To visit Prague is to get drenched in culture. The Czech capital has an abundance of everything to offer – from music and food to museums and buildings; Prague is a city that has walked out of a fairytale to greet us. While it is truly the streets of any place that will introduce us to what lies beneath the glamour of the riches, Prague lives just as equally in its delicacies, in its bridges, in its celebrations and in its nightlife. Whether you’re looking for a place to travel to in Europe or just stumbled upon us by the play of destiny, let us assure you that this city of Bohemian aesthetic is just what you’re looking for.
And to make your itinerary easier, we are here with our short and sweet travel guide for Prague.
Best time to travel to Prague
The best time to pack your bags and go to Prague is from late February to June, when the temperature is mild. Summer is warm, bordering hot, but attracts many more tourists, which results in high prices and raised demand. Winter is scenic with Christmas hanging by, but it’s wise to only try a winter trip if you enjoy the snow. And hot cocoa, of course.
You’ll love Prague if…
You appreciate architecture
Castles and churches built in Medieval-Gothic style have a captivating beauty.
You are an alcohol enthusiast
Prague is a carnival for beer lovers, the artfully crafted beer flows like water in the city. At some places, water is more expensive than beer! Not a beer fan? The capital city also offers wine tasting.
You are a melophile
Groove to sonoric jazz as you walk by in the streets, or lose yourself in the blissful violin playing from the churches. Or just grab a drink and hit the dance floors in the famous clubs. Prague caters to one and all.
Where should you head to?
The Prague Castle
Do you love enormous castles that look like they stepped out of fairy tales? How about dreamy ancient buildings? Prague has just the thing for you. A town on its own, the Prague castle is the largest ancient castle to exist. Climb up the 297 steps to the St. Vitus Cathedral tower to catch a breath-stopping view of the entire city. If you come here around five in the evening, you may be able to witness the guard-changing ceremony.
Old Town Square
Get ready to be swept off your feet by enthralling medieval charm. The Old Town Square houses the world’s oldest operating astronomical clock and remains to date one of the most famous places in Prague. Stand by and look at the clock strike a new hour and play some mesmerizing music. The Town Square, due to its popularity, is filled with tourists, so if you want to take some aesthetic photos without anyone photobombing, go as early as you can!
A bridge that radiates mediaeval Europe vibe with its cobble stones and stunning view, the Charles bridge, formerly known as the Prague bridge, stands over the river Vltava and joins the Prague castle and the Old town.
If you are a shopaholic or like collecting souvenirs, this is the right stop for you. Wenceslas Square, also known as the Times Square of Prague, is a place you’d want to visit everyday. Always lively and colorful with people roaming around all day, the square has outlets of all popular brands.
Located in the southwest part of Prague, the Prokopské valley is a popular tourist attraction with a rare variety of plants. Tourist or not, you wouldn’t want to miss the picturesque scenery.
What you shouldn’t miss
The Scrumptious Food Tour of Prague
There is nothing like authentic Prague flavors after a tiring tour of the city. The Prague Food Company offers a four-hour tour called the “Scrumptious Food Tour”. During food touring, you’ll make four stops where you’ll get the chance to indulge in local Czech flavors, which include the famous beer and Becherovka. Food is a way into someone’s culture, isn’t it? So get yourself a piece of Czech culture by eating your way through!
Is the cold getting to your bones? Do you want a cozy café and a luscious hot chocolate to warm you up? If you’re a chocolate lover, you’re entering heaven. Located near the Old Town Square, this place serves the best hot chocolate in Prague and it doesn’t end there. Here you also find around a thousand versions of hot chocolate(!!!). If you like cannolis, try the Horice rolls and don’t forget the pastries!
With an outstanding interior and a thrilling art decor, the café has a century of history, filled with photos from the 1900s. Albert Einstein was a regular here!
Stories of Prague live in its historical walks. Starting from castle walks to the Haunted history tour, or the Communism and nuclear bunker tour, or the mediaeval underground and dungeon tour, you have an array of walks and tours to choose from.
Look out for
Prague Spring International Music Festival
Roztoky Carnival Parade
The enchanting Signal festival of Prague
Chech Beer Festival
A rival to Paris in beauty and a hidden gem in Europe,the capital city of Czech Republic gives its visitors memorable experiences at an affordable price. Prague really has everything we need to feel alive. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and go for the vacation of your life to Prague.
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