Prague

Prague pictures. This photo gallery introduces Prague: the charming capital city of the Czech Republic, with almost all its fairy tale old town surviving the centuries intact. The most characteristic places in Prague are the Prague Castle with its motionless castle guards and St. Vitus Cathedral; the Old Town Square with the Orloj belltower and the unique Our Lady Before Tyn church; Charles Bridge, a footbridge with dozens of musicians and salesmen; and Wencleslas Square, Prague's main square with changing displays of contemporary artworks. Of course besides these many things lie in the old town and the castle district, waiting to be discovered by you.

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Prague as seen from the lookout tower on Petrin Hill.

Prague and Charles Bridge

The Castle District (Hradcany) from above.

The view from the tower of St Vitus Cathedral

Czech beers are well-known for their quality

Cycling isn't a very popular activity in Prague, probably due to the abudancen of narrow and cobbled streets

The Bridge Band playing jazz on Charles Bridge - the band was formed shortly after the country became independent from the Soviet Union in 1989

Knitted car (Kempe Museum; museum for modern art)

Night view of the Castle District of Prague.

Walking the grounds of the Prague castle (the Hrad).

Charles Bridge (Karluv Most), the way too touristy pedestrian bridge of Prague (you should also visit it at night).

People on Charles Bridge.

Inner city church in Prague.

Malostranská underground station - many Prague metro stations are decorated this way

Peculiar contemporary art on Wenceslas Square (Václavské námestí), the main square of Prague.

Darling, I'll call you later

Angels - the so-called eclectic architectural style popular in Eastern European cities often adorns the facades

View from the Gunpowder Tower at the end of Charles Bridge.

Varied graffiti (from 'Reach for the stars' to 'Russians go home' to Super Mario)

'I know who appreciates the self-employed in Pragues district 1' - a 2010 Czech election billboard

Autumn

Autumn in Queen Annes Summer Palace on a hill adjacent to Castle Hill - the views are great and is a very tranquil place, with hardly any tourists

I Heart

View from Letná Park (East of Castle Hill), a place popular with locals

An afternoon on Slovansky Island

An old joke resurrected as a mural

The former site of a Stalin monument, a concrete plaza in Letná Park is a popular spot with skateboarders

Krtek the mole was a popular childrens character in Eastern Europe in the 80s

Dark Krusovice beer

Prague cafe

Club Le Mirage

Old street musician on Charles Bridge.

Washboard used as a musical instrument (the musician has thimbles on the ends of his fingers)

Ke Hradu, castle district.

The houses lining the Vltava river.

Riverside Smetanovo St (Smetanovo nab.)

Charles Bridge at night.

People watching a busker on Charles Bridge

Prague's less-known side (an 'ordinary' residential district as seen from Vysehrad castle)

The Old Town Square (Staromìstské námìstí) is the center of Prague's downtown

Night view of the Old Town Square.

Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, one of the most characteristic things in Prague.

The Old Town Square with the Orloj bell tower to the left.

Staromìstské námìstí.

Houses lining the Old Town Square.

Wretched weather

Children's drawings in the Oliva Gallery - what is this place?

Overview

Waterfront café on the Vltava river.

Prague

Reach for the stars

The Vltava river

Tiny Slovansky Ostrov, or Slavic Island is a tranquil spot on the river Vltava

Shapes

Discarded

Discarded shoes? (They look a bit like a statue.)

Ironic graffiti, possibly directed at the mass of pointless 'tags' (signatures) that tend to encroach building facades in many Eastern European cities

The giant faceless baby statues outside the Kampa Museum, a museum of modern art

Tough

Motorbike, toy shop

Old tram.

Tram Café on Wenceslas Square (the main square of Prague).

A narrow tram stop with election billboards covering every possible surface in the background

Riverside street named after 20th century sociologist and philosopher Tomáš Masaryk

Letná Park

St Vitus Cathedral

One of St Vitus cathedral's rose windows.

Vivaldi on guitar - a slightly unusual combination

Washboard

Pub

World clock in a square where time stopped 30 years ago

Knitted car


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