11th March 2011
The city’s tourism body is encouraging a slightly different activity
Czech Tourism is advising that visitors, on cheap flights to Prague, try some of their many cafes to better understand their cultural history.
The organisation, which is the official travel body for the Czech Republic, has made a point of saying that tourists could enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in buildings that share strong links with some ‘outstanding figures’ of the country’s history.
Famous Folk at Famous Cafes
Czech Tourism lists a host of such cafes. Café Slavia, in particular, is one of the most famous of the Czech Republic’s capital. Situated opposite the National Theatre, it was opened in 1863, making it one of the city’s oldest cafes. It was once frequented by some of the most celebrated artists and intellectuals in Europe, including Franz Kafka and Rainer Maria Rilke, and famous composers such as Bedrich Smetana and Antonin Dvorak.
Other suggested cafes include the Art Nouveau Café Louvre, which offers board games, newspapers and a game of billiards to its customers, as well as a good range of vegetarian meals. Café Imperial has a unique oriental interior, while Café Savoy on the western bank of the Vltava River has a reputation for serving some of the city’s best coffee.
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