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About Prague

 

Main sights

The descriptive names of “Golden Prague” and “City of a Hundred Spires” provide a hint of the nature of this metropolis, where the eyes of visitors and tourists alike are drawn upwards to the towers of the city’s many cathedrals, churches, and gateways. The Old Town Bridge Tower is the gateway to the famous Charles Bridge from the east side of the Vltava. There are actually two Lesser Town Bridge Towers, which stand on the opposite side of the river. Although the view from this location is entirely different, it is just as impressive. The tower located next to the well-known Church of St. Nicholas with its large green copper dome offers yet another view of the picturesque red roofs of the magical Lesser Town. A different incomparable view can be seen from the tower of the Old Town Hall, which was originally the seat of the Old Town administration. The astronomical clock “Orloj” was installed in it at a later date and it is one of Prague’s most famous towers.

Vyšehrad - The seat of the first Czech King - this castle, dominant above the confluence of the Vltava River and the Botič stream is one of the most memorable places of Czech history, its mystery underscored by popular myths and legends. 

Žižkov TV Tower - an attribute of modern Prague and at 216 meters the tallest building of the metropolis; apart from the technical stuff, it houses a luxurious six-star hotel suite, the One Room Hotel, the Oblaca restaurant, a bar, café and a panoramic viewing room with breathtaking views of the city. 

Airship Gulliver - The 42 m long steel and wood structure at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague has become a new permanent place for encounters between contemporary art and literature.

Petřínska rozhledna s lanovkou

 

Bridge and river Vltava:

Prague’s oldest bridge was built to replace the Judith Bridge that had been badly damaged by floods in 1342. The Stone, or Prague, Bridge, called Charles Bridge since 1870, was begun in 1357 by Charles IV and was completed in 1402. From 1683 to 1928, 30 statues of saints were carved to decorate the bridge, the most famous of which is the statue of St John of Nepomuk.

Prague is one of the greenest cities in the world, various types of greenery are beautiful and integral feature of the city and cover some 20 % of its area (Prague's historical gardens, parks and orchards, it will guide you to the Vltava's islands).

Seeing Prague from the river is a unique experience.

More about sailing at: https://www.prague-boats.cz/river-cruises

 

Culture:

Prague has so many stories to tell, and plenty of attractions to see. The complicated history of the city's intellectual leaders, artistic inhabitants and political struggles are housed throughout the museum landscape, each capturing a piece of the multi-faceted Czech character. 

Here are the greatest examples among them: National Museum, Lapidarium, Antonín Dvořák Museum, Bedřich Smetana Museum, National Technical Museum, Jewish Museum, Strahov Library, etc.

 

Museums: http://www.myczechrepublic.com/prague/prague_museums.html

Art Galleries: http://www.myczechrepublic.com/prague/prague_galleries.html

 

Eating out

Prague is now considered a cosmopolitan city; and why not? With its interesting mix of international residents and tourists, one would only expect something more, or even, the best in the area of eating and drinking. Of course, the tourist traps still exist, serving salty, overpriced Czech food that is simply put, nothing to write home about. Unfortunately these places are usually located in the most beautiful areas of Prague, just waiting to attack the next victim, a naive tourist. But if you do your research properly you will find good restaurants serving traditional food, eccentric cafes, lively beer halls, avant-garde clubs and even fine dining...

Selection of best restaurants in town tested and recommended:

Fine dinig: V Zátiší, Bellevue, Portfolio restaurant, Mlynec Restaurant, Rickshaw (Corinthia Hotel, E astern cuisine), Restaurant Esprit (Hotel Holiday Inn, near CCP)

Good value for price: Yam Yam (near CCP), Vysehradsky Restaurant Kandelabr (near CCP), The Grill (Corinthia Hotel), Arrosto (IT),

Best value for low budget: Krusovicka Chalupa (CZ, near CCP), V Case (near CCP), KFC (near CCP)

Depending on category prices vary between 2-15-150€ / 50-400-3800 CZK.

 

Prague top 10 to see and do

For details visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYeradwjK4A

http://www.beerbikeprague.cz/

https://www.pragueurbanadventures.com/

http://www.ilikeebike.com/prague/

Public transport

Prague public transport features  and extensive and  efficient network. It comprises buses, trolleybusestrams, suburban railway lines and metro lines.

See Public Transport: https://www.prague.eu/en/practical

Most  reliable taxi companies:

AAA radiotaxi, +420 222 333 222 , http://www.aaataxi.cz

City taxi, +420 257 257 257, http: http://www.citytaxi.cz

Halotaxi, +420 244 114 411, http://www.halotaxi.cz

Taxi-Praha, +420 222 111 000 http://en.taxi-praha.cz/

Profesional taxi, +420 261 31 41 51, http://www.profitaxi.cz

Modrý anděl, +420 737 222 333, http://www.modryandel.cz

 

Airport

Prague international airport operates two terminals. Terminal 1 is designated for departures to countries outside of the Schengen Area while Terminal 2 handles departures to the Schengen Area member states. Terminal T1 and T2 can be reached by all mainstream international airlines: British Airways, Korean Air Lines, Rossiya Airlines, Air Malta, Czech Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Air Canada, United Airlines Inc., Finnair OYJ, Deutsche Lufthansa, etc.. Also low budget airlines like Ryan Air, Travel Service, Easy Jet  or Wizz Air have Prague as destination.

The transportation from/to the airport.

https://www.prague.eu/en/practical

For further information and updates on Prague visit: https://www.prague.eu/en/