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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The Historic Centre of Prague comprises the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town. Together, they are the most outstanding showcase of the architecture of Central Europe in the Middle Ages.

Among the many magnificent heritage buildings in the historic centre of Prague include the Hradcani Castle, the St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and many churches and palaces. Most of these buildings were erected in the 14th century, during the reign of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV.

The Historic Centre of Prague was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 16th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Santa Fe, the United States, on 7-14 December, 1992.

Photos of Historic Centre of Prague

Historic Centre of Prague, Czech Republic
Historic Centre of Prague, Czech Republic (14 April 2008)
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Historic Centre of Prague, Czech Republic
Historic Centre of Prague, Czech Republic (14 April 2008)
© Timothy Tye using this photo

Historic Centre of Prague, Czech Republic
Historic Centre of Prague, Czech Republic (14 April 2008)
© Timothy Tye using this photo

Historic Centre of Prague, Czech Republic
Historic Centre of Prague, Czech Republic (14 April 2008)
© Timothy Tye using this photo

Historic Centre of Prague, Czech Republic
Historic Centre of Prague, Czech Republic (14 April 2008)
© Timothy Tye using this photo

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 50 5 22.992 E 14 25 9.984 Prague, Czech Republic
Inscription Year: 1992
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV, VI

Visiting Historic Centre of Prague

The main international gateway to Prague is the Ruzyně International Airport (PRG). The airport is 20 km from the city centre. The cheapest way is to take the bus. The ticket can be bought at the kiosk at the arrival hall. Alternatively, you can take the Airport Express, which leaves the airport every 30 minutes. Tickets are available from the driver.

The easiest way to explore Prague's historic centre is on foot. However, the streets are cobbled, as well as quite steep in places, so it can be difficult for elderly and disabled travelers. Taxis are not trustworthy. I had the personal bad experience where we had to pay an extremely high price for a taxi to go for a short distance. Always insist on a receipt, which should have the driver's name and tax identification number.

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