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Prague

Day 1
Prague is the oldest city in Europe, it has been a political, cultural, and economic centre of cultural Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1100 year existence. The famous place in Prague is Prague Castle. The castle, which lords over the city, consists of multiple sections: St.Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, The Story of Prague Castle, St.George Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower, the Powder Tower and Rosenberg Palace. You can buy a ticket to any or all of these sights from the box office. The most famous structure is St. Vitus Cathedral--this is the large building you see when you look up at the castle from outside the city walls.
Petrin Park is the city's biggest and most beautiful park, with sweeping views of Prague. You'll find a garden, a maze and a lookout tower that looks like the Eiffel Tower. Paths meander throughout, and it's a relaxing contrast to the crowds of the historic center. Keep in mind that this park is on a big hill and walking to the top can be strenuous. There is a funicular that can take you down the hill if you don't feel like making the trek. After park, head down towards Kampa, a neighborhood by the river, and visit the John Lennon Wall. Towards the end of Communism in the 1980s, students started writing John Lennon lyrics on this wall as a way to air their grievances.

Day 2
Though we got an overview of the Old Town Square during we visit Prague Castle, today we can savor the square's attractions in detail.
Hanging out in the square--The people- watching is unbeatable as tourists,families,students, and touts pass through the square. Sit on one of the benches,eat a sandwich, and enjoy the Prague's summer time! Moreover, there are a number of talented musicians-ranging from jazz musicians to Scottish bagpipe players, and everything in between--that perform in the square. Astronomical Clock--Watch the most overhyped attractions in all of Prague! While the hourly chime that people line up for is anticlimactic, the detail and artistry of the clock make it one of the most beautiful in Europe.
Explore the Jewish Quarter--The historic Jewish Quarter is one of the most popular attractions in Prague. Hitler saved it from Nazi destruction because he wanted to make the area a museum to the lost Jewish race. Now, the museums, synagogues,and historic graveyard in the area honor the history of what was one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe. Letna Park across the river from the Jewish Quarter, features several walking trails, a cafe and expansive views of the city. we'll see a lot of art students painting the cityscape. Cross over to Chotkovy sady for beautiful gardens and real views of the Prague Castle. It's quiet, with secluded paths that make for an intimate romantic stroll.

Day 3
This is the last day, we stay at Prague.we will explore Vysehrad. While Prague Castle gets all the love, Vysehrad, located in the southern part of the city, was also one of the original castles of the kings of Prague. It was built around the 10th century and contains Prague's oldest surviving building, the Rotunda of St Martin. Few tourists ever come here, so you'll get the castle and its views of Prague to yourself. It also offers good upriver views of the city. From the castle, we can take a nice walk along the river back into the center of town. There're walking and bikes paths as well as places to stop, sit, and maybe read a book. It's mostly locals around here, despite it being about 20 minutes from the city center. Back in town, be sure to check out this medieval tower, one of the original 13 city gates. Construction began in 1475 and during the 17th century, the tower used to store gunpowder. It was heavily damaged in 1757 and most of the sculptures on it were replaced in 1876. Night comes, meander its winding streets.Find random restaurants, makes and churches . Sit and watch the people go by. Prague is a stunning city.

Posted by wangxuanyu 11:21 Archived in Czech Republic

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