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Prague

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Kampa Museum
Set on the river bank with exquisite views is a stunningly designed space housing a thorough collection of much of the region's best modern art. The wonderful ground-floor cafe is an excellent reason to visit, even if the art of Kupka and Gutfreund i
Darling Cabaret
Its expansive size and themed decor will make you feel like you've walked into another world. Beware of taxi drivers who say they haven't heard of it, the club refuses to pay them commission and hence they are reluctant to visit it.
U Maliru
The oldest restaurant in the city, U Maliru offers fine French cuisine and a beautiful romantic setting.
Lucerna Passage
If it wasn't for the wonderful statue of St Wenceslas sitting astride an upside down horse, hanging from the ceiling, not many people would visit the Lucerna Passage. However, a lack of decent shops, lighting or even bargains is a bit down-heartening
Shooting & Hunting
Something different for a weekend away: try a day stalking deer and wild boar, or have them driven at you. There is always some element of risk involved, so it's not really recommended for those who have never handled a rifle or shotgun.
Flying
One way to really understand the lay of the land is from the air, either take an hour to glide gracefully in a hot-air balloon over the still countryside or take a whistle-stop tour in a twin-prop plane. Relatively cheap for the experience.
DOX Centre for Contemp. Art
One of the newer galleries in Prague, the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art has proved popular.
Lary Fary
Part of a new breed of restaurants trying to appeal to all and sundry. From Brazilian-style churascos to Greek meze Japanese sushi and Italian pastas the feel is truly international. An upmarket clientele come for the surprisingly good global fare.
Rudolfinum
Situated on the eastern bank of the Vltava is the home of the Czech Philharmonic and associated music schools. Gallery exhibitions of contemporary artists and a charming cafe make up the rest of the building sitting on Jana Palacha Square.
K5
The premier knocking shop in town the club is home to some of the city's best looking girls. High-tech computers allow you to choose exactly who you want to entertain you and in which room. Plus it shows up as a restaurant on your credit card, appare
Savic Hotel
Set in a Medieval building, hidden away from the bustle of the Old Town, the Savic Hotel is dreamy, Gothic place to stay.
Grand Cafe Orient
Light and airy this cafe and its balcony can provide you with a much needed rest after a shopping spree. Don't miss out on the large selection of delicious Czech pancakes that the menu has to offer.
Narodni Divadlo
Undoubtedly one of the city's most impressive buildings, the National Theatre's splendour adorns the river bank as the golden roof shimmers in the evening sun. A programme of traditional and avant-garde shows are hosted in the splendid interior.
Old Town Square
The wonderful Baroque townhouse facades are mixed with the impossibly sharp, pointing towers of the Gothic Tyn and the sprawling mass of the Jan Husa Monument in the centre of the cobbles. A magical place, but beware the tourist hordes.
Charles Bridge
Bridging the fast-flowing waters of the Vltava, the 14th Century construct has been the scene of many of the most famous films shot in Prague. Best visited at night or very early in the morning when the tourists and tat-peddlars haven't descended.
Smetana Hall
An ideal night out for classical music and opera fans or anybody else looking for a relaxed and classy evening out. Book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
U Prince
U Prince's roof terrace has some of the most beautiful views across the Old Town, it beats the pavement cafe that draws crowds for coffee waiting for the astronomical clock to chime and the morality play to begin.
Parachuting
There's little to beat the feeling of hurling yourself out of an airplane. As the 'chute opens and you drift gently towards the earth in the silence, it is a truly orgasmic experience. Alternatively, strap yourself to an instructor and let him do the
Cross Club
Cross Club claims to be the home of alternative culture in the city, and its claim is fairly well founded, for this spot is certainly the most eclectic of Prague's clubs. 
Kolkovna
If it's a beer hall with charming decor and relaxed ambiance that you're looking for then Kolkovna is the place for you. Tucked away from the main tourist drag, there is a selection of beers and traditional dishes to suit everyone.
Royal Way
If any of Bohemia's great monarchs could see what has become of the once Royal Way today, they would surely rise from their mausoleums and restore some national pride into this mawkish tourist track.
Goldfingers
Goldfingers is the Rolls Royce of Prague's adult establishments, a salubrious basement club with strict policies and tight securities employ the most attractive girls in Prague. The drinks are expensive, as are the dances - but it's worth every penny
Klementinum
Part of the National Library, concerts are held in the Mirror Chapel on a daily basis. Built in 1720, the chapels marble, gilded stucco and wall-to-floor and ceiling mirrors make this a memorably romantic candlelit concert venue.
U Modre Kachnicky 2
The Blue Duck is one of Prague's more charming Czech restaurants. Set in the Old Town, a few minutes from the main square and in the heart of the tourist mass, it is somewhat surprising to find a local restaurant of this quality.
U Zlate Studne
Franz Kafka Museum
For literary ignoramuses and fans alike, the museum dedicated to the Czech Republic's most famous writer is well worth a visit. The curators have tried to bring the surrealism of Kafka's novels to life. We think he would thoroughly approve.
Pariz
Like much of the world in the late 19th Century everything French, in particular Parisian was seen as the height of the civilized world. Therefore it's not surprising one of Prague's grande dame hotels has the look, name and feel of a Parisian hotel.
U Medvidku
An authentic traditional Czech beer Hall in the centre of town. As yet not too touristy, but enjoy the relaxed atmosphere while it lasts.
Marionette Theatre
One of Prague's longest-running shows, this incredibly energetic and eccentric performance with traditional marionettes is not to be missed.
U Zlate Studne
U Zlate Studne's French/International cuisine is well thought of in Prague, however, the restaurant's real selling point is the spectacular panorama from the terrace over the Old Town. This is coupled with a tranquil location and a sophisticated clie
Kavarna Obecni Dum
The Kavarna is housed in the Municipal House, one of Prague's finest Art Nouveau buildings, consequently it draws crowds of tourists rightly wowed by the architecture and design. This makes it expensive and creates a slightly sterile atmosphere.
Atlas
Let's not beat around the bush (so to speak), nightclub in Czech means brothel. These mass-market stag-party enticing establishments are all about a quick turnover, good service and attractive girls.
Grosseto Marina
Grosseto Marina, the newest branch of the chain of restaurants in Prague, offers a reliable and affordable Italian meal.
Prague Castle
Prague Castle enormous structure, dominating the hill above the Old Town is a seemingly endless complex of museums, galleries, stables and a cathedral. It is the cathedral which so imposes on the skyline and is illuminated so wonderfully at night.
Parnas
Parnas has many things going for it, a wood panneled Art Deco room, breathtaking evening views, proximity ot the National Theatre, and last, but not least, a gourmet Czech menu. Glamourous, elegant and definitely worth a visit.
Stavovske Divadlo
You'll soon begin to realise the greatest event to hit the city was Mozart's premiere of Don Giovanni. Every year they have a Don Giovanni season for a month. If this is too high-brow you can go and see a puppet version around the corner.
U Zlateho Kola
Close to its stylish companion the Neruda, the Golden Wheel is a seamless blend of the old and the new. Sophisticated simple modern furnishings sit under painted ceilings and quadripartite vaults.
Manes Gallery
Since its construction in 1930, the Manes Gallery has become one of the most photographed sights in Prague.
Mucha Museum
With over 100 pieces of art, from drawings and posters to paintings, the Mucha Museum is a valuable insight, not only to the Art Nouveau movement, but also to the prodigious talent of one of Prague's favourite sons.

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