Cheap Prague hotels available at HotelTravelExpress for the New Year
Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) November 18, 2011
Prague or Praha in Czech is the capital city of the Czech Republic. The city is located in the west central part of the country in the region of Bohemia. During its over one thousand years history, the city grew to be the largest Czech city.
Prague means so many positive things to Czech and to Europe as it is the chief cultural, commercial and industrial center of the Czech Republic just as it is a city that is renowned for its spirituality, which is manifested in the many churches and towers that define the skyline. Because of the vista of churches and towers, Prague is fondly called the City of a hundred Spires by admirers.
Lying right at the heart of Europe, Prague was a pride of the soviets when it was the capital of Czechoslovakia and has been a treasure of the Czechs since the fall of the Berlin wall. The city is definitely one of Europe’s finest cities. The city is endowed with a rich architectural heritage that reflects both the currents of Bohemian history and its urban life that spans more than 1,000 years and delights tourists who often lodge at the excellent cheap hotels in Prague.
The city of Prague was expanded in 1784 when it became a conglomeration of four towns. Since the fall of Communism in 1989, Prague has gained a bigger stature as a major tourist attraction in Europe. The many physical attractions and landmarks of Prague include the Charles Bridge which stands astride the Vltava River and was constructed around the same time when Charles University was founded after Emperor Charles IV ascended the Bohemian throne in 1436. The great castle of Hradčany (Prague Castle), the old quarters of the city and the contrasting the broad sweep of Wenceslas Square and modern parks are spectacles that arrest the fancy of tourists. Similarly, there are the great 18th-century elegant Baroque palaces characterized by splendor. From the vantage view on surrounding hills, the many church towers also make a distinct, delightful sight.
The architectural treasure of Prague was enhanced by post 1945 planning, which preserved the ancient quarter of the city as a major monument. In 1992, the historic city center was included in the UNESCO's World Heritage List.
This January, Prague will be delighting tourists with the New Year celebration that begins with the New Year’s fireworks. The event will excite both adults and children as they are timed for 6 pm. The fireworks are to be set off at an elevated, open area on the Prague Castle side so that it can be viewed almost anywhere in the city. On this day, Prague will also celebrate the Czech Independence Day and the sightseeing spots, entertainment centers and the numerous comfortable cheap Prague hotels remain open for the pleasure of tourists.
This January also, Prague is delighting tourists with the cultural life which it is renowned for. The city where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived and first performed his Prague Symphony and Don Giovanni boasts of three magnificent opera houses and some stunning concert halls all of which have a variety of performances on offer.
Prague theater also offers visitors Black light theater and Laterna Magika mix mime artists and ballet with puppets, illusions and animated films some of which bring anti-authoritarian activities of Schweik alive.
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