25 Feb Once Upon a Time in PRAGUE / Czech Republic (TRAVEL – old town)

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Photography by Merychaparrita. / Design by Sita & Nena.

*The word Babička means grandmother in Czech language.

 


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¨Once upon a time in Prague, Babička  Sita and her granddaughter Nena…¨ Could be the beginning of a fairy-tale, really all you need is around the beautifull old town: there is a castle on top of the town, a bridge of the king that crosses the river and even a clock with a leyend. 

The Charles Bridge (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century.

The Charles Bridge (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city’s Old Town and adjacent areas. This “solid-land” connection made Prague important as a trade route between Eastern and Western Europe.

The Prague astronomical clock  (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still operating. “The Walk of the Apostles”, a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures, notably a figure of Death (represented by a skeleton) striking the time; and a calendar dial with medallions representing the months.

 According to local legend, the city will suffer if the clock is neglected and its good operation is placed in jeopardy and a ghost, mounted on the clock, was supposed to nod his head in confirmation. Based on the legend, the only hope was represented by a boy born in the New Year’s night.

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¨And they lived in Prague happily ever after.¨

 


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According to the Guinness Book of Records, Prague Castle  (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) is the largest ancient castle in the world. Prague Castle includes Gothic St Vitus Cathedral, Romanesque Basilica of St. George, a monastery and several palaces, gardens and defense towers. Most of the castle areas are open to tourists.


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