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Prague Travel Guide

December 4, 2016

Prague is one of my favourite cities it has the perfect mixture of culture, history, nightlife and affordability. I am in love with it’s fairy tale buildings, everywhere you go you’ll find amazing architecture. This is my second visit to Prague I also went in summer last year and I was still amazed by Prague the second time around. Here is a list of things to do in Prague.

Explore Prague’s Castle

There are so many buildings to visit, you can choose between two tickets allowing you into different attractions. Make sure you visit St Vitus Cathedral the stained glass windows are incredible.

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View of Prague Castle from Boat trip

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Beautiful view over Prague from the castle

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Changing of the guard takes place daily at 12.00

Astronomical clock

Crowds will gather here every hour to watch the clock doors open and figures moving.

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Old Town Hall 

Enter the doors to the side of the clock and you’ll be whisked up to the top of the tower for an amazing view of the Old Town Square. When I was there the lift was broken but its an easy walk to the top.

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Walk across Charles Bridge

In summer it is best to arrive here early as it gets crowded. However in November it wasn’t very busy.

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Band playing on Charles Bridge

Letna Park River Views

I went here last summer the view and beer garden are well worth the climb to the top.

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Boat tour

I went on a 50 minute boat trip my ticket was included in my holiday voucher. It would normally cost 300czk (£9.30)

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Klementinum library

This is hands down the best library I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately you aren’t allowed to take photos inside the library.

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Photo from Sean Yan

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View from top of library

Shop at Wenceslas Square

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Visit St Nicholas Church

Visit St Jilji Church

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What to Eat

Trdelniks

Hot circular pastries served hot with cinnamon and sugar you can get these with a variety of toppings and can find them on most street corners.

Mulled Wine

If visiting in Autumn or winter you can find this served everywhere. I stopped of at a cafe halfway up to the castle and had a very tasty mulled wine whilst admiring the view over Prague.

Goulash

You have to try this stew of meat and dumplings whilst in Prague.

Where to eat

Cafe Louvre

This elegant 100 year old cafe looks pretty and it’s affordable! I had the best hot chocolate its so thick and is served with whipped cream.

Lokal

This place is really cheap and offers authentic Czech food (ask for an English menu) I ordered the goulash it was pretty good.

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Gingerbread Museum

This place has so many different gingerbread treats it’s a great place to buy souvenirs.

Accommodation 

Hotel Aida

This is my first time using a Wowcher deal for a holiday and I was very impressed. I paid £100 for return flights, 2 nights accommodation and a river cruise. With it being such good value I assumed the hotel wouldn’t be nice but it was great! The staff at the hotel were friendly and the hotel has a buffet breakfast included. The hotel wasn’t in the centre but was only a 5 minute walk to the metro and then a 15 minute ride. Prices start from around £25 a night per person.

Information

  • A taxi from the airport will cost around 650czk (£20)
  • A much cheaper option would be to get the bus and metro
  • 90 min metro ticket 32czk (£1) this includes use of metro, trams and buses, you must stamp ticket in the yellow machine before entering the metro
  • If you are going to use public transport a lot you can get a 24 hr pass for 110czk (£3.40) or a 3 day pass 310czk (£9.60)
  • From the 26th Nov to 6th of January Prague has a Christmas market in the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square

Disclaimer: I received tickets to the Old Town Hall Thanks to Prague City Tourism, all opinions remain my own

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