Four Seasons Hotel Prague: Within Walking Distance

Four Seasons guests can explore Prague like a local. Here are nine must-see locations and experiences.

Jun 13, 2011
  • Prague city
  • Antiques, Prague
  • Charles Bridge, Prague
  • U Modre Kachnicky restaurant, Prague
  • Kafka Museum, Prague
  • Wallenstein Garden, Prague
  • Wenceslas Square Prague
  • Mucha painting, Prague
  • Clock on Old Town Square Prague
  • Municipal House Prague
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It would come as no surprise that Prague, one of the most exciting cities in Central Europe, ranks high on any world traveller's must-see list. With its picturesque location on the Vltava River, Four Seasons Hotel Prague offers an excellent starting point to see this beautiful city. What follows are nine things to see nearby.
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Just steps from the Hotel is V. Andrle, one of the most elegant antiques stores in Prague, filled with beautiful treasures that date between the 18th century and 1930. Find watches, fine jewellery, paintings and more. Plus, items can be shipped anywhere in the world, so you won't have to worry about taking them with you during your travels.
Photography Jennifer Sanchez
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Offering stunning vistas of the Vltava River, Charles Bridge is a staunch remnant of medieval times. Mingle with the bustling crowd as you pass by street vendors peddling souvenirs. Or, admire the centuries-old statues on the same bridge that royalty once crossed on the way to and from Prague Castle, which, by the way, punctuates the skyline nearby.
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If you want to sample traditional Czech cuisine, U Modré Kachničky (Little Blue Duck) offers a variety of local specialties and game dishes prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Their specialty is duck, of course, and you'll find a number of delicious dishes to choose from.
Photography courtesy U Modré Kachničky
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"The City of K: Franz Kafka and Prague" exhibit at the Franz Kafka Museum is an experience unto its own. Manuscript pages, audio-visual installations inspired by Kafka's novels, as well as an exploration of his upbringing as a German-speaking Jew in Prague give visitors a penetrating glimpse into the mind of a literary genius and his relationship with the city.
Photography Jennifer Sanchez
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Tucked away on Letenská, Wallenstein Garden, part of the castle that is now home to the Senate, is a serene location that offers a bit of respite from the sun. Here, you can meander through perfectly manicured trees and hedges, or admire Grecian statues and trickling water fountains before finding a pleasant spot to sit and relax.
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Buttressed by the National Museum on one end is Wenceslas Square, a 20-minute walk from the Hotel. The square is filled with inviting shops, charming cafés and neoclassical architecture.
Photography Jennifer Sanchez
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Despite his role in the development of the Art Nouveau style in Paris, Alphonse Mucha always kept close ties with his Czech heritage. The Mucha Museum features photographs of models posed in his studio, numerous sketches, collections of his most famous posters and decorative panels, some large-scale oil paintings and more.
Photography Jennifer Sanchez
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Old Town Square can be a delight any day. Cameras and pushy onlookers surround delightful structures such as the famous astronomical clock and the Minute House, Franz Kafka's childhood home. Stray a bit from the centre and browse various boutiques to find a few hidden gems that may make great souvenirs. For high-end pipes, cigars and accessories, try Baker Street.
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The recently restored Obecní dům (Municipal House) concert hall is one of the premier spots in Prague to see Art Nouveau architectural style at its best. In the basement of Obecní dům is the well-stocked Americký Bar (American Bar) and Plzeňská Restaurant, a traditional Czech beer hall. Elegant French cuisine at Francouzská Restaurant is on the main floor.

Venture out in any direction from Four Seasons Hotel Prague and you will discover a number of sights that will undoubtedly inspire wonder. Explore much of the city’s history all within a short distance.


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