Modern Czech Republic is rich not only in history, with a large number of cathedrals, monuments, museums, theaters and buildings of medieval times, but also in beautiful modern cities, picturesque villages, developed infrastructure, economy, transport interchange, friendly population, unique culture and traditions, diverse and incredibly delicious Czech cuisine. So, if you have never been to the amazing Czech Republic, but really want to get there, we offer you the top ten most famous and interesting places in this country.
Of course, any tour of the country does not take place without visiting its capital. All tours to the Czech Republic necessarily include a visit to Prague. The history of fairytale Prague dates back to the 13th century, from a small medieval settlement called “Star? M? Sto ”, which, in the end, received the status of a city. Today, this city is not only with ancient architecture, but also fashionable hotels, cozy cafes, luxurious restaurants, well-groomed sidewalks, huge squares, friendly citizens and many, many others. Charles Bridge connecting the Old Town and the new part of Prague is like a thin thread between the past and present of this city.
2. Deep over the Vltava
This magnificent snow-white castle was built in the 8th century and is considered one of the most beautiful in the Czech Republic. Once, it was originally built in the Gothic style, but over time, due to numerous restorations, elements of the Baroque and Renaissance were introduced into its architecture. The castle is located on a high mountain, the height of which is more than 80 m.
3. Chervena Lhota
This unusual medieval castle of scarlet color is located in the south of the Czech Republic. It was built in the 16th century, on the site of the Gothic citadel. The castle is located on a rocky island. A stone viaduct bridge adjoins it. Around this unique structure, there are many legends that tell about the true origin of the name and unusual color of the castle.
5. Caves of the Moravian Karst
In the Czech Republic is one of the largest karst massifs in Europe. Their length reaches 25 km. Punkva River flows through the caves. Tourists are happy to go on an excursion to this place also because there are as many as 18 species of bats, as well as invertebrate animals that have not yet been studied in detail.
6. Karlovy Vary
The famous Czech spa town called Karlovy Vary was founded in 1350 by the Czech ruler Charles IV. It is located in the west of the country, in lands called Bohemia, where 3 rivers converge - Rolava, Ohře and Tepla. Karlovy Vary is famous for its hot mineral springs with healing properties.
7. Bohemian Paradise (Czech Paradise)
This fabulous place can truly be called the “Czech Paradise”. A magnificent reserve located in the north-east of the country cannot but please the eye with its delightful flora and fauna. The Jizera River flows through the reserve. The landscape of this area is characterized by a huge number of sandstone cliffs. In 2005, the reserve was included in the number of European geological parks.
8. Vysehrad Castle
This beautiful castle located in Prague was built in the 10th century. The peculiarity of this castle is that it contains the so-called "invisible church." This church, the Beheadings of the Head of John the Baptist, cannot be seen at a glance. This architectural feature was created specifically in order to protect it from the attack of enemy invaders.
The Czech Republic is rich in a huge variety of castles. Konopiste is one of them. It is located in the southeast of the Czech capital. The castle was built in 1280. Bishop Tobias. Initially, it was originally Gothic, but over time, during the reconstruction, other architectural features were added. The castle houses a large collection of works of art from different eras.
10. The singing fountains Krzhizhikova
Prague is beautiful at any time of the day. Day and night, the magnificent singing fountains of Krzyzhikov are in full swing here. This splendor, in 1891, was built by the Czech inventor Frantisek Krzyzek. In the evening, the fountain is illuminated by spotlights with colored glasses. Thanks to computer control, an ensemble of several fountains presents a real show to all passers-by.