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The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. BEST WESTERN Hotel Kinsky Garden Prague hotel is located near Charles Bridge, just over a kilometer on foot. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town and adjacent areas.
Prague Castle is a castle in Prague where the Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic have had their offices. BEST WESTERN Hotel Kinsky Garden Prague hotel is located near Prague Castle, a 20-minute stroll away. The Czech Crown Jewels are kept here. Prague Castle is the biggest castle in the world (according to Guinness Book of Records the biggest ancient castle) at about 570 metres in length and an average of about 130 metres wide.
The National Theatre in Prague is known as the Alma Mater of Czech opera, and as the national monument of Czech history and art. Guests of BEST WESTERN Hotel Kinsky Garden in the Lesser Town are invited to stroll across the Vltava River and visit this hub of Czech culture. The National Theatre belongs to the most important Czech cultural institutions, with a rich artistic tradition, which was created and maintained by the most distinguished personalities in Czech society.
Church of Our Lady of Victory
The shrine in which the world-famous statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague is maintained and venerated is located in Karmelitská Street in the Lesser Town of Prague, just few steps from the BEST WESTERN Hotel Kinsky Garden away. The church, dedicated to Our Lady of Victory and St. Anthony of Padua, is visited by hundreds of thousands of believers from the Czech Republic and throughout the world every year. At the same time, the church of Our Lady of Victory is a cultural and artistic monument of worldwide importance. It is a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Old Town Square
Located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge, Prague's Old Town Square is often bursting at the seams with tourists in the summer. Featuring various architectural styles including the gothic Týn Church and baroque St. Nicholas Church, the square is an oasis for travelers wearied by Prague's narrow streets. Among many churches, tourists may find the Astronomical Clock on this square, while the tower at the Old Town Hall offers a panoramic view of Old Town shop.
The Municipal House (Czech: Obecní dům) is a major civic landmark and concert hall in Prague, and an important building in architectural and political history in the Czech Republic. It is situated on Náměstí Republiky 5. Around 1900, the building was commissioned by the city on an odd-shaped lot and the subject of one architectural competition, then another, both unsatisfactory. The job was then simply given to architects Osvald Polívka and Antonín Balšánek, who served as much as artistic coordinators as designers. Construction started in 1905 and it opened in 1912.
Wenceslas Square (Czech: Václavské náměstí ) is one of the main city squares and the centre of the business and cultural communities in the New Town of Prague, Czech Republic. Many historical events occurred there, and it is a traditional setting for demonstrations, celebrations, and other public gatherings. The square is named after Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia. It is part of the historic centre of Prague, a World Heritage Site.
Petřín (327 m) is a hill in the center of Prague, Czech Republic. It rises some 130 m above the left bank of the Vltava River. The hill, almost entirely covered with parks, is a favorite recreational area for the inhabitants of Prague. The hill (in German known as Laurenziberg) is featured prominently in Franz Kafka's early short story "Description of a Struggle" and briefly in Milan Kundera's novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being. The summit of the hill is linked to Prague's Malá Strana district by the Petřín funicular, a funicular railway that first operated in 1891.