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Contents

Arrival & Transport

Culture & Events

Regions

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Exploring the Czech Republic

POTREFEN HUSA
RESTAURANTS

Expat life in Prague

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Restaurants

17

Cafes

25

Hotels

43

Nightlife

26

Lifestyle directory

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Essential Prague

33

Adult entertainment

51

Prague Castle

34

Maps & Index

Sightseeing

35

Shopping

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Street register
City centre map
City map
Index

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Spring - Summer 2015

Foreword

Arrival & Transport

We love spring! Theres a bounce in our step, a smile on our


face and dont even think about asking us to do any work!
We hope Prague will do all of that for you and more! To help
get you in the proper mood, weve put together some great
events and festivals happening over the next few months.
Of course, our favourite tip is to have a wander. Getting
away from the tourist route of clock-bridge-castle will do
a lot to enhance your time in the city.
Have a wonderful stay!

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VCLAV HAVEL AIRPORT PRAGUE


Pragues airport is 20 km from the city centre. A taxi to the
town centre now costs around 600 K even if you call a
company to pick you up or talk to one of the representatives
from reputable AAA Radiotaxi or 1.1.1. Radiocab taxi .
Dont pick one up from outside the terminal (click here for
taxi rms). Alternatively, use the EDAZ minibus service
(tel. 220 11 42 96, 05:30 - 21:30) that runs every half hour
between the airport and Nmst Republiky (F-2). Tickets
cost 90 K (including one piece of baggage, children under
10 free) and can be bought from the driver or from the
booth in the arrival terminal. For an extra fee, EDAZ can
also pick you up or drop you o at your hotel.
The cheapest way to get into town is on by bus: N119 (2-8
times per hour between 04:18 and 00:10 with at least one
wheelchair-friendly bus per hour) runs between the airport
and the Veleslavn metro station (Line A, green) in about
15 minutes. Bus N100 whisks you to Zlin (metro Line B,
yellow) from the airport in 18 minutes. You can download
maps of the public transport network from the transit
authority website (dpp.cz). There is an Airport Express
(AE) bus from Holeovice which runs every half an hour,
whizzing you across the city in half an hour, whether you are
arriving or departing. Special fares apply to this bus, tickets
can only be bought from the driver and do not allow any
transfers or other forms of transport. First & last buses from
Holeovice 05:15 & 21:45, from the airport 04:40 & 21:10.
A 32 K transport ticket (plus a 10 K one for big bags)
will get you all the way into town or to the airport on all
public transport except the Airport Express. Tickets can be
bought at the friendly transport information desk in both
arrival halls (open 07:00 - 22:00) or from the coin-operated
machine at the airport bus stop, but not from the driver.
You need to validate the ticket (once for the whole trip)
in the machines on board the bus.
Pragues Terminal North 2 allows for at least 4 million
more passengers a year to travel into Prague with the
ability to continue expansion. New bars, restaurants,
shops and services ply their trade in this terminal which
accommodates ights to and from Schengen countries
(Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
Iceland, Italy, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway,
Portugal, Greece, Spain & Sweden).
There is a left luggage facilty at the airport which doesnt
close and costs 60 K per item per day.QK Letiti 6/1019,
tel. (+420) 220 11 33 14, fax (+420) 235 35 09 22, www.
prg.aero/en/.
VIP SERVICE CLUB CONTINENTAL
VIP Service Club CONTINENTAL at Vclav Havel Airport
Prague oers immediate check-in, stress-free travel and no
waiting at counters. Convenience and comfort in the lounge
prior to the departure or arrival of your aircraft. You dont have
to worry about anything - they will arrange everything for
you.Qtel. +420 220 114 490, fax +420 220 114 372, vip.
service@prg.aero, www.prg.aero/en/passenger-services/
vip-service/club-continental/. . PHLXW
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PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Pragues public transport system (Dopravn podnik) is
ecient, fast and reasonably clean. With three metro
lines, 26 tram routes and 9 night trams you wont need
the bus routes that avoid the centre. Keep in mind that
the centre of Prague is easily accessible on foot.
Tickets, valid for all means of transport, can be
purchased from the numerous vending machines at
all metro stations, major tram stops and news stands.
You always need to validate your ticket yourself by
stamping it in the machines at metro entrances and on
trams. The most common ticket is the 32K transfer
ticket, which is valid for 90 minutes after validating .
The 24K non-transfer ticket is meant for tram rides
under 30 minutes with no changes, or in the metro for
up to 5 stations (changes allowed) from the departure
station within 30 minutes. We suggest you save
yourself time by buying a handful of these on arrival.
If youre planning to stay a bit and explore, get the
one-day pass (110K)or a three-day pass (310K) .
Children under 6 travel free; and tickets are half price
up to 15 years old. Large pieces of luggage (including
rucksacks) cost an extra 13K while dogs ride the rails
for 26K. Fines for no validated tickets are 800K if paid
on the spot or pay 1,000K later.
Trams trundle around town every few minutes; useful
lines are N22 and 23 which run from the centre up to
the rear entrance of the castle, saving you the uphill
walk. The metro connects the two main train stations
and Florenc bus station to the centre and runs up to
just after midnight, after which the night trams (the
warm mobile home to many a smelly tramp) take over,
zipping in all directions from the Lazarsk stop (H-5)
every half hour. Tram information is on the red signs
at each stop and is generally correct assuming of course
that some worn out koda hasnt died on the tram lines.
Beware of Pragues ultra-professional pickpockets,
especially on trams N22 and 23 and in busy metro cars;
consider waiting for the next train if it looks squeezed.
For more information visit Dopravn podniks excellent
website with English and German information on
routes and schedules, at www.dpp.cz, or call tel. 222
62 37 77.
TRAVEL INFORMATION CENTRE
All you ever wanted to know about routes, taris,
tickets, timetables, re-routings and service disruptions,
maps and general information about Pragues bus,
tram and metro system from friendly, multi-lingual
folk. Apart from the airport oces, these are found
at the metro stations.QI-5, MMuzeum, tel. (+420)
296 19 18 17 (07:00 - 21:00), www.dpp.cz. Open
07:00 - 21:00. Also at E-4, Mstek, Jungmannovo
nm., open 07:00 - 18:00, closed Sat & Sun; Andl,
open 07:00 - 18:00, closed Sat & Sun; Prague Airport
terminals 1 & 2, open 07:00 - 22:00.
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Culture & Events

BUSES

TRAINS

BLACK LIGHT THEATRE

FLORENC BUS STATION


Most international buses arrive at Pragues central Florenc
bus station (Autobusov ndra Praha Florenc, open 05:00 23:00), which is also the watering hole of several endemic
species living solely on alcohol. For information on bus
times check online at the excellent www.idos.cz, which
searches all forms of land transport. The nearest ATM is at
Florenc metro station, which is next to the bus station.
QJ-3, Praha 8, Kikova 4, tel. (+420) 900 14 44 44,
www.idos.cz.

CZECH RAILWAYS AGENCY


Buy your train tickets without negotiating the irritating
windows at the stations. They can do it all here, with a
smile and in English.QI-3, Wilsonova 80, tel. (+420) 972
23 39 30, www.cdtravel.cz. Open 09:00 - 17:00. Also at
Pragues main railway stations.

IMAGE BLACK THEATRE


Black theatre is dierent; the light is dierent and the dark
is dierent. The intense darkness of black theatre is full
of fantasy. Poetic pictures are approaching you from the
mysterious and almost indenite depth of a black cabinet.
You cannot see the actors, as they are invisible. Suddenly
you can see them rather well and almost dangerously
close. Dance will express the unspoken, disturb emotions
and overcome laws of physics.QE-1, Praha 1, Betlmsk
5, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 732 156 343/(+420) 222
314 448, fax (+420) 224 811 167, image@imagetheatre.
cz, www.imagetheatre.cz. Performances start at 20:00.

CAR RENTAL
AVISQI-3, Praha 1, Klimentsk 46, tel. (+420) 221 85 12
25, fax (+420) 221 85 12 29, www.avis.cz. Open 08:00 18:00. Closed Sat, Sun.
EUROPCARQE-2, Praha 1, Eliky Krsnohorsk 134/9,
MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 224 81 05 15, reservation@
europcar.cz, www.europcar.cz. Open 08:00 - 20:00. Airport oce at Aviatick 1039/6 tel. 235 36 45 31, open
08:00 - 22:00. A
SIXTQJ-3, Praha 8, Poben 1 (Hilton Hotel), tel. (+420)
222 32 49 95, fax (+420) 224 84 23 13, www.e-sixt.cz.
Open 08:00 - 22:00. Airport oce tel. 220 11 53 46, open
08:00 - 22:00, Sat, Sun 08:00 - 20:00.

TAXIS
AAA - RADIOTAXI
The most reputable company in town. Ordering by SMS is
possible at tel. 606 99 90 69 but requires preregistration.
Qtel. 14014, www.aaataxi.cz/.
PRAGUE AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Convenient transport services. English speaking drivers
who not only will get you where you need to be, but
provide you with a map, visitor information and a
dining guide. Excellent prices and easy online booking.
QKomornick 1982/7, 160 00, tel. (+420) 800 87 08 88,
info@ruzyne-letiste.cz, www.prague-airport-transfers.
co.uk/. Open non stop. . PJW

TRAVEL AGENCIES
CONDOR
Airline tickets.QVinohradsk 365/10, tel. (+420) 225 00 02
25, www.condor.cz. Open 09:00 - 18:00. Closed Sat, Sun.
CZECH TOURISM
The Czech Tourist Authority was founded in 1993 to promote
the Czech Republic as an attractive tourism destination to
the domestic and international markets. The agency works
with a number of important partners including the tourism
regions, towns and cities and private sector companies
to raise the prole of the destination. CzechTourism is
managed by the Ministry of Regional Development of
the Czech Republic.QVinohradsk 1896/46, MFlora,
tel. +420 221 580 111, fax +420 224 247 516, katalog@
czechtourism.cz, www.czechtourism.com/.
GTS INTERNATIONAL
Flight and bus tickets, with special deals for students and
under-24s.QBechyova 2571/3, tel. (+420) 222 11 97
00, www.gtsint.cz. Open 08:00 - 18:00, Sat 9:00 - -4:00.
Closed Sun.
TBS
Specialised in business and congress travel.QKonviktsk
14, Praha 1, tel. (+420) 222 51 23 05, www.tbs.cz. Open
08:30 - 18:00. Closed Sat, Sun.
TC TRAVEL
Best place to get your Prague holiday arranged before you
come. Hotels, airport transfers, tours and more can all be
taken care of through TC Travel. Day trips to nearby sites can
also be booked.QU prhonu 5, Praha 7, tel. 266 70 46
07, fax 266 70 46 20, info@tctravel-prague.com, www.
tctravel-prague.com.

TRANSPORT TO THE AIRPORT


TAXI

PRIVATE TRANSPORT
ORT
max. 4 persons CZK 550 ( 21))

MINIVAN

PRIVATE TRANSPORT
max. 8 persons CZK 780 ( 30))

Freephone (+420) 800 870 888


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SHUTTLE

SHARED DOOR-TO-DOOR
1 person CZK 290 ( 11)
2 persons CZK 450 ( 17)
3 persons CZK 480 ( 18.50)

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CINEMA
CINEMA CITY FLRA
Includes an IMAX theatre.QPraha 3, Vinohradsk 149,
MFlra, tel. (+420) 255 74 20 21, www.cinemacity.cz.
Tickets 179K, Mon 139K.
CINEMA CITY SLOVANSK DM
Popular city-centre multiplex, which is often the only cinema
with English language versions of lms other cinemas show
dubbed.QF-3, Praha 1, Na Pkop 22, tel. (+420) 257 18
12 12, www.cinemacity.cz/. Tickets 179K, Mon 139K.
CINESTAR PRAHA ANDL
Another cinema complex, this one has an European art
house cinema and Gold Class, where you sit in armchairs
and can eat and drink to your hearts content.QPraha 5,
Radlick 1E, MAndl, tel. (+420) 251 11 51 11, www.
cinestar.cz/praha-andel/. Tickets 179/99K.
SVTOZOR An arthouse cinema showing classic, current
and less mainstream movies, plus Czech movies with English
subtitles.QI-4, Praha 1, Vodikova 41, MMstek, tel. (+420)
224 94 75 66, www.kinosvetozor.cz. Tickets 100-120K.

CONCERTS & OPERA


MUNICIPAL HOUSE
Housing a variety of halls, the stunning Art Nouveau Obecn
dm is the venue for many classical concerts. Outside, youll
always nd dressed-up people selling tickets for the best of
Mozart-type shows, which can be great as theyre usually
well performed, and good for children too as theyre not
too long.QF-3, Praha 1, Nm. Republiky 5, tel. (+420)
222 00 21 21, www.obecni-dum.cz. Booking oce open
10:00 - 18:00. Tickets 200 - 1,300K.
STAVOVSK DIVADLO (ESTATES THEATRE)
The rst theatre to be built in Prague, and it was also here
that Mozarts Don Giovanni made its debut to a rapturous
Czech audience; the opera was destined to bomb in
Vienna.QE-3, Praha 1, Ovocn trh 1, tel. (+420) 224 22
85 03, www.narodni-divadlo.cz. Booking oce open
10:00 - 18:00. Tickets 30 - 1,000K.
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PKF - PRAGUE PHILHARMONIA


CONCERTS FOR CHILDREN
BOHOU TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD!
Saturday, June 6 2015 10:00 and 12:00 AM
On the road with Martin!
conductor - Jan Fier
location - Dvok Hall of Rudolnum
CHAMBER SERIES
LATIN AMERICAN RHYTHMS
Monday, June 8 2015 7:30 PM
ESCUALO KVINTET & Gabriela Vermelho
double bass - Jan Prokop
piano - Ivan Vok - Gabriela Vermelho
accordion - Jakub Jedlinsk, violin - Vt Chud
electric guitar - Petr Bene
location - Czech Museum of Music
ORCHESTRAL SERIES
FAREWELL TO CHIEF CONDUCTOR JAKUB HRA
WITH MEMBERS OF THE ORCHESTRA AND PAPA
HAYDN IN NATURE, LIFE AND LOVE
Sunday, June 14 2015 7:30 PM
bassoon - Tom Franti
conductor - Jakub Hra
violin - Jan Fier, cello - Luk Pospil
oboe - Jan Souek
location - Dvok Hall of Rudolnum
KLEMENTINUM
The beautiful building is home to some good classical music
concerts in sublime grounds.QD-3, Praha 1, Kiovnick
2, tel. (+420) 221 66 32 60, www.klementinum.cz. Open
10:00 - 19:00. Closed Mon Performances start at 18:00
unless otherwise specied.
KARLN MUSIC THEATRE
The theatre has a long history in the city; its rst performance
was the circus back in 1881. Fast forward to the oods of
2002 which saw the historic building practically destroyed.
The theatre reopened in 2006 and has been hosting a
string of popular musicals ever since.QPraha 8, Kikova
10, tel. (+420) 221 86 87 77, objednavky@hdk.cz, www.
hdk.cz. 230-700 K . JEKW

THEATRE
DIVADLO ALFRED VE DVOE
A small theatre specialising in moving, visual and
experimental theatre and dance, with several performances
that can be enjoyed by non-Czech speakers. Ticket oce
and bar opens an hour before each performance.QI-1,
Praha 7, Fr. Kka 36, tel. (+420) 233 37 69 97, www.
alfredvedvore.cz. All performances are at 20:00 unless
specied otherwise. Advance bookings at Praha 1,
Celetn 17; BIO OKO Bar, Praha 7, Fr. Kka 15 & Praha 2,
Pol pt, Dittrichova 13. Tickets 150/90K.
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Culture & Events


LATERNA MAGIKA
Laterna Magika developed a new way of combining
theatre, dance, music and film for the 1958 Brussels
Expo, and was doing multi-media performances before
the word even existed. All productions are visually
orientated with no spoken Czech ideal for foreigners.
QC-4, Praha 1, Nrodn 4, tel. (+420) 222 22 20 41,
www.laterna.cz. Performances start at 20:00. Tickets
735K.

VENUES
AKROPOLIS
QK-4, Praha 3, Kubelkova 27, tel. (+420) 296 330
911, fax (+420) 296 330 912, www.palacakropolis.cz.
DIVADLO BROADWAY
QF-3, Praha 1, Na Pkop 31, tel. (+420) 221 61 31
20, fax (+420) 224 23 17 43, www.divadlo-broadway.
cz. Open 11:00 - 19:00.

NATIONAL THEATRE
Pragues most beautiful riverside building hosts a wealth
of performances, mostly concerts and opera. Find the
booking oce in the modernist glass building next door.
QC-4, Praha 1, Nrodn tda 2, tel. (+420) 224 90 16 68,
www.narodni-divadlo.cz. Booking oce open 10:00 18:00; Sat, Sun 10:00 - 12:30, 15:00 - 18:30.

LUCERNA MUSIC BAR


QI-4, Praha 1, Vodikova 36, tel. (+420) 224 21 71
08, www.musicbar.cz. Open 20:00 - 03:00.
ROCK CAF
QD-4, Praha 1, Nrodn 20, tel. (+420) 224 93 39 47,
www.rockcafe.cz.
ROXY
QE-2, Praha 1, Dlouh 33, tel. (+420) 224 82 62 96,
www.roxy.cz.
VANDOVO DIVADLO
QPraha 5, tefnikova 57, tel. (+420) 234 65 11 11,
fax (+420) 234 65 12 91, info@svandovodivadlo.cz,
www.svandovodivadlo.cz.
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DIVADLO KALICH
QH-4, Praha 1, Jungmannova 9, tel. (+420) 296 24
53 01, www.kalich.cz.

ESTATES THEATRE (STAVOVSK DIVADLO)


QE-3, Praha 1, Ovocn trh 1, tel. (+420) 224 22 85
03, www.narodni-divadlo.cz.

HUDBA/LIBRETO

EVENTS

DIVADLO HYBERNIA
QF-3, Praha 1, nm. Republiky 4, tel. (+420) 221 41
94 12, www.divadlo-broadway.cz.

DIVADLO MILNIUM
QK-1, Praha 7, Bubensk nbe 306, MVltavsk,
tel. (+420) 285 06 11 98/(+420) 604 26 11 20, www.
divadlomilenium.cz. Open 10:00 - 20:00.

NEW ORIGINAL CZECH MUSICAL

Photo: Dana echkov

The United Islands of Prague music festival is opening its


12th edition with a promise of the largest area in its history.
The overall area of the festival amounts to over 100,000
square meters. Its ve stages will be presenting over 150
bands and music projects. The weekends program opens
with the traditional Club Night in which some 15 music
clubs in downtown Prague oer most appealing choices
to music fans.

si nce 1 9 9 5

OSKAR NEDBAL

PRAGUE PRIDE 2015


The 5th edition of the
Prague Pride festival
will take place from
Monday 10 until
Sunday 16 August
2015. The main Pride
Parade, followed by an
open air party in Letn Park will be held on Saturday
August 15. More information and the full program can
be found on www.praguepride.com.
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Regions
PRAGUE

The settlement of Prague and its surroundings was


continuous from the early Palaeolithic until the Latenian
period. With the arrival of the Celts, oppida began to
appear, which were centres of settlement, administration,
cults, manufacture, trade and also served as fortied
strongholds. In the second half of the sixth century the
rst Slavonic tribes arrived. In the ninth century the ruling
Pemyslid dynasty moved their family seat, thereby laying
the foundation stone to this place with the role of the seat
of the princely and later the Royal Czech lands. Prague is
an important urban monument reservation. The historic
core, 866 hectares in size, encompasses the unique city
ensemble of the Prague Castle and Hradany, Mal Strana
(Lesser Side) including Karlv most (Charles Bridge), Star
Msto (Old Town) with Josefov (the preserved section
of the former Jewish Town), Nov Msto (New Town),
Vyehrad and each of the monuments within these areas. It
was inscribed in the UNESCO List in 1992.

OSTRAVA

For an unforgettable experience come to Ostrava, a friendly


and dynamic city in the heart of Europe! You can feel the
spirit of Ostravas unique industrial heritage at every step
an unforgettably atmospheric backdrop to a vibrant
modern city.
But Ostrava is about much more than just its industrial past.
It is the greenest city in the Czech Republic, a spacious
metropolis packed full of beautiful architecture, with plenty
to see and do all year round. Ostrava has a rich and vibrant
cultural life, oering unforgettable experiences for all
culture-lovers at the citys many theatres, concert halls,
music clubs, museums and galleries. To sample Ostravas
unique energy and cosmopolitan spirit, visit the city during
one of the big events held here - the Colours of Ostrava
music festival, the Golden Spike athletics meeting (Usain
Bolts favourite event!), or tenniss Davis Cup.
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Pilsner Urquell
Brewery

PILSEN CITY OF BEER


AND CULTURE
The West Bohemian metropolis is well-known not only for
its beer, but it is also the European capital of Culture 2015.
The picturesque historical centre with nice parks, multiple
events and relaxing atmosphere make Pilsen a little
paradise. Even you should open it for yourself.
ATTRACTIONS YOU SHOULDNT MISS:
Republic Square with beautiful historic houses and the
Renaissance City Hall
St Bartholomew Cathedral with the highest church
tower in the Czech Republic
Pilsner Urquell Brewery and Brewery Museum
Great Synagogue - the third largest in the world
Apartment interiors designed by wold famous architect
Adolf Loos
DEPO2015 a new creative space for exhibitions and
concerts
Monumental Baroque convents in the Pilsen region

Visit the Pilsner Urquell Brewery


and meet the Legend
Every country has its symbols and legends.
One in the Czech Republic is Pilsner
Urquell, a beer that inspired more than
two thirds of all world beers labelled pils,
pilsner or pilsener. Come and see with your
own eyes how the legend is made.
You will learn about the history and secret
of production of the extraordinary Pilsner
Urquell lager and see authentic places
in the brewery where this beer has been
brewed since 1842.

3rd - 7th June


International Folklore festival CIOFF Pilsen 2015
26th June 30th August
9 weeks of Baroque festival of Baroque culture in
Baroque historic sites in the Pilsen region
3rd 5th July
Rock for People Europe traditional Rock festival in Pilsen
for the rst time
July, August
Vivid Street - multi-genre open-air festival in the streets of
the city centre
28th 30th August
Carros de Foc - giant puppets in the streets of Pilsen
Until 20th September
Gottfried Lindauer exhibition of Maori portraits
19th September
Sun in the glass festival of microbreweries
3rd October
Pilsner Fest celebrations of Pilsner Urquell beer

HOW TO GET TO PILSEN


BY BUS
From Prague Zlin (terminal station of underground
B line) every hour with bus company Student Agency.
Tickets on the spot. The transport takes 60 minutes. Direct
trains from Prague centre (Praha hlavn ndra) to Pilsen
main train station (every hour). Transport takes 1 hour and
40 min. Timetable (buses or trains) www.idos.cz.
BY CAR
Freeway D5 direction Plze (85 km). Easy cheap
parking in the city centre (parking house Rychtka;
494459.32N, 132251.10E)

PILSNER URQUELL BREWERY


U Prazdroje 7, 304 97 Pilsen
Tel.: +420 377 062 888

www.prazdrojvisit.cz

PILSEN-TOURISM
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE
nm. Republiky 41, 301 00 Plze
Tel.: + 420 378 035 330, + 420 725 825 564
e-mail: info@visitpilsen.eu
www.visitpilsen.eu
Libor Svek, archiv mcumedia.cz

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SILVER TOWN KUTN HORA TREASURY FULL OF


EXPERIENCES JUST AN HOUR AWAY FROM PRAGUE.

Frantiek Renza

OLOMOUC

The Cathedral of St Barbara and the Jesuit College - GASK - nowadays the seat of the 2nd largest gallery in the Czech Rep. showcasing modern art.

Kutn Hora is inseparably connected with silver mining


and coin minting. Its cultural and historical importance was
recognised in 1995, when the historic town centre was
declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with
the Cathedral of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our
Lady and St John the Baptist in Sedlec. Cathedrals, as
well as the Italian Court, the former royal mint, and the

renowned Ossuary (decorated almost entirely with human


bones) keep their gates open all year round. The Czech
Museum of Silver oers guided tours to the medieval
silver mine from April to November.

KROM

TEL

A TOWN OF CAPTIVATING BEAUTY

Tel is situated at the south-west tip of Moravia, half-way


between Prague and Vienna. Because the historical centre
of the city, surrounded by sh ponds and city gates, has
retained its unique shape over the centuries, in 1992 it
was inscribed in the UNESCO List, which brought with it
increased interest and a subsequent inux of tourists from
around the world.

Thanks to its history, unique


historic buildings and rich cultural
life, Krom is known as Hanakian
Athens. Since time immemorial,
the town has been associated
with rich history, tradition, the
fertile Hanakian landscape and
church power. It was the Olomouc
bishops who chose Krom as
their summer residence, building
here a spectacular palace, a unique
complex of gardens, majestic churches, a fabulous picture
gallery, their own mint and wine cellars and gave the
town its totally unique architectural, cultural and spiritual
character. The complex of the Archibishops Palace and
its unique Floral and Chateau
Gardens was listed as a UNESCO
World Heritage Site in 1998 and
is one of the most-visited sites in
the Czech Republic. Take a stroll
through Kroms picturesque
alleys, sit down in a romantic
arcade and discover the unique
and irreproducible atmosphere
of this town of captivating
beauty. Q www.kromeriz.eu
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For more information please visit


www.destinace.kutnahora.cz

For those looking to escape the crowds of Prague, Olomouc,


a roughly 3 hour train ride from the capital, should capture
your heart. The pretty university town is small enough to
be charming, yet interesting enough for at least a weekend.
Located in Moravia, theres a plethora of architecture and
history.
Olomouc is the sixth largest city in the Czech Republic with
a population of about 100,000. It is home to the countrys
second oldest university (after Charles University in Prague)
which means its culture scene is alive and theres a variety
of dining and entertainment options available. To get a
feel for the city, start your day on the main square, Horn
nmst. There you will nd the UNESCO listed Holy Trinity
Column. It is the largest collection of Baroque statues
within the framework of one sculpture group in Central
Europe. The lower part contains a chapel, which can be
visited by appointment only. The column is made up of
18 statues, 12 torchbearers, 6 reliefs, a sculptural group of
the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and nally at the top,
the Holy Trinity. Also on Horn nmst is an Astronomical
Clock we told you a visit would be like Prague! The clock
dates back to the end of the 15th century, however the
form it takes here is much dierent than what the original
planners had designed. During World War II, the clock was
so damaged in the ghting that City Hall decided not to
reconstruct it, but instead design something modern. What
youll see now is a 1950s work depicting Communist era

Olomouc
Baroque
Festival

TEL INFORMATION CENTRE


Qnm. Zacharie z Hradce 10, tel. +420 567 112 407,
www.telc.eu/services/the_information_centre

1.24. 7. 2015
Jesuit Convent

LEDNICE-VALTICE
The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape is spread over
the site of a mighty 12th century border castle. Today it
is the home of a romantic chteau, a picturesque village
and in particular a jewel of landscape architecture of
unprecedented proportions. The current area, measuring
almost 300 km2, is the result of landscaping based on
English parks. The Ledice-Valtice Cultural Landscape, as one
of the treasures of UNESCOs World Cultural Heritage, was
inscribed in its list in 1996.
LEDNICE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE
QZmeck nmst 68, 691 44 Lednice, tel. +420 519
340 986, tic@lednice.cz, www.lednice.cz
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proletariat, like builders, agricultural workers and other


laborers. The clock performs once a day, at noon, for about
ve minutes.
The beautiful Archdiocesan Museum, located on
Vclavsk nmst, is home to a permanent exhibition of the
Olomouc Archdiocese, a picture gallery featuring paintings
dating back to the 16th century, and the Mozarteum, a
great hall commemorating the famous composers stay in
Olomouc. The inside of the Museum of Modern Art belies
its Classist style exterior. The permanent exhibition is one on
arts and crafts form the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries
and temporary displays cover a range of mediums. The
Natural Science Museum is housed in a former convent.
The permanent exhibition is one on endangered plant
species while two exhibition halls host about 20 temporary
displays each year. The Olomouc zoo is located about 10
kilometres outside the city, in a lovely forested and hilly area.
Giraes, gibbons, ibex, white storks and a Sumatran tiger
are only a few of the more than 300 species you can nd
there. The aquarium, wolf pavilion and birds of prey aviary
are especially recommended.
The city is rich in religious history. Besides the Archdiocesan
Museum and the Holy Trinity Column, visitors can also
marvel at St. Maurices Church, the biggest Gothic church
in the region, dating from the 15-16th centuries and the
oldest Moravian monastery, the Archbishops Palace
located in the Olomouc suburb of Hradisko. The most
signicant sacred building in Olomouc is the Bishops
Cathedral of St. Wenceslas, built in 1109.

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ESK KRUMLOV

LITOMYL

LIBEREC
Come and visit Liberec, the city which buzzes even out
of season!

In the southernmost part of the Czech Republic there is a


region which is an ideal place to experience some highly
interesting adventures. Its centre is the town of esk
Krumlov which, although not large in size, is all the more
attractive due to its bewitching atmosphere that harks back
to ancient times. Thanks to its unique medieval buildings
it has been rightly protected by UNESCO since 1992. As
a natural centre it is vibrant not only with history, as over
time it has become a city of culture, art and remarkable
experiences, and oers up tidbits from its varied menu of
cultural events.

Litomyl was established


around the trade route
that connected Bohemia
and Moravia at the end of
the 10th and beginning
of the 11th centuries.
The dominant feature of
the city is the Italianate
Renaissance castle with its
more than eight thousand
examples of sgratto, which has been on the UNESCO
World Cultural and Heritage List since 1999. Litomyl is
the birthplace of the composer Bedich Smetana, whose
name is commemorated by an annual opera festival. On
the 500 metre long square can be found the Gothic town
hall and a number of Renaissance and Baroque houses. A
walk through the historical streets ending in the monastery
gardens is an unforgettable experience. Another interesting
sight is the Portmoneum museum with its murals by Josef
Vchal. Litomyl is not only historical, however, for there is
a number of modern buildings here and it is proud of the
moniker Europes Blooming City; it is becoming a city of
corporate tourism.

INFORMATION AND SERVICE CENTRE


QTda Mru 1, 381 01 esk Krumlov, tel. +420 380 715
000, info@c-krumlov.cz, www.c-krumlov.cz

LITOMYL INFORMATION CENTRE


QSmetanovo nmst 72, 570 01 Litomyl, tel. +420 461
612 161, ic@litomysl.cz, www.ticlitomysl.cz

BRNO

HOLAOVICE
Holaovice is an exceptionally well-preserved example of
a traditional Central European village. A number of highquality village buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries in
a style known as South Bohemian Folk Baroque have been
preserved on a ground plan that dates from the middle ages.
The village was rst mentioned in the mid-13th century
during the period of the colonising movements in the
South Bohemian border region. In 1998 the almost entirely
preserved medieval system of houses and grain stores was
inscribed in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.
HOLAOVICE INFORMATION CENTRE JANKOV
QHolaovice 43, 373 84 Jankov, tel. +420 387 982 145,
infocentrumholasovice@seznam.cz

Brno is an important urban monument reservation and the


second largest city in the Czech Republic. There has been
continuous settlement here since the arrival of the Slavs in
the 6th century, through the period of the Great Moravian
Empire, and to the present day. Since the end of the
13th century the city has been protected by the pilberk
Castle, which over time became the seat of the Moravian
Margraves from the Luxembourg family and the Moravian
regional capital.
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE
QRadnick 8, 602 00 Brno, tel. +420 542 221 150, +420
542 427 151, info@ticbrno.cz, www.ticbrno.cz
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R n. SZAVOU
INFORMATION & TOURIST CENTRE
QZmek 11, 591 01 r nad Szavou 2, tel. +420 566
629 152, +420 602 565 309, info@zamekzdar.cz, www.
zamekzdar.cz

TEB
TEB INFORMATION CENTRE
QSubakova 1/44, 674 01 Teb, tel. +420 568 610 023,
infosynagoga@mkstrebic.cz, www.mkstrebic.cz
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TOURS OF LIBEREC TOWN HALL


AND THE LIBEREC UNDERGROUND
From May to September, you can take a guided tour of
Liberec Town Hall (Mon Fri 9 am 3 pm, Sat 9 am
11 am). You can choose from 3 routes in which you can
combine a visit to the ceremonial hall with a climb up the
town hall tower or the lower balcony.
Tours of the Liberec civil defence bunker on Lucembersk
street take place every rst Saturday of the month. Tours
are in Czech, English translation provided. Tours begin at
8:30 am, 10:00 am and 11:30 am, and you need to book
in advance by e-mailing: info@visitliberec.eu or calling:
482 101 709.

Two major events are taking place in Liberec in September.


On Saturday 12 September 2015, more than 25 buildings
(e.g. Cafeteria Pota, Liebegs villa, Wallensteins houses, the
Church of St Vincent de Paul and others) which are normally
closed will be opened to the public as part of European
Heritage Day. A week later, on Saturday 19 September
2015, the Jetd Celebration takes place, an event with
a long history in Liberec. Visitors can look forward to the
traditional Beer Barrel Run up Jetd, an antique car rally up
Jetd and an extensive accompanying programme near
Hotel Jetd and on Beranov cesta on the path up to the
cable cars.Qwww.visitliberec.eu

SPECIAL OFFER - CHILD FREE OF CHARGE


IN WELLNESS HOTEL BABYLON
Free sojourn for a child
under 12 years to each
paying adult.
Additionally to
accommodation, you
will get an entertainment
package with admission
to: AQUAPARK,
LUNAPARK, iQPARK
and iQLANDIA
exhibitions.

Liberec - 45 minutes from Prague


You can find the complete offer at: www.HotelBabylon.cz
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Expat life in Prague

Restaurants
ERPET MEDICAL CENTRE
Emergency toothache or a new bright smile - the experts at
Erpet can make it happen. Not only do they oer weekend
emergency service (phone: +420 724 511 547) but also
an array of reconstruction work like porcelain veneers and
crowns and bridges. Their tagline is We are here to make
you smile so get them to give your pearly whites a brushup.QH-5, Praha 1, Ptrossova 10, MKarlovo nmst,
tel. (+420) 221 595 000, marketing@medical.erpet.cz,
www.erpetmedical.cz. Open 7:30 - 18:00. Closed Sat,
Sun. JA

Many people say Prague is nothing but a big village. Its a


city that draws people from all over the world - and many
nd it hard to leave. If you are looking to spend a little bit
longer here in town, weve brought together some experts
and suggestions for making your stay here a bit more
comfortable.

ACCOMODATION
HUNGER WALL RESIDENCE
If your journey to Prague is going to last a bit longer than
just a weekend, consider checking in to the Hunger Wall
Residence. Located in Mal Strana, youll be treated to a
city centre location thats surrounded by parks. Eighteen
apartments comprise the fully renovated building,
oering such amenities as a separate working corner and
kitchenette. An LCD TV, washer and dryer plus a personal
security and re alarm guarantees your comfort and
safety.QB-4, Praha 5, Plask 615/8, MAndl, tel. 257
40 40 40, fax 257 40 40 60, info@hungerwall.eu, www.
hungerwall.eu. 18 rooms (8 Junior Suite 86 - 104, 8
Superior Suite 92 - 112, 2 Executive Suite 102 - 127).
. PJAW

HEALTH & BEAUTY


CYBEX
Delightful, top-quality surroundings and equipment for
you to exert yourself in/on/with. We suppose if youre
going to suer, you may as well do it in style.QPraha
8, Poben 1 (Hotel Hilton), tel. (+420) 224 84 27 13,
fax (+420) 224 84 23 72, info@cybex-fitness.cz, www.
cybex-fitness.cz. Open 06:00 - 22:00, Sat, Sun 07:00 22:00.
DENTAL OFFICE H33
Dental Oce H33 is the centre for excellence in dental
care, implantology and cosmetic dentistry. They provide
premium dental care to international standards. The team
of dentists, dental hygienists and assistents is prepared to
provide the level and range of treatment desired by their
demanding patients.QHvzdova 44, Praha 4 Pankrc, tel.
733 737 337/241 410 001, info@dental-office.cz, www.
dental-office.cz.
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HOLMES PLACE
Deluxe health club inside the Nov Smchov mall. There
are two more clubs in Prague.QPrague 5, Plzesk 8,
MAndl, tel. (+420) 257 313 830, info@holmesplace.
cz, www.holmesplace.cz. Open 07:00 - 22:00, Sat, Sun
09:00 - 22:00.
POLYCLINIC AT NARODNI
25 physicians, all uent in English (also some German,
Russian and French spoken). Preventative care and travel
vaccinations, US visa medical, dental, physio, home visits
and 24hr emergency coverage.QD-4, Praha 1, Nrodn 9,
MNrodn tda, tel. (+420) 222 075 120, poliklinika@
narodni.cz, www.poliklinikanarodni.cz. Open 08:30 17:00. Closed Sat, Sun 24hr emergency, tel. 777 94 22
70. Lab opens at 08:00. A
SPORTCENTRUM YMCA
Sweat away the kilos in the tness centre or sauna then cool
down by taking a dip in the swimming pool or by getting
a massage.QI-3, Praha 1, Na Po 12, MNmst
Republiky, tel. (+420) 224 87 58 11, fax (+420) 224 87
58 18, info@scymca.cz, www.scymca.cz. Open 06:30 22:00, Sat 08:00 - 20:00, Sun 09:00 - 21:00.

SHOPPING
ARKDY PANKRC
Arkdy Pankrc is one of the best of Pragues bazillion malls.
With a direct entrance from the Pankrc metro station and a
lot of really good shops; this should be a popular hang out.
Blaek for men, Pierre Cardin and Pietro Filipi are just a few
of the good ones, along with consistent favs Next, Gant,
H&M and Mango. And, they have nine separate shoe shops!
Unfortunately, the food court (everyones real reason for
going to the mall) is a bit disappointing; however they do
have a branch of the fab Lebanese restaurant, Sar.QPraha
4, Na Pankrci 86, MPankrc, tel. (+420) 225 11 11 00,
info@arkady-pankrac.cz, www.arkady-pankrac.cz. Open
9:00 - 21:00.
ERN RE
All the right shops and some ne extras in this largerthan-it-appears centre.QF-3, Praha 1, Na Pkop 12,
MMstek, tel. (+420) 221 01 41 11, www.cernaruze.
cz. Open 09:00 - 20:00, Sat 09:00 - 19:00, Sun 11:00 19:00.
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AMERICAN
ALOHA WAVE LOUNGE
Aloha Praha, aloha Honolulu. Plants, frangipani shirts and
photos of tanned 1950s Hawaiians with longboards form
the dcor to this club and restaurant. Sit in the small
upstairs area or descend to the large cellar to sample
from the menu. The food, with Pacic overtones is quite
unlike anything else in Prague. DJs keep the place buzzing
long after the kitchen closes.QE-1, Praha 1, Dun 11,
MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 602 25 13 92, www.
alohapraha.cz. Open 09:30 - 04:00, Mon, Tue, Sun 09:30 02:00. (115 - 270K). PAE
AMBIENTE LIVING
One of the Ambiente chain, and as eternally popular as
the others, this place serves up fresh salad, great stued
peppers, ribs and of course chicken wings. This is billed as
a lifestyle restaurant and serves delicious dishes with their
distinctive brand of style.QK-5, Praha 2, Mnesova 59,
MNm. Mru, tel. (+420) 222 72 78 51, www.ambi.cz.
Open 11:00 - 24:00, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 24:00. (150 - 300K).
A
ESTR
A unique concept in meat tasting - lots of small portions
to encourage you to try dierent cuts and avours; estr
is the latest restaurant in the successful Ambiente Group.
While its concept may not appeal to (or be understood)
by everyone, it is a good place to go to experience
dierent types of beef. The trout, beef ribs and the
spinach salad with grilled chicken are all recommended.
QPraha 1, Legerova 75, MMuzeum, tel. +420 222
72 78 51, cestr@ambi.cz, www.ambi.cz. Open 11:30
- 23:00, Sat 12:00 - 23:00, Sun 12:00 - 22:00. 135-418
CZK.
COWBOYS STEAKS & COCKTAILS
Bazaar has morphed into the Kampa Groups sublime
version of an American steakhouse. Premium-tequilaladen cowgirls on the bar, quality and aordable
cuts of steak, seafood and even lobster (1,250K),
complementary wine list, myriad salad and side oerings,
cool bar, tunes and atmosphere. A fabulous cellar space,
classy design, exellent cuisine and sta round out another
Kampa success. The primo cafe serves Illy coee, Cream
& Dream gelato and more.QA-1, Praha 1, Nerudova
40, MMalostransk, tel. (+420) 296 82 61 07, www.
kampagroup.com. Open 12:00 - 01:00. (250 - 750K).
PAIEBW
HARD ROCK CAFE
Hard Rock Cafe Prague, Europes largest Hard Rock Cafe, is
situated in the four-story, V.J.Rott building with a beautifully
decorated neo-Renaissance faade and frescos. The cafe is
located in the heart of old Prague less than 50 meters from
the famous Old Town Square. The three-level, 1900-squaremeter cafeincludes two vibrant bars and features a unique
compilation of memorabilia from Hard Rocks worldfacebook.com/PragueInYourPocket

famous collection completed by a 5-meter custom-made


chandelier in the shape of a guitar.QH-3, Praha 1, Mal
nmst 3, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 224 22 95 29,
prague_sales@hardrock.com,
www.hardrock.com.
Open 11:30 - 01:00. 250 - 490K. A
HOOTERS
The ambiguous America restaurant known for its chicken
wings (and perhaps its waitresses) has landed in Prague.
Unfortunately, while the waitresses seem to be the same;
the food has been lacing in a quality. Hopefully its growing
pains and theyll break out of their shell soon. Hooters
wings, burgers, onion wings and other hard to nds in
Prague are here.QH-5, Praha 2, Vodikova 12, MMstek,
tel. (+420) 602 79 92 22, reservace@hooters.cz, www.
hooters.cz. Open 11:00 - 23:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 11:00 - 01:00.
139-299 K.
JMA
Music and booze memorabilia from the Ramones to Jack
Daniels adorn the walls and ceilings of this, one of Pragues
most popular expat destinations. Big, juicy burgers, BLTs
and Tex-Mex, as well as cheap local specials, lunch deals
and beer. Their Sunday breakfast/brunch deals are large,
tasty and have free rells of coee.QD-4, Praha 1, V Jm
7, MMstek, tel. (+420) 224 22 23 83, info@jamapub.cz,
www.jamapub.cz. Open 11:00 - 01:00, Sun 11:00 - 00:00.
(100 - 250K). TAGBW
T.G.I. FRIDAYS
The TGI brand oers the same huge-portioned menu to
homesick travellers in Prague as they do around the world.
For a slice of Americana with your apple pie, free rells
and crazy outts, this is the place to be.QF-3, Praha 1, Na
Pkop 27, MNm. Republiky, tel. (+420) 221 96 72 28,
www.tgifridays.cz. Open 11:00 - 23:00, Fri, Sat 11:00 24:00. (250 - 350K). TAUGBS
U MALHO GLENA
Renowned for the tiny though classy jazz joint downstairs,
the street level bar has entertaining barmen, free-owing
beer and cocktails, and good food. Czech-Mex standards
jostle for space with salads, sandwiches and hot pitas,
although the menu has no breakfast dishes, except
(Bohemia) bagels. Kitchen closes at 24:00.QB-3, Praha
1, Karmelitsk 23, MMalostransk, tel. (+420) 257 53
17 17, malyglen@malyglen.cz, www.malyglen.cz. Open
10:00 - 02:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 02:30. (50 - 300Kc). PE

BALKAN
GITANES
A vast and fairly expensive selection of local and international
wines precede a vastly unusual menu for a Prague restaurant.
Octopus and mussels vie for space with veal and lamb,
served in a marked Balkan slant, see sa, kajmak and sarma
sauerkraut.QA-2, Praha 1, Trit 7, MMalostransk, tel.
(+420) 257 53 01 63, info@gitanes.cz, www.gitanes.cz.
Open 12:00 - 24:00. (185 - 435K). AG
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Restaurants

Restaurants

BREWERY RESTAURANTS
POTREFEN HUSA NA VERANDCH
Potrefen
Husa
Praha
Smchov - Na Verandch
showcases the Staropramen
brewery, in which the
restaurant is located. Brewery
restaurant is in operation at
Smchov since the very start of
brewing in 1871. The haluky,
a variation of sptzl noodles,
with goat cheese and crispy
bacon, and the gul, of
course, are recommended. For the beer, try the turbid
Kvasnik, an unltered, unpasteurised yeast beer. All
Interbrews other beers are available too.QPraha 5,
Ndran 84, MAndl, tel. +420 257 19 12 00, info@
phnaverandach.cz, www.staropramen.cz. Open
11:00 - 24:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 11:00 - 01:00, Sun 11:00 23:00. (80 - 200K). B
U FLEK
A tourist trap since they started brewing their dark, rich
aromatic beer on this spot in 1499. The brew is worth
the trip in itself, and should be accompanied by hearty
pub food. The loud and boisterous crowds of tourists and
locals are a show worth watching as everyone and his
tour guide treks through.QH-5, Praha 1, Kemencova
11, MNrodn tda, tel. (+420) 224 93 40 19, ufleku@
ufleku.cz, www.ufleku.cz. Open 10:00 - 23:00. (85 320K). A
U KALICHA
The pub that features at the beginning of the Czech literary
classic The Good Soldier vejk as the planned location
of the never-to-be meeting ...at six in the evening after
the war. An oompah band keeps the atmosphere rolling.
QI-6, Praha 2, Na Bojiti 12, MI.P. Pavlova, tel. (+420)
296 18 96 00/(+420) 224 91 25 57, ukalicha@ukalicha.
cz, www.ukalicha.cz. Open 11:00 - 23:00. (150 - 300K).
PAEG

Praha 1 Star Msto


ul. Karolny Svtl 21
tel./fax: 222 220 008
www.stoleti.cz
Open daily 11:30 - 23:30

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U PINKAS
The presence of locals is encouraging in this beer hall
whose not unimpressive claim to fame is that of being
the rst pivnice in Prague to have Pilsner Urquell on
draught. A commemorative plaque and a tap mark the
spot where this countrys most renowned beer began
to ow in 1843. In todays establishment youll nd a
courtyard terrace and two oors of beer swilling and
sausage eating. More elegant no-smoking rooms are
available for dining; the menu, although traditional, is
uninspired.QE-4, Praha 1, Jungmannovo nm. 16,
MMstek, tel. (+420) 221 11 11 50/(+420) 602 66
71 70, provoz@upinkasu.cz, www.upinkasu.cz. Open
10:00 - 03:00. (150 - 200K). AB

CZECH
BREDOVSK DVR
Another modern version of the Czech hospoda tradition,
Bredovsk dvr delivers cellar ambience dimly lit by
funky lights, a long iron bar, cool furniture and excellent
kitchen. An extremely popular lunchtime attracts
the crowds with the 75k menu until 2pm. The menu
mimics the funky and old world fusion of the dcor, with
Czech dishes tweaked by international additions, pasta
dishes providing a tasty and cheap alternative, and big
screen enticing the sports fans. Try buck steak, venison
goulash, or stick to old favourites. Additional seating
around the open kitchen is available at the rear.QF-4,
Praha 1, Politickch vz 13, MHlavn ndra, tel.
(+420) 224 21 54 28, www.restauracebredovskydvur.
cz. Open 11:00 - 24:00, Sun 11:00 - 23:00. (150 300K). PA
CHUDOBA
A restaurant with smooth vibes, good food and drinking.
With various levels and alcoved tables in two separate
rooms, there is a feeling of privacy and calmness, added
to by the sh tanks and replace. The menu is large and
is in English too, with great dishes available, such as
pregnant marge, kiss me darling and sauted stinker. The
fondue is excellent.QK-5, Praha 2, Vinohradsk 67,
MJiho z Podbrad, tel. (+420) 222 25 06 24, info@
restauracechudoba.cz,
www.restauracechudoba.cz.
Open 11:00 - 01:00, Sun 11:00 - 24:00. (65 - 230K).
IB
KOLKOVNA
As big and brassy as Mae West with a stful of Viagra,
Kolkovna serves robust family portions on one plate plus
lovely tank beer from the owner, Pilsner Urquell. For all
of the above reasons its been packed from day one but
recent rumours of poor service and food, Kolkovna might
want to change its prescription... Reservations a must,
if you choose to try it.QE-2, Praha 1, V Kolkovn 8,
MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 224 81 97 01, vkolkovne@
kolkovna.cz, www.kolkovna.cz. Open 11:00 - 24:00.
(160 - 250K). PA
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deluxe dining in an exklusive and modern
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in the brand Potrefen Husa located in
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and Zlin.

OLYMPIA
This retro-furnished Pilsner Urquell-owned restaurant
provides a more modern and international slant to Czech
staples - including the prices. Its rmly on the tourist trail,
but authentic, well-presented and excellent for a beer, snack
or full-on meal.QB-4, Praha 1, Vtzn 7, MNrodn tda,
tel. (+420) 251 51 10 80, olympia@kolkovna.cz, www.
kolkovna.cz. Open 11:00 - 24:00. (100 - 300K). TA

restaurants that is seriously attempting to progress Czech


cuisine while keeping it Czech at the same time. Plus, they
are non-smoking and oer take-away.QC-4, Praha 1,
Karolny Svtl 21, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 222 22
00 08, stoleti@stoleti.cz, www.stoleti.cz. Open 11:30 23:30. (190 - 400K). PTAUIGBS

PELKY BISTRO
Bistro Pelky will take you on an unforgettable journey inside
the communist idea of an old style-feast.QJungmannovo
nm. 19, Praha 1, tel. +420 702 154 920. .

FRANCOUZSK RESTAURACE ART NOUVEAU


Superb French (and some Czech) gourmet dishes from
this restaurants award winning chefs. Mussels, rabbit,
foie gras and duck all make delightful appearances in one
of the worlds masterpieces of art nouveau architecture
(the Municipal House building itself ) and interior. Lunch
specials and a concert package lower prices somewhat,
and try the Jazz Brunch on the rst Sunday of each month.
QF-3, Praha 1, Nmst Republiky 5, MNm. Republiky,
tel. (+420) 222 00 27 70, restaurant@obecnidum.cz,
www.francouzskarestaurace.cz. Open 12:00 23:00.
Open 12:00 - 23:00. (600 - 2,000K). PAUEB

PLZESK
A cavernous room in the basement of the Municipal House is
home to a great big Czech food experience. Huge plates of all
the good stu come streaming from the kitchen. Go for some
roasted duck, pork tenderloin, beef goulash or chicken or pork
schnitzel. Washed down with lots of cold Pilsner beer, youll
be feeling full and ne in no time. Gorgeous Art Nouveau
interiors and a nice sta, reservations are recommended.
QPraha 1, Nmst republiky 5, MNmst Republiky,
tel. +420 222 00 27 70, info@plzenskarestaurace.cz,
plzenskarestaurace.cz. Open 11:30 - 23:00. 210-425 CZK.
STOLET
The food is great value, the atmosphere lively and the
service fantastic. Even better, Stolet is one of the only
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FRENCH

LA CAVE DADRIEN
La Cave dAdrien is a trendy boutique wine shop and
delicatessen with a simple and ecient website and
a sales force that is ready to listen to every customers
requirements in order to bring France to your doorstep.
QAmerick 18, Prague 2, tel. 00420 246 030 284, info@
lacavedadrien.cz, www.lacavedadrien.cz/en/.
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Restaurants
MIMINOO GARDEN
RESTAURANT

Restaurants
GREEK
OLYMPOS
Rightfully the most famous Greek restaurant in Prague.
Excellent Grecian starters, a haul of fresh seafood, and
friendly, hard working sta. Superb. And the garden
here is one of the best kept secrets in Prague and has a
great playground to keep the kids happy.QK-4, Praha
3, Kubelkova 9, MJiho z Podbrad, tel. (+420) 222
72 22 39, rezervace@taverna-olympos.eu, www.
tavernaolympos.cz. Open 11:30 - 24:00. (200 - 500K).
TAB

INTERNATIONAL
Prague TOWER PARK PRAHA ZIZKOV TV TOWER is
a popular attraction not only for the inhabitants of
Prague and the Czech Republic, but also for foreign
tourists. Dominant and the highest building metropolis
oers a unique 360 prospect with thematically
capsules, restaurant, bistro, bar and six-suite.
MIMINOO GARDEN RESTAURANT

BAROCK
Not a rock bar at all but fabulous decor, succulent sushi,
a varied European menu from chef Jana Janatov and
beautiful people on Pragues swishest street. Swing with
the smart set in this ash and polished bar/restaurant with
huge windows and chandeliers.QE-2, Praha 1, Pask
24, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 222 32 92 21, info@
barockrestaurant.cz, www.barockrestaurant.cz. Open
10:00 - 01:00. (250 - 850K). PAU
BELLEVUE
A fantastic setting, looking out to Charles Bridge, the castle
and the Vltava, and a classic atmosphere sets the scene for
you to feel dead posh if you want and if you can aord it.
Chef Petr Bures prepares dishes like llet of fallow deer with
rose hip sauce, caramelised pears, homemade sptzle and
wild mushrooms. Try their jazz brunch on Sundays.QC-3,
Praha 1, Smetanovo nbe 18, MNrodn tda, tel.
(+420) 222 22 04 53, bellevue@zatisigroup.cz, www.
zatisigroup.cz. Open 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 23:00. (1,000
- 2,000K). PTAUEGB

Neighborhood Tower Park Prague surrounds MIMINOO


garden restaurant and a summer terrace. A quiet place
in the heart of Prague with a relaxing atmosphere and
an oer of excellent dishes and good drink. This elegant
building in the park is a pleasant place to relax during
the summer months.QMahlerovy sady 1, Prague
3, tel. +420 210 320 140, info@miminoo.cz, www.
towerpark.cz/miminoo-garden-restaurant+11.

CAFFREYS
Good service and a great location on Staromtsk nm.
make this a popular Irish pub for many, including large
parties of stag nighters. Prices are more favourable here
than other Old Town spots; plus they oer an excellent food
menu (try the authentic Irish breakfast), rst rate Guinness
(99 K), Magners Irish cider (99 K), Walkers crisps and more
to make you feel right at home. A good venue to watch
all the major (GAA too) sporting events.QE-3, Praha 1,
Staromstsk nm. 10, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 224
82 80 31, info@caffreys.cz, www.caffreys.cz. Open 09:00
- 01:00, Sat 09:00 - 02:00. PABK
CHEFPARADE COOKING SCHOOL
Chefparade Cooking School in Prague is a place, where
cooking and fun meet. Discover local culture and Czech
cuisine through special Cooking Courses for tourists.
Hands-on class in English gives you the opportunity to
cook side-by-side with the Chef and take home the feeling
of local gastronomy. All adjusted to your preferences.Qtel.
+420 734 157 911, dominika@chefparade.cz, www.
chefparade.cz/cooking-for-tourists. Open 08:30 - 17:30.

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DINITZ
Dinitz has become Bissli and not too much has changed.
The previous menu continues to be prepared well, and
Lebanese specials are the only change. The mezze meal is
a great addition to the homemade bread, salads, pasta and
meat dishes plus the excellent burger on their delicious
menu and do come for their well priced lunch specials.
QE-2, Praha 1, Blkova 12, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420)
222 31 33 08, info@dinitz.cz, www.bisli.cz. Open 11:00 23:00. Closed Sun. (150 - 450K). PTASW
DUBLINER IRISH PUB
If you nd yourself hankering for a bit o Irish cooking; head over
to The Dubliner for a mighty ne meal. Indulge in their Irish
specialties like cottage pie, Guinness Irish stew or sh and chips.
Feeling exotic in an Irish sort of way? Try their chicken curry or
chilli con carne. Of course theyve got the big Irish breakfast plus
snacks and sandwiches. Live sports are played on their many
TVs and the atmosphere is usually rollicking.QF-2, Praha 1,
Tyn 1, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 224 89 54 04, info@
aulddubliner.cz, www.aulddubliner.cz. Open 10:00 - 01:00,
Thu, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 03:00. 135-395 Kc. ABK
EATING PRAGUE FOOD TOURS
Eating Prague invites you to taste authentic Czech cuisine
and learn rst-hand about the fascinating history, culture
and people from a locals perspective. Their 4-hour guided
food tour takes in 7 authentic Czech food tastings from
their favorite haunts in Pragues Old and New Towns. At
each stop, youll meet the chefs, families, owners and
workers who continue to inspire and inuence Pragues
culinary community. Youll drink unpasteurized beer on
a behind-the-scenes brewery tour; youll taste the best
apple strudel in a hidden courtyard; and youll try the king
of Czech dishes: svkov.QHatalsk 1, Praha 1, info@
eatingpraguetours.com, www.eatingpraguetours.com/.
NOSTRESS
Theyre not kidding. With comfortable designer furniture
and steady ambient music, stress is the last thing on your
mind. Fusion and Asian cuisine dominate the menu, but you
shouldnt pass up a chance to try one of the delicious Belgian
desserts - the owner is Belgian. Highlights include dim sum
and wontons as well as celebrity sightings (Joseph Fiennes,
Maggie Smith and, er, Begbie). Loud live music on Saturday
evenings.QE-1, Praha 1, Dun 10, MStaromstsk, tel.
(+420) 222 31 70 07, info@nostress.cz, www.nostress.cz.
Open 10:00 - 24:00. (250 - 600K). PAIE
ROCKY OREILLYS
Nothing rescues an all-nighter like a massive Irish breakfast and
Rocky OReillys is the place to get it. You can get stued other
times of the day as well with their massive platters of food
including ribs and chicken wings. In true international style,
you can get a curry, fajitas or cottage pie. Friendly sta, plus lots
of TVs showing live sports and you may be here for a couple of
meals.QPraha 1, tpnsk 32, MMstek, tel. (+420) 222
23 10 60, info@rockyoreillys.cz, www.rockyoreillys.cz. Open
10:00 - 02:00. 165-395 Kc. JAK
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ITALIAN
AROMI
Simplicity, tradition, passion is the Anatevka-like
motto of this upmarket Vinohradys Italian, but
theres no fiddling on the roof here. At Aromi theres
a compact choice of excellent pasta, meat and fish
dishes, complemented by an equally good wine list.
As a result, the spacious L-shaped space holds happy
locals and expats enjoying the moment. Reservations
recommended.QK-5, Praha 2, Mnesova 78, MJiho
z Podbrad, tel. (+420) 222 71 32 22, info@aromi.cz,
www.aromi.cz. Open 12:00 - 23:00, Sun 12:00 - 22:00.
(95 - 395K). PAG
CASA DE CARLI
Youll pay for it, but youll love every succulent bite of
Casa de Carli. In the heart of Old Town, feast on burrata
with cherry tomatoes followed by veal-stued ravioli and
nished o with lava chocolate cake. The service is warm
and natural; a pleasant evening on all around.QH3, Praha
1, Vzesk 5, MStaromstsk, tel. +420 224 816 688,
www.casadecarli.cz. Open 11:00 - 23:00. Closed Sun.
305-495k. J
CORLEONE
If youre looking for good Italian and a lively atmosphere
in Smchov, then look no further than Corleone. Despite its
theatrical name, it doesnt indulge in much kitschy gangster
stu, just really tasty inexpensive pizzas and pastas. If its
too crowded upstairs, try its lesser-known cellar.QPraha 5,
Na Blidle 42, MAndl, tel. (+420) 251 51 12 44, www.
corleone.cz. Open 10:00 - 23:30, Sat, Sun 11:00 - 23:30.
(100 - 200K). PA
OSTERIA DE CLARA
A not-so-good location on the Vinohrady/Vrovice border
is an unfortunate fact of this nice Italian eatery. Small
menu of basic hearty meals; stued zucchini, rigatoni ragu,
pork llet. All are well-prepared and a relaxed atmosphere
makes this an excellent quiet spot. Lets hope it doesnt stay
too quiet.QPraha 10, Mexick 7, tel. (+420) 271 72 65
48, daclara@seznam.cz, www.daclara.com. Open 11:30
- 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00, Sat 12:00 - 15:30, 18:00-23:00.
Closed Sun. 130-250K.

JAPANESE & KOREAN


AUREOLE
High style in more ways than one in this designer
fusion restaurant located on the 27th floor of the citys
tallest building. Besides the main dining area, theres
a bar, two lounges and a fabulous terrace. Asian
influences are scattered throughout the menu; enjoy
duck breast, roasted chicken or sushi.QHvzdova
1716/2b, Praha 4, MPankrac, tel. + 420 222 755
380, www.aureole.cz. Open 11:00 - 02:00, Sun 11:00
- 24:00. 350-450 CZK or degustation menu from
1250 CZK.
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MAMY KOREAN RESTAURANT
Mamy Korean Restaurant is the real traditional Korean food.
All of the main, traditional ingredients used are imported
directly from Korea. All of the fruit, vegetables and meat
products are raised locally here in the Czech Republic. All
of the sh and seafood they use are imported from various
seas from around the world.QBenediktsk 3, Praha 1,
MNmst republiky, tel. 00420 224 815 009, www.
mamyfood.cz.
THE SUSHI BAR
The freshest sh for the best sushi, this place does it - but
for a price. Try the sushi menu for a selection sampler - the
three piece Temaki Sushi set and nine piece Sashimi set was
handsomely presented and deliciously refreshing. Superb
service and intimate setting make this a continual favourite.
QG-5, Praha 5, Zborovsk 49, MAndl, tel. (+420) 603
24 48 82, sushi@sushi.cz, www.sushi.cz. Open 12:00 22:00. (250 - 500K). PA

LATIN AMERICAN
AMBIENTE BRASILEIRO
Dont be alarmed when a man brandishing a large skewer
of meat appears before you and starts slicing bloody chunks
of beef onto your plate. In addition to the churrasco grill,
delicious pastas and appetisers are also oered with Brazilian
air - and its eat all you possibly can, so take some time.
If you pay up before 18:00, the price is 445K for the meat
churrasco.QE-3, Praha 1, U Radnice 8, MStaromstsk,
tel. (+420) 224 23 44 74, brasileiro@ambi.cz, www.
ambi.cz. Open 11:00 - 24:00. Also at F-3, Na Pikop 22 Slovansk Dm, tel. 221 45 12 00. (225 - 545K). PA

LEBANESE
EL EMIR
Divine food in a gorgeous setting - the new El Emir is
bringing the best of Lebanese cuisine to Prague. Sample
the goodness from their list of more than 80 Mezzas; enjoy
fresh sh or lamb and a host of other delicacies from the
country. Located in the Palac Koruna passageway.QPraha
1, Vclavsk Nmst 1, MMstek, tel. +420 224 28 10
99, elemir@pcgpraha.cz, www.elemir.cz. Open 10:00 24:00. 240-490 CZK.
EL EMIR PALLADIUM
Not that wed usually recommend dining at a shopping
centre, but El Emir Lebanese restaurant is something to
recommend. The dcor was well-thought out; including
curtained partitions to separate you from the throng of
shoppers. All the Lebanese favs are here plus a variety
of grilled meats and a decent selection of lamb and sh.
Plus they have really nice sandwiches; so its perfect for
a lighter bite of not-mall food. Inside the Palladium mall.
QPraha 1, Nmst Republiky 1, MNmst Republiky,
tel. (+420) 225 771 886, z.tesarova@pcgpraha.cz, www.
palladiumpraha.cz. Open 11:00 - 23:00, Sat, Sun 11:00 24:00. 100-370k.
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MEXICAN & TEX-MEX


CANTINA
A warm and atmospheric Mexican, serving Texan-sized
portions of decent grub and small swimming pool sized
margaritas that slip down far too easily. The fajitas are
excellent, although we suggest you may want some
extra salsa to add some zing.QA-4, Praha 1, jezd
38, MMalostransk, tel. (+420) 257 31 71 73, www.
restauracecantina.cz. Open 11:30 - 24:00. (120 - 300K).
AEB

PIZZA
COLOSEUM
A pizza-maker slaving away in front of the ames of a
wood-burning oven is the only spectacle youll witness at
this coliseum. Sample excellent pastas and pizzas made
with real mozzarella in a rustic setting. Try the Calabrese, its
what Yanks call a pepperoni pie.QI-4, Praha 1, Vodikova
32, MMstek, tel. (+420) 224 21 49 14, coloseum.
vodickova@bakare.cz, www.pizzacoloseum.cz. Open
11:00 - 23:30. Also at F-3, Vodikova 32. (100 - 200K).
PAB
GIALLO ROSA
This small take-away place decked out in football scarves
serves the closest thing to a New York-style pizza that weve
seen in Prague. Whats more amazing is that it also provides
as much oregano and spicy oil as you need, gratis.QF-3,
Praha 1, Jakubsk 2, MNm. Republiky, tel. (+420) 604
89 89 89, info@giallorossa.cz, www.giallorossa.cz. Open
, Mon, Tue, Sun 11:30 - 23:00, Wed, Thu, Sat 11:30 - 24:00,
Fri 11:30 - 01:00. (From 25K/slice). AGS
GROSSETO
Possibly the most popular pizza and meatball spaghetti
joint in Prague. Youll have to hang about at the bar and
drink a beer before you can settle down for the robust pizzas
and other popularised Italian comfort food such as frutti di
mare, carpaccio con parmigiano or spaghetti maosi.QJ-6,
Praha 2, Francouzsk 2, MNm. Mru, tel. (+420) 224 25
27 78, grosseto@volny.cz, www.grosseto.cz. Open 11:30
- 23:00. Also at Praha 6, Jugoslvskch partyzn 8 &
Praha 4, Vyskoilova 2. (100 - 250K). AS

SEAFOOD
RYB TRH
Without a doubt, this restaurant is a sh-lovers paradise.
With a choice from live or freshly imported sh, one can
swim through this menu with delight knowing whatever is
chosen will truly satisfy. Chef Pavel Mares works his magic
on the Caribbean Lobster, fresh from the aquarium in any
style. St. Jacobs scallops is a speciality only to be savoured,
and the imperial mussels truly deserve their name.QE-2,
Praha 1, Tnsk dvr 5, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 602
29 59 11, info@rybitrh.cz, www.rybitrh.cz. Open 11:00 24:00. (190 - 890K). AG
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FOOD WITH A VIEW
These restaurants are the ones to head for if youre
yearning for spectacular views over the city while you
hold the hand of your lover. Or if you need something
to look at if the conversation wanes...
IL GIARDINO
Il Giardino is a hotel restaurant with a little air,
created mostly by the rooftop view over Prague, but
also by their varied Mediterranean menu.QPraha 5,
Mozartova 1 (NH Prague Hotel), MAndl, tel. (+420)
257 15 42 62, www.ilgiardinorestaurant.cz/en/.
05.30am - 10.30am breakfast 06.00pm - 11.00pm
dinner 11.30am - 03.00pm Brunch sundays.
PTAUG
TOWER PARK PRAGUE
360 degree view of Prague, an interactive view, a
restaurant complex - it is a description of Tower Park
Prague in a nutshell. With its 216 meters it is not only
the tallest building in Prague, but also the tallest
tower and the highest viewing platform in the Czech
Republic.QK-4, Praha 3, Mahlerovy sady, MJiho z
Podbrad, tel. + 420 210 320 081/+ 420 210 320 086,
info@towerpark.cz, www.towerpark.cz/. Open 08:00
- 24:00. PTAL
ZDENKS OYSTER BAR
Czechs love seafood - perhaps it comes from living in a
landlocked country and the most available sh is carp. At
Zdenks, youll nd an interior that could have come from
Belgium or Paris, an actual oyster bar and really good and
fresh seafood. A more than passable lobster roll can be had
as well. Service is friendly and knowledgeable, but there
are no freebies - all the food on your table you will pay
for.QPraha 1, Mal tupartsk 5, MStaromstsk, tel.
+420 725 94 62 50, www.oysterbar.cz. 285-1250 CZK.

SPANISH & HISPANIC


EL CENTRO
This warm and bright Spanish eatery, slightly hidden in
an discreet alleyway at Mal Strana, is an amazing choice
if you are looking for a esta in your mouth. The paella is
savoury and fresh, the tortilla espanola is piquant, and the
gazpacho is delectable. Its a spicy change from the routine.
Sombreros o to this place.QB-2, Praha 1, Maltzsk
nm. 9, MMalostransk, tel. (+420) 257 53 33 43,
elcentro@elcentro.cz, www.elcentro.cz. Open 12:00 24:00. (120 - 300K). AUGB

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LA BODEGA FLAMENCA
What could one more naturally expect to nd when
hanging about in the neighbourhoods of Letna than
a colourfully-tiled cellar that replicates the small-dishrattling ways of a tapas bar? The food is a delight, and the
sta are genuinely happy to see you. And should you fancy
some salsa on the dance oor rather than on your plate,
then this is the place for you.QH-1, Praha 7, meralova
5, MVltavsk, tel. (+420) 233 37 40 75, labodega@
seznam.cz, www.labodega.cz. Open 16:00 - 01:00, Fri,
Sat 16:00 - 03:00. (150 - 300K). PEG

THAI
THE OBANSK PLOVRNA THAI RESTAURANT
This restaurant can boast a fabled Thai chef, Kosin Ket
Phakhin , who is regularly with imagination diversifying
the complex menu, so it gives a true picture of the
traditional orient recipes based on freshness and strength
of the original foodstus.QU Plovrny 8, Praha 1 - Mal
Strana, MMalostransk, tel. +420 257 531 451, fax
+420 257 535 760, info@obcanskaplovarna.cz, www.
obcanskaplovarna.cz/en. Open 11:00 - 23:00. .
PJAEBKW
YAM YAM THAI FOOD & CAFE
Never thought wed recommend this place; but Thai lovers
and others looking for a good inexpensive bit should pop
o the metro at Vyehrad for a tasty Thai meal. Both the
menu and the eatery is small, but both oer a big bang.
Good choices are their Nu Rad Prig, Kaeng Pet Kai and the
spring rolls. Yam Yam = Yum Yum.QPraha 4, Metro station
Vyehrad 1670, MVyehrad, tel. +420 774 84 44 43,
info@yamyam.cz, www.yamyam.cz. Open 11:00 - 23:00,
Sat, Sun 12:00 - 22:00. 50-145 CZK.

VEGETARIAN
CLEAR HEAD (LEHK HLAVA)
Healthy and delicious, this veggie place doesnt take itself
too seriously and despite the name, does serve alcohol. The
open kitchen produces ratatouille, pasta, salads, burritos and
more, with tofu (try it smoked) and eggplant high on the
menu. Fresh juices can be combined to detox while you sit
and chill, eat and chat in the cool dcor of their three distinct
rooms. Tricky to nd, down a small alley, but worth it.QD-4,
Praha 1, Borov 2, MNrodn tda, tel. (+420) 222 22 06
65, info@lehkahlava.cz, www.lehkahlava.cz. Open 11:30 23:30, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 23:30. (80 - 150K). NG
MAITREA
Maitrea is the sister vegetarian restaurant to the widely
popular Lehka Hlava. Their dcor is a bit tamer than their
wilder sister, but the same fresh quality and inventiveness is
here. The couscous with broccoli and fennel is fabulous, as
is the baked vegetables with pesto.QE-2, Praha 1, Tnsk
6, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 221 71 16 31, info@
maitrea-restaurant.cz,
www.maitrea-restaurant.cz.
Open 11:30 - 23:30, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 23:30. 100-140 K.
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Prague is no caf society. Certainly the latent potential


is there, what with the citys literary reputation and arty
bohemian image. However, youre never going to convince
the majority to lounge around sipping an espresso when it
costs less to drown in beer.
BRESTO
A teeny tiny cafe and wine bar. Early hours make it nice for
a pastry and coee, stop by at lunch for one of their freshly
made sandwiches and in the evening choose from their
extensive wine selection. And what welcoming sta we
have!QPrague 1, tpnsk 31, MMstek, tel. (+420)
222 21 28 10, bresto@bresto.cz, www.bresto.cz. Open
9:30 23:30, Sat, Sun 10:00 23:00. (50-200k). J

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CACAO
Cacao is a unique blend of confectionery, restaurant, and
lounge. Customers are always able to enjoy a relaxing
atmosphere and to get the most unexpected experience.
Located in the very heart of Prague, Cacao can oer a big
selection of ice creams, cakes, deserts and drinks- all made
out of natural ingredients. An open terrace will become
your favorite place to enjoy sunny summer days with your
friends or to spend romantic evening in a cozy atmosphere.
QV Celnici 1031/4, MNmst republiky, tel. 00420 224
281 137, info@cacaoprague.cz, www.cacaoprague.cz/.
Open 08:30 - 24:00. . PiTYJABKSW

Caf Lounge
Plask 615/8, P5 - Lesser Quarter
For reservation dial: 257 404 020
Mo Fr: 7:30 am - 10 pm
Sa: 9 am 10 pm / Su: 9 am 5 pm

www.cafe-lounge.cz

Caf of the Year / 1st place

CAF LOUNGE
This Mal Strana spot is the height of sophistication.
They oer wide range of breakfasts, specialty coee from
small roasteries, a delicious lunch and dinner menu, great
selection of natural wines and on-site made pastry and
sweets. With an emphasis on fresh seasonal cuisine, they
are highly recommended. In summer you can enjoy your
coee or meat in the shadow of the historic Hunger Wall.
QB-4, Praha 5, Plask 615/8, MAndl, tel. (+420) 257
40 40 20, cafe@cafe-lounge.cz, www.cafe-lounge.cz.
Open 7:30 - 22:00, Sat 9:00 - 22:00, Sun 9:00 - 17:00. .
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EMA ESPRESSO BAR
An easy-going espresso bar with top Czech baristas behind
the counter presenting specialty coee from the best small

BREAKFAST
AMBIENTE PASTACAFF
From the corners of its business cards to the rims
of its espresso cups, this is a shrine to Italian style. It
is not what you may call comfortable, but then some
must suer for their art. Great coee and inexpensive
eggs and croissants. Also at Vzesk 1.QI-4, Praha
1, Vodikova 8, MKarlovo nm., tel. (+420) 222 23
18 69, vodickova@ambi.cz, www.ambi.cz. Open
08:00 - 22:00, Sun 10:00 - 22:00. Also at E-2, Praha 1,
Vzesk 1. (70 - 150K). PA
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Caf of the Year / 2nd place

Caf of the Year / 2nd place

European roasters. Stop by for tasty sandwiches, cakes or


buns from its own bakery, great loose teas or try any of
the delicious natural wines.QNa Florenci 3, MNmst
republiky, tel. (+420) 730 156 933, ema@prague.coffee,
www.prague.coffee. Open , Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:00
- 20:00, Sat 9:00 - 18:00. JGW
KAVRNA OBECN DM
Come for the atmosphere as well as the treats. This Art
Nouveau caf on the ground oor of Obecn Dm is one
of the most elegant in town. Youll be treated to nice
service amidst beautiful surroundings, and we dare you
to turn your head when they start wheeling the cake cart
around. A breakfast menu, plus sandwiches and salads
make this a good break point no matter what time of
day.QNmst Republiky 5, MNmst Republiky, tel.
(+420) 222 00 27 63, kavarna.od@vysehrad2000.cz,
www.vysehrad2000.cz. Open 7:30 - 23:00. 90-470K.
JAEB
THE FARM URBAN KITCHEN
The Farm Urban Kitchen and Coffee serves an
array of food and drinks from Doubleshot Coffee
to pancakes, burgers and all day brunch. The caf
is owned by the lovely Lucie Vanskov who after
moving to Canada in her teens returned home to
Prague and wanted to provide a different kind of
caf experience in the city.QKorunovan 17, tel.
+420 773 626 177.
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Nightlife
BARS
ALOHA WAVE LOUNGE
Wear a ower in your hair and head downstairs to Alohas
cocktail lounge, featuring a long bar, Pacic cocktails at nice
prices (try the Chi-Chi, with vodka, pineapple and coconut),
and a dance oor to hula to nightly R&B and rock music.
QE-1, Praha 1, Dun 11, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420)
602 25 13 92, info@alohapraha.cz, www.alohapraha.
cz. Open 09:30 - 04:00, Mon, Tue, Sun 09:30 - 02:00.
PAE
BACK DOORS
This space is part restaurant, part bar and part club in the
cellar of an old Smchov house. Massive wooden furniture
and forged iron work complement the brick walls and
parquet oor of its historical setting. Good for their lunch
specials and fabulous for the night time change to music
bar with high quality audio system, where you can hear
various styles of music from famous Czech DJs.QPraha
5, Na Blidle 30/310, MAndl, tel. (+420) 257 31 58
24, info@backdoors.cz, www.backdoors.cz. Open 11:00
- 02:00, Fri 11:00 - 03:00, Sat 18:00 - 03:00. Closed Sun.
AE

CASINOS

AMBASSADOR CASINO
Texas Holdem Poker, roulette, blackjack, pontoon and
slots attract a sophisticated crowd with the casinos
excellent, knowledgeable sta, and appropriate
atmosphere.QE-4, Vclavsk nm. 5, MMstek, tel.
+420 724 747 401, ambassador.manager@vipclub.
cz, www.vipclub.cz. Open 24hrs. AK
CASINO PANORAMA
The Corinthia Panorama Hotel hosts another winning
casino from the VIP group. The usual games (American
Roulette, Black Jack, Poker) and slot machines are
on oer, with drinks and refreshments.QPraha 4,
Milevsk 7, MPankrc, tel. +420 724 747 403,
panorama.manager@vipclub.cz, www.vipclub.cz.
Open 20:00 - 04:00. AL
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BAR AND BOOKS


Deep red walls and ceilings, soft leather benches, dark
wood nishing, books lling one complete wall and
impeccable service typify Bar & Books. Cocktails (140K)
vie with an astounding array of whiskey, wine and cigars in
this classy setting with cool tunes and Bond on TV. Salmon
and club sandwiches, caviar and chocolate fondue are
on the small but inspired menu.QF-2, Praha 1, Tnsk
19, MNm. Republiky, tel. (+420) 224 81 51 22, www.
barandbooks.cz. Open 17:00 - 03:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 17:00 04:00. (105 - 295K). PA
BAROCK
Not a rock bar at all. Swing with the smart set in this ash
and polished bar/restaurant with huge windows and
chandeliers - all the better to see the beautiful models
sipping and sashaying. The aprons will come buzzing
around you to oer expertly crafted drinks, succulent sushi,
and a reassuringly expensive bill.QH-3, Praha 1, Pask
24, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 222 32 92 21, info@
barockrestaurant.cz, www.barockrestaurant.cz. Open
10:00 - 01:00. PAU
BUGSYS
Bugsys has been around for a fair while now, but it has
managed to keep the it that means it is a place to go if
you wanted everyone who has it to think that you have
it too. A trendy and hip crowd guaranteed then, as is a
menu featuring plenty of decent cocktails.QE-2, Praha 1,
Pask 10, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 840 28 47 97,
bar@bugsysbar.cz, www.bugsysbar.cz. Open 19:00 02:00. PAE
ERN OVCE
For a possibly rowdy night, or a quiet cocktail, sneak into
ern ovce in Vinohrady. The underground cellar pub has
a modern interior, specializes in well-priced cocktails and
often has live DJs. Its hit or miss when it comes to the
crowd. No cover charge, except when a special DJ is playing.
QPraha 2, Americk 29, MNmst Mru, tel. +420 608
38 17 99, info@barcernaovce.cz, www.barcernaovce.cz.
Open 18:00 - 04:00, Sat 18:00 - 05:00. Closed Sun. Beer:
32-39 CZK, Wine: 44 CZK, Cocktails: 85-135 CZK.
CLOUD 9
Nine oors up, Pragues rst sky bar oers stunning views,
a cool interior, smooth sounds and amazing cocktails.
A master bartender mixes up old favorites plus a line
of signature Cloud 9-only concoctions. A small grazing
menu oers an eclectic line-up of tastes and weekend
DJs keep the vibe going. Atop the Hilton Hotel. Highly
recommended.QJ2, Praha 8, Poben 1, MFlorenc, tel.
(+420) 224 84 29 99, info@cloud9.cz, www.cloud9.cz.
Open 18:00 - 02:00. Closed Sun. JAE
COYOTES
Lots of beauties oating around here; both behind and in
front of the bar. Nightly DJs spin the best from the 70s, 80s
& 90s. Cocktails and food complete the night.QE-3, Praha
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Hotel Ambassador, Vclavsk nm. 5, Praha 1


www.vipclub.cz

1, Mal nm. 2, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 224 21 60


00, coyotesbar@email.cz, www.coyotesprague.cz. Open
16:00 - 03:00. PA
DOGS BOLLOCKS
If ever there was a misnomer. This pub would get high
marks for its casual interior, drinks selection and impressive
bar food were it not for the service that amounts to a
euphemism for detachment from its thirsty customers,
with draught beer running out at 23:00 on the Friday night
we visited.QG-7, Praha 5, Ndran 42/82, MAndl, tel.
(+420) 775 73 60 30, nadrazni@dogsbollocks.cz, www.
dogsbollocks.cz. Open 17:00 - 3:00, Mon 17:00 - 0:00, Fri,
Sat 17:00 - 5:00. Closed Sun. PA
HANGAR BAR PRAHA
The Hangar Bar Prague is a stylish establishment with the
original atmosphere of 1940-60s aviation. It combines
the style and beauty of the pioneering Pan Am Airlines
in the upper-oor Pilots Lounge with the recklessness of
the stunt and military pilots in the Hangar Club placed
on the bottom oor. In Hangar Bar Prague you can enjoy
your cocktail and meal in peace, or experience a wild
atmosphere with the show going on till the morning
hours. The Hangar Cocktail Bar, Music Club and Restaurant
is located in the popular cocktail-bar quarter in Dun 9,
Prague 1.QDun 9/9, MNmst Republiky, tel. +420
724 004 305, info@hangarpraha.cz, www.hangarpraha.
cz. PJKW
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HARLEYS
Interesting mix of bikers, locals and tourists, this long, long
bar has emerged on the scene not just because of their
large US style food, well mixed drinks or Wild Cats (shot
shifting girls) but due to the presence of two of Dusk till
Dawns barmen. Check it out. Shots around 60K and Jack
80K.QE-2, Praha 1, Dlouh 18, MNmst Republiky,
tel. (+420) 227 19 51 95, harleys@harleys.cz, www.
harleys.cz. Open 19:00 - 04:00, Wed, Thu 19:00 - 5:00, Fri,
Sat 19:00 - 6:00. (120 - 350K). A
JET SET
The central square bar is low enough for all drinkers to
scan the crowd and check out whos who this evening, the
split levels ensure dancers with condence will be centre
stage, and the DJs make sure everyone has to get close
together for any conversation. Its sleek, chic and designed
to empty NYC wannabes pockets with style. The great
menu has a Mediterranean inuence.QPraha 5, Radlick
1c, MAndl, tel. (+420) 257 32 72 51, andel@jetset.cz,
www.jetset.cz. Open 11:00 - 02:00, Fri 11:00 - 03:00, Sat
12:00 - 03:00, Sun 12:00 - 04:00. PAGB

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KOZIKA
Tagged out front by the sculpture of an iron goat, Kozika is
entered via heavy red curtains, down the stairs and into the
labyrinthine set of rooms. Good food adds to the late night
party vibe and this is one of the kitchens thatll feed us late
into the Prague night - till 01:45 in fact.QE-2, Praha 1, Koz
1, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 224 81 83 08, kozicka@
kozicka.cz, www.kozicka.cz. Open 12:00 - 04:00, Sat
18:00 - 04:00, Sun 19:00 - 03:00. PAI
LA CASA DE LA HAVANA VIEJA
Cool and stylish, this classic Cuban bar is sure to become
a classic Prague hangout. Dark wood, low lights, smooth
Cuban tunesoh and nearly 100 dierent kind of rum; a
cocktail list the length of an island plus tasting menus for
a variety of spirits. Live Cuban music every Wednesday
and Thursday night.QH-5, Praha 1, Opatovick 28,
MNrodn tda, tel. (+420) 602 32 10 07/(+420) 222 52
38 58, info@casahavana.cz, www.casahavana.cz. Open
17:00 - 01:00, Sun 17:00 - 24:00. PAEBW
LA LOCA MUSIC BAR & LOUNGE
Fresh, fun and with a whole lotta ava, nd La Loca MUSIC BAR
& LOUNGE on MOSAIC HOUSEs ground level, in the center of
Prague. La Loca is a non-smoking music bar which features
music entertainment EVERY NIGHT, rocking cocktails and a
sizzling international vibe. Plus a fresh menu of tapas made for
sharing and more delicious food.QOdbor 278/4, Prague 2,
MKarlovo nmst, tel. +420 221 595 350, info@laloca.cz,
www.laloca.cz. Open 11:30 - 02:00. . PJEGKW
MAXIM BAR
Maxim Bar is a club concept in an impressive modern
environment where program is charged with high quality
music and escalating show, an entertainment until the
morning hours. Maxim bar is set on two oors, made up of
several zones - a bar area overlooking the Old City, a club
area with independant boxes, VIP lounges, a large bar, a
dance oor and a separate Lounge area.QMelantrichova
5, MStaromstsk, tel. +420 776 15 15 17, info@m-bar.
cz, www.m-bar.cz/. Open 14:00 - 03:00.
PEACH PIT
The 80s continue in this Beverly Hills 90210 themed bar. Far
more interesting than Jason and the girls is the chameleon and
the Wurlitzer. Seating is sofas, the front bar has piqued the gaydar of more than one visitor, its all a tad on the bright side, but
Staropramen is 21K and basic food is available.QJ-5, Praha 2,
Budesk 933/22, MNm. Mru, tel. (+420) 605 97 49 07,
www.peachpit.cz. Open 17:00 - 05:00. Closed Sun. P
ULTRAMARIN
Deep in an old cellar, Ultramarin has pricey but decently
made drinks and a few bugs to iron out service-wise.
Theyve browsed through the chic end of the renovation
brochure producing a feel that is denitely style over
substance.QH-4, Praha 1, Ostrovn 32, MNrodn tda,
tel. (+420) 224 93 22 49, reservation@ultramarin.cz,
www.ultramarin.cz. Open 11:00 - 04:00. PAE
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CLUBS
AKROPOLIS
Akropolis goes a long way to saving the world on those
humdrum nights in the winter. A sprawling den of scruy
delights with great and often unusual live music and DJs.
There are two bars, an adjoining caf, plus the excellent
gig space oering some of the most intriguing music
in Prague on oer. Gigs have to nish at 22:00 so start
times here are punctual.QK-4, Praha 3, Kubelkova
27, MJiho z Podbrad, tel. (+420) 296 33 09 13,
www.palacakropolis.cz. Open 16:00 - 04:00. Admission
30 - 400K. EKW
FUTURUM
Smchov is on its way to glory, and the way is paved by
Futurums, er, futuristic rooms. Its ultra modern conversions
with eccentric lighting and exposed metal and brick is
inventive. The place hosts launch parties for Czech bands,
the odd cultural festival and half-decent DJs. Fridays host
their popular 80s & 90s night.QG-6, Praha 5, Zborovsk 7,
MAndl, tel. (+420) 257 32 85 71, futurum@musicbar.
cz, www.futurum.musicbar.cz. Open 20:00 - 03:00.
Admission 100K. E
INFINITY
Innity is a long time, and thats usually how long lovely
locals and leering expats linger in the cellar music bar/
club. This is an unsophisticated hedonists den - descend
and enjoy with everyone else. A decent restaurant of the
same name sits on ground level and serves till midnight.
QPraha 3, Chrudimsk 2a, MFlra, tel. (+420) 272 17
65 80, infinity@infinitybar.cz, www.infinitybar.cz. Open
18:00 - 04:00. PA
KARLOVY LZN
Set up as Pragues superclub, this place has been rebuilt
with panache, e.g. the transparent oor thus enabling
you to comfortably look up girls skirts. Live bands, chillout
rooms and free internet access in the basement, standard
tunes one oor up, eclectica up one again, and more hard
core dance tracks in the loft.QC-3, Praha 1, Smetanovo
nbre 198, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 222 22 05 02,
info@karlovylazne.cz, www.karlovylazne.cz. Open 21:00
- 6:00. MCM Internet Caf open 10:00 - 05:00. Club open
21:00 - 05:00. Admission 21:00-22:00 50K, after 22:00
120K.
KLUB PHENOMEN
DJs spin nightly at the new Klub Phenomen, winner
of the Best Nightclub in the 2010 Czech Bar Awards. A
sprawling basement space, theres a mix of high and
low tables and a big dance floor. The bar is brightly lit
and you get an overall clean feel. Classy and upscale
with a decent, late-night food menu, served until
02:00.QPraha 5, Ndran 84, MAndl, tel. (+420)
774 36 66 36, info@phenomen.cz, www.phenomen.
cz. Open , Tue, Wed, Thu 19:00 - 03:00, Fri, Sat 19:00
- 04:00.
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LUCERNA MUSIC BAR


The more popular local bands and the smaller
international groups ply their trade here fairly regularly.
Every Saturday you can nd an un-hip, unpretentious
crowd cavorting at their disarmingly popular 1980s night,
which has led to the doors being closed because of sheer
numbers.QI-4, Praha 1, Vodikova 36, MMstek, tel.
(+420) 224 21 71 08, lmb@musicbar.cz, www.lucerna.
musicbar.cz. Open 20:00 - 3:00. Admission 50 - 150K.
PE
MECCA
Mecca has taken the proceeds from its status as the recent
clubbing star of Prague and done something very odd.
It has spent it on making the club even better. Now one
can hardly shue from one foot to other without falling
into the lap of some super-model clubbing lass lying back
on one of the huge white sofas. The DJs they showcase
are some of the best town.QPraha 7, U Prhonu 3,
MNdra Holeovice, tel. (+420) 602 71 12 25, mecca@
mecca.cz, www.mecca.cz. Open , Wed, Fri, Sat 22:00
- 06:00. Closed Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun. Admission 150 200K. PAUE
NEBE (THE HEAVEN)
This slice of heaven produces what its punters want every
night and hence conjures up a good vibe, happy drinkers
and DJs who do have a clue about creating and keeping the
atmosphere. Bar keeps add to the atmosphere which goes
on late. There are 2 more Heavens in Prague, at Vclavsk
nmst and Kemencova street.QH-5, Praha 1, V celnici
4, MNmst Republiky, tel. (+420) 777 80 04 11, info@
nebepraha.cz, www.nebepraha.cz. Open , Mon 14:00 02:30, Tue, Wed, Thu 14:00 - 04:30, Fri 14:00 - 05:00, Sat
18:00 - 05:00, Sun 18:00 - 02:00.

ROXY
Probably the best club in Prague, years of kudos keep the
place hopping despite some sound issues. Live acts and
DJs plus the divinely eclectic Free Mondays.QE-2, Praha 1,
Dlouh 33, MNm. Republiky, tel. (+420) 224 82 62 96,
info@roxy.cz, www.roxy.cz. Box oce open 16:00. Club
open for concerts 19:00, for club nights 22:00. PE
ZLAT STROM
Legendary Music Club Zlat Strom, where party never ends,
is already 20 years on the scene. Refreshing cocktails and
drinks, cozy high-tech ambience, 70 meters of bars, 3 stylish
private lounges, delicious non-stop cuisine, open every
day...and that all just two minutes walk from the Charles
Bridge.QD-3, Praha 1, Karlova 6, MStaromstsk, tel.
+420 603 804 126, musicclub@zlatystrom.cz, www.
musicclub.zlatystrom.com/. Open 20:00 - 06:00. .
PAEKXW

RADOSTFX
Unquestionably the glitziest club in town, RadostFX
seems to be attempting to be more of a brand name
entertainment centre, for those seeking an experience,
than merely a club. Downstairs in the large housey club,
the beautiful people of Prague mingle, entertained by a
troupe of innovatively and often provocatively presented
dancers. Glam it up with the roster of well known local
and international guest DJs.QI-5, Praha 2, Blehradsk
120, MI.P. Pavlova, tel. (+420) 603 18 15 00, vectif@
vectif.cz, www.radostfx.cz. Open , Mon, Tue 11:00 2:00, Wed, Thu 11:00 - 3:00, Fri, Sat 11:00 - 4:00, Sun
10:30 - 2:00. PE

DUBLINER IRISH BAR


Formerly Legends sports bar, the Dubliner bills itself as an
Irish sports pub. Whatever, youve still got 12 TVs + 2 large
screens now nestled in a homely Irish pub atmosphere. If
theres an international sport match you gotta watch its
highly likely youll see it here. Weekends visiting DJs rule the
roost.QF-2, Praha 1, Tn 1, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420)
224 89 54 04, info@aulddubliner.cz, www.aulddubliner.
cz. Open , Mon, Tue, Wed, Sun 11:00 - 01:00, Thu, Fri, Sat
11:00 - 03:00. (100 - 400K). PJAEK

RETRO MUSIC HALL


The club has a good and varied roster of local and
international bands and DJs rocking the decent oor,
balcony and stage space. Open for gigs only and closing
time depends on the band/after party. Admission
200 - 1000K depending on the band.QJ-6, Praha 2,
Francouzsk 4, MNm. Mru, tel. (+420) 606 82 40 05,
info@retropraha.cz, www.retropraha.cz. Open Thu - Sat
17:00 - 05:00. PE

U ZLATHO TYGRA
Havel took Bill Clinton here to demonstrate Czech drinking
culture (and lets face it, if theres one thing Havel knows,
its his booze). Get there by opening time to have any
chance of getting in. The Pilsner brewery makes special
deliveries here - the beer is pumped directly into the large
tanks below the bar. A national institution.QD-3, Praha 1,
Husova 17, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 222 22 11 11,
www.uzlatehotygra.cz. Open 15:00 - 23:00. K

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The essentials of Prague - if you see nothing else, do not miss


these sights. Obviously in this city that has been a destination
for hundreds of years, there is much to see and do, and one
of the most enjoyable aspects is just wandering around.
Dont forget to look up as the gilded spires are rightfully what
Prague is renowned for. But keep an eye of the ground too dog owners are not renowned for their cleaning-up ability.

from the execution of preacher J. elivsk in 1422, to the


attacks on Soviet tanks with Molotov cocktails in 1968.
Towering above the square, half-hidden behind a row of
houses, is the fairy-turreted Tn Church. The centrepiece of
the square is a memorial to Jan Hus. It was draped in swastikas
by the Nazis and in black cloth to mourn the passing of the
Prague Spring.QE-3, Praha 1, MStaromstsk.

CHARLES BRIDGE (KARLV MOST)


Karlv most joins Star Msto
(Old Town) and the Mal Strana
(Little Quarter) and is one of the
worlds most beautiful bridges.
The bridge was built in 1357, but
the gures of saints were added
during the 17th century. They symbolise the condence of
the Catholic Austrians triumph over the Protestant Hussites.
The bridge is thronged all day with tourists, while at night
it oers wonderful views of the illuminated castle and
Old Town. Go at dawn to be alone and witness the saints
emerging from the mist.QC-3, Praha 1, MStaromstsk.

TOWN HALL & ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK


The 14th century Town Hall complex
features a tower with an astronomical
clock, added in the 15th century.
Every hour on the hour Jesus and his
disciples lead a pageant that includes
the allegorical gures of Death, the
Turk, the Miser, the Fool and the
Rooster. It sounds more impressive
than it actually is, but its still worth a look. The climb or
lift up the tower is rewarded by the stunning views.QE-3,
Praha 1, Staromstsk nm., MStaromstsk. Open
09:00 - 18:00, Mon 11:00 - 18:00. Admission 60/40K.

MUNICIPAL HOUSE (OBECN DM)


The magnicent Obecn Dm
building holds two restaurants,
a super caf, an American bar, a
gallery, shop and classical music
venue. Built between 1905
and 1910 in the architecturally
stunning Art Nouveau style, the Municipal House has been
painstakingly restored to its former glory. It was here that the
Czechoslovakian state was signed into being on October 28,
1918. It was also here in 1989 that communist bureaucrats
and revolution leaders of the Civic Forum discussed the
velvet transfer of power and the states transformation to
democracy.QF-3, Praha 1, nm. Republiky 5, MNm.
Republiky, tel. (+420) 222 00 21 01, www.obecnidum.cz.

VYEHRAD

NATIONAL THEATRE (NRODN DIVADLO)


This lavish neo-Renaissance
building on the bank of the
Vltava, with its golden crown
of chariot-driving women, is
Pragues National Theatre. The
building was completed in 1881
and was almost immediately destroyed by re. It reopened
in 1883. See Events for the current programme.QC-4,
Nrodn 2, MNrodn tda, tel. (+420) 224 90 14 48.
OLD TOWN SQUARE (STAROMSTSK NMST)
The indisputable heart of Prague.
This vast open space is anked
by a pleasing blend of carefully
restored architectural styles: Gothic,
Renaissance, Baroque and neo-styles.
The square is notable for its constant
hum of activity, day and night, and
a long history as centre stage for so
many of the citys dening moments,
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The rocky cli-top boasts Pragues


second castle. In the hearts and minds
of many Czechs, Vyehrad symbolises
the birth of the Czech nation and is
shrouded in legend and myth. This is
apparently the spot where Princess
Libue stood and predicted the rise
of a great city. Literally translated as
high castle, it was probably founded in the middle of the
10th century. In 972 Prince Boleslav II built the royal mint
here, and in 1085 Vratislav II selected it as his residence.
Over the following centuries successive kings remodelled
the palace and fortress, but moved their permanent home
across the river. Within the fortress connes is the national
cemetery (Vyehradsk hbitov), which from the 1870s
became the nal resting place of many of the most famous
Czech writers and composers, including Jan Neruda,
Bedich Smetana and Antonn Dvok.QH-7, Praha 2,
Sobslavova 1, MVyehrad. Open 09:30 - 17:30.
WENCESLAS SQUARE (VCLAVSK NMST)
Vclavsk nmst is actually a
boulevard running down from
the National Museum and
the equestrian statue of Saint
Wenceslas to Mstek, formerly the
site of of a city gate and drawbridge.
This is where crowds traditionally come to demonstrate
against their incompetent rulers, and this was where, in 1989,
thousands gathered to shake their keys in celebration of the
death of the Communist Party. Rows of shops, hotels (note the
Art Nouveau glory of Hotel Europa) and nightclubs ank the
pavements, and by night it can get a bit sleasy. Thankfully, there
are plans to rid the square of cars, bury the highway in front of
the museum in a tunnel and have tram N11 make a comeback.QF-4, Praha 1, Vclavsk nm., MMstek.
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STERNBERG PALACE
Sharing an entrance with the Archbishops Palace is the
ternbersk palc from 1698. Its part of the National
Gallery and home to a collection of European art,
including Rubens and Rembrandt. In 1991 thieves stole
US$2.6 million worth of Picassos.QHradansk nm. 15.
www.hrad.cz/en.

The largest collection of wonders in the city, Prague castle


is an amalgamation of architecture from dierent periods.
From the almost pastoral serenity of St. Georges Basilica, to
the awe-inspiring Gothic power of St. Vitus Cathedral, the
castle has attractions for all - history and architecture plus
marching soldiers and entertainment.
APPROACH & ENTRY
There are two information centres, one in the second
courtyard and one in the third. Here you can nd out what
time the changing of the guard takes place, buy tickets and
get audio guides.
There are four ways to approach the castle. By far the
best way is to take tram N22 to the Pohoelec stop, where
you start with breathtaking views of Prague from Strahov
Monastery; then walk down through beautiful Hradansk
district along Loretnsk towards the main castle entrance
on Hradansk nmst. You can skip the Hradansk walk
by getting o the tram earlier, at the Prask hrad stop, from
where you enter the second courtyard. Alternatively, walk
up Nerudova and the steep hill from Malostransk nmst.
The worst approach is up the Star zmeck schody steps
near Malostransk metro station; these are best kept for
the way down.QA-1, Praha 1, Hradany, tel. (+420) 224
37 24 23, www.hrad.cz. For more informations about
opening hours and admisssion pls check out this link
www.hrad.cz/en.
HRADANY
The area known as Hradany is actually all the buildings on
the top of the hill. The rst buildings date from around the
year 880, but the castles golden age came in the middle
of the 14th century when it was imperial residence to
Emperor Charles IV. He rebuilt the royal palace and had
all the fortications strengthened. More recently former
president Havel took a personal interest in restoration
work at the castle. He is also responsible for designing the
lighting, which makes the castle look so beautiful at night.
What else could you expect from a man of the theatre?
SCHWARZENBERG PALACE
The most distinctive and largest of the buildings on the
cobbled square sweeping into the castle is this palace
with decorated bricks - are they at? Built between 1545
-1563, the building has been home to the Museum of
Military History since 1945.QHradansk nm. 2, www.
ngprague.cz/en.
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ST. VITUS CATHEDRAL


Moving into the third courtyard of the castle youll face one
of Europes great Gothic cathedrals. St. Vitus is the spiritual
heart of the nation as the mausoleum of Bohemian kings
and the citys greatest landmark. Work on the present
cathedral was started in 1344 but it wasnt consecrated
until 1929. Check out Muchas stained glass window
and the door with seven locks leading to the crown
jewels. Dont miss the beautiful mosaic depicting the
Last Judgment of Christ on the exterior of the cathedral.
The mosaic is 84 square metres and was created in 1371.
Qwww.hrad.cz/en.
OLD ROYAL PALACE
One of the oldest and most impressive parts of the
castle, the Old Royal Palace dates from 1135 and was
the seat of Bohemian princes. From the 13th to the
16th century it was the kings palace. The magnificent
Vladislav Hall was used for banquets, councils,
coronations and even jousting. All presidents have
been sworn in here, and this building was where the
1618 defenestration took place. The palace contains
The Story of Prague Castle exhibition. Dont forget to
have a look at the Rampart Gardens below.Qwww.
hrad.cz/en.
GOLDEN LANE (ZLAT ULIKA)
The phrase picturesque street might have been invented
to describe this tiny cobbled lane with its miniature
workers cottages. After a lengthy reconstruction, the Lane
has reopened and now features displays on how past
residents of the street used to live. A few of the souvenir
shops do remain. It was on this street, or so legend has
it, that 16th-century alchemists laboured to discover the
Philosophers Stone to make gold from lead. Franz Kafka
spent evenings at his sisters house, N22.Qwww.hrad.
cz/en.
DALIBORKA TOWER
Built in 1496 and used as a prison till the end of 18th
century, the tower stands on your left as you exit the
Golden Lane. It is so named for its rst prisoner, Dalibor
of Kozojedy, whose story was told by Smetana in his 1868
opera Dalibor. The underground cell is truly terrifying.
Qwww.hrad.cz/en.
PALACE GARDENS
A large set of steeply terraced gardens leading up to the
castle. The steep climb up to the castle is rewarded by
tness, some beautiful landscaping and stunning views of
the city.QB-1, Valdtejnsk 12. www.hrad.cz/en.
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CHURCHES
BETHLEHEM CHAPEL (BETLMSK KAPLE)
From 1402 to 1412, Jan Hus
preached at the Bethlehem
Chapel, hence its signicance
for non-Catholics, but in
1622, the Jesuits took control
of the chapel and Catholic
mass became the service of
the day. Then in 1786 it was
levelled, only to be rebuilt
(somewhat strangely) by
the communists, who had
preserved its architectural
plans in 1950. Apparently,
they were keen to exploit the chapels symbolism as an
historic emblem of Czech national pride.QD-3, Praha
1, Betlmsk nmst, MStaromstsk. Open 10:00 17:30. Closed Mon.
BEVNOV MONASTERY
(BENEDICTINE ARCHABBEY)
Established in 992-993
by the Bishop of Prague,
Vojtch, and the Bohemian
Prince, Boleslav II, Brevnov
Monastery is the oldest
Benedictine monastery in
the Czech Republic. The
former wooden monastery underwent Roman then
Gothic renovation and became an important religious,
cultural and economic institution for the Czech kingdom.
During the Hussite wars it was burned down, but 200 years
later, it was crafted into its present Baroque form. The large
monastery complex contains the Basilica of St. Markety,
the terrace garden, the Vojtka spring and St. Josephs
Chapel. Tram N8, 22 to Bevnovsk klter.QPraha 6,
Marktsk 1.
CHURCH OF OUR LADY VICTORIOUS
This house of worship was
built by German Lutherans
between 1611-1615. To the
right of the entrance is a
commemorative site to the
16th century Spanish nun, St.
Therese of Avila, who along
with friar John of the Cross,
reformed the Carmelite
order into what is known
as the Discalced Carmelites.
Further inside is the churchs claim to fame, a 45cm high
wax statuette of Jesus known as the Infant Jesus of Prague,
which is a pilgrimage site of sorts - for its historical and
religious importance, and a couple of unnamed miracles
that have been attached to it.QB-3, Praha 1, Karmelitsk
9, MMalostransk, tel. (+420) 257 53 36 46, www.
pragjesu.info. Open 08:30 - 19:00, Sun 08:30 - 20:00.
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LORETA
One of the countrys
most famous places of
pilgrimage, this chapel
is just a quick walk from
the main entrance to
the castle. Built between
1626-1720, this Baroque
building contains, among
other icons and objects, a
painting of a bearded lady,
ornate friezes, bejewelled
icons and a high quota
of chubby-cheeked cherubs. The small museum also
houses a collection of diamond ostensories. Within the
main chapel there is the brickwork supposedly from
the original Loreto in Italy which was flown over from
Italy by some well-meaning angels. Blasphemers take
note - the split in the wall was supposedly caused by a
thunderbolt fired off at one of your kind.QA-1, Praha 1,
Lorentnsk nm. 7. Open 09:00 - 12:15, 13:00 - 16:30.
Admission 110/90K.
OUR LADY OF SNOW (U PANNY MARIE SNN)
The towering Gothic torso
hidden near Vclavsk
nmst
was
started
off in 1347 by Charles
IV as a Carmelite order
monastery. Construction
was stopped by the
Hussites in 1419, and only
the 34m-high choir of the planned 110m-long
church was finished. The Franciscans renovated the
ruins of the church in 1604, adding the magnificent
Renaissance altar. The peaceful adjacent monastery
gardens (Frantiknsk zahrada) are an excellent
place to soak up the sun.QE-4, Praha 1,
Jungmannovo nm, MMstek.

TOURIST INFORMATION
LIVINGPRAGUE
A practical guide to PragueQfun@livingprague.com,
www.livingprague.com/index.html.
PRAGUEWELCOME
This excellent ocial tourist information centre
provides vocal and written information in various
languages from helpful and knowledgeable sta, plus
tickets, excursions, and accommodation. For general
information in English, Czech or German call tel. 124
44.QE-3, Praha 1, Staromstsk nm. 1, (Old Town
Hall), MStaromstsk, tourinfo@pis.cz, www.
praguewelcome.cz/en/. Open 09:00 - 19:30. Also at
I-3, Praha hlavn ndra & B-2, Praha 1, Mal Strana
Tower, open 10:00 - 18:00.
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ST. IGNATIUS CHURCH (KOSTEL SV. IGNCE)


The construction of what was intended to be a basilica
began in 1665 on these very grounds. In 1671 the church
alongside Karlovo Square was nally completed and the
large statue of Saint Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuit
order, was placed on top. The church is still active and
run by Jesuit monks.QH-5, Praha 2, Jen 2, MKarlovo
nmst, tel. (+420) 224 92 12 54.
ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH
Construction of this Baroque pile
began in 1673, but it would be
nearly another 80 years until the
Jesuits completed it. Peer closely
at the copper statue of St. Nicholas
above the gold coated altar; the
two statues below him are of St.
Ignatius Loyola and St. Francis
Xavier. The ceiling fresco depicts the
apotheosis of St. Nicholas. Also of interest is the organ, which
has 2500 pipes and 44 registers, and it was these very ivories
that Mozart tinkled on his visit to Prague.QB-2, Praha1,
Malostransk nm. 38, MMalostransk, tel. (+420) 224 19
09 91. Open 10:00 - 17:00. Admission 70/50K.

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The Strahov Monastery has


stood on the approach to
the castle since 1140. Today,
this Romanesque monastery
houses various museums for
religious arts and is home to
the quite stunning central
chapel. The Museum of
Czech Literature (open
09:00 - 12:00; 13:00 - 17:00,
admission 50K), is housed in the monastic libraries.
The Theological and Philosophical Halls are superb
but can only be viewed from the doorways. Items
available for closer inspection are manuscripts from the
14th century, a stued dodo, and a large collection of
crabs, sh, shells and insects. The Strahov Gallery in
the central courtyard (open 09:00 - 17:00, admission
35K) has one of the nest collections of monastic art in
Central Europe. Trams N22,23 to Pohoelec.QPraha 1,
Strahovsk ndvo 1, tel. (+420) 233 10 77 18, www.
strahovskyklaster.cz. Open 09:00 - 17:00. Admission
60/40K.
STS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS CHURCH
This Orthodox church was
built in honour of Sts. Cyril
and Methodius, the men
responsible for the Slavonic
alphabet. However, most
people know about this
church because of what
happened here at 04:10
on the morning of June 18,
1942 when the Nazis had
discovered that the seven Czech parachutists involved
in the assassination of Reichsprotektor Heydrich were
hiding in the crypt. The west side of Karlovo nmst
was cordoned off by 800 troops from the SS and the
Gestapo. Three of the soldiers died as the SS stormed
the church. The remaining four fought on. After
hours of shooting and a long stand-off which led
to the Germans deciding to literally flush them out,
they used their last bullets on each other. The bulletscarred exterior wall holds a plaque in honour of their
bravery.

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES


ARTBANKA MUSEUM OF YOUNG ART
The only museum dedicated to young Czech artists
is now open next to the Charles Bridge. Interesting,
innovative and provocative; discover the next
crop of Czech artists now.QPraha 1, Karlova 2,
MStaromstsk, tel. +420 240 20 02 07, museum@
artbanka.cz, www.artbanka.cz. Open 10:00 - 19:00.
Closed Mon. 170 CZK.
CHARLES BRIDGE MUSEUM
This museum, opened
to coincide with the
650th anniversary of
the building of Charles
Bridge in 1357 (the
clever number logo is no
coincidence, 135797531.
The rst stone was laid at 05:31 on 9 July). English texts are
available to explain the unique Knights of the Red Cross
hospital location, their church and crypt, various bridges;
an arch and pillar of the even older (1158 - 1172) Judit
Bridge, and others in the region, construction techniques,
etc. Charles Bridge, with its statues and history, is the focus
but there is so much more. Fascinating.QD-3, Praha 1,
Kovnick nm. 3, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 776
776 779, www.muzeumkarlovamostu.cz. Open 10:00 18:00. 150/70K.

CITY MUSEUM
This homage to the city of
a hundred spires includes
a paper model of the city
that took 11 years to create
and a gigantic model of the
entire city at the beginning
of the 19th century. This
wood and paper model was made from 1829-1837 by
Antonin Langweil and is a highlight to the museum.QB-3,
Praha 1, Na Po 52, tel. (+420) 224 81 67 72, www.
muzeumprahy.cz. Open 09:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon.
Admission 110/40K.
DOX CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Opened in October 2008;
DOX is sure to make a splash
on Pragues still burgeoning
contemporary art scene. The
building itself is amazing a
mix of old metal factory and
new build right in the heart
of industrial Holeovice. Organizers plan to showcase
present contemporary art from around the world; as well
as oer exposure to Czech contemporary artists.QPraha 7,
Pouptova 1, tel. (+420) 774 145 434, info@doxprague.
org, www.doxprague.org. Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed
Tue. Adults: 120k, Children: 80k.

A permanent exhibition to the memory of those who


participated in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich
in 1942 has here. The small, but very in depth display
maps the Czechoslovak resistance movement against
the Nazis and includes photographs and memorabilia
from the time. There are also films showing on TV
screens and backgrounds into the seven paratroopers
who participated in the mission.QH-5, Praha 1,
Resslova 9, MKarlovo nmst, tel. (+420) 224 92
06 86, www.pravoslavnacirkev.cz. Open daily: 09:0017:00. Closed Mon. (From Nov.-Feb. closed Sundays
& Mondays) 75 K.
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GALERIE LA FEMME
Galerie La Femme is located in the centre of the Prague Old
Town opposite to the hotel Intercontinental. Its primary
interest is the theme of woman in her countless forms
as the eternal source of inspiration for many artists. The
exhibited works will show you a woman beautiful and
perfect but also awed and vain.QE-2, Praha 1, Blkova
2, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 224 81 26 56, www.glf.
cz. Open 10:00 - 18:00.
GALERIE MIRO
In St. Rocha Church and host to contemporary and classical
artists including Goya, Dal, Chagnall, Warhol and Picasso.
A privately owned gallery and on the tourist trail between
the castle and Strahov monastery. Tram N22 or 23 to
Pohoelec.QPraha 1, Strahovsk ndvo 1, tel. (+420)
233 35 40 66, www.galeriemiro.cz. Open 10:00 - 17:00.
GRVIN PRAHA
A ticket to Muse Grvin Prague is truly an original gift
for your loved ones, or perhaps even your employees or
business partners. Until now, seeing the most important
international celebrities meant going all the way to Paris,
where everything originated more than a hundred years
ago! Now, however, you can also meet international and
Czech celebrities in Prague, whats more in wonderful
scenographic designs and with a range of entertaining
interactive options! Treat those you care about to a ticket to
Muse Grvin. You can also celebrate special occasions in
our caf on the ground oor of the museum, where youll
always nd fresh salads and sandwiches, and lots of great
beverages.QCeletn 15, MNmst republiky, tel. + 420
226 776 776, www.grevin-praha.com/en. Open 10:00 19:00. .
JEWISH MUSEUM
As synagogues and prayer rooms began to be demolished
by Pragues municipal oces at the end of the 19th
century, the Czech-Jewish community applied their vigour
to creating a Jewish Museum wherein ritual objects could
be saved from destruction and kept for future generations.
Thus, in 1906 Pragues Jewish Museum began with a
modest collection. Today, it is celebrating its centenary with
an exhibit here entitled Defying the Beast (until 1 Oct). The
museum is closed on Jewish holidays too.QE-2, Praha 1, U
Star koly 3, MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 221 71 15 11,
www.jewishmuseum.cz. Open 09:00 - 18:00. Closed Sat.
Admission 40/20K.
KAMPA MUSEUM
Museum Kampa is located on the west bank of the Vltava
in the shadow of Prague Castle. The museum has on
display three major permanent exhibitions, featuring
works by the pioneering abstract artist Frantiek Kupka,
Cubist sculptor Otto Gutfreund and a large collection
of modern works dating from the 1950s to present day
by Central European artists. They also have temporary
exhibits. The museum has a beautiful restaurant with
an outside terrace overlooking the river. A visit to
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Museum Kampa is denitely worthwhile.QB-3, Praha
1, U Sovovch mln 2, tel. (+420) 257 28 61 47,
info@museumkampa.cz,
www.museumkampa.cz.
Open 07:00 - 18:00. Admission varies according to
exhibition. . YJAW
KAREL ZEMAN MUSEUM
(FILM SPECIAL EFFECTS MUSEUM)
Discover the world of Karel Zemans fantasy! Take a ride
on a ying machine, or walk around the moon like Baron
Munchausen, or take the controls of the famous submarine
from The Fabulous World of Jules Verne ...Interactive tablet
guide available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish,
Japanese and Chinese.QSask dvr Sask 3, Praha 1,
tel. +420 724 341 091, info@muzeumkarlazemana.cz,
www.muzeumkarlazemana.cz. . JW
MUSEUM OF COMMUNISM
The posters featuring the workers of the state, featuring a mix
of socialist-realism which produces simultaneous hilarity
and dark brooding, are almost worth the entrance fee on
their own. Errant and erratic household objects can give this
place an incomplete feel, however, the photos and historical
information on display are a minimalist introduction to
the events of this period.QF-4, Praha 1, Na Pkop 10,
tel. (+420) 224 21 29 66, www.muzeumkomunismu.cz.
Open 09:00 - 21:00. Admission 180K.
NATIONAL TECHNICAL MUSEUM
Newly reopened after a four year reconstruction, the
National Technical Museum oers new exhibitions plus
a much needed update of their tried-and-true. The great
collection of unrestored cars, motorbikes, trains and other
transportation beauties has been joined by a beautiful new
architecture exhibit, one on photography, astronomy and
more.QI-2, Praha 7, Kosteln 42, tel. (+420) 220 39 91
11, fax (+420) 233 37 18 01, www.ntm.cz. Open 10:00 18:00. Closed Mon. Admission 170/90K.
THE CHOCOLATE MUSEUM
Chocolate has stimulated our taste for centuries: From the
spicy drink of the Mayas and the Aztecs to the favourite
sweet chocolate that we know at present.QCeletn 10,
tel. +420 224 242 953, info@choco-story-praha.cz, www.
choco-story-praha.cz/en/museum/. Open 10:00 - 19:00.
VELETRN PALACE (NATIONAL GALLERY)
The stunning modernist
Veletrn Palace houses
the
National
Gallerys
collection of modern and
contemporary art, including
works by Klimt and Frank
Gehry. The building is so big
that they split entrance fees by how many of its three oors
you wish to visit. Tram N5,12,17 to Veletrn. The space also
hosts concerts now.QI-1, Praha 7, Dukelskch hrdin 47,
MVltavsk, tel. (+420) 224 30 11 11, www.ngprague.cz.
Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Admission 180/90K.
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CITY TOURS
DISCOVER PRAGUE TOURS CENTER
All Prague tours on one place. Walking tours, Bike tours
and rentals, Segway tours and boat cruises. Prague Tours
Center is a biggest Prague Tours base. The company is
an independent stand alone private enterprise in Prague
registered as a legal travel agency and tour operator.
QMichalsk 432/12, tel. +420 608 926 940, www.
prague-tours-center.com/. J

EXCURSIONS

PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING TOURS


City tours, boat trips and excursions.Qtpnsk 61 pas Lucerna, MMstek, tel. (+420) 222 31 46 61, fax
(+420) 222 31 80 17, www.pstours.cz. A
WITTMANN TOURS
Wittmann Tours is the most experienced Jewish tour guide
service in Central Europe - providing tours of Jewish Prague,
Czech Republic and neighbour countries like Germany or
Poland.QNovotnho Lvka 200/5, tel. +420 222 252
472, office@wittmann-tours.eu, www.wittmann-tours.
com/.

CURIOSITIES
PRAGUE GLOW GOLF
Black light adventure mini golf course, decorated by street
art murals inspired by Czech history and legends - that
is the newest attraction in the center of Prague.Qwww.
pragueglowgolf.com/.
PUZZLE ROOM
Have fun, use your brain,nd clues and solve puzzles
before time runs out... Its like a fortress Boyard just it
will be your brain not muscles that will have to work
hard.Qechova 10 , Praha 7, MVltavsk, tel. + 420
603 841 483, info@puzzleroom.cz, www.puzzleroom.
cz/english/rooms. Open 10:00 21:00. Admission :
1000 K/ couples, 1200 K/ 2-5 people, 2200 Kc/ both
rooms. Language: The game requires basic knowledge
of english. . J

STAROPRAMEN VISITOR CENTER


Staropramen have converted their historical brewery
into a captivating interactive journey through time,
showcasing the unique history behind the source of
Staropramen. Step inside, the spirit of Prague awaits
you... Tours available in Czech, English, German, Russian.
Duration 50 min.QPivovarsk 9, Praha 5, MAndl,
tel. +420 273 132 589, ncstaropramen@besttour.
cz, www.staropramen.com. Open 10:00 - 18:00.
Admission 199 / 169 K, family 449 K, students 169
K, children 99 K, up to 6 years free.
VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM MEMORIAL
Near the funicular railway station and opposite the jezd
tram stop, there is a controversial memorial to the victims
of communism. A group of statues by Olbram Zoubek
emerge into totality as they walk, or are at various stages
of destruction, depending how you look at it. Why are
they controversial? Other artists say they are kitschy, while
feminists are angry because all the gures are male and
they (quite rightly) claim women were persecuted under
the communists regime too. The memorial was damaged
by two bomb attacks in late 2003.QA-4, jezd tram
stop.
VILLA MLLER

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This icon of modern


architecture was designed
by Moravian-born Adolf
Loos
for
construction
magnate Frantiek Mller
in 1930. The building looks
like a solid white block
from the outside, though the interior is constructed
with marble, mahogany and walnut, highly polished
and cleanly designed. The rooms all sit at various levels
around an ascending sweeping spiral. Tram N1,18
to Oechovka.QPraha 6, Nad Hradnm vodojemem
14, tel. (+420) 224 31 20 12, www.mullerovavila.cz.
Open 09:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon, Wed, Fri. Admission
300/200K, 100K extra for an English guide. Tours by
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LANDMARKS
PETN TOWER (PETNSK ROZHLEDNA)
At the top of Petin Hill stands a
60m-high tower, aording great
views of the city. The building was
completed in May 20, 1891. An
alternative route to the castle is to
ride the funky funicular up Petn
Hill and walk pass the tower across
to the castle area.QA-4, MPetin
funicular, tel. (+420) 724 911
497. Open 10:00 - 19:00. Open
Sat & Sun 10:00 - 17:00. Admission 50/40/10K.
THE DANCING HOUSE (TANC DM)
Frank Gehrys design for this building was inspired by the
dancing team Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Built in 1996,
this structure more than cuts a swathe among the AustrianHungarian terrace blocks that make up most of Prague.
QG-5, Praha 2, Ranovo nb. 80.

WALKING & BIKE TOURS


BIKO ADVENTURES PRAGUE
MTB & Road bike, Hiking Running & Skiing. Easy &
Advanced. High level bike rental.QVratislavova 58/3, tel.
00420 733 750 990, info@bikoadventures.com, www.
bikoadventures.com/.

Shopping
EUROSEGWAY
An exclusive individual two-hour tour in Prague on Segway.
You will discover Prague in totally dierent way, you will
ride comfortably on a Segway through the old streets of
Prague in the company of loved ones, you will get lots
of impressions and make many beautiful photos!QU
starho hbitova 2, Praha 1, tel. +420 777 027 708, info@
eurosegway.cz, www.eurosegway.cz/.
ILIKEEBIKE
This eco-friendly way of transport is becoming
increasingly popular with tourists and locals alike.
Tourists enjoy the easy and eortless access to Pragues
historical jewels, while locals appreciate the quick and
healthy way to beat the trac.QVlask 15, Praha 1,
tel. +420 604 47 45 46, info@ilikeebike.com, www.
ilikeebike.com.
PRAGUE BY E-BIKE
Prague sightseeing tour on electric bikes is the best way
to see the beautiful, hilly city of Prague in just 3 hours!
Morning and afternoon sightseeing tours on ebikes are
guided by young, friendly and knowledgeable guides who
will show you the parts of the city and Prague attractions
you would never visit during a typical city tour. Helmet and
soft drink are included. They also organize sightseeing tours
on kickbikes & rent the kickbikes!QBesedn 440/2, Praha
1, tel. +420 603 993 393, info@praguebyebike.com,
www.praguebyebike.com. .
SEGWAY EXPERIENCE
Pragues cobblestone streets and steep hills can get to
even the most hardy of travelers. Take it easy and cruise
the city in style on a Segway. Segway Experience oers a
variety of themed tours in addition to their city tour, like
a movie tour, romantic trip or the Prague Zoo.QPraha
1, Mosteck 4, MMalostransk, tel. +420 731 23 82
64, info@segwayfun.eu, www.segwayfun.eu. City tour
starts daily at 11:00 & 15:00. 1500 CZK for their city
tour.
SEGWAYTRIP
Best private seightseeing on the segway with SEGWAYTRIP
from the heart of the Europe with professional guides.
QOvocn trh 8 , Praha 1, tel. +420608244655, info@
segwaytrip.cz, www.segwaytrip.cz.

PARKS & GARDENS


BOTANICAL GARDENS (BOTANICK ZAHRADA)
An outdoor section with vineyard, chapel, bonsai, a
Japanese Zen garden, greenhouses and wonderful views
of the city. A little further up the hill is the Fata Morgana
greenhouse exhibiting desert, high sierra and tropical
plants in a realistic setting. Residents include butteries,
moths, frogs and greenery galore. Bus N112 from the
metro station.QPraha 7, Ndvorn 134, MNdra
Holeovice, tel. (+420) 234 14 81 11, www.botgarden.
cz. Open 09:00 - 18:00. Admission 120/60K.
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DEPARTMENT STORES
BL LABU
An ode to the past, historians and lovers of kitsch are highly
recommended to spend an afternoon here getting lost
in the loot.QJ-3, Praha 1, Na po 23, MFlorenc, tel.
(+420) 224 81 13 64, info@bilalabut.cz, www.bilalabut.
cz. Open 09:00 - 20:00, Sat 09:00 - 18:00, Sun 10:00 18:00. A
DEBENHAMS
The English department store has made its mark.QF-4,
Praha 1, Vclavsk nm. 21, tel. (+420) 221 01 50 57,
www.debenhams.cz. Open 09:00 - 20:00. A
DM MDY
QI-4, Praha 1, Vclavsk nm. 58, MMuzeum, tel.
(+420) 234 10 19 04, info@d-mody.cz, www.d-mody.cz.
Open 09:00 - 20:00, Sat 10:00 - 20:00, Sun 10:00 - 19:00.
A
KOTVA
The building is an architectural landmark, believe it or
not and inside youll nd a good selection of shops and
services, plus a food court and kids area on the third oor.
QF-2, Praha 1, nm. Republiky 8, MNmst Republiky,
tel. (+420) 224 80 11 11, info@markland.cz, www.odkotva.cz. Open 09:00 - 20:00, Sat 10:00 - 19:00, Sun 10:00
- 18:00. AL
TESCO
Britains best store with a supermarket in the basement.
Delivery service is also available, check the website for
details.QD-4, Praha 1, Nrodn 26, MNrodn tda, tel.
(+420) 272 087 111, info@cz.tesco-europe.com, www.
itesco.cz. Open 08:00 - 21:00, Sat 09:00 - 20:00, Sun
10:00 - 20:00. Supermarket open 07:00 - 22:00, Sat 08:00
- 20:00, Sun 09:00 - 20:00. A

FASHION
C&A
QF-4, Praha 1, Vclavsk nm. 33, tel. (+420) 222 81 13
11, www.c-a-a.cz. Open 09:30 - 20:00, Sun 10:00 - 18:00.
A
CHRISTIAN DIOR
QH-4, Praha 1, Pask 4, tel. (+420) 222 31 01 34. Open
10:00 19:00, Sat 10:00 18:00, Sun 12:00 18:00. A
H&M
QI-4, Praha 1, Palladium, tel. (+420) 234 65 60 51, www.
hm.com. Open 9:30 20:00, Sun 10:00 18:00. Also at
Praha 5, Plzesk 8 (Nov Smchov Shopping centre).
A
MANGO
Cut-price Spanish stu for girls.QF-3, Praha 1, Na Pkop
8, tel. (+420) 224 21 88 84. Open 08:00 - 23:00. A
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MARKS & SPENCER


One of the outposts of the British Empire, with a large food
department.QI-4, Praha 1, Vclavsk nm. 36, tel. (+420)
224 24 74 26, melantrich.store@marks-and-spencer.cz,
www.marksandspencer.com. Open 9:30 20:30, Sat
9:30 20:00, Sun 10:00 20:00. A
MEXX
Mid-priced, mid-range, nice jumpers.QJ-3, Praha 1, Na
Pkop 22, tel. (+420) 221 45 12 81, mexxprague@
mexxcr.com, www.mexx.com. Open 10:00 - 20:00. Also
at Metropole Zlin, Praha 5, evnick 1, tel. 254 95 09
94. A
NEW YORKER
The German retail opened its largest store in Europe right
here.QE-4, Praha 1, Na Pkop 388/1, tel. 224 422 011,
www.newyorker.eu. Open 09:00 - 21:00. A
REPLAY
QE-4, Praha 1, Rytsk 23, tel. (+420) 224 23 25 31,
www.replay-jeans.cz. Open 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 18:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00. A
UNITED COLOURS OF BENETTON
Colour coded madness.QF-3, Praha 1, Na pkop 4,
MMstek, tel. (+420) 224 23 67 44, www.benetton.
com. Open 09:30 - 19:30, Sat 10:00 - 18:30. Closed Sun.
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GIFTS
NEVO DEAD SEA SPA
NevO Dead Sea SPA produces skin care and body
care products and cosmetics, which enhance health
and beauty using Dead Sea water, Dead Sea mud
and Dead Sea essential minerals. Dead Sea products
are internationally recognized for advancing body
detox, skin rejuvenation, and skin radiance and for
intensifying the treatment of anti-ageing and skin
problems.QPrask 55, Jlov u Prahy, tel. +420
283 883 043, info@nevo-spa.com, www.nevo-spa.
com/en.

GLASS
CELETN CRYSTAL
QF-3, Praha 1, Celetn 15, MNmst Republiky, tel.
(+420) 222 32 40 22, sales@czechcrystal.com, www.
czechcrystal.com. Open 10:00 - 19:00. A

HOMEFILLERS
BOTANICUS
Smelly things, mostly made of wood that nobody needs
but everybody wants.QE-3, Praha 1, Tnsk dvr 3,
MStaromstsk, tel. (+420) 224 89 54 46, praha.
ungelt@botanicus.cz, www.botanicus.cz. Open 10:00 20:00. A
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JEWELLERY & WATCHES
CAROLLINUM
QE-1, Praha 1, Pask 11, MStaromstsk, tel.
(+420) 224 81 08 90, prodejna@carollinum.cz, www.
carollinum.cz. Open 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 11:00 - 18:00, Sun
12:00 - 17:00. A
KLENOTY AURUM
QPraha 8, U Libeskho pivovaru 10, tel. +420 284 829
163, info@klenotyaurum.cz, www.klenotyaurum.cz.
Open 09:00 - 22:00, Sun 09:00 - 21:00. A

SHOES
BAA
Five oors of footware from the parental Czech super shoe
store.QI-4, Praha 1, Vclavsk nm. 6, MMstek, tel.
(+420) 221 08 84 78, kontakt@bata.cz, www.bata.cz.
Open 09:00 - 21:00, Sat 09:00 - 20:00, Sun 10:00 - 20:00.
Also at F-4, Praha 1, Jindisk 20, tel. 222 247 349, open
09:00 - 19:00, Sat 09:00 - 13:00. Closed Sun. A
LEISER
Erratic display policy of middle of the road shoes.QF-3,
Praha 1, U Pran brny 1, MMstek, tel. (+420) 224
81 04 31, leiser@leiser.cz, www.leiser.cz. Open 10:00
- 20:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 18:00. Also at F-3, Praha 1, Na
pkop 9 - 11, tel. 222 24 29 73. A

SHOPPING CENTRES
ARKDY PANKRC
Arkdy Pankrc is one of the best of Pragues bazillion malls.
With a direct entrance from the Pankrc metro station and a lot
of really good shops; this should be a popular hang out. Blaek
for men, Pierre Cardin and Pietro Filipi are just a few of the good
ones, along with consistent favs Next, Gant, H&M and Mango.
And, they have nine separate shoe shops! Unfortunately, the
food court (everyones real reason for going to the mall) is a
bit disappointing; however they do have a branch of the
fab Lebanese restaurant, Sar.QPraha 4, Na Pankrci 86,
MPankrc, tel. (+420) 225 11 11 00, info@arkady-pankrac.
cz, www.arkady-pankrac.cz. Open 9:00 - 21:00.
ATRIUM FLRA
A very chic shopping centre, with over 120 shops, as well as
restaurants, cafs, a cinema multiplex and an IMAX theatre.
All in the centre of Prague.QPraha 3, Vinohradsk 151,
MFlra, tel. (+420) 255 74 17 12, www.atrium-flora.cz/.
Open 08:00 - 24:00.
AVION SHOPPING PARK PRAHA
IKEA, Tesco, GigaSport, DatArt megastore, La Halle, Kenvelo,
Computer City, Bata, Grand Optical, McDonalds, Segafredo
Espresso. Pick up the shoppping centres bus from outside
Zliin metro station.QPraha 5, Skandinvsk 1 - 27,
MZlin, tel. (+420) 296 77 79 99, avion.praha@ikea.
com, www.prague.avion.cz/. Open 10:00 - 20:00.
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CENTRUM ERN MOST
Bata, Citizen centrum, DM Drogerie markt, Eiffel Optic,
Jasmin, Kenvelo, McDonalds, Mustang, Ethno and
many more.QPraha 9, Chlumeck 6, Mern Most,
tel. (+420) 281 91 81 00, infoccm@unibail-rodamco.
com, www.centrumcernymost.cz. Open 09:00 22:00. A
ERN RE
All the right shops and some fine extras in this largerthan-it-appears centre.QF-3, Praha 1, Na Pkop 12,
MMstek, tel. (+420) 221 01 41 11, www.cernaruze.
cz. Open 09:00 - 20:00, Sat 09:00 - 19:00, Sun 11:00
- 19:00.
LETANY
One of Pragues biggest and best, with local and international
brand names for retail, food and entertainment. Take
the free bus from the metro station to the mall. Ice rink,
aquacentre and a super kids corner make this an all day
getaway. Through the end of the summer check out some
massive artistic sand sculptures.QPraha 9, Veselsk 663,
MLetany, tel. (+420) 284 05 11 11, www.oc-letnany.
cz. Open 10:00 - 21:00. Shopping Centre 09:00 - 21:00,
hypermarket 24hrs.
METROPOLE ZLIN
QPraha 5, evnick 1, MZlin, tel. (+420) 257 11 15
11, metropole@metropole.cz, www.metropole.cz. Open
10:00 - 24:00.
MYSLBEK
QF-3, Praha 1, Na Pkop 21, MNm. Republiky, tel.
(+420) 224 23 95 50, www.myslbek.com. Open 09:00 20:00.
NOV SMCHOV
Home to Tesco and more. The games arcade is fabulous
and Cinema City are on the top oor.QPraha 5, Plzesk
8, MAndl, tel. (+420) 251 511 151, www.novysmichov.
eu. Open 09:00 - 21:00.
PARK HOSTIVA
QPraha 10, vehlova 1391/32, MSkalka, tel. (+420) 267
18 41 11, info@parkhostivar.cz, www.parkhostivar.cz.
SLOVANSK DM
High end retail shops, a multiplex cinema and Kogo
restaurant attract the right people at this central shopping
centre.QF-3, Praha 1, Na Pkop 22, MNm. Republiky,
tel. (+420) 221 45 14 00, www.slovanskydum.cz. Open
10:00 - 20:00.

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FOUR SEASONS
Just a step from Charles Bridge, the Four Seasons aords
its guests with as much class and comfort as is humanly
possible. Over a year was spent renovating the four
buildings that provide a roof over your head, which range
from 500-year-old elegance to contemporary design.
QD-2, Praha 1, Veleslavnova 2a, MStaromstsk,
tel. (+420) 221 42 70 00, fax (+420) 221 42 60 00,
reservations.prg@fourseasons.com, www.fourseasons.
com/prague. 161 rooms (singles 275 - 550, 141
doubles 295 - 570, 20 apartments 695 - 3900).
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MANDARIN ORIENTAL
Rooms have at least two LCD TVs, bath and shower,
robes and slippers and DVD player in addition to regular
room amenities. Design, dining (a la carte Asian, Indian,
Mediterranean) and service are immaculate, while
reconstruction of the church and monastery have left
enough to retain character. And the spa is superb.QB-3,
Praha 1, Nebovidsk 459/1, MMalostransk, tel.
(+420) 233 08 88 88, fax (+420) 233 08 86 68, moprgreservations@mohg.com,
www.mandarinoriental.
com. 99 rooms (2 singles 269 - 669, 75 doubles 269
- 669, 18 suites 879 - 4000, 4 junior suites 769 - 850).
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ONE ROOM HOTEL
The luxurious ambience in this hotel amplied by the
unique view of the Prague panorama oers guests absolute
privacy and an unforgettable feeling of exceptionality. You
can relax among designer furniture and the most modern
technology and rejoice in the view of Prague from a birds
perspective.QMahlerovy sady 1, Praha 3, MJiho z
Podbrad, tel. +420 210 320 081, www.towerpark.cz. 1
room (1 suite 1000). PiJAKW hhhhh
PARIS
Everything is Art Nouveau in this building, from its intricate
faade to the lamps and other furnishings in its caf and
restaurant. Even the brass door handles on the antique lifts
are decorated in this beautiful style. Take the stairs and be
rewarded with stained glass windows and red carpets rolled
out for each guest in the hallways. Dont forget to check out
this hotel restaurant. A bit more ispired than most, there
is also live music Thursdays & Fridays.QI-3, Praha 1, U
Obecnho domu 1, MNm. Republiky, tel. (+420) 222 19
51 95, fax (+420) 224 22 54 75, booking@hotel-paris.cz,
www.hotel-paris.cz. 86 rooms (70 doubles 160 - 360,
3 apartments 500 - 3700, 13 junior suites 280 - 520).
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TOYS
GAMES & PUZZLES
Games and mind teasers.QH-4, Praha 1, Vclavsk nm.
38, tel. (+420) 224 94 65 06, www.hras.cz. Open 10:00 19:00, Sat 11:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun. A
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Bigger really is better; plus youve got an excellent
location to boot. Every amenity imaginable and size,
lots of it. Higher priced suites have two levels. The
rooms have recently been renovated for an extra pop
of luxury and comfort. If you are shelling out for a
suite or better, then breakfast in the Executive Lounge
is included.QI-3, Praha 1, V Celnici 8, MNm.
Republiky, tel. (+420) 222 88 88 88, fax (+420) 222
88 88 89, prague.reservations@marriotthotels.
com,
www.marriottprague.com.
293
rooms
(258 doubles 149 - 315, 33 suites 359 - 495).
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UPMARKET
ABSOLUTUM BOUTIQUE HOTEL
The absolute best place to stay in Praha 7. Design
hotel Absolutum is an upscale, clean and shiny
place with all the conveniences of home; brand new
conference center; free WI-FI internet connection
and parking. The Salut Restaurant is also getting rave
reviews so if you are looking for chic accommodations
in a cool hood, absolutely check in.QPraha 7,
Jablonskho 4, MHoleovice, tel. (+420) 222
54 14 06, booking@absolutumhotel.cz, www.
absolutumhotel.cz. 40 rooms (singles 69, doubles
79, 16 Superior, 22 Deluxe, 2 Deluxe Suites).
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BELVEDERE
Four-star hotel located in Letna area Prague 7 nearby
Gallery of Modern Art, National Technical Museum or
Fair Ground Incheba Expo Prague. The hotel features 151
hotel rooms with Wi-Fi Internet connection, cosy lobby
bar & Internet Caf, restaurant, several conference rooms
and underground parking. Distance to the city centre: 15
minutes by public transport - tram stop in the vicinity of the
hotel.QI-1, Praha 7, Milady Horkov 19, MVltavsk,
tel. (+420) 220 10 61 11, fax (+420) 233 37 44 71,
belvedere@hhotels.cz, www.hotelbelvedereprague.cz.
151 rooms (109 doubles 49 - 108, 26 triples 68 - 135,
16 Double Executives 59 - 118). HAULGK
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COURTYARD MARRIOTT FLORA
Billed as hotels designed by business travellers, every room
has a dataport and TV internet (both charged for standard
rooms) and are spacious with desk, ergonomic chair and a
sofa(bed). King size and very comfortable beds dominate
rooms, which have ice buckets, fridge for you to ll,
hairdryer, coee/tea facilities plus iron in every room and
robe and slippers in superior rooms make the Courtyard
a place to stay. 24hr shop in the lobby plus a cosy bar.
QPraha 3, Lucembursk 46, MFlora, tel. (+420) 236 08
80 88, fax (+420) 236 08 80 89, www.marriott.com. 161
rooms (81 singles 105 - 135, 64 doubles 135 - 175, 13
triples 140 - 200, 1 suite 195 - 245). Breakfast 9-16.
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AQUAPALACE HOTEL PRAGUE
Located on the outskirts of
Prague, this new hotels draw
is its direct access to Central
Europes largest waterpark.
Conference facilities, a wellness
centre, nearby shopping
opportunities and of course all the mod cons one
could want mean even if your skin starts to prune, youll
have somewhere to go besides the water.QPrague estlice, Prask 137, tel. (+420) 225 10 88 88, fax
(+420) 225 10 89 99, info@aquapalacehotel.cz,
www.aquapalacehotel.cz. 231 rooms (159 singles or
doubles from 89 , 15 suites from 149 , 54 family
rooms from 129 , 3 barrier free rooms from 89 ).
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DESIGNHOTEL ELEPHANT
Designhotel Elephant is a non-smoking hotel well located
in the center of old-town oering high design created
to delight individualists from all over the world in every
detail from Baroque facade to the silk materials of the
drapes. Designhotel Elephant is within walking distance
from all major tourist attractions, just few steps from
famous Municipal House, Gothic Powder Gate, signicant
Republic Square and most attractive shopping centre
Palladium. QNa Florenci 29, 110 00 Praha 1, MFlorenc,
tel. 227 279 111, reception@hotel-elephant.cz, www.
hotel-elephant.cz. 178 rooms (158 Superior Double , 20
Deluxe Double ). PiRLKW hhhh
HOTEL & APARTMENTS ELYSEE
Located in the city centre of Prague, directly on famous
Wenceslas Square, the best shopping area in Prague. All the
Citys major attractions such as National Museum or Old Town
Square are within a short walk of the hotel. 63 elegantly and
stylishly furnished rooms and 15 luxurious apartments with
parquet ooring. Regarding its convenient position (in the
renowned archway Jalta) the hotel provides its guests with
a range of supplementary services - tness, hairdressers,
restaurants, cafs, theatre etc.QF-4, Praha 1, Vclavsk
nm. 43, MMuzeum , Mstek, tel. 221 45 51 11, fax 224
22 57 73, elysee@hhotels.cz, www.hotelelyseeprague.cz.
78 rooms (51 doubles 62 - 142, 10 triples 86 - 178, 15
Luxury Apartments 130 - 288, 2 Double Rooms Deluxe
72 - 152). PAULG hhhh
HOTEL ARISTON & ARISTON PATIO
Located in the district called Zizkov, only 1 km from the city
centre, the Main Railway Station just 5 minutes away from
the hotel. 116 rooms equipped with king size bed or two
separated beds, satellite LCD at screen TV, direct dial phone,
Wi-Fi Internet connection, safety deposit box, minibar, tea
and coee making facilities.QK-4, Praha 3, Seifertova 65,
MHlavn ndra, tel. (+420) 222 78 25 17/(+420) 222 78
11 87, fax (+420) 222 78 03 47, ariston@hhotels.cz, www.
hotelaristonpatioprague.cz. 116 rooms (101 doubles 47
- 102, 15 triples 65 - 128). HAUGK hhhh
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MISS SOPHIES
A hotel for the discerning but cost-sensitive traveller, Miss
Sophies showcases deluxe rooms with a modern, clean
design: air conditioned private rooms and apartments
are paired with stylish bathrooms and rain-head showers.
Spacious dorms also available for the truly budgetconscious! Free internet, guest kitchen, lounge and
delicious breakfast are just a few of the added benets of
this hotel/hostel hybrid.QI-5/6, Praha 2, Melounov 2,
MI. P. Pavlova, tel. (+420) 296 30 35 30, fax +420 283
87 06 36, reservation@miss-sophies.com, www.misssophies.com. 34 rooms (doubles 50 - 70, apartments
60, dorm beds 8). AGBW hhhh
MOSAIC HOUSE
The rst green hostel in the Czech Republic - blends four hotel
stars with modern, fresh, and fun. Slumber in the comfort
and style of our private rooms and apartments and relish in
the eco chic design. Mingle with a world of fellow travelers
in our shared rooms and enjoy live music and cocktails at La
Loca MUSIC BAR & LOUNGE. Explore the golden city from our
doorstep and make yourself at home in our favorite city in
the world.QH-5, Praha 2, Odbor 4, MKarlovo nmst,
tel. +420 221 595 350, fax +420 267 267 601, info@
mosaichouse.com, www.mosaichouse.com. (Penthouse
120 - 212, Classic Double 40 - 58, 4 beds 9 - 14, 6 beds
7 - 11, 8 beds 6 - 10). . PiLGW hhhh

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APARTMENTS
ALBERTOV RENTAL APARTMENTS
Short term rentals in Prague centre. They are oering 269
ats in 6 separate buildings of 3-7 oors.QNa slupi 2102/2b,
tel. (+420) 602 22 66 33, www.prague-rental-apartments.
com/short-term-rentals/ recepce@albertov.eu.
APPIA HOTEL RESIDENCES
The residence oers 21 stylish furnished and abovestandard equipped rooms Deluxe and apartments. FREE
Wi-Fi Internet connection. The residence features 24 hrs
reception, lobby, sauna, underground parking, breakfast
restaurant in the historical hall and romantic garden. Located
in Lesser Town, in the historical part of Prague, facing Prague
Castle.QA-2, Praha 1, porkova 3, MMalostransk, tel.
(+420) 257 21 58 19, fax (+420) 257 21 53 29, appia@
hhotels.cz, www.appiaresidencesprague.cz. 21 rooms
(10 doubles 79 - 172, 9 suites 140 - 280, 2 apartments
162 - 306). PHARLGBDW hhhh
HUNGER WALL RESIDENCE
If your journey to Prague is going to last a bit longer than
just a weekend, consider checking in to the Hunger Wall
Residence. Located in Mal Strana, youll be treated to a
city centre location thats surrounded by parks. Eighteen
apartments comprise the fully renovated building,
oering such amenities as a separate working corner and
kitchenette. An LCD TV, washer and dryer plus a personal

security and re alarm guarantees your comfort and


safety.QB-4, Praha 5, Plask 615/8, MAndl, tel. 257
40 40 40, fax 257 40 40 60, info@hungerwall.eu, www.
hungerwall.eu. 18 rooms (8 Junior Suite 86 - 104, 8
Superior Suite 92 - 112, 2 Executive Suite 102 - 127).
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MARRIOTT EXECUTIVE APARTMENTS
An excellent choice for the corporate or business traveller;
the fully furnished studio or one-bedroom apartments
provide a home oce area with two lines, high speed
(wired) internet access and fully equipped kitchen.
Housekeeping is available, as is dinner delivery from a
number of nearby restaurants. A tness area, plunge
pool, plus business and conceirge services round out the
amenities.QI-5, Praha 2, V Tnch 9, MMuzeum, tel.
(+420) 221 02 21 02, fax (+420) 221 022 103, www.pr
aguemarriottexecutiveapartments.com. 53 rooms (53
apartments 80 - 250). JAFC

HOSTELS
CZECH INN
The pun is excused due to the sheer design beauty
and comfort these people have aorded your average
backpacker. From some of the makers of Sir Tobys and
Miss Sophies, Czech Inn is the future of backpacking, we
hope the custom iron bedsteads and furniture, stylish
xtures, famous shower heads, caf and wow-split-level

HOTEL IBIS PRAHA WENCESLAS SQUARE


The Ibis provides a mid-range hotel experience, too clinical
to be upmarket and too well serviced for the lower end
of the spectrum as well. Functional rooms in a somewhat
modern style provide the necessities of life.QI-6, Praha
2, Kateinsk 36, MI. P. Pavlova, tel. (+420) 222 86 57
77/(+420) 222 86 58 41, fax (+420) 222 86 56 66, Resapraha-re04@accor.com, www.ibishotel.com. 181 rooms
(181 doubles 79 - 107). PTARULGBK
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GRAND MAJESTIC PLAZA
The new design hotel
Grand Majestic Plaza is
located in one of the most
desirable localities, in the
heart of historical and
business centre of Prague,
and is within walking distance from all major tourist
attractions, just few steps from famous Municipal
House, Gothic Powder Gate, signicant Republic Square
and most attractive shopping centre Palladium. All
major tourist attractions as Old Town Square, Charles
Bridge and Jewish Quarter are within walking distance.
QTruhlsk 16, MNmst republiky, tel. +420 211
159 100, fax +420 211 159 159, reception@hotelgrandmajestic.cz, www.hotel-grandmajestic.cz. (174
doubles, 11 triples, 6 suites).
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Health & Lifestyle


BEAUTY & SPAS
AQUAPALACE
A gentle touch of luxury can be yours thanks to the
variety of wellness and relaxation services at Aquapalace.
Choose from body and cosmetic treatments; manicures
and pedicures, plus Finnish and Roman saunas. From the
Opatov (C, red line) metro station, take bus number 324,
325, 328, 363, 385 to estlice.QPrhonice - estlice,
Prask 138, tel. (+420) 271 10 41 11, info@aquapalace.
cz, www.aquapalace.cz. Open 10:00 - 22:00.

BEAUTY SALONS
Sir Tobys upholds the finest of hostel
traditions with unique, comfortable
dorms and private en-suite rooms.
Generous breakfasts and free barbeques in summer, free walking tours.
And so much more than youd expect
from a hostel.

Miss Sophies Hotel on one side of


the street, and on the other, Sophies
Hostel and Bar. Catering to fun
student groups, or more discerning
guests wanting luxury on a budget.
So much more than youd expect
from a hostel.

Perfect for groups ultra-modern,


chic design, great beds and bedding,
designer bathrooms. Generous
breakfasts, fun bar, free wifi, and
more. So much more than youd
expect from a hostel.

sirtobys.com

miss-sophies.com

czech-inn.com

OLD PRAGUE HOSTEL


Award-winning hostel slap bang in the thick of Pragues
nightlife. All entrances are key-coded for security, dorms
(max. 8 beds) have lockers and are fairly cramped, but hey,
all youre going to do is sleep in there. Plus free internet,
THE NICHOLAS HOTEL RESIDENCE
Situated in the heart of
Mala Strana, Pragues
quaint Lesser Quarter - and
adjacent to the Baroque
masterpiece, the Church of
St Nicholas, The Nicholas
Hotel Residence aims to be Pragues most charming
little hotel. A mere one minute walk to Charles Bridge
and a ve minute walk up the hill to Prague Castle.
QPraha 1, Malostransk nmst 5, MMalostransk,
tel. +420 731 452 791, www.thenicholashotel.com.
9 rooms (6 doubles, 2 suites, 1 apartment). W
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DENTISTS
Would you like to have a beautiful smile
that you always wanted?
Are you scared from a dentist?
Try our experienced team of specialist who can
help you to gain your self-confidence back.

Featured in: New York Times, Elle, Glamour, El Pais, Washington Post, The Guardian
Unlimited, Lets Go, Lonely Planet, Routard, The Rough Guide and many more...

apartments have already made the international press, even


the 10 bed dorm is spacious. Home to theBASEMENTbar
with regular events, concerts and daily happy hours.
Reservations necessary.QK-6, Praha 10, Francouzsk
76, MNm. Mru, tel. (+420) 267 26 76 00, fax +420
283 87 06 36, info@czech-inn.cz, www.czech-inn.com.
52 rooms (doubles 42, apartments 68, dorms 7).
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LA CHERVE
Cosmetics made from nature.QObchodn dm TESCO MY
Nrodn, tel. 00420 800 191 999, lachevre@lachevre.cz,
www.lachevre.cz/.

We provide full range of dental treaments


including invisible braces, IV sedation or laughing
gas for anxious patients.

TV/DVD lounge, kitchen, breakfast and linen, a 24 hour


reception and very friendly sta - the owners grandmother
did all the artwork.QF-2, Praha 1, Benediktsk 2,
MNm. Republiky, tel. (+420) 224 82 90 58, info@
oldpraguehostel.com, www.oldpraguehostel.com. 20
rooms (prices from 21.30). G
PRAGUE SQUARE HOSTEL
Full service - friendly atmosphere is their slogan; and boy
do they live up to it. Included in the price is breakfast, free
linens & towels, internet &Wi-Fi, lockers and a luggage
room. Checking out? Theyll keep your bags for free. Newly
reconstructed and in a great part of town; denitely check
it out.QE-3, Praha 1, Melantrichova 10, MMstek, tel.
(+420) 224 24 08 59, info@praguesquarehostel.com,
www.praguesquarehostel.com. Prices from 13.90 .
JGW
SIR TOBYS
A friendly, excellently-run independent hostel. Its out of
the centre, but prices are good, transport connections
abound, and within a few blocks of clubs Mecca, Sasazu
and Cross. Whether you want a dorm or a room with private
bathroom, they have it. Plus garden, bar, full kitchen,
internet and informative, knowledgable sta.QPraha
7, Dlnick 24, MNdra Holeovice, tel. (+420) 283
87 06 35, fax (+420) 283 87 06 36, info@sirtobys.com,
www.sirtobys.com. 27 rooms (doubles 38, dorms 6).
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Our friendly team will convince you that even a


dentist can be your friend.

ERPET MEDICAL CENTRE


Emergency toothache or a new bright smile - the experts at
Erpet can make it happen. Not only do they oer weekend
emergency service (phone: +420 724 511 547) but also an
array of reconstruction work like porcelain veneers and crowns
and bridges. Their tagline is We are here to make you smile so
get them to give your pearly whites a brush-up.QH-5, Praha
1, Ptrossova 10, MKarlovo nmst, tel. (+420) 221 595
000, marketing@medical.erpet.cz, www.erpetmedical.cz.
Open 7:30 - 18:00. Closed Sat, Sun. JA

HOSPITALS
NEMOCNICE MOTOL
The operators of its emergency number speak English.
Bus N167 and 174.QPraha 5, V valu 84, tel. (+420) 224
43 11 11/(+420) 224 43 36 81, reditelstvi@fnmotol.cz,
www.fnmotol.cz. A
NEMOCNICE NA FRANTIKU
English is spoken.QI-2, Praha 1, Na Frantiku 847, tel.
(+420)222 80 11 11/(+420)222 80 12 11, info@nnfp.cz,
www.nnfp.cz.

MASSAGE
CORDEUS SPA
Need a sightseeing break? Pamper your tootsies, back,
neck and sooth your soul at Cordeus Spa. This all in one
personal renewal spa oers massages and wraps, detox
programs, plus exercise classes if the hills in Prague are just
not enough for you.QPraha 6, Na Dlouhm lnu 11, tel.
+420 251 09 73 11, info@cordeus.cz, www.cordeus.cz.
Open 8:00 - 21:00. Closed Sat, Sun.
HARMONY SPA
Harmonize your relationship in Prague by indulging in
a tantra or other special massage at Harmony Spa. A full
menu of oerings including ritual massages and baths
will relax and calm you.QH-6, Praha 2, Ranovo nbe
36, MKarlovo nmst, tel. +420 733 31 13 81, info@
harmonyspa.cz, www.harmonyspa.cz. Open 09:00 22:00.

Hvzdova 44, Prague 4


tel. 733 737 337/241 410 001,
www.dental-office.cz
DENTAL OFFICE H33
Dental Oce H33 is the centre for excellence in dental care,
implantology and cosmetic dentistry. They provide premium
dental care to international standards. The team of dentists,
dental hygienists and assistents is prepared to provide the
level and range of treatment desired by their demanding
patients.QHvzdova 44, Praha 4 Pankrc, tel. 733 737
337/241 410 001, info@dental-office.cz, www.dentaloffice.cz.
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LZN LIBVERDA
Escape Prague for a weekend of pampering at Lzn Libverda
in Hejnice, near Liberec. Outdoor activities abound in the
nearby Jizera Mountains; and wellness and relaxation of all
types can be found at the spa. Treatments include carbomineral baths, underwater massage, acupuncture and a
variety of electrotherapy procedures. There a variety of hotels
and pensions in the area and you can get to the town via
Liberec.QHejnice, tel. (+420) 482 36 81 11, fax (+420) 482
36 81 10, info@lazne-libverda.cz, www.lazne-libverda.cz.

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Health & Lifestyle


MEDICAL CENTRES
AMERICAN MEDICAL CENTER
QPraha 6, Evropsk 175/115, tel. (+420) 235 36 20
25, amcmedical@amc.cz, www.amcenters.com. Open
24hrs. A
ASKLEPION
Super trendy clinic oering plastic surgery, laser treatments,
dentistry and even eye lash perms. Labs and operating theatres
on site.QJ-6, Praha 2, Londnsk 39, MNmst Mru, tel.
(+420) 234 71 65 07/(+420) 234 71 60 00, trade@asklepion.
cz, www.asklepion.cz. Open 09:00 - 18:00. Closed Sat, Sun.

AQUAPALACE RESORT++++PRAGUE

MEDICOJB
QG-6, Praha 5, Lidick 26, MAndl, tel. (+420) 274 86
73 42/(+420) 274 86 71 42, info@medico-jb.cz, www.
medico-jb.cz. Open 08:00 - 20:00.

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MEDICOVER
Comprehensive medical care, 24-hour house calls,
dental and surgery assistance. English, French, German,
Spanish, Russian & Czech speaking sta.QPraha 8,
Sokolovsk 79/192, MKikova, tel. (+420) 234 63
01 11, www.medicover.cz. Open 07:30 - 16:00. Closed
Sat, Sun. A
POLYCLINIC AT NARODNI
25 physicians, all fluent in English (also some
German, Russian and French spoken). Preventative
care and travel vaccinations, US visa medical, dental,
physio, home visits and 24hr emergency coverage.
QD-4, Praha 1, Nrodn 9, MNrodn tda, tel.
(+420) 222 075 120, poliklinika@narodni.cz, www.
poliklinikanarodni.cz. Open 08:30 - 17:00. Closed
Sat, Sun 24hr emergency, tel. 777 94 22 70. Lab
opens at 08:00. A
UNICARE
24-hour call service. Take tram N2, 20, & 26 or bus
N116, 131 & 132.QPraha 6, Na Dlouhm lnu 11, tel.
(+420) 235 35 65 53/(+420) 608 10 30 60, fax (+420)
235 35 52 02, unicare@unicare.cz, www.unicare.cz.
Open 08:00 - 20:00, Sat 09:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun.
Also at Prhonice, Kosatcov 420, tel. 267 75 04 27.
Open: Mon, Fri 09:00 - 15:00, Tue, Thu 09:00 - 20:00,
Wed 09:00 - 18:00. A

OPTICIANS
EIFFEL OPTICS
QJungmannovo nmst 761/1, tel. (+420) 221 61 33
02, zakaznickyservis@eiffeloptic.cz, www.eiffeloptic.cz.
Open 09:00 - 21:00.
GRAND OPTICAL
QF-3, 28.jna 372/5, MMstek, tel. (+420) 224 23 83
71, www.grandoptical.cz. Open 08:30 - 20:00, Sat 10:00
- 19:00, Sun 10:00 - 18:00.

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Located in Central Europes largest Aquapark, the 4-star Aquapalace Hotel


provides the perfect ground for business and physical well being in one of
the most beautiful European capitals.

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Aquapalace Hotel offers:


231 rooms and suites
Direct access to aquapark, wellness
and tness centre
Restaurant Astra with
international la carte cuisine
Lobby bar Barracuda
Modern Conference centre with
daylight and space for up to
650 people

FITNESS CENTRES
CYBEX
Delightful, top-quality surroundings and equipment for
you to exert yourself in/on/with. We suppose if youre
going to suer, you may as well do it in style.QPraha 8,
Poben 1 (Hotel Hilton), tel. (+420) 224 84 27 13, fax
(+420) 224 84 23 72, info@cybex-fitness.cz, www.cybexfitness.cz. Open 06:00 - 22:00, Sat, Sun 07:00 - 22:00.
DELROYS GYM
Karate, tae kwan do, kickboxing and all sorts of other ways
to exercise your aggression.QG-5, Praha 5, Zborovsk 4,
MAndl, tel. (+420) 257 32 70 42/(+420) 776 37 33 22,
info@delroys-gym.cz, www.delroys-gym.cz. Open 07:00
- 22:00, Sat 10:00 - 16:00, Sun 16:00 - 20:00.
HOLMES PLACE
Deluxe health club inside the Nov Smchov mall. There are
two more clubs in Prague.QPrague 5, Plzesk 8, MAndl,
tel. (+420) 257 313 830, info@holmesplace.cz, www.
holmesplace.cz. Open 07:00 - 22:00, Sat, Sun 09:00 - 22:00.
KIESER TRAINING
Kieser Training is a specialist in solving the problems of
muscles and bones weakened through lack of use. Kieser
Training is strength training for health based on the ndings
of scientic research and oered as prevention or therapy. This
twin-track approach provides customers with a personalised
solution.QKarolinsk 654/2, tel. +420 222 233 344, fax
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Underground hotel parking with


126 parking spaces
Location in shopping, commercial
and entertainment centre
Only 14 km from Prague city centre
34 km from Ruzyne Prague Airport
Free shuttle bus to/from Opatov
metro/underground station
Free Wi-Fi internet access
in hotel lobby

+420 222 222 350, praha1@kieser-training.cz, www.


kieser-training.cz/. Open Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 07:00 21:00, Sat, Sun 09:00 - 18:00. . ZJAGwW
WORLD CLASS FITNESS CENTER
Denitely world class. Superb.QPraha 1, Vclavsk
nm. 22, MMstek, tel. (+420) 234 69 91 00, wcfc@
worldclass.cz, www.worldclass.cz. Open 06:00 - 22:30,
Sat 07:00 - 22:00, Sun 09:00 - 22:00.

SWIMMING POOLS
AQUAPALACE PRAGUE
When one more museum
will just about do them in;
treat the kids to a watery
side of Prague. No, we dont
mean toss them in the
Vltava, but bring them to Aquapalace Aqua Park. Pools,
slides, wave pool, whirlpool and a river, plus a variety
of saunas and a tness centre for the adults. Plan on
spending the day.QPrask 138, shopping zone
Prhonice estlice, tel. (+420) 271 10 41 11, info@
aquapalace.cz, www.aquapalace.cz. Open Mon, Tue,
Wed, Sun 10:00 - 22:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 23:00.
Prices vary depending on the day of the week and
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AAA EXCLUSIVE CLUB
Strip clubs are a dime a dozen in Prague, but Exclusive Club
has raised the bar. They take reservations, have a VIP room,
free entry and everyone gets a welcome drink. Lovely
ladies and an events calendar; Exclusive Club is worth
the slightly out of centre trip.QPraha 10, robrova 6,
MFlora, tel. (+420) 777 57 77 76, info@aaa-club.net,
www.aaa-club.net. Open 19:00 - 04:00, Wed, Thu 19:00
- 05:00, Fri, Sat 20:00 - 06:00. J

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The best club in Prague, and considered by experts as one of
the top sex clubs anywhere in Central Europe. From friendly
doormen to the hands-on management who will answer all
of your questions in as many languages as you can imagine,
to the lovely girls who will look after your every wish, this
place has it all. A computerised payment system ensures that
you will not be ripped o. We cannot recommend K5 more.
QJ-5, Praha 2, Korunn 5, MNm. Mru, tel. (+420) 224 25
05 05, www.k5relax.cz. Open 16:00 - 04:00. . JAW
FOLLOW ME
They oer an exciting atmosphere with wide supply
of drinks and delicacies served by hot wonderful girls.
Follow me erotic bar is a club, where you will experience
unbelievable,voluptuous moments, Its a place where you
will forget all of your usual everyday problems.QRusk
604 / 38 , Praha 10, tel. +420 607 594 338, followme@
email.cz, www.followme.cz.

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GOLDFINGERS PRAGUE
Goldngers is one of the best Pragues gentlemens club in the
centre of Prague, next door to Hotel Ambassador on Wenceslas
Square. If you are visiting Prague on vacation, for business, a
bachelor /hen party or simply want to go for a drink, Goldngers
is the perfect place for you.Stunning girls perform on the main
stage individually, or as groups to continually entertain all
night long. Besides the possibility to pay all credit cards, ATM
at the club. Free entry.QE-4, Hotel Ambassador, Vclavsk
nm. 5, Praha 1, MMstek, tel. (+420) 608 663 066,
info@goldfingersprague.com, www.goldfingers.cz. Open
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun 21:00 - 05:00, Fri, Sat 21:00 - 06:00.
PJAEX
HOT PEPPERS
Hot Peppers - Gate to Hell is an original, exclusive club. Next
door to the disco Duplex, its the ideal combination of cabaret
dancers and champagne consumption; all with a professional
presentation. The V.I.P. Champagne Lounge, with its choice of
many exquisite brands of bubbly, cant be found anywhere
else. The all-night programme includes exotic and cancan
dancers; a lesbian show, stag show and even private rooms.
Benets include free entry, every second beer free, discount
vouchers for 5 and 10 beers, and many more attractive oers.
Plus, the party can go on as long as you wish - theres no
closing time at Hot Peppers. Excepts all credit cards, including
American Express.QF-4, Praha 1, Vclavsk nm. 21,
MMuzeum, tel. (+420) 724 13 40 11, hotpeppers@email.
cz, www.hotpeppers.cz. Open 20:00 - 6:00. PJA

LIMOUSINE LAP DANCE


Limousine Lap Dance - relax in a luxury limousine whilst enjoying
a long and sensual performance from a highly trained erotic
dancer. Price is 2000 CZK for 20 min long performance + limo
rental charges. Or 4000 CZK for duo Lesbi Show. For more info
www.prague-airport-transfers.co.uk/hummer-limo.htmQtel.
(+420) 222 554 211, info@prague-airport-transfers.co.uk.
SEXY SAUNA CLUB
The Sexy Sauna Club will heat up you night with a variety of
massages and lots of girls. An all-inclusive unlimited stay fee
oers food, soft drinks, Finnish sauna, XXXL whirlpool and
more.QPraha 1, Ve Smekch 19, MMuzeum, tel. +420
775 37 76 16, info@saunaclub.cz, www.saunaclub.cz. Open
12:00 - 05:00, Fri, Sat 12:00 - 06:00. 2000 CZK, plus extras.
TANTRA CLUB
Swinger club with unique Tantric concepts is inviting couples
and singles (single men and women accepted) to learn,
experience and enjoy special Tantric Massages, Therapy of
Touch, exclusive Erotic performances. Each program is at
least 4 hours long and includes various tantric techniques,
learning Dao and ancient Egyptian massage, introductions
and switching partners, as well as erotic competitions and
prizes. Sauna, Whirlpool, Bar, Showers, Karaoke, Private Rooms
available. The club is located only a few minutes walk from the
Hradansk metro station.QDejvick 1, Hradansk metro
station, MHradansk, tel. +420 777 58 74 88, tantraclub@
hotmail.cz, www.tantra-club.cz. PJKW

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Index
AAA Exclusive Club
51
Absolutum Boutique Hotel 43
Akropolis
28
Albertov Rental Apartments 45
Aloha Wave Lounge
17, 26
Ambassador Casino
26
Ambiente Brasileiro
22
Ambiente Living
17
Ambiente PastaCaff
25
American Medical Center 48
Appia Hotel Residences
45
Aquapalace
47
Aquapalace Hotel Prague 44
Aquapalace Prague
49
Arkdy Pankrc
16, 42
Aromi
22
Artbanka Museum of Young
Art
37
Asklepion
48
Atrium Flra
42
Aureole
22
Avion Shopping Park Praha 42
Back Doors
26
Bar and Books
26
Barock
20, 26
Baa
42
Bellevue
20
Belvedere
43
Bethlehem Chapel
35
Biko Adventures Prague
40
Bl Labu
41
Botanical Gardens
40
Botanicus
41
Bredovsk dvr
18
Bresto
25
Bevnov Monastery
35
Bugsy's
26
C&A
41
Cacao
25
Caf Lounge
25
Caffrey's
20
Cantina
23
Carollinum
42
Casa de Carli
22
Casino Panorama
26
Celetn Crystal
41
Centrum ern Most
42
ern ovce
26
ern re
16, 42
estr
17
Charles Bridge
33
Charles Bridge Museum
37
Chefparade Cooking School 20
Christian Dior
41
Chudoba
18
Church of Our Lady Victorious
35
City Museum
37
Clear Head
24
Cloud 9
26
Club K5 Relax
51
Coloseum
23
Cordeus Spa
47

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Corleone
22
Courtyard Marriott Flora
43
Cowboys Steaks & Cocktails 17
Coyotes
26
Cybex
16, 49
Czech Inn
45
Debenhams
41
Delroy's Gym
49
Dental Office H33
16, 47
Designhotel Elephant
44
Dinitz
21
Discover Prague Tours Center
39
Dog's Bollocks
27
DOX Centre for Contemporary
Art
37
Dubliner Irish Bar
29
Dubliner Irish Pub
21
Dm mdy
41
Eating Prague Food Tours 21
Eiffel Optics
48
El Centro
24
El Emir
22
El Emir Palladium
22
EMA espresso bar
25
Erpet Medical Centre 16, 47
Eurosegway
40
Follow me
51
Four Seasons
43
Francouzsk restaurace Art
Nouveau
19
Futurum
28
Galerie La Femme
38
Galerie MIRO
38
Games & Puzzles
42
Giallo Rosa
23
Gitanes
17
GOLDFINGERS PRAGUE
52
Grand Majestic Plaza
44
Grand Optical
48
Grvin Praha
38
Grosseto
23
Hangar Bar Praha
27
Hard Rock Cafe
17
Harleys
27
Harmony Spa
47
H&M
41
Holmes Place
16, 49
Hooters
17
Hotel & Apartments Elysee 44
Hotel Ariston & Ariston Patio
44
Hotel ibis Praha Wenceslas
Square
44
Hot Peppers
52
Hunger Wall Residence 16, 45
Il Giardino
24
Ilikeebike
40
Infinity
28
Jma
17
Jet Set
27
Jewish Museum
38
Kampa Museum
38

Karel Zeman Museum


38
Karlovy Lzn
28
Kavrna Obecn Dm
25
Kieser Training
49
Klenoty Aurum
42
Klub Phenomen
28
Kolkovna
18
Kotva
41
Kozika
28
La Bodega Flamenca
24
La Casa de la Havana Vieja 28
La Cave D'Adrien
19
La Cherve
47
La Loca MUSIC BAR & LOUNGE
28
Lzn Libverda
47
Leiser
42
Letany
42
Limousine Lap Dance
52
Livingprague
35
Loreta
35
Lucerna Music Bar
29
Maitrea
24
Mamy Korean restaurant 22
Mandarin Oriental
43
Mango
41
Marks & Spencer
41
Marriott Executive Apartments
45
Maxim Bar
28
Mecca
29
Metropole Zlin
42
Mexx
41
MIMINOO Garden Restaurant
20
Miss Sophie's
44
MOSAIC HOUSE
44
Municipal House
33
Museum of Communism 38
Myslbek
42
National Technical Museum 38
National Theatre
33
Nebe (The Heaven)
29
Nemocnice Motol
47
Nemocnice na Frantiku 47
NevO Dead Sea SPA
41
New Yorker
41
Nostress
21
Nov Smchov
42
Old Prague Hostel
46
Old Town Square
33
Olympia
19
Olympos
20
One room hotel
43
Osteria De Clara
22
Our Lady of Snow
35
Paris
43
Park Hostiva
42
Peach Pit
28
Pelky Bistro
19
Petn Tower
40
Plzesk
19
Polyclinic at Narodni
16

Potrefen Husa Na Verandch


18
Prague By E-Bike
40
Prague Glow Golf
39
Prague Marriott
43
Prague Sightseeing Tours 39
Prague Square Hostel
46
Praguewelcome
35
Puzzle Room
39
RadostFX
29
Replay
41
Retro Music Hall
29
Rocky O'Reilly's
21
Roxy
29
Ryb trh
23
Segway Experience
40
Segwaytrip
40
Sexy Sauna Club
52
Sir Toby's
46
Slovansk Dm
42
Sportcentrum YMCA
16
Staropramen Visitor Center 39
St. Ignatius Church
36
St. Nicholas Church
36
Stolet
19
Strahov Monastery
36
Sts. Cyril and Methodius
Church
36
Tantra Club
52
Tesco
41
T.G.I. Fridays
17
The Chocolate Museum
38
The Dancing House
40
The Farm Urban Kitchen 25
The Nicholas Hotel Residence
46
The Obansk Plovrna Thai
Restaurant
24
The Sushi Bar
22
Tower Park Prague
24
Town Hall & Astronomical
clock
33
U Flek
18
U Kalicha
18
Ultramarin
28
U Malho Glena
17
Unicare
48
United Colours of Benetton 41
U Pinkas
18
U Zlatho tygra
29
Veletrn Palace
38
Victims of Communism
Memorial
39
Villa Mller
39
Vyehrad
33
Wenceslas Square
33
Wittmann Tours
39
World Class Fitness Center 49
Yam Yam Thai Food & Cafe 24
Zdenk's Oyster Bar
24
Zlat Strom
29

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