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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%

    Anonymous

    Great city to visit!

    Would highly recommend spending some time in Prague to anyone planning any trip that passes through to near to the Czech Republic. It's a lively city (if that's your thing) but also full of interesting sights and things to do/see during the day. Some of the more tourist-y things maybe aren't worth the wait (e.g. standing in a massive crowd to see the astronomical clock chime on the hour) but it's a great city.

    Insider Tip:The Use-It maps movement has an office in Prague (near the 'dancing building,' in summer 2014 anyway) so for a great map, advice on things to do in Prague and other cities across Europe and of course a chat and free tea/coffee, pop by to see them and get a ton of great travel info and advice!

  • 100%

    pandalu

    A city of its own style

    The first impression of Prague is that its very natural. People are very friendly, always willing to show you their city. I still remember the girl we met at station who taught us how to pronounce Praha. It was wonderful experience. Food was not very expensive but scenic spots were very expensive. Don't miss the beer in Prague, which is said the best in the world, even better than german beer.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Awesome Prague

    We enjoyed Prague very much. However we don't like how the waitress and waiters there keep asking for tips. Everything was within walking distance. The local food were awesome especially the fried cheese.

    Insider Tip:The Dancing House was not as nice as the pictures showed. Get ready to be stared by the waitress and waiters if you don't pay them tips. Go Petrin Tower and watch the sunset there..

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    I'm running away to Prague

    Prague is an absolutely amazing city, if it's not on your bucket list it should be and towards the top. Things in Prague were very cheap which was great for me as a college student but the people, if you got to know them and talked to them, can be very friendly. There's so much to see and you can't miss all the great churches. Even taking the free walking tours offered in the main square isn't a bad time, I had a lot of fun on the tour and it gave me a good overview.

    Insider Tip:There are some great local pubs so try to seek them out. There's an amazing one near St. Nicholas on the corner as you go up the hill.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Great and not too big city to visit

    Prague is a lovely city with lots of great things to offer. Most of the main attractions are part of the architecture, and therefore free to visit. The nice houses are really amazing! Most things are inexpensive, therefore Prague is a great destination if you're travelling on a budget. There's lots to do, but especially when the weather is good. To see all great attractions, you need to be outside, so it should not be freezing. It's not too big, so you don't have to plan on too much time there.

    Insider Tip:traditional czech food: dumplings and gulasch traditional pastry: trdelník

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