (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Litomysl Castle (UNESCO World Heritage Site), and Gardens and Castle at Kromeriz. The modern country is steeped in tradition, South Bohemia and Moravia regions are still centers of thriving-folk culture. Czech Republic is home to several top-notch cultural institutions and hosts popular events such as the Prague Spring International Music Festival, Beats for Love, Colours of Ostrava, International Folklore Festival, Palava Wine Harvest Festival, Summer of Culture, Telc Vacations Festival, and Slunce ve Skle Beer Festival. Czech Republic is considered to be the producer of the world's finest brews. Visitors here must indulge in wide variety of beers on offer here alongside local delicacies such as Bohemian dumplings, potato soup, and more. To explore Czech Republic beyond its booming capital Prague, visitors can head over to Holasovice, Ceske Budejovice, Pilsen, and Karlovy Vary.
Popular Destinations in Czech Republic
Capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, Prague is the cultural, and
commercial centre of the country. Locally known as Praha, the city is
nestled in the Bohemia region and is among Europe’s premier tourist
destinations. Prague has one of Europe’s liveliest nightlife scenes.
Steeped in history and famed for its gloriously adorned Old Town, Prague’s
landmarks span centuries. The city can be best explored on foot, visitors
can wander aimlessly along the narrow pathways and admire its decadent
beauty. The 14th century Charles Bridge is emblematic of the
city and lined with intricate statues of saints. The pedestrian bridge is a
lively tourist hotspot where visitors will come across many street
performers and artists. For sweeping views of the Vltava River and the
numerous bridges of Prague, visitors can head over to Letna Park. Towering
over the city is the 9th century Prague Castle, which is
considered to be among the largest castles on the continent. Europe’s
oldest active synagogue, Old New Synagogue is also located in Prague. Other
notable landmarks in Prague are St. Vitus Cathedral, Clementinum, Powder
Tower, Dancing House, Old Town Hall, Lennon Wall, Municipal House, Strahov
Monastery, National Museum, Church of Our Lady before Tyn, St. George's
Basilica, Prague National Gallery, Loreta, Rudolfinum, Spanish Synagogue,
and Museum of Communism.
The second biggest city in Czech Republic, Brno is famed for its modernist
buildings. The sleepy city has several medieval gems and an interesting mix
of architecture styles. Visitors here can find Baroque, Art Nouveau,
Gothic, and functionalist buildings spread across Brno. Villa Tugendhat, a
UNESCO World Heritage Site, by German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe,
is a highlight of the city. Brno’s Old Town is home to many cobbled squares
and the Neo-Gothic Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul. Other notable landmarks
in the city are Spilberk Castle, Veveri Castle, Liberty Square, Brno
Astronomical Clock, Church of St. James, Botanical Gardens Brno, Brno
Observatory and Planetarium, Moravske zemske Muzeum, Mendel Museum of
Masaryk University, Luzanky Park, and Capuchin Crypt.
Located in the South Bohemia region, Cesky Krumlov is a fairytale town
renowned for its historic city center. The city’s Old Town, a UNESCO World
Heritage Site, is among the most well-preserved area in all of Europe.
Cesky Krumlov’s colorful houses, red rooftops, panoramic views of the
Vltava River and the dramatic castle make it a picturesque destination.
Major landmarks in Cesky Krumlov are Church of St. Vitus, Kostel Svateho
Vita, Klastery Cesky Krumlov, Lazebnicky Most, Graphite Mine, Synagogue
Czech Krumlov, Klet, Zamecka kovarna, and Kaplanka. In addition to the
beautiful buildings which line the streets, the city is home to several
museums, and parks such as Museum of Torture, Muzeum Vltavinu, Regional
Museum, Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, Castle Garden, City Park, Marionette
Museum, and Foltermuseum.
Best Time to Visit Czech Republic
The best time to take Czech Republic flights are the months from June to August which is the peak tourist season. For those who wish to take cheap flights to Czech Republic, months from March to May and months from September to mid-November are ideal, when the weather is pleasant, flight and hotel rates are cheap, and the country isn’t overflowing with tourists.
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