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Prague Castle

Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) is one of the most visited and most important spots in the entire city; undoubtedly the jewel of the Czech capital. The Castle is an ancient symbol of Czech lands and was most likely founded around the year 880 by Prince Bořivoj. The Castle itself is like …

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Convent of St. Agnes

When you are in Prague’s Jewish Quarter (you should be at some point on your trip), you should ensure that you see the Convent of St. Agnes (Anežský klášter). It was founded by Agnes, who was the daughter of Otakar I, in the 1230s, but construction went on for the …

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The House of the Black Madonna

The House of the Black Madonna This building at Celetná no. 34 was designed by Josef Gočár between 1911 and 1912 as a multifunctional building with shops on the ground floor and offices, flats and the legendary Orient coffee house with its cubist furniture on the floors above. It is …

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Trade Fair Palace (Veletržní palác)

This huge grimly palace is the venue for the National Gallery’s Centre for Modern & Contemporary Art. A seven storey building constructed in 1928 by Oldrich Tyl and Josef Furchs is definitely Prague’s ultimate functionalist masterpiece. Not too obvious when viewing the exterior but clear to see once inside. There …

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Nelahozeves Castle

Set high upon a bluff that overlooks the Vltava, under 1 hour to the north of Prague, sits the splendid  Renaissance Nelahozeves castle, that houses one of the best collections of private art in central Europe. Master works by Canaletto, Velázquez and Bruegel hang inside its historical halls, and these …

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