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 of hidden sights

    Prague is absolutely stunningly beautiful and offers so so much it might be a bit overwhelming at first. I guess, one could happily wander the streets for hours and just look at all those beautiful old houses or sit in various little pubs and cafés without ever getting bored. If you're very strategic about your sightseeing tour, though, you'll soon find you have to be kind of good at reading maps and prepared to get lost every once in a while.

    Insider Tip:When wanting to see as much as possible for as little money as possible, the Prague Card might be a good investment. Also, we loved the park up at the Petrin Tower (especially at night) and Vysehrad.

  • 80%


    Great city, but only during the day

    The old town part of the city is lovely, you will get to see a center that still feels very medieval, with cute little timber frame and frescoed houses and some really cool buildings. Make sure to walk all the way up to the castle as the cathedral is very impressive. Make sure you don't go back to late at night if your stay isn't very central, because the backroads become very sketchy very quickly after the tourist horde is over.

  • 90%


    Prague has it all

    Either it's for sightseeing, culture, partying or just wasting time, Prague is a most-go place. The people are friendly, the food is great and there's never a boring night. The city has gotten more expensive compared to Budapest, but it's not like paris or rome. I've visited Prague a couple of times now and it never bores me. The scenery is awesome and the food is great.

  • 90%



    I really fell in love with Prague, there's something about the architecture, people, possiblities... such a cheap city, great to go out! Can walk for hours and just enjoy it. easy to avoid the crowds. Not a city to go shopping but more sightseeing and going out, I think.

    Insider Tip:Do the pubcrawls! Have goulash. Go on top of the hill for a nice view.

  • 100%


    Fairy tale City

    Beautiful city, filled with art and culture in every corner. Was blown away by its beauty. They had a Tm Burton Expo, next to it there was a Mucha, Dali and Warhol expo, all for very reasonable prices. Shopping was also great, it is well priced.

    Insider Tip:Take the free walking tours (more then 17 companies available so you can take 1 or 2 daily) Went to a Black Theatre show and it was very nice, also pub crawling and had a blast ! If you have time try to see Don Giovanni, just dont buy the cheapest tickets caus its really hard to see the stage or Actors from so high above =P Food and art are everywhere ;) Although its easy and fast to use the subway, if you're staying downtow I recommend walking around there is so much to see and do. BEAUTIFUL

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