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  • 1 Karlstein Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Státní hrad Karlštejn CZ - 267 18 Karlštejn

    The romantic silhouette of Karlstein Castle overlooking the winding Berounka Valley is one of the most spectacular sights in Bohemia. The castle is divided into four parts: the main entrance and Burgrave courtyard, the archbishop's palace with the we..

  • 2 St-Agnes of Bohemia Convent Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    U Milosrdných 17 CZ - Praha

    Built in the 13C on the orders of Agnes, Wenceslas I's sister, this convent of Poor Clare was inspired by Cisterchian architecture. The Convent contains the Chapel of the Virgin Mary, St Saviour's Church, and the elegant presbytery. It was requisitio..

  • 3 Prague Castle: Former Royal Palace Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Troisième cour CZ - Praha

    The foundations (of which there remain some ruins) go back to the 10C. On top of the primitive Romanesque palace was built a Gothic construction which Ladislas II rebuilt in a Renaissance style at the end of the 15C, building the floor which now hous..

  • 4 Malá Strana Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Malá Strana CZ - Praha

    Between the bend in the Vltava and the Castle, bordered by the green Petrin hill to the south, the «little side» of Mala Strana is strewn with palaces and churches. While it is difficult to find the traces of the area's troubled history here, you can..

  • 5 National Theatre Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Národní trída 2 CZ - Praha

    On 16th June 1868, 50,000 pairs of hands carried a stone to this spot from Mount Rip, where the mythical father of the nation, Cech, is said to have seen his promised land. On 11 June 1881 the National Theatre (Národní divadlo), built by Josef Zitek,..

  • 6 Old City: Theatre of States and Carolinum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ovocný trh 1 CZ - Praha

    Created in 1781 by Count Nostitz, this theatre's name was made by the triumphant creation of Mozart's Don Giovanni in 1786. Largely dominated by a German repertory, it was soon to open up to Czech music... but returned to the German language in 1869 ..

  • 7 New City: Wenceslas Square Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Václavské Námestí. Nové Mesto CZ - Praha

    This is a 750-metre avenue that ends at the imposing National Museum and the Statue of Wenceslas on Horseback. It was originally the horse market that Charles IV wanted to make the centre of his New City. Since the 19C, this has been the symbolic gat..

  • 8 Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Dukelských hrdinù 47 CZ - Praha

    The Veletrzni Palace, an immense concrete and glass building designed by O. Tyl and J. Fuchs in 1924, was initially intended for industrial exhibitions. The Nazis used it as a provisional detention centre for Jews, and the Communists turned it into a..

  • 9 National Technical Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Kostelní 42 CZ - Praha

    Housed in a building that was built ad hoc in 1942, this museum contains all sorts of flying, driving and other machinery that show the importance of Czech innovation in the development of technology and their enthusiasm for all types of inventions.

  • 10 Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Zamek 59 CZ - 381 01 Ceský Krumlov

    Rising on a rock overlooking the Vltava, Krumlov castle is the largest in the land after that of Prague. Endowed with forty or so buildings, it boasts in particular a Renaissance tower and a two-storey bridge which spans the moat separating the main ..

  • 11 Colonnade Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Masarykova 5-11 CZ - 353 01 Mariánské Lázne

    This marvellous curved cast-iron colonnade is one of the finest examples of 19C spa architecture still intact. Completed in 1889 in a Neo-Baroque style, it was entirely and faithfully restored between 1973 and 1981. A tastefully laid-out path links i..

  • 12 Zachariáš Square of Hradec Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CZ - 588 56 Telc

    Telc Square owes its elongated trapezium shape to the meeting of two former roads. It represents a wonderful urban landscape of Renaissance and Baroque houses linked by an unbroken arcade. The painted façades, adorned with sgraffite and gables, are r..

  • 13 Astronomical Clock Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Staromestské Námestí 1 4/1 CZ - Praha

    A powerful symbol of the magic of Prague, the clock represents the passing of time and life. When the hour strikes, Christ appears with the twelve apostles, Death, the Turk, the Jew and Vanity. The cock crows at the end the display. The clock was ins..

  • 14 Old Town Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Staromestské Námestí CZ - Praha

    Bordered by the curving Vltava and the boulevards that have replaced the fortifications, the Old Town of Prague has a long history, visible everywhere in its maze of streets and squares (Staromestské námestí, námestí Republiky). Old churches - St. Ja..

  • 15 Gardens below the Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Valdštejnské Námestí 3 CZ - Praha

    Terraced gardens, known as the ''gardens below the Castle'', run all along the southern side of the Castle to Malá Strana, affording magnificent views of the entire city. The main architectural asset of Ledebour Garden is its splendid sala terrena ga..

  • 16 Charles Bridge Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Malá Strana-Staré Mesto CZ - Praha

    This was the first stone bridge over the Vltava built under the orders of Charles VI. It joins Stare Mesto and Mala Strana and was built between 1357 and 1402. Charles Bridge is a 516-metre-long, 9.5-metre-wide Gothic structure resting on mortar join..

  • 17 Old City: Old City Square Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Staromestské Námestí. Staré Mesto CZ - Praha

    There are few places in the world where a city shows its soul such as here. Although Prague was recognised as a city in 1230, it wasn't until 1338 that Jean de Luxembourg allowed the city to build a City Hall. From then on, this square became the hea..

  • 18 Old City: Church of Our Lady of Tyn Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Staromestské Námestí 14 CZ - Praha

    A simple church has stood here since the 10C, frequented by foreign merchants who negotiated in the walls of the Tyn. In 1270, it was replaced by a first Gothic building, succeeded by the current one, started in 1380 but not finished until the late 1..

  • 19 Prague Castle: St Guy's Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Troisième cour CZ - Praha

    Charles IV was responsible for the construction of a cathedral within the Castle walls to replace the Romanesque basilica. St Guy's was started in 1344 under the direction of Matthew of Arras in the French Gothic style. His work was continued by Pete..

  • 20 Prague Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Hradcanské Námestí. Prazský Hrad CZ - Praha

    The Castle is more than that: it is a string of courts, a puzzle of palaces and churches, mazes and alleyways; a real city within a city. Despite its long and often troubled history, through times of starvation and decline, it has been a unifying for..

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