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Prague

Prague

by DK Travel Writers
     
 
Truly the guides that show you what others only tell you, this book features stunning 3D and cutaway views of museums, cathedrals, and other must-see sights; detailed street maps; a handy phrase section; advice on the best places to eat, drink, shop, sleep, and be entertained; and a Survival Guide to help the traveler sort out essential information such as currency,

Overview

Truly the guides that show you what others only tell you, this book features stunning 3D and cutaway views of museums, cathedrals, and other must-see sights; detailed street maps; a handy phrase section; advice on the best places to eat, drink, shop, sleep, and be entertained; and a Survival Guide to help the traveler sort out essential information such as currency, transportation, and communications. As world traveler and TV personality Michael Palin says, "the Eyewitness Travel Guides are irresistibly seductive.... They also deliver where it matters most -- uncluttered and accurate information." Visit the capital city of the Czech Republic before your trip, with DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide: Prague. More than 550 vivid color photographs capture the wonders of this lovely city's museums, palaces, churches, synagogues, and gardens. Accurate street-by-street maps and 3-D illustrated overviews direct you through the five quarters: New Town (Nove Mesto), Old Town (Stare Mesto), the Jewish Quarter (Josefov), Little Quarter (Mala Strana), and Prague Castle and Hradcany (Prazsky Hrad A Hradcany). The Old Town Hall is spotlighted in a three-page feature including a striking illustration of the structure, surrounded by key architectural points and a single page devoted to its 15th century Town Hall Clock. The magnificent St. Vitus's Cathedral is the subject of a four-page layout complete with 3-D cutaway, floor plans, photos of its architectural wonders, and a guided tour. Additional features highlight Old Town Square, Old-New Synagogue, the Royal Palace, Strahov Monastery, the National Theatre, and much more. The guide offers suggested day trips from Prague--including trips to Bohemia'spicturesque medieval castles and the historic towns of Karlsbad, Marienbad, and Kutna Hora. In Prague, enjoy three walking tours that take in historical landmarks, city parks, and impressive views of the city itself. Examining the city's rich history, the guide provides an enthralling portrait of Prague's significance through the centuries as showcased in its culture, art, traditions, people, and Czech cookery. With so much to take in, start with the only guidebook that gives it to you all -- DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide: Prague.

Editorial Reviews

Playboy
Easily the best city guides available today.
Chicago Tribune
The most graphically exciting and visually pleasing series on the market.
People Magazine
Want to know where to get a great espresso on your way to the Uffizi? Or how much to tip a hotel maid in New York City? Try these travel guides, each an intricate trove of 3-D aerial views, landmark floor plans, color photos and essential eating, shopping and entertainment info. With titles covering Paris, Prague, and London, these pocket-sized guides are like a Michelangelo fresco: deliriously rich in detail.
Contra Costa Times
This is a guidebook series that always seems to inspire smiles...You feel, looking at them, as if you could close the book and step into the street.
New York Times
Each book is a visual as well as informational feast about a particular place.
New York Daily News
Each new Eyewitness Guide adds more of the world to this wonderfully visual series.... What sets these guides apart from others is their striking, three-dimensional cutaways of key sites.
Dallas Morning News
Hats off to DK for the Eyewitness Travel Guides...[they] raise the bar for all others.
U.S. News & World Report
Both novice and experienced travelers will be captivated.
US News & World Report
For comprehensive advice that is attractively presented, publisher Dorling Kindersley's guides for serious travelers are tough to beat.
Travel & Leisure
Encyclopedic in scope, it's meant to be used before, during, and after your stay.
Sky Magazine
The best travel guides ever.
New York Times Syndicate
Eyewitness Travel Guides are marvels of writing, color photography and illustration. What makes these so special is their thoroughness.
North American Press Syndication
Eyewitness Travel Guides, considered to be the world's best travel resource to over 30 destinations around the world, make it easier to plan a splendid vacation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564585035
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Series:
Eyewitness Travel Guides Series
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
4.98(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.61(d)

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