Photos from Prague, Czech Republic

united_kingdomTo visit Prague, the capital of Czech Republic, you might need at Least 2 full days (more, if you want to truly enjoy the city). There are so many beautiful things to see, like the Prague Castle and the St Vitus gothic cathedral, Charles Bridge (Karluv Most), the Old Town Square with the Horolge, or walk along Vltava river..


romania_flagDaca ai de gand sa vizitezi Praga, capitala Cehiei, aloca Cel Putin 2 zile pline. E un oras mare cu multe chestii de vazut: Castelul cu catedrala gotica, podul Karluv, centrul vechi, plimbare de-a lungul raului Vltava.

prague houses along river vltavaHouses along Vltava River / Case de-a lungul raului Vltava

 

 The Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) / Podul Karluv

united_kingdomThe river Vltava divides the city, but a bridge links it together again. There are 18 bridges in Prague. The most beautiful, most romantic and the oldest is the Charles Bridge. The Charles Bridge is not only the pride of Gothic architecture, but an outdoor gallery that is open to everyone.


romania_flagRaul Vltava imparte orasul, dar podurile il unesc din nou. Sunt 18 poduri in Praga. Cel mai frumos, mai romantic si mai vechi este podul Karluv. Podul Karluv nu e doar mandria arhitecturii gotice, dar e in acelasi timp si o galerie in aer liber cu statui pe balustrade, iar vanzatori ambulanti ofera trecatorilor suveniruri.

Karluv Most Charles bridge praha pragueCharles Bridge (Karluv Most) / Podul Karluv

“The Dancing House” (or “Ginger and Fred”) / “Casa dansatoare”

united_kingdomThe Dancing House (‘Tancici Dum’ in czech) is a house built in 1994 -1996. It stands on one of the best sites in Prague with the panorama of Hradcani (the Castle District). The facade is dominated by the left glass tower, recalling a gracefully flexed dancer – Ginger Rogers – and the right concrete tower with a metal cupola crowning it – Fred Astaire. 

The cupola constructed of metal tubes covered with stainless metal sheets represents the head of Medusa.


romania_flagCasa Dansatoare din Praga a fost construita intre 1994 – 1996. Cladirea se afla in una din cele mai frumoase zone din Praga, avand vedere panoramica asupra Districtului Castelului. Fatada cladirii este dominata de turnul de sticla, indoit asemeni unei dansatoare (Ginger Rogers), iar turnul din dreapta din beton reprezantandu-l pe Fred Astaire.

Cupola din tuburi de metal aminteste de capul unei Meduse.

dancing house, fred and ginger, prague

prague, dancing house, fred and ginger

 

St. Vitus Cathedral / Catedrala Sfantul Vitus

united_kingdomThe St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague (Katedrala SV Vita) is not only the main church in the Castle, but a spiritual centre and architectural gothic gem of the whole country.


romania_flagCatedrala Sfantul Vitus din Praga este principala biserica din Castel, dar si centru spiritual. Impresionanta arhitectura gotica ii ofera importanta la nivel national.

the cathedral of St Vitus in Prague castle

cathedral of st vitus in prague castle

statues st vitus cathedral prague praha

prague castle courtyard from towerView from the tower of St Vitus Cathedral / Vedere din turnul catedralei Sf Vitus

The Old Town Square / Centrul Vechi

united_kingdomThe Old Town of Prague originated under King Wenceslas I in 1232 – 1234. It still preserves its medieval ground plan with little winding streets and picturesque groups of houses of varying ages and styles. Even though some of the houses wear a more modern coat, the core of them all is either Romanesque or Gothic.

In the Old Town of Prague is the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn and the Town Hall with the Horologe Tower.


romania_flagCentrul Vechi din Praga isi are originea din timpul Regelui Wenceslas I, din 1232 – 1234.  Aspectul centrului vechi este acelasi ca la inceput, cu strazi mici, serpuitoare, grupuri pitoresti de case de diferite varste si stiluri. Chiar daca unele dintre case poarta o haina mai moderna, nucleul tuturor este fie romanic sau gotic.

Reprezentante pentru Orasul Vechi din Praga sunt: Biserica a Maicii Domnului înainte de Tyn și Primăria cu Turnul cu Orologiu.

the old town of Prague
prague the church of our lady before tyn day night central square

 

Wenceslas Square / Scuarul Wenceslas

united_kingdomWenceslas Square was one of the three centres of the New Town, founded in 1348 by Charles IV, and also the main link between the Old and New Towns. In the Middle Ages the square was a marketplace and it was then called the Horse Market.

Now Wenceslas Square is the main Prague artery and also the point where all subway lines meet. The square is 750 meters long and 60 meters wide. It is named after the equestrian statue of  St. Wenceslas, surrounded by statues of the four Czech patron saints: St. Ludmila, St. Prokop, St. Agnes and St. Adalbert.

Across the top of the square is the imposing building of the National Museum, built in 1885 – 1890.

On both sides, the square is lined with shops, banks, hotels and other institutions.


romania_flagScuarul Wenceslas a fost unul din cele trei centre ale orasului nou din Praga si punct de legatura intre Centrul Vechi si Nou. A fost construit in jurul anului 1348 de catre Karluv al IV-lea.

In ziua de azi scuarul Wenceslas e o artera principala in Praga si e locul unde toate liniile de metrou se intalnesc. Scuarul are 750 metri lungime si 60 latime.

La capatul sau se afla Muzeul National, cladire impozanta construita in 1885 -1890 (in poza).

De o parte si de alta a scuarului se afla magazine, banci, hoteluri si alte institutii.

venceslas square and national museum prague

 

Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul / Catedrala Sf. Petru si Pavel

united_kingdomThe Basilica of St Peter and Paul in Prague is a neo gothic cathedral built in the 13th century, with 58 meter towers. Behind it there is a large park  and a cemetery.


romania_flagCatedrala Sf Petru si Pavel a fost construita in sec 13 in stil gotic. Are doua turnuri gemene, inalte de 58 de metri. In spatele ei se afla un parc mare si un cimitir.

st peter a pavel catedral praha

sv peter a pavel praha

 

The Church of St. Nicholas in the Little Quarter / Biserica Sf. Nicolas

united_kingdomIs one of the most important baroque buildings in Prague. The church contains a valuable organ dating from the 18th century on which Mozart himself played.


romania_flagE una din cele mai importante cladiri in stil Baroc din Praga. In biserica se afla o orga importanta din secolul al 18-lea, la care insusi Mozart a cantat.

st nicholas church mala strana prague praha

 

I loved Prague! / Mi-a placut Praga!

father with child prague view

prague cobbled street

vltava praha prague charles karluv most Along Vltava River / De-a lungul raului Vltava

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12 thoughts on “Photos from Prague, Czech Republic

  1. Some people say Prague is a nice city, but others say it’s too touristy. However judging from your photos I am convinced that it is indeed a nice and beautiful city.

    • There are indeed many tourists, mainly in the Old Town and Charles Bridge, but Not So crowded to get irritated, how it happens in other cities (Like Florence in Italy for example, where is suffocating from the crowds). The rest of the city of Prague is quite airy and tourist-free. I’ve been to Prague 3 times and would go there again, so I totally recommend it to you, if you ever get the chance to go. And of course, to avoid the tourists as much as possible, you have to start soon in the morning 😀 like in any other place, right? 😀

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