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Majestic railway bridge built in 50s, longest ferroconcrete railway bridge in Europe.
Majestic railway bridge built in 50s, longest ferroconcrete railway bridge in Europe. It was build by forced labour of members of intelligentsia, who were transferred to manual professions by rule of communist government. As a monument to the stupidity of the communist rulers, only a single rail was laid on the two-rail bridge, because the second rail didn't fit into the tunnel on one bank. The bridge remains in service to this day and is used mainly for cargo trains. If you want to visit the bridge, take a tram from 'Karlovo náměstí' to station 'Bráník'; although bridge is not meant for pedestrians, it is accessible through stair ramps at pillars.
A neo-Gothic church in Vyšehrad fortress
Prague's biggest shopping centre with plenty of choice among its wide array of shops
Established in 1869 on the grounds of Vyšehrad Castle, it is the final resting place of many artists like Alphonse Mucha
Charming villa, now a museum dedicated to Mozart
The Rasin Building is the work of the twentieth century architect Frank Gehry, and is said to be shaped like a man and a woman dancing; hence its former name 'Fred and Ginger'
Founded for a Slavonic Benedictine order in 1347, the original construction was almost destroyed in World War II and has since been restored
Botanical garden of the Charles University with valuable outdoor exhibition and a collection of tropical plants in greenhouses
Modern art gallery displaying Central European works
The famous statue of Child Jesus of Prague can be seen in the Church of Our Lady Victorious of Discalced Carmelite Order in Karmelitská Street