By Rob Humphreys

Prague is a brand new variation to the increasing instructions sequence. This pocketable consultant is ideal for an perception to the classy Czech capital. There are forty eight complete - color pages which symbolize the astonishing attractions, from the citadel complicated to the Stare Mesto. a few of the sections of the advisor offer principles on what the hidden Prague is all approximately - from eco-friendly Prague to kid"s Prague and Classical Prague to Literary Prague. This contains targeted debts at the sights, eating places, nightlife, shipping and procuring actions. Prague instructions offers an educated heritage at the attention-grabbing ancient, political and cultural value. each bankruptcy and directory is followed by means of effortless to exploit maps.

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Also known as Mihulka after the lamprey (mihule), an eel-like fish supposedly bred here for royal consumption, the tower is actually more noteworthy as the place where Rudolf ’s team of alchemists were put to work trying to discover the secret of the philosopher’s stone. Despite its colourful history, the exhibition currently on display Golden Lane (Zlatá ulicka) Daily: April–Oct 9am–5pm; Nov–March 9am–4pm. 50Kc. A seemingly blind alley of brightly coloured miniature cottages, Golden Lane is by far the most popular sight in the castle, and during the day, at least, the whole street is crammed Contents ̆ B U L L S TA I R C A S E Places P L A C ES Prague Castle provides a perfect stage for chamber music concerts.

Daily: April– Oct 9am–5pm; Nov–March 9am–4pm. 50Kc. Don’t be fooled by the basilica’s russet-red Baroque facade, which dominates the square; inside is Prague’s most beautiful Romanesque building, meticulously scrubbed clean and restored to recreate something like the honey-coloured stone basilica that replaced the original tenth-century church in 1173. cz. Tues–Sun 10am–6pm. 50Kc. Founded in 973, Bohemia’s earliest monastery was closed down in 1782, and now houses an art gallery. The collection is of limited interest to the nonspecialist, though it’s always blissfully peaceful and crowdfree compared with the rest of the castle.

111 Ī NÁRODNÍ AND SOUTHERN NOVÉ MESTO ̄ Rudolfinum One-time seat of the Czechoslovak Parliament, now home to the Czech Philharmonic. 95 Ī JOSEFOV ̄ Obecní dum This Art Nouveau concert hall is the main venue for the Prague Spring Festival. 101 Ī WENCESLAS SQUARE AND NORTHERN NOVÉ MESTO ̄ Prague State Opera The 1888 former New German Theatre is now Prague’s number two opera house. 105 Ī WENCESLAS SQUARE AND NORTHERN NOVÉ MESTO Contents Ideas Art Nouveau Prague 34 The emergence of Art Nouveau in Paris, with its curvaceous sculptural decoration and floral motifs, had an enormous impact on Prague’s architects in the 1890s.

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