Prague and Croatia
Collected by Erica Fischer-Colbrie
119 08 Prague 1, Czechia
After strolling through the Prague Castle complex and seeing the Cathedral and square, the traveler is further rewarded with a beautiful view of the city from a high point. Parts of Lesser Town can be seen among the sea of red-orange rooftops and...
Prague 1, Czechia
I can't imagine there being a more beautiful city architecturally than Prague. I bought a "tower pass" to climb all the towers of Prague. It may have cost as much as 200 CZK but was well worth it for the exercise and for views like this. The...
Prague 1, Czechia
Walk through the beautiful city of Prague and take in the sights while making your way to the river which surrounds the city. Be sure to stop by the Black Light Theater while you await your ferry ride. Once the sun begins to set find the nearest...
Ovocný trh 19, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
Prague’s Grand Café Orient is the only cubist-designed space of its kind in the world. It occupies the first floor of the House of the Black Madonna, designed in 1911 by modernist architect Josef Gočár. Renovated in 2005, the...
V Kotcích 516/15, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
Na Kampě 508/15, 118 00 Praha-Malá Strana, Czechia
On most days in Prague, it feels like every tourist in town has gathered on the Charles Bridge. And for good reason — this 14th-century cobblestone span crosses the Vltava River, connecting the Old Town with the Lesser Town (Mala...
Masarykovo nábřeží, 110 00 Praha 1, Czechia
When planning my trip to Prague I was looking for a hotel that had a good, central location from which I could easily walk to many of the city's points of interest. It was then that I happened upon the Boat Hotel Matylda! Floating on the Vltava...
Náměstí Míru 341/15, Vinohrady, 120 00 Praha-Praha 2, Czechia
Alphonse Mucha, one of the most famous artists of the Art Deco period hailed from Prague, and his influence remains visible all over the city. The Smetana Hall is an exquisite architectural example of the decadence of Deco. Even if you don't get...
Malostranské nám., 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana, Czechia
Lesser Town Square was originally the spot for the poor and "non-royalty", but now it's a tourist and shopping mecca with the Charles Bridge connecting it to the rest of classic Prague. We did not venture into the church, but I thought it was...
Prokopské údolí 258/1, 158 00 Praha 5-Jinonice, Czechia
If you have a free afternoon, Prokopské údolí is a beautiful natural escape only 20 minutes outside the center of Prague. Rivers, fields, forests, flowers — Prokopské údolí has all the essentials. Wear good walking shoes, pack some snacks and head...
Strahovské nádvoří 1/132, 118 00 Praha 1, Czechia
One of the most spectacular libraries in the world is at the Strahov Monastery in Prague. While it is a bit off the beaten path for most tourists, it really is a must-see. Over 125,000 classic and rare books fill floor-to-ceiling bookshelves at...
Karoliny Světlé 34, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
If you are looking for a quiet place to relax away from the thick crowds of central Prague, try Bethlehem Square. A 5-minute walk from Old Town Square, it is a quiet, calm refuge hidden away from the tourists. Named after Bethlehem Chapel...
Zámecké schody 190/10, 118 00 Praha-Malá Strana, Czechia
When I stumbled upon this cozy nook of a store on the way to Prague Castle, it was one of the highlights of my entire trip. Not only was it a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, I left with an invaluable souvenir - my own personal fragrance. This...
Husova 10/232, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
Spend a little time outside capital city Prague, and you will quickly discover the Czechs' love of beer. The vast countryside is covered with hop-growing contraptions and monstrous signs advertising the national brews. After touring the country...
Hvězdova 1716/2b, 140 00 Praha 4, Czechia
Dinner choices in Prague are varied but there are a lot of good quality places for the discerning foodie. Always on the lookout for something unusual and innovative, I tried Aureole Fusion Restaurant and Lounge which is on top of the City Tower in...
Václavské nám. 802/56, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
This place is like nothing I've ever seen before, drinks are delivered to your table by miniature trains that run through tracks across the restaurant! The first round of drinks my friend and I both ordered mojitos, once they arrived we were so...
V Kolkovně 908/7, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
One juggling act travellers face is simple – when choosing a restaurant do you go for something close to the reassuring familiarity of the tourist centre or do you opt for the off-the-beaten-path recommendation? In Prague, the two are not mutually...
Jakubská 649/8, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
This five-star concept hotel—the Czech outpost of the trendy French franchise—delivers on its promise of Asian-inspired luxury while artfully avoiding the tackiness that can sometimes creep into a theme hotel. The Parisian-based brand...
Na Kampě 8b, 118 00 Praha-Malá Strana, Czechia
The Kampapark Restaurant on the banks of the Vltava river just off the Charles Bridge is normally not known for its ambience, but ask for a table in the greenhouse room (off the canal) and you will be very impressed. The food is excellent and this...
Vodičkova 677/10, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia
My absolute favourite bar in the world. Vinarna U Sudu isa subterranean brick-vaulted space. We found it to be a great place to get local beers. Open until the wee hours of the night/day, this bar and its numerous levels underground made for quite...
Crijevićeva ul. 9, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Climb the grand baroque staircase and pass the Jesuit church, cross Gundulić Square, and follow the COLD DRINKS WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEW signs. Then, yes, walk through the walls. Buža translates to “a hole-in-the-wall,” and a...
years of Venetian influence have helped create the amazing gem of walled Dubrovnik in Croatia. we were touring the palace/historic administrative center and were prohibited from photography - but I wanted a sense of the history and culture and...
Ul. Pred Dvorom 3, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
The most important public building in the time of the Ragusan Republic, the Rector’s Palace was home to Dubrovnik's ruler during his one-month mandate, the period when he was separated from his family to focus solely on matters of state. An...
Ul. Pred Dvorom, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Don't pay for water in Dubrovnik, you'd be wasting money and an opportunity to drink some great tasting natural spring water. Bring a small water bottle and fill up as needed from the ornately carved fountains around town. The grandest fountain,...
Brsalje ul. 3, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Right by the Pile Gate, in a beautifully restored maritime school, Restaurant Nautika feels special even before you taste the food. With mesmerizing views of Kolorina Bay beyond and Lovrijenac Fortress looming overhead, this elegant...
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