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Vyšehrad Cemetery & Slavin tomb


K Rotundě, Vyšehrad, Praha 2

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The renowned cemetary was founded in 1869 on the grounds of Vyšehrad Castle. It is the final resting place of many composers, artists, sculptors, writers, and those from the world of science and politics (e.g. Alfonz Mucha, Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák...). The centrepiece of the cemetery, called Slavín, was designed by Antonín Wiehl, and it is a large and notable tomb located within Vyšehrad cemetery.

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Museum ŠKODA Mladá Boleslav (out of Prague)


tř. Václava Klementa 294, 293 60 Mladá Boleslav

webnew.skoda-auto.com phone+420 326 832 038

Located 45 km to the north of Prague in town Mladá Boleslav, museum shows by a fascinating way one of the oldest and most traditional automobile brands in the world. On the 1800 m2 of the exhibition area ŠKODA Muzeum brings the past to life in an authentic place, namely the former production halls, where cars were made as late as in 1928. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

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Petřín hill (park)


Petřín, Praha 1

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Petřín - the steep, green hill - is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in Prague, located near Strahov monastery and Prague Castle. You can walk or go up by a cable car. Beside the amazing panoramatic view you will find on the top the Petřín tower, Mirror maze and Planetarium. The Petrin Observation Tower was built as a mini version of the Eiffel tower in 1891 and is still has one of the best views of the entire city. For Praguers, Petřín park is the place for lovers. There is a very old tradition for couples to go there every year on the 1st of May and kiss each other under blooming tree cherry branches.

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Mucha Museum


Kaunický Palác, Panská 7, 110 00 Praha 1

webmucha.cz phone +420 224 216 415

Mucha Museum, dedicated to the life and work of the world-acclaimed Czech ART NOUVEAU artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), is housed in the Baroque Kaunický Palace in the very heart of Prague. A selection of over 100 exhibits comprising paintings, photographs, charcoal drawings, pastels, lithographs and personal memorabilia provides a privileged view into the universe of the artist who is most widely known for the posters he executed for the famous Parisian actress Sarah Bernhardt.

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St. Vitus Cathedral (Prague Castle)


Třetí nádvoří Pražského hradu 48/2, Prague 1

webkatedralasvatehovita.cz phone+420 224 372 434

Its soaring spires visible from all over Prague, the Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral is one of the most impressive cathedrals in Europe. Construction on the present building began in 1344 under the reign the Bohemian King and emperor of Holy Roman empire Charles IV. and was not completed until the 20th century. It’s the seat of the Archbishop of Prague and the place where saints, kings, princes and emperors of Bohemia are buried.

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Old Jewish Cemetery


Široká, 110 00 Praha 1

webjewishmuseum.cz phone+420 222 749 211

Established in the 1st half of the 15th cent. Along with the Old-New Synagogue, it is one of the most important hictoric sites in Prague´s Jewish Town. The oldest tombstone, which marks the grave of the poet and scholar Avigdor Karo, dates from the year 1439. Burials took place in the cemetery until 1787. Today it contains some 12,000 tombstones, al though the number of persons buried here is much greater. Closed on Saturdays.

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Strahov Monastery


Strahovské nádvoří 1/132, 118 00 Praha 1

webstrahovskyklaster.cz phone+420 233107711

One of the oldest monasteries of the Premonstratensian Order in the world, founded in 1143. The source and centre of the life is the convent. The famous Library and the reopened Picture Gallery are cultural institutions proving to the world that the Strahov Premonstratensians have always cared for the development of culture and education.

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Cirk La Putyka


Komunardů 30, Praha 7

weblaputyka.cz phone+420 775 071 110

Founded in 2009 in the Czech Republic, La Putyka became a very popular contemporary circus which has been trying to transcend the lines between acrobatics, dance, puppetry, sport and concert. Every performance is based on a specific theatre poetics and story. Beside Prague La Putyka had sucessful shows e.g. in Shanghai, Australia, Brazil or France. La Putyka cooperates with famous world esembles such as Maksim Komaro, Tilde Björfors, Daniel Gulko, lectures of Cirque du Soleil or French National Cirk school.

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Laterna Magica - black theatre


Národní 4, 110 00 Praha 1

webnarodni-divadlo.cz phone+420 224 931 482

The first multimedia theatre ever. The non-verbal performances are a combination of dance, film and black theatre. Laterna Magika is considered key in the development of modern Czech theatre. The absolutely great experience. Especially performace "Wonderful circus" and "Casanova" are highly recommended by BTF!

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