Category Archives: Czech Republic

Volkswagen Marathon Weekend

Fin de semana del maratón de Volkswagen
Fin de semana del maratón de Volkswagen

Volkswagen Marathon Weekend — The annual Volkswagen Prague Marathon, being awarded with the IAAF Road Race Gold Label, is considered to be one of the most beautiful and international marathons in the world. The start and finish of the race is on Old Town Square in the historic centre of the city. The course leads through the heart of the medieval metropolis, along the Vltava River and crossing the Charles Bridge –arguably the most beautiful Gothic bridge in the World. See the following website for more details: www.runczech.com

Urbano Latino Festival

Festival Urbano Latino
Festival Urbano Latino

Urbano Latino Festival (various locations within Prague)—this is an international Latin & Urban festival with quite a unique atmosphere. There are Salsa dance workshops, live performances, dance shows, international DJing sessions, animation. ruffles for special prices and much more. No doubt, members of Prague’s Latin immigrant communities come out in force to participate in this event. See its website for details: www.urbanofest.cz

United Islands

United Islands
United Islands

United Islands — United Islands is Prague’s largest open-air music festival, which first started holding this event in 2003. The visitors can enjoy new discoveries on the European music scene, programming blocks, a couple of exotic musical destinations and, of course, the traditional Club Night that opens the festival. The festival usually takes place on Střelecký ostrov, Kampa Park and other places and islands in the city centre. Admission free. See the event’s website for more details unitedislands.cz

River Cruises

Cruceros fluviales
Cruceros fluviales

River Cruises (Prague) — this is one of the most preferred tourist activities that Prague has to offer, sightseeing from the Vltava river is often an unforgettable experience. There are a number of cruises to choose from starting from a simple one hour cruise that takes you round the centre to a dinner cruise during which you can enjoy splendid food and drinks whilst enjoying the charming view of Prague. What makes the river cruises so great is the fact you can get on the boat anytime throughout the year, in summer you can enjoy the sun on the boat’s deck and in winter you can indulge yourself with a hot drink or meal while being inside. The companies providing such trips include: http://boatpartyprague.com; www.cruise-prague.cz; www.prague-boats.cz; www.pragueholiday.cz; www.praguesteamboats.com; www.sffczech.cz;

Prague Poker Festival

Prague Poker Festival
Prague Poker Festival

Prague Poker Festival (The Andel’s Hotel & Card Casino, Prague) – this is a 2 ½ week competition (held every December) that invites many of the best poker players, as well as thousands of others to take part in over 30 poker tournaments and exciting cash games, competing for the prestigious WPT, GSOP Live and pokerstars EPT titles. See the Poker Festival website for more details: www.praguepokerfestival.com

Prague Fringe Festival

Festival Fringe de Praga
Festival Fringe de Praga

Prague Fringe Festival — The Fringe Festival introduces a mixture of theatre, comedy, music and entertainment. Actors from all over the world come to Prague to showcase their art in small Prague theatres. Since 2001 the Prague Fringe Festival offers an opportunity for Czech and international audiences to see English-speaking performances directly in the historic center of the city. The original festival was created in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947 and to this day remains the largest art festival in the world. Its Prague “mischievous grandchild” is known amongst the performers and audiences for its friendly, happy and intimate atmosphere. See the event website for more details: www.praguefringe.com

Prague Folklore Days

Días de Folklore de Praga
Días de Folklore de Praga

Prague Folklore Days — 8th International Meeting of Folklore Ensembles “Prague Folklore Days”, the biggest folk dance event in central Europe. The festival is open for amateur folklore ensembles of all types (singing groups, dancing groups with live or recorded music, historic groups) as well as for marching groups /majorettes, historic soldiers, marching bands, flag wavers, carnival groups etc. See the event website for more info: www.praguefestival.cz

Prague Food Festival

Festival de comida de Praga
Festival de comida de Praga

Prague Food Festival (Royal Gardens, Prague Castle) – over 20,000 visitors attend this gastronomical event – where 30 top Prague restaurants (representing 16 countries) come forward with sample dishes to get the attendees’ taste buds excited. One can look forward to servings spanning from salmon teryaki by Essensia restaurant of the Mandarin Oriental hotel to the Czech beer cheese (pivni syr) prepared by Ambiente’s Lokal chain and varied offerings by selected delicatessens. While digesting it all, you can taste exclusive wines or take lessons on pouring a perfect half-liter from the representatives of Pilsner Urquell brewery. Each day’s ticket costs 400 CZK and includes 10 tasting vouchers. The event is open from 12:00pm till 10:00pm Friday to Saturday. See the event website for more details: www.praguefoodfestival.cz

Prague Folklore Days

Días de folklore de Praga
Días de folklore de Praga

Prague Folklore Days – held annually in late July, the International Meeting of Folklore Ensembles “Prague Folklore Days” is held — the biggest folk dance event in central Europe. The festival is open for amateur folklore ensembles of all types (singing groups, dancing groups with live or recorded music, historic groups) as well as for marching groups /majorettes, historic soldiers, marching bands, flag wavers, carnival groups etc. See the event website for more details: www.praguefestival.cz/folklore/

Lesser Quarter (Prague)

Barrio Menor
Barrio Menor

Lesser Quarter (Prague) — located on the left bank of Vltava, and connected to the rest of Prague by the Charles Bridge, much of this part of the city has structures in Baroque style because a fire destroyed that area in 1541. Its subsequent reconstruction resulted in its current look. Sights located within this area include Petřín Lookout Tower, and the Church of Our Lady Victorious (where the Child of Prague statue is located). A walk through here will reveal many Renaissance-era burghers’ houses, baroque palaces, narrow lanes and spacious squares. Some of the finest art galleries and stores in Prague can be found here as well.