Five essential plans for Prague in April

If you decide to visit Prague this Easter or throughout April, there are five plans that you cannot miss:

Easter markets for the whole family

If there is something typical during Holy Week, it is its wonderful markets in the Old Town and Wenceslas Squares. You can buy unique gifts and typical products in their stalls until April 11. In addition, on these dates the range of cultural activities is unparalleled: there are folklore shows, popular music and dance on outdoor stages, and children’s workshops to make figurines with braided willow branches or to paint their own Easter eggs.

The exhibition ‘The art of chess’ at the DOX Center for Contemporary Art

This groundbreaking center for modern art opens an exhibition dedicated to chess through the prism of 15 renowned artists including Damien Hirst, Barbara Kruger, Rachel Whiteread, and Jake and Dinos Chapman. The personal -and sometimes extravagant- creations are accompanied by a parallel program with exhibitions by the great chess player Boris Spassky. From April 1 to June 29.

Spring celebrations at Krivoklat Castle

A 40 km excursion to the outskirts of Prague is the Gothic castle of Krivoklat, dating from the 12th century, where young and old alike can enjoy its Princely Easter Festivities, with a market, concerts, masses and theatrical performances. Another of the castles and palaces that show all their splendor with the arrival of spring is that of Karlstejn.

Live Music in unique rooms

In the same place where Mozart’s famous opera ‘D. Giovanni’ had its world premiere in 1787, the Teatro dei Estatamentos, there is a concert by Antonio Vivaldi on April 2nd. Can you imagine how the church of San Simón and San Judas can sound? Until March 14, the Prague Easter Festival is celebrated, with nine concerts in exceptional locations.

For jazz, we recommend the new canal-front venue Jazz Dock in Smichov, and for late-night dancing, Mecca is the most ‘underground’ club, located in an abandoned factory in the Holasovice industrial district.

Find a gift that makes a difference: designer glass and porcelain

The design reference point in Prague is set by the Qubus store/studio and Futurista Universum. They cover decorative and graphic design, furniture, porcelain, etc., with modern, original and 100% Czech articles.

The luxury option, specialized in glass, corresponds to Artel Design Shop.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top