CZ, Prague: Karlin – A Touch of France by the Vltava – VIDEO
Who would have thought that before the great flood in 2002 and a few years later would become one of Prague's most luxurious neighborhoods? Today, there is are great cafes, bistors and restaurants one next to another. The houses have been beautifully repaired and the streets are always full of life. You will easily think that you walk along some beautiful boulevard in France.
Karlin was established only 1817 as an official Prague burrough. It became a part of the so called Great Prague in 1922. Nevertheless, there are several important sights worth visiting. Surely take the time to explore the magnificent interior of the neo-Romanesque church of St. Cyril and Methodius. Its construction began 1854 and many important Czech artists including Josef Mánes, Josef Mocker and Frantisek Zenisek participated in its decoration. The church is still one of the largest ecclesiastical buildings in the country, but its size will only come to you when you enter it.
At the same time as the church, the Jewish Synagogue was built in Karlin (also in the neo-Romanesque style). Since its foundaition, the district was the center of the industry, and many factory and tradesmen were of Jewish origin. Today the synagogue is used by the Czechoslovak Hussite Church.
Baroque Invalidovna is another important monument, which stood there before the very beginning of the quarter. Between 1731 and 1737, it was built in the style of the Paris Invalides, so that war veterans could live here. Last but not least, I have to mention the Negrelli'sRailway Viaduct built in the middle of the 19th century. With a length of 1110 meters, it was the longest bridge of Europe until 1910. Today it undergoes extensive and very careful reconstruction, which will largely return to its original character.
But as I mentioned at the beginning, Karlin definitely is worth to visit because of the gastronomic experience. Here you will find several restaurants from the prestigious Michellin guide, including an excellent restaurant, café and bakery of Eska, where I find the best bread in Prague. You will always be able to taste it for free in the restaurant as a starter.
After a good meal and great coffee, you take a walk in the streets and parks, or walk through the pedestrian tunnel to Zizkov and go up to the monument on Vitkov hill, where you will have an unforgettable view of Prague besides the statue of Zizka.
The Kinský Garden in Prague is a slightly neglected part of the gardens and parks on Petřín. The English park surrounding the summer house benefits from the hilly terrain and offers many romantic nooks and beautiful views of the capital.
The third day of Christmas is St. Stephen's Day. There was a lot of carols in the Czech Republic and many children still go to the carol. He is not a master of Stephen and he means that workers are given temporary freedom, settling annual bills and paying rewards. Even if we were strict for ourselves all year long, today we can indulge in ourselves. So it is time to have breakfast and go for a walk.
The forest-park on the south-eastern edge of Prague, founded at the beginning of the 18th century as a part of the Milíčov Court, is perfect for a walk on a hot summer day. The paths take you to relaxation areas, a children's playground or ponds where people can swim. However, bathing dogs is prohibited.
In times when we can't go exploring other cultures, it may come in handy to look around. We realize that even in the past, people have had to deal with the pitfalls of diseases that have greatly affected the running of society. Evidence of this are the monuments expressing gratitude. One of these monuments, which we may have perceived in recent years only as meeting points, are the plague columns.
No matter what the current weather is, Kampa and Charles Bridge are still overflowed with tourists. Including the day when the temperature fell to minus 3 degrees and it was occasionally snowing. This place hidden under the Charles Bridge offers thousands of different views. Kampa is simply beautiful in every season of year.
Together with Hradcany, Charles Bridge and Male Mesto, the Old Town of Prague is one of the iconic places in the city which is popular all around the world. The history of this part of the city dates back to the 9th century, the world-famous town hall was established in 1338 as the first one of its kind in Bohemia. Let's go together to the most famous places and hidden nooks.
There are many amazing sights, squares and nooks in Prague. Today, we take you to Holesovice borrough which many know mostly for Vystaviste exhibition ground. However, today we take a look at Veletrzni palac.