Prague Attractions

Prague Old Jewish Cemetery

The Prague Old Jewish Cemetery This actually was not the first Jewish Cemetery in the city. Following the expulsion of the Jewish community during the crusades, several large families chose to settle in what is now the New Town area of the city but from the early 15th Century were then relocated back into what … Read More

Prague powder gate, a gothic structure with a neo-renaissance facade

Prague Powder Gate

Prague Powder Gate – Gothic, Neo-Renaissance and Mission Impossible In Czech it’s called “Prasna Brana” so the literal translation is the Powder Gate (not Powder Tower). A statement of power and more practically, also a customs office, it replaced the much older “Mountain Gate” which had been part of the original old town defences but … Read More

Charles University in Prague

The Charles University – Third Oldest University in Europe The university has faculties spread throughout the city so when people talk about a single location it’s usually the Karolinum, the headquarters and oldest part of the Charles University. It is not the sort of place that you visit because apart from a small exhibition centre … Read More

John Lennon Wall Prague

John Lennon Wall

John Lennon Wall in Prague – A History One of many in the world, the John Lennon Wall in Mala Strana is one of the “cool” places to visit in the city and everybody wants a picture from here but the history is no less interesting. Post 1948 the wall of the compound of the … Read More

Prague Dancing House

The Prague Dancing House – Fred and Ginger This building was opened in 1996 and a year later it was still a hot topic of conversation as to whether it was suitable for this location. True, all the buildings surrounding it were built between 1870 and 1890 but can anybody realistically believe that any “new” … Read More