Beautiful view of Prague from Vysehrad, meaning the “upper castle” in Czech. Vysehrad is a historic fort located in Prague, southeast of Prague Castle, on the right bank of the Vltava River. It was built probably in the 10th century.
Prague yellow penguins in Prague, you can find only yellow penguins check a review from Tripadvisor.com: Penguins standing in a row by the river – they light up at night: “The cool thing about this artwork in the river is that if you walk down to the wharf area where the last penguin is located, you can stand in front and look like you’re the leader of the penguins! These penguins light up at night which is very impressive. There are other artworks in the park next to the penguins on display.”
Prague spires Prague spires are mentioned even in the famous nickname of Prague as a “The city of a hundred spires” or “The city of one hundred spires”. So, is it true? Has Prague got really 100 spires? This name comes from the beginning of 19th century and the author was Josef Hormayer – Czech writer. The number of spires in Prague was 103 as it was counted by Czech mathematician Bernard Bolzano. Indeed, if we look around from one of the look-out spots we can literally see a forest of towers and spires. These towers and spires embellish the numerous religious buildings as well as draw our attention to some remarkable communal buildings. The historical water-towers are also very significant in Prague’s panorama. In the past, they were essential for life in the city the same way as were […]
The Charles Bridge has mathematical significance Charles IV laid the first stone of this famous monument at 5.31 am on July 9, 1357. The notoriously superstitious king was into astrology and numerology, and chose this date because of its written form: 1-3-5-7-9-7-5-3-1 (year, day, month, time). Add this information to the stunning views and saintly statues, and Charles Bridge is clearly a required item on any list of what to see in Prague. The bridge is 621 metres (2,037 ft) long and nearly 10 metres (33 ft) wide, following the example of the Stone Bridge in Regensburg, it was built as a bow bridge with 16 arches shielded by ice guards. It is protected by three bridge towers, two of them on the Lesser Quarter side and the third one on the Old Town side. The Old Town Bridge Tower is often […]