|Golden 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. Discover Prague and its surroundings when attending PlanSIG 2007!|
St. Vitus' Cathedral (Katedrála Sv. Víta)
cathedral, the spiritual symbol of the Czech state, founded in the
year 1344 by Jan Lucembursky (John of Luxembourg) and his sons Karel
(Charles) and Jan Jindrich (John Henry) in the place of the original
romanesque rotunda. Decorated by precious works of art it encloses
St. Wenceslas' Chapel and the Crypt with tombs of Bohemian kings.
The coronation jewels are deposited here, too.
Charles Bridge (Karlův most)
Prague bridge built in the place of the Judita's Bridge that had been
badly damaged by a flood in 1342. The Stone or Prague Bridge since
1870 called Charles Bridge, was founded by Charles IV in the year
1357. Both ends of the bridge are fortified by towers (the Lesser
Town Bridge Towers, the Old Town Bridge Tower). From 1683 to 1928
thirty sculptures and sculptural groups of the saints were gradually
set on the bridge piers.
National Theater (Národní divadlo)
building erected in 1868 - 1881 as a result of a vast national collection
(architect J. Zitek). A fire destroyed much of the building in its
first year of existence; it was reconstructed by architect Josef Schulz
in 1883. The outside and inside decoration was completed by the artists
of the National Theater generation - M. Ales, F. Zenisek, V. Hynais,
J. V. Myslbek, etc. The National Theater is the outstanding Czech
stage and its repertoire consists of drama, opera and ballet performances.
... and Czech Beer (Pivo)
Before 1842 beers were dark and cloudy, until visionary brew-master created the world's first golden beer. This revolutional breakthrough took place in the city of Pilsen, in today's Czech Republic; the town and the beer have given its name to the new style of beer - Pilsner. Find out why the total consumption of beer in the Czech Republic - 160 liters per capita per year - is the highest in the world.
and much more ...