Straggling gothic streets take visitors past fairy-tale castles, palaces and churches, over ornate bridges and up flights of narrow steps to views over rooftops, domes and spires. Discover Hradcany Castle, the old Jewish ghetto, Charles Bridge, and Wenceslas Square. This guide is well-mapped and includes places to stay, bars, clubs and restaurants.
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Prague is a topsy-turvy world of Baroque color and Gothic gloom that even decades of Communist rule could not dispel. Its fairy-tale castle floats above a crooked old town peppered with graceful spires and dreamy bridges, while post-Velvet Revolution Prague glitters today with renewed vigor. Pack your senses of humor, adventure and romance and head for Bohemia.This guide is packed with ideas - for a romantic weekend, a night at the opera, or for seeing communist-era Prague. It takes you off the tourist trail to the Prague only the locals know - from cellar beer halls to hill-top café terraces.Inside you'll find personal recommendations and insider knowledge to help you find the best of the city, from hidden Baroque gardens and palaces to the Gothic goldmine of St. Wenceslas' chapel. 80 hotels and 155 restaurants, plus bars and clubs, jazz venues, festivals, puppet theaters and concert halls are all personally review. There are 16 detailed maps,14 pages of full-color maps with grid-references to help you find all the sights and recommendations in this guide as well as guided walks and itineraries that take you in the footsteps of Kafka up Petrin Hill and around the Art Nouveau city. (5 x 8 1/2, 304 pages, color photos, maps)
Sadakat Kadri has won the Shiva Naipaul prize for travel writing. He is a qualified New York attorney and a practicing barrister in the UK. He lived in Prague for two years and is the co-author of Prague Budapest.
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