Oozing culture and history, the capital city of the Czech Republic, The Golden City, is full-to-bursting with museums and galleries for the tourist who fancies a cultural retreat. Few first-timers should leave without seeing Prague Castle, the Old Royal Palace or the Old Town Hall, and yet, the city now attracts a hoard of young people with the promise of a well-priced, emerging party hotspot.
Prague is separated into ten numbered districts, with the oldest and original ‘Town of Prague’ being at number one. The practice is a little crude, but it is helpful when choosing where to stay and in what part of the city; whether you’re on the lookout for something vibe-y and busy for you and your friends, or something a little more laid back for you and your partner. Peak season generally runs from April to October and prices can fluctuate drastically, but if booked early, this city can be enjoyed for a snippet.
Since the abandonment of Communism in the early 90’s, the quality and quantity of products available in the Czech Republic has improved dramatically to keep up and exceed tourists’ expectations. This beautiful, old city may not strike you as a shopping mecca, but look a little closer and you’ll find a myriad types of shops for a myriad types of shopper.
Funnily enough, lunch is traditionally the main meal in Prague. However, due to the steadily increasing sea of tourists that visit Prague all year round (1, 668, 467 people ventured to Prague in the Summer of 2012 alone), almost all of the restaurants cater to the foreigner who fancies supper, with a variety of local and not-so-local foods for every taste bud.
One of Central Europe’s most exciting, beautiful and cultured cities (quite a feat for a country which has only been around since 1993), Prague offers something to visitors of all shapes, sizes and fancies. Go googly-eyed over the beer, immerse yourself in the history, chit chat to the ever friendly locals, swoon at the breathtaking architecture or shake what your mama gave you at any number of bars and clubs – the choice is all yours.
Immerse yourself in a millennium of history in the ancient cobbled streets and golden spires of Prague. Read on to explore the wonders of historic Prague.
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