Berlitz: Prague Pocket Guide (8th Edition) by Berlitz

By Berlitz

Berlitz Pocket consultant Prague is a concise, full-colour commute consultant that mixes full of life textual content with shiny images to spotlight the superior that this pretty ancient urban has to provide. The the place to head bankruptcy info all of the key attractions: significant paintings museums and galleries, the awe-inspiring Cathedral, the ornate synagogues of the Jewish region and the dazzling outdated Royal Palace. There also are tours to the medieval strongholds of Karlstejn and Konopiste, and the towering fort at Cesky Sternberk. convenient maps at the hide assist you get round Prague very easily. To encourage you, the booklet deals a rundown of the head 10 points of interest within the urban, via an itinerary for an ideal Day in Prague. The What to Do bankruptcy is a photo of how to spend your spare time, from having fun with the city's wealthy musical historical past to sampling a pitcher of pilsner in a single of its mythical beer cellars.You'll even be armed with heritage details, together with a short heritage of town and an consuming Out bankruptcy masking its hearty food. There are rigorously selected listings Prague's most sensible resorts and eating places, and an A-Z to equip you with the entire functional details you will want.

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1670 Tiled Altar Frontal The exuberant scheme incorporates Hindu motifs and other exotic themes inspired by the printed calicoes and chintzes brought back from India (Museu Nacional do Azulejo, see pp124–5). 1970 Tile Pattern For the first half of the 19th century, relatively few tiles were produced. The fashion then returned for covering whole surfaces with tiles, and simple stylized designs were used to decorate shop fronts and residential areas. This naive, chinoiserie figure is part of a scheme dating from 1865 that covers the entire façade of the factory.

A period of chaos culminated, in 1832, in civil war between the Liberal Pedro IV and the Absolutist Miguel: the War of the Two Brothers. Though the Liberals won, later governments were often reactionary. The second half of the century saw a period of stability and industrial growth, but attempts at expansion in Africa failed. By 1910, discontent with the constitutional monarchy was such that a Republican uprising forced King Manuel II into exile. Republican ships shell the king’s palace in Lisbon.

New Year’s Day (1 Jan) Festa dos Rapazes (25 Dec– 6 Jan), around Bragança. Carnaval (Feb) Boys dress up in masks and Good Friday (Mar or Apr) rampage through their villages Dia 25 de Abril, in an ancient pagan rite of commemorating 1974 passage. (see p233). Revolution (25 Apr) Epiphany (6 Jan). The traditional Dia do Trabalhador, crown-shaped cake for Labour Day (1 May) Epiphany, bolo rei (king’s cake), Corpus Christi (variable) Camões Day (10 Jun) Assumption Day (15 Aug) Republic Day (5 Oct) All Saints’ Day (1 Nov) Dia da Restauracção, commemorating independence from Spain, 1640 (1 Dec) Immaculate Conception (8 Dec) Christmas Day (25 Dec) Men in Carnaval costume, Ovar Winter is made with a lucky charm and a bean inside.

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