Prague is a beautiful city with an amazing amount of attractions, activities, and inspiring things to see and do. With some of the most incredible architecture on offer in Europe and views that wouldn’t look out of place on a postcard at every turn, there is no better place to visit if you’re looking for an inspiring cultural break. Prague also has a fascinating musical heritage which is celebrated at the musical themed Aria hotel. There’s no better place to stay in the city if you have a passion for music. Thinking of travelling to Prague for your next vacation? Here are just some of the top musical attractions you should incorporate into your trip:

See the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

The Aria Hotel is ideally situated for guests to fully embrace the musical spirit of Prague, and if it’s music that draws you to Prague then you must make sure you take the time to see the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 1896 the Czech Philharmonic have been wowing European audiences with their musical prowess, and with several shows a week throughout the winter months, it should be easy to coordinate your trip to Prague with concert of your choice. If possible book your tickets before you arrive, to ensure any disappointment at not being able to see the show you wanted or expected. It is worth noting that they tend to perform in Prague less during the summer months, when they are either touring Europe or enjoying a well-deserved break in their busy schedule. If you are travelling to Prague during the summer though, there’s no need to be disappointed. Other wonderful musical attractions in the city include the Smetana Museum, which is located on the banks of the Vltava, and a museum dedicated to composer Antonin Dvorak at Villa Amerika. The Smetana Museum is a museum dedicated to the life and works of famous Czech composer Bedřich Smetana housed in the former Old Town waterworks: those without musical tendencies may find the museum worth visiting for the architecture alone.

Visit the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square

The striking of the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square is a sight to behold and one of the must-see attractions in Prague. The clock was originally constructed in 1490 and it performs a show about medieval morality. Each hour, on the hour, wooden saints emerge from trap doors, within the clock whilst below then a lesson is being enacted by figures representing Greed, Vanity, Death and the Turk. The most fascinating thing about the Astronomical Clock though is its face, which features an array of complicated zodiac figures that are impossible to decipher. Legend has it that there are some occult mysteries woven into the zodiac code on the face of the clock. The clock strikes throughout the day from 8am to 8pm and can get pretty crowded, particularly during peak season. It’s worth ensuring that you’ve arranged your travel insurance and are taking particular care of your belongings whilst visiting the clock, as unfortunately pickpockets often work in the area taking advantage of distracted tourists looking up at the clock, however this doesn’t happen often enough to put you off checking it out. And the musical interest in this incredible attraction? Each day the clock is accompanied by a solo trumpeter who plays a fanfare to accompany the movement and striking of the clock.  

Enjoy a Mozart Dinner

During the late 18th century the people of Prague had a particular affinity for the work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and even today, more than 200 years since his death that is a passion that prevails. Why not enjoy a Mozart Dinner at the Grand Hotel Bohemia and experience the splendor of Mozart in the heart of Prague with truly stunning surroundings. The dinner is hosted in a historically protected hall in the center of Prague, and the opera singers are of world class standard. What’s more, you’ll get to enjoy traditional Czech Austrian cuisine as you watch the show. It really is a spectacle not to be missed.

During peak vacation season, Prague is an incredibly popular destination, with tourists hustling and bustling to see the sights at every turn. And yet despite this, Prague always feels like a surprisingly small and intimate city with real soul. Prague really is one of Europe’s finest cities with plenty to see and do. Why not book your next holiday to the Aria Hotel, and to Prague, and find out for yourself? 

*Contributor, Susie Winnard*

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ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH

Just 1 minute walk from the ARIA Hotel, St. Nicholas Church is the most famous and one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Prague, if not Czech Republic. Built in 1745-47, the main organs have over 4,000 pipes up to six meters in length and were played by Mozart in 1787. Mozart’s spectacular masterpiece, Mass in C, was first performed in the Church of Saint Nicholas shortly after his visit.

Visit the St. Nicholas Church today within the Night of Churches, which allows you to visit unusual places of religious monuments which are not normally open to the public, free of charge.

8 pm Free tour of the church
9:30 – 10 pm Interpretation of the four statues of the Church Fathers
10 – midnight Tour of the church in dim light, which corresponds to the baroque epoch

We also recommend you to visit the St. Vitus Cathedral on the Prague Casle.

For more information click here.

You want your wedding and reception to be truly memorable for all the right reasons.  The ARIA Hotel offers a unique location – a central, but very quiet hotel, housing extensive facilities and boasting exclusive grounds – coupled with an expert wedding team and a kitchen dedicated to your needs.

You’re cordially invited to attend ARIA Hotel Wedding Open Day. Meet with our proffesional events team and discuss how we  can create your dream wedding.

We look forward to your visit!

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OLYMPIC GAMES SCREENING

Join us February 7th-23rd and watch all your favorite events on our 80-inch HD screen in private screening room with 12 comfortable seats and state-of-the-art technology including Wilson speakers.

We start on February 7th at 5 pm.

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Prague’s ARIA and U Zlaté studně (Golden Well) hotels have taken top spot in a number of categories in Tripadvisor.com’s Travelers’ Choice® awards 2014.

Visitors to the website have made the ARIA hotel the absolute winner out of 1587 hotels in the running. The U Zlaté studně hotel was awarded first place in both the Luxury Hotel and Romantic Hotel categories. Although both hotels fall under the independent boutique hotel category, they left world-famous hotel chains such as Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental in the dust.

This success is an excellent example of how a good idea and excellent service can compete with major hotel chains. At both hotels, we focus on taking the best possible care of our guests and making them feel at home. We are now motivated to get on the global chart in next year’s survey and place in the top ten,“ says Jiří Hlavatý, CEO of the ARIA and U Zlaté studně hotels

And what do travelers say they appreciate most about the hotels? The ARIA hotel, with its 51 rooms, excels in particular with its music. The musical theme is thought through to the tiniest detail and works in perfect combination with topnotch customer service. Last year, the hotel celebrated its 10th anniversary, and over this decade, it received numerous important awards.

Hotel Golden Well, with its 19 rooms, offers its guests a trip back in time rather than a musical experience. It is located directly below Prague Castle and allegedly belonged to Emperor Rudolf II. The hotel is also famous for its renowned restaurant Terasa U Zlaté studně (Terrace at the Golden Well), from which guests have direct access to the palace gardens below the castle.

The Tripadvisor.com survey is one of the most highly regarded in the travel industry. The website has more than 30 million visitors a month, making it the largest on-line travel community. During their travels, tourists evaluate, for example, cultural and natural monuments, the quality of accommodation and other services, prices and behavior of the locals.

The complete results of the Travelers’ Choice 2014 awards can be found on www.tripadvisor.com/travelerschoice

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The fact that music, great food and love belong together inseparably could hardly be a doubt … Look what our Chef David prepared for you and come to enjoy a Valentine’s Day romantic atmosphere with live piano in the CODA restaurant.

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Let us present you the beauty of Vrtbovska Garden in autumn colors. The garden will be closed from 1st of November. New season starts from April 2014.

23th of September 2013 it is exactly ten years since Aria Hotel first opened its doors to the guests. Thank you for helping us to create a hotel full of fine tuned melodies and happy guests!

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Meet the new member of our transportation fleet – the golden Mercedes Benz S-class limousine, which from now on can be awaiting you at the airport and take you wherever you want…

For your safe and comfortable travel within and outside Prague, our fleet of Mercedes Benz Limousines is at your service 24 hours a day. Sit back and let our limousine service transport you in air-conditioned comfort from your private sanctuary at the hotel to your business meetings or must-see attractions in and around Prague.

We love to tune our service to perfection.

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Thirty-six years after his death, Elvis still lives – at the ARIA Hotel in Prague! Pamper yourself and stay in our Elvis Presley Luxury Suite – enjoy full a la carte breakfast daily, free airport pick up and 3 course dinner for 2 incl bottle of wine once per stay. Special gift for stays of 3 or more nights – Unique Rosenthal showplate with a musician caricature ! In the room you will also find a wide range of songs of “the King of Rock and Roll”, books and of course, the caricature made by our hotel-painter Mr. Blecha.
For reservations please contact us directly at jan.korta@aria.cz
Special Offer code : SUITE LIFE

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