Updated: Jun 25
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and the home of the biggest castles in the world. Prague is a charming city, it is my favourite place I ever been to and I'm planning on visiting again. A three days trip is great to explore everything there is in the city of Prague, you can stay more if you want, but three days is great to not feel rushed and relax. Also, you can do a 2 days trip and cram everything in just two days, I did that and I still enjoyed it and it wasn't rushed.
Reminder: The currency of the Czech Republic is Koruna and not Euro.
1. How to Get Your Visa for the Czech Republic
5. Best Time to Visit Prague
2. 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Prague
6. Accommodations in Prague
3. How to Get to Prague
7. Best Cafes & Restaurants in Prague
4. How to Move Around Prague
How to Get Your Visa for the Czech Republic
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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Prague
1. See the Biggest Castle Complex in the World
Prague Castle is one of the world's largest castles, and it made it into the Guinness World Book of Records for its size. There are more than one site inside to visit such as the Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, and others. The castle's grounds are open from 6:00 until 22:00 everyday, but to enter each site you will need to get tickets. The sites open at 9:00 but make sure to arrive on time as there will be a queue for the ticket booth, or you can skip the lines and simply book your tickets online. There will be three circuits to choose from; A, B, or C, and you choose the circuit you want based on what sites you want to visit.
2. The Stunning Architecture
Prague wasn't damaged during World War II so many of its historical buildings remain intact to this day. During the 17th and 18th century, Prague’s castle were left untouched, and as a result, the city is a beautiful mixture of Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture that is pretty hard to find anywhere else in Europe.
3. See Where Franz Kafka Grew Up
Fanz Kafka was born and raised in Prague, not too far from the old town. He was born into a jewish family who spoke German, which is why you will find a statue of him in the Jewish Quarter in Prague. You can also visit Kafka’s last resting place in the New Jewish Cemetery.
4. Walk Across One of Europe’s Oldest Bridge
Charles Bridge is a pedestrian only bridge. This bridge is the escape from the old town into Malá Strana and Prague Castle. It was built back in 1357 and it features 30 statues that represent saints from Czech history, it is a great place to take a stroll as it is now filled with musicians and artists.
5. Save Money
Prague is a budget friendly destination, so if you are looking to save money then this is the best spot for you. Prague is also a beautiful city that shouldn't be missed, so its a win win situation.
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6. Watch the Still Functioning 600 Years Old Clock
The Astronomical Clock is located next to the Old Town Square, this clock chimes every hour, on the hour, and different mechanical figures march out. It is a very cool thing to watch, so don't miss it. It is said that the Prague councillors were so proud of this clock that they had to burn the clockmaker's eyes to prevent him making another one like it somewhere else, but there is a replica located in Seoul, South Korea.
7. Learn about Life in Prague Under Communist Rule
Communism ruled over Czechoslovakia from 1948 to 1989, where the citizens were stripped of their rights and freedom. You get to know more about the history in Prague, the stories I’ve heard while standing over these spots was interesting. Go on a guided tour with a local to get a clear understanding of everything that happened.
8. Public Transport is Cheap and Reliable
Public transport in Prague is cheap and very reliable, so you can easily move around the city without an issue. I explored Prague on foot and didn't have to use public transport because I had the luxury of time to walk for hours, but if you don't have time, then public transport is great.
9. Amazing Cuisine
I always say that, but the best thing about traveling is getting to eat new dishes. You get to explore the country more and get a taste of the culture through food. You do not want to miss out on Czech’s food.
10. Great Day Trips
There are a lot of great day trips that you can go to from Prague, so if you have time, you can easily explore a lot of different and beautiful areas in just one day. There are tons of castles, hikes, viewpoints, and cute towns to explore from Prague in just one day.
How to Get to Prague
It is easy to get to Prague as Václav Havel International Airport is a well connected airport, you can also reach Prague by train from cities such as Berlin, Budapest or Vienna. Buses can be found as well from other cities to Prague, I like to use Omio to find either buses or trains. If you are looking for cheap flights to get to Prague, then your best option would be to use WayAway. You can also use this promo code - TP-385219 - for WayAway Plus or you can directly visit this link! (You will get 10% off WayAway Plus subscription!)
How to Move Around Prague
Prague has great and affordable transportations spread across the city, you can take the tram, the metro, or the bus. Tickets need to be purchased according to the length of the journey, If you are staying in Prague for a few days; then a 3-day ticket is the best option, it costs 310 CZK or €11.5. If you will be using transportation just once then a 30 minute ticket is great and it costs 24 CZK or €0.90.
You can skip the transportation and explore Prague on foot, this is what I did and it was easy as most places are located near each other. You can also use Lime scooters to explore the city, this will be a fun way to do so.
I did a walking tour with a local that took 1.5 hours, and it was one of the best things! I really enjoyed it and it was really fun exploring Prague while being with a local that would tell you all these small details that you probably wouldn’t hear about. I booked this tour through GetYourGuide, and I highly recommend you start your trip to Prague with this tour, it’s a great starter.
Best Time to Visit Prague
The best time to visit the Czech Republic is between April and October, at that time the weather is nice, but be aware that it will be crowded during that time.
Accommodation in Prague
Prague offers accommodation for different budgets, so it will be easy to find a hotel, a hostel, or an Airbnb that suits your budget. The best area in Prague is Prague 1.
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Best Cafes & Restaurants in Prague
MyRaw Cafe (A cosy raw vegan cafe and restaurant)
Crème de la Crème (The best ice cream & gelato, they have vegan options)
Forky’s (Vegan fast food)
Bistro Monk (A cute lunch spot)
Restaurace Mincovna (Old fashioned restaurant with delicious food in Old Town Square)
Da Antonio Dittrichova pizzeria (The best pizza in Prague)
Maitrea restaurace (Vegetarian restaurant)