10 best tourist attractions in Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic

This country offers tourists a unique opportunity of seeing “Real Europe”, as it is not as tourist-oriented as a lot of other European countries are. Different parts of Czech Republic were under the control of different countries throughout the history, which means the architecture you are going to see in various towns is completely different. If you are looking to see Renaissance, Bohemian and medieval buildings exist side by side, Czech Republic is the place to see. Plus, it is generally cheaper than other European counties, which can be significant if you are traveling on a budget.

Plzen

Plzen
Plzen

 

If you like European beer, you have definitely heard of this city before, as it is the home to one of the largest Czech beer brands – Pilsner beer. And even if not, there are still numerous reasons to come to Plzen during your trip to Czech Republic. You can explore local breweries on a tour, enjoy local night life or enjoy ancient architecture. Some of the best tourist attractions include the Great Synagogue, the Town Hall and numerous religious buildings.

Moravian Karst

Moravian Karst
Moravian Karst

 

This place is a number one must-visit location in Czech Republic for everyone who loves nature. Moravian Karst is a large area in the country that has thousands of limestone caves and gorges underneath the ground. One of our advices to you is to visit Macocha Abyss, one of the largest gorges in the complex. If you get tired of caves during your vacation, rent a bike for a small price, and ride around enjoying beautiful views. The complex is well-accommodated for tourists, which is a plus.

Litomysl

Litomysl
Litomysl

 

This city is located in the eastern part of Czech Republic, however, back in the day it used to be right on the border that separated Bohemia from Moravia. The most famous tourist attraction of this town was built about 500 years ago; it is a magnificent castle that serves as an example of renaissance architecture. Bedrich Smetana, a famous Czech composer was born in the castle. Portmoneum is another famous place here, it used to be the home of an artist Josef Portmon, who covered all the surfaces in the building with artwork.

Olomouc

Olomouc
Olomouc

 

This town is one of the oldest cities in Czech Republic, as it was first established when the territory was a part of the Roman Empire. Almost every country that ruled over this city has left a mark on its history and architecture, so it’s quite peculiar to explore, as you can see centuries of history existing side by side. One of the oldest buildings in Olomouc is the Olomouc Castle that was built almost a thousand years ago. Some other places to see in this town include cathedrals that were built in different times in history, an art museum, several fountains that were built in baroque style and an astronomical clock.

Telc

Telc
Telc

 

If you have been needing to spice up your Instagram account with some new pictures for a long time, Telc is the place to go! Almost every building in the town’s old center is painted a different bright color, which makes it a perfect background for a colorful photoshoot. In addition, the town is full of renaissance-style architecture and beautiful churches. One of our tips for you is to visit the Church of the Holy Ghost, as it is one of the best spots here.

Castle Karlstejn

Castle Karlstejn
Castle Karlstejn

 

This magnificent castle is located about half an hour away from the city, so if you are spending your holidays in Prague and want to see something different, this is a nice place to come to. The castle way built about seven hundred years ago as a home to the Roman emperor Charles IV. Over the years, it served for several purposes, such as a fortress that protected surrounding lands, a treasury and a home of royalty. There are three different levels in the caste. The lowest one is called the Imperial Palace, this is the place where the Emperor and his knights lived, the second level is called the Marian Tower, this is where the Empress lived, and the third level is called the Big Tower, it was made into a chapel.

Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary
Karlovy Vary

 

If you are looking for nice resorts where you could get some calm rest, this is one of the best places to go to. Karlovy Vary is a town that is located in a hot spring region. Locals believe that the water in the springs can heal almost every disease known to mankind. Even if that doesn’t happen for you, this is still a nice spa area. In addition to hot springs, the town has beautiful architecture, although many buildings were destroyed centuries ago. Karlovy Vary was the place where the Holy Roman Emperor and other royalty came to rest, so you will definitely be able to feel like you are an Emperor yourself if you come here on your vacation. Make sure you’ve got your visa before you start packing!

Kutna Hora

Kutna Hora
Kutna Hora

 

If you love Gothic archiecture as much as we do here at My Liberty Trip, this town should definitely be on your list of places to see in Czech Republic. The town began its existence back in 1142 as a small monastery. However, several years large amounts of silver were discovered in the nearby mountains, so the town became much more populated and lively. As this city was a part of Germany for a large part of its existence, many buildings here were built in Gothic style. Some places you should definitely see include the Italian Court, which used to be the royal palace, a museum called Stone Haus, St. Barbaras Church and many other cathedrals located here.

Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov

 

This is another small town that has a castle as its main attraction. The castle was built over seven hundred years ago as a trade stronghold in a beautiful location right by the Vltava river. The town itself developed throughout centuries, so you can see examples of different architecture here. Cesky Krumlov remained almost unchanged since the eighteenth century and many sites were restored to make the town attractive for tourists. This is a nice place to visit if you love medieval architecture, delicious authentic food and hand-made souvenirs.

Prague

Prague
Prague

 

Prague is the capital of Czech Republic and the largest city in the country. It was built in the tenth century near the Vltava river. This city was an important location in every country that ruled it, for example, it was the capital of Bohemia and of the Roman Empire at one time in history.  The architecture of the city combines both Gothic and Renaissance architecture, which makes it one of the most beautiful towns in Europe. In fact, Prague is among ten most popular tourist destinations in Europe. When you come here, make sure to visit the Charles Bridge, the former home of Kafka, the cemetery where he rests, numerous cathedrals, castes and modern museums, including the Fred and Ginger Dancing House.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *