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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    Beautiful Prague

    The city is gorgeous. The 'new town' has plenty of shops and attrations while the 'old town' has some beautiful buildings and history.

    Insider Tip:Definitely take the time to go up the mini Eiffel tower they have. Spectacular views of the entire city. A lot of stairs! They have some beautiful paths through a wooded area down the side of the hill to get yourself to and from town.

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    Prague is what I like to call my favorite city in Europe. It is unlike any other. There is something in Prague for every type of person. Absolutely unbeatable nightlife and you can meet people that are so easy going and welcoming. I have never had a bad experience in Prague.

    Insider Tip:Try to head a little outside of the city center when looking for a good place to eat. Walk 10 minutes from Old Town Square to find some amazing local cuisine at local prices. Pretty much anything near the city center or Charles Bridge is an absolute rip off and just targeted at clueless tourists.

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    Prague is a beautiful and lively city yet isnt as expensive as other cities e.g. Paris. Definitely worth a visit

    Insider Tip:There are a variety of good and cheap food in Prague 3. You can get a pretty decent meal for €5. The food in old town (Prague 1) can be quite pricey

  • 50%


    Most Beautiful City

    Everyone will tell you how beautiful Prague is, and they're right. Sight see during the day, party at night. The art gallery was hosting Dali AND Warhol exhibits in October. Great street food. Wish I spent more time in this city.

    Insider Tip:Pay attention to where you're going, or download an offline map for your phone. Easy to get lost in the zig-zag city centre streets.

  • 90%


    Prague is amazing

    Prague has everything to amaze your time over there. All the old architecture contrasts with the new wave of young folks there visits and live in the city. It's a city that totaly worth the money mainly if you are a raw backpacker. I was there for a week and I'm sure I will be back there sometime in the future.

    Insider Tip:Try the vegetarians and vegans menus restaurants over the city. It's really delicious. And for partying lovers the club called "Roxy" which is awesome. Make sure you go there on fridays.

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