Spacious, elegant and romantic, the Hotel Palace effortlessly blends traditional style and modern comfort in the city center of Prague. Located just off Wenceslas Square, this Leading Hotels of the World member, built in 1909, and features Viennese Art Nouveau architecture with tall smoked-glass windows, marble flooring....more
This luxury hotel is located in the center of downtown Prague, walking distance from the Namesti Republiky subway stop, and approximately 12 miles from Ruzyne Airport. Nearby attractions include Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square, National Museum & Theatre....more
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"Mother Prague has clutches" wrote Franz Kafka nearly one hundred years ago. And it is just as true today. Anyone who has once wandered around the cobbled streets and Gothic alleyways and seen the moon hovering behind the towers and pinnacles of Europe's most beautiful capital will come back.
After the 'Velvet Revolution' in 1989, Prague is now an international metropolis with all the usual trappings - but it has at the same time managed successfully to retain its unspoiled local character; hospody (beerhouses) offering the world's best beers are still to be found on every street corner.
The Czech capital is small and compact. The most important areas are the central districts of the city: Staré Mesto (Old Town), Josefov, Nové Mesto (New Town) and Malá Strana (Lesser Town). These are best explored on foot. In recent years the district of Vinohrady (Vineyards) has
established itself as the district favored by Pražani (the Prague inhabitats); here the restaurants and cafés lie closely packed.
When you visit Prague it is worth remembering that not only does the city boast an impressive history stretching back many hundreds of years, but it has also fostered exciting architects, artists and designers the 20th century too. Prague was once the centre of Central European modernism, a fact which today, after a long period of dictatorship, has almost faded into oblivion. During recent years, modernist Czech architecture and interior design have experienced a recovery and
there is nearly always a good exhibition to see somewhere.
An afternoon with the family in the park at the site of the Citadel on Vyserhad also provides a break from the bustle of the city.
A 30-minute train ride south of Prague leads to the most visited Czech landmark in the area around Prague, Karlstejn Castle built by Charles IV in the 14th century to protect the Holy Roman Empire's crown jewels. This Romanesque hilltop fortress is of interest to adults and children alike.
Mozart experienced moderate success in Vienna, but he triumphed in Prague! Classical music still seems to be everywhere in the city. Tickets are reasonably priced, and the musical performances are superb.
Food in Prague is often based on Austro-Hungarian dishes. Specialties include bramborak, a potato pancake filled with garlic and herbs, and Prague ham. However, a wide range of culinary options exists. Among these are American, Italian, Lebanese, and Japanese cuisine.
Shopping is a favorite pastime also. Arcades under the buildings of Wenceslas Square, along the pedestrian only street of Na Príkope and also along Narodní tríada shoppers discover a variety of quality products ranging from books to antiques, to crystal. There are interesting craft shops on Karlova, near the Charles Bridge. Puppets and marionettes that are works of art can also be discovered in these areas.
The beauty and classical elegance of the buildings, streets, passageways and alleys of this "Golden City" will provide a colorful mosaic of memories that will remain long after the visit has concluded.