Prague, the capital of Czech Republic as well as its largest city is one of Europe's most beautiful cities. Its historic city center was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 and for over 1,000 years this riverside city has been the cultural and economic capital of the Czech Republic. Many of the most popular sights and attractions are located in downtown Prague.
A very interesting place to see is Wenceslas Square in Prague's New Town, founded in 1348 by King Charles IV. It is part of Prague's historical city center. This culturally rich sight is a popular setting for celebrations, festivals and demonstrations. One of the most dramatic protests in history was held here in 1969, when 20 year old college student Jan Palach committed suicide by self-immolation as a political protest against the invasion of the Soviet Union into Czechoslovakia. A memorial to Palach lies in front of the National Museum at the top of Wenceslas Square.
One of the most visited and photographed places