It’s quite a statement to stay that Prague is the entertainment portal of Europe, but not when the city boasts historical and modern attractions rivaling other European greats such as Rome, Dublin, London or Paris! From museums to galleries, theatres to cathedrals, the Czech capital is able to offer a wealth of amazing activities for domestic and international tourists alike, and that’s before you even experience the events and year-round festivals that make the city one of the best in Europe. If you’re thinking of taking a trip to Prague in the near future, here are a few reasons why the city has gained such a remarkable reputation.
Olbram Zoubek Exhibition in Prague Castle
Prague Castle is one of the most iconic and historic architectural greats of Europe, but the grandeur isn’t just on the outside. The Castle will be home to the Olbram Zoubek exhibition until March 2nd 2014, and the extensive collection of the famous sculptures’ works are sight not to be missed.
With over 300 statues dating back from the 1950s to the present day, many of these works are being presented for the first time. Admirers of Zoubeck’s work will know he favours bronze, lead and cement over any other material, and the statues at this exhibition are entrenched with his love for modern elements as well as the traditional.
Stvanice Island and Fruit Market Ice Skating
In the run up to Christmas, who wouldn’t love to go ice-skating in the beautiful city of Prague; better yet, who wouldn’t like free ice-skating! Enjoy some time of the ice during your trip to the Czech capital, as the City Council have pumped in over one million crowns to the Fruit Market and Stvanice ice skating rinks to supplement free sessions for everyone! You will have to pay to rent skates, but if you’ve happened to bring your own, or you can borrow a pair from a friend, then your money will stay firmly in your pocket. Available until January 31st 2014, make the most of ice-skating in Prague.
Visit The Old Town Hall
The Old Town Hall, along with Prague Castle and Charles Bridge, is one of the city’s most historic attractions in the city. With a history dating all the way back to 1338, the Old Town Hall has been ground zero for many of Prague’s most significant events and decisions, not least the place where George of Podebrady – the King of Bohemia – was selected. 27 revolting prisoners who were involved in the Battle of White Mountain were also executed outside the Old Town Hall in 1621! This magnificent structure is also home to the world famous Astronomical Clock.
The Petrin View Tower
Construction of Prague’s tallest structure was completed in 1891, and if you’re looking for an unmatched view of the city, make your way to the elevator at the bottom. If you’re feeling fit, there are also two spiral staircases on either side of the Petrin View Tower, with the upper deck over 55 meters above. Get your flights to Prague here, and save your self a small fortune!