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Prague
Travel Guide

Prague boasts ahistory of over 1000 years and it's plain to see it in the incrediblearchitecture and culture all around the city. This town, with its medievalappearance, is known for its beautiful building, with grand castles, majesticchurches and picturesque bridges: the Czech capital, a city that seems to comestraight out of a fairy tale.

Prague was the capitalof the Holy Roman Empire, a federation that counted former Germanprincipalities and Austria as part of its sphere of influence, and later, of Czechoslovakia.After occupation during World War Two, the country fell under the Communistsphere of influence until liberation in 1989. A split from Slovakia led to thecreation of The Czech Republic as we know it today. Prague is both the capitalof the Czech Republic and of the Bohemia region, and has 1.3 millioninhabitants. Many of Prague’s inhabitants barelyspeak English, but most guides do so.

If you've spent a few hours in Prague,you can admire almost all major architectural styles: Renaissance, Gothic,Baroque, Art Nouveau and Modernism. Three of these styles even come together inone building: Our Lady of Tyn (Týnský Chrám). The most famous modern buildingof the town is the Dancing House (Tančící Dum).

Make sure you pay a visit to the beautiful CharlesBridge (Karlův Most), an attraction in and of itself, as well as the best pointto access both sides of the Vltava. The Vltava River separates the historic OldTown (Stare Mesto) from the Lesser (Lesser Town), where the gigantic complex ofthe Prague Castle (Pražský Hrad) is located.

Take a trip to VysehradCastle to stroll through the lovely gardens and historic fortificationsthat overlook Prague. The ornate Jewish cemetery is well worth a visit too, asis the exhibition about life in the Middle Ages in the Powder Tower (PrašnáBrana).

Prague is pleasantlywarm in summer. While it may be cold in winter, the town offers a picturesquesight when it snows. Whatever the weather is, it's always the perfect time totry out the delicious local delicacies and affordable Czech beer.

Take in the view of the spires of the majesticchurches that populate the city, such as St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála Sv.Víta). Or, even better, climb one of the many yourself and discover why Praguethe "City of a Hundred Spires". The medieval walls, the terracottaroofs and chimneys; this historical Central European city really does have afairytale appearance. And when combined with adding the many art treasures andthe nightlife, it is not hard to understand why Pragueis such a popular travel destination.

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Where to stay in Prague

Botanique Hotel Prague
Botanique Hotel Prague
4 out of 5
Sokolovská 11, Prague
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €53 per night from 14 Mar to 15 Mar

Located in Prague 8, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Karlin Music Theater, Municipal House Hall and Powder Tower. Prague Astronomical Clock and Old ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (991 reviews)
Great place for a very good price

"Brand new hotel, all very clean, nicely appointed, friendly staff, good breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2020

Botanique Hotel Prague
Art Deco Imperial Hotel
Art Deco Imperial Hotel
5 out of 5
Na Porici 15, Prague
The price is €64 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar

Located in Prague 1, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Route and Municipal House Hall. Powder Tower and Palladium Shopping Centre are also ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (991 reviews)

"It was an amazing relaxing stay. The staff really pampered me responding promptly to every little request. I especially loved the lady at the reception who greeted me upon arrival (don’t remember the name unfortunately). The room was a work of art, as was the whole hotel. On my second day of my stay ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2020

Art Deco Imperial Hotel
Corinthia Hotel Prague
Corinthia Hotel Prague
5 out of 5
Kongresova 1, Prague
The price is €45 per night from 12 Mar to 13 Mar

Located in Prague 4, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Prague Congress Centre. Palouček Stop is 8 minutes by foot and Svatoplukova Stop is 8 minutes.

4.3/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"As always with each stay the hotel makes you feel welcome. Pleasure to stay there. Will be back again."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2020

Corinthia Hotel Prague
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Emporio Prague Apartments
Emporio Prague Apartments
4 out of 5
Soukenická 6, Prague
The price is €32 per night from 15 Mar to 16 Mar

Located in Prague 1, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Route, Palladium Shopping Centre and Municipal House Hall. Old Town Square and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (476 reviews)

"Value for money. Great location"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2020

Emporio Prague Apartments
Honest Apartments
Honest Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Strakonicka 1856/11, Prague, Prague 5 Smichov
The price is €35 per night from 13 Mar to 14 Mar

Located in Prague 5, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Staropramen Brewery, Dancing House and Vysehrad Castle. Wenceslas Square and Charles ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (49 reviews)

"very clean and comfortable apartment. It is a two-minute walk from the tram and a seven-minute walk from the metro. near many restaurants and shops. pleasant communication with the owners (without a personal meeting, what I like a lot). when we arrive in Prague again, we will return to these ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

Honest Apartments
Luxury penthouse with pool and beautiful terrace
Luxury penthouse with pool and beautiful terrace
K Sídlišti 1728/31, Apt. 112, Prague, Prague (region)

Located in Prague 4, this romantic apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Prague Congress Centre, Dancing House and Wenceslas Square. Prague Astronomical ...

Luxury penthouse with pool and beautiful terrace
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Prague

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Top Destination

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1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

Government over reacted to the virus, Czech people very ignorant and unpleasant, especially towards the British, considering how many and how much we spend there, will certainly never go to Czech Republic ever again.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

Very pretty clean city

5/5 - Excellent

Dadster

11 Mar 2020

Loved it here... it’s a beautiful place & I will return some day.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Mar 2020

Lovely place to visit Lots to see/do

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Feb 2020

We liked Prague very much. Would recommend going there. A beautiful city!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Feb 2020

Can't wait to come back to Prague! Loved every minute but there is so much to see! Just wouldn't stay in the hotel we stayed at again.