What's on Prague
Prague is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe at the moment and this has much to do with the fact that it is replete with a huge amount of culture to absorb.
From castles to churches and from museums to art galleries, there is something for everyone in this magical city. Obviously this popularity does mean that certain areas of the city do become crowded with eager tourists rather regularly, but getting away from the crowds is easy. Simply take a detour down a side alley or a tram to a less well known part of town and you will immediately see the real Prague.
The locals can sometimes seem slightly abrupt with tourists, but this is usually simply because they are so used to the crowds of tourists constantly visiting their city. Don’t mistake this abruptness for rudeness – they are simply trying to get on with their day to day life in a city where they sometimes feel like the foreigners. Try speaking a few words of Czech to them – you will immediately notice that they become far friendlier.
Prague has a lot to offer at night, from bars to clubs, it has it all!
Whenever good independent bands tour through Prague, there’s a very good chance they’ll be playing at Palace Akropolis. The venue is medium-sized, with a large and small stage – so you can catch a touring band from the U.K. one night and then a local singer/songwriter the next night, all in one place.
History in Prague is everywhere, take a look!
Before the arrival of the Slavs certain regions of Prague were inhabited by Celtic and German tribes. The name Bohemia came from the Celtic Tribe called Boii, which is still used today for the western part of the Czech Republic. During this period, two Slav tribes inhabited both sides of the Vlata River. The Czechs and the Zlicanis built wooden fortresses on their sides but were not at peace for long, when the nomadic Avars marched in and ruled the area. However, when the Frankish trader Samo united both Slav tribes the Avars were eventually driven out.
Theatres in Prague, lots of acts to see!
One of the few theatres in Prague that originated in the 20th century as a “greenfield” project. The building was conceived as a garden theatre pavilion and is also sometimes known as the “iron camera” because of its appearance. Progressive dramaturgy is based on artistic individuality and alternative groups. Alfred profiles as a stage for independent creation, movement, visual and experimental theatre.
Eating out in Prague is quite the treat!
‘Friendly and informal’ best describes the atmosphere at this groundbreaking restaurant where British chef Paul Day champions Czech farmers by sourcing all his meat and vegetables locally. There’s no menu as such – the waiter will explain what dishes are available, depending on market produce. Typical dishes include curried rabbit, pork belly with watermelon and hoisin, and 12-hour beef rendang. Reservations recommended.