Prague is the largest and also the capital city of The Czech Republic (formerly 2 areas which formed Czechoslovakia). This city offers beautiful landscapes, majestic bridges, church domes and so much more. Travelers to Prague will be enthralled with the beauty of the area and will have much to see and do while there. Prague is split up into 15 Districts and is a wonderful mix of countless church spires, cobbled lanes, courtyards and cathedrals.
While in Prague, you will want to visit Prague Castle which according to Guinness World Records is the largest castle in the world, and Castle Picture Gallery is also on the grounds. Here you can watch the changing of the Presidential Guard visit palaces and museums and enjoy the beautiful views of the city.
For history buffs, you’ll be swept into history with a visit to The Old Town (Stare Mesto) the historic center of Prague with numerous monuments, theatres and historical buildings. Here you will find Orloj (Astronomical Clock) and Tyn Church as well as the site of Mozart’s first performance of Don Giovanni Estate Theatre. A visit to Josefov will present an opportunity to view the resting place of Prague Golem, and other synagogues and buildings that comprise this historical Jewish ghetto.
Czech National Gallery houses one of the most impressive collections in Prague including Asian art, while the Czech National Museum is a combination of Music, Historical Pharmacy, Ethnographical and Anthropological museums among others.
The Prague City Gallery and Prague Museum of Fine Arts are more modern museums with 20th Century Czech art in beautiful medieval settings. There are numerous other museums in Prague with offerings of models, technology engineering of cars, aircraft and other vehicles, toy museums, musical instruments and even a postal museum. Museum lovers will have their days filled to the brim with taking in all that Prague has to offer.
While you are in Prague you may want to consider purchasing a sightseeing pass which can offer you entry to many attractions, depending on where you are planning to spend your time. Whether its museums, historical sites, or a basilica you’ll find a sightseeing tour that fits into your schedule and your desired activities.
Many performance groups in Prague cater to the tourist trade, and if you love theatre, you will enjoy the opportunity to visit AghaRTA Jazz Centrum, Black Light Theatre, Ungelt Jazz & Blues Club, Prague Folklore Days or other opportunities.
Unlike other areas, Prague typically observes lunch as the main meal of the day and most meals are based around beef or pork with heavy side dishes. Fish while readily available is not preferred. Whether you are looking for fast food or a more elegant meal, you’ll find something to please every palate in Prague. As a word of warning many restaurants do charge a cover fee in addition to meal charges and you may not be aware of it until you receive your bill so use some caution.
Night life in Prague offers the opportunity to participate in varied pub crawls and you can take advantage of these to enjoy some well visited off the beaten path clubs and pubs if you participate in them. They offer an unprecedented opportunity to visit with the natives of Prague and enjoy yourself at the same time!