With centuries of amazing history and endless historic architecture, Prague offers an unforgettable window into the heart and soul of the Czech Republic and the culture of Bohemia. When you stay at one of our Prague vacation rentals, you'll get the best of both worlds - an abundance of culture and history with the amenities of a bustling cosmopolitan city.
Where is Prague?
Located in the Czech Republic between Germany and Poland, Prague is full of big-city delights and amazing historical sites. As the capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague encompasses almost 192 square miles.
The Vltava River runs through the city, heading out to the Bohemian Forest and beyond. At just 185 miles west of Nuremberg, Germany, it's easy to plan a trip to Prague during your European adventure.
History of Prague
With more than a thousand years of rich history, Prague offers amazing historic sights and architecture - it's no surprise the city's Old Town was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Aptly nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” Prague is known for its stunning architecture that spans the ages. Largely spared from destruction during World War II, many centuries-old churches and buildings continue to stand tall today.
Old Town Square is a must-see for any visitor, where you can explore the colorful baroque buildings and Gothic churches. The famous Astronomical Clock dates back to Medieval times and features a beautiful mechanical display of the Apostles and moving statues. Today, you can still experience the hourly mechanical spectacle people have enjoyed from the square for more than 600 years.
Nearby, you can stroll along the picturesque Charles Bridge, which was built in 1402. The pedestrian bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints and lovely cobblestones for the ultimate Prague photo op. Explore Old Town, head over the river on the bridge, and then visit Prague Castle in the Pohořelec suburb of the city - an expansive building that dates back to the 9th century.
Things To Do in Prague
Aside from the many historical sites and architecture near Old Town Hall and Square, there are plenty of cool activities to explore throughout the city. When you stay at our Prague vacation rentals, getting around town is easy thanks to affordable 24/7 public transportation. Keep in mind, the downtown area is easily walkable and you're sure to find lots of historic sites and cool architecture on foot!
For a nice overview of the city and the surrounding area, go on a fun sightseeing cruise on the Vltava River. You can also visit the top of the Petřín Lookout Tower - this "Eiffel Tower of Prague" was built in 1891 and offers stunning views of the city.
Next, visit the scenic winding streets of the Jewish Quarter, which is directly next to Old Town. Learn about the history of the Jewish people in Prague while visiting the historic synagogues and amazing architecture that was preserved despite the Nazi occupation. After all of your exploring, be sure to hit up one of the popular beer gardens (typically open at least six months out of the year) for a delicious Czech brew.
Whether you're coming back to Prague after many previous trips or visiting for the first time, this historic city has a friendly, international feel that's perfect for visitors. Plan your adventure to this historic city today and stay in one of our Prague vacation rentals!
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