Prague

Euroventure city guide

Prague

Euroventure city guide

Everything you need to know about Prague

A city that has swept back the Iron Curtain and emerged as a gleaming gem of Central Europe.

Prague is a cultural and nightlife hotspot and not one to miss off your route.

Quick facts

  • Location: North West Czech Republic, Central Europe
  • Language: Czech
  • Population of city: 1.2 million
  • Nearest airport: Prague Vaclav Havel Airport
  • Main train/bus station(s) Praha Hlavni Nadrazi (Train), Prague Florenc (Bus)
  • Best time to visit?: All year round
  • Budget level? £
  • Best for: History/Museums, Old Town/Small & quaint, Landmarks, Nightlife, Budget-friendly

How long should I go for? Generally a minimum of 2 nights allows you a full day to explore!

Top Attractions

Stare Mesto

At the heart of Prague’s Old Town is the Town Square. Surrounded by pastel coloured buildings housing traditional restaurants and a multitude of souvenir shops, this picture perfect market square is a great place to begin exploring! Visit the Powder Tower, one of the original city gates, take a quick snap of the astronomical clock and climb to the top of the Town Hall for views across the Old Town.

Josefov

Josefov is Prague’s Jewish quarter and is nestled between the Old Town and the Vltava River. Many of the area’s monuments and much of the architecture has survived the district’s difficult past and now form some of the best preserved Jewish monuments in Europe. Visit the six synagogues, explore the museums or take a tour of the quarter to discover the city’s turbulent history.

Hradcany

Often referred to as the castle district, the neighbourhood of Hradcany has an enviable position on the hillside overlooking the city below. There’s no shortage of attractions  in this district! You’ll find Prague Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace and Golden Lane to name but a few.

Mala Strana

Prague can become extremely busy in the height of it’s tourist season and it can be good to take a break from the crowds at Charles Bridge. Mala Strana, at the foot of Prague Castle, has a much quieter feel with its quaint side streets, character filled restaurants and walled garden. Relax at Kampa Park on the banks of the river and treat yourself to a snack from the pop-up food and farmers’ market.

Getting There

By rail or bus

Prague is well connected to the rest of Western Europe by train and bus, but some connections may be slow depending on the direction of travel. Day trains connect you to Budapest, Vienna and Berlin, and overnight trains can take you further afield such as Krakow and Kiev.

By air

Prague’s airport is well-served by budget airlines, making it a good place to start or finish a trip.

Once you're there

The public transport is pretty good in Prague, with a decent metro system and extensive bus and tram coverage. The tickets are simple and cheap. Some tram routes run through the night.

Routes

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