12 Greatest Sites You Must Visit in Prague
Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic center of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1,100-year existence. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was not only the capital of the Czech state but also the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire and after World War I became the capital of Czechoslovakia and later the Czech Republic. After Emperor Charles IV had all the city gates’ roofs covered with lead, Prague was dubbed the ‘Golden City’. It would remain one of the most beautiful and influential cities in Europe until the 20th century. Today ‘the City of a Hundred Spires’ is a magnet for tourists, with numerous magnificent towers, palaces, and churches. Here is the list of 12 greatest sights you must visit in Prague.