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Prague: Overview [ Tuesday, 18 Sep 07 | 15:59 ]
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Ruben and I spent six days in Prague from the 6th to the 11th of September. I will be making a number of posts regarding our trip.

Prague (Czech: Praha), is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Situated on the River Vltava in central Bohemia, Prague has been the political, cultural, and economic center of the Czech state for over 1100 years. The city proper is about 1.2 million people, while its metropolitan area is about 2 million. So the city is a bit smaller than Barcelona and the metropolitan area has less than half as many people.

Prague is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is among the most visited cities on the continent. Since 1992, the historic center of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Nicknames for Prague have included "city of a hundred spires" and "the golden city".

In my opinion Prague certainly lives up to its reputation. And the town council makes sure that the historical center is well maintained. I would certainly visit there again. You can’t beat the beer and the food prices are reasonable.

To start off, here are some pictures along the River Vltava at night. You can see several highlights of the city including the Karl's Bridge and Prague Castle, an a number of those 100 spires.

Prague Castle and Karl’s Bridge on the River Vltava

From the end of Karl’s Bridge on the River Vltava

More along the River Vltava

My friend Pavel

Pavel has stayed with me several times here In Barcelona and we have visited a number of local tourist destinations together. This time it was his turn to show Ruben and I his city.


[User Picture]From: rockey1
Wednesday, 19 Sep 07 | 01:46 (UTC)

How beautiful

These pictures bring back so many great memories. I recall sitting along the river and just looking up at exactly these views. I thought that it was an amazing city. I would actually love to go back for another visit one of these days.
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[User Picture]From: cuboz
Thursday, 20 Sep 07 | 01:56 (UTC)
I have had a number of friends go to Prague whilst on European holidays, and all of them have said how incredibly beautiful it is.

I have 2 friends there, sadly though, 1 of them died earlier this year, but I know I'll have a warm welcome should I ever get the chance to go!

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