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Prague Travel Guide

Shopping and Sightseeing in Prague

Posted: Jul. 27th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

Prague is a vibrant post-communist city that has seen quite a bit of commercial development in the last two decades. As such, Prague (locally pronounced Praha) has become not only a great place to visit and see some amazing cultural sights, but the shopping is becoming world-class as Czechoslovakia gets further away from its communist past. A beautiful city in its own right, Prague has become a chic and thoroughly interesting location for history buffs and fashionistas alike.

Sightseeing -

St. Vitus Cathedral - Located at the Prague Castle (another wonderful sightseeing location), this cathedral is the largest and most significant religious location in all of Czechoslovakia. Also home to the country’s crown jewels, this is an beautiful location to witness history and spectacular architecture.

Old Town (Stare Mesto) - Like taking a step through time, visiting Prague’s old brings sights of old houses, businesses and churches to the forefront and is also home to the city’s famous Astronomical Clock.

KGB Museum - Full of intriguing items of interest from the notorious KGB, most of the items in the collection at the KGB Museum came from the museums that the Soviet Union operated but lost control during stages of the now nonexistent country. This is a location that is a must see for anyone who was alive during the Cold War or those with any semblance of interest in history. 

Shopping -

Palác Flóra - One of the largest shopping locations in Prague, the Palac Flora is a four-story mall with over 100 shops, a theater with IMAX and a large food court. With great lighting and an airy atmosphere, this is a great mall for shopaholics to lose themselves in.

Nový Smíchov - Quite stylish and offering a huge collection of stores (even more than Palac Flora), Novy Smichov has anything you would be looking for and then some. A unique shopping atmosphere spread across three floors, make sure to bring your walking shoes because you will be spending a lot of time at this location.

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