Prague: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

Prague, the capital of the European Czech Republic and one of the most beautiful historic places on the continent. We already brought you the first part of this list of interesting facts about the city, here is part two.

Number Eight: The Jewish Quarter of Prague

This area of town includes an overcrowded cemetery, an ancient synagogue, and an emotional holocaust memorial. Allegedly, Hitler had dreams of retiring in Prague and wished to preserve this area as a reminder of the race he wiped out.

Number Seven: The Oldest Castle on the Planet

Prague holds this amazing record and even went in the Guinness book for it. The amazing 9th-century structure includes St George’s Basilica and the St. Vitus Cathedral.

Number Six: Carp is Their Christmas Meal

You don’t find turkey at holiday meals in the Czech Republic, as residents like to eat fish instead. It’s not unusual for people to buy the fish days early and let it swim in the bath until Christmas, for the sake of freshness.

Number Five: The Astronomical Clock

You may have heard of this clock, a huge tourist attraction of the European city. It also has a counterpart, though, that exists a thousand miles from the original, in Seoul. The replica is actually a restaurant and exhibition center.

Number Four: The Pneumatic Post

Another famous attraction of this city is the world’s last preserved pneumatic post system. This gigantic structure is a system that exists underground and is about 55 kilometers in length.

Number Three: Unique Museums

Among cool things to visit in Prague, you will find the Museum of Communism which will explain the history of the Czech Republic’s experience with this political ideology. You’ll also find a Museum of Torture in case you’re interested in the types of tools once used for such things.

Number Two: Black Light Theater

This is a special type of performance you will see advertised all over the city. The show involves actors performing in a pitch black showroom with glowing costumes and stage props.

Number One: The Largest Medieval Town Square

One of the largest squares in the world, Charles Square was the biggest town square in all of Europe in medieval times. It is still standing today. Thanks for checking out part two of our list!