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Wander the cobblestone streets of Prague's outdated city at twilight. See bankruptcy eight. specific maps all through particular costs, instructions, establishing hours,and different sensible details Candid stories of motels and restaurants,plus points of interest, procuring, and nightlife Itineraries, strolling excursions, and trip-planning rules Insider guidance from neighborhood professional authors

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Students and theaters went on strike, and hundreds of thousands of Praguers began pouring into Wenceslas Square, chanting for the end of Communist rule. Within days, factory workers and citizens in towns throughout the country joined in a general strike. On Wenceslas Square, the protesters jingled their keys, a signal to the Politburo that it was time to go. By the end of the year, the Communist government fell and on New Year’s Eve, Havel, joined by Dubček, gave his first speech as president of a free Czechoslovakia.

128). For Secession, check out the turn-of-the19th-century apartment buildings in Josefov, along Pařížská and around the former Jewish quarter. You can’t help but notice the inlaid jewel- and tile-work embedded into the facades like a finely crafted jewelry box. Cubism came a few years later and like Art Nouveau was a reaction to the sterility of the 19th century. Cubism was a purely Czech invention that never caught on 25 2 ART & ARCHITECTURE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC Baroque 19th-Century Neoclassical & Other “Neos” P R AG U E & T H E C Z E C H R E P U B L I C I N D E P T H Old Royal Palace, there’s the Týn Church, the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock, and even the foundations of Charles Bridge itself (but not the statues—they came later).

2. Lady Carneval, Karel Gott. One of the best-known songs from the 1960s by a Czech crooner who’s been likened to Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, and Engelbert Humperdinck all rolled into one. He’s still at it well into his seventh decade. 3. Porcelánový prasata (Piggy Bank), Kabát. Don’t blast this through your ear buds if you want to keep year hearing. This is loud, aggressive rock that touches both an anarchic and nationalistic chord and remains wildly (inexplicably) popular. 4. Srdce (Heart), Kryštof.

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