It has the largest beer per capita in the world but there is so much more to Prague than stag and hen parties. Meaning gateway or threshold, Prague was once a water crossway where people paid to cross the Vltava River. Nowadays it is a popular European getaway in Europe with a charming character and ambience.
Historically rich, you’ll find all styles of architecture here from Art Nouveau, and Gothic to more modern styles, there is a deep Baroque culture here. You’ll feel as though you have been propelled back a few centuries.
Things To Do in Prague
Atmospheric, with a labyrinth of streets to explore, the Old Town Square is where it is at, and the ideal place for people watching. It is also a place to find an unusual gift in the lively shopping streets. You’ll also find perfumeries and jewellers.
You may feel as though you’re in a Batman movie within the Gothic feel of this city. Charles Bridge is extremely atmospheric at night and you can often find artist’s images of the bridge to take home as a keepsake.
Prague is a great walking city and the walk along the Royal Way from the Powder Tower to Prague Castle is a nice walk where you can visit the gardens in the castle at the end of the walk. Escape to the Jewish Quarter where there is one of the most valuable Jewish monuments in the world.
The astronomical clock in the medieval Old Town is a must-see, as well as Stahov Monastery, a working place of pilgrimage which sits on top of Petrin Hill. Here you’ll find incredible views of the city.
Obviously if you do come for the beer, the Prague nightlife is some of the finest in Eastern Europe. At night the city is full of energy and being solo it is recommended to join one of the many bar crawls, which usually culminates in one of the biggest clubs in Europe – Karlovy Lazne, a former bathhouse with 5 different clubs inside.
If you are planning on visiting many places in Prague, consider a Prague Tourist Card which allows entry to more than 50 monuments and museums (yes there really are that many!)
There are so many places to stay in this Eastern European city especially near the river and the Old Town. Choose from sociable party hostels to the quieter more refined 5-star Prague hotels.
Hopping on an old tram in Prague is a must and is one of the cheapest ways to get around. The trams and buses run into the night but Prague is a great city to walk around during the day and is very safe.
Just an hour east of the city is Kuta Hora, a medieval town with lots of charm, and one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in Europe, as well as masterpieces of Baroque architecture. Head west for the Karlstein Castle, one of the landmarks of the country, or south for a beautiful park with lakes and a fairytale chateau, within this land of Bohemia.
Day Tours in Prague
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