DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
If you’re looking for a bit of modernity in this truly historical city then head north to the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art for an impressive collection of thought provoking modern works. The opening of the centre marked the beginning of a fundamental, pioneering enterprise on the Czech cultural scene. DOX is a place where the unpredictability and bravery of new art is promoted and its mission statement is ‘To present and advance contemporary art in the context of issues that are changing today's world.’
Jurys Inn Prague is a half hour walk from the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
For many, a visit to the Jewish Museum is an important and poignant experience – unsurprisingly, as it’s probably the world’s biggest collection of sacred Jewish artefacts and a moving memorial to seven centuries of oppression. The Jewish museum actually consists of six Jewish monuments clustered together in Josefov: the Maisel Synagogue, the Pinkas Synagogue, the Spanish Synagogue, the Klaus Synagogue, the Ceremonial Hall, and the Old Jewish Cemetery. An ordinary ticket gets you admission to all six monuments.
The Jewish museum in under twenty minutes by foot from Jurys Inn Prague.
Strolling across Charles Bridge is a favourite for tourists and not surprisingly the hustle and bustle is non-stop, filled with artists, craft sellers, and buskers. Remember to take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the Bridge itself as you stroll beneath the impassive gaze of the baroque statues that line the parapets. The bridge towers have great views too - the bridge is most atmospheric at dawn.
Jurys Inn in Prague is around half an hour by foot from the Charles Bridge.
Cruising gently along the Vlatava River is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon learning a bit about the city and offers a great opportunity to see the city from a different perspective. There are a number of different companies offering tours from 45 minute guided trips to a leisurely 2.5 hour lunch cruise. Browse the boat cruise guide to find the right trip for you.