While Prague is now one of the major tourist destinations (there is a rush on the Charles Bridge in summer!), the rest of the country is still little known to foreign tourists.Certainly, the Czechs travel through their beautiful regions on foot, by bicycle or by car, accompanied by a few Germans or Austrians who have come as neighbours. But we are far from the difficult crowds on the Spanish coast or Venice in the middle of the tourist season.And yet, the Czech Republic is full of sites of interest and it is impossible to visit them all in a few days or weeks. Nevertheless, the distances are relatively short and the transport is efficient. In a week or two, you can get a good overview of the country.And, if Prague has become an expensive city, the province remains for the moment spared by this inflation linked to mass tourism: you can find charming pensions at modest prices, you can eat hearty dishes that do not exceed 6 , you can enjoy beer in typical breweries at unbeatable prices (less than 1 per pint), you can travel around the country, by bus or train, for a few euros.
Prague: a unique architecture :
Prague competes in Paris and Venice for the title of "the most beautiful city in the world". Prague, a city of art for more than a thousand years, has been shaped by the various dynasties that have succeeded one another on the throne of the empire, such as the Emperor of Bohemia Charles IV or the Habsburg family. Today, the city is full of Renaissance and Baroque buildings. If you are curious, hundreds of monuments scattered throughout the country are waiting to be discovered.Churches, convents, baroque castles with their round towers pointing to the sky and the many works of art by Dientzenhofer, Santini, Brokof, Braun, as well as the two churches of St. Nicholas and the convent of Brevnov, have recently won their nobility.
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