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Did You Know… Top 5 Attractions in Prague

  • 26/02/2019
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Another year, another destination! Back in 2018, our annual software testing conference was held in the Hague, Netherlands. The city was a beautiful place to host the event and they welcomed us with a great vibe.  We thought a lot about the location of our next conference. We wanted to choose a beautiful city, somewhere around the centre of Europe too. And as we brainstormed at all of our meetings, one city came in mind. Prague. 

So, if you haven’t yet been to Prague, you are in for a treat! This article mentions the top attractions you can squeeze in while heading for our Software Testing Conference in November.  

 

 

Visit the Largest Castle in the World

We want to mention the biggest attraction first, literally. The Prague Castle seems to be like a city itself, it’s that enormous. It spans an impressive 18 acres and is home to stunning cathedrals, chapels, royal palaces and gorgeous ornamental gardens.  Highlights include the Old Royal Palace’s main hall, the Vladislav Hall, so large it could be used for jousting tournaments, and staircases wide enough to allow mounted knights to use them

Distance from the Conference: 9.4 km (25 min Drive)

 

 

The Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock

The most significant square of historical Prague, it was founded in the 12th century and has been witness to many historical events. It is definitely a must see attraction of course. You will notice the Old Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady before Týn, the square is dominated by the Baroque Church of St Nicholas, the Rococo Kinský Palace, the Gothic House at the Stone Bell. Many restaurants are surrounding the Old Town Square as well.

Distance from the Conference: 5.5 km (about 18 mins drive)

 

 

 

The Municipal House

Located next to the Powder Gate, the Municipal House (Obecní dům) is the most impressive Art Nouveau building in Prague. The stunning building became known worldwide in 1918 when the historic proclamation of the Independence of Czechoslovakia took place in one of its halls.

 

The Dancing House

If you love architecture, then you already now that Prague is the place for it. Look at this picture above. the building is called the Dancing House! It is Prague’s most outstanding modern architectural creation. The 2 building hugging each other look as if they are dancing. They also ave a nickname, “Fred and Ginger” after famous American dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. 

Distance from the conference: 3.5 km  (about 10 mins drive)

 

 

Visit the Lennon Wall

Prague’s Lennon Wall has stood since the 1980s as a tribute to former Beatles and peace campaigner John Lennon.  The wall has been covered in John Lennon and The Beatles graffiti, lyrics and quotations since the 1980s and is very popular among tourists and young fans wishing to pay homage to the group. If you are a big fan, this is a must visit.

Distance from the conference: 5.5km ( about 20mins drive)

 

Prague is a stunning city, no doubt about that. We haven’t covers even half of the great attractions that the city has to offer. Make sure that, after long hours of learning and networking at the EuroSTAR conference, you will have a chance to visit those mentioned attractions!

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