Prague Journals

My Heart, My Prague

A June 2004 trip to Prague by Taylor Shelby

Charles Bridge Photo, Prague, Czech Republic More Photos
Quote: This is the most beautiful city in the world, even when overrun with tourists. Here are some of the things I found.

Arena Hostel

Hotel

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Prague can break you when you need a place to stay. The Arena hostel is somewhat out of the way (but very close to the subway stop of Holesovice), but it is worth it. Plus, you always get to see some neat people when you go to the end of a subway line. The people who worked here were wonderful. They were fun and upbeat, and they always had a smile for you. The hostel itself is colorful and cheery, with decent accommodations and warm showers. Despite the seemingly remote location, there are a lot of local (read: cheap) bars and restaurants around. If you can't inconvenience yourself with going out, there is a bar on site that is well-priced and friendly. Reception is open 24 hours, ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 15, 2005

Arena Hostel
U Výstavište 1
Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction | "Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)"

Charles Bridge Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
Quote:
I remembered Charles Bridge from when I visited at the young age of 10. I was snotty and it was crowded. My mother let me buy something from one of the merchants that pack the bridge, but that is all I retained from the trip. At the wiser (somewhat) and more appreciative (very much) age of 21, I came upon the bridge again. It was still crowded, perhaps more so, but I had grown a foot and a half and could see the beauty I had not recognized before. I happened upon it at a wonderful time - sunset. The sun was spilling over the old hill, illuminating the many statues of saints and kings, like god himself calling them home. I did not even realize I had stopped, gaping at the sight, until a smal...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 15, 2005

Charles Bridge
Karluv Most
Prague, Czech Republic 110 00

Mucha Museum

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction

Quote:
Alphonse Mucha has long been one of my favorite artists. His beautiful Art Nouveau ladies are always elegant, demure, mysterious, and captivating. When I heard that there was a museum dedicated to him, I had to seek it out. On a small side street just off of Wenceslas Square, I found it. The museum is bright. That was the first thing I noticed. The second was that it was small. I was instantly disappointed, hoping to spend my entire day with Mucha. But as I began to walk through the museum, I realized my stay would be much longer. His many portraits and advertisements of unknown women and the famed Sarah Bernhardt, which I had only seen as small posters and postcards, are actually enormo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 15, 2005

Mucha Museum
Kaunicky palac
Prague, Czech Republic 110 00
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