Prague is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Prague historical centre has been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1992, and it is full of unique buildings and mysterious medieval recesses. In addition to tourist attractions, it also offers many places suitable for relaxation, such as large parks and gardens, theatres, concert halls, or music clubs. Compared to other big cities, Prague is safe with a relatively low crime rate. However, one must pay special attention to pickpockets, especially in the Prague city centre.
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Hradec Králové is the capital of the Hradec Králové Region. It is situated on the confluence of the Elbe and Orlice rivers and has a population of approximately 93,000. We can find many architecturally interesting buildings in the city, such as the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary from the 17th century, the historical Town Hall, or the Renaissance bell tower referred to as the White Tower. In addition to monuments, visitors are attracted to the Giant Fresh-Water Aquarium with a water forest, the recreational Aqua Centre with a toboggan and artificial wave maker, or the Elbe hydroelectric power station “Hučák”.
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With a population of 172,000, the western Bohemian city of Plzeň is the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic. It is an historical town, famous not only for its world-renowned beer, but also its unique monuments and pulsating city centre. In 2015, Plzeň was even named the European Capital of Culture.
Some of the dominant features of the city include the Renaissance Town Hall, the Franciscan Monastery with the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, or the late Gothic St Bartholomew’s Cathedral located on Republic Square in the centre of town. Another architectural gem is the Gothic water tower known as the Black Tower. It is also worth visiting the Plzeň Historical Underground, made up of a complex system of corridors, cellars, and wells, built as early as the 14th century and one of the largest historical underground systems in central Europe. Other interesting features include the Brewery Museum, Techmania Science Center, DinoPark Plzeň, or the Zoological and Botanical Garden of Plzeň.
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