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Charles Bridge, Prague
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Prague’s iconic Charles Bridge // In pictures

The Charles Bridge – or Karlův Most – is one of Prague’s most iconic, and busiest, sights. Built in the late 14th century, for nearly 500 years it was the only way you could get across the Vltava River.…

View across Prague from the top of the Petrin Tower, Czech Republic
Travel tales

Prague from above: The Petrin Tower

Perched on the top of Petrin Hill overlooking Prague, you might spot what looks like a miniature version of Paris’ Eiffel Tower. The Petrin Lookout Tower might not be quite as imposing at a diminutive 60 metres high compared…

Prague's Jewish cemetery
In pictures

The Prague Jewish Cemetery // In pictures

Hidden away behind the Pinkas Synagogue in Prague’s Jewish Quarter – or Josefov –  is the city’s Old Jewish Cemetery. It dates back to the 15th century and the oldest gravestone belongs to the poet Avigdor Karo who was…

Prague's John Lennon Wall
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Prague’s John Lennon Wall // In pictures

Shrine to pacifism from communist times or bright coloured eyesore – Prague’s John Lennon Wall has always polarised opinion. After John Lennon’s death in 1980, a portrait of him was painted on a wall in this secluded square near…