Prague moments  2 June 2012 13:37  44113758 014170
Prague moments

We took a shuttle bus and left for a weekend in Prague. To understand and grasp the magnificent capital of the Czech Republic in a day and a half is next to impossible. But in our reserve we had almost 800 kilometres and downloaded on the net-book information about the sights of Prague. It helped.

Prague welcomed us with rain, colorful faces and a demonstrated desire to be liked. Thanks to very good people there was no discomfort in moving around Prague. Landing of the morning assault on Wenceslas Square, under the tail of St. Wenceslas’ horse, where local citizens usually agree to meet, marked a start of our almost six-hour walk through the city center.

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Behind the sculptural complex there is National Museum of Prague. A grand Neo-Renaissance building is the highlight of Vatslavak. They say, during the suppression of Prague Spring in 1968, Soviet troops fired at exactly this building while being sure that it was the Czech Parliament.

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Each of the buildings on Wenceslas Square is unique and one may watch and enjoy them for hours. Some are decorated with paintings and others – with reliefs.

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A clock on the old tower. That's what, like a magnet, attracts tourists from all the surrounding streets. At Staromestnaya Square in the building of Municipality with alternate success the astronomical clock, or the so called Orloy, has worked since 1410. It consists of three main components. These are: the astronomical discs, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displaying various astronomical details. "The course of the Apostles" with mechanical figures of the apostles and other characters, brought into motion every hour. A calendar dial with medallions representing months. Every hour clock comes to life. Figures move. They represent four things that are despised. Death (represented by a skeleton) beats the time.

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The observation deck of Staromestny Municipality will open before you incredible Prague's urban landscapes.

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There is only one conclusion: Prague is worth to see it!

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