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The Czech Republic has been called home by countless literary, arts, music and film figures, from Kafka to Dvořák to Čapek, and continues to be a haven for the classical as well as avant-garde. On top of this rich arts scene, the tumultuous history of the country’s transformation from First Republic, to Communism, to the country we know and love today inspires locals and visitors alike with traditions steeped in history and ancient folklore.

Tips of Things to do (and not do) in Prague

One of the most common refrains in travel writing these days is to “live like a local”. If that’s the case, set your alarm for a full day of office work, followed by running errands and cooking dinner for your family. Sound like a dream vacation? But we get it. The...

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The Most Haunted Places in Prague

Don’t let Prague’s dazzling bridges and charming cobblestone paths fool you—this city has a dark side. Often labeled one of the most haunted places in Europe, Prague was the site of three now-famous defenestrations, and a known meeting place for...

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Urban Legend

Petr Urban is a household name in Prague — but not for reasons you’d expect. As an Olympic medalist who also happens to be the city’s most iconic cartoonist, it’s hard to find something that Urban isn’t good at. Trust us, we tried. In fact, we caught up with the...

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The Greatest Czech Who Never Lived

BY HANNAH BURNS In late 1966, in the small northern Czech town of Liptákov, a mysterious chest was discovered after being buried in the countryside for nearly a century. And by an incredible stroke of luck, this monumentally important moment in Czech history was...

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Galerie La Femme : The Art of Homework

Women have served as eternal muse for artists throughout history, inspiring the likes of Salvador Dali, Matisse, Johannes Vermeer and countless others. So prevalent is the female figure even in contemporary art, that in 2000, Miroslav Lipina opened a gallery just for...

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Janek Rubeš: The Honest Prague Guide

BY TATIANA CIRISANO It’s a Wednesday afternoon in Old Town Square, and the postcard-perfect scene is already swarming with tourists snapping photos of the historic gothic church and medieval astronomical clock. But Janek Rubeš is here on the lookout for one thing...

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The MeetFactory inspires art and music

Driving up Nádražní in the industrial Smíchov district, it’s hard to miss MeetFactory, an industrial building flanked by two enormous fiberglass red cars, hung on either side by two equally enormous nails. The car sculptures, of course, are the work of Prague artist...

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Heart and Sole: The Story of Bata

In the summer of 1895, Zlín shoemaker Tomáš Baťa was broke. To save money, Baťa began making shoes from canvas instead of leather. The desperate move paid off, and the company grew from 10 employees to 50 within a few years. Four years later, Baťa installed its first...

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