Rich in historical, cultural and musical festivals, there’s plenty going on in Marrakech for 2016. From the Popular Arts Festival to the Marrakech Film festival, find out what’s happening with Marrakech events in 2016.
This historic Catalan city of Girona is famous for its beautiful old town, riverside views and Costa Brava coast, but it’s also known as the City of Festivals. Girona is a great place to experience the Catalan culture and they love to party! Find out the best things to see and do with our recommendations of what to do in Girona this summer.
Girona, view from the Eiffel Bridge over the River Onyar
The Czech capital is famous for its beautiful bridges, the oldest castle in the world, Kafka and great beer, but there is more than just pivo and outstanding architecture to this romantic destination.
The ‘Golden City’ A beautiful capital packed with historical monuments, museums and old town allure; Prague lies on the Vltava River and has well preserved districts that make it a photographer’s dream. The stunning architecture and cobbled streets with horse drawn carriages make it a charming tourist attraction, with the main sites busy all year round. Take a break from the tourist trail and try something a little different; enjoy Prague like a local.
Hollywood and Czech Republic: What’s the connection?
Barrandov Studios is a famous set of film studios in Prague, Czech Republic. It is the largest film studio in the country and one of the largest in Europe. Several of the movies filmed there won Oscars.
Czech film history is closely connected with that of Prague’s entrepreneurial Havel family, and especially with the activities of the brothers Miloš Havel (1899–1968) and Václav Havel (1897–1979) (Václav was the father of the Czech President of the same name).
In 1921 Miloš Havel created the A-B Joint Stock Company by merging his American Film distribution company with the Biografia film distributors.
At present the studios are often called the “European Hollywood” or “Hollywood of the East” and many films have been filmed there, such as Mission Impossible, The Bourne Identity, Casino Royale, Prince Caspian, and many others.