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Discover Less Well Known Monuments in Prague

Jul 13th, 2010 // Destination: Prague
Sometimes taking a tram a few minutes from the centre is enough to discover a different Prague. Vyšehrad, the original seat of the Bohemian princes, for example, is a mythic and storied place. The Church of St. Peter and Paul with its rich Secessionist decoration, the Romanesque Rotunda of St. Martin, the casemates (narrow underground passages built by the French armada in the 18th century) and... 

Where to Stay, Eat and Shop in Prague?

Jul 13th, 2010 // Destination: Prague
Nowhere else in the Czech Republic will you have such a selection of hotels and restaurants as in Prague. Here, luxury hotels of such renowned names as Four Seasons, Hilton, Sheraton, Mandarin Oriental and Kempinski are represented, and there are hundreds of other five, four and three star hotels and pensions. For gourmets, a mark of quality is the first Michelin star in Central Europe, which was... 

The Modern Prague

Jul 13th, 2010 // Destination: Prague
To design a building in competition with so many architectural styles is not simple, and thus in the centre you will encounter modern buildings only rarely. Thus, the construction boom took place just outside the centre, where new business centres and large shopping malls arose. For the meantime, prominent buildings by Jean Nouvel (And?l) and Frank Gehry (The Dancing Building) represent more the... 

Prague the Festive

Jul 13th, 2010 // Destination: Prague
After years of absence, carnival festivity reminiscent of the old carnival tradition has returned to Prague with the festival Bohemian Carnevale (www.carnevale.cz). The following music festivals form a relay of music events during the year: Prague Spring (www.festival.cz), Prague Proms (www.pragueproms.cz), Strings of Autumn (www.strunypodzimu.cz), as well as Easter and Christmas festivals… The... 

Prague by Day and Night

Jul 13th, 2010 // Destination: Prague
Sightseeing by day, entertainment by night. Wenceslas Square and its adjacent streets transform at night into an animated thoroughfare with dozens of restaurants and bars. Jazz clubs and music bars in the Old Town often are located in historic premises and thus amaze their guests with the unusual contrasts of old and modern. Vinohrady recently has also become a favourite destination for entertainment,... 

Prague Cultural Marathon

Jul 13th, 2010 // Destination: Prague
If you are going to Prague with someone who enjoys going to museums, galleries and concerts, prepare yourself for a proper cultural marathon. Of the hundreds of galleries, the following are not to be missed: the modern Czech and international art at the Rudolfinum (www.galerierudolfinum.cz), the representative collection of Czech art from the Romanesque period up to the present day at the National... 

Prague, at the Crossroads of Cultures

Jul 13th, 2010 // Destination: Prague
Still in the first half of the last century, Prague was a place where three cultures blossomed side by side and significantly influenced one another: Czech, German and Jewish. Franz Kafka, as a Jewish-German-Czech author, is the most prominent example of their interconnection, though in his own time not so unusual. The Second World War finally brought to an end several centuries of enduring (though... 

Prague in a day, or the best of Prague on the Royal Tour

Jul 13th, 2010 // Destination: Prague
Should you have the misfortune of being in Prague for only a day, waste no time but set out at once to discover the most famous monuments along the so-called Royal Tour. This pleasant walk around the city centre begins in front of the Municipal House (www.obecni-dum.cz). Without question the most spectacular and most beloved Prague Secessionist building, it is also a well-known concert and exhibition...