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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Experience Multimedia Art in Prague

Scope out existentialist cartoons, whimsical video installations, and modern sculpture in the architecturally striking Czech capital.


1. Where to Stay

Relax among contemporary art at the Augustine, a hotel and spa comprised of seven historic buildings.   

Stroll a quarter of a mile from the Art Noveau–styled ICON Hotel & Lounge (from $120) to the National Museum and Wenceslas Square, Prague’s elegant shopping boulevard. Admire the work of Czech fashion photographer Kámen in the hotel’s rotating gallery, on display through November.

Lounge on Cubist-inspired furniture at the Augustine (from $270), a luxury hotel that shares its serene grounds with a thirteenth-century Augustinian monastery (several monks still reside within). Sip a locally brewed St. Thomas Beer at the Brewery Bar, a cavelike space in the hotel cellar.

Request room 602 for the best views of Prague Castle from Mosaic House (from $60), an ecofriendly, solar-powered boutique hotel. Belushi’s, the ground-floor bar and garden terrace, draws guests and raucous locals until 2 a.m. for it $20 mojito pitchers.

Published on Sep 2, 2010 as a web exclusive.

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