European Society of Contraception
30 – MAY 3 2008 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
|Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, lies
in the heart of Europe and ranks amongst the most impressive
historical cities in the world. Prague was established as a town
when Prague Castle was built in 870. In the 11th century, the first
Czech King, Vratislav I, chose Prague as his capital. The city has
always played an important part in the history of the nation,
country and Europe. Since medieval times, Prague has been
distinguished as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
|Prague is not only a center of cultural movements
dating back for centuries (Art from every period in history can be
found here), it also exhibits a unique collection of historical
monuments, dominated by Prague Castle.
|Prague occupies both banks of the Vltava River and
consists of 6 districts: the Old Town, which includes Josefov (the
Jewish Quarter, which remains intact despite WWII), New Town, Lower
Town, Hradcany and Vysehrad. These districts house the majority of
historical landmarks, museums and galleries.
|Charles University, founded in 1348 is one of the
oldest universities in Europe. In 1992, the historical core of the
city (866 hectares) was listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and
Natural Heritage Register as a town with a unique and lively blend
of Roman, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau and Cubist
|Prague was one of nine European cities awarded the
title European City of Culture in 2000. Prague has around 1.2
million inhabitants. Since May 1st , 2004 the Czech Republic has
been a member of the European Union.
|For more information, visit the website in czech
language www.pis.cz or
choose your favourite language by clicking on one of the flags