The city is traditionally one of the cultural centres of Europe, hosting many cultural events. Some of the significant cultural institutions include the National Theatre (Národní Divadlo) and the Estates Theatre (Stavovské or Tylovo or Nosticovo divadlo), where the premières of Mozart's Don Giovanni and La clemenza di Tito were held. Other major cultural institutions are the Rudolfinum which is home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and the Municipal House which is home to the Prague Symphony Orchestra. The Prague State Opera (Státní opera) performs at the Smetana Theatre.
Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Prague has become one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. Prague suffered considerably less damage during World War II than some other major cities in the region, allowing most of its historic architecture to stay true to form. It contains one of the world's most pristine and varied collections of architecture, from Romanesque, to Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Renaissance, Neo-Gothic, Art Nouveau, Cubist, Neo-Classical and ultra-modern.
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Why you should travel to Prague at 65!
For adults, a single day pass in Prague costs 110Kč ($4.80 Usd) – seniors get 50% off*. I was ready to purchase 1 Adult and 2 Senior passes at the train station when the chirpy guy in the ticketing booth took a closer look at my folks. “Hmm… are they above 65?”“Yes.”“Good! I suggest that
Antonín Dvořák: The man whose music went to the Moon and back
During Apollo 11 landing 50 years ago, a tape-recorded piece of music that the Moon heard from mankind is affectionately called the New World Symphony. Otherwise known as the Symphony No.9 in E minor, this is a classical piece of music written by Czech composer, Antonín Dvořák. Dvořákmight not be one of the Top 10
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