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CNNGo TV in Prague: The clubs, the chocolate, the culture
A metal sculpture transforms into a club, an art factory becomes a roller disco: Thrills and surprises in this Prague episode of CNNGo TV
You know Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, you know it's full of high-end shops and classy restaurants.
But in this episode of CNNGo TV we hope to show you a few of the little-known aspects of this delightful city.
For art addicts and party animals, chocoholics and insomniacs, Prague has your trip covered.
The teaser of CNNGo TV's episodes can be found on YouTube.
Old Jewish cemetery
By Jewish law it is forbidden to destroy gravestones. As a result, this small cemetery is cramped with around 12,000 of them.
More than 100,000 people are buried in 12 layers underground -- including Rabbi Loew who inspired the legend of Golem between the 15th and 18th century.
Choco Café serves the widest range of chocolate -- from Madagascan to Peruvian -- in Prague. It also houses the Family Museum of Postcards and a store.
The thick hot chocolate, made from pure chocolate, will make the most serious chocoholics happy. A cozy, small garden in the backyard is open in the summer.
Liliová 4/250, Praha 1, 110 00, +420 2 2222 2519, Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., www.choco-cafe.cz
This nighttime venue is a huge metal sculpture where Prague's young and trendy go for their dose of entertainment -- from movie screenings and live music performances to poetry readings and strange light shows.
Artists change and install the metal structures inside the building constantly, so it feels and looks like the club is forever evolving.
Cross Club Plynární 1096/23, Praha 7, cafe opens daily, 2 p.m.- 2 a.m., club opens from 6 p.m. till late, +420 7 3653 5010, www.crossclub.cz
The Czech Republic's first street artist, Jan Zajíček, took us to Prague's most progressive art center.
Founded by the controversial artist, David Černý, it is a place where the arts merge -- from cinema and theater to painting and poetry.
Artists have their studios at Meet Factory, stage exhibitions, live music and performances. It is turned into a roller disco sometimes.
Meet Factory, Ke Sklárně 3213/15, 150 00, Praha 5, + 420 2515 51796, opens daily, 1- 8 p.m., www.meetfactory.cz
John Lennon Wall
This is a place that represents peace and love in the city.
During communist times, Western pop music was banned. Following the death of John Lennon, a graffito of him appeared on a wall by Kampa Park and gradually filled up with lyrics from Beatles' songs and messages of peace and love.
Seen as a challenge for the communist regime, secret police often tried to wash it off. However, the wall never remained clean for long.
Frequented by the city's avant-garde, this café is tucked away in an old mill in Kampa Park. Sculptor David Černý calls this hidden gem his living room and can often be spotted tucking into his favorite cake inside.
The park itself is a charming place to view the city and the Vltava River.
Všehrdova 449/14, Praha 1, +420 2 5731 3222, opens daily from noon to midnight, more details on its Facebook page