2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia, and a number of events throughout September and October will celebrate the event leading up to October 28’s national holiday.
Those events include a large-scale Czechoslovak Festival this weekend in central Prague, September 8 & 9, which is being billed as one of the biggest events celebrating the centenary.
That festival, taking place in Prague’s Old Town Square, will be free for all visitors to attend, as will another over the course of the same days: the 21st annual European Heritage Days, which will unveil hundreds of events across the Czech Republic this weekend.
In central Prague, this year’s European Heritage Days will see a number of monuments, including those that are normally not accessible to the public, open free of charge. Those monuments include locations such as Werich’s Villa and the Church of St. Petra on Na Poříčí
Monuments in Prague 1 participating in European Heritage Days include:
• Interior of the Church of St. Peter at Poříčí
• Bell tower of St. Peter in the Petrská Tower
• Memorial to František Palacký and František Ladislav Rieg
• Triga monuments at the National Theater
• Viewpoint at Strahovská Street
• Garden in the park of the Church of St. Peter at Poříčí
• Foerstrova Hall at the Church of St. Vojtěch
• Werich’s Villa
A guide to the monuments open in central Prague during European Heritage Days can be picked up at the Prague Infocenter on Vodičkova 18.
A total of 323 events will take place this weekend across the Czech Republic to celebrate European Heritage Days 2018.
For a full list of events, visit the official website of European Heritage Days in the Czech Republic.