Prague sights. Your must see?

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Jun 17th, 2004, 02:24 PM
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Prague sights. Your must see?

Any advise or tips we may not know for when we visit Prague for a few days in October? I'd like to know if there's anything we just shouldn't miss. Anything better seen in the AM as opposed to PM, etc. Really appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks.
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Jun 17th, 2004, 02:34 PM
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St Nicholas Church, the one in the Mala Strana section (there's at least one other St N)
and it's on the way to Prague Castle, which is another must-see. Don't bother with the audio guide of the Castle, it's boring and very limited in information imo. Bring a Michelin Green guide if you like a lot of architectural and historical info, or hire a guide.

Cross the Charles Bridge at least twice, once in the daytime to see the details on the sculptures (you need to take the bridge to go from one side of the river to the other),and once at night to see all the statues and the Castle lit.

I have a file on Prague, if you'd like to see it email me at
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Jun 17th, 2004, 03:33 PM
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What's on your list so far?
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Jun 17th, 2004, 08:48 PM
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Thanks, Elaine your tips are helpful. I will send you an e-mail later. Appreciate that.
Dave, So far I have Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, St Vitas Cathedral and St Georges Basilica. Also, the building Frank Gehry designed and St Nicholas church. Then generally looking around the old town. Thanks
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Jun 18th, 2004, 04:35 AM
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I would recommend visiting the Jewish Ghetto--in particular the Old Cemetery and the Synagogue attached to it (the other synagogues are nice, but not necessarily worth a visit, IMHO.

For an afternoon break with stellar views of the city, you also should visit Hanasky Pavillion for a drink or two, located in Letna Park.
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Jun 18th, 2004, 04:46 AM
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Or for really good views, try:
- going up the Petrin Tower in Petrin Park (the tower is a mini version of the Eiffel Tower).
- going up one of the towers at each side of the Charles Bridge.
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Jun 18th, 2004, 04:56 AM
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The Alphonse Mucha museum. Small, enlightening and very art deco which fits into the look and feel of many buildings (except Gehry's 'Fred and Ginger' building). Try seeing the Fred and Ginger bldg at night - that's whne it really took on the dancing feel. We had one camera loaded with 1000 speed film to take night/difficult light pictures and it came out great.
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Jun 18th, 2004, 05:15 AM
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take a tour of the Municipal House - it's about an hour but to see the upper galleries you have to take the tour. Be sure to check out the basement also.

http://www.obecni-dum.cz/e_pruvodce.htm
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