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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.

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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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