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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

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

Prague Jazz Boat

Prague Jazz Boat Summer is here and people are enjoying outside eating, boat trips and live music. So what about enjoying all three at the same time? The Prague Jazz Boat is a 2.5 hour river cruise including a welcome drink and a Jazz concert. The Jazz style is usually contemporary and the bands often … Read More

scenic view of prague navalis festival may 15th

Navalis Prague Festival

Navalis Prague Festival May 15th is the Feast of Jan Nepomuk (ST John’s Festival) so what’s special about the Navalis festival? Well for a start it’s a 300 year-old river regatta festival, it happens only once a year on May 15th and it’s the largest Baroque festival on water in the world. When you visit … Read More