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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
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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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The first references to the lands of the Czech Republic date back to the late 9th century. At that time, they were under the Princely Dynasty of Premyslovci. Consequently, the Czech Kingdom was formed here. By the middle of the 15th century, it fell into decline because of multiple military conflicts with neighboring countries. Then, the weakened country was under Austria-Hungary. When the First World War had ended, the independent Republic of Czechoslovakia was established. Another turning point in the history of the country was the Second World War, after which Czechoslovakia was recognized as a socialist country. The country abandoned the socialist development in 1989 when the Velvet Revolution had been adopted. In 1993, the country was divided into two independent parts, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The Czech Republic is located in the heart of Central Europe. The cuisine of this country is world famous for its wonderful beer and juicy meat used …
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The country with such a rich history has a lot of interesting national symbols and features. The real pride of the Czechs is their national cuisine. It is characterized with very nourishing and sustaining national dishes, some of which have been cooked by unchangeable recipes since the Ancient Times. The foundation of the Czech cuisine is meat dishes: meat here is cooked in very different ways. It is fried and steamed, added to pies and used to cook sausages and pate.
At every national restaurant, the visitor is always offered to taste a pork knuckle stewed in beer. It is important to remember that this dish rarely weighs less than a kilo. The national Czech drink is beer. In some cities and towns, historical breweries have been working for several hundreds of years. Fans of this drink can take part in interesting themed tours, during which they can visit breweries in Prague, Velke Popovice, Krusovice, Plzen and other Czech towns.
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During the year, a lot of beautiful holidays are celebrated in the Czech Republic. Many travelers love visiting the country on Christmas Eve and New Year holidays. On 6 January, the beautiful historical holiday - the Three Kings Day - is annually celebrated. The guests can also take part in many interesting entertainments during the Butter Week. Annually, the famous Food Festival is organized in Prague. In the second half of August, the major beer festival - Pilsner Fest - is held in Plzen.
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National and city parks of Czech Republic
♥   National Park 'Šumava' . On the map   Photos
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Michelin-starred 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
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Palaces in Czech Republic
♥   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

Staronova Synagoga

From the series “The most luxury and famous synagogues”
Staronova synagogue is located in Prague. It is one of the oldest synagogues in Europe. It existed in the 13th century. Initially, the synagogue was a small wooden structure. The miniature prayer house could no longer accommodate everyone after the Jewish community increased in the city. The elders decided to build a new stone synagogue. Many interesting legends are associated with the place where the religious monument is located today.

An old foundation was found at the construction site. According to one legend, angels brought stones for it to the bank of Vltava. These stones were part of a temple destroyed in Jerusalem in the past. Subsequently, the majestic synagogue went through many difficult times. It managed to survive during severe fires only by a miracle. The building also … Read all

St Vitus Cathedral

From the series “Gothic Architecture – Magnificent Monuments”
St. Vitus Cathedral is located in Prague. It is difficult to describe its Gothic beauty by words. This cathedral is the most important and revered in the country. There is no building equal to it in terms of the scale and beauty of the design. The beautiful cathedral has many unique features. Crypts of famous kings, as well as representatives of the highest clergy, are located in it. A huge 18-ton bell is located in the cathedral. It is one of the largest in the world. Detailed tours are conducted for tourists in the cathedral. They can see its main values during these excursions.

Valuable regalia of many Czech rulers are preserved in the cathedral. For example, it is a golden scepter, as well as the crown and mantle of St. Vojtěch. You can see the watch on the great tower of the … Read all

Plzen Underground

From the series “Unbelievable Underground Mini-Cities”
The Czech Republic has an underground city Plzen that is famous for its 19-kilometre length tunnels. Earlier these complicated basements were used for product storages, sometimes locals used them for evacuation during the aggression upon them. This underground city has a great number of interesting legends. One of them says that the underground has treasures. The complex system of underground labyrinths was constructed even in the 14th century. Hundreds of years there were placed craft producers and a small wine factory.

Walking around the undergrounds, you can see a lot of saved technique equipment, the sewerage system, dumb wells and even huge wine pipes. It is quite hard to walk alone in the Plzen undergrounds, tunnels are rather twisted and it is easy to get lost. A walk with an … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Czech Republic

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
Cesky Krumlov
First mentions of Cesky Krumlov in historic documents date back to 1253. Of course, the first settlers in the area appeared much earlier. Archaeological findings prove that Celts lived here in the 4th century BC. Moreover, there are fragments of items from the Stone and Bronze Ages. Vítek z Prčice, a local nobleman, is considered the founder of the city. The Vitkovci family lost their power at the beginning of the 14th century, and the Rosenberg family soon replaced them. This period was the … Read more
Marianske Lazne
In the past, the territory of Marianske Lazne was a marshland. The first monastery opened here only at the end of the 90s of the 12th century – members of the Premyslid dynasty ordered to build it. Thanks to the hard work of monks, the abandoned swampy land turned into an attractive resort. Monks were the first people who discovered the first spring with saltwater. In 1606, doctor Slavkov visited the monastery for the first time to study the healing properties of the springs. This is when he … Read more
Ceske Budejovice
King Ottokar II of Bohemia founded Ceske Budejovice in 1265. The city was actively developing right from the moment of its foundation thanks to its beneficial location at the crossing of major trading routes. First Catholic churches in the city appeared at the end of the 13th century. A thick wall around the city appeared in Ceske Budejovice approximately at the same time. It was built to protect the settlement from alien invaders. As Ceske Budejovice is located not far from the mountains, … Read more
According to an old Renaissance period legend, Julius Caesar was the founder of Olomouc. He built a town on the site of the former Roman military camp. However, historians do not agree with this opinion and continue studying the subject. The settlement officially received the town status only in 1253. Over almost four centuries, Olomouc was the center of the province of Moravia. During the Thirty Years’ War, in 1640, the Swedish army captured the Czech city. The occupation period lasted … Read more
Karlovy Vary
An important monument of architecture is the Mill Colonnade. Built in the 19th century, it represents a unique combination of Neo-Renaissance and Empire style. Within this beautiful building with arches, there are several mineral springs. To try out the water from them is completely free of charge. In the warm season, the architectural complex complements the diversity of exotic plants. Visiting of religious sites should be included in the tour. One of the most beautiful in the city is the … Read more
In Brno you can see many interesting architectural monuments; the fine example of the Modernist style is the Villa Tugendhat. It was built in 1930 and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it has a lot of unique features. At the moment of building it was one of the most technically equipped in the city, looking at the villa now, it is difficult to imagine that it was built almost 100 years ago. This luxury villa with huge windows looks very modern. One more original place of interest is … Read more
Kutna Hora
The name Kutna Hora means “the mountain of the old monk’s cowl”. According to a legend, a local monk once decided to sleep on a hill. He saw silver bullion bars in a dream. When the monk woke up, he found exactly the same silver bars in a place that he saw in his dream. To save the treasure from outsiders, the man covered the silver with his cowl. The news about the large deposits of silver spread quickly, and soon the first mines appeared in the region. Dwellings, taverns, and baths … Read more

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