Prague tourism is one of the most lively in all of Europe. Picking Prague as your destination site is a wise decision since there are a lot of things in the city that are must-see.
In the entire Czech Republic, Prague has six of the most frequented tourist destinations. Among these are castles and chateaux. Most popular among tourists is the Prague Castle(Prazsky Hrad). Another is the Prague castle district which is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Just across the street from the Prague Zoo is the Troja Palace or Troja Chateau that showcases 17th century baroque architecture. The palace was designed by architect Jean-Baptiste Mathey, including a beautiful outdoor garden with sculptures and fountains. Visitors are free to roam inside it and check out the 19th century Czech art collections. The Grand Hall has big murals of scenes from the old Hapsburg Empire.
The Prague castle has closely rivaled by the Prague Zoo which in itself wants to be one of the best zoos across the globe. It is home to a rare Red Panda that has a semblance of that of an orange raccoon. The zoo in Lešná near Zlína has an increasing number of visitors every year. The zoo with the botanical garden in Plzeň is experiencing the same thing, sometimes at the expense of the more popular Prague Castle.
Marvelous museums and monument
Two museums that people frequently visit are the National Museum and the Jewish Museum. The Prazdroj brewery in Plzeň is considered the most visited industrial monument among Prague monuments, and was recently hailed as the first Czech certified place of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
Other off the beaten spots in Prague
Prague tourism is one of the best in Europe. In the wooded park off western Prague is the Hvezda (Star) Hunting Lodge. Located in Bila Hora (White Mountain), this lodge was built during the Renaissance period. Archduke Ferdinand of Tyrol designed this star-shaped structure. Visitors are free to appreciate its stucco interior as well as the art, furniture, and documents which are all historical.
Famed architect Adolf Loost along with Karel Lhota designed Prague’s Villa Muller. This 1920 residence of the Muller family is situated at the northwest of Prague. The furniture inside the Muller Villa are custom-built also by Loost. If you plan to visit the house, be reminded that tours inside it are by appointment.
Noticeable in all of Prague is the Zizkov TV Tower constructed in the late 1980’s. The tower is located in Prague’s Zizkov neighborhood and is flocked by modern art aficionados for artist David Cerny’s crawling baby sculptures placed on the tower’s pillars.
With all of these on your list, you better start your tour of these Prague attractions so you don’t miss out on any of them!