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When enjoying the opportunities to learn and network at ESGO 2021, you’ll also have the chance to explore the myriad delights of the Czech Republic Capital city, Prague. A place that is rich with history, a metropolis with unique charm, vibrancy and flair.
Prague has many assets that make it a stunning and interesting destination and the perfect backdrop to ESGO 2021.
Prague is a dream city for anyone with a romantic streak or an interest in history. It offers a compact city center, a fascinating centuries-long history with splendid examples of Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and Art Nouveau architecture.
The City of a Hundred Spires on the Vltava River is known to people from all over the world and ranks among the most beautiful cities in Europe.
In 1992 the historical core of the city covering 866 hectares was listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Register.
Since the very beginning, Prague has always played an important role in the history of both the nation, country and Europe. Since the Middle Ages, Prague has been known as one of the most beautiful cities of the world, and has been attributed adjectives such as "golden", "city of hundred spires", "the crown of the world", "a stone dream".
Prague represents a unique collection of historical monuments dominated by Prague Castle which towers high above the city. It merges all artistic and architectonic styles and movements. The historical core of the city is situated on both banks of the Vltava river and consists of 6 parts - formerly independent urban units unified in the 18th century.
They are as follows: Stare Mesto (Old Town), Josefov (the preserved part of the former Jewish Town - today part of the Old Town), Nove Mesto (New Town), Mala Strana (Lesser Town), Hradcany and Vysehrad. Naturally, most of the historical monuments, museums and galleries are concentrated there.
Prague Castle, one of the largest castle complex in the world.
Once the home of Bohemia's kings, the Castle today is the official residence of the Czech Republic's President and one of the city's most visited tourist attractions
Charles Bridge, one of the most recognisable old bridges in Europe.
Wenceslas Square, created in the 14th century during the reign of Charles IV as a horse market and has since become one of the city's most important public spaces, and home to the National Museum and numerous other architectural treasures.
The National Museum, houses numerous important collections representing a variety of fields.
The Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock located in the the historic center of Prague.
St. Vitus Cathedral, within the grounds of Prague Castle, the Roman Catholic St. Vitus Cathedral is the Czech Republic's largest Christian church.
The Church of Our Lady before Týn, located in the Old Town Square.
The Municipal House, one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau in the city.
The Dancing House, Prague's most outstanding modern architectural creation, nicknamed "Fred and Ginger" after famous American dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
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