Sightseeing around Prague
Prague as a capital is very beautiful and interesting itself, but there are also other sights worth visiting while staying in the Czech Republic for longer time. You can choose between ancient castles, cities, natural monuments, cathedrals, cemeteries, caves…just choose what you like the most. Here are some of the most famous historical sights you SHOULD definitely see.
Karlštejn. Amazing, remarkable, monumental. This medieval gothic (originally) castle was found by Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV. in 1348 for a special purpose – the royal treasures were stored there (crown jewels, collections of relics etc.). The king lived here from 1355 and supervised the construction of it. In the 16th century it was changed into renaissance style. The last change in the 19th century gave the castle look we know today.
What is really impressive about the castle are the levels (pyramidal structure) of the buildings. Well tower and Burgrave´s palace are located at the lowest part of the castle, then you walk up to the five-floor Imperial palace and Marian tower. At the top of the area stands 60m high Great tower, which is separately fortified.
Inside the buildings you can find beautiful unique decoration and original paintings from 14th century. Paintings from Master Theodoric in the Chapel of the Holy Cross is also very interesting.
English website: www.hradkarlstejn.cz
Kutná Hora. This ancient city has really long history but what you should definitely know about it is the fact that there used to be popular silver mines and from those mines came silver coins called denars (kutnohorské denáry). People fought for the mines because everyone wanted to own them – silver was so important at this time and made people very rich.
Most famous historical buildings and monuments in the city are the five-aisled gothic Cathedral of St. Barbara (Roman Catholic church), church of St. John of Nepomuk and plague column.
Close to the city lies another famous sight Kostnice in Sedlec. It´s an ossuary in the underground of the cemetery Chapel of All Saints in the area of the Cistercian monastery in Sedlec near Kutná Hora. It´s built in a late gothic style. On its cemetery were buried many people who had been attacked by the plague.
Karlovy Vary is one of the important spas in the Czech Republic. The city was established by Charles IV. as Karlštejn castle. Spa treatment helps heal patients suffering from gastrointestinal diseases, locomotive organs diseases, diabetes, obesity, neurological disorders etc. It´s also known all over the world for the International film festival Karlovy Vary.[one_half last=”no”][pro_ad_display_adzone id=”4″][/one_half][one_half last=”yes”][pro_ad_display_adzone id=”3″][/one_half]If you want to experience something different, exciting and have some fun, visit tankodrom Milovice. In area of 200 ha you can enjoy a ride in military technology, we own infantry fighting vehicles, tanks and other special vehicles including cars Hummer H1 or fight in Painball game with special price!
English website: www.karlovyvary.cz