Prague City Guide
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, a unique small city in Europe with a distinct culture and architecture that creates a fairy tale-like setting. It could be the colorful painted homes, and buildings, or the statues that gives this city a unique culture, but its people, history and setting makes the Czech Republic’s capital a very interesting place to visit. Prague’s population is a little over a million.
The city has winding streets, making it easy to forget where you started and finding your way around can be tricky. The houses can also sometimes seem similar in certain parts so it’s good to use a map when exploring. It’s common for people to walk around the city. For tourists, it’s recommended to take the horse drawn tour of the city. Visiting Prague in the fall or winter is popular because it’s not as crowded so you can have time to see all of what this fascinating city has to offer.
Things to see and do
There is a lot to see and do in the city of Prague: most tourists visit the Old Time Square, a place that resembles a movie set. There are gothic buildings and a large medieval clock sits in a beautiful setting where visitors and local residents can take pictures. Visit another part of Prague and it might seem like you’re a part of a fairy tale at Disneyworld; beautiful castles, pastel painted buildings, and statues are common throughout the city.
For art at its finest, check out the Municipal House. There are wonderful paintings throughout this building. Prague also has many churches to visit, and if you love architecture you can visit Prague’s impressive castle.
There are a variety of shopping venues and malls in Prague, but for a relaxing moment with a taste of history, take a boat ride across the Vltava River and see the famous Charles Bridge. What is interesting about this bridge are the impressive arches and the stone structure.
Prague residents like their sports. A popular sport is hockey. Since the Czech Republic experiences all four seasons, there are multiple sports played. Soccer is a popular participant sport in Prague. Other sports include handball, basketball, and volleyball. Visitors can usually see one or more of these games being played professionally, depending on the season.
In Prague the main language is Czech, however, many of the people speak English. Other languages spoken are Russian and German, so it’s a good idea to know some basic Czech phrases if you do not speak those languages. A popular thing that people do in the evenings is to meet up at the St. Vincent statue to talk among each other about their day. Visit the National Museum or the castle museum for history, culture, and arts. The castle museum is a tall building with great views of the city.
How to get around
Most people get around the city center by walking, but you can catch public transport or taxis to get about. Bring walking shoes because you could spend hours exploring the city by foot. Don’t worry about renting a car; this city closes off streets to vehicles.
From the airport it is recommended to take a bus to get to your destination. It you have to use a taxi, keep in mind that prices could get expensive. If you’re not used to walking long distances it is recommended to take public transportation. You can get tickets for the trams, the bus, or the metro for how many days you need. See the newsagents or the Public Transportation Information Center for more information.
What and where to eat and drink
There are a multitude of restaurants in Old Town Square. Visitors can try dumplings (knedliky), roast duck, and roast pork knee (koleno). When looking for a good beer, you’ll probably see pivo on the menu. For breakfast or dessert try palacinky, a local type of crepe. If you see goulash on the menu, know that it’s a soup with meat and vegetables.
Where to stay
With Prague’s beautiful architecture and stunning homes, you can easily find the perfect accommodation. It is recommended that you stay near your desired locations so that you can avoid walking long distances. It will also help you save money on transport costs. Whether staying for a day or a month, or longer, let World Escape help you find the perfect home from home.
WorldEscape Prague offer a selection of accommodation to suit all budgets. We have apartments catering for all from a little studio to an entire building, so we can cater for little or not so little groups up to thirty guests in one building. If you staying just a few days you want to base yourself right in the centre of this beautiful city.
Prague Hotels Apartments
Prague is the jewel in the crown of central Europe and pre-eminent city of beautiful, ancient architecture. The entire city has not been listed on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Register for nothing; it is one of the most amazing and romantic places to behold and roam around in. The beautiful bridges and castles and the picturesque little shopping streets all breath an air of history and charm, unparalleled by any other European city. Having been mesmerized by all this amazing beauty all day, you have an unlimited choice in where to sit down for a lovely dinner in a cozy restaurant or an amazingly cheap and tasty, original Czech beer in one of the bars, of which many are located underground, adding an extra magical touch to the relaxing experience.
To really put the jewel in the crown of visiting this marvelous city, choose the perfect accommodation. Prague has many wonderful apartments you can stay in during your visit, as a cosy and comfortable alternative to the average mundane Prague hotel room. Imagine being able to just settle on your very own sofa in your very own living room for the holiday at the end of a long, satisfying day in the beautiful city of Prague. Make yourself a nice coffee in your very own kitchen, and cuddle up on the sofa in all the privacy and convenience you could wish for.
Here at WorldEscape we offer wide range of wonderful Prague holiday apartments, all situated in perfect locations such as the city centre, Prague old town or right next to the famous Charles bridge. We have apartments that can house a couple, a family or even a large group of friends, and all for amazingly low rates.