Also named as a Fred and Ginger building, it was built by the architects Vlado Milunič in cooperation with Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry in 1996 on the bank of the river Vltava, and the design sure was very controversial at the time for the location of the building, not so far from the historical center. President Václav Havel himself supported this project, in fact his apartment was neighbouring this building. There is a nice restaurant and bar on the roof toop, both are offering an amazing view of the Prague Castle and the river.
Charles IV. is called the father of our nation. He was a Holly Roman Emperor of the 14th Century. The founder of the Charles University, Charles Bridge and the New Town in Prague was a great diplomat and ruler. During his lifetime the Holly Roman Empire reached an anormous size, but he still chose the Czech lands and Prague as his residence.
Franz Kafka is definitely the most famous Czech novelist abroad, who´s books such as Metamorphosis and the Process gained a world´s renown, although his work might be underestimated in the Czech Republic. On the picture is statue created by the Czech sculptor Jaroslav Róna. You can find the monument in front of the Spanish Synagogue.
The square lies in the areas of the former moat between the Old and New Town. Here was declared an independence of Czechoslovakia – the so-called First Republic, and hence its present name. The dominant of this square is a Municipal House, built in the early twentieth century in Art Nouveau style by the architect A. Balšánek and O. Polivka. Interior was decorated by leading Czech designers such as Alphonse Mucha. Its interior comprises several rooms, the largest of which is the Smetana Hall named after famous Czech composer.
The Astronomical Clock is part of the Old Town Hall is one of the most famous in the world. It was created in the early 15th century.People waiting every hour under the Clock want to see the twelve apostles, who turns in two windows. Part of the clock is also a Calendarium and you might try to find your name on it!
Is definitely one of the best Czech landmarks and second most visiting monument in Prague after the Prague Castle. During the day, the bridge is full or artists, musicians and stands where you can purchase traditional souvenirs. Don´t forget to stop at the statue of St. John of Nepomuk and make a wish!
Old Town Square Old Town Square itself is undoubtedly the most beautiful public place in town, dominated by the towers of the Gothic church of Our Lady before Tyn, the baroque church of St. Nicholas, the monument of the preacher Jan Hus and the Old Town Hall with the famous Astronomical Clock.
Prague Castle Town (Hradčany) Hradčany (the Castle Town) is one of four main parts of the historical center of Prague founded in the 14th century. A considerable part of the borough occupies Prague Castle. Prague Castle ( Pražský Hrad) The Prague Castle is a symbol of the Czech Republic, a UNESCO World Heritage site written also in The Guinness Book of Records as the biggest closed castle complex in the entire world.
Josefov is the name of one district in the Old Town in the center of Prague. Up until 1850 was this area called the Jewish Quarter. The Jewish museum offers visit of six synagogues, ceremony hall, Jewish Town hall and the old Jewish Cemetery which functioned from 1439 to 1786. In the cemetery are buried many prominent personalities of the Jewish community.