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Czech Republic sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Czech Republic is an old country that is home to numerous old buildings, magnificent castles and fortresses. Main tourist routes include visits to the most famous landmarks, any of which has its unique history and many legends. It’s worth mentioning the most famous sights of the country, visiting which always leave travellers pleased and helps learning more about Czech Republic and its history.
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Orlik Castle got its name because of its unusual location. The castle is located on a hill near water, and from far away the castle really reminds of an aery. This amazing building was constructed in the 13th century and during many centuries it was used as a royal fortress. Hluboka Castle is located nearby; according to locals, this is the most romantic and cosy castle of the country. Indeed, the castle looks more like a luxurious castle than a protective building. Several halls of the castle have been turned into a museum that currently exhibits a large collection of tapestries, arms and weapons. The territory around the castle is also worth attention as many rare trees grow there. This park zone is protected by the government and is considered a national park.
Konopiste Castle is no less beautiful and grandiose than the previously mentioned two. The castle is located near the rivers Elbe and Vltava. As the castle had a strategically beneficial location, many mansions and palaces were built near it. During several centuries Konopiste Castle remained the residence of Czech princes and kings. Prague suburbs are the location of one more landmark – Terezin Fortress. The fortress got its name after the great empress Maria Theresa. Terezin Fortress was built in the 18th century; this is a large garrison city that was initially founded to protect the land against Prussian army. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Besides interesting architectural landmarks, there are many beautiful parks and nature reserves in Czech. The so called “Czech Switzerland” is the most famous landmark of its kind. The reserve is located in the northern part of the country and features dense forests, deep canyons, mountain rivers, picturesque valleys, green hills and rocks. The Czech Paradise Park is a perfect place for camping and active rest. The park is located in the piedmont area, and it’s easy to reach it from such ancient cities as Turnov, Mlada Boleslav and Jicin that are located in the mountains. They are famous for magnificent religious buildings. It is also worth mentioning the Czech Caves National Park that had great archaeological and geological importance.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks in Czech Republic
♥   National Park 'Šumava' . On the map   Photos
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin restaurants in Czech Republic
♥   Restaurant 'La Veranda' Praha. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Le Terroir' Prague. Type - Czech. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'MaSa by Hervé Rodriguez' Praha. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Maso A Kobliha' Praha. Type - Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Monarch' Praha. Type - Spanish. On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in Czech Republic open for public
♥   Palace 'Kinsky Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Kolowrat Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Liechtenstein Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Lobkowicz Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Martinic Palace' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Czech Republic from our review series

The Historic Centre of Prague

From the series “Top 15 UNESCO sites In Europe”
Travellers visiting Prague will have an opportunity to see one of the greatest historical and cultural monuments in Europe. Prague's historic district is divided into five distinct areas, each of which has its great features and attractions. Old Town is located on the right bank of the river Vltava. The history of its occurrence is worth knowing. In the 10th century, several tiny settlements were founded on the banks of the river. Later, they merged. The historic district reached its prime in the Middle Ages.

The town had remained unchanged until the mid-19th century, when a part of the medieval streets and buildings have been completely destroyed, and new ones were built on that place. At the same time, a part of the medieval and earlier monuments in the old city has been preserved, so … Read all

Sauna for All

From the series “Most extraordinary thermaes, baths and saunas in the world”
One of the most original attractions of the Czech town of Liberec is "Sauna for All", one of the most famous and original in the world. Its main feature is the location. The sauna has been built on stilts right in the middle of the river. The second and no less important feature is that the sauna is absolutely free, which is fully reflected in its name.

Specialists of the architectural studio Mjolk Architects built the sauna. To book a holiday in the sauna, you just need to call the studio. It is noteworthy that industrial waste has been used for the construction of the sauna such as wooden frames, plywood, spruce boards and aluminum sheets. There is an original complex near the city beach, so there is no lack of attention of locals and tourists.

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Hrad Trosky

From the series “The most inaccessible buildings in the world”
In the surroundings of Prague lies the mysterious and beautiful castle Trosky, which was considered one of the most impregnable defense facilities in the Czech Republic. The castle was built in the rock between two craters of the ancient extinct volcano. The construction workers built the castle towers in the craters. Together with the dark inaccessible rocks, the castle looks just unique. The forest surrounding the rocks forms an impressive contrast with the dark shades.

Although the first official references to the castle date from the end of the 14th century, some historians say that it was built much earlier. For centuries, the castle had repulsed the sieges of the Swedish conquerors. Later the castle stood empty for several centuries. The most romantic epoch for the castle began in … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Czech Republic

Prague
The Prague Castle. The Charles Bridge features a fantastic view of the fortress and the Prague Castle . This is one of the most visited places in Prague. The fortress, in its turn, offers a fantastic view of the city. The construction of the castle was started in approximately 880 and was conducted in a variety of architectural styles. The Cathedral of St. Vitus also belongs to the fortress. Its construction was started in 1344, and was completed in 1929. The cathedral is the location of … Read more
Karlovy Vary
Museum and Factory Moser is one of the most famous facilities in Karlovy Vary. The main sphere of this factory is the creation of items made of glass, so here visitors can get acquainted with the technology of this process and exhibits collections or crystal tableware. Karlovy Vary Local History Museum will provide you with information about the history of this place and its development. The first floor of the building has been turned into a gallery exhibiting works of famous painters and a … Read more
Brno
The town hall mentioned above is also known as one of the most notable sights of the city. The town hall hides the symbol of Brno – a stuffed crocodile. Why did such an exotic animal become the symbol of Brno? A crocodile first appeared in the city in the 17th century when it was brought there from Turkey. Local people were so amazed by the scary look of the unknown animal that they considered it a small dragon and decided to make that strong animal the symbol of their city. One more sight is … Read more
Plzen
Despite the fact that Plzen was badly damaged during the Second World War, a part of the cultural and historical heritage was saved. One of the main attractions is located in the center of the city. This is the Church of St. Bartholomew. The height of one of the church’s towers reaches 102 feet. This is the tallest building in the country. Several more old buildings can be seen near Republic Square. Here you will also see the local City Hall - a beautiful building in the renaissance style. … Read more
Liberec
Liberec is an important center of textile industry. Here are well-developed the production of woolen, silk, cotton and other fabrics. Machine building and car manufacturing are also on a high level in Liberec. In this city are often conducted fair trades devoted to textile. Tourists, who come to Liberec, may find particular interest in city’s Town Hall, which 65-meter tall tower is seen from all spots of the city; Church of Holy Crucifixion, St. Antonius Kostel, houses made of noggin strips … Read more
Ostrava
Today several metallurgical plants operate in this city; one of the mines has been turned into a museum dedicated to the mining business. Start your acquaintance with the city from its central square. Here you can see several old buildings, including the University Rector and magnificent mansions in the Art Nouveau style. Here strict Gothic buildings neighbor to modern buildings. In 1998 was founded the Church of St. Cyril and Methodius. This church is built in accordance with best traditions … Read more

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