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By Mark Baker, Neil Wilson, Lonely Planet

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Don’t Miss... � Antonín Langweil’s impressively distinct scale version of Prague � Manes’ attractive calendar wheel Practicalities � Muzeum hlavního města Prahy � Offline map � 224 816 773 � www. muzeumprahy. cz � Na Poříčí fifty two, Karlin � adult/child 120/50Kč � 9am-6pm Tue-Sun � Florenc Wenceslas sq. & round Wenceslas sq. sq. Offline map Google map See click on right here . nationwide Museum Museum See click on the following . Lucerna Palace structure Offline map Google map (Palác Lucerna; www. lucerna. cz; Vodičkova 36; three, nine, 14, 24) the main based of Nové Město’s many purchasing arcades runs throughout the art-nouveau Lucerna Palace (1920), among Štěpánská and Vodičkova streets. The advanced was once designed by means of Václav Havel (grandfather of the ex-president), and remains to be partly owned through the family members. It contains theatres, a cinema, outlets, a rock membership and a number of other cafes and eating places. within the marbled atrium hangs artist David Černý’s sculpture Kun Offline map Google map (Horse), a wryly a laugh counterpart to the equestrian statue of St Wenceslas in Wenceslas sq.. the following St Wenceslas sits astride a horse that's decidedly useless; Černý by no means reviews at the which means of his works, yet it’s secure to imagine that this Wenceslas (Václav in Czech) is a connection with Václav Klaus, former major minister and now president of the Czech Republic. The neighbouring Novák Arcade, attached to the Lucerna and riddled by means of a maze of passages, has considered one of Prague’s best art-nouveau facades (overlooking Vodičkova), entire with mosaics of state existence. Museum of Communism Museum Offline map Google map (Muzeum Komunismu; 224 212 966; www. muzeumkomunismu. cz; Na Příkopě 10; adult/concession/child lower than 10yr 190/150Kč/free; 9am-9pm; Můstek) It’s tough to consider a extra ironic web site for a museum of communism – in an 18th-century aristocrat’s palace, among a on line casino on one facet and a McDonald’s at the different. prepare via an American expat and his Czech accomplice, the museum tells the tale of Czechoslovakia’s years in the back of the Iron Curtain in images, phrases and a desirable and sundry assortment of…well, stuff. The empty retailers, corruption, worry and double-speak of lifestyles in socialist Czecho-slovakia are good conveyed, and there are infrequent photographs of the Stalin monument that when stood on Letná terrace – and its mind-blowing destruction. be sure you watch the video approximately protests top as much as the Velvet Revolution: you’ll by no means consider it as a pushover back. Na Příkopě road Offline map Google map ( Můstek) Na Příkopě (On the Moat), besides Revoluční (Revolution), 28. října (28 October 1918; Czechoslovak Independence Day) and Národní třída (National Ave), follows the road of the moat that when ran alongside the foot of megastaré Město’s urban partitions (the moat was once crammed in on the finish of the 18th century). Na Příkopě meets Wenceslas sq. at Na Můstku (On the Little Bridge). A small stone bridge as soon as crossed the moat right here – you'll see a last arch within the underground front to Můstek metro station, at the left simply earlier the price tag machines.

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