Prague Journals

Prague - Perfect for a Getaway with Girls

An August 2006 trip to Prague by morph!

National Marionette Theatre Photo, Prague, Czech Republic More Photos
Quote: With its quaint sights and super shopping Prague's perfect for a girls' weekend away.

Manes Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Mánes Restaurant"

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A beautiful place to eat out in Prague, the Mánes Restaurant is somewhat set apart from the other fancy eateries across the city. Further from Charles Bridge and in the cheaper priced part of the town, the restaurant offered fantastic food for next to nothing.The restaurant is set in a wonderful situation, on the water between land and one of the islands on the river. With our table right beside the big panes of the window, we overlooked the water and rowing boats upon it. It was fantastic to watch the river's reflections change as the sky grew darker and Prague's street lights lit up.Menu-wise, food was fantastic, although with three vegetarians in our party we found the choice somewh...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 19, 2007

Manes Restaurant
Masarykovo Nabrezi 250
Prague
+420 224 93 05 16

National Marionette Theatre Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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“Not to see our Don Giovanni – not to be in Prague!” proclaim the posters, and certainly a puppet performance of Mozart’s opera lived up to the leaflets. Discreet in a bustling shopping street, it’s easy to miss the National Marionette Theatre. Don’t.From the moment we bought our tickets at the booth (around 400 czk, cheaper for children and students) the magic began. The theatre is minuscule, with a maximum of one hundred in every audience. The show begins with paper puppets playing an overture and with curtain up their string counterparts swing onto the stage. I won’t say any more or I’d spoil a fantastic show.The patrons of the puppet theatre included a great deal of children but I ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 13, 2006

National Marionette Theatre
Zatecka, 1
Prague, Czech Republic 11000
+420 2 2481 9322

Charles Bridge

Attraction

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Charles Bridge - magical, bustling, busy - amazing.Definitely a highlight of my trip to Prague, Charles Bridge's charms vary with the time of day you arrive. Before I'd been I'd heard (thanks to IgoUgo.com!) that the bridge was best in early morning with nobody else around. Well I didn't make it up that early(!) but midmorning, afternoon and evening it was a very special place.The bridge is lined by statues of saints, each with its own individual story, and we spent a good while when the bridge wasn't too busy deciding on our favourites!The soundtrack to our visit was created by clusters of buskers - from saxophonists to folk bands there was something to suit everyone's ears....Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 1, 2007

Charles Bridge
Karluv Most
Prague, Czech Republic 110 00

Fun Explosive

Attraction

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A mecca for souvenir hunters in Prague! Fun Explosive is the home of bright, colourful knick-knacks, superior to anything else you'll bring back from Prague.The products don't rely on tired old photos to bring memories of Prague back to life. Instead, everything is artwork - scenes from the city have been painted in poster-like designs onto everything from coasters to cards and jigsaws to jumpers.There are branches all across the city - it seemed like every street had their own 'Fun Explosive' but watch the prices - they appeared to vary. The closer we got to Prague Castle, the higher the cost seemed to be.Staff in the shops seemed helpful, opening up t-shirts to let us try the...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 1, 2007

Fun Explosive
Hosalkova 498/2
Prague, Czech Republic
220 515 132

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When you arrive at the airport in Prague, prepare to be assailed by a multitude of bus, taxi and (apparently!) limo drivers, all offering to take you and your luggage to the centre of the city. The prices vary from car to car and, with nothing looking official, we were reluctant to let the drivers take our luggage to their cabs. The trick is to look like you know exactly where you're going - we four girls travelling for the first time to Prague probably looked utterly lost!With a kiosk at the airport, Cedaz cabs seemed safer - and less expensive. It offered us the option of a lift from the airport to the centre, namesti Republiki, for only 90 Kc per person. For someone going straight to the ho...Read More