The 'Slav Epic' is one of the greatest works by Czech artist Alphonse Mucha. Over the course of 20 years, he painted 20 enormous canvases, some measuring over eight meters tall. If you're visiting Prague, there is no doubt you will come across Mucha's more commercial work. His style of art is quintessential "art nouveau" and features beautiful young women in flowing dresses surrounded by lush flowers.
Prague Castle is in fact, more like a walled, medieval village, rather than one singular castle. Inside these walls are some of Prague's most famous architectural masterpieces. Combined into compound, this mini-city was named, "Prague Castle".
In 1784, four independent boroughs in Bohemia, came together to form the city of Prague. Today, each of these districts feels like their own unique area of the city, whose architecture, atmosphere and layout change as you move throughout them. The four neighbourhoods are Hradčany (the Castle District), Malá Strana (the Lesser Quarter below the Castle District), Staré Město (Old Town) and Nové Město (New Town).
Inside Prague Castle, you’ll find one of the oldest buildings in Prague: St. George's Basilica. The 17th-century red baroque facade hides behind it, some of the best examples of Romanesque architecture still standing in Prague.
Golden Lane is one of Prague's most picturesque streets. Located inside Prague Castle, this fairytale like laneway of pastel coloured homes was built in the castle's fortifications at the end of the 16th century. To access the Golden Lane, you need to purchase a ticket for Prague Castle. Almost every different circuit ticket includes the Golden Lane and for a good reason, since no visit to Prague castle is complete without visiting Golden Lane.
The crowning jewel of Prague Castle is without a doubt, St. Vitus Cathedral. You might expect the royal residences would be most distinguished buildings in the compound, but here, the church reigns supreme. Upon entering Prague Castle, you can see the awe inspiring Gothic towers of St. Vitus poking their heads out above all the other red roof buildings surrounding it.
One of Prague’s most visited sites is the <b>Old Town Square</b>, in the centre of town. In this one square, you’ll find some of Bohemia’s most famous buildings. There is something here for art lovers, historians and foodies alike. The plaza is over 1.7 hectares large with a sprawling history detailing Prague's gruesome and glorious past. Rotating minstrels still entertain on-lookers, and the square often continues to serve as a place of political protest for locals to give voice to their concerns.
The Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul in Prague often makes the top ten list of the "Best Churches in Prague" but rarely make the "Must See Attractions" list. And yet it is by far, one of the most impressive pieces of ecclesiastical Slavic Art Nouveau Architecture in the city.