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Expert recommendations and insider tips for first-time visitors and locals alike from ARTĚL’s founder, Karen Feldman, who has lived in Prague since 1994. Click on the links below for detailed reviews – from Feldman’s own unique perspective – of all the best that Prague has to offer...

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Hamleys: Toy Paradise in Prague

Published on November 12th, 2016 in Shopping

This spring a 4,500-sq-meter branch of the oldest toy store in the world (est. 1760 in London and supplying British royals with toys ever since) opened on Na Přikopě street in Prague. It is considered the largest toy store in Central Europe, the second largest on the entire Continent.

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A Vintage Czech Whisky with a Great Backstory

Published on November 06th, 2016 in Shopping

The Czech Republic has never been known for quality spirits, though fans of Becherovka and slivovice will surely disagree. But the country actually produces an award-winning whisky which, when it debuted a number of years ago, was a pleasant surprise to many.

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Prague’s Largest and Loveliest Theater for Children

Published on November 03rd, 2016 in Entertainment

Your visit to Prague must include a visit to Divadlo Minor, a magical theater for tots. As someone who now considers herself a bit of a veteran on the kid's theater scene, I can honestly say that this is among the best. Centrally located and with a wide repertoire of inventive performances and workshops, Minor has it all—puppetry, musical theater, and improv in a fantastically-designed space.

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Prague’s Strange but Wonderful Cabinet of Curiosities

Published on October 27th, 2016 in Sights

Not far from Prague Castle, on a scenic ridge overlooking the glorious panorama of the Czech capital, lies the 12th century Strahov Monastery. Its library houses an extensive collection of rare volumes—nestled among gilded wood-carved shelves—that are contained in two halls, remarkable for their stunning frescoed ceilings. The library is, not surprisingly, considered one of the world ’s most beautiful.

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Prague Gets Two New Regular Weekend Markets

Published on October 20th, 2016 in Shopping

Prague's seasonally held design markets are a lot of fun and typically take place in cool historic spaces (see my post about one here); they really give visitors a great chance to get a feel local designers with plenty of local eats, great coffee, and stuff for kids to do.

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