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The historic centre of Prague - a millennium pearl on the Vltava River

05/08/2019

The historic centre of Prague was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992. It is the most important urban conservation area in the Czech Republic.

Prague – The City of a Hundred Towers

The historic City centre of Prague covering an area of 866 hectares is full of gilded towers and domes of churches and temples. Perhaps that is why Prague is called the "City of a Hundred Towers". The historic centre includes the unique place of Prague Castle and Hradčany, with a beautiful view of other protected areas - Lesser Town (Malá Strana) including Charles Bridge, Old Town, Josefov (Jewish Town), New Town (Nové Město) and Vysehrad.

Prague Castle - the largest castle complex in the world

The panorama of Prague is dominated by the Prague Castle, since the second half of the 9th century the seat of Czech rulers, which is one of the most beautiful and largest castle complexes in the world. It consists of a number of monuments, from the unique Gothic Cathedral of St. Vitus Cathedral with the baroque spire over to the Royal Palace with the ceremonial Vladislav Hall, the Basilica of St. George, the winding Golden Lane, the legendary tower of Daliborka and the magnificent summer residence of Queen Anne.

And where is the most beautiful view of the Castle?

UNESCO_FCC_Prague_the view on the riverFrom the river, for sure! The Vltava River is an integral part of the Prague panorama. In Prague there are 18 bridges spanning the river, the best known is undoubtedly the one that was built by the Czech king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. The bridge, however, until 1870 was called quite commonly – Stone. Its predecessor was in the same place from the mid-12th century to the mid-14th century the Romanesque Judith Bridge, which was destroyed by the flood in 1342. Then for 15 years there was a temporary wooden bridge.

Magical 135797531

Construction of the new bridge began on 9th July 1357 at 5 hours 31 minutes and the foundation stone was laid by the Emperor Charles IV himself. The date with a precise timing was chosen with regard to the conjunction of the Sun with Saturn as the best time of the year.

Prague City

The oldest settlement of Prague and its surroundings is dated to the Early Palaeolithic period. With the arrival of the Celts, oppida began to emerge at the end of the 2nd century BC. In the second half of the 6th century, the first Slavic tribes penetrate here. Interesting news about the importance of Prague in the 10th century was presented by Ibrahim ibn Jakub, the Jewish-Arabic merchant and diplomat, who in 965 described the city of Frága built of stone and in whose marketplace you could meet many merchandisers and different goods. Currently, Prague is one of the three most visited cities in Europe.

FCC Czech republic, Prague

The company FCC has been operating in Prague since 1993, and three years later, Prague has become the FCC headquarters for the entire Czech Republic. At present, it provides services mainly to business customers. It operates two reloading stations, a collection yard, a municipal waste landfill, and in part of the city it carries out winter and summer road maintenance.

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FCC Environment CEE Group in figures

1 347 trucks and special vehicles

Over 1 300 000 containers and bins

79 collection yards

36 transfer stations

32 sorting plants

8 RDF (alternative fuels treatment)

6 splitting plants

20 mechanical biological treatment plants and/or composting

24 landfills

1 waste-to-energy-plant for household and commercial waste

1 incineration facility for hazardous waste

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5.4 mil t/a of waste processed

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almost 55 000 industrial clients

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21 joint-ventures with municipalities

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200 GWh/a generated by W2E plants and landfills cogeneration units

4 500 km of streets cleaned

682 hectares of green areas maintained 

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