Raylin Pellatt (@rayy_baybay), is a serious journey fanatic having visited over twenty international locations.
Having lately graduated from Michigan State, she’s relocated to the Czech Republic’s capital metropolis of Prague and has put collectively an inventory of her must-sees for the final word Jap European metropolis break. So, what are you ready for?!
Getting round Prague | Journey highlights | Neighbourhoods | The place to eat | The place to drink | Cash & finances
The general public transportation system makes it simple to get wherever within the metropolis shortly, all you want is a transport move (obtainable at Metro stations and sure comfort shops) and you’ve got full entry to trams, metros, and busses all through your move. Nevertheless, 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 in the event 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).
Prague Neighbourhood Information
It may be complicated understanding what space is greatest for the form of journey you might be searching for, so here’s a fast breakdown of the Prague districts. The town is split into completely different neighborhoods, every space providing one thing distinctive and thrilling.
Outdated City: In case you’re trying to keep within the middle of the motion and near all of the native points of interest, you’ll want to guide a spot in Outdated City. Outdated City places you in the fitting space for a few of Prague’s most well-known landmarks together with Outdated City Sq., the Astronomical Clock, and Charles Bridge. Outdated City is the liveliest space of town, so in the event you’re searching for one thing quieter and out of the way in which, you’ll have higher luck discovering lodging outdoors of vacationer central.
Karlin: Proper subsequent to the Vltava river, Karlin affords 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 town middle 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Vinohrady: Nonetheless central, with just a bit extra peace and quiet than the at all times bustling Outdated City, this space is an enormous hotspot for younger expats staying in Prague.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 simple of town middle, Zizkov is much like Vinohrady, with cafes and a full of life nightlife and is greatest for these balling on a finances.
Should-see journey highlights
A few of the hottest most-see locations are:
Charles Bridge: One of the crucial visited and picturesque views in Prague. The Charles bridge connects Outdated City with the opposite aspect of the bridge and was commissioned by Charles IV starting in 1357. As a less-known tip, take a look at the towers that stand on both finish of the bridge, for 100 CZK you may climb to the highest for even higher views!
Prague Fortress: There are nice views of the Prague Fortress all through town, however nothing beats getting up shut and attending to see the main points for your self. The world surrounding the Prague fortress offers you among the best views of town, with nice road meals choices and occasional out of doors markets!
Astronomical Clock: Positioned within the middle sq. of town, you’ll wish to time your go to to the Astronomical Clock rigorously. The clock rings each hour on the hour, usually occasions with an enormous crowd awaiting the show. The clock is 605 years outdated and nonetheless a sight to see! When you’re within the sq., take a look at any of the eating places surrounding the clock- particularly the rooftop bar on prime of the U Prince Resort instantly throughout.
John Lennon Wall: In case you’re an enormous fan of the Beatles or searching for some inspiration, the John Lennon Wall is a good place to spend a while or snap a pic. The very best a part of the graffiti wall is that it’s at all times altering with new writing and footage 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 isn’t at all times obtainable on the wall!
These are all very well-known and are generally full of vacationers. In case you’re searching for a brand new Instagram pic that you just haven’t already scrolled previous 10 occasions, take a look at one in every of these Instagram-ready areas:
Dancing Home: The Dancing Home stands out as one in every 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 might be having fun with a drink at Glass Bar on the highest of the constructing or viewing from outdoors, Dancing Home will give your Instagram a pic that’s worthy of a journey blogger (and making one or two folks at dwelling 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 method to attain the highest that requires so much much less stairs, however both approach what’s ready for you on the prime is effectively price sweating a little bit in your approach. Look over the Vlatava River whereas consuming some fried cheese and having fun with a drink with associates!
Petrin Park: You may not 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? In case you’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).
The place to Eat
You’re going to wish to gasoline up earlier than an enormous evening out in Prague. The meals of the Czech Republic may not 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) embrace goulash and dumplings, soup and bread bowls, and Trdelnik.
Extra Foodie Ideas
Prague is filled with unbiased eating places that provide distinctive eats. What you might be NOT going to wish to do is fall for the outdated vacationer trick of an indication that reads “Genuine Czech meals” particularly if it’s in English. This place is more likely to be overpriced meals that isn’t even basic Czech. You will notice lots of this in Outdated City, so attempt to get out of the middle and discover one thing out of the vacationer route. Earlier than you cease you’ll want to take observe if the restaurant accepts card. It’s quite common for eating places to be money solely, so many positive you’ve the native forex obtainable earlier than eating out. In case you’re trying to avoid wasting cash, order a beer as an alternative of water. In most locations, you’ll find a beer or a glass of wine being cheaper than water!
And, in fact, we couldn’t overlook probably the most necessary points of journey: the place we’re getting brunch. Prague affords quite a lot of eats and all completely different worth factors. A few of our favorites embrace:
Cafe Fin: Positioned proper outdoors the Jiřího z Poděbrad metro cease, Cafe Fin is likely one of the hottest eating places in Prague. You may wish to get there a couple of minutes earlier than opening as a way to get a seat, however the meals is effectively definitely worth the wait. Cafe Fin affords the classics comparable to avocado toast, however the menu contains Vietnamese model meals as effectively. Our suggestion? Something on the Banh Mí part of the menu- you may’t go flawed!
Wafflin: Whether or not you might be craving one thing candy or savory, Wafflin has bought you coated. Take your seat and fill out your customizable waffle order- in the event you select to go savory you may decide toppings comparable to bacon, eggs, avocado, and extra or go the candy route with peanut butter, chocolate, nutella, and extra. The probabilities are countless and so is our urge for food after we’re at Wafflin!
In case you’re searching for a extra conventional brunch, take a look at Cafe Savoy or Satsang. Each embrace nice egg dishes and bottomless mimosas. Each eating places are fantastically adorned and can fill you up with an excellent brunch to get you able to tackle the day!
Greatest Bars in Prague
Do you know the Czech Republic drinks extra beer per capita than some other nation on the planet? Listed here are some nice locations to drink some nice Czech beer:
Prague Beer Museum: As a substitute of simply ingesting the beer, the Beer Museum lets you expertise the manufacturing whereas studying concerning the historical past of the numerous Czech beers- whereas tasting them alongside the way in which!
Prague Beer Museum
U Sudu: A particularly well-liked underground bar with low cost drinks and an excellent 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 bop, play pool and foosball, and sit and speak!
Beer Bike: In case you’re trying to see town with a beer in hand, a beer bike is the way in which to go! Widespread with stag events, you and some shut associates can peddle your approach via 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 town. One of the crucial well-liked on a friday after work is the Vinoteka proper off of the Jiřího z Poděbrad Sq.. Though there isn’t any seating obtainable, it’s nonetheless a extremely popular choice to face outdoors the constructing and other people watch and chat the stress of the week away!
Extra Prague FAQs
What forex does Prague use?
Czech Crowns (CZK). Some bigger motels and vacationer eating places might settle for Euros in addition to playing cards. As a observe, 20CZK is round $1 or 1 Euro= 26.60 CZK. Many locations don’t settle for playing cards, so be sure to have some money on you earlier than deciding the place to dine!
How a lot cash will I want for Prague?
The Czech Republic is so much cheaper than most European international locations. A big native beer comparable to Kozel will usually set you again round 35 CZK ($1.50). A conventional meal can usually be discovered for beneath 100 CZK.
How a lot does lodging value?
Essentially the most inexpensive choices are hostels or Airbnb. For a shared room in a hostel, costs can begin as little as $10/Night time, whereas AirBnbs have a little bit bigger of a variety relying on the scale and placement.
Prague is a satisfying metropolis that makes it virtually not possible to be tired of so many thrilling occasions taking place, out of doors markets comparable 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 every little thing else this metropolis has to supply. Take a look at our full Journey Information right here.