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

  • 80%



    The city was amazing, and felt like going to Disney world. My first snow experienced in Europe was in the Old Town city center and it was beautiful.

    Insider Tip:Don't get caught without a metro ticket. A friend of mine did and got a hefty fine.

  • 100%


    Weekend in Prague

    I really enjoyed visiting Prague. The museums were great, the cuisine was delicious, and the people were friendly. It is such a beautiful and relaxing city I plan to return again when I have long weekend.

    Insider Tip:Start your trip with the free walking tour you can do starting in the main square. The guides have a wealth of knowledge and give you an appreciation for Prague's history. I also recommend doing the day trip to Kunta Hora if you have time.

  • 50%


    great location

    ur within walking distance of everything! chain bridge, mall, main plazas, food, and well everything! beautiful city. place could use a bit of an update but but uncant beat the price and location.

    Insider Tip:walk walk walk.. everything is within walking distance

  • 100%


    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.

  • 100%



    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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