It is the capital of the Czech Republic and the historical capital of Bohemia. It has been a political, musical, cultural and economic center of Europe for much of its 1,100-year existence. Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, including the Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, National Theater, Old Town Square, Jewish Quarter and the Lennon Wall. The extensive historic center of Prague is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Prague’s rich history, vibrant culture and stunning architecture make it a popular tourist destination. It is the sixth most visited city in Europe, receiving more than 4.4 million international visitors annually.
The Estates Theatre
One of the oldest European theatres, operating continuously since 1783, The Estates Theatre or Stavovské divadlo was annexed to the National Theatre in 1948 and currently draws on three artistic ensembles, opera, ballet, and drama. The Estates Theatre is the only theater left standing that composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed in and continues a strong connection with Mozart to this day. The world premiere of his opera Don Giovanni was performed here in October 1787 and, in 1791, Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito was staged in public for the first time in celebration of the coronation of Emperor Leopold II. The historic theatre was featured in the Academy Award-Winning film "Amadeus".