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One of the most distinct buildings of Prague, the Žižkov Television Tower, went through a complex reconstruction from 2011 to 2012. This undoubtedly unique tower is the highest Prague building.
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The famous Slav Epic will be once again available to the public in Prague. From May 2012, fans of Alfons Mucha can visit an exhibition inspired by Slavic mythology and the history of the Czech nation.
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Easter holidays in the Czech Republic
Are you wondering where to head to for your holidays this spring? Well, why not try the Czech Republic. Spring is the most attractive season here!
Spring is one of the best times to enjoy a break in Prague. The city’s trees are in blossom, and people are busy preparing for the traditional spring festivities. Prague’s parks and squares fill with Easter markets. So head out into the streets of Prague and enjoy the first warming rays of sunlight.
Easter markets on the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square
The Easter markets which take place on the Old Town Square have a centuries-long tradition and include many cultural events and performances by folk ensembles from across the nation. Wenceslas Square was once old Prague’s main marketplace, but today it only serves this purpose at special times of the year such as Easter.
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At Easter markets you will definitely see people decorating so-called ‘kraslice’ (painted Easter eggs decorated using a variety of techniques) and other folk traditions and handicrafts such as ‘pomlázka’ weaving (a whip made of willow branches), glass production, wood carving and traditional lace making.
A spring stroll through Prague
At Easter time it is as though the city’s parks and gardens spring back into life. Enjoy the first rays of sunshine and head out for a stroll or even a skate around the green areas of Prague:
A cable-car leads to the very top of the hill, where it is possible to visit the Štefánik Observatory (www.observatory.cz), the Hall of mirrors and chiefly the Petřín Tower, a miniature copy of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Following the paths through the parks and orchards below the tower only adds to the romantic atmosphere.
Vrtba Garden (Vrtbovská zahrada)
A palace garden with an intimately romantic atmosphere just below the Petřín Hill, the Vrtba Garden is also the location for outdoor chamber concerts in the summer months.
Wallenstein Garden (Valdštejnská zahrada)
Hvězda [Star] summer palace and game park
The star-shaped Renaissance summer palace Hvězda, surrounded by a former game park of the same name, is the ideal place for a pleasant stroll.
Letná Plain (Letenská pláň)
A fascinating view of the medieval heart of Prague, along with outdoor seating over coffee or beer, is offered from the park atop Letná plain.
Ladronka Park, with its modern skating track and skate and cycle hire centre, is just 15 minutes from central Prague.