Prague Journals

Prague in a Single Afternoon

An October 2005 trip to Prague by mooncross

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Prague in a Single Afternoon

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Our main reason for visiting Prague, one of Europe's most popular cities for city trips, was not the sights or the famous Charles Bridge, but to see a concert at the T-Mobile Arena.With a few hours to spare before the concert, we of course used the opportunity to see what all the hoopla is about, and if Prague would live up to its reputation. What follows below is naturally incomplete and based on first impressions. Like any city, one should spend a few days exploring to really know a city.The short answer to the above question: it does. Prague is a very pretty city, with lovely narrow alleys for exploring on foot. The many houses decorated in Jugendstil style give the c...Read More
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Hotel Splendid is located in a quiet part of Prague, across the Moldau, about fifteen minutes on foot from the city center. The walk is pleasant, through a green park, down the hill that offers a grand view across the old city, and across a bridge over the Moldau river.Decorated in typical shabby-appearing Eastern Europe style, it boasts three stars, a restaurant and a 24-hour reception. The staff is friendly though not terribly efficient (checking-out took a long time, and if I hadn't mentioned the lunch bill from the restaurant, we'd have eaten for free). Price levels are definitely lower than in Western Europe. We slept well (always one of the most important things in any hotel), though I w...Read More

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Hotel Splendid
Ovenecka 33, Prague 7
Prague, Czech Republic