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St. Nicholas Church

This exquisite Baroque church (Kostel sv. Mikuláše) was built between 1704-1755 by Kilian Dientzenhofer, it is one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Europe. Building was completed in 1735, but in 1781 Emperor Jozef II ordered the closure of monasteries and the decorations were removed. During WWII, the Czech …

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The Malá Strana Walk

It may be translated as the ‘Lesser Town’ in English, but don’t be fooled – Malá Strana is one Prague’s foremost attractions. Formally established as a town in 1257, it grew rapidly during the reign of Charles IV, who enlarged it and built state-of-the-art fortifications. In the 16th century, the …

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Church of Our Lady Victorious

The Infant Jesus of Prague The Church of Our Lady Victorious (Kostel Panny Marie Vítězné), built in 1613, has on its central altar a 47cm-tall waxwork figure of the baby Jesus, brought from Spain in 1628. Known as the Infant Jesus of Prague (Pražské Jezulátko), it is said to have …

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Nerudova Street

Another street not to be missed in Prague is Nerudova Street.  Named after the 19th century Czech writer, Jan Neruda, this street is also part of the Royal Way that kings would follow on the way to their coronation and many of the houses which currently line it go all …

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Neighbourhoods, Places to Stay

There is a large choice of accommodation in Prague, from intimate, romantic hotels based in historical townhouses, to international luxurious chain hotels, such as the Ibis, Hilton and Crowne Plaza. There are also B&Bs and budget hostels, as well as smaller boutique hotels. Furthermore, a new trend has emerged of …

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Lesser Town (Malá Strana)

This is Prague’s picturesque Little Quarter, situated below the castle, and in many ways the city’s most captivating area. Its many peaceful, often hilly, cobbled backstreets have changed very little since old times. They cover a whole host of quiet terraced gardens, as well as the wooded Petřín Hill and …

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John Lennon Wall

During the 1980s John Lennon became the symbol for all Czech anti-government protesters, as they scribbled his lyrics and other political slogans on this now world famous wall. From famous quotes like “give peace a chance” through to personal sentiments from the individuals living through this period, the wall was …

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