Raylin Pellatt (@rayy_baybay), is a serious journey fanatic having visited over twenty 4 nations (and counting)!.
Having just lately graduated from Michigan State final 12 months, she’s relocated to Prague and has put collectively an inventory of her must-sees for the Czech Republic’s capital metropolis! It’s the final word Jap European metropolis break – what are you ready for?!
The general public transportation system makes it straightforward to get wherever within the metropolis rapidly, all you want is a transport move (out there at Metro stations and sure comfort shops) and you’ve got full entry to trams, metros, and busses during your move. Nonetheless, the middle of Prague is sufficiently small to stroll round.
Prime tip: Obtain Taxify, an app much like Uber. Though Uber is out there, Taxify is approach cheaper when you’re searching for a quicker approach of getting round (particularly when the metros both decelerate or shut down round 11pm and also you’re nonetheless out partying).
It may be complicated understanding what space is finest for the type of journey you’re searching for, so here’s a fast breakdown of the Prague districts. Town is split into totally different neighborhoods, every space providing one thing distinctive and thrilling.
Previous City: For those who’re seeking to keep within the heart of the motion and near all of the native sights, it would be best to ebook a spot in Previous City. Previous City places you in the fitting space for a few of Prague’s most well-known landmarks together with Previous City Sq., the Astronomical Clock, and Charles Bridge. Previous City is the liveliest space of the town, so when you’re searching for one thing quieter and out of the best way, you’ll have higher luck discovering lodging exterior of vacationer central.
Karlin: Proper subsequent to the Vltava river, Karlin provides an genuine glimpse of native life. The favored journey journal “Time Out”, even named Karlin as one of many Prime 50 Coolest Neighborhoods within the World. Karlin’s west-side boarders with the town heart whereas the southern and northern edges are alongside the Vltava River.
Vinohrady: Nonetheless central, with just a bit extra peace and quiet than the at all times bustling Previous City, this space is an enormous hotspot for younger expats staying in Prague. On a map, you may Vinhorady primarily lies inside Prague 2 and east of the river.
Zizkov: Positioned straightforward of the town heart, Zizkov is much like Vinohrady, with cafes and a full of life nightlife and is finest for these balling on a price range.
A few of the hottest most-see locations are:
Charles Bridge: Some of the visited and picturesque views in Prague. The Charles bridge connects Previous City with the opposite aspect of the bridge and was commissioned by Charles IV starting in 1357. As a less-known tip, try the towers that stand on both finish of the bridge, for 100 CZK you may climb to the highest for even higher views!
Prague Citadel: There are nice views of the Prague Citadel all through the town, however nothing beats getting up shut and attending to see the small print for your self. The world surrounding the Prague citadel offers you among the best views of the town, with nice road meals choices and occasional out of doors markets!
Astronomical Clock: Positioned within the heart sq. of the town, you’ll wish to time your go to to the Astronomical Clock rigorously. The clock rings each hour on the hour, typically occasions with an enormous crowd awaiting the show. The clock is 605 years previous and nonetheless a sight to see! When you’re within the sq., try any of the eating places surrounding the clock- particularly the rooftop bar on prime of the U Prince Resort instantly throughout.
John Lennon Wall: For those who’re an enormous fan of the Beatles or searching for some inspiration, the John Lennon Wall is a superb place to spend a while or snap a pic. The most effective a part of the graffiti wall is that it’s at all times altering with new writing and photos from locals and vacationers. If you wish to go away your mark, I recommend bringing a sharpie or some paints as a result of it’s not at all times out there on the wall!
These are all very well-known and are generally filled with vacationers. For those who’re searching for a brand new Instagram pic that you just haven’t already scrolled previous 10 occasions, try certainly one of these Instagram-ready areas:
- Dancing Home: The Dancing Home stands out as certainly one of Prague’s most unusual buildings, particularly in comparison with the extra generally seen Gothic and Roman model structure across the metropolis. It was accomplished in 1996 and designed by architect Vlado Milunic with Frank Gehry. It sits on the banks of the Vltava River, so whether or not you’re having fun with a drink at Glass Bar on the highest of the constructing or viewing from exterior, Dancing Home will give your Instagram a pic that’s worthy of a journey blogger (and making one or two individuals at house just a bit jealous of your newest journey).
- Letna Beer Backyard: The Letna Beer Backyard is thought for 3 issues: good beer, lovely views, and likewise the small hike it takes to get to the highest. Fortunately, there’s a again solution to attain the highest that requires rather a lot much less stairs, however both approach what’s ready for you on the prime is nicely price sweating somewhat in your approach. Look over the Vlatava River whereas consuming some fried cheese and having fun with a drink with pals!
- Petrin Park: You won’t have thought the Eiffel Tower can be a cease in a metropolis that’s fairly a distance from France, however do you know Prague has it’s very personal model of the French monument? For those who’re feeling as much as it you may take a hike although Petrin Park (or take the tram to the highest) and benefit from the view of the Vltava River, gardens, and cafe on the prime of the hill. For a small payment, you may even climb to the highest of The Petřín Lookout Tower (aka the Eiffel Tower look alike).
You’re going to wish to gasoline up earlier than an enormous night time out in Prague. The meals of the Czech Republic won’t be as world well-known like a few of it’s European neighbors, however that doesn’t imply Prague is missing any scrumptious eating places or cafes. A few of the most well-known Czech delicacies (moreover beer) embody goulash and dumplings, soup and bread bowls, and Trdelnik.
Extra Foodie Ideas
Prague is stuffed with unbiased eating places that supply distinctive eats. What you’re NOT going to wish to do is fall for the previous vacationer trick of an indication that reads “Genuine Czech meals” particularly if it’s in English. This place is prone to be overpriced meals that isn’t even traditional Czech. You will notice quite a lot of this in Previous City, so attempt to get out of the middle and discover one thing out of the vacationer route. Earlier than you cease it would be best to take word if the restaurant accepts card. It’s quite common for eating places to be money solely, so many certain you’ve got the native forex out there earlier than eating out. For those who’re wanting to avoid wasting cash, order a beer as an alternative of water. In most locations, you will discover a beer or a glass of wine being cheaper than water!
And, after all, we couldn’t neglect one of the crucial necessary elements of journey: the place we’re getting brunch. Prague provides a wide range of eats and all totally different worth factors. A few of our favorites embody:
Cafe Fin: Positioned proper exterior the Jiřího z Poděbrad metro cease, Cafe Fin is without doubt one of the hottest eating places in Prague. You would possibly wish to get there a couple of minutes earlier than opening as a way to get a seat, however the meals is nicely well worth the wait. Cafe Fin provides the classics equivalent to avocado toast, however the menu contains Vietnamese model meals as nicely. Our advice? Something on the Banh Mí part of the menu- you may’t go flawed!
Wafflin: Whether or not you’re craving one thing candy or savory, Wafflin has obtained you coated. Take your seat and fill out your customizable waffle order- when you select to go savory you may decide toppings equivalent to bacon, eggs, avocado, and extra or go the candy route with peanut butter, chocolate, nutella, and extra. The probabilities are infinite and so is our urge for food after we’re at Wafflin!
For those who’re searching for a extra conventional brunch, try Cafe Savoy or Satsang. Each embody nice egg dishes and bottomless mimosas. Each eating places are fantastically adorned and can fill you up with a fantastic brunch to get you able to tackle the day!
Do you know the Czech Republic drinks extra beer per capita than another nation on the earth? Listed below are some nice locations to drink some nice Czech beer:
Prague Beer Museum: As an alternative of simply ingesting the beer, the Beer Museum permits you to expertise the manufacturing whereas studying in regards to the historical past of the various Czech beers- whereas tasting them alongside the best way!
Prague Beer Museum
U Sudu: A particularly widespread underground bar with low cost drinks and a fantastic ambiance can’t be beat, and that’s precisely what you’ll discover at U Sudu! U Sudu has a number of ranges and rooms with cave-like options, locations to bounce, play pool and foosball, and sit and speak!
Beer Bike: For those who’re seeking to see the town with a beer in hand, a beer bike is the best way to go! Widespread with stag events, you and some shut pals can peddle your approach via the town with limitless beer and a good time!
Vinoteka: If beer isn’t your factor, don’t fret as a result of there are many nice wines all through the town. Some of the widespread on a friday after work is the Vinoteka proper off of the Jiřího z Poděbrad Sq.. Though there isn’t any seating out there, it’s nonetheless a extremely popular choice to face exterior the constructing and other people watch and chat the stress of the week away!
What forex does Prague use?
Czech Crowns (CZK). Some bigger motels and vacationer eating places could settle for Euros in addition to playing cards. As a word, 20CZK is round $1 or 1 Euro= 26.60 CZK. Many locations don’t settle for playing cards, so ensure to have some money on you earlier than deciding the place to dine!
How a lot cash will I would like for Prague?
The Czech Republic is rather a lot cheaper than most European nations. A big native beer equivalent to Kozel will typically set you again round 35 CZK ($1.50). A conventional meal can typically be discovered for below 100 CZK.
How a lot does lodging value?
Probably the most inexpensive choices are hostels or Airbnb. For a shared room in a hostel, costs can begin as little as $10/Evening, whereas AirBnbs have somewhat bigger of a variety relying on the scale and placement.
Prague is a satisfying metropolis that makes it virtually inconceivable to be uninterested in so many thrilling occasions occurring, out of doors markets equivalent to Naplavka or Jiřího z Poděbrad Sq., and a lot to be taught and expertise.
Prague has one thing for everyone and it doesn’t take lengthy to fall in love with the distinctive structure, lovely views, and all the things else this metropolis has to supply. Take a look at our full Journey Information here.