Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and the historical capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia. It was also the capital of two Holy Roman Emperors. Being in the heart of Europe, it is also a cultural centres of Europe. On visit to the city, one is overwhelmed by cultural events on offered. Street artists and performers are frequently seen. The city is remarkably well preserved. Its streets are some of the best preserved historical townscape of Europe, with ensemble of outstanding period buildings of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical and Art Nouveau period. An example of this are the numerous medieval house signs still survived on houses today. There was no street numbers in historical times and individual house was identified by a pictorial sign on its wall e.g. the house of the Blue Fox etc. Historically, the nation has suffered from the dominance of its bigger neighbours. Today it is an independent country. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.