Tourist Attractions in Czech Republic
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Castles, medieval towns, and inviting hot springs have for centuries been the backbone of tourism in the Czech Republic. While the main attraction for many people is the city of Prague, there are also interesting towns and places worth visiting spread throughout the country.
Most travelers begin their journey in Prague. This city is one of those unforgettable destinations, with countless historical sights, unique attractions, and a certain old world charm that is hard to describe. The Prague Castle is the main event on almost everyone's sightseeing list. Within the castle are a number things to see, including St George's Basilica, the Old Royal Palace, and the Golden Lane. In the heart of the city is the Old Town Square with the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock. This is also an area where you can see locals going about daily life. The historic Charles Bridge, a pedestrian only area, is of course, also a must see and popular photography location.
Another hot spot for tourists is the walled town of Czesky Krumlov, set on a bend in the River Vltava. A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, the town's history dates back to the 14th C. Winding narrow lanes are surrounded by old buildings, many of which now contain shops catering to tourists. Towering above the town is the imposing Krumlov Chateau, one of the largest of its kind in Bohemia.
Kutna Hora is also great place to visit, and an easy day trip from Prague. It contains several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including St Barbara's Cathedral and the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The latter, more commonly known as the Bone Church, contains a curious arrangement of human bones used decoratively in the church.
Those travelers who have more time and are willing to venture off the regular tourist routing will find all kinds of things to do and see. The hot springs of Karlovy Vary, the castle and palace in Brno, or the relatively modern city of Plzen are just some of the other favorite destinations.