The city of Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. It is also the largest, meaning that it offers many well-known tourist attractions. If you want to experience the culture of this place, there are numerous galleries, theatres and cinema’s, as well as over ten top museums in which to soak up the history. Great places to visit are also Prague Castle, the Lennon Wall, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and the Jewish Quarter. Prague also has a lovely continental climate, so summer is the best time to visit.
A lot of the culture found in this great city is influenced by Franz Kafka. Born in Prague in 1883, Kafka was a German-language novelist. Often regarded as one of the best novelists of the twentieth century, he exerted much influence over the city of his birth. His novels were often critical of society at the time, for example his work ‘the Metamorphoses’ which examined modern society in a metaphorical way. There is a ‘Kafka Museum’ as well as plaques and a statue of the writer in the center of Dusni Street.
So Kafka’s Prague is everywhere in this city, and is very interesting to experience. If you want to find out more about him, the house where he was born now features an exhibition about this great man. This is located in the old Town Square, near the Church of St Nicholas.
With regards to eating out in Prague, there is a lot of choice. The types of food which are available range from traditional to fusion, and an affordable area is Jesefov, just north of the Old Town Square. Traditional cuisine features meat as a common part of the meal, Czechs love beef, pork, and duck especially. Also popular are dumplings, goulash and potatoes, as well as other tasty delights. If you want a quick and simple meal though, Wenceslas Square in the New Town features many fast-food options where you can quickly grab a bite to eat.
There is a lot to see and do in Prague, from great food to culture and entertainment. If you are planning a visit, be sure to check out My Destination Prague, to find out more.
By Rosalea Collinge