LAND OF STORIES
ABOUT CZENCH REPUBLIC Czech Republic, also called Czechia, is a country located in central Europe. It comprises the historical provinces of Bohemia and Moravia along with the southern tip of Silesia. Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, Itâ€™s situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River. The country population is about 11 million people. The official currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech koruna with the international abbreviation CZK. The Czech Republic is part of the EU but it has not adopted the Euro. The approximate value of 100 CZK is 4 EUR/5 USD. The official language of the country is Czech, which is spoken by over 96% of its inhabitants. Among the other languages spoken by minorities in the Czech Republic are Romani, German, and Polish. Â
WEATHER & CLOTHES
The weather in Czech Republic can be highly changeable over a short period of time. The weather is nice in both the spring and fall months, this is usually the best time to visit it. Â While the average temperatures are the warmest in July and August with average highs of approximately 23 degrees Celsius. Winters can also be cold with temperatures getting as cold as -15 degrees Celsius on occasion. If you plan on traveling to the country in the summer months, be sure to take shorts and short sleeved shirts to account for the heat and humidity. If you travel in the winter, be sure to take plenty of sweaters, long sleeve shirts and heavy jackets to keep you warm against the chill. For both the spring and fall months, dress in layers to account for quickly changing conditions. No matter what time of the year you visit, be sure to pack comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking to see the sights.
PRAGUE CASTLE .
Towering above the city is Prague Castle, their buildings consists of a royal palace, a cathedral and three churches, a basilica, a monastery, defensive towers, royal stables, a tiny lane where craftsmen worked and awesome gardens. Prague Castle began as a wooden fortress with earthen bulwarks in the 9th century; in the 11th century, it included a royal palace and the 14th century began the construction of St. Vitus Cathedral. The cathedral in the castle complex is a marvelous example of Gothic architecture. Kings and emperors are buried here.
ST. BARBARA CHURCH The UNESCO-listed Church of St. Barbara is a monumental Gothic church consecrated to St. Barbara, patron saint of miners. Its unique design with a three-tent roof and intricate designs make it an unmistakable Kutná Hora landmark and the town's most significant monument. It is one of the most famous Gothic churches in central Europe. The construction took over 500 years, beginning in 1388 and ending in 1905. St Barbara church is the second most visited church in the Czech Republic. It has always been a symbol of the town and still is the most famous Kutna Hora building.
CHARLES BRIDGE .
Connecting Old Town and Lesser Town over the River Vltava is the 600 year-old Charles Bridge, Pragueâ€™s most iconic landmark. King Charles IV ordered to build the bridge in 1357, replacing the Judith Bridge which was destroyed by a flood in 1342. On each end of the Charles Bridge rests a tower that offers a great view and thirty Baroque statues adorn the bridge. A bustling, busy area, the bridge is almost never empty of people, although seeing it at dawn or in the evening is easier. Prague Castle, looming above, is lit at night, and provides a beautiful vista for all visitors.
LIFESTYLE & THINGS TO DO The local people are friendly and quite sociable. This is particularly true about young citizens of this city. Young people follow active lifestyle, so in the city are opened many various entertainments and nightlife spots, which are always full of visitors. Older citizens usually prefer quieter rest, although it can be also called quite active countryside travelling and sports remain the favorite pastime of local people. Czech Republic is a country with a colorful history, lovely architecture, the world's best pivo (that's beer to Czechs) and a mysterious atmosphere so enchanting that some travelers never leave. The variety of sights, shopping, dining & drinking options, cultural entertainment, and more that can be found in Czechia.