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Charles Bridge, Prague

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is situated on the Vltava river in central Bohemia. Prague is home to approximately 1.2 million people.

Prague is very beautiful city; it is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And because of that it is very popular tourist destination. It has large old town which is also known as Staré Mesto. Old Town was the original place of settlement in Prague. In the 14th century, Charles IV expanded the city by founding the New Town. Since 1992, the historic center of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Then we arrived in Prague, we checked in to the Prague Hilton hotel. The hotel was really nice with a beautiful view over Vltava river and walking distance from Old Town.

After quick shower we went for a walk to well known places in the Old Town The weather was sunny and lots of people were just walking and enjoying themselves. So did us. I have been on Charles Bridge many times, but it is always different, because people on bridge are different. It is always so lively on bridge - somebody is drawing, somebody is selling, it is just great fun.

Charles Bride across the river Vltava connects Old Town with the Lesser Quarter, called Malá Strana in Czech. Charles Bridge (Karluv most) is a famous historical bridge crossing the Vltava river in Prague. The bridge is 516 meters long and nearly 10 m wide, resting on 16 arches shielded by ice guards.

After spending some time on Charles Bridge we walked back to Old town. We wanted to see clockwork show.

The Astronomical Clock (the Orloj) is mounted on the southern wall of Old Town City Hall in the Old Town Square and is a popular tourist attraction. The Orloj is composed of three main components: the astronomical dial, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displaying various astronomical details.U Orloje

We sat down for the beer in the one of the so many street cafes and enjoyed cheap and tasty Czech beer. The café was just next to the Astronomical Clock and there we saw the clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures.

In the evening we decided to try Jazz Boat. The Prague Jazz Boat cruises along the Vltava River. Our boat did departure in the evening; we were able to enjoy views of Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and other famous Prague attractions in the sunsets. To compliment the wonderful sights, a celebrated live jazz band smooths the senses with a journey through a selection of jazz favorites.

The on board café style restaurant served traditional Czech cuisine and a range of wines, beers, spirits & soft drinks. Guests can dine inside the boat or on the upper sun deck. We had a dinner at the upper sun deck, as the air inside was thick of the smell of fries. We believe you should not go to that boat because of the food, this was not good. But the Jazz boat itself - music and views is worth trying.

We believe that Prague is definitely one of the must see cities in Europe, as it is beautiful and enjoyments are inexpensive.