‘Ahoj’ Kaptain Kenny readers and welcome to our final instalment for the Czech Republic.
(But don’t worry C.R, we’ll be back! We loved you.)
This time, we bid this amazing country adieu by showing you a collection of photos from Prague and its gorgeous, varied architecture.
“Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic centre of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1,100-year existence. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras, Prague was not only the capital of the Czech state, but also the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire and after World War I became the capital of Czechoslovakia. The city played major roles in the Bohemian and Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years’ War, and in 20th-century history, during both World Wars and the post-war Communist era.
Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.”
Did you know, Prague’s buildings reflect many different architectural styles and periods? These include:
- Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Renaissance & Historicism, Art Nouveau, Cubist, Modernist and post ’89 Revolution.
(For an architectural ‘quick guide’, click here.)
Most of these photos were taken during the free walking tour through Prague and up to its castle district. You’ll find some duplicate photos here from other Prague posts so if you’re interested in other topics, you can click the following links too:
As always, we hope you enjoy our collection of photos. Feel free to leave us a comment at any time, we always love receiving messages & reply each time 🙂
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