Back to those Prague cafés and restaurants

Prague café - Obecni dum / Kimberly Sullivan

I was recently back in Prague for a couple of days, and took the opportunity to return to a few of my favorite cafés – and discovered some new restaurants serving Czech favorites. Obecni dum café in Starometska (Old Town) was one of my old hangouts, back when it was all dark, with red velvet…

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Prague’s Clam-Gallas Palace

Clam-Gallas Palace. Prague / Kimberly Sullivan

When I was last in Prague last spring, I was surprised to see that Prague’s Clam-Gallas Palace was open to the public for visits. Sadly, in the days I was there, it was undergoing some renovations and  was not open to visitors. So when I returned this year, I made a point of going to…

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Soaking in the atmosphere in Prague’s cafés

Obecni dum, Prague, Czech Republic/ Kimberly Sullivan

Prague, like so many of Central European cities, has a vibrant café culture. If you’re visiting the Czech capital, you definitely need to set aside some time to visit the storied art deco cafés. A café in which I used to spend a lot of time is Prague’s spectacular Obecní dům. Back then, it was…

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Views from Prague’s Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic / Kimberly Sullivan

No visit to Prague is complete without crossing the famous Charles Bridge (Karlův most) – as one can see from the (seemingly) Times Square-level of tourists passing by it each day. Nevertheless, it’s a must on any trip, and truly is picturesque in all weather conditions. I still have memories of living here years ago…

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Prague’s Wallenstein Garden

Prague’s beautiful Wallenstein Garden (Valdštejnská zahrada) has always been one of my favorite hideouts in Rome. This beautiful Baroque garden, tucked neatly behind a high wall, was created alongside construction of the Wallenstein Palace, built from 1623-1629. The pavilion, with its impressive views behind it up to the striking Prague Castle, is often the site…

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Prague’s Old Town Square clock

Every hour on the hour in Prague’s historical center, Town Hall’s historic, astronomical clock chimes the hour as the crowds below watch. The astronomical clock, on Prague’s Old Town Square (Staromětske naměsti) stands at the base of the 14th century Town Hall. The clock itself was constructed in 1410, making it the third oldest astronomical…

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The view from the top of St Vitus’ bell tower, Prague

Admittedly, I may have a problem. It doesn’t matter where I am in the world, when I visit a city, I always want to make a beeline to the highest vanatage point to enjoy the views from a  bird’s eye perspective. This includes skyscraper tourism in modern cities, and – most commonly- church bell towers…

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