Prague is the capital and the largest city of the Czech Republic. It’s also one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. One of the reasons why it’s such a gorgeous city is because Prague was spared from destruction during World War II. But beyond the urban jungle and shopping centers, this city is always looking back to its own rich history. Since being removed from Communism, Prague easily bested other European hotspots. It’s now a playground for the rich and the shopping savvy!
Planning your next vacation to Prague? We are listing down all the must-visit places you need to add to your itinerary:
Exploring the Old Town
A visit to Prague is never complete without checking its many historic castles. One of which stands at the top of a hill along the Old Town. The Prague castle is home to the breathtaking St. Vitus Cathedral and the St’ George basilica. The entire property is nestled with manicured lawns and fabulous gardens.
After checking out the Prague castle, why not tour the Royal Gardens after? You have to pay several Euros to explore the garden, but it’ll be worth it! The Royal Gardens features romantic embellishments, ivy-colored walls and intricate trellises. It also features exquisite columns and eye-catching flowers. It’ll take more than a day to explore the garden. It’s several storeys tall so if you’re travelling with kids or with a handicapped person, this is an important thing to keep in mind.
Sampling Local Coffee
If you love checking out local cuisine and beverages, drop by the center of Old Town. It’s worth the trip if you are a tea or coffee lover! There are loads of local coffee shops and tea stores to explore. Prague is a melting pot of different cultures. You don’t want to miss the delicious Turkish tea houses and nondescript coffee stores in the old Town. Just walking near the metro shop and you’d be greeted with the heady aroma of incense, mesmerizing sitar music and the best coffee in town! This is the perfect place to get to know the culture and bask in Prague’s multicultural atmosphere.
If you’re the type who love to get close to nature, pack your bags and travel to Petrin Hill! Petrin Hill is one of Prague’s greenest spaces. The place is packed with the most amazing gardens! One of its attractions is a miniature version of the Eiffel Tower. You can travel to Petrin Hill by taking the funicular railway from Ujezd.
Hanging Out at the Local Pub
Do you hate the idea of traveling with other tourists? If you want a unique experience, why not go to the local pub and check out the locals. There’s a good pub near the castle side of the river. This spot is almost devoid of tourists. It’s a great place to feel the “real” Prague. Have a drink at one of the local pubs for 19 crowns and check out the glorious view of the river.
If you want to pick up the pace, Prague’s nightlife is just as colorful. There are over 300 bars in that area. It’ll keep anyone entertained from sun up to sun down!