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Sightseeing in Central Bohemia - what to see. Complete travel guide

Loreta, Prague Bohemia is the largest region of the Czech Republic, which includes major cities such as Prague, Liberec, Plzen, Usti nad Labem, Hradec Kralove and Ceske Budejovice. Tours to cities of the region are very popular. Each of them is represented by countless landmarks, entertainment venues and shops.
Prague is the undisputable leader among the cities. Most of the attractions are concentrated in the Old City. Church of Our Lady before Tyn, the Town Hall, the Prague Castle, Golden Lane, the old quarter of Josefov, Strahov Monastery and Petrin Lookout Tower are among priceless historical monuments that can be seen in Prague. You can not only stroll through remarkable places, but also look into local restaurants; beer lovers will appreciate great beers served at local bars.
Plzen is also famous for its architectural landmarks, among which St. Bartholomew, Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the old town hall of the 17th century built in the Renaissance style and Old Synagogue are considered the most important. Here is the famous West Bohemian Museum storing thousands of priceless historical artifacts. Liberec also excites fans of excursions and those who want to visit colorful markets and shops. The fact is that the city has several large textile mills. You won't find such a choice of fabrics and clothing in any other Czech town. Art lovers will be interested to visit the art gallery, while families with children will love the local zoo. One of the most popular destinations among tourists is the Babilon entertainment complex. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
City of Usti nad Labem also offers to visit its zoo and take a stroll through the picturesque parks and squares. The old church of the Virgin Mary is considered to be the most striking architectural attraction of this place; it has witnessed many important historical events. Ceske Budejovice is famous for its Dominican Monastery and Iron Maiden Tower; Hradec Kralove boasts an excellent water park and lots of old buildings, which can be seen on every street. Every year Bohemia attracts more tourists who are in awe of its beauty.
Vrtba Garden (Vrtbovska zahrada), Prague Bohemia is often chosen by fans of ecotourism and active holidays. There are a lot of small picturesque towns and only a few experienced tourists know about them. Those who prefer walking along picturesque places will be really impressed by Rabi. The main attraction of the town is a namesake castle. This castle started to be built in the 13th century. It had been used as intended until the 18th century and then was abandoned. Today, you can explore the entire territory of the old castle. Tourists have an opportunity to see its rooms, walk along its halls and towers that have a spectacular view of the surroundings.
The enchanting town of Tabor is a perfect place for excursion tourism. Its old streets have excellently survived to this day. The historical district is a pedestrian zone, so it is very convenient to walk and relax here. In the building of the old town hall, there is the Hussite Museum that houses the collection of historical exhibits. Another interesting place is Zizkovo Square where 12 historic streets end. Today, there are several symbolic monuments on the square.
Pelhrimov is famous not only for its rich historical values, but also for medieval brewing traditions. In the 16th century, the first brewery was opened here. Now, popular beers are still brewed in accordance with old recipes in the town. Interesting themed excursions are organized for fans of beer. You can also visit here amazing pubs. The most famous pub in the town is historical U Vlasaku.
If you want to vacation far from lively tourist districts, visit Susice that is located near the Rabi Castle. In the Middle Ages, this town was a big trade center. Rich merchants and industrialists producing salt lived here. Luxurious palaces in the Renaissance style that belonged the richest natives once remind of the Middle Ages. One of the most beautiful architectural monuments in the town is the Vorontsov House. Now, this building serves as an interesting historical museum. In the city surroundings, you can see the preserved fragments of old defensive constructions.

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National and city parks around Central Bohemia
♥   National Park 'Karkonoski Park Narodowy' , 112.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Gemeindeau-Heidenreichstein' , 113.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'České Švýcarsko' , 118.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Schremser Hochmoor' , 121 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Blockheide-Eibenstein' , 122.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Central Bohemia from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

St Vitus Cathedral

From the series “Gothic Architecture – Magnificent Monuments”
Entrance doors for ordinary visitors of the cathedral are equipped on its western facade. A special entrance is equipped for high-ranking clergy. It is called the Golden Gate. Elaborate mosaics adorn them. Scenes of the Last Judgment are captured on it. Many mysteries are connected with the Golden Gate. Among them are astrological signs applied to them. Astrology was considered pseudoscience according to the Church canons. Therefore, it remains a mystery of how astrological symbols could appear on the gate. No one was able to determine what they meant, either. The cathedral is located near Prague Castle. A great panoramic view of the Gothic building opens from some areas during a walk through its territory. … Read further

Prazsky Hrad

From the series “Amazing Ancient Fortresses Preserved to This Day”
In some houses the interiors of the previous years were restored. In such houses the collections of antique furniture, works of art, ancient books and documents are preserved. After visiting the old buildings and the church you can walk in the Royal Gardens. The tourists who visit Prague Castle with the young children can go to Golden Street. Here the interesting museum of the toys was opened in one of the colorful houses. The painted galleries, the old fountains, the painted gates and the hundred-year-old statues - all this can be seen behind the walls of the wonderful old castle. … Read further
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