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Historical fact: Prague Castle is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest castle in the world (70 000 m² is equivalent to 17,297 acre or 0,027 mile²)
Medieval fact: Charles Square is one of the largest squares in the world and was the largest town square of the medieval Europe. It used to be called "The Big Marketplace" (Tržiště velké) or „Cattle Market" (Doytčí trh)
Popular fact: The most famous square is certainly the Wenceslas Square, formerly known as Horse Market (Koňský trh). It was renamed Saint Wenceslas square (Svatováclavské náměstí) in 1848 on the proposal of Karel Havlíček Borovský.
Useless fact: The Prague pneumatic post is the world's last preserved municipal pneumatic post system It is an underground system of metal tubes under the wider centre of Prague, totaling about 55 kilometres in length. It crosses the river Vltava three times.
Weird fact: You can visit the Astronomical Clock not only in Prague but even thousand miles away - in Seoul. The replica was built in a popular district Hongda and works as a restaurant and exhibition centre.
Interesting fact: Prague Subway (metro) comprises three lines, serving 57 stations, and consists of a transit network 59,3 km (= 35.7 mi.) long. The shortest distance is between Hlavní nádraží (Main Train Station) and Muzeum (425 m = 0,26 mi.), the longest distance is between Nádraží Holešovice (Holešovice Train Station) and Kobylisy (2748 m = 1708 mi.)
Random fact: The Petřín Lookout Tower is accessible via 299 stairs. You can see a spectacular view of the city whilst on the tower and on the lookout right at the top, 51 metres high.
Fun fact: Vršovice is a less well-known district of Prague but in the last century there was one of the world largest amusement park - the Eden Pleasure Gardens with roller coaster, helter-skelter or just boating. Now Tesco and the Slavia football stadium stand here.
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#1 Prague, Mother of Cities
#2 The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert
#3 299 stairs
#4 Its diameter at the lip is 256 cm, its height is 203 cm and its estimated weighs is 16,5 tons
#5 Žižkov TV Tower
#6 Ginger & Fred (after the dance duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers)
#7 The Rolling Stones
#8 Grand Café Orient
#9 By 20 bridges
#10 The Metronome
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