One of Central Europe’s majestical cities!
Looking for a place in Europe that is still quite cheap but offers a rewarding experience? Look no further to Prague! This post will highlight some tips in Prague.
At first glimpse, Prague appears to be a tourist trap. This was my first impression when I got here but that quickly changed once I ventured into other parts of the city. Make sure to get out of the Old Town. I stayed around the Old Town when I was in Prague. This is where the clock tower is which you will read about on most guidebooks. The Old Town has many of the restaurants and bars. It’s a bit more expensive than other areas that are within a few blocks away.
If you go closer to the metro station, there is a market area there. I was able to find a local wine vendor. Surprisingly, they grow grapes in Czech in an area in the southern region of the country- I was astonished to find that out! You can buy a glass of wine for 2 euros and chat with the other local tourists around. There are also other vendors around selling sausages and beer. This is a great combination in Prague!
The accommodation I stayed in most of my trip is called Prague Siesta Apartments. You can stay here for around 40-50 dollars a night and you are literally a 1-2 minute walk to the old church building and the bars are within a 5-minute walk from here. The staff was great as well. They were knowledgeable about the city since they were locals themselves and helped provide me with places to see. This was the best place to stay in Prague for nightlife.
If your budget is a bit lower, check out the Art Hole Hostel. I stayed here my first couple of nights and it’s a great place to meet people.It is another one of the best places to stay in Prague.
The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Also, it is a great place to meet people. In the dorm I stayed in, there were people from the US, Canada, and Argentina. The hostel has good wi-fi and hot showers as well. With some of the people I met from the hostel, we did some sightseeing together and hit the bars later on in the evening.
You are probably wondering what about the bars? While I stayed in Art Hole, I learned about this place called Prague Beer Museum in the city center area.
When I first heard the name, I really thought it was a museum. I later found out that it was in fact a pub that had over 30 beers on tap. The beers were of different flavors ranging from: honey, raspberry and cherry. The atmosphere is great and the patrons were international which was the case with the nightlife in the Old Town Area. I highly recommend visiting this pub for a great evening. I ended up visiting it over three times during my 8-day stay. It was one of the best bars in Prague.
If you are looking for a club in Prague check out James Dean. It’s also near Prague Beer Museum. The reason why this venue is great is due to the fact that there is a chilled out bar upstairs and then a dance club downstairs. Actually, many of the venues in Prague have a bar upstairs and a dance floor downstairs. This makes it great because you can have a drink upstairs and chill out to meet some other people then head downstairs and dance the night away! There is also a good Mexican taco stand in the neighborhood called Burrito Loco. Definitely recommended if you are looking for a late night snack!
If you are looking for fun things to do in Prague check out: the Old Castle, Old Town, Petrin Lookout Tower. The Old Castle is one of the oldest castles in Europe. When I saw it, I was amazed by it’s beauty. I had to gasp for a minute just to take in the site. While you walk to Prague Castle, you will come across the Charles Bridge. It’s definitely worth checking out since the Renaissance architecture is fascinating. The Petrin Lookout Tower is a bit of a hike to get to but definitely worth it. You will have one of the best views of Prague to take pictures!
As far as food to eat in Prague, it was a bit of a hit or miss. Many of the local foods in Prague can be a bit filling, so if you plan on bar hopping, I wouldn't try the fried pork and mashed potatoes! I did find one restaurant that was excellent and recommended by locals in Prague. The name of the restaurant is Lokal and they have an open kitchen with really long tables that go down for what seems a mile. The food are local treats but served with elegance. You will love this restaurant! If you are looking for things to eat in Prague, I tried the raw beef for the first time and absolutely loved it! The beers are also local and not too expensive.
If you are looking for fun things to do in Prague, check out some of my suggestions. All in all, Prague has so much variety to please any kind of traveler. My impressions of Prague were very high before I went and then disappointing when I saw all of the tourists. I started to explore other parts of the city and checked out the nightlife and met wonderful people including fellow travelers and Czechs. Would I come back to Prague? ABSOLUTELY! Nazdravi which means cheers in Czech.