Prague is one of the most liked weekend destinations for people who want to travel in Eastern Europe. Even in just two days, it is possible to discover and appreciate the beauties of the Golden City.
Prague is one of the largest and most populated cities in the Czech Republic and it is also known as “the City of 100 Spires”.
Prague is a very photogenic city, with its Fairytale-like building structure and landscapes that mesmerize everyone.
There are lot of things to do in Prague also for people with a small budget: the capital of the Czech Republic is comparatively cheaper compared to any other European cities. If you are visiting Europe in 2020 then make sure that you take time to go and visit Prague.
From the airport to Prague City Centre
The Václav Havel Airport is 17 km north of the city centre City Centre; the journey to and from the airport shouldn’t take longer than 30 minutes by taxi.
The city centre can also be reached by public transport: bus lines run every few-minute. Bus stops are located directly in front of terminals. I recommend taking the 119 bus (Terminal 1/Terminal 2 – Veleslavín train station) and changing to metro Line A.
Bus rides do not need to be booked in advance. Passengers without pre-paid passes or time cards must purchase a ticket before boarding the bus from a ticket machine or the Prague Public Transit company (DPP) counter. Ticket machines are located directly at bus stops and around arrival halls.
The best way to visit the city is by foot: walking tour are popular in the city. There are a lot of free walking tour in Prague but I recommend the one from Civitatis.
While on a walking tour in the city you probably find some great food and fancy restaurants: you must try the pork neck schnitzel, the goulash and homemade sausages. But also potato soup, traditional roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut, fruit dumplings and apple strudel. Sweet, savory, tangy – whichever your pick, you’re sure to find some local food in Prague that will please your tastebuds.
Many restaurants in the city offer lunch specials allowing you to experience high-end dining at a very cheap price: you can get a three courses meal for just $20.
The Old Town
A must is the Old Town Square, to get a good overview of the whole city. The Old Town Square draws the greatest number of visitors in Prague as it boasts well preserved buildings and monuments: the Church of Our Lady in front of Tyn, The Old Town City Hall and the Baroque church St. Nicolas.
One building that truly dominates the square is the Old Town City Hall, which dates back to 1338. In 1410 the astronomical clock was added to the Hall with a chronometer and the zodiac below; this clock is a worldwide attraction and well worth a visit.
On one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, you will find the Kinsky Palace with its delicate pink and white stucco facade. Between 1755-65 it was built for Jan Arnost Goltz, on the grounds of two old hotels.
The beautiful Prague Castle was founded around 1880 and it is a Unesco World heritage site. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70,000 m².
The castle consists of a large-scale composition of palaces and ecclesiastical buildings of various architectural styles, from the remains of Romanesque-style buildings from the 10th century through Gothic modifications of the 14th century.
The Jewish Quarter
From being the birthplace of Kafka to the hiding place of the Golem, Prague’s Jewish quarter has repeatedly found itself at the centre of historic happenings and events: explore its maze of back-alleys and narrow lanes to uncover the best places to visit on a trip to this captivating corner of the city.
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