For centuries, the city of Prague in the Czech Republic has been a wonder to behold. With impressive architecture and a beautiful landscape, this destination should be at the top of your list of “must visit” locations. The city is divided into two by the Vltava River, and with bars and clubs galore, it’s no wonder us Brits return there year after year.
As the largest city in the Czech Republic, Prague is home to over 1.3 million people from many countries across both Europe and Africa, meaning this incredibly diverse location is perfect for everyone. If you do choose to travel there, make sure you book a taxi to pick you up from Prague airport, as the city itself is around 20 miles away and public transport can be poor.
This guide should help to fill you in on some of the most interesting tourist attractions this European gem has to offer.
After a bite to eat at one of the many breakfast bars in town, why not take a walk down the river and take in some sights. The Old Town can be reached by crossing the Charles Bridge, an impressive structure built in the 15th century. On the bridge you’ll come across talented artists and street performers, all hoping to grab your attention.
Once across, you’ll find The Old Town to be of considerable interest. Popular spots include: the world famous Astronomical Clock, The Museum of Decorative Arts, Clam-Gallas Palace, and a range of gothic style churches and synagogues, sure to inspire even the most uncreative minds.
In The Afternoon
After lunch, many tourists choose to hop back across the river and take a look around The New Town, an area that is home to the historically busy Wenceslas Square. Here you’ll find hundreds of boutique shops with a real modern aesthetic, as well as the golden roofed, National Theatre, where performances are held on a daily basis.
Also, you’ll find Charles Square very close by. The oldest and largest medieval square in the whole of Europe, where you’re certain discover a wealth of historic buildings and some really interesting people too. Unlike other cities in mainland Europe, Prague didn’t take too much of a hit during WW2, and this is why so many fantastic ancient buildings still exist there today.
Although most people don’t realise it, Prague has an incredibly vibrant nightlife. Indeed, the largest club in Europe can be found just outside of the city’s shopping district. The Karlovy Lazne, an impressive three story superclub, was opened many years ago and is still going strong today. I actually visited this place in 2008 and found it to be fantastic. The range of music genres covered is truly exceptional – a sure fire winner with rave enthusiast.
If loud music isn’t your thing, not to worry, you’ll soon feel at home in one of the many cheap bars and restaurants in The New Town. Perhaps the most attractive prospect that Prague offers holidaymakers is the price. Drinks can cost as little as 40p per pint, making it the perfect location of travellers on a budget.
Now all you’ve got to decide is when to book your flights.