When it comes to architectural discussions in the Czech capital, today it often seems to be a bitter battle of words from preservationists versus developers. While public buildings are most often used as examples of period Prague architecture, there are a number of still-standing and often well-preserved private villas, a few even open to the public. And it turns out, even back in those glory days; battles were still waged over the design of a “modern” building.
One event that has grown massively since its introduction is Prague Museum Night. This year more that 180,000 peopel are expected to check out special programs and events at cultural institutes across the city.
This year, the Prague Fringe Festival goes up to 11 — at least, it is the 11th edition of the alternative theater festival. The festival has 46 shows during its nine-day run, rnging from improv to Shakespeare.
The historic Prague pastry shop and café Erhartova Cukrárna has expanded to the other side of the Vltava River, within an inviting curved corner space in Vinohrady. The orignial site dates back to the First Czechoslovak Republic, and is as famous for its high quality assortment of cakes and confections as it is for its striking functionalist-style interior.