From cobblestone streets to bridges as far as the eyes can see, Prague is definitely one dreamy destination. The experience of exploring this beautiful city is just like stepping back in time, into an old storybook that is full of colours, rich history and a hint of romance.
If that wasn’t enough, Prague even has an unlimited supply of picturesque orange topped roofs, quaint medieval houses, impressive castles and cathedrals, and incredibly kind locals in its corner. As I write this blogpost for you, I cannot help but remember the imprint its incredible charm has left on my heart.
It is no shocker that Prague is one of my favourite cities in the world. It is also one of the cheaper countries in Europe with an amazing nightlife. So, grab a cup of coffee and let me take you on an unforgettable ride that Prague is. This ultimate Prague guide will tell you everything about accommodations, must see spots, restaurants and all the necessary information you might need for your trip there.
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Some Useful Info before your Trip:
Currency: Czech Koruna (a few shops & taxis accept Euros too).
Visa Requirements: Schengen Visa
Language: Czech but English is very well understood as well.
How many days are enough?
I have been to Prague twice till now but still have so much that I haven’t discovered. I visited it for 3 nights during both my trips and think that it is actually a good amount of time to explore the city.
Best time to visit Prague?
I have been to Prague during both Spring and Winter. I usually like to avoid summer in popular places only because of how crowded they can get. Having said that, I think the best time to visit Prague is Spring– when the cherry blossoms are in bloom, days are longer, accommodations are cheaper and streets much quieter.
If you can, try to visit Prague during Christmas time too! I have heard many wonderful stories about its magical Christmas markets.
How to Get Around?
The trams in Prague are super easy to get a hold of. Along with them being pocket friendly, they are well spread out and are always on time (at least when I was there). Google Maps can provide an accurate information about their schedule and that is how I loved exploring Prague!
Getting around on foot is always the best way to see a city and Prague is no exception to that. I would usually take the tram to get from a specific area to another, and then explore all its corners on foot. Nonetheless, I found that taxis in Prague are fairly reasonable too.
Where to stay in Prague?
Prague is a city that is divided into many zones and from my experience, I felt that staying in Praha 1 or 2 is the ideal choice. Most of the must-see places are located within that area, which makes it perfect to amble around.
I absolutely loved Sheraton for its amazing food, friendly staff, location and beautiful rooms. Park Inn impressed me equally with its breakfast spread, comfortable beds and accessibility to the tram and Vltava River.
Where to eat in Prague?
Being a vegetarian is never hassle free in a foreign country but Prague really made it easy. These are some of the spots that I personally loved and think you would too:
Agave: My favourite Mexican place in Prague. It is super close to Old Town Square and has the best nachos and dips.
Aureole: Absolutely loved it for the view and atmosphere. It is a fine dining place with tons of vegetarian sushi (Hello, Avocado Nigiri). Tip: It’s a bit far from the city centre so head there for dinner rather than lunch (if you plan to see the city in the day)!
Como: Located in Wenceslas square, Como is great for a much needed exploring break. It’s a bit pricey but the food is worth it.
K the two brothers: Amazing Indian restaurant that is a little away from the city centre but so worth the distance.
Maitrea: An amazing vegetarian restaurant that is only 2 mins away from the Old Town Square. From traditional Czech dishes to some Asian ones, this restaurant is a must visit for vegans and vegetarians alike!
Terasa U Prince: Insta famous rooftop for the perfect view of Old Town square.
Zebra Asian noodle bar: Close to old town square, this noodle bar will keep your Asian taste buds very happy.
Best places to see?
The Charles bridge is my favourite place in Prague. I have been there during all times of the day and loved it the most during sunrise and sunset. If you want to experience a breath-taking sunset, then climb the many stairs of the tower located on either end of the bridge and get awarded by the best view.
It was only after my visit there that I found that this is actually the largest castle complex in the world. How awesome is that? There is just so much to see inside that I feel you need to keep at least 2 hours aside for it.
My favourite historic buildings were St. Vitus Cathedral and Golden Lane. Tip: There are multiple ticket combinations so pay only for what you are interested in seeing.
I came across this while walking from my hotel to Charles Bridge during my trip last year and just loved how unique this building looked.
One of the best places to have a walk and relax in Prague. Letna Park offers stunning views over the Vltava River and its many bridges.
Old Town Square
It is one of the liveliest squares that I have ever come across. Make sure to visit the top of Astronomical clock to get a bird eye’s view of the square. Also, don’t forget to admire the beauty of Church of Our Lady before Tyn.
John Lennon Wall
This colourful wall is filled with John Lennon inspired graffiti and lyrics of the Beatles’ song- I personally loved watching the live musicians perform there
A lovely area located slightly away from the hustle and bustle of many tourists. I loved finding a seat in the park to take in the amazing views of the Vltava River, Charles Bridge and the city.
Experiences in Prague
Segway Tours, Vintage Car Rides and Cruises on Vltava River are some of the wonderful experiences one can take part in. My mother really wanted to go on a Vintage Car Ride across Prague so that’s what I personally went for. Tip: Don’t forget to negotiate the price!
Shopping in Prague
If you are anything like me, then you must love collecting magnets too! I tend to get a new magnet from every country I visit to remind myself of a special time there.
Usually the souvenirs are marked way above their actual price near the touristic hotspots so I will share with you my secret: the address of Havel’s market (google maps location here) that sells the same stuff for almost half the price!
Located right off Old town square, this street is a dream of every luxury brands lover! Staying true to its name, it offers a wide variety of brands such as Gucci, Dior, Louis Vuitton and many more.
I hope you enjoyed reading my Prague, Czech Republic guide. I am here if you have any questions at all. Also, feel free to let me know in the comments below if you would like to see a detailed day-to-day itinerary for Prague too!
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