Pragueby 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, 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.
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