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Czech Republic Tourist Attractions

Central Europe has some hidden treasures like the Czech Republic. This country is very popular due to its central location and rich heritage. The Czech landscape is very colorful, there are lot of mountains there. The Morava River flows through Prague, which is the largest and capital city of the Czech Republic. The country has a continental climate with hot summers, and relatively cold, snowy winters. You can easily get there by plane, because there are 46 airports in the Czech Republic. The main airport is the Ruzyně Airport in Prague, which is one of the busiest airports in Central and Eastern Europe. The Czech railway network is very advanced as well. The country is the member of the European Union since 2004 and uses euro as a currency.

Traveling around the Czech Republic

There are many places of tourist activity and cities worth visiting in the Czech Republic. Naturally the most popular city is the capital city is Prague. The city is located to the north-west of the country on the Vltava River. The historic centre of Prague with the old town square is the primary tourist attraction in the city, and this centre has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Prague is home to different architectural styles, such as Baroque, Renaissance, Cubist, Gothic, Neo-Classical and ultra-modern. The main attractions are the Prague Castle with the St.Vitus Cathedral, the old town with its town square, where you’ll find the Astronomical Clock as well. Worth visiting is the Charles Bridge, the New Town, the Jewish quarter, the National Museum and don’t leave the city without visiting the Prague Zoo and the Old New Synagogue.

Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic. It has hundreds of historical sights, most of them situated in the historical centre, such as the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul, Dietrichstein Palace, the Church of Saint James, or the Old Town Hall. The Villa Tugendhat represents the modern architecture in Europe. Brno has the oldest theatre building in Central Europe, it’s the Reduta Theatre.

Karlovy Vary is situated in the western part of the Czech Republic. This is a real spa city, famous for its hot springs. The city is also known for the International Film Festival, and the glass manufacturer, Moser Glass. Kutná Hora is a city in the Central Bohemian Region. One of the most important buildings is the five-naved St. Barbara’s Church. The Gothic Stone House contains rich archives of the country. The Gothic Saint James Church is a prominent building too. Sedlec is a neighboring town, famous for its Ossuary, which is a burial place of hundreds of people. Sedlec and Kutná Hora are a UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Czech cuisine is marked by a lot of meat dishes, mostly pork, beef and chicken. Dumplings and the marinated beef sirloin are the most popular Czech meals. The country is famous for its great beers and drinks. The Czech Republic is worth a visit not only for its great cuisine, but its rich cultural heritage.

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