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

  • 100%


    The city more beautiful of Europe.

    All the things in this city charmed me. The atmosphere, The castle, people, food, squares, weather... The architecture of the city is incredible...In my opinion the city is very romantic and no expensive. I have plan to return.

    Insider Tip:It is worth knowing the Castle and go on Pub Crawl.

  • 70%


    Party City Prague

    Prague was great for having a great time of fun and parties. Also the city itself is very nice and there is a nice athmophere around. You should definitely visit the Chapeau Rouge and the Karlovy lázně if you are looking for a great party.

    Insider Tip:Stock some food en drinks and visit the Letenské sady Park to get over your hangover!

  • 90%


    Beautiful city - I want to live there.

    Prague is a very cultural place, so not for those who want to sit around doing nothing. So much to do! There are various excursions whether it's a boat trip on the River Vltava, a ghost walk or a segway tour around the city. It's very beautiful, so some form of tour is definitely recommended to make sure you see as much of it as you can. Also, if you enjoy a good night out, there are various kinds of bar crawls, and so many different themed bars and clubs!

    Insider Tip:Remember that Prague is popular for stag dos and hennights - there are a lot of people who go there purely for the nightlife. If you aren't interested in this kind of scene, then Prague at night probably isn't for you. Another tip: speak to the people where you are staying about where to eat, as there are so many places to choose from it becomes an impossible task to make a decision!

  • 80%


    Fantastic History and Stunning Spaces

    Prague was really attractive as a city, especially the Castle! The city is teaming with history and with plenty to see for reasonable prices. (Partying listed as average because we didn't have enough time).

    Insider Tip:I really would recommend climbing the tower at the Castle, it is easily worth a few hundred steps.

  • 80%


    I love Sir Tobys

    The rooms were kept clean. The staff were so friendly. They put on different activities each night. The bar downstairs was amazing, good, cheap drinks. The breakfast was brilliant! Good location with supermarkets just up the road. Clubs and bars nearby and a tram stop just round the corner

    Insider Tip:Go to crossclub.

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