Praha (Prague) – Historic Centre

The interrupted settlement of Prague dates from the High Paleolithic era to the Latin era. With the arrival of the Celts, there appeared, at the end of the 2nd century BC, oppida, and, during the second half of the 6th century, the first Slavic tribes arrived. In the 9th century, the governing clan of Přemyslids had the seat of their clan transfer there, and, by this, the foundation stone was laid at the place having the role of seat of the ruler of the prince Czech lands, and, then, of the royal Czech lands.

Prague is a remarkable urban heritage zone. Its historic heart of an area of 866 hectares includes the exeptional urban complex of the Prague Castle, and Hradcany, of the Lesser Town, and the Charles Bridge, of the Old Town ("Stare Mesto") with the Josefov quarter, and the preserved parts of the former Jewish Town, of the New Town ("Nove Mesto"), of Vysehrad, and other monuments. Prague has been recorded, on the UNESCO World Heritage List, in 1992.

Prague Historic Centre

Here are the areas of the Czech capital: Malá Strana ("Lesser Town"), Hradcany (Castle District), Stare and Nove Mesto (Old Town and New Town), they were built from the 10th century. Besides the Prague Castle with its St. Vitus Cathedral or the Charles Bridge, numerous churches and palaces were erected there, which together form a very imposing complex with a big architectural, artistic and spiritual wealth.