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PRAGUE. The magical city of bridges , cathedrals , gold - tipped towers and church domes , whose image has been mirrored in the surface of the Vltava river for more than ten centuries . Prague is also a modern European metropolis full of energy , music, and art. CONTENTS:.

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Prague

Themagical city ofbridges, cathedrals, gold-tippedtowersandchurchdomes, whose image has beenmirrored in thesurfaceofthe Vltava riverfor more than ten centuries. Pragueisalso a modernEuropeanmetropolisfullofenergy, music, andart.


Contents
CONTENTS:

  • Introduction

  • History

  • Main sights

  • Culture

  • Colleges and universities

  • Sport

  • Miscellaneous

  • Prague as a venue


Introduction

  • Pragueisthecapitalandlargest city oftheCzechRepublic

  • NicknamesforPrague: „MotherofCities“ „City of a Hundredspires“ „Golden City“

  • ThenamePraguecomesfromanold Slavic root (praga), whichmeans „ford“

  • Situated on the Vltava River in central Bohemia

  • Prague has beenthepolitical, culturalandeconomic centre oftheCzechstatefor more than 1100 years

INTRODUCTION:


Prague

Area: 496 km

Population: 1 242 000


History

The city grew from a castle known as Vyšehrad to the multicultural capital

According to legends, Prague was founded by Libuše and her husband Přemysl, but that‘s not true

Prague‘s first nucleus was Prague castle

The city became the seat of the dukes, and later kings, of Bohemia

HISTORY


Libu e and p emysl
Libuše multicultural capitalandpřemysl


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King Vladislav II had a first bridge on the Vltava built in 1170 – the Judith Bridge (destroyed by flood in 1342)

The era of Charles IV (Luxemburg dynasty): He ordered the building of the New Town, monument Saint Vitus Cathedral and the Charles University

In the following two centuries, Prague strengthened its role as a merchant city

Many notewortthy Gothic buildings were erected including the Vladislav Hall of the Prague Castle


Charles iv
Charles Iv. 1170 – the Judith Bridge (destroyed by flood in 1342)


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In 1526 the fervent Catholicism of its members was to bring them into conflict in Bohemia, where the Protestant ideas were at the time having increating succes

In 1576 was Rudolf II elected King of Bohemia, he chose Prague as his home, he was an art lover and the city became the capital of European culture


Rudolf ii
RUDOLF them into conflict in Bohemia, where the Protestant ideas were at the time having increating succesii.


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World War I ended with the defeat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the creation of Czechoslovakia

Prague was chosen as its capital and Prague Castle as the seat of president (T. G. Masaryk)

At this time Prague was a true European capital with hightly developed industry


T g masaryk
T. G. MASARYK Empire and the creation of Czechoslovakia


Main sights

Prague has become one of Europe‘s most popular tourist destination (after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin)

MAIN SIGHTS


The astronomical clock
The destination (after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin)astronomicalclock


Charles bridge
Charles destination (after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin)bridge


Prague castle
Prague destination (after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin)castle


Vy ehrad castle
Vyšehrad destination (after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin)castle


National museum
National destination (after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin) museum


The national theatre
The destination (after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin)nationaltheatre


Old town hall
Old destination (after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin)townhall


Bethlehem chapel
Bethlehem destination (after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin)chapel


Lesser
lesser destination (after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin)


Strahov monastery
Strahov destination (after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin)monastery


Petrin tower
Petrin destination (after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin)tower


Prague zoo
Prague destination (after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin) zoo


Culture

There are hundreds of concert halls, galleries, cinemas and music clubs in the city

Many films have been made at the Barrandov Studios (for example Mission Impossible or Blade II)

Prague has become a popular weekend city destination allowing tourists to visit its many museums and cultural sites as well as try its famous Czech beer and hearty cuisine

CULTURE


Colleges and universities

Several universities and colleges are located in the city: music clubs in the city

Charles University (1348)

Czech Technical University (1707)

Academy of Arts (1800)

Institute of Chemical Technology (1920)

University of Economics

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES


Sport

Prague is the site of many sports events, national stadiums and teams

Prague International Marathon

Slavia Prague

Sparta Prague

O2 arena

Strahov Stadium

Mystic SK8 Cup

SPORT


Miscellaneous

Prague is also the site of some of the most important offices and institutions of the Czech Republic:

President of the Czech Republic

The Government and both houses of Parliament

Czech Television

Radio Online

Prague Institute for Global Urban Development

MISCELLANEOUS


Prague as a venue

Recent major events held in Prague: offices and institutions of the Czech Republic:

NATO

International Monetary Fund and World Bank

International Olympic Committee

International Astronomical Union

EU

PRAGUE AS A VENUE