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Czech Republic tourist attractions: what to see in Czechia

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The Czech Republic has always been a crossroads between different European cultures. The beauty and variety of its natural landscapes and the richness of its artistic and cultural heritage make it a very interesting country for tourists. The city of Prague is without doubt the main of the attractions of the Czech Republic.

Prague is a magnificent city, full of bridges, cathedrals, towers and domes of churches, which are reflected in the waters of the Vltava River where you can find a unique symbiosis between the various architectural styles. However, the Czech Republic is represented not only by its capital, there are smaller cities with well-preserved historical centers, magnificent castles, historic spas and natural places of interest.

Among the most beautiful cities is that of Český Krumlov, located in the south of the country near the border with Austria. This historical town has a characteristic historical center that rises in a bend of the Vltava river. After Prague the town of Český Krumlov is among the most visited attractions in the Czech Republic.

Cities of great charm are also Plzeň, in the south-west of Prague, famous for its Pilsner beer, and České Budějovice, which is located in the south of the country just north of Český Krumlov, and retains a historic center with valuable Baroque and medieval architecture.

Kutná Hora, located east of Prague, is rich in Gothic buildings and together with the nearby town of Sedlec is part of the UNESCO heritage. Other historical centers to be discovered are those of Litomyšl, north of Brno, with a beautiful Renaissance castle. Třebíč and nearby Telč are both in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. As well as Kroměříž, with a beautiful seventeenth-century castle, and the cultural landscape of Lednice-Valtice.

THERMAL BATHS, CASTLES AND MOUNTAINS

For centuries, the spas of Bohemia and Moravia were frequented by the nobility and rulers all over Europe, even today the towns of Karlovy Vary, formerly known by its German name, Carlsbad, Mariánské Lázně (Marienbad) and Františkovy Lázně (Franzensbad) are among the most important spas of Europe. But in the country there are countless other spas like those of Janské Lázně in the Sudetes Mountains and Velké Losiny in northern Moravia.

The mountainous areas of the country are important tourist areas where you can live in close contact with nature, practicing hiking and winter sports in one of the many ski resorts in the country. The centers of Harrachov, Pec pod Sněžkou, Špindlerův Mlýn and Rokytnice nad Jizerou in the Giant Mountains in the Sudetenland on the border with Poland, are among the most important ski centers in the Czech Republic.

The Czech Republic is also known for its many castles, the most famous of which is surely thato fo Karlštejn, located a few kilometers south-west of Prague. To the south of Prague is another wonderful castle at Konopiště, which was the residence of the heir to the Habsburg throne. To the south of Prague another castle to visit is the castle of Zvíkov surrounded by a beautiful natural environment.

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