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Prague is very beautiful capital city
Historical and cultural value of Prague
The city of Prague is home to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of over 2.3 million. Prague has been the political, cultural and economic center of the Czech state for more than 1,100 years.
It's now one of the most popular visited destinations in Europe.
The city played role in the Protestant Reformation theThirty Year's War, and in 20th-century history, both during the two World Wars and during the post-war Communist era. Also called ‘little mother Prague’ is very beautiful capital city. This city was under communism for over 40 year. Then Velvet Revolution of 17th November 1989 changes everything. From that moment, when freedom came out, the city started to enjoy a huge economic boom. Prague has a great scale of architecture buildings.
In 1992 the historical core of the city covering 866 hectares was listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Register. This historical and cultural value of Prague is as rich as her famous spires are many.
Throughout the centuries the city has had many titles such as the city of a hundred spires, the city of cobblestone, and Golden Prague. These attributes are deservedly bestowed upon this city built upon the Vltava river.
The Prague Spring music festival and multicoloured Easter markets may be enjoyed in Springtime, romantic boating trips along the Vltava and visits to open air theatres under a warm, blue sky in Summer, the Autumn come with the plesure of jazz or Italian opera festival, during snowy Winter Christmas markets and New Year's eve must not be missed, or romantic walks trough Kampa Park.
Twenty years since the fall of Communism and the famous Velvet Revolution Prague has changed almost unrecognisably. It has become a place which every year attracts more than 4 million tourists and is one of the most visited cities in Europe. Since 2004 the Czech Republic is a member of the European Union, and consequently there are no restrictions to travel within the Schengen Agreement zone.
The official method of payment is the Czech Koruna.The natural centre of the old town, tiny twisty streets open up onto a huge square here, lined with some of Prague’s most impressive sites, including the majestic Týn Cathedral and St Nicholas Church. The square’s centrepiece however is the Old Town Hall, adorned with Prague’s Astronomical Clock.