Global Treasures PRAGUE OLD TOWN Praha Stare Mesto Czech Republic
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Prague, world famous city on the Moldau, captivates with its remarkable monuments and unique ambience. There is hardly another Middle European metropolis that possesses so many wonderful architectural and historic treasuries thus Prague’s combination of Gothic and Baroque buildings have created a unique harmony that is truly magnificent.
The Charles Bridge is, without a doubt, one of the most famous sights in Prague due to Emperor Charles The Fourth who ordered the construction of this marvelous Gothic stone bridge on the river Vlatava.
The Old Town Square, with its lavish and elegant houses, has often been the setting for numerous colorful events including coronations, knights’ tournaments, political and religious meetings, and even executions and massacres.
The proud Týn Church, ''Church of Our Lady before Týn'', was donated by tradesmen in 1365. The south tower was completed at the beginning of the 16th century and the wonderful design of the sacred Gothic building also applies to its interior.
Charles Alley is one of the most beautiful old town lanes in the world, largely due to its beautiful Renaissance houses with their slight hint of Baroque. A mighty, high cupola towers above Kreuzherren Square and the legendary church is an ideal vantage point for many glorious views across the old town.
Prague is a city of history with an amazing abundance of old world charm.
Global Treasures - History''s Most Protected Monuments - Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. Places as unique and diverse as the wilds of East Africa''s Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America make up our world''s heritage. Join us as we explore one of these protected monuments.