Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic as well as its largest city. The city is famous for its position as the cultural, economic, and political center, plus its rich cultural preservation. The location of Prague is conveniently on the Vltava River to the northwest part of the country. The Czech Republic is locally referred to as the City of a Hundred Spires. It has preserved its culture profoundly evident through the historic heart in the Old Town Square, where the ancient elaborate structures, the Gothic churches, and the antique astronomical clock are colorfully sprawled out through the town. The Charles Bridge, a pedestrian bridge built in 1402, has beautiful statues of the Catholic Church saints beautifully planted along with it. The scenic Prague Castle, placed uphill in an attractive outlook, was built in the ninth century and now is home to the reigning Czech President. Saint Vitus Cathedral in the castle is an artistic representation of the work of Alphonse Mucha, whose work is seen through the cathedral windows. The original quarter of the Jews now hosts the Old-New Synagogue, which is one of the oldest sacred worshipping places of the Jews. It is also home to the Old Jewish Cemetery, complete with thousands of graves therein. Wenceslas Square makes one other attractive point with the artistic building designs that hose cafes, shops, and stalls. Unwinding is memorable at the Letna Park, where visitors have a chance to look down on the rooftops of buildings as well as the scenic bridge views across downtown Prague.
During spring, from April to October, Prague is a lovely city to visit. The weather is mild, tolerable, and pleasant. One of the most crucial holiday events is Easter, usually falling on varying dates in March and April. The period between May and June sees Prague host an International showcasing of classic musicals and traditional dance talents, activities that are attended by visitors from far and wide. Winters are long and cold, but celebrations for the Christmas and New Year go on amid the cold with the parties and festivities.