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A Weekend in Prague – The Prague Travel Guide
Why Travel to Prague?
Prague’s maze of cobbled lanes and hidden courtyards is a paradise for the aimless wanderer, always beckoning you to explore a little further. The huge potential for exploration, makes Prague, a very popular destination for Millennials, the travellers of today, and as a result, the bustling neighbourhoods of Prague, now attracts more tourists than ever.
However, there is a dark history behind this popular town, dating back to about A.D. 870, and over the years Prague has withstood numerous overthrows, invasions, fires and floods. It’s this reputation for survival and perseverance that has made the Czech capital so fascinating.
Today, its storied churches, narrow streets, daunting hilltop castle and statue-lined bridges create the scene of an urban fairy tale. Even the most jaded traveller would have trouble resisting this city’s charms.
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Prague was once a hidden gem, overshadowed by its flashier neighbours to the west. But the city couldn’t keep its marvels a secret for too long – now, it’s a haven for travellers seeking awe-inspiring experiences at affordable prices. Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, including some famous Surreal Art and Statues in Prague, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe.
Some of the best things to do in Prague include visiting the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
And, even today, top sights in Prague – including the famous Charles Bridge and the historic Prague Castle – offer free admission and many hotels offer rooms at a fraction of the cost of other European cities, making Prague a budget friendly destination in Europe, attracting travellers, from all over the world.
What to Eat in Prague?
As Prague, attracts travellers from all the world, having different travel budgets, you can find yummy food, in the high-end restaurants, or even on the street, like Pizzas, Burgers, Hot Dogs and many more.
You are bound to find traditional Czech yummy food items which are influenced by its neighbours, like Gulas (prepared with fewer vegetables and contains greater portions of meat, as compared to the Hungarian Goulash) and Trdelnik (made by wrapping the pastry dough around a wooden or metal stick, roasting it over an open flame and coated with sugar or cinnamon and served warm and topped with a dusting of sugar, nuts or cinnamon) which are also some of the Best Street Foods in Europe.
Some other dishes to try out are Pork Knuckle (Czech – Vepřove Koleno), Moravian Sparrow (Czech – Moravsky Vrabec) Or the Beef Sirloin (Czech – Svičkova na Smetaně).
Pizzas ! Yummy and Cheap. !
Make sure that a giant glass of Beer accompanies your meals, as the Beer in Prague, is world famous being one of the cheapest. You can even go on a Beer Tour, and check out the vibrant pubs, spread out across Prague.
Where to Stay in Prague?
Post Hostel Prague
Starting from just €10 per night, this hostel, which is also one of the Best Hostels in Europe, is situated in the attractive Vinohrady district of Prague, Post Hostel Prague is only 5 minutes’ walk from one of Prague’s most loved parks (and beer gardens) Riegrovy Sady and a mere 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre and is well connected by public transport as well.
With its 24-hour open reception, this hostel has both Private Rooms, as well as 4, 6 and 8 bed dorms, either with a shared bathroom or ensuite, and one can avail free Wifi throughout the hostel, apart from access to free city maps, and a lively common room.
Welcome to Post Hostel Prague
One needs to keep in mind that the hostel has a keycard entry system, for security reasons, and you will get the keycard on your check-in, however, you need to deposit €10 in cash, which you get back on check out.
The hostel also has some age restrictions, like you need to be between 18-39 years to check into a dorm, and if you lie beyond this age group, and have a reservation, the hostel, will cancel your reservation, without any refund and will charge for the first night.
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What to do in Prague?
For a chilling reminder of the Cold War’s shadow – and some powerful context for the Velvet Revolution – we recommend you to visit, the Museum of Communism and the Convent of St Agnes, the oldest Gothic compound in Old Town, in this Prague Travel Guide. Head out to the Old Town Square, where you will find the Old Town Clock Tower and the Astronomical Clock, which has been going on since 1410, showing the walk of the Apostles and the figure of Death every hour.
The Old Town Square, is bustling with energy at all times of the day, and you can even join any of the Free Walking tours, to get a good idea about the whole city. Usually these tours start from the Old Town Square and culminate on Charles Bridge, which os one of the most prominent Gothic Prague Sights.
I found the free walking tours in popular cities like Prague, Vienna, Budapest, a very economical way of exploring the city, making new friends, and paying as per your own budget.
Prague Old Town Square – Bustling with Energy
Also check out Petřín hill, topped by the 1891 Czech Jubilee memorial the Mirror Maze and the Eiffel-inspired Petřín View Tower, and, of course, the postcard-perfect Charles Bridge – although it can be a bit too crowded, so best to visit at dawn or late at night or go upstream one bridge to the newly refurbished island Střelecký ostrov for a grand riverside idyll.
Don’t miss out unique attractions like Prague Castle, Jewish District and Lennon Wall, which is a graffiti wall, dating back to the Communism Era, honouring John Lennon’s message of peace.
How to Reach Prague?
The beautiful city of Prague, which is also one of the most romantic cities of Europe, is well connected to the rest of the world, both by road, and by air, and there is an extensive public transportation system that includes bus, tram and subway lines, making travelling within Prague, super convenient and economical.
On landing at the Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG), you can take the Bus 119 to Nádraží Veleslavín metro station on the green line (line A) to the city centre. You could also opt for a taxi, which will cost you about 500 to 600 korunas (about $20 to $25) to the city centre.
Even though Prague, has a good and efficient public transport system, the best way to get around Prague, that we recommend in this Prague Travel Guide, is on foot. Exploring this city on foot is a treat for the eyes and for the photographer within you, many of the most noteworthy attractions are within walking distance of one another.
In this Prague Travel Guide, we also recommend that you apart from Prague, you also visit other places in Czechia, such as Brno, like I did, before heading to Vienna. Brno is one of the underrated cities of Czechia, and there are tons of amazing things to do in Brno, that will help you experience the best of Brno.
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