The greasy axle of modern Prague is Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí), a mass of shabby gift shops and strip clubs. It was here that protesters gathered to topple Communism in the Velvet Revolution. At the top end is a statue of St Wenceslas on his horse. Below is a small memorial to 21-year-old student Jan Palach, who burnt himself to death in protest against the Russian invasion of ’68, becoming a symbol of Czech resistance.

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An expert’s guide: the best places to stay in Prague

An expert’s guide: the best places to stay in Prague

A millennium’s worth of architecture, the world’s best beer, an intriguing communist legacy and central Europe’s biggest year-round party – what’s not…

04 Apr 2018 • Marc Di Duca insert_drive_file Article
How Prague's homeless are guiding travellers round the city

How Prague's homeless are guiding travellers round the city

Founded by students in 2012, Pragulic – a social enterprise that helps the city’s homeless find work as tour guides – is seeing a growth in interest. Led…

09 Mar 2018 • Andrew Day local_activity Special feature
Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

That ever-growing travel wish list might be putting some pressure on your pocket – but there are plenty of destinations where you'll get more bang for your b…

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