Monday, March 12, 2012

Prague Old Town, Czech Republic

Prague Old Town is located in Vltava River, central Bohemia and it is the largest city of Czech Republic. It has also been called the golden city. This is the sixth most visited city in the entire Europe. The name of the old town was original called the Old Town Square. The old city has many historic buildings and sites. The Prague Old Town has its origin from the 13th century, but only got its name in the 14th century when the new town was formed. It has been the Old Town Square with the presence of the church and the town hall in the center. Some of the famous sites to spend time in the old town of Prague are Powder Gate, Municipal House Celenta Street, Estate Theater, Old Town Square, Carolinum, Church of Our Lady and the list could just go on and on. The Church of Our Lady was built in 1365 and is a Gothic church. The best piece of art in the church is the entrance portal which has beautiful Christ pictures and the huge Rococo Altar. The church had been used for many big concerts because of its sound pipe organ.  The Old Town Square has been the main focus since the 10th century. It is known for both its magnificent and catastrophic events. Today, it totally commercialized and offers a good holiday feel to tourists.

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