Lonely Planet Pocket Prague (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet, Mark Baker
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Lonely Planet's Pocket Prague is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take in Prague's Gothic architecture, hang out an ornate cafe or explore the grand Prague castle; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Prague and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Prague:
- Full-colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Free, convenient pull-out Prague map (included in print version), plus over 16 colour neighbourhood maps
- User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
- Covers Hradcany, Mala Strana, Stare Mesto, Nove Mesto, Petrin Hill, Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, Vinohrady, Zizkov and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Pocket Prague is a colorful, easy-to-use and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a quick trip experience.
- Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Prague's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet's Prague & the Czech Republic guide.
- Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Eastern Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Mark Baker.
About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
techniques he perfected, and even allows visitors a bit of hands-on interaction – you can film yourself on your smartphone against painted backgrounds and 3D models. (Museum of Film Special Effects; %724 341 091; www.muzeumkarlazemana.cz; Saský dvůr, Saská 3; adult/child 200/140Kč; h10am-7pm, last admission 6pm; j12, 20, 22) 1Kampa MuseumGALLERY MAP GOOGLE MAP Housed in a renovated mill building, this gallery is devoted to 20th-century and contemporary art from Central Europe. The
installation called Miminka (Mummy), timed for Prague’s reign as European Capital of Culture in 2000. The babies came down at the end of that year, but the resultant public outcry saw them reinstated, and it seems they’re now a permanent fixture. We're no art critics here, but the babies are sporting slotted faces, like a USB drive, lending at least one interpretation that the installation is intended as a commentary on our over-dependence on media for sustenance. Or maybe not. Come to think of
The grilled octopus and beans starter is a neighbourhood favourite, but we’re partial to the beef or tuna carpaccio. The pastas and main courses are all excellent, and the wine list has lots of affordable Czech and Italian choices. Beautiful, bucolic garden in summer. Reservations recommended. (%233 312 438; www.restaurant-peperoncino.cz; Letohradská 34; mains 180-390Kč; h11am-11pm; v; j1, 8, 12, 25, 26 to Letenské náměstí) lLocal LifeStromovka Park Prague’s largest central park,
around the 6th century. Two separate tribes are said to have established themselves, with the ‘Czechs’ building a wooden fortress near the current Prague Castle, and the Zličani settling at Vyšehrad. The 9th-century Přemysl dynasty built the earliest section of today’s Prague Castle in the 9th century, and also included one Václav, or 'Wenceslas', of ‘Good King’ Christmas-carol fame. The Good Times After the Přemysl dynasty died out, Prague came under the control of the family that eventually
restored 18th-century villa in the middle of a replanted medieval vineyard, this place is aimed squarely at the hordes of tourists thronging up and down the Old Castle Steps. But the setting is special – outdoor tables on terraces with one of the finest views in the city – and the menu of classic Czech dishes doesn’t disappoint. (%257 219 079; www.villarichter.cz; Staré zamecké schody 6; mains 150-300Kč, 3-course dinner 945Kč; h11am-11pm; mMalostranská) 5Lobkowicz Palace CaféCAFE€€ MAP