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The beautiful historic city of Prague

 Vltava River Cruises, holiday in Prague, Wencelas Square, St. Nicholas Churh, Torture Museum, Communism museum, Old Town Square, Prague castle
The night scenery of Prague Castle. Image: orangesmile.com
If you are given a free gift for the holiday, of course, and this time you're planning to honeymoon. The gift giver gives you the freedom to choose a vacation spot in one of the beautiful cities in Europe, but you are not allowed to choose Paris. 

There are many interesting cities to honeymoon in blue continent such as Budapest, Vienna or in one of the Scandinavian cities like Reykjavik, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki or Copenhagen. If I were you, I would choose Prague, the capital of the Czech, who has split with Slovakia. Now they became two peaceful neighbors. Holiday in Prague will gives you a fantastic experience.

Prague is a unique blend of art, music, dance, film and theater. This original European architectural gem is a beautiful and romantic city with spectacular views, Quiet Park, river boats and sailing with a leisurely stroll along the narrow cobbled streets. Although Europe had experienced the Second World War, but Prague was not destroyed by the war.


 Vltava River Cruises, holiday in Prague, Wencelas Square, St. Nicholas Churh, Torture Museum, Communism museum, Old Town Square, Prague castle
St. Nicholas Church Old Town SquareImage: pragueticketoffice.com
In addition to having beautiful churches like St. Nicholas Church, St. James Church, St. Gall's Church, St Giles Church and the Church of St. Martin in the Wall. Prague is also famous for its medieval castle, namely: Kinsky Palace, the Palace of the Lords Kunštát, and Clam-Gallas Palace. 

There are two lovely old streets where you will feel the beauty of the old city of Prague old, i.e. Celetna Street and Charles Street. If you have visited various metropolitan cities of the world, then Prague as one of the world tourist destination, the city also has a variety of exciting nightlife spot. Of course you will not miss it.

The fantastic Prague

Prague is the capital and the birthplace of Czech culture in which many writers, artists, athletes, sportsmen, models and film director born. Everywhere in Prague, you will find something of a multi-layered history of the city goes back to the Roman Empire, the Habsburg Empire, the first Czechoslovak Republic (1918), the Nazi Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, Czech Communist Czechoslovakia or the Czech Democratic, today. Velvet Revolution that occurred on 17 November 1989 has changed the murkiness of Prague in the era of communism, and now Prague is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The historic revolution is now celebrated as a public holiday the Czech Republic.
 
 Vltava River Cruises, holiday in Prague, Wencelas Square, St. Nicholas Churh, Torture Museum, Communism museum, Old Town Square, Prague castle
An example of cruelty in Prague Torture Museum. Image: virtualtourist.com
A walk in Prague was very pleasant. You will see amazing architecture and some very impressive old buildings, winding streets and famous tourist attractions such as Town Square, Charles Bridge, and the Old Prague Castle. 

Maintenance of the historic city of Prague is indeed impressive, so in 1992, the historic downtown area of ​​866 hectares is ultimately included in the List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage by UNESCO. Moreover, the people in this town are very nice and friendly. You will be cozy and feel at home in Prague.

Prague has a unique museum and worth to visit such as Prague Torture Museum. In this museum you will see ways to punish witches, criminals and enemies in the middle Ages. The museum shows how the process of examination or investigation, accompanied by burning and torture, which is part of the dark medieval era in Europe. This museum displays more than 60 instruments to torture and an explanation on how to use the instruments of torture. One of the most disgusting instruments is Jungfrau von Nurnberg or Head Crusher. Torture Museum Prague provides the most horrible experience worldwide. It is not recommended for children.
 
 Vltava River Cruises, holiday in Prague, Wencelas Square, St. Nicholas Churh, Torture Museum, Communism museum, Old Town Square, Prague castle
Relics from the communist period in the Museum of Communism. Image: people.hsc.edu
Another interesting museum to be visited by history buffs, especially those of you who are interested in the cold war romance is the Museum of Communism Prague. This museum contains about totalitarian regimes reign from February 1948 until November 1989. You can see the photos, artifacts, video clips, historical documents and other authentic evidence that shows the city and state in decades of communism. The theme of the museum's exhibition entitled: "Communism-Dream, Reality, and the Nightmare".

In this museum visitors can find out about the daily life, history, education, propaganda, economy, army, police and censorship by the Communist Party. Nightmares and dark period of communism has long passed. Now people in Prague and Czech citizens have enjoyed an era of freedom like other European nations.
 
 Vltava River Cruises, holiday in Prague, Wencelas Square, St. Nicholas Churh, Torture Museum, Communism museum, Old Town Square, Prague castle

                                The upper part of Wenceslas Square at nightImage: en.wikipedia.org


You will certainly enjoy the beauty of the palaces or castles and historic buildings in Prague, as well as how beautiful cathedral St. Nicholas Church at the Old Town Square. Once you are tired of enjoying the scenery, you can sip a cup of coffee and a slice of cake at one of the cafes in the city. Shopping in Prague is also an interesting experience, for example in Wenceslas Square, along the Na Příkopě and into Republic Square. You can buy a crystal, art objects and souvenirs in the Old Town Square and small shops in the Lesser Town, while you should not miss Pařížská, because in this place you will find an international luxury boutique shops.
 
 Vltava River Cruises, holiday in Prague, Wencelas Square, St. Nicholas Churh, Torture Museum, Communism museum, Old Town Square, Prague castle

                                 Vltava River Cruises. Image: prague-stay.com

Other interesting activity that you can do is enjoying the atmosphere in the city of Prague with Prague River Cruise. Remember also to visit the Prague Castle. This castle is the largest ancient castle in the world. This castle is located on a hill on the banks of the river Vltava. There are many other interesting places in the city.

There are tourists who say Prague is like a fairy tale city, but it must be recognized that once we set foot in Prague, it is very difficult to leave this romantic city. Because the city is so beautiful with a 'sprinkling' of old historic buildings, Wide River that divides the city, and the old stone bridges that connect the two halves of the city with so harmonious. Since the fall of the communist regime, Prague is often chosen as the shooting location for many films.

And, if you are actually given a gift for a vacation in Prague, then you are not wrong to choose Prague for a honeymoon or getaway with loved ones, or with your friends. You will have fond memories of this city.

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