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Activities

Prague is bursting at the seams with things to do. Whether you choose the city’s rich musical heritage or simply enjoy a pint of Pilsner in one of its legendary beer cellars, this is the city where there really is something for everyone. Prague’s theatre and concert venues are all …

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Top Czech Culture

  Classical music Prague’s musical history is a rich and varied one. Not only is the city renowned for producing some of history’s great composers, including Antonin Dvořák or Bedřich Smetana, but it also attracted great composers from overseas, like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (who premièred Don Giovanni in the city …

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Strahov Monastery

The monastery, which became known as the Strahov monastery (Strahovský klášter), was not much of a success until 1143, when a group of Premonstratensians settled here. The Premonstratensians are a Roman Catholic order of canons founded in 1120 by St. Norbert. They are also known as the Norbertians or White …

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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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Czech Classical Music

Prague has played host to a huge amount of different composers in its long history. Mozart visited here often, as did Haydn and Tchaikovsky, with the former even naming one of his pieces after the city. It isn’t just visitors to the city who have put Prague on the classical …

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Mozart in Prague

During the 1770s and 1780s Prague was one of the jewels of Europe – a city that could rival anywhere in terms of culture and opulence. When the city was victim to a terrible fire, the rebuilding effort only enhanced the look and feel of the city, with architects from …

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Mariánské Lázně

Mariánské Lázně (Marienbad) is an elegant Neo-Classical and Art Noveau spa town (though less well-known than Karlovy Vary) with a wide spectrum of natural therapeutic resources and excellent climatic conditions, set among an amazing natural mountain panorama. The city is situated about 150km from Prague. The most endearing of the spa …

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