Compact archive April 3, 2007

New spectator area for Prague fooball supporters-juniors

Football match in Sparta stadium According to the survey of Millward Brown agency, safety at football stadiums is for people even more important than tickets for free. That’s why a new spectator area especially for families was opened at the Sparta stadium in Letna in Prague yesterday.

There are 500 seats that has been almost completely filled yesterday during the match of Sparta against Mlada Boleslav. Only parents with children under 16 years old can enter the place. The price of the ticket for 4 family members is 200 CZK, for another child is extra charge 50 CZK. The price includes also renting of blankets and pillows.

Parents are usually afraid to take their children to football matches full of violence, bad language and pyrotechnics. Children can support their favourite team in a group of other children and, in case they are bored watching the match, they can play many games just outside the spectator area.

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Mini golf in Prague 13 open again

Good news for those who enjoy playing mini golf and don’t want to miss it when being in Prague. Mini golf courses in Central park of Prague13 is open again after a winter break.

This year players will be able to borrow golf clubs just at the minuature golf course. The golf club rental, toilets and buffet will be built soon. Until then players can borrow golf clubs in nearby Klub Mlejn.

The mini golf course consists of 18 rounds and it’s situated in the west part of the Central park. You can find it near metro station Luka (yellow line B).

Exhibition of exotic butterflies in Prague's Botanical Garden

Caterpillars are now developing into exotic butterflies that will be the gems of a new exhibition in the Botanical Garden in Prague-Troja. This annual exhibition, which is visited by thousands of people every year, will be held from 7th to 29th April 2007.

In May this exhibition will be followed by another exhibition of butterflies, but of those living in the central Europe. A part of the exhibition will be in Botanical Garden, the other in nearby Troja Chateau. Botanical Garden will also display collection of bonsai in May.

Prague’s Botanical Garden also prepares an exhibition of African statues. The exhibition will start on 20th June and will finish in August. People can look forward to an African sculptor who will be creating a statue right in the Botanical Garden.

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Statue of Jan Hus in Old Town Square in Prague is under reconstruction

One of the most famous Prague’s monument, the statue of Jan Hus dominating the Old Town Square is currently surrounded by scaffolding. This 100 years old statue needs a general reconstruction.

The foundation stone was laid down in 1905 but the statue was unveiled on the occasion of Jan Hus’s anniversary in 1915. The last big reconstruction was made in 1965. The monument is dirty and rain water can easily get inside it now. The reconstruction of the statue will take at least one year.

Another statues that will be reconstructed are the Statue of Josef Jungmann in Jungmannovo namesti and Statue St Ivo in Charles Bridge. The reconstruction of both statues is planned to be finished by the end of this year.

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Sara Saudkova's photographs in Prague's Old Town City Hall

Sara Saudkova, Czech photographer and ex-partner of famous artist Jan Saudek, displays more than 100 photographs made during last 7 years in Prague’s Old Town City Hall (situated in Old Town Square).

The photographs depict various forms of love in Saudkova’s eyes and Sara Saudkova and her children are in many of these photos. Visitors can see this exhibition until 13th May.

The entrance fee is 70 CZK (40 CZK for students/seniors). The profits from this beneficial exhibition will go to the project Klokanek of The Fund For Children in Need.

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Prague's exhibition of veteran cars

If you like veteran cars and you would like to know more about them and their maintenance, visit winter garden of Zofin Palace (Slovansky ostrov 226) in Prague on 21st April. You will see 36 veteran cars and talk to their owners. What’s more, there is no entrance fee.

The organizers wants to revive the tradition of motor shows in Zizkov from the beginning of the 20th century. Among cars you can see there are, for example, old Skoda cars, Praga Alfa, or American army vehicle Jeep Willys. The show starts at 8:00 and finishes at 17:00.

Veteran Car Club Praga also organizes celebrations of 100th anniversary of Praga cars productions. The celebrations will take place in front of the building of Autoklub Ceske Republiky in Opletalova street in Prague on 1st May from 11:30 to 16:00. More than 100 old Praga cars will be on display there.

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