It is no exaggeration to call Praha (Czech for Prague) one of the
most beautiful cities in the world; few places possess such
atmosphere and history, such magnificent art and architecture. Part
of its allure comes from its extraordinarily eclectic layers: a
single vista can encompass soaring Gothic turrets, voluted Baroque
gables, colorful Art Nouveau mosaics and jutting Cubist facades.
Its museums and galleries hold masterpieces from medieval paintings
to the latest in contemporary art, and many are found in buildings
as fascinating as their collections. This guide introduces
travellers to Bohemian art and architecture in and around Prague.
It provides a fascinating art historical context, explaining
history, styles, patrons, and artists and suggests easy-to-follow
trails that lead art lovers through different sections of the city
and nearby towns.