Welcome to Prague | the Most Well Preserved Gem of European History

Prague belongs to Europe’s most beautiful cities. Since it was never bombed during the Second World War, the city’s buildings have been preserved for centuries. Straight through the city flows the Vltava river, which unites the Old Town with the so-called Lilla side via several bridges. The oldest and most beautiful, Charles Bridge, is Prague’s hallmark. Where Prague now lies, Moldova formed a battleground where early fortresses and small communities were built.

After twenty centuries of struggle for independence and forming a unique national identity, Czechs succeed, and not only that. They managed to create some decades ago the best nightlife atmosphere of central Europe along with countless cultural landmarks that simply make anyone sigh whenever someone says the cities name.

Some eight million foreign tourists annually visit this amazing city and more then half of them came exclusively for the purpose of partying. That is why Prague’s bachelor parties are some of the best that you can find in all the world. Moreover, after reviewing the stories of such visitors we can all conclude that next to the vibrating nightlife the definite addition to Prague experience are magnificent structures that will simply take your breath away. In today’s article, we will present to you the most famous places that you need to visit once you arrive for some of that famous Prague party.

Charles Bridge – Arguably the Most Beautiful One in the World

Even those who arrive for provocative and famous Prague bachelor parties go straight ahead to witness the beauty of this cultural bastion. The Charles Bridge (Karlův Most) is 520 m long and began to be built in 1357, on the initiative of Emperor Charles IV, whose bridge was named. 15 years earlier, the first stone bridge, the Judit Bridge from the 12th century, was washed away by a tidal wave. Remains of Judit are preserved in the Charles Bridge.

Even earlier bridges were built of wood, but they did not resist the high water pressure. The Charles Bridge was built in Gothic style and along the railings are 30 baroque saint sculptures, which were not added until the 18th and 19th centuries.

In the Middle Ages, the bridge was used for business, to throw down criminals in the river, towering games, etc. In the summer it is possible to walk up and admire the view from both towers. The bridge has been damaged many times, not least by the Swedes in 1648, and in 1890 it almost collapsed completely by a flood. In 1962, the bridge was closed for traffic when it became a national memorial and is now only a footbridge full of tourists, artists and souvenir vendors.

The Magnificent Old Town Square

The Old Town Square is one of Europe’s largest and most beautiful squares. It was used as a marketplace during the Middle Ages, and in 1621 was the scene of one of the bloodiest events in the Czech Republic’s history when Emperor Ferdinand’s Catholic forces executed 27 Protestant opponents.

The largest tourist magnet in the square the astronomical clock on the Old Town Hall. Every hour, Death beats in a clock, two doors open and Jesus and the twelve apostles come out. It was installed in 1410 and is the world’s oldest still functioning astronomical clock.

When the King of Luxembourg granted Prague’s residents a city council in 1338, it was decided to build a town hall financed by a tax on wine. The foundation of the town hall became a Gothic corner house that belonged to a rich merchant. In 1360 a second house was added to the town hall and in 1364 the 69.5 m high tower was built.

Astronomical Clock and the Magnificent Old Town Town Hall

In 1458, they bought a private residential building (where the author Franz Kafka lived as a child), Dům U Minuty with his beautiful Renaissance graffiti, and incorporated it into the town hall’s southern side. In 1784, Prague’s four cities (Staré Mesto, Nové Mesto, Malá Strana, and Hradcany) agreed, and the town hall became the administrative center for the whole of Prague.

During the 19th century, it was expanded several times, and after that, it has been rebuilt, destroyed and built, and now it consists of a number of colorful houses in different building styles that contain representation rooms and an art gallery. The main room is the Council Hall from the 15th century. From the tower, you can enjoy the most splendid panoramic view of the city.

Nightlife Opportunities for Unforgettable Moments

It’s simply impossible to include all the cultural landmarks of this amazing city in such a short article so we will briefly present to you nightlife options that this city proudly present. Just as you arrive you will figure out that partying out in Prague is no problem. There are many different nightclubs to choose from and the residents themselves do everything they can to create a lovely atmosphere.

They know how to fast properly. In contrast, tourists spend most of the nightlife in Prague, much like in many other places where tourists come the most. A good rule to keep in mind is that the more tourists are in the area, the more expensive the prices will be. To avoid all these tourist traps you can instead go to Zizkov.

The area is full of Czech pubs and without a lot of tourists. Here you can drink Czech beer and eat good Czech food at a cheap price. However, the menus are somewhat limited, but the food is good and well cooked which weighs up everything.

In Conclusion:

If you have never been to Prague before then book your weekend right away. Cities architectural splendor will simply stun you at every site and its nightlife circles will make you forget how old you actually are.

The Czech capital is old in the image but incredibly young in spirit and anyone who dares to step foot on its soil finds himself wishing to come back as soon as possible. Enjoy everything that this city has to offer and let it live with your mind and heart forever.