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Good reasons why you should visit Prague

19.12.2018

The capital and largest city in Czech Republic and of Bohemia, split in half by the Vltava river, inhabited by more than 1.3 million people and jam packed with museums and historical places: also called the City of Spirals and home to the oldest university in Europe, we have gathered up the all the reasons why you should visit Prague.

What to do in Prague

Enjoying the views from Charles Bridge

The construction of this iconic bridge started in 1357 and took up until the start of the 15th century to be completed: with its 30 statues and statuaries erected all along, it surely offers one good reason to visit Prague as it makes up for a romantic and mesmerizing scenic walk if you walk atop the Old Town Tower bridge.

 

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Exploring Prague’s neighbourhoods

Besides the Old Town and Lesser Town are the most popular areas with tourists, there are plenty of characteristic neighbourhoods such as the residential Vinohrady, filled with art deco buildings and home to many expats and young professionals.

‘Tasting’ beer

If the river is your scene, sipping a good quality brew in one of the bars by the banks is definitely one of the best things to do in Prague, it’s a sort of national habit in Czech Republic!

Eating pastries

Another good reason to visit Prague is to taste pastries: these local quality treats range from the trdelník, crunchy and soft at the same time spirals you can find at stands around Old Town square, to the vetrník, a pâte à choux-based cream puff. Featuring a burnt caramel icing. You will have to find it in one of the cafès in Prague.

 

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Best places to visit in Prague

Prague Castle

The official office of the President of the Czech Republic, it dates back to the 9th century and it is believed to be the biggest castle in the world. It is one of the most significant monuments in Czech Republic and surely a must see amongst the things to do in Prague.

 

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Prague astronomical clock

It is known as the Orloj and it is set in the oldest part of the Old Town Hall: it isn’t just one of the best things to do in Prague for its spectacular viewpoint, but is also a unique attraction as at every hour between 9 and 11 the figures of the 12 apostles appear. This medieval clock is one of the oldest ones in the world.

 

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Sightseeing at Charles University

Founded in 1348, this astounding piece of culture is the first established university in Europe  as well as one of the top universities in Europe. Visiting this site is a truly inspirational way to experience Prague in all of its beauty.

 

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Best restaurants in Prague

La Dégustation Bohême Bourgeoise

For fine palates only the finest food by booking a table at Michelin Star restaurant La Dégustation Bohême Bourgeoise, a restaurant where to experience locally sourced ingredients cooked and styled so to serve the authenticity of the produce. You will be welcomed by a set degustation menu, but the kitchen is ready to welcome individual requests.

 

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Hergetova Cihelna

This fine dining spot holds surely THE best spot in town for location: situated on the banks of the river: to try the Bramborák“, a crispy potato pancake and the Crispy duck wontons with prune sauce.

Tuan & Lan Pho Vietnam

If you are looking for ethnic food, Prague is where to find some of the best Vietnamese cuisine: don’t expect fine dining and sleek tableware, as at Tuan & Lan Pho Vietnam you will be mainly sitting outside in some of their street tables in the summer.

Prague nightlife

With Czech beer being considerable much cheaper than in many countries in the EU, it doesn’t surprise that calling it ‘nightlife in Prague’ can come across as misleading, as tourists and locals start from as early as 11. The downside of this is that sometimes it is hard in Prague to stay away from the hordes of stag dos flocking in the bars in town: explore beer gardens instead. Good places where to blend  in with the locals are Letna Park Beer Garden or Riegrovy Sady.

 

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