I had the most wonderful experience with Free Prague tour during my June visit. The tourist guide was one of the best tour guides I've ever had. The tour he led in three-and-a-half hours covered so much that I don't think a regular tourist guide can even match it. He is definitely a history buff. What I was most impressed was the stories he told and the enthusiasm he demonstrated doing his job. The public artwork he took us to see was great (I love the Venus and the shoe and the man who sat on the belly of an cow hanged upside down from the ceiling).
Just ignore the drug dealers! They will quickly turn away from you if you show no interest. They are harmless, unless you scream "Stop offering drugs to me" in their face in the open public, like I did.
Praha is really beautiful. It can be cheap, but somehow you spend more than what you aim for. There's plenty to do. Some clubs for not well behaved men had free sex. Czech people are very nice too, and that made it a very memorable time. Sometimes they seem tired of so many tourists.
Jaime Le Mexicain
Prague is a beautiful city. You need at least one month to begin to know its charm.
Prague is an awesome city and definitely justifies more than just a short city break. Despite its increasing appeal to tourists, it's still relatively cheap. The night life is brilliant too, so prepare to catch up on sleep when you get back -- there is plenty to do by either day or night.
Carefully chck where you should change your money, in Prague there are thousands of places where you can do so, but rates a lot. Compare a lot of them before doing it for a big amount. It's worth it. Each hour the astronomic tower rings with a muppet show, nice look.
Davide & Michela, Chiavari (GE), Italy
Banditos' is an amazing place to eat and meet people in Prague. To drink, there's Blind Eye, Bloody Freddy's and Hells Bells. Prague is as cheap as you want it to be as long as you know where to go. The Czechs aren't stupid -- if you've got money to spend then they will know it. Be nice, tip well and meet some locals. They'll look after you.
Tony The Bolt
I took my 2 parrots to Prague with me and the three of us had a great time! Czech women are beautiful.
Jerry, Paulie, Dillie Williams
Prague is packed with history and charisma. The sights are well kept and certainly arent a let down. The prices are still cheap and accomodation is very good. The food is cheap as hell and extremely good quality....my tip is try Jizeera, perfect for a nice meal.
The castle offers great views of the city while Charles Bridge always seems to have performers and exhibitions on to keep you entertained. This city is a sheer delight and is a must for anyone serious about travelling Europe.
Lovely city to look at and some of the scenery and architecture is mind blowing. Get off the 'tourist trail' for the cheap food and drink. As for the nightlife, where is it? We could not find a decent alternative club, gig or pub with a 'pulse' anywhere
Go to Prague before they go to the Euro (the Czech don't accept the euro yet) and prices sky rocket! It is a wonderful city with lots of old architecture, friendly locals, and great beer! Be warned though, Prague is super touristy (watch for all the old people in tour groups...grrrr). Go to the major sights (Prague Castle and Charles Bridge) in the morning to avoid crowds. Try eating at a place called U Provaznice (the Ropemaker's Wife) at 3 Provaznicka just outside the New town and try the goulash. Also try eating at a place called Klub Architektu at Betlemskenam 52, the food is AMAZING and a fancy dinner with drinks can cost you as little as 400 cK. Also have some drinks at Koznicka at 1 Kozi in the old town. Be warned though you can't use a Eurail pass in the Czech Republic.
What a city! Prague is so beautiful that I didn't want to leave! Enjoy the not sleeping night-life and the magic atmosphere all over the castle and the Jewish ghetto.
Prague is a great city, a must visit town, excellent and very cheap restaurants, wild nightlife, and nice people.
Prague. What a beauty! Don't miss the caricaturists on the Charles Bridge, St Agnes Gallery, the Jewish Museum/cemetry, a free concert in Old Town Square, then off to U Fleku for home made beer. Warning, don't leave the bench before paying, retribution is swift and painful.
For a night out in Prague go to the square. There are heaps of young people there drinking beer from the kiosks (very cheap) and chatting in groups. It's a perfect place to meet new people, and the ones we met knew of good clubs to visit, so I'd recommend it as a starting point for your night out. Also beautiful when the church and town hall are lit up.
People are always saying that Prague is cheap. Maybe 5 years ago. The only cheap thing is the beer. Everything else is the same as in Western Europe.
Can't say anything bad about Prague, except perhaps for the behaviour of certain segments of its tourist population. Make sure you experience Zizkov's nightlife, pay a visit to a bar called the Blind Eye.
Had a great time in Prague, lots of sights to see and cheap food to eat - great!!
Prague is certainly a can't miss town. Everyone talks about how beautiful the architecture is, but the best thing about this place is how much there is to do (and how cheap it is). Despite the price, you will spend more money here than most cities, but you will have much more fun doing it.
When you're going to Prague, there's another town called Cesky Krumlov that you shouldn't miss. It's a historic town a few hours from Prague and a bus or train ticket is only a few dollars each way. And check out the hostels page for Cesky Krumlov on this site.
Astronomical Clock when chimed is astronomically disappointing but beautiful to look at!
Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating cities in Europe, and has emerged as one of the top destinations in the continent. Its beauty, along with its great location within Europe, makes Prague a easy spot for those who intend to visit the region.
The first important thing when planning a trip to Prague is making sure you stay at a good district, and District 1, which includes Old Town (Stare mesto) and the Castle, is definitely your choice. It doesn't mean that choosing others will make you trip worse, but being close to the main sites facilitates your visit. Any Prague hostel within District 1 is a good choice in terms of location.
A descent visit to Prague would take a couple days, and exploring its medieval streets and buildings is a great experience for every type of traveler. The main sites include the Castle, the Old Town Square, the Wenceslas Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Charles Bridge, the Dancing House, and the Kafka Museum. In addition, those looking for a good nightlife can find in Prague some of the top clubs in Central Europe -- the most famous one, Karlove Lazne, is a five-story club located in the heart of the city, and a must-do for party lovers.
As the Old Town is relatively small, and the main attractions are located within it, getting around is easy and be done by foot. If public transport is needed, Prague Metro is small and efficient, and very cheap for European standards, and the tickets must be validated before being used.
Prices in Prague are another plus. Eating out should be extremely affordable. The official currency is the Koruna. Euro is accepted in many sites, but the conversion charged is not worth it. Doing it at a official currency exchange, and using only Korunas while in Prague, is a better option.
So, if you are a traveler and are looking for a great experience in Europe, you do not want to miss Prague. The capital of the Czech Republic is now a consolidated destination, and even a short trip proves why. Start packing and don't forget to include it on your next trip.
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