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Prague - City Guide

Updated: May 25

Prague is a stunning European city that makes you feel like you've stepped into another century. It has so much history, art, and culture there is no doubt you will fall in love with the vibrancy of the city.

Know Before You Go to Prague:

  • The Czech Republic has their own currency - Czech Crown. The current exchange rate is about $1 USD to 22 CZK (changes daily - check out current exchange rate here). Most places take Euros though!

  • This city is completely walkable! Avoid taxis which tend to overcharge. If you do need a taxi, ask your hotel to call you one!

  • Summer (July/August) is the busiest months for tourism in Prague. Avoid the large crowds and find better deals in Spring/Fall.

Where to Stay In Prague:

  • Airbnb in Jewish Quarter - this was a great way to walk around the city at an affordable price.

  • Aria Hotel ($$$): Talk about LUXURY! This hotel has such an upscale, sophisticated feel. They have a free airport shuttle, free breakfast, AND if you book 2 nights, the 3rd night is free! My favorite part is the Rooftop Terrace overlooking Prague Castle.

  • Hotel Residence Agnes ($$): This adorable boutique hotel has a total of 22 rooms - each different in their own way. It's located in Jewish Quarter which is walking distance to all must see attractions. Breakfast is served each morning with a tasty European spread.

What to Do in Prague:

1. Old Town Square

This is one of the most iconic spots in Prague. It's the center of the bustling city and a great spot for exploring.

  • Astronomical Clock: Don't miss the mechanical performance of this clock! Every hour, the clock comes to life to signify the new time. It's 600 years old and is considered one the greatest treasures of the city.  

  • Old Town Hall Tower: Climb to the top for an amazing view of the town square. It's open every day, but be sure to go early to avoid large crowds. It costs 250CZK Crown (about $11) and is so worth it!

2. Prague Castle

This 9th century landmark is the largest castle in the world and is still used as the President's residency to this day! There are many different types of tickets so pick the one that best fits your interest. The price ranges from $70 CZK (basic entrance fee) to about $1,000 CZK (full guided tour). You'll definitely want to do this early in the day to get ahead of the crowds.

The views from the Castle are stunning! You can see the city of Prague from atop the hill!

3. Charles Bridge

This bridge crosses over the Vltata River and connects Old Town to Prague Castle. The bridge is filled with local artists and vendors selling a variety of paintings and custom artwork. The bridge also has over 30 statues along the edge. FYI - Repairs are scheduled to begin in 2019 and will last for 20 years.

4. Drink a Pilsner Beer

Pilsner beer was created here in The Ceczk Republic and is sold for cheap! To explore more into the history of Pilsner, you can take a day trip to Pilsen.

5. Lennon Wall

This iconic wall of graffiti symbolizes peace and freedom. It became famous after the Beatles singer, John Lennon was assassinated. It can be a little hard to find in the winding streets, but makes for a great picture when you do! If you're lucky, you'll catch local artists adding to the wall.

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