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Czech Republic Famous Places to Visit
- Prague ( Praha ) - the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Its large and beautiful historic center is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
- Brno : Largest city in Moravia with several excellent museums. The Moto GP Grand Prix takes place here every year.
- Ostrava - Third-largest city in the Czech Republic with a vibrant local subculture and long history of coal mining and heavy industry. The old steelworks and coal mines are not everybody's idea of a tourist destination but it is a fascinating and unique landscape which is accessible on guided tours. Hard hats supplied.
- Olomouc - A vibrant riverside university town with a 1000 year history and the second-largest historical centre in the Czech Republic. Olomouc's rich collection of historical architecture includes the UNESCO-listed column of the Holy Trinity, six stone baroque fountains, several churches and the renaissance town hall with a 15metre high astronomical clock. Bouzov and Helfstyn castles are nearby.
- Cesky Krumlov - Beautiful old town in South Bohemia with the country's second biggest chateau.
- Kutna Hora - Historical town with famous St. Barbora cathedral, old silver mines and the Chapel of All Saints, which is decorated with thousands of human bones
- Karlovy Vary aka "Carlsbad", historic (and biggest Czech) spa resort, especially popular with German and Russian tourist groups
- Pilsen ( Plzen ) - Home of the original Pilsner Urquell beer, and the largest city in West Bohemia
- Telc - A small South Moravian town with a perfectly preserved Renaissance town centre which is surrounded by shallow man made lakes. The town square is surrounded by an arched walkway and colourful two-storey renaissance houses. The chateau and Church of St James are open to the public and its possible to hire rowboats from the lakeside in the warmer months.