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Prague The Land of Legends

July 17, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 164

Even Disney could not have done better than Prague to conjure up a fairytale city made from dreams. The high towered spies, looming castles, gothic buildings and baroque facades make holidays in Prague a foray into fantasy world that is rife with legends and alluring mysterious. Prague remained very much off limits to the rest of the world, until the fall of communism. However, the city has managed to hold on its unique eccentricities and culture while at the same time embracing globalisation. Undoubtedly being the third most visited tourist destination has left its mark on the city. You will find souvenirs and artefacts hawked as the true essence of Prague in every corner of the city. However, there is still much left to view of the genuine Prague, which sadly is not the case for the most popularised tourist destinations.

The Prague Castle is the most spectacular and top most among the many attractions in Prague. The city itself is most often referred to as the Crown Jewel of Prague or more popularly termed as the City of Hundred Spires. One of the most fascinating legends of Prague is associated with the Black Tower at the Prague Castle. The tower is also called as the Dalibor Tower after the hero of the legend.

The story goes like this. Dalibor gave refuge to serfs who were being ill treated by his neighbouring lord which was against the rules of those times. The serfs had apparently set fire to the fields of their oppressor. Dalibor was accused and found guilty. He was imprisoned in the black tower at the castle. A prisoner in those days was at the mercy of the prison authorities. Everyday Dalibor played music in his prison that charmed the people of Prague. They gave him money, food to ease his days. The growing popularity of Dalibor made the prison authorities uneasy. They feared outrage and public wrath if they were to hang Dalibor. So they hung him in the dead of the night or away from the public eyes. The people of Prague knew Dalibor was dead when his sweet music stopped filling the streets of Prague. Many operas and plays in Prague have been inspired by the legend of Dalibor.

The story of the founding of Prague itself is intriguing. It is said the Princess Libuse predicted the birth of Prague, as the city whose fame shall rise to the stars.

 

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