Prague, as well called "the heart of Europe", is a capital of Czech republic. With the number of 1,2 millon inhabitants it is the 15th biggest city in the European Union. Prague is a seat of the Czech Government, President, Parlament, the main court and many other important associations and companies. This city is one of the most beautiful european destinations.
Accommodation in Prague
Prague is a very popular turistic destination. We would like to offer you through our travel agency Athos Travel accommodation as hotels, guesthouses and apartments. The prizes depends on the season, festivals or other top dates. A varied choice of accommodation in our offer consists of hotels, ranging from three to five stars. The most attractive accommodation is located in the Old Town or the Lesser Town. On the Lesse Town (Malá Strana) we also offer a number of hotels and apartments with pedestrian access to the Prague Castle and the Petřín lookout tower. Another sought-after location for accommodation is Wenceslas Square and its surroundings. We also have a varied range of apartments. The choice is from small studios to more bedroom and very spacious apartments. The apartments are situated primarily in the Old and New Towns, but also in the city districts of Zizkov and Smichov. The accommodation offers a relatively extensive description of the location and services offered. There is also a photo gallery, a map and other useful information, such as walking distance from major city sights, etc. If you are interested in accommodation in one of the world's leading hotel chains, we can offer, for example, Ambassador, InterContinental, Mamaison, Four Seasons or Hilton. We also like to organize stays for larger groups of people or also long-term rental of apartments. The most unforgettable accommodations in Prague include Grandior Hotel Prague, Hotel Kings Court, Hotel Metamorphis, Hotel Rott.
First people came to this area many thousands years ago. Prague was a seat of many famous kings, princes and emperors. Prague Castle was founded in the 9th century by the Premyslids that were czech kings till the beginning of the 14th century. In this century, Prague was one of the most important European cities. Czech king and Roman emperor Charles IV was our most famous king that established New Town, Charles Bridge, University or Cathedral. Another important emperor who lived here and transformed Prague to cultural centre of Europe was Rudolf II. In the 19th century many factories and railways were built. In 1918 was founded Czechoslovakia with our first president T. G. Masaryk. After world war II, our country went under the comunism regime that was in power till 1989. In November 1989 the comunists finished by the Velvet revolution. In 1993 Chechoslovakia splited to the Czech republic and Slovak republic. In 2004 we entered in the European Union.
Sights in Prague
Prague, nicknamed as the city of one hundred towers, is a town with many beautiful monuments, churches, cathedrals, squares, bridges, museums, as well as theaters, the most famous of which is the National Theater built in 1883. The most frequently visited places include Prague Castle with St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, where the Astronomical Clock or Tyn Church is located. Other popular tourist destinations are Vysehrad, Petřín lookout tower or the Prague Jewish Quarter located in the Old Town. It is worth mentioning the Prague Zoo and Botanical Garden in Troja district of Prague, which can be conveniently reached by regular bus lines or an interesting option, and by boat on the river Vltava, which runs twice a day from Rašín's waterfront in the city center. The voyage takes approximately 75 minutes. Fashion lovers can visit the most prestigious Prague fashion boulevard, Pařížská Street, leading from the Old Town Square to the Czech Bridge offering the world's most luxurious boutiques, as well as prestigious restaurants and cafes. Other interesting places and buildings to visit are the Bethlehem Chapel, the Municipal House located next to the Powder Tower or the Emmaus Monastery in New Town.
Transport to Prague
Prague is an important traffic junction of Central Europe. The main Prague airport is Václav Havel Airport, located approximately 20 km northeast of the city center. The largest Czech airline is Czech Airlines (CSA) operating scheduled and charter flights to major European cities, as well as to West Asian destinations. Prague is also an important railway hub. The main railway station is located in the city center and is easily reachable by public transport in Prague. The Eurocity (EC) train network connects Prague with major European cities such as Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Cracow or Amsterdam. Public transport, integrated into the Prague Integrated Transport system, is serviced by a metro with three main lines, trams, buses and trains. In the city center there is the largest bus station in Prague Florenc, which daily routes to many European destinations.
Sport in Prague
Prague is a sports town with football clubs such as AC Sparta Praha, SK Slavia Praha, Bohemians 1905 or FK Viktoria Žižkov. The hockey clubs are HC Slavia Praha and HC Sparta Praha. The largest Prague multifunctional hall, which welcomes major matches, tournaments and many concerts and social events, is the O2 arena, located in Prague 9, Libeň. Prague organizes the Prague International Marathon (PIM) every year in May, ranging among prestigious world races and welcoming racers from all over the world.
Events in Prague
Prague all year round welcomes and organizes many different events, festivals, concerts or even sport events. We can mention, for example, a great musical event Prague Spring, which takes place in the Prague Rudolfinum. There are also many interesting exhibitions held in the Holešovice Exhibition Center, the Czech Beer Festival held in May or concerts of the Symphony Orchestra in the Municipal House. Prague is a theater town. The most famous is the National Theater, where the leading Czech actors act. Then there are theaters such as Estate Theater, Semafor, Dejvicka Theater, ABC, Dlouha Theater and others.
Famous celebrities of Prague
There are many renowned names and personalities associated with Prague that have made a significant contribution to the history or present of the city. It is worth noting the composers Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák or Leoš Janáček. Furthermore, writers Jaroslav Hašek, Karel Čapek, Bohumil Hrabal, former Czech President Václav Havel and Milan Kundera. Actors Jan Werich or Lida Baarová. From athlets we can mantion Emil Zátopek, soccer player František Plánička or tennis player Martin Navrátilová.