Prague is a political, economic and cultural center of the Czech Republic and the heart of the European Union. It has a reputation as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. At present, Prague counts around 1200 000 inhabitants.
The historical center of the city is a monument reserve, which was in 1992 added to the list of natural and cultural heritage of UNESCO. In the 2000, the European Community granted Prague the title – European Capital of Culture.
After the “velvet” revolution in 1989, the Prague has become a dynamic cultural and tourist center of European importance and the most important arena for political and economic negotiations (such as meetings of the International Monetary Fund in September 2000).
And continues its centuries-old historical role of one of the major metropolises and spiritual crossroads of Europe.
Prague has a very favorable business environment. In the list “the most popular commercial sites”, the Prague 13th place.
Half the visitors to Prague in 2004 were citizens of Great Britain (17%), France (10%), Germany (8%), United States (8%) and Spain and Portugal (7%).
In January 2008, there were launching of a new terminal at Prague airport, which enables to handle 12 million passengers a year. Its flexible approach in the context of Europe. In the future, it will allow further expansion of airport capacity.
City Center: Old Town, New Town, Josefov, Mala Strana, Prague Castle, Vysehrad.
Great neighborhood close to the center: Smíchov, Vinohrady, Nusle, Vrsovice, Zizkov, Karlin, Liben, Germany, Holesovice, Bubenec, Dejvice.
All these quarters have many things to offer for tourists.