have brought homage there for centuries. W. A. Mozart, L. van Beethoven,
G. Apollinaire, P. I. Tschaikowski, F. N. Dostojewski, A. Rodin,
O. Kokoschka as well as the British Queen Elisabeth II, and the Pope
Johannes Paul II among others, have claimed to have been enchanted
by the beauty and wonderful architecture of Prague. And their birthplace
Prague is reflected in the works of poets and authors, such as Schaffen
Jan Neruda, Jaroslav Hasek, Jaroslav Seifert, Franz Kafka, Max Brod
or Egon Erwin Kisch.
Prague displays a unique complex of memorials. High above the
historical city centre aspires the Prague’s castle looming
over, the perfect example of all artistic styles and directions.
The historical city centre stretches along the banks of the Vltava
and consists of 6 areas, each a separate city joining together
in the 18th century. They are the old city, the Josef town (preserved
remains of the former Jewish town – now a part of the old
city), the new town, the small side, Hradschin (the castle quarter)
and Vysehrad. The majority of memorials, sights, museums and galleries
are concentrated there.