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In Prague, it is the journey, not the destination which is important…

I landed up watching a Bollywood movie “Prague” which has nothing to mention about as it was dark and depressing but beauty of Prague captivated me. I ended up watching the entire movie. The city moved me…I wanted to know more, explore more, share more…and here I am. I loved the city even in darkness. What to say of brighness?

So Why Prague? Prague, the Czech Republic’s capital and largest city, is known for its rich history and medieval architecture. The city is set on Vltava river, the beauty of which is said to have inspired artists and musicians like Mozart, who completed and first performed the Opera Don Giovanni here. Prague’s historic centre, which includes the Old town square and Prague Castle, are Unesco World Heritage sites. Prague enjoys easy air and train connections through out Europe, making it favourite destination of tourists and MICE travellers.

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What should you visit when touring the capital? That is surely the most difficult question that visitors can ask themselves. Which of the hundreds of monuments in Prague should not be missed? You could wander here for a week, a month or even your whole life and you would still keep finding some enchanting new corners and views of the city with its inimitable genius loci. But everybody goes to see the monumental complex of Prague Castle, which is the largest castle in the world and has been the seat of Czech rulers since time immemorial. You must also make sure to take a romantic walk over Charles Bridge with its unique gallery of Baroque statues, both ends of which are guarded by beautiful Gothic towers. You will find the beating heart of the historical city on the Old Town Square with its 600 year old technical miracle in the form of the astronomical clock, standing in the shadow of the twin towers of the Týn Church. But there is no need to carefully plan other individual stop-off points in Prague. This is to say that here more than anywhere else it does hold true that it is the journey, not the destination which is important. All you have to do is walk.

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But Prague is not merely a historical gem. It is also a vibrant and pulsating European city, whose endlessly long list of superb theatres, museums, galleries and clubs help to make up the unique character of this city of a hundred spires. In combination with the world famous Czech beer and gastronomic delicacies, it is no wonder that it is one of the most visited cities in the world.

When you walk through the capital city of the Czech Republic, don’t rush. Stop for a while and take a careful look around you. You would be hard put to find such symphony of beauty and elegance anywhere else in the world. Thanks to its magnificence, Prague has provided inspiration for the most eminent of personalities for centuries and has earned nicknames such as the “Golden City” or “Mother of Cities”. Nowadays, entranced tourists from all corners of the planet walk through its lanes, palaces and gardens, writing the next chapter in the story of the most beautiful historical city in the world.