Prague Journals

Prague, City of hundred towers

An August 2000 trip to Prague by Deus

Prague church (Private pic lib) Photo, Prague, Czech Republic More Photos
Quote: Prague. A city that's been visited and revisited many times. Still I wanted to share my trip with you, because Prague is definitely a city to discover, over and over again.

Prague, City of hundred towers

Overview

Prague church (Private pic lib) Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague..The magical city..The Golden City..The City of Hundred Towers. This is by far the foreign city wich has moved me the most! The people, the architecture, the culture..the beer! It wasn't long before I felt right at home! This city is full of history! The capital of Central Bohemia and of the Czech Republic (1993) has arbored such minds has Einstein, Mozart, Dvorak, Kafka and many more. It was the capital of a great empire, went trough several social revolutions and uprisings, survived Nazi occupation and communism. Also a great cultural center, you'll find museums all over the place, the opera, and dozens of churches in which you can listen to a great classical music recital. And of cou...Read More

Restaurace U Certa

Restaurant

Restaurace U Certa Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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This is a fairly nice pub in the tourist area of Prague. I went there around midday, but still the atmosphere was quite nice. The staff speaks english and you can drink a nice variety of beer. I even bought a Kilkenny glass. Nothing extravagant here, but a great place to relax from Praha's busy summer streets.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 17, 2002

Restaurace U Certa
Nerudova 4/206
Prague, Czech Republic
+420 02 530 975 538

Belle Epoque

Restaurant | "Belle Époque"

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Now..I'll be honest here..THIS IS NOT A RECOMMENDATION!
The food is bad. Then again, it's normal for a steak cooked 45 minutes prior to service to be bad. They had the nastiest service ever! It took them 20 minutes just to come and see if we wanted something. And then another 30 before they came up with cold food! Also, this is one of the most expensive places we ate in Prague but it's REALLY not worth it. And not only with tourists. My brother with his czech wife went there and got similar treatment.. Just avoid it!

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on February 17, 2002

Belle Epoque
Krizovnicka, 8
Prague, Czech Republic 110 00
+420 2 2321 926

Old Town Hall/Astronomical Clock

Attraction | "The Astronomical clock"

Old Town Hall/Astronomical Clock Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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Go and see the astronomical clock! Located in the lower part of the old town hall, people gather around it at every hour to witness something of great beauty and genius happens..but i can`t say! It`s a surprise!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 6, 2001

Old Town Hall/Astronomical Clock
Old Town Square
Prague, Czech Republic

Bohemia Crystal

Attraction | "Bohemian Cristal"

Bohemia Crystal Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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Buy crystal! Bohemian crystal is of very good quality and quite inexpensive! I bought a set of 6 wine glasses for 30$ (canadian) . You'll find glasses, plates, figurines, sculptures.. for all tastes and budget! :)

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 6, 2001

Bohemia Crystal
Na Prikope, 17
Prague, Czech Republic 110 00
+420 2 2421 0574

Charles Bridge

Attraction | "Karluv Most (Charles Bridge)"

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Take a walk on Karluv Most (Charles Bridge) where you`ll find a lot of ex-pat`s and artists selling all kinds of art. You get wondefull pictures of the city for less than 5-10 dollars and all sorts of crafts. Also it offers a beautiful view of the Palace on top of the hill. (Pass by again later at night to see the palace lit up!)

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 6, 2001

Charles Bridge
Karluv Most
Prague, Czech Republic 110 00

Museums

Attraction

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In Prague, you'll find a LOT of museums. Some giving tribute to local figures of great talent or influence. Some focusing on history (like the jewish museum) and some that are just odd like the torture museum (located a few steps from Charles bridge.) Some are a bit on the expensive side but most are very inexpensive. Personally I find seeing art in Canada a bit expensive so I really let loose here.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 6, 2001

Museums
All Over Town
Prague, Czech Republic

Classical Music

Attraction

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The moment you walk into the old part of town, you will be greatly solicited to go to a classical concert. Go for it!!

For the first time of my life, I had the chance to listen to a Vivaldi concert live, which was great because the four seasons is the first classical piece I remember hearing. And with prices ranging from 15 to 25 dollars (canadian) this might be the most expensive activity you'll do in this city, but then again, could you afford front row seats in a nice concert hall back in america? I sure can't. So treat yourself to all the music you like! :)

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 6, 2001

Classical Music
In Most Churches In The Old Town
Prague, Czech Republic

Old Jewish Cemetery

Attraction

Old Jewish Cemetery Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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Even though it might seem odd, I sincerely recommend visiting the oldest Jewish cemetary in Europe...quite an experience that makes us think a bit. Often I see things on tv about different horrors during time and find most remarks "cliché". But since I've been there, It really changed my line of thought.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 6, 2001

Old Jewish Cemetery
U Stareho hrbitova 3
Prague, Czech Republic