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.