Monthly Archives: July 2014

Czech Castle Summer Escapes Why not indulge in a royal weekend this summer? Afterall, the Czech Republic is the second most castle-dense country in the world. We asked Harriet Landseer, author of Castles, Country Houses and Other Monuments to suggest summertime castle and chateau stays for a range of budgets and interests: Chateau Mcely is a luxurious property… Read more »

The Story of the Veletržní Palace The ornate Art Nouveau Obecní dum, the curvaceous Dancing House, even the angular Cubist House at the Black Madonna tend to outshine the bulking functionalist hulk of Veletržní Palace in Prague’s architectural timeline. Since 1995 the National Gallery has displayed modern and contemporary art in this soaring space; now the building’s fascinating past and… Read more »

5 Summer Mini-Breaks in the Czech Republic Escaping to a resort for your summer hols sounds like a dream holiday: a king-size bed with a terrace overlooking the sea; fine, fresh food served in lovely surroundings by a smiling staff, a masseuse, frolicking by day in the sea followed by sunset walks on the beach. If it also sounds a bit… Read more »