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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

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    prague

    It's now no longer peak season so make sure you extend your stay for the weekend Prague is an hour train ride from Plzen... worth the journey for any beer connoisseurs as the brewery tour and beer house there are awesome Prague pub crawl is an easy way to meet people but not the best night out, the 5 story club is shit

    Insider Tip:Ask at your hostel for a place to exchange money... there are several places around the city who will give better rates than your bank

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Did not live up to expectations

    Very nice old city, but not much to do if you're not there to shop or party. Charles Bridge - good history, but in the end, a bridge where people sell stuff, mostly drawings. Prague Castle - looks great on the skyline and affords a great view, but you can't go inside the buildings, just through the courtyards. The Astronomical Clock - kind of neat, but only plays for 20 seconds. It was built in the 1400s however, so amazing for the time.

    Insider Tip:Did walking tours of the city and the castle. Worth the time!

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Praha!

    Incredible city with such a rich history and amazing architecture. Plus the beers and partying isn't to bad either!

    Insider Tip:If you want to drink and party in Prague sign up for the pub crawls. Its a great way to meet people and you make up for the euros you spend by getting free drinks and free entry

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Fun

    This is a very fun city with a lot to do and see. The party scene is also there. There is something to do for everyone.

    Insider Tip:For a rainy day activity or just for a change of pace from all of the sightseeing look into Mind Maze.

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Beautiful city and pretty cheap

    One of my fave cities. It has it all from food, partying and great sight seeing. You can see why it's so touristy with so much have to offer

    Insider Tip:Avoid eating the tourist trap of the main old square for food, walk away by a couple of blocks away from charles bridge and you have some restaurants which half the price and better quality!

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