TRAVEL Weekend in Prague

Enjoying the fairytale view of Prague Castle and the banks of the Vltava river with its elegant buildings from the beautiful and historical Charles Bridge. Prague is a city rich in culture, architecture and luxury shopping and is an ideal place to visit for a short stay or long weekend. Find here my insider’s guide to Prague featuring the hotspots! 

Last weekend we took a quick trip to Prague to discover one the most romantic cities via Czechtourism. We were picked up by our driver via Blacklane at 7.00 AM to Schiphol Airport. Our flight via Czech Airlines was at 9.10 AM and within 1 hour  we arrived in Prague. We stayed at the Hotel Barcelo in Prague which was a four star hotel just outside the city centre.
Hotel Paris, and within this hotel is a magnificent cafe appropriately named Café De Paris. The hotel itself is architecturally stunning.

The Municipal House – a cultural center and concert hall – was built at the beginning of the twentieth century in Art Nouveau style. The interior has been well preserved and evokes the grandeur of the era.
 
The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague. You need not venture far from the bridge to find some entertainment. On the bridge itself you can have your portrait or caricature sketched by one of the street artists, or look out for the Jazz band, who are particularly entertaining.
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HOTSPOTS
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Foie gras parfait
Kalina Restaurant – Real luxury is actually waiting for you on your plate and your wine glass. Find here the recent gastronomy trend called The New Prague Cuisine. You can enjoy quick yet nutrious and delicious lunch as well as a few coursed dinner served in the cooperation with sommeliers.

Café Louvre This Café, bearing the name of the world’s famous gallery, has been standing here for over a century, since 1902. Among its guests were Karel Capek, Franz Kafka as well as Albert Einstein during his professorship in Prague. Don’t forget to try their delicious cakes! My ultimate favorite: Fragrant raspberry cake. 
Other Restaurants: Grand Cafe Orient is on the first floor of an angular, terracotta pink building, which was Prague’s first Cubist structure and now the home of the Museum of Cubism. The cubist aspects of the house are displayed not only by its frontage and floor-plan but in the internal furnishings in the café. These include a beautiful cubist buffet-bar and other furnishings and elegant lights and lanterns all designed by Josef Gočár.Cafe Imperial – Located downtown, get ready to be transferred to Prague in the beginning of 20th Century. Very nicely restored interior, with interesting wall tiles, but my favorite are golden bathroom fixtures in the shape of swan necks in women’s bathroom. Food is great Czech cuisine with a modern twist

Jaw dropping architecture and marble everywhere!MARTIN RAJNIŠ: Architecture Guild Exhibitions
On my wishlist: This marble table / pallet!! 
The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design is now in its sixth year of successful activity. The project originated as a private initiative, founded on the conviction that Prague belongs on the map of contemporary art and lacked such an alternative centre. 
The capital of the Czech Republic simply caters to all of your needs: culture, nature, party, time to relax, a lively atmosphere and romance. Prague’s got it all!

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