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Babies on the Tower and on Kampa

With its height of 216 meters, the Žižkov Television Tower is the tallest building in Prague. It attracts attention from afar, but...

Lioness (Jaroslav Róna)

Sculptor Jaroslav Róna is one of the most significant sculptors whose works can be seen in Prague's public space. I think...

The Mirror Chapel and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

If you walk along the Charles Bridge from the Lesser Town to the Old Town and then on to the Old Town...

Manhole Covers for Reminding of Communist Oppression

On Kampa Island, there are special manhole covers near the outer wall of Museum Kampa. Actually, they are...

A Small Dog Weighing 4 Tons

For two weeks only, a giant statue of a dog called "Small Dog" will be exhibited on a boat on the Vltava. A giant...

Paving Stones To Honor the Memory of the Jews

"Stones of the disappeared" or "stones that you must not miss" are brass cubes with the names of Jews who perished during...

Music Concreted in Motion

In 2021, the Czech Philharmonic celebrated 125 years since its foundation - paradoxically at a time when all culture was inactive. Because of the...

Why Prague Main Railway Station Is and Isn’t Named After the...

There are two most important railway stations in the center of Prague. Both are named after presidents, one after the Czech one, the other...

Dancers Without Horses

When you enter the garden of the St. Agnes Monastery in the Old Town, you will immediately be surrounded by calm. This...

Could Socrates Have Been in Prague? No, He Was More Than...

The well-known quote "I know that I know nothing." is attributed to the philosopher Socrates. We don't know if he actually said...

More Than a Century-Old Carousel With Horses on Letná

On Letná, the famous historical carousel, on which people could ride as early as 1894, has spun again. It will be in operation from...

Coffee in the Pool Where the “Good Soldier Švejk” Used to...

The 91st Infantry Regiment of the Austro-Hungarian Army was based in the barracks in Karlín. It is probably safe to say that...

David Černý’s Peeing Figures

Sculptor David Černý drew attention to himself for the first time in 1990, when he was 23 years old. That's when he...

Kooperativa Insurance Company Exhibition Hall and Why Its Director Flies Like...

At the Kooperativa insurance company headquarters in Karlín, you can see paintings from its collection at individual thematic exhibitions. Kooperativa thus continued...

House At the Golden Grape

The New World (Nový svět) has its own unmistakable charm. A quiet, peaceful location, in close proximity...

Shelter (František Skála)

The Shelter of the sculptor František Skála in the garden of St. Agnes Monastery looks like a house from a fairy tale. The gardens...

“Mazačka”

There are 785 streetcars in Prague. They are interchangeable - just change the route number and the streetcar...

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