City Guide Prague, Czech Republic

Visiting Prague

It’s a tired cliché when it comes to many cities around the world, but Prague really is an enchanting mix of the old and the new. The Nové Mesto (New Town) symbolises the new independent Czech Republic, while the Staré Mesto (Old Town) is one of the best preserved old towns in Europe as it remained untouched in both World Wars. While these are both on the eastern side of the River Vltava, to the west is Malá Strana (Lesser Town) where Prague’s medieval castle dominates the skyline. Along with all the sightseeing to do, Prague has more than its fair share of affordable restaurants, while search hard enough and you’ll find some of the cheapest (and tastiest) beer in Europe.

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Prague City Reviews

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    Prague - A place where history & party collide

    Prague is a dream destination for any traveller who is looking to explore the hidden gems of Czech European history in the day and party like crazy in the night. There is nothing to not like in Prague except the weather can be warm at times but if you choose your month of travel carefully you can rest assured to get a nice chilly time. Really cool

    Insider Tip:Don't be late to the Palace Museum. Be there latest by 4pm if you want to see it from within

  • 80%


    Super cool and special city.

    A must due city while in Europe. Great preserved history, culture, and architect. Too many things to do, see, and eat. Just an excellent experience.

    Insider Tip:Look for the less visited tourist sights. Go out of your way to eat. Rent a bike. Go in the off season.

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    Great experience in Prague

    My trip to Prague was quite last minute and as soon as i arrived to the old town i got amazed about the beautiful architecture of this city. The streets are very clean with plenty of beautiful buildings full of culture all over the city, I wish I had more time time to visit more places within this place.

  • 80%


    My vacation in Prague

    I didnt know much about Prague but i fell in love with the city. It is extremely romantic and absolutely beautiful! I highly recommend it to anyone. It is very affordable as everything is much cheaper than any of the countries that i have visited in Europe so far.

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    Top cities to visit

    If you are on a budget and also love a mix of parties, history and beautiful views then this is the place! Great free walking tours and lots of view points to explore. Easy to walk around and if you want a historic bar try the Medieval Bar that claims it has been open since the 1300's!

    Insider Tip:Find a group and try out the indoor glow in the dark mini golf! It's right in the city centre. And there are tons of cool bars to try out but if you try the Absinthe don't forget to not mix it with beer! If the weather is nice check out the many beer gardens. We found a huge one along the far Eastern side of Vitkov park (cool playgrounds too) where you can also rent beach volleyball and badminton. PS. Don't waste your time waiting for the old city astronomical clock- just pop over right before it starts!

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