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Prague: ARTĚL Style

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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Prague from a Spy’s Perspective

Published on October 10th, 2013 in Sights

The Church of St. Nicholas’s dome and belfry may lend celebrated Baroque majesty to the Prague skyline, but the latter has also played an important role in more modern affairs. Serving as a watchtower until 1891, it was appropriated in the 1950s by the Communist secret police who, up until 1990, used the bell tower as a secret observatory from which to monitor the activities of the US and other foreign embassies...

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Public Transport Museum

Published on August 29th, 2013 in Sights

* This review was taken from the new edition of Prague: ARTĚL Style that was published on May 28, 2013.

This museum is a wonderful hands-on experience for young and old alike, featuring a wide selection of historic trams and buses, several of which you can even climb into and explore...

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Getting Oriented…In A Vintage Automobile

Published on June 13th, 2013 in Sights

Even though Prague is a relatively small city, its maze-like streets can make it difficult for first-time visitors to get a clear sense of where various landmarks are in relation to others. One of the best ways to get a visual overview of the city – and do so in style – is in a chauffeur-driven vintage convertible...

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A Few Tips for Visiting Prague Castle

Published on May 02nd, 2013 in Sights

My favorite way to visit the castle is by starting at the top – taking the #22 tram to the Pohořelec stop – and dropping by the often-overlooked Strahov Monastary Library, which dates back to the 12th century, to view the incredible frescoed ceilings.

From there, it’s just a short downhill stroll to the main castle entrance...

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