Equity Point runs a hotel in Prague:
| The Equity Point Prague Hotel in the centre of Prague
Equity Point Prague is the latest incorporation in our hostels and it’s located in... The capital of Czech Republic is the most valuable historical city reserve. Since the middle Ages, Prague has been known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with adjectives such as “golden”, hundred-spired, “the crown of the world” and “stone dream”.
The historical core of Prague is situated on both banks of the Vltava River and consists of 6 districts – formerly independent urban units unified in the 18th century. They are as follows: Staré Mêsto (Old town), Josefov (the preserved part of the former Jewish Town – today a part of Old Town), Malá Strana (Lesser Town) Hradcany and Vysehrad. Naturally most of the historical monuments, museums and galleries are concentrated in these places.
Few cities are as romantic and magical as Prague, with its beautiful preserved mix of architectural styles (Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Neo-classicism) Winding streets and bridges.
Prague is a dazzling capital with beautiful preserved historical sites and fascinating attractions like:
- The Castle: Called hrad by the locals and has towered regally over the city since the ninth century. Listed by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest ancient castle, it’s actually a whole complex of sprawling palaces, churches, courtyards, halls and gardens.
- St Vitus Cathedral: Built between 1344 and 1929, is the heart of Prague Castle and the Millennium – old center of the Czech spiritual world. Don’t miss the main entrance featuring a gilded 14th century mosaic depicting the Last judgment.
- Charles Bridge: Which its blackened statues straddling the Vltava River, is best appreciated at dawn or late night to see it at its most spectacular and less busy – before or after the myriads of onlookers, buskers and street-sellers line its side. The silhouettes of the statues lining the massive 520m – long stone construction, dating back to medieval times, hover ghost-like in the skyline and make for atmospheric photo opportunities.
- Old Town Square: is a place to people watch and the centerpiece of the city, but also a spot to marvel at the famous Astronomical Clock which is over 600 years old. Visitors can watch a performance of the clock at the top of each hour. To admire panoramic views of many of the surroundings buildings and fairytale gothic spires, you can climb to the top of the Old Town Hall.
- Petrin Hill: Head to Petrin Hill for the most incredible views above the city. Here stands the 299 steps high Eifell-inspired observation tower which offers the chance to glance down on the baroque roofs, all reached by a funicular railway.
- Loreto: Loreto is a dazzling building and Christian pilgrimage site that was created in the 17th century to promote the legend of Santa Casa, a copy of the house believed to be the Virgin Mary’s.
- Wenceslas Square: is the city’s beating heart, a place to soak up the nightlife of Prague. Once a horse market it now bristles with restaurants, hotels, designer shops and cafes. It’s also home to one of Europe’s great opera houses, the National Museum and the statue of St Wenceslas.
- Mala Strana: This is the historic heart; it’s where Beethoven used to hang out – a romantic twilight world of cobblestone streets and medieval alleyways.
- The Theatre of the Estates: This place is where Mozart premiered his opera Don Giovanni in 1787, which is still in the venue’s repertoire today. This fully-restored opera house is one of the most atmospheric spots to take in a show.