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5 Top Places to Visit in the Czech Republic

Charged with interesting history and with a great variety of cultural activities, the Czech Republic stands out for its landscapes, nature, and architecture. Involved with an air of mystery, this enchanted country located in the heart of Europe, famous for its top of the notch cuisine and elegant and magnificent castles has a variety of
must-see attractions.

If you are in Europe, you have to take a weekend break to Prague, and once you’re there, you can visit the incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites around. Here are some of the most beautiful places in the Czech Republic.

5 Top Places to Visit in the Czech Republic

Moravian Karst

The Moravian Karst is a protected natural reserve located in the north of Brno. It’s sculpted by canyons and a 400 cave labyrinth. This place represents an important part of the natural and cultural richness of the country, and according to the Czechs, it’s where European speleology was born. Nowadays, you can visit four of these caves. The
most impressive and most famous is the Punkva Cave, in which after half a mile tour you end up navigating the Machocha Abyss, a 138 meters deep canyon that was formed when a cavern collapsed.

Prague

PraguePrague, also known as the City of the Hundred Towers or Golden City is the capital of the Czech Republic. Visiting Prague is like getting inside a fairy tale. The streets seem to have been created for the mere pleasure of the senses and its medieval feel is capable of transporting anyone to distant times. Prague is the perfect city for a weekend escape. It’s easily accessible from many countries and a great starting point to start your trip around Eastern Europe. Missing Prague’s celebrated cafes, historic gardens and parks, breathtaking views and awesome beer is almost a sin.

Must-see places: Jewish Quarter, Franz Kafka Museum, Prague Castle and Charles Bridge.

Castle KarlstejnCastle Karlstejn

Castle Karlstejn is probably the most photogenic castle in the Czech Republic and is only fifteen minutes away from Prague. This amazing fortress that was specially built to keep the royal treasures and the crown jewels raises on top of a hill surrounded by a forest. To get there, you’ll have to walk, but in your way up you’ll find a beautiful and picturesque little town replete with restaurants that serve delicious dishes from the region.

Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary is without a doubt one of the best places to visit in the Czech Republic. This spa town is two hours away from Prague, and even though is visited by thousands of tourists a year is a very relaxing place. You’ll mainly have to get around walking, but it’s definitely worth it. The historical and touristic zone extends along a river where you’ll find many attractions. You can do a first walk during the day, but if you have the chance to walk there by night, you’ll be delighted. There are many restaurants with beautiful terraces along the way to have a romantic dinner or a beer with friends.

Must-See Places: Dvorak Park, Thermal Spa and the Diana Observation Tower where you’ll enjoy from the most spectacular view in Karlovy Vary. Also make sure you don’t miss the Orthodox Church of Saint Peter and Paul, and to try the unique taste of the Becherovka.

TelcTelc

Telc is a magnificent city surrounded by a romantic palace and crystalline ponds. It has one of the most striking plazas in all Europe, and it’s not in vain that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The place has a Renaissance facade, but behind all this charming and pictorial locales you’ll find many galleries with cafes and stores that bring this little town to life. Telc is a great option for all of those who love art and culture but also for everyone who is looking to have a great time surrounded by a vibrant environment.

Must-see places: Historic Centre of Telc, Marlenka Rasna, State Chateau Telc and the Church of St. James.

These are only 5 of the many fantastic places there are to see in the Czech Republic. A weekend break to Prague does not have to cost a lot. If you book with time, shop at member stores or look for options, you can save a lot of money. There’s no excuse to not stop in this magnificent Western European country.


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