Travel guide: Prague

It's time to explore Prague.

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Prague is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The narrow streets open onto buzzing squares which are home to buildings waiting for you to explore. The city's cultural scene offers a wide range of activities catering to every type of visitor. We've put together a guide for your first trip to Prague. Enjoy!

Getting around:

Like most European capitals, Prague’s public transport is cheap, practical and relatively easy to use.

Hailing a taxi in Prague is simple. More so because there are many of them waiting. However, as with any taxi service, proceed with caution. If you call a taxi, always agree on the final price before getting in the car.

Metro, Tram, and Bus

You can purchase a ticket at any metro and most tram stations, directly from bus drivers, selected newsagents, or via SMS or via the official mobile app. Fares are paid in time increments: 24 CZK = 30-minute ticket, 32 CZK = 90-minute ticket, 110 CZK = 24-hour ticket, and 310 CZK = 72-hour ticket.

Where to eat:

Dining out in Prague is comparatively cheap in relation to its neighbouring cities. First things first, note that you can't visit Prague and not try Trdelnik. The sweet treat is made from rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick, baked in an open oven, and topped with a sugar and walnut mix. Across the city, each shop has its own unique twist. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Pivo & Basilico Caffe Restaurant

Located in the most famous historical part of Prague, Malá Strana. Pivo & Basilico offers traditional Czech cuisine made in traditional methods to guarantee authentic and high-quality taste.

Nase Maso

This place is at the forefront of Prague's high-quality, locally sourced meat options. The menu offers everything from steak tartare to hamburgers and handmade sausages. Expect to queue at lunchtime, it's that good.

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What to do:

SANDEMANs Prague tours

One of the best ways to explore Prague is with this free 3-hour walking tour. With a local expert, you will visit must-see spots such as the Rudolfinum, the old Jewish Quarter and the Astronomical Clock. The tour starts daily at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm in front of the Cartier store in the Old Town Square and finishes at Jan Palach Square.

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Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge is Prague’s oldest bridge that connects the Old Town and Malá Strana. A trip to the city is not complete without a stroll across the longstanding piece of history.

Prague Castle

First and foremost, be prepared to see a lot and do a lot of walking. Professionally, it's the official home of the President of the Czech Republic. And for obvious reasons, it's become a popular tourist spot.

Hear the clock sing

Prague’s famous Astronomical Clock, known as the Orloj, has on the hour since 1410. Part of the Old Town Hall Tower, the clock can be heard chiming between 9 am and 11 pm at every hour on the dot.

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Where to party:

Lucerna Music Bar

Located in Lucerna Palace (one of Prague’s largest nightclubs) it boasts one of the largest dance floors in the city. Lucerna also serves as a concert, hosting some very big names.

Karlovy Lazne

The word in the streets is to expect a massive line of eager partygoers. Have you ever been to a nightclub with an elevator? well, this five-floor super club claims to be the biggest music club in Central Europe. We recommend you head up (or down) to its ice bar too!