Thursday, May 14, 2009

Czech Republic - Prague

This card, received in the Slavic countries RR, shows one of the most beautiful cities I've ever been to. I've visited Prague for 3 or 4 times (I'm not sure now) and I hope to go there again soon. I'd like to show this wonderful city to my Ukrainian friend, who is going to come here for several days next week. Actually, it's much closer to Prague than to Warsaw from my city. I live only 216 kms away from the Czech capital (I know it exactly thanks to postcrossing - I've sent an official to Prague once) ;)

This city has a really unique atmosphere and it's even hard to describe it. I just love it's narrow streets, hills, old churches, houses, bridges... Sometimes, especially during the summer, there are way too many tourists, many of them coming from Japan, but it's not strange - Prague is definitely one of those cities you really should visit, if you decide to go to Europe. It's much more beautiful than many famous West European cities, at least in my opinion. I hope this card, showing the Prague Castle, will encourage you to visit this city, if you ever have such opportunity :)

Prague Castle (Czech: Pražský hrad) is a castle in Prague where the Czech kings, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic have had their offices. The Czech Crown Jewels are kept here. Prague Castle is one of the biggest castles in the world (according to Guinness Book of Records the biggest ancient castle) at about 570 meters in length and an average of about 130 meters wide.

The castle buildings represent virtually every architectural style of the last millennium. The Prague Castle includes gothic St Vitus Cathedral, Romanesque Basilica of St. George, a monastery and several palaces, gardens and defense towers. Most of the castle areas are open to tourists. Nowadays, the castle houses several museums, including the National Gallery collection of Bohemian baroque and mannerism art, exhibition dedicated to Czech history, Toy Museum and the picture gallery of Prague Castle.


anne said...

мені подобаються такі листівки, стилізовані під давнину.

prague lodging said...

What a nice a castle...This is really one of the biggest castles in the world....