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In honor of the fall equinox last week, we are totally dreaming about the best spots in the world to watch the leaves change and Prague is definitely one of those places! Here are some of the sights around this gorgeous city that boasts modern cafes and gothic cathedrals.
1. Charles Bridge
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Commissioned in 1357 by King Charles IV, the bridge is one of the most famous landmarks in the city and it is dotted along its path with many sculptures depicting saints and patron saints who were respected during the 17th and 18th centuries. Get to the bridge either before sunrise or after sunset to beat the massive crowds that walk the bridge each day. If you do happen to cross the bridge during the peak hours, you may catch a glimpse of various street performers and artists who keep the visitors entertained.
2. Prague Castle
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Prague Castle is the biggest ancient castle in the world and casts an imposing shadow over the city. The castle complex is huge, including palaces, a church, a monastery, museums and art galleries, viewing towers and the supreme St. Vitus Cathedral. Get lost in the many buildings and learn about the history of the the castle and the kings who used to rule.
3. Dancing House
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In stark contrast to the classical architecture of the buildings surrounding it, the Dancing House incorporates “deconstructivist” architecture from architects Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry, who wanted the building to represent both static and dynamic movement. The top floor of the building is the only part of it open to the public, but you can head up there to enjoy an amazing meal at the Fred & Ginger Restaurant and take in the fantastic views of the rest of the city.