Visit the Golden City, Prague to see some of the finest architectural designs set against a picturesque background
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About Prague Tourism
Prague is the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic. Well-known by the name of “the City of Hundred Spires” The city is home to Vltava River. Adorned with a perfect blend of historic and modern, the city is an ideal destination for travelers. The architectural glory boosts tourism in Prague. The city received a total tourist footfall of 7,652,865 in 2017. Prague tourism industry is growing day by day with the development of the city and its nearby areas. Being the capital and the largest city in the Czech Republic, Prague is becoming one of the major tourist attractions in Europe. Trips to Prague are being planned by tourists in order to get a glimpse of the city’s culture and architecture. Prague city boasts of having the best view of River Vltava. There are around thirty bridges and footbridges over the river in Prague, which offers breath-taking views of the Prague skyline and the waters beneath.
One can definitely take a complete travel package to Prague in order to see some of the best places in the city. Prague tourism has gained a lot of popularity over the last few years mainly because of the beauty and architectural designs of the place. Also, Prague in Czech Republic can be one of the cheapest cities to visit in Europe as compared to other cities like Zurich, Frankfurt, London, and others. A visit to Prague is a must if one wants to enjoy the scenic beauty in peace with their loved ones.
Being a beautiful Golden city of Europe, Prague offers a number of things to do and places to visit. One of the major attractions of Prague is the St. Vitus Cathedral, which holds great importance in the history of Prague as well as in the lives of people of the Prague city. The Cathedral is located on a hillside and gives the whole view of the city. Another place that holds great importance in Prague is the Charles Bridge, which is built across the River Vltava and has beautiful statues on both sides.
Famous Food in Prague
There must be a special mention of the food in Prague which is not only very tasty but equally unique. One can spot many fine-dining restaurants. Prague, Europe is the largest consumer of beer in the world, therefore, one must try the different varieties of beer available in the place. Listed below are some of the local dishes that one can savor in Prague.
Koleno: This dish has pork marinated in beer. It is served with bread on the side. It is quite an amazing dish and will surely tickle one’s taste buds.
Kulajda: Kulajda is a mushroom & potato soup and is one of the most easily available dishes in Prague.
Smažený sýr: Another unique dish that can be found in Prague is Smažený sýr, which is fried cheese. It is often served with sauce and french fries.
Guláš: This dish lures the hearts of many. It is beef goulash with dumplings. It has chunks of delicious beef. It is one of the most sought-after dishes in Prague.
Kremrole: If you are on a lookout for cream-stuffed puff pastry, then Kremrole is your dish to savor in Prague. It is available in such variety that one can easily fall in love with it.
Chlebí?ky: Chlebí?ky is a perfect way to snack in Prague. They are open-faced mini sandwiches that are served in different variants.
Places to Stay in Prague
Prague offers you a plethora of places where you can stay to turn your trip in a dreamlike vacation. Best of all, one can easily find places as per one’s budget. Listed below are some of the areas that one can stay in Prague.
Old Town: Ideal place for first-time visitors
New Town: Perfect place for a budget stay
Zizkov: An abode for night owls and party lovers
Vinohrady: A hub for art deco buildings
Mala Strana: A hillside wonderland for families
There are many nightclubs and bars that are open all night for the people to have the best time of their lives. Dlouhá Street in the Old Town Square is the place to be to enjoy the lively nightlife in Prague. However, there is much more to explore in Prague during the night than just bars and pubs. Listed below are popular nightlife activities:
Night tour of Prague Castle
Vltava River Cruise
Enjoy the panoramic views of Prague from Petrin Tower
Night tours of Prague Zoo
Party in bars and pubs
Mozart Concert with fine dining
Shopping in Prague
Markets in Old Town, Nové Mesto, and Malá Strana areas are popular to bargain for antiques or rare books. Shopping in Prague can also be an exhilarating experience with a number of products to buy from some of the best shopping centers in normal street markets. Havelská Street is popular for stalls selling wooden toys, artworks, marionettes, and other things that depict the history of Prague. Some of the must-buy things in Prague are given as follows:
Natural cosmetic products
Bohemia Garnet Jewelry
Becherovka herbal liqueur
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Places To Visit In Prague
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Astronomical Clock In Prague
Prague Astronomical Clock was first installed in 1410. It is also known as Prague Orloj Astronomical Clock. Travelers can find the Prague Astronomical Wall Clock fixed on the southern side of the Old Town Hall, which is near Old Town Square. To house the clock’s mechanical parts, a stone chamber was also built near it. It m...
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St. Vitus Cathedral In Prague
St. Vitus Cathedral Prague, the seat of Archbishop of Prague, is a cathedral of Saint Adalbert, Saint Wenceslaus, and Saint Vitus. The St. Vitus Cathedral interior is heavily influenced by Gothic architecture with a renaissance and baroque touch as well. The construction of the church took longer than expected; there were s...
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National Museum In Prague
The National Museum Prague in 1818 with a focus on natural sciences. Later, in between the years of 1830 and 1840, the museum also started collecting historical objects. The museum was then seen as a center for Czech nationalism. It took almost an entire century to balance out the historical artifacts with the science ones....
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Many times, Prague can become a bit dull as most of the tourist spots are historical buildings. But fret not; Prague Zoo is to the rescue. It is the place to go to spruce up the trip especially for children. Built in 1931, the Prague Zoo was built to help students and scholars gain advanced knowledge in wildlife and zoology...
Dancing House In Prague
Dancing House Prague was designed in 1992 and completed in 1996. It was designed by an architect called “Frank Gehry”. Representing the US bombing on Prague in 1945, the Dancing House holds a lot of historical significance. The plot remained vacant till the area was cleared in 1960. Frank Gehry originally named the house “F...
Things To Do In Prague
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Jewish Museum In Prague
Housing one of the largest collections of Judaica in the world, Jewish Museum in Prague is extremely popular. The Jewish Museum stands as testament and reminder of the atrocities committed on the Jewish community during the Second World War. It was on the suggestion of a Jewish employee that the building was used to store t...
John Lennon Memorial Wall In Prague
John Lennon Wall Prague represents a symbol of peace and love. Earlier, the wall was a plain wall, but during the 1980s, artists started creating graffiti inspired by John Lennon and writing lyrics of various Beatles’ songs. The Sovereign Military Order of Malta owns the John Lennon Wall Prague and still allows the artists ...
Strahov Library In Prague
The Strahov Library is situated in the Strahov Monastery. The monastery was built after Jindrich Zdik visited the holy land and wanted to found a monastery. The monastery was first made of wood and later replaced with stone structures before being renewed after a fire in 1258 heavily damaged the monastery.
The Strahov Mona...
- National Library
Travel to Prague
Read about the best & quickest routes to save time & money, as suggested by our travelers
Traveling by air is the best solution to how to reach Prague from India. One can take a flight from any of the major cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, etc. A one side flight to Prague may cost around 20,000 rupees, and take almost 16 hours to reach the destination, but it can be the cheapest way to get to Prague from India. The Vaclav Havel Airport is the international airport of Prague which is well connected to the other parts of Europe as well; however, tourists from the East may find many connecting flights to the place. The Prague airport to city distance is about 18 km, and there are many ways to travel from airport to city Prague, including the buses and metros. Bus No. 17 runs from airport to Nove Butovice and takes around 45 minutes to reach the place. It is the cheapest way to reach the city from the airport.
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FAQ's of Prague
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What to buy in Prague?
The best thing to buy in Prague can be a beer bottle as there are around 150 varieties of it available in the city. Apart from this, one can look for souvenirs in the shops on the Charles Bridge, and buy organic products or wooden toys.
Is Prague safe to visit?
Yes, Prague is a very safe city. However, pick pocketing in crowded areas can be an issue amongst the tourists.
How can one travel within Prague?
The metro and the bus services are pretty good in Prague.
What to pack for a trip to Prague?
In winter, it is recommended to take heavy woolens. On the other hand, in summers, a light jacket is fine.
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