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Paris, Rome, Venice, and Barcelona are among the top-visited destinations in Europe. Beyond the Old World, New York City, Toronto and Whistler await shopping, dining and skiing enthusiasts, as well as businessmen and students. Quality accommodation is always in demand, and nowadays travellers have the freedom to choose not only hotels, but also apartment rentals.
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Cathedrals, churches, monasteries

Saint Vitus Cathedral

Saint Vitus cathedral was founded in 1344 by John of Luxembourg and his sons Charles IV and John Henry (Jan JindЕ™ich) in place of an ancient rotunda of 929, rebuilt in 1060-96 and turned into a three-nave basilica afterwards. The first architect of the Gothic cathedral was Matthias of Arras, and after him came Peter Parler and his sons. The cathedral is 124 meters long and 33 meters tall, when measured by the height of the dome. The main tower is 96.5 meters tall, and the west towers are 82 meters tall. The cathedral had witnessed coronations of many Czech kings, and many royal regalia are still kept there. The Golden Gate mosaic on the south facade, finished with Bohemian glass, had been completed by venetian craftsmen. The Neo-Gothic west facade was erected in 1892. The beautiful Rose Window with a 10.4-meters diameter was decorated with scenes from Creation in 1921.

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Old New Synagogue

The synagogue was built around 1280 and kept its original purpose to this day. The two-nave floor plan inside the synagogue has not been altered since the construction. The synagogue has also kept its original seating along the main walls.

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Church of Our Lady before TГЅn

The Church of Our Lady before TГЅn was founded circa 1380. The upper floors were the work of the workshop of Perer Parler around 1400. The vaults of the central nave were completed in the Baroque period, after the blaze of 1779. Many valuable art pieces are housed in the church, including Karel Е krГ©ta's (Carolus Creten) paintings, Gothic sculptures "Golgotha" and "The seated Madonna", a Gothic canopy, a pulpit, the oldest Gothic baptismal font in Prague, and also the gravestone of a famous astronomer Tycho Brahe who used to live at court during the reign of emperor Rudolph II and died in 1601. The only window in little Franz Kafka's room overlooked the wall of the church.

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Convent of Saint Agnes

The convent of the order of Claire (the women's branch of the order of St. Francis) was founded in 1233-1234 by VГЎclav I for his sister Agnes. Agnes became the first abbess of the convent. She is buried here along with other members of the PЕ™emysl dynasty.

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The Loreto Sanctuary (or Loreta) is a place of pilgrimage in Prague founded in 1626, famous for its copy of the House of the Virgin Mary (the Holy Hut). The Shrine of the Holy House was built in 1631 by Giovanni Orsi and decorated with reliefs based on scenes from Holy Mary's life. A silver-plated statue of Mary is found inside the Shrine. According to legend, angels carried Mary's house from Nazareth to a laurel grove (Loreto) in Italy. The Loreto Sanctuary in Prague has an impressive treasury. 27 carillons ring a Marian choral every hour. The main facade and the clock tower were built by Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer in 1720.

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Church of Saint Nicholas

The church of St. Nicholas in MalГЎ Strana was constructed in 1704-1711 by Christoph Dientzenhofer and completed in 1750 by his son, Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer. The bell tower was erected in 1755 by Anselmo Lurago. Sculptures by Ignaz Platzer embellished the church in 1761. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart used to play the organ of the church.

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