about Prague

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About Prague

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Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, lies

in the heart of Europe and ranks amongst the most impressive

historical cities in the world. Prague was established as a town

when Prague Castle was built in 870. In the 11th century, the first

Czech King, Vratislav I, chose Prague as his capital. The city has

always played an important part in the history of the nation,

country and Europe. Since medieval times, Prague has been

distinguished as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Prague is not only a center of cultural movements

dating back for centuries (Art from every period in history can be

found here), it also exhibits a unique collection of historical

monuments, dominated by Prague Castle.

Prague occupies both banks of the Vltava River and

consists of 6 districts: the Old Town, which includes Josefov (the

Jewish Quarter, which remains intact despite WWII), New Town, Lower

Town, Hradcany and Vysehrad. These districts house the majority of

historical landmarks, museums and galleries.

Charles University, founded in 1348 is one of the

oldest universities in Europe. In 1992, the historical core of the

city (866 hectares) was listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and

Natural Heritage Register as a town with a unique and lively blend

of Roman, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau and Cubist


Prague was one of nine European cities awarded the

title European City of Culture in 2000. Prague has around 1.2

million inhabitants. Since May 1st , 2004 the Czech Republic has

been a member of the European Union.

For more information, visit the website in czech

language www.pis.cz or

choose your favourite language by clicking on one of the flags






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