Prague (Blue Guides Series)

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Not only a comprehensive practical guide to this popular destination, Blue Guide Prague is also a terrific cultural companion to a city with a fabulously rich artistic, architectural, and literary heritage.

Filled with extensive practical information, detailed maps and plans, and helpful suggestions for day trips to the countryside of Central Bohemia.

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Overview

Not only a comprehensive practical guide to this popular destination, Blue Guide Prague is also a terrific cultural companion to a city with a fabulously rich artistic, architectural, and literary heritage.

Filled with extensive practical information, detailed maps and plans, and helpful suggestions for day trips to the countryside of Central Bohemia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393325874
  • Publisher: Blue Guide
  • Publication date: 6/19/2004
  • Series: Blue Guide
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Practical information
Planning your trip 9
When to go 9
National tourist boards 9
Tour operators 10
Passports and formalities 10
Customs 11
Currency and banks 11
Health and insurance 12
Getting there 12
By air 12
By rail 14
By coach 14
By car 14
Where to stay 15
Hotel charges 15
Recommended hotels and pensions 15
Private rooms 21
Hostels and student dormitories 21
Getting around 21
Maps 21
Public transport 22
Cycling 23
Driving 23
Taxis 24
Eating and drinking 24
Dumplings 24
Starters 24
Main courses 25
Desserts 25
Spirits, wine and beer 26
Restaurants 27
Cafes and tea-houses 31
Late-night bars and clubs 33
Cultural events and festivals 37
Events calendar 38
Museums and galleries 38
Churches 40
Additional information 40
Crime and personal safety 40
Electricity 40
English-language bookshops 41
Newspapers 41
Opening hours 41
Public holidays 41
Telephone and postal services 41
Time zone 42
Toilets 42
Tourist information and tour operators 42
Czech words and phrases 43
Background information
History 46
Art and architecture 53
Music 69
Visions of Prague: the city through the eyes of travellers and writers 76
Further reading 82
The Guide
1 The Old Town (Stare Mesto) and the Jewish Quarter (Josefov) 87
Along the Royal Route 87
Old Town Square 93
Karlova 99
The southern Old Town 105
The Jewish Quarter 110
2 The Little Quarter (Mala Strana) 120
Across the Vltava 120
The southern Little Quarter 129
The approach to Prague Castle 133
Petrin Hill 136
3 Prague Castle and the Hradcany 138
The Citadel 138
The Castle District (Hradcany) 154
4 The New Town (Nove Mesto) 160
The northern and eastern New Town 166
The southern and western New Town 172
5 Southern Prague 184
Vysehrad 184
6 Eastern Prague 191
Vinohrady 191
Zizkov 194
7 Western Prague 197
Stresovice 197
Brevnov 198
8 Northern Prague 201
Letna 201
Holesovice 202
Troja 210
9 Days Out 211
Kutna Hora 211
Karlstejn 216
Lidice 217
Index 219
Maps and plans
Metro 224
Central Prague
Stare Mesto 87
Josefov 111
Mala Strana and the Castle District (Hradcany) 121
Prague Castle 141
St Vitus's Cathedral 145
Nove Mesto 161
Southern Prague 185
Eastern Prague 193
Western Prague 198
Northern Prague 201
Kutna Hora 213
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