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%


    Prague at it's not so best

    Well I was in Prague during the winter, i.e. in December 2014. It rained a bit every other day. But the christmas festivities made it all happen. Still people poured in to the famous locations and it all looked fabulous.

    Insider Tip:Better if you go during the summer.

  • 80%


    Fairytale town by day, endless party by night!

    Prague was a beautiful, interesting place to visit. The architecture is amazing, walking tours are available for a small donation, the royal palace is magical, the history is fascinating! By night, Prague transforms into an all night party! Great bars are packed with people and there are bars that look deceptively small at ground floor but that go three floors underground! Dancing on tables is widely accepted and the national spirit becherovka is delicious! Prague = amazing, don't miss it!

    Insider Tip:Bercherovka = delicious. Hostel One Prague = great for meeting people. Walking tours = excellent! Gallery of Art Museum = amazing Mucha, Dali and Warhol exhibits!

  • 70%


    Prague Adventure

    Prague is such a beautiful city. It is rare to see a European city that has been completely untouched by war. There was so much history to learn about in Prague. I took a walking tour which I would recommend to someone going to visit. See the sights on foot - then decide what you want to come back to. The city itself is very cheap. They do not accept Euros so make sure you understand their currency (koruna) before you arrive. You can walk everywhere, stay in Prague 1 or 2.

    Insider Tip:People eat early there. Make sure you sit down for dinner by 8pm - the latest (20:00h). Most of the nightlife is "underground" - find out where to go before hand. You will not just happen to stumble upon Prague's nightlife. The pub crawls are mostly younger college kids. :) Enjoy!

  • 100%


    Where beer is cheaper than coke!

    If you are finding a place where beer is cheaper than coke, you have found it! But Prague is not only famous for cheap beer. Prague has been existed for thousands years, its history is rather interesting. And partying or shopping or sightseeing? Prague has its all to offer.

    Insider Tip:Prague free tour is one of the best in the world. Find the tour guide with a yellow umbrella at the astronomical clock at 11am or 2pm, you won't be disappointed.

  • 80%


    Go See Prague!

    While I admit, I didn't see as much of Prague as I'd have liked to (during the day time) it's a very lovely city. Everything is very low-cost, and there is plenty to see and do! And the nightlife is AMAZING!

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