Life in Prague

Prague’s rich cultural history in music, art, literature and theater gave us Dvorak, Kafka, Capek and Mucha, and continues to thrive today, inspiring not only its inhabitants but visitors as well.

Twelve centuries of architecture provide stunning examples from the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau, Cubist and Functionalist periods to the contemporary. Whether one looks up at an amazing ornate facade, or down at the patterned cobblestone sidewalks and streets, or out over the many hills in Prague, there is no shortage of picture-perfect scenery.

If your feet get tired from all the sightseeing, you can slip into one of Prague’s many cafes (kavarna) or pubs (hospoda). There are several grand cafes remaining in Prague such as Slavia and the Louvre which Einstein, Kafka and Capek frequented. Music is everywhere and every night, from the many jazz clubs (you can sit in the same spot as Clinton when he visited Prague and played his sax at the Reduta Jazz Club), concert halls, pip-organ concerts in churches, ballet and opera in the theaters to street musicians on the Charles Bridge or around a corner.

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It is easy to get around in Prague by several methods: the metro which has 3 lines, trams which service the  city throughout the day and night, or busses. All Prague Institute participants receive a Prague travel pass which allow for unlimited travel during their stay. It is a very pedestrian friendly city, but you better bring your map along when maneuvering through the medieval old town with its wonderfully winding streets.