1st World Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology (COPHy) Clarion Congress Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic March 4-7, 2010
Accompanying Persons Program
All registered accompanying persons are invited to the Welcome reception of the Congress, as well as the following two city tours.
Pick up at 09:00 hours from the Registration desk of the Clarion Prague hotel as follows:
Friday, March 5, 2010
This tour offers a look at the former Jewish Ghetto in Prague who has a long history, going back to the 12 th century. Several historical buildings are preserved in this quarter, called Josefov at the present. There are various legends connected with it, which contribute a lot to the reputation of Prague as a mystical city. The Jewish Quarter is definitely one of the main places to visit, if you are in Prague. In the tour you will see five famous synagogues: Maisel Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue and the Old-New Synagogue (The oldest still existing synagogue in Europe). You will also get to walk through Prague's oldest Jewish cemetery which dates back to the 14th century.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
The tour offers sightseeing of buildings from different styles of architecture, like Hotel Europa, Hotel Pariz, the Sarah Bernhard Restaurant, and the famous Kubiste Café. We will visit the Mucha Museum, and the Municipal House that is used for conventions, conferences, concerts, balls and fashion shows. The tour of the Municipal House includes the Smetana Hall-a famous concert hall with a seating capacity of 1200 seats and original organ from the high art-nouveau period-where many concerts of the Prague festivals take place. Mucha's work here is uniquely preserved as a whole.