Prague is famous for being one of the most beautiful and charming cities in Europe and boats with many breathtaking historical sights. During this voyage you will get the opportunity to see the most famous cultural monuments from the Vltava River and soak in the historical atmosphere of this fairytale-like city.
This stunning building, Prague’s modern landmark, was constructed between 1992-1996 and is a strikingly modern contrast to Prague’s historic architecture. The building is an example of deconstructivist architecture, with an unusual shape – a couple – man and woman dancing together, holding their hands, with a dress that moves to the music. Designed by Croatia-born Czech architect Vlado Milunic in cooperation with Canadian architect Frank Gehry, the building is also called as Fred & Ginger, referring to Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers – the famous dance duo. Visit the popular Celeste restaurant, which is located on the roof and can offer you an experience of a lifetime from the delicious food as well as from the magnificent view of the Vltava River and Prague Castle.
Vyšehrad is a castle located in Prague, which was built in the 10th century, and is perched atop a hill overlooking the Vltava River. It is fairly spread out and its grounds contain the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, Vyšehrad Cemetery, and the Rotunda of St. Martin. Vyšehrad Cemetery is one of the most important and well-known cemeteries in the entire Czech Republic, and contains the remains of famous figures from the Czech history, including Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Karel Čapek, and Alphons Mucha. Any proper visit to Prague should include a visit to Vyšehrad, with its natural beauty and glimpse into Czech national history.
Čechův Bridge is the tenth bridge over the Vltava River in Prague is the only Art Nouveau bridge construction in the Czech Republic that reaches such proportions. The bridge was built between 1905 – 1908. The bridge connects the Letná Park and the Prague Jewish Quarter, where the Old-New Synagogue is located. in that it. It is most noteworthy for its unique artistic decoration. The bridge was named after a Czech writer, journalist and poet Svatopluk Čech. There are hourly and two-hour cruises from Čechův Bridge as well as cruises with dinner or lunch.
Kampa is an island in the Vltava River in the central Prague on the side of Malá Strana. It is separated from Malá Strana by a narrow artificial channel to the west called the Devil’s Stream (Čertovka), originally a waterway dug to power watermills. Today, Kampa is the site of various cultural events such as open-air exhibitions (such as the “babies” by the controversial and prominent local artist David Černý) and concerts throughout the whole year. An essential attraction is the Museum Kampa, a modern art gallery showing central European and especially Czech work, which with its exterior design ranks between one of the most intriguing modern buildings in Prague.
This is a on the right bank of the Vltava River in the Old Town of Prague. Major concerts such as Prague Spring festival are held in gorgeous Neo-Renaissance building at Jan Palach. The construction was entrusted to the architects Josef Zítek and Josef Schulz and was completed in 1881. In 1884 a concert hall Dvořák Hall was established, there are also two smaller concert halls - Suk Hall and Kubelíkova hall – mainly for chamber music.
The National Theater
This neo-Renaissance building overlooking the Vltava River was completed in 1881. It is a symbol of Czech national identity and cultural heritage and is one of the most important Czech cultural institutions. The magnificent interior contains sculptures of Czech theatrical personalities and paintings by distinguished Czech artists of the National Theater generation -- Myslbek, Aleš, Hynais. Today, the theater plays host to a demanding repertoire of drama, opera, and ballet.
The Charles Bridge is the most famous of Prague’s bridges and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the entire city. Its construction started on the sight of the previous Judith Bridge in 1357 under King Charles IV and was completed in the early 15th century. It measures over 2,000 feet long and almost 33 feet wide, and features 16 arches. 30 statues that depict various saints from Czech history were erected between 1683 and 1714, primarily Baroque, line both sides of the bridge. Charles Bridge offers a stunning view of the Prague Castle.
The Old Town Bridge Tower
The Old Town Bridge Tower is a beautiful Gothic tower that heralds the entrance to the Old Town. It was completed in 1380 and forms part of the old fortification system of Prague, which was built to protect the Old Town against northern invaders. It features sculptures by Peter Parléř, whose work can also be seen in St. Vitus Cathedral. 138 stairs will take you to the top, from which there is a stunning view over Charles Bridge, Vltava, the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the Prague Castle.
Smíchov Canal lock
Smíchov Canal lock is a water scale on the river Vltava situated at the Janáček embankment under the Petržilkovský Island, on the left side of the Children's Island. Built t in the years 1911 – 1922 it originated as because of the two historically older dams - Šítkovský and Staroměstský and today it is one of the four canal locks in Prague. It consists of four consecutive gates and runs from the Lesser Legion area under the Legion bridge to the Old Town damn by the Sovovy mills.