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  • Praha hlavní nádraží

    Praha hlavní nádraží (abbreviated ') is the largest and most important railway station in Prague in the Czech Republic. It was originally opened in 1871 and named Franz Josef Station after Franz Joseph I of Austria ...

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  • Charles Bridge

    The Charles Bridge (listen) is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century ...

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  • Wenceslas Square

    Wenceslas Square (Czech: Václavské náměstí , colloquially Václavák) is one of the main city squares and the centre of the business and cultural communities in the New Town of Prague, Czech Republic. Many historical events occurred there, and it is a traditional setting for demonstrations, ...

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  • Agnes of Bohemia

    Saint Agnes of Bohemia, O.S.C., , or Agnes of Prague (20 June 1211 2 March 1282), was a medieval Bohemian princess who opted for a life of charity and piety over a life of luxury and comfort. Although she was venerated soon after her death, Agnes was not beatified or canonized for over 700 years. ...

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  • National Theatre (Prague)

    The National Theatre in Prague is known as the Alma Mater of Czech opera, and as the national monument of Czech history and art. The National Theatre belongs to the most important Czech cultural institutions, with a rich artistic tradition which was created and maintained by the most distinguished ...

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  • CERGE-EI

    CERGE-EI is an academic institution that provides an American-style PhD program in economics, a US-chartered Master of Arts program in Applied Economics (the MAE program), and the UPCES study abroad program. CERGE-EI also conducts research in theoretical and policy-related economics ...

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  • Old Town Square (Prague)

    Old Town Square (Czech: Staroměstské náměstí) is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague in the Czech Republic at . Located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge, Prague's Old Town Square is often bursting at the seams with tourists in the summer ...

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  • Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

    The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (abbr. AV ČR) was established in 1992 by the Czech National Council as the Czech successor of the former Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. The Academy is the leading non-university public research institution in the Czech Republic ...

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  • Prague Astronomical Clock

    The Prague Astronomical Clock, or Prague Orloj , is a medieval astronomical clock located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working. about ceremony every hour. ...

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  • Prague pneumatic post

    The Prague pneumatic post (Czech: Pražská potrubní pošta) is the world's last preserved municipal pneumatic post system.Wertheim, Margaret. , New Scientist October 23, 1999; Volume 164; Issue 2209; Section: Features; Page 40 It is an underground system of metal tubes under the wider centre of ...

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  • Prague State Opera

    The Prague State Opera (Czech: Státní opera Praha), is an opera and ballet company in Prague, Czech Republic. The theatre was originally founded in 1888 as the New German Theatre and from 1949 to 1989 it was known as the Smetana Theatre. ...

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  • Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague

    Founded in 1885, the Prague Museum of Decorative Arts is housed in a Neo-Renaissance edifice built in 1897–1901 after the designs of architect Josef Schulz. The Museum’s rich collections include decorative and applied arts and design work ranging from Late Antiquity to the present day, with focus on ...

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  • Old New Synagogue

    The Old New Synagogue situated in Josefov, Prague, is Europe's oldest active synagogue with the Scolanova Synagogue in Italy. It is also the oldest surviving medieval synagogue of twin nave design. Completed in 1270 in gothic style, it was one of Prague's first gothic buildings ...

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  • Wallenstein Palace

    Wallenstein Palace is a Baroque palace in Malá Strana, Prague, currently the home of the Czech Senate. ...

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  • National Gallery in Prague

    The National Gallery in Prague is a state-owned art gallery in Prague, Czech Republic. It is housed in different locations within the city, the largest being the Veletržní Palác. ...

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  • Jewish Museum in Prague

    The Jewish Museum in Prague (Czech: Statní židovské museum) is a museum of Jewish heritage located in Prague, Czech Republic. The Jewish Museum in Prague was founded in 1906 by historian Dr. Hugo Lieben and Dr. Augustin Stein, who later became head of the Prague Jewish Community ...

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  • U Fleků

    U Fleků is a pub and microbrewery in Prague, Czech Republic. It occupies buildings around a central courtyard at Křemencova 11 in New Town, (Praha 1), not far from the National Theatre. The front facade of the building has an old, highly decorated clock above its door. ...

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  • Church of Our Lady before Týn

    The Church of Mother of God before Týn (in Czech Kostel Matky Boží před Týnem, also Týnský chrám (Týn Church) or just Týn), often translated as Church of Our Lady before Týn, is a dominant feature of the Old Town of Prague, Czech Republic, and has been the main church of this part of the city since ...

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  • Bethlehem Chapel

    The Bethlehem Chapel (Betlémská kaple) is a medieval religious building in Prague, Czech Republic notable for its connection with the Czech reformer Jan Hus. It was founded in 1391 by Wenceslas Kriz (known as 'the Merchant'), and John of Milheim, and taught solely in the Czech vernacular, thus ...

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  • Prague Conservatory

    Prague Conservatory, sometimes also Prague Conservatoire, in Czech Pražská konzervatoř, is a Czech secondary school in Prague dedicated to teaching the arts of music and theater acting. ...

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  • Stalin Monument (Prague)

    Stalin's Monument was a massive granite statue honoring Joseph Stalin that was unveiled in 1955 after more than 5½ years of work in Prague, Czechoslovakia. It was the world's largest representation of Stalin, and was destroyed in 1962 ...

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  • Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague

    The Old Jewish Cemetery lies in the Josefov, the Jewish Quarter of Prague in the Czech Republic. It was in use from the early 15th century (the oldest preserved tombstone, the one of Avigdor Kara, dates back to 1439) until 1787 ...

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  • National Technical Museum (Prague)

    The National Technical Museum in Prague is the largest institution dedicated to preserving information and artifacts related to the history of technology in the Czech Republic. The museum was founded in 1908 and has been in its current location (adjacent to Letná Park) since 1941 ...

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  • Estates Theatre

    The Estates Theatre or Stavovské divadlo is a historic theatre in Prague, Czech Republic. The Estates Theatre was annexed to the National Theatre in 1948 and currently draws on three artistic ensembles, opera, ballet, and drama, which perform at the Estates Theatre, the National Theatre (Národní ...

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  • Czech National Bank

    The Czech National Bank (ČNB) is the central bank and financial market supervisor in the Czech Republic with its headquarters in Prague. The Bank's governor is Miroslav Singer. In accordance with its primary objective, the ČNB sets monetary policy, issues banknotes and coins and manages the ...

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  • House of the Black Madonna

    The House of the Black Madonna is a cubist building in the "Old Town" area of Prague, Czech republic. It was designed by Josef Gočár. It is currently in use as a small museum of Cubism and is open to the public ...

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  • Rudolfinum

    The Rudolfinum is a music auditorium in Prague, Czech Republic. It is designed in the neo-renaissance style and is situated on Jan Palach Square on the bank of the river Vltava. ...

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  • Spanish Synagogue (Prague)

    The Spanish Synagogue is a Moorish Revival synagogue built in Prague in 1868 to the design of Vojtěch Ignátz Ullmann. The facade copies the form of the Leopoldstädter Tempel, built in Vienna, Austria, in 1853, a tripartite facade with a tall central section flanked by lower wings on each side ...

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  • High Synagogue (Prague)

    High Synagogue was financed by Mordechai Maisel, and it was finished in 1568, the same year as the Jewish Town Hall. The house was designed by P. Roder in Renaissance style (supervising builder was master Rada). It was designed as a preaching place for councilors of Jewish town hall ...

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  • Karolinum

    Karolinum (formerly Latin: Collegium Carolinum, in Czech Karlova kolej) is a complex of buildings located in the Old Town of the City of Prague.Petráň (2010), p. 11 Karolinum, the seat of the Charles University in Prague, is one of the oldest dormitories situated in the Central Europe ...

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  • Prague Stock Exchange

    The Prague Stock Exchange or PSE (or) is the Czech Republic's main securities market. Although Prague's first exchange opened in 1861, the present-day PSE was established on November 24, 1992, and trading started on April 6, 1993 ...

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  • Jubilee Synagogue

    Jubilee Synagogue , also known as the Jerusalem Synagogue, is a synagogue in Prague, Czech Republic. It is also known as the Jerusalem Synagogue because of its location on Jerusalem Street. It was built in 1906, designed by Wilhelm Stiassny and named in honor of the silver Jubilee of Emperor Franz ...

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  • Sex Machines Museum

    Sex Machines Museum (abbreviated SMM) is a sex museum in Prague, Czech Republic which has a collection of sex devices. Established in 2002, it is located near the Old Town Square. The official website of the Sex Machines Museum describes itself as "an exposition of mechanical erotic appliances, the ...

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  • Museum of Communism, Czech Republic

    The Museum of Communism in Czech Republic , located at Na Příkopě 10 in Prague, Czech Republic, is a museum dedicated to presenting an account of the post–World War II Communist regime in Czechoslovakia in general and Prague in particular ...

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  • Maisel Synagogue

    Maisel Synagogue is a synagogue in Josefov, Prague, Czech Republic. It was built in 1590-1592, designed by Josef Wahl and Juda Goldsmied and paid by Mordechai Maisel. The synagogue burnt down in 1689 and was then rebuilt in baroque style. It was again rebuilt in 1893-1905 ...

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  • Villa Bílek

    The Villa Bílek is a house designed by the Czech sculptor and architect František Bílek in 1911. The villa is located in Hradčany neighbourhood of Prague, Czech Republic, several minutes walk from Hradčanská metro station or Prague Castle ...

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  • Powder Tower

    The Powder Tower (literally "Powder Gate") is a Gothic tower in Prague, Czech Republic and one of the old city gates. It is one of the symbols of Prague, leading into the Old Town. Dating from 1475, the Powder Tower was built as one of 13 gates to the city of Prague ...

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  • New Town Hall (Prague)

    The New Town Hall is the administrative centre of Prague's (medieval) New Town Quarter, or "Nové Město". In 1419 it was the site of the first of the three defenestrations of Prague. ...

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  • Church of St. James the Greater (Prague)

    The Church of St. James in Prague-Old Town, Czech Republic is one of the largest churches in the country. ...

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  • Lennon Wall

    The Lennon Wall or John Lennon Wall, is a wall in Prague, Czech Republic. Once a normal wall, since the 1980s it has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles songs. In 1988, the wall was a source of irritation for the communist regime of Gustáv Husák ...

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  • Kampa Island

    Kampa (also Na Kampě) is an island in the Vltava river in central Prague on the side of Malá Strana. Charles Bridge crosses its northern tip and is connected to the island by the street Ulice na Kampě. It is separated from Malá Strana by a narrow artificial channel to the west called the Devil's ...

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  • Svatopluk Čech Bridge

    Svatopluk Čech Bridge or Čech Bridge (Most Svatopluka Čecha or Čechův most in Czech) is an arch bridge over river Vltava (Moldau) in Prague, Czech Republic. Construction of the bridge started in 1905 and finished in 1908. Its length is 169 m (one of the shortest in Prague) and width is 16 m ...

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  • Jan Hus Memorial

    The Jan Hus Memorial stands at one end of Old Town Square, Prague in the Czech Republic. The huge monument depicts victorious Hussite warriors and Protestants who were forced into exile 200 years after Hus and a young mother which symbolizes national rebirth ...

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  • Petschek Palace

    The Petschek Palace (in Czech Petschkův palác or Pečkárna) is a neoclassicist building in Prague. It was built between 1923 and 1929 by the architect Max Spielmann upon a request from a merchant banker dr. Julius Petschek and was originally called "The Bank House Petschek and Co ...

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  • Jan Palach Square

    Jan Palach Square is a town square in the Old Town of Prague. It is located on right bank of the Vltava River next to the former Jewish Quarter. Unlike other squares in the Old Town, Jan Palach Square was created at the end of 19th century, making it one of the newest ones. ...

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  • Bedřich Smetana Museum

    The Smetana Museum (Muzeum Bedřicha Smetany) in Prague is a museum which is dedicated to the life and works of famous Czech composer Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884). It is situated in the centre of Prague in a small block of buildings right next to Charles Bridge on the right bank of the river Vltava in ...

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  • Na Příkopě

    Na Příkopě (literally "on the moat") is a street in the center of Prague, Czech Republic connecting Wenceslas Square with the Square of the Republic. It separates the Old Town from the New Town, founded in 14th century ...

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  • Museum Kampa

    Museum Kampa is a modern art gallery in Prague, Czech Republic, showing central European (and in particular Czech) work. The pieces are from the private collection of Meda Mladek, wife of Jan V. Mladek. The museum opened in 2003 and is housed in Sova's Mills on the eastern bank of the Kampa Island ...

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  • Kepler Museum

    Kepler Museum in Prague was founded in the International Year of Astronomy, 2009 thanks to the generosity of the owner of the museum's premises Mrs. Jitka Steinwaldová, the professional and organizational support of the Czech Astronomic Society and the Agentura ProVás, and the financial support of ...

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  • Divadlo v Dlouhé

    Divadlo v Dlouhé is a repertoire theatre with a permanent group of actors established in 1996 as a set financed by the Municipality of Prague. The group of actors comprises graduates of the Theatre Academy of Musical Arts, part of the actors have studied in the Department of Alternative and ...

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  • Jewish Ceremonial Hall, Prague

    The Jewish Ceremonial Hall (Obřadní síň in Czech) can be found in the Josefov or Jewish Quarter of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. It was built in 1911-12 under the direction of architect J. Gerstl for the Jewish Burial Society (Hevrah Kaddishah) and is in the neo-Romanesque style ...

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  • Embassy of France, Prague

    The Embassy of France to the Czech Republic is located on Velkopřevorské náměstí, in Malá Strana, Prague, next to Vltava's island Kampa. It occupies the large baroque Buquoy Palace (1719). The ground floor of the Embassy was flooded during the August 2002 floods. ...

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  • Náprstek Museum

    The Naprstek Museum is a museum of Asian, African and American art in the city of Prague. It is part of the Prague National Museum. It was founded by Vojta Náprstek (1826-1894). ...

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