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Top 10 Things to do in Prague!

1. Prague Castle: Roughly the size of seven football fields, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world. Built and renovated during 13 centuries, the complex includes churches, gardens, alleyways and royal residences that would take days to appreciate.

2. Museum of Communism: The Museum presents a vivid account of Communism focusing on Czechoslovakia in general and on Prague in particular. A variety of fields are represented including: daily life, politics, history, sport, economics, education, “the arts”, media propaganda, the Peoples’ Militias, the secret police, censorship, judiciary and coercive institutions (including the Stalinist show-trials), and political labor camps.

3. Zizkov: When night falls, venture to Zizkov, a former industrial suburb and the epicenter of Prague’s rough-and-tumble nightlife. More than 300 bars dot the neighborhood’s 2 square miles.

4. Petrin Hill: One of Prague’s greenest spaces,the area’s eclectic sights include landscaped gardens, a miniature version of the Eiffel Tower, a mirror maze and, quirkiest of all, the Church of St. Michael — a 17th century wooden building relocated from a village in the Ukraine for national enlightenment.

5. David Cerny’s Public Sculptures: The country’s most famous sculptor has a knack for simultaneously amusing and offending the public. Many of his weird and controversial sculptures remain on display throughout the city, including Babies (10 enormous creepy infants that crawl up the Zizkov Television Tower)

6. Old Town Square: Step into the Old Town Square in Prague and journey back in time. With its ancient buildings and magnificent churches, this is one of the most beautiful historical sights in Europe.

7. St. Vitus Cathedral: Fodor’s says, “With its graceful, soaring towers, this Gothic cathedral — among the most beautiful in Europe — is the spiritual heart of Prague Castle and of the Czech Republic itself.”

8. Jewish Quarter: Josefov, Prague’s historic Jewish Quarter, is home to several significant sites, including a number of important synagogues. The Old Jewish Cemetery is a sight to behold. There are 12,000 visible graves and countless more underneath. With space at a premium, it became necessary for graves to be placed on top of each other, as many as 12 layers deep.

9. Charles Bridge: The Charles Bridge connects Old Town and Lesser Town. Visitors come here to soak in the atmosphere, buy souvenirs and to take in the 30 statues that line the bridge.

10. Dox Center for Contemporary Art: Modern art buffs won’t want to miss the new DOX Center for Contemporary Art. Located just north of downtown Prague, the museum has a range of exhibit spaces from the large and ambitious to the small and intimate.

 

 

Sourced from TIME and US News