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Prague Pocket Guide

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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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  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Prague.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Prague... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Prague.

Prague City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Very pretty, but mobbed with tourists. And the taxi drivers are thieves.

    Prague is a gorgeous city, especially if you like Art Nouveau. Very walkable, too, and great transit. And one of the prettiest synagogues I've seen in Europe. Not quite as impressive as Budapest, but in better repair--fewer bullet holes. On the downside, it's mobbed with tourists. And a taxi driver swindles me out of $100 by giving me "change" for a 2,000 Korun note in bills that were the correct numbers but were Belarusian Rubles, not Czech Koruns. I had just arrived & didn't know better.

    Insider Tip:The taxi drivers in general are thieves: if you want one, get your hostel or someplace to call you one with a pre-set price. Otherwise the drivers on the street will literally charge you 4x what they would a local. Every time, unless you haggle.

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Prague is an incredible city.

    First time ever travelling to Prague and I had heard a lot of great things before hand. It is full of tourists and stags and hens which isn't for everyone but it does mean that you are going to have a lot of fun! The square itself is absolutely gorgeous and had a lot of offer. We managed to go to a few art galleries, museums and obviously we experienced the excellent night life.

    Insider Tip:Go to the museums on the square and the art galleries - all very interesting. On the hour the big clock does a little show which is cool. The pub crawls are incredible - wish I could have done the boat party. Excellent city - has something for everyone.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Prague is cool...

    I was on my vacation/work trip for 3 days and still have time to see city. Night bars are fine, but its better to check in advance or ask someone local.

    Insider Tip:Karlovy lazne, Zlaty strom, Chapeau rouge are pretty cool bars...

  • 100%

    heykiss01

    Prague

    I loved this city!! Such a beautiful place... As they always told me: if you love Budapest, you'll definitely love Prague! And so I did. Must-visit in Europe!

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    I When in doubt choose Prague

    I had no expectations and ended up really loving Prague. The people are very nice and helpful and most speak English. The city has so much historical architecture in tact that you can walk around for days and not see it all. There is a plethora of international food choices and then there is Czech food restaurants as well. The public transport system is easy to use and very convenient. It is a great historical touring city but there is also a local, young, art and music scene brewing.

    Insider Tip:Talk to the locals. I made a friend just by going out of my comfort zone and starting a convo. It lead to lunch and a friend for life.

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