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Colors of Prague - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Charles Bridge, Prague The local people are friendly and quite sociable. This is particularly true about young citizens of this city. Young people follow active lifestyle, so in the city are opened many various entertainments and nightlife spots, which are always full of visitors. Older citizens usually prefer quieter rest, although it can be also called quite active - countryside travelling and sports remain the favorite pastime of local people.
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Locals are famous for their love to sport. We should say a couple of words about this passion separately. The city’s sports facilities are visited absolutely by people of all ages. On mornings the city’s parks are always full of cyclists and people who came here to make a jog. Tourists are also advised to rent a bike and make a walk through picturesque streets of the city. For many local people bike has even become the main vehicle, so they can exercise right on their way to work. As for playing types of sports, the most popular ones are football and tennis. However, residents of the city do not like visiting crowded stadiums - sport bars are much more attractive to them.
Beer festival is one of the most exciting holidays of the city. For the first time the festival was organized in Prague back in 2008. The festival is celebrated in May and usually lasts two weeks. This is a truly spectacular show with widest choice of food, beverages and entertainments, so there is no wonder why the festival attracts more and more guests each year. The festival also gathers the best breweries of the country, who present here their best sorts of beer. During the celebration bakers and chefs do not cease to amaze gourmet by their unusual dishes. Huge tents are installed throughout the city. The tents act like summer open-air cafes and can accommodate up to ten thousand people. An interesting fact – the organizers of the festival have developed their own special currency, which is known as "beer thaler". Visitors can buy beer in tents using only special tokens which are sold in local stores in small packages. Also, such unusual "beer" currency can be used to buy interesting souvenirs or to participate in various entertaining activities. Copyright
Palladium shopping mall is a real historic landmark of the city. The mall offers more than 200 shops that sell clothes of different price categories, including high-class designer boutiques. … Open
Prague can surprise every tourist with its non-stop life. This city, which is also the capital of the country, is one of the most favorite European destinations for tourists. Prague becomes especially beautiful and interesting during the holidays. Local customs and traditions attract travelers from all around the world and festivals that take place almost every month here. Some of them are small and big, other - funny and serious. But every traveler will be able to find something to own liking. The most favorite season for the vacation among tourists is the Christmas and New Year holidays. During this time, Prague looks like a shining kingdom of lights, garlands hanging at every corner and Christmas fairs will also work for you. Here you will find huge rows with wonderfully painted gingerbread, magical Christmas trees, handmade toys, delicious sweets and fragrant mulled wine. Try to find here the famous Bohemian glass, which is something absolutely fabulous. On the square in the Old Town, you will find the main Christmas tree.
Loreta, Prague If you happened to be in Prague in February, then you are lucky to enjoy two amazing events held during this month. The first one starts on February 18 and lasts for more than a week. This is the glorious Prague Carnival, during which barmen, baristas prepare only Brazilian cocktails. The event starts with a colorful parade of allegorical cars, sexy dancers, jugglers, and drummers. In the noise of the festival, everyone can participate - you can play on portable drums, percussion or anything that only wags into your head, you can come here to even dance and sing. When walking with the crowd through the streets, you will feel some special holiday atmosphere, even if the scope of the carnival is not so great as at the Brazilian Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, but under the good weather, the crowd is organized into a fun holiday that should not be missed. If you do not like such processions, you can come to the party at the final destination - Smichov beach.
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On February 20 during the glorious celebration of Masopust or the pancake week - prepare your tummy for delicious traditional to this celebration dishes. The other name of this event is Bohemian Carnival, which lasts for one week, and finishes on March 4. The Bohemian Carnival is a truly fabulous event. If you are planning to visit Prague with children - be sure they will like it a lot. You will enjoy the crowds of people marching along the streets in bright carnival costumes, will see various performances and the competition for the best carnival mask. All you need to have is a carnival costume or suit and masks, and can freely participate in this event. May 16, for as long as two and a half weeks, hospitable Prague becomes the venue for one of the oldest and most important beer festivals in the world. Preparation for the festival begins in advance and requires a lot of energy and strength. On the outskirts of Prague, you will see a huge and spacious tent, where over 70 varieties of beer, not only from well-known manufacturers but also from small private breweries that deserve no less attention, are presented to participants. Here you can try and degust delicious Czech cuisine. Moreover, the waiters will be dressing up in national costumes.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Prague and surroundings

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Cathedrals and basilicas near Prague
♥   Katedrála sv. Klimenta, Praha, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika sv. Petra a Pavla, Praha, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kostel Panny Marie Vítězné a sv. Antonína Paduánského, Praha, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika sv. Jakuba Většího, Praha, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrála sv. Víta, Václava a Vojtěcha, Praha, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika Nanebevzetí Panny Marie, Praha, 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika sv. Markéty, Praha, 15.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Prague and around

Staronova Synagoga

From the series “The most luxury and famous synagogues”
It is noteworthy that initially, the light entered the synagogue hall only through small narrow windows. Visitors can see them even today. The hall was always dark for this reason. The first bronze chandeliers and lamps were installed here only in the 17th century. One of the main decorations of the interior is considered to be ancient plant ornaments today. They are carved in stone by hand. The best masters from different schools worked on their creation. They are completely preserved in their original form since the opening of the prayer house. A beautiful historical park is located next to a religious monument. You can see old sculptures there. … Read further

St Vitus Cathedral

From the series “Gothic Architecture – Magnificent Monuments”
Valuable regalia of many Czech rulers are preserved in the cathedral. For example, it is a golden scepter, as well as the crown and mantle of St. Vojtěch. You can see the watch on the great tower of the cathedral. It was equipped in the 16th century. Watchmakers were not yet able to match the hour and second hands on the same dial at that time. That's why antique watches have two dials. … Read further
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