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Have a Pra-ha moment in the city of spires
Prague, the capital of Czech Republic
Prague is the most important city and the capital of Czech Republic. The city has a mysterious feel where the past is mixed with modernity. Prague has been host to several artists and important personalities such as Arcimboldo, Mozart, Copernicus, Galileo, and Tycho de Brahe. A walk in the city will allow you to feel the magic of its past. Discover the city’s monuments, museums, galleries and other landmarks. For fabulous views over Prague, climb up to the monk’s vineyards near the fabulous St Vitus Cathedral. While here visit the unique Toy Museum and you’ll see the relics and playthings which previous generations enjoyed.
Coming by train to Prague means that you will get off at the Prague railway station (Praha hlavní nádraží). From there you can go to the Wenceslaus Square (Václavské náměstí) and have a look at the National Museum Building along with the the memorial of Jan Palach, a student who became a martyr to protest against the human rights restrictions during the communist regime. Continue to the historic centre to see a unique set of monuments and landmarks. Strolling along the Royal Way (Královská cesta), you will arrive to the Powder Tower (Prašná brána), which was used as a gunpowder storage space in the 17th century. On the Celetná Street, you will find the House of the Black Madonna (Dům u Černé matky Boží) which is now a small museum of cubism.
Traditional Czech dumplings and meat at good prices are easy to find – try wild boar with gingerbread dumplings. The Propaganda bar on Michalská 12 is a 500sq metre cave filled with over 200 original socialist-realist artefacts, yummy food and a great selection of international beers.
Tread the Czech capital’s cobbled ground and you’ll find art galleries, ceramics and shops selling all varieties of absinth – a local speciality. You’ll find souvenirs amongst the famed statues on the Charles Bridge and if not, the Nový Smíchov Shopping Centre has over 150 different outlets.
Prague Tourist Information
Arbesovo nám. 4, 150 00 Praha
Tel: +420 221 714 444
The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.
Getting to and from Prague
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Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Prague can be found.