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The Pearl of the Eastern Europe countries

The rich historical and Cultural heritage of the Golden City of Prague has in the recent years  become more and more famous and nowadays Prague is one of the most frequently visited destination  in central Europe. Prague is on its own a living reflect of centuries of history and culture.  In 1992 the historical core of the city covering 866 hectares was listed in the UNESCO World  Cultural and Natural Heritage Register. In the year 2000, Prague was one of the nine cities  awarded by the European Community to the title of European City of Culture.

Since the early Middle Ages, Prague has been known as one of the most beautiful cities of the  world, and has been defined as "The golden City", "The City of hundred spires", "The crown  of the world", "A stone dream". Throughout centuries, important personalities as W. A. Mozart,  L. van Beethoven, F. M. Dostoyevsky, A. Rodin, G. Apollinaire, P. I. Tchaikovsky, O. Kokoschka,  Queen Elizabeth II and Pope John Paul II, as well as many writers and poets, paid homage to  the attractive and architectural beauty of Prague.

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: Old       Town (Stare Mesto), Jewish Town (Josefov), New Town (Nove Mesto), Lesser  Town (Mala Strana), Hradcany   and Vysehrad.       Naturally, most of the historical monuments, museums and galleries are concentrated there.