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Make the architectural gems of Prague part of your tour of the Czech Republic

Prague is considered to be among the most historic cities in Europe, something which is clearly evident when you take one look at its architecture. The streets are lined with compelling buildings, many of which date back centuries, that offer a glimpse at the impressive architectural expression the city is known for. If you find yourself in the midst of a tour of the Czech Republic, make sure you cross certain buildings in particular off your list. 

St. Vitus Cathedral stands as one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in Europe, and as the largest church in the city, it is undoubtedly a must-see tourist attraction. Part of the larger Prague Castle complex, construction on St. Vitus Cathedral began in 1344 and continued for nearly 600 years before it was officially consecrated in 1929. Along with its impressive history and stunning design, the cathedral also contains a bell tower you can climb to take in beautiful views of the city below. 

The Astronomical Clock may not be as immense as St. Vitus Cathedral, but it is no less impressive. Built in the 15th century, this icon of Prague is a testament to both the artistic and mechanical prowess of its designers. Additionally, every hour on the hour, visitors are treated to a procession of the 12 Apostles, who march through a small trap door in the front of the structure.

If you're in the mood for some more contemporary pieces, Ginger and Fred should be at the top of your list. Also known as the Dancing House, this unique building is less than 20 years old but has attracted many visitors thanks to its unusual appearance - that of two dancers. 

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