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%


    gorgeous buildings galore

    quite a walkable city lots of nice churches worthy of a quick look inside if going to the castle try to get there for the 12pm changing of the guard ceremony!

    Insider Tip:day trip to kutna hora is good and you can easily do it yourself without a tour company for much cheaper.

  • 70%


    It's definitely a city for tourists but people are not very nice, at least you seldom see smiles on their face, maybe the city is too packed with tourists. Water and souvenirs here are very good.

  • 90%


    What a city :D

    Beautiful city, lots of stuff to do in the day with a great nightlife theatre, jazz clubs, pubs and clubbing (Clock tower pub crawl is a must)

  • 70%



    Since I arrived to prague from western europe, everything was so cheap. I drunk beers every meal and it was very nice!

    Insider Tip:If you want to try several beers at one time, then I strongly recommend you to visit Beer Museum(this is the name of pub). They sell testing beers(250ml) and you can try 30 kinds of beer at one time. Our group(4 members) ordered 30 kinds of beers and the total price was about 600(perhaps 25 euro)

  • 80%



    A little different from when I last visited over five years ago.I must say that it's not as pleasant as it once was, due mainly to a huge influx of western tourists looking to binge on the cheap beer; however it's still a beautiful place to check out.

    Insider Tip:Stay at Blind Eye Hostel!

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