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Valdstejn Palace

Valdstejn Palace (Valdštejnské nám. 17/4, Prague) — this Baroque palace, built during the 1620s by Albrecht Wenceslas Eusebius of Valdstejn (a local aristocrat), contains a garden, a riding-hall and the palace building itself. It currently houses the Senate of the Czech government. The public is welcome to visit the Palace during the weekends (only) — […]

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Týn Cathedral

Týn Cathedral (Staroměstské náměstí, Prague 1) — another omnipresent sight in Prague, the full name of this cathedral is Church of Our Lady in front of Tyn. This cathedral, which has acted as Prague’s main church since the 14th century, has two towers topped by 80 meter high spires. The church took severe damage in […]

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Petřín Lookout Tower

  Petřín Lookout Tower (Petřínské sady, Prague 1) — tourists who first see this tower know that it was inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. No doubt, Petřín Lookout Tower offers a panoramic view of the city of Prague (complete with its spires, chimneys and spectacular facades of the city’s Baroque palaces).

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Prague Castle

Prague Castle (Pražský hrad, Prague 1) — this is reputed to being one of the largest castles in the world, if not the largest. The most conspicuous site within the castle grounds is St. Vitus Cathedral. Upon entering it, you will feel as though time stood still. The beautifully decorated interior created by medieval masters […]

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Old Town Square

Old Town Square (TIC Staroměstská radnice, Prague 1) — this is the heart of Prague, which has within walking distance the elegant tower of the Town Hall (that has the world famous astronomical clock), the fairytale-like Týn Cathedral, the monumental Church of St. Nicholas and many multicoloured houses of various architectural styles (which help give […]

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National Technical Museum

National Technical Museum (Kostelní 42, Letná, Prague 1) — opened in 1908, this museum has extensive collections covering many technical fields, the natural and exact sciences, and of industry in the territory of today’s Czech Republic. You can view the most interesting and, in many cases, rare and unique exhibits of its collections in the […]

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Museum Kamp

Museum Kampa (U Sovových mlýnů 2, Kampa Island, Prague) – located on Kampa Island (a short distance from Charles Bridge) is this museum, which houses the works of modern central European artists Otto Gutfreund and František Kupka. Along with holding regular exhibits of contemporary Czech and other central European painters, those who have had their […]

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Lesser Quarter (Prague)

Lesser Quarter (Prague) — located on the left bank of Vltava, and connected to the rest of Prague by the Charles Bridge, much of this part of the city has structures in Baroque style because a fire destroyed that area in 1541. Its subsequent reconstruction resulted in its current look. Sights located within this area […]

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Karlštejn Castle

Karlštejn Castle (Státní hrad Karlštejn 172, Karlštejn) — located 45 minutes southwest of Prague (via routes D5 and E50), this castle was built in 1365 by Holy Roman emperor Charles IV to store the royal treasures, collections of holy relics, and the crown jewels. At the lowest point, one will find the settlement outside the […]

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Jewish Quarter (Prague)

Jewish Quarter (Prague) — locallly known as “Josefov”, this district was established in the 13th century, since a growing number of Jews were settling into Czech Republic. Its residents endured waves of anti-Semitism over time (including a pogrom in 1389). One period of tolerance granted to its residents was in 1781 — when Holy Roman […]