Situated on the River Vltava (Moldau) in central Bohemia, Prague has been the political, cultural, and economic centre of the Czech state for more than 1100 years. The city proper is home to more than 1.2 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of over 1.9 million.

Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. A visitor to this ancient city is immediately surrounded by the beautiful and varied architectural styles fo the buildings, cobblestone streets and huge ornate churches.



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Door knocker.
Door knocker....
View over Prague Old Town.
View over Prague Old Town....
Poet in the park.
Poet in the park....
Tourist looking for his boyfriend.
Tourist looking for his boyfriend....
View of Prague Castle from the Wallenstein Gardens, named  after
View of Prague Castle from the Wallenstein Gardens, named a...
Statue of Hercules fighting a dragon, located in the pond
Statue of Hercules fighting a dragon, located in the pond at...
Plaque description of the statue of Hercules fighting a dragon.
Plaque description of the statue of Hercules fighting a drag...
Peacock in the Wallenstein Gardens.
Peacock in the Wallenstein Gardens....
Within the walls of the Wallenstein Gardens one can find
Within the walls of the Wallenstein Gardens one can find the...
Within the walls of the Wallenstein Gardens one can find
Within the walls of the Wallenstein Gardens one can find the...
Within the walls of the Wallenstein Gardens one can find
Within the walls of the Wallenstein Gardens one can find the...
Within the walls of the Wallenstein Gardens one can find
Within the walls of the Wallenstein Gardens one can find the...
Within the walls of the Wallenstein Gardens one can find
Within the walls of the Wallenstein Gardens one can find the...
Tired tourists at Wallenstein.
Tired tourists at Wallenstein....
Formal entry door to the Czech Senate.
Formal entry door to the Czech Senate....
Prague has many trolleys.
Prague has many trolleys....
Senior citizens have state health coverage.
Senior citizens have state health coverage....
Flower stalls are common in Prague.
Flower stalls are common in Prague....
View of St Vitus Cathedral from outside the Castle.
View of St Vitus Cathedral from outside the Castle....
Entry portal to Prague Castle.
Entry portal to Prague Castle....
Stained glass windows in St Vitus Cathedral produced by famous
Stained glass windows in St Vitus Cathedral produced by famo...
Stained glass windows in St Vitus Cathedral produced by famous
Stained glass windows in St Vitus Cathedral produced by famo...
Stained glass windows in St Vitus Cathedral produced by famous
Stained glass windows in St Vitus Cathedral produced by famo...
Stained glass windows in St Vitus Cathedral produced by famous
Stained glass windows in St Vitus Cathedral produced by famo...
Stained glass windows in St Vitus Cathedral produced by famous
Stained glass windows in St Vitus Cathedral produced by famo...
Stained glass windows in St Vitus Cathedral produced by famous
Stained glass windows in St Vitus Cathedral produced by famo...
Architecture detail.
Architecture detail....
Cigarettes and cell phones are common in Prague.
Cigarettes and cell phones are common in Prague....
City manhole cover.
City manhole cover....
Wenceslas Square with statue of St. Wenceslas in front of
Wenceslas Square with statue of St. Wenceslas in front of th...
Wenceslas Square with statue of St. Wenceslas in front of
Wenceslas Square with statue of St. Wenceslas in front of th...
Wenceslas Square with statue of St. Wenceslas in front of
Wenceslas Square with statue of St. Wenceslas in front of th...
Located in Wenceslas Square are the memorials to two young
Located in Wenceslas Square are the memorials to two young p...
Located in Wenceslas Square are the memorials to two young
Located in Wenceslas Square are the memorials to two young p...
Famous 'Dancing Building' by Frank Gehry.
Famous 'Dancing Building' by Frank Gehry....
Poster for a health gym.
Poster for a health gym....
Poster for a health gym.
Poster for a health gym....
Prague is home to some famous marionette theatres;  we saw
Prague is home to some famous marionette theatres; we saw t...
Prague is home to some famous marionette theatres;  we saw
Prague is home to some famous marionette theatres; we saw t...
Prague is home to some famous marionette theatres;  we saw
Prague is home to some famous marionette theatres; we saw t...
Prague is home to some famous marionette theatres;  we saw
Prague is home to some famous marionette theatres; we saw t...
Prague is home to some famous marionette theatres;  we saw
Prague is home to some famous marionette theatres; we saw t...
Prague is home to some famous marionette theatres;  we saw
Prague is home to some famous marionette theatres; we saw t...
During our visit, President Obama and his wife Michelle  visited
During our visit, President Obama and his wife Michelle vis...
During our visit, President Obama and his wife Michelle  visited
During our visit, President Obama and his wife Michelle vis...
President Obama and his wife Michelle visited Prague and  were
President Obama and his wife Michelle visited Prague and we...
Before President Obama spoke, constructing the scaffolding and sound systems
Before President Obama spoke, constructing the scaffolding a...
Before President Obama spoke, constructing the scaffolding and sound systems
Before President Obama spoke, constructing the scaffolding a...
President Obama was swamped by thousands of people, so we
President Obama was swamped by thousands of people, so we wa...
President Obama was swamped by thousands of people, so we
President Obama was swamped by thousands of people, so we wa...
At Prague Castle the two nations’ flags were flown.
At Prague Castle the two nations’ flags were flown....
Before President Obama spoke, constructing the scaffolding and sound systems
Before President Obama spoke, constructing the scaffolding a...
The President spoke in front of the great Prague Castle,
The President spoke in front of the great Prague Castle, on...
The President spoke in front of the great Prague Castle, one
The President spoke in front of the great Prague Castle, one...
The President spoke in front of the great Prague Castle, one
The President spoke in front of the great Prague Castle, one...
The President spoke in front of the great Prague Castle, one
The President spoke in front of the great Prague Castle, one...
In the middle of the castle is the largest cathedral
In the middle of the castle is the largest cathedral in the ...
In the middle of the castle is the largest cathedral
In the middle of the castle is the largest cathedral in the ...
Side door into St Vitus Cathedral.
Side door into St Vitus Cathedral....
Playful tourists at a fountain behind St Vitus Cathedral.
Playful tourists at a fountain behind St Vitus Cathedral....
Restaurant menu at Prague Castle.
Restaurant menu at Prague Castle....
Side doorway into St Vitus Cathedral.
Side doorway into St Vitus Cathedral....
Portal detail at St Vitus Cathedral.
Portal detail at St Vitus Cathedral....
Statue of St. George by St Vitus Cathedral.
Statue of St. George by St Vitus Cathedral....
Crown jewels in the museum at Prague Castle.
Crown jewels in the museum at Prague Castle....
Rear view of St Vitus Cathedral.
Rear view of St Vitus Cathedral....
Ominous sculpture at Prague Castle.
Ominous sculpture at Prague Castle....
Sculpture at Prague Castle.
Sculpture at Prague Castle....
Thousands of tourists every day at Prague Castle.
Thousands of tourists every day at Prague Castle....
Beethoven poster for concert at Prague Castle.
Beethoven poster for concert at Prague Castle....