Streetwise Maps STREETWISE Map Prague
Description Streetwise Maps STREETWISE Map Prague
Prague, like a phoenix rising from the ashes of Communism, has become one of Europe’s most popular destinations, for business and pleasure. The 1100 year old Prague castle watches over the compact medieval center city from its perch high above the city. The cobblestone streets of the Stare Mesto are charming and romantic, flanked by ornate houses from the 14th – 17th century. Inside these houses are the offices of entrepreneurs from all over the world who have seized the opportunity of Prague’s growing business climate. Beauty on the outside, business on the inside – it makes an intriguing combination. The film industry has capitalized on this using Prague as a backdrop for movies as diverse as Amadeus and Mission Impossible.
The stretch from the district of Prague Castle down to and across the Charles Bridge is an unforgettable walk. With the STREETWISE® Prague Map in hand, make your way from Golden Lane, a row of tiny homes and workshops dating back to the 16th century past Valdstejnská zahrada (the Wallenstein Gardens), baroque gardens tucked behind the high walls of the Wallenstein Palace; and across Charles Bridge built in 1357 and lined with the statues of saints. There are the five other historic districts of Prague: Hradcany, home to the Loreta Church and the Loreta Treasure, sacred objects from the 16th-18th centuries; Mala Strana, the Lesser Town or Small Quarter; Staré Mesto, the old gothic quarter of Old Town; Nove Mesto or New Town; Josefov, the former Jewish ghetto dating back to the 13th century; and Vysehrad, an area of landscaped gardens and castle ruins said to be the seat of Czech Princes in the 11th century. The whole maze of streets connecting the first five districts is best explored on foot. A Prague Metro map, included in our STREETWISE® Prague Map shows the way to Vysehrad.
An evening in Prague is a buffet of lively offerings. Whether you are into tasting a frosty Pilsner beer in a back street café, seeing an opera at the Estates Theatre, where Mozart premiered Don Giovanni in 1787 or relaxing with a classic music concert played in one of the many Baroque churches, Prague will tempt you to remain awake long into the night.
The index of hotels, palaces, churches, restaurants, metro and more on our STREETWISE® Prague Map will insure you are well taken care of while visiting the city.
STREETWISE® Prague Map 2011
Main Prague Map 1:10,000
Prague Metro Map N/A
8.5 inches by 4 inches
8.5 inches by 27 inches
Prague Map ISBN
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