Prague was built around the Vltava River, where its flowing waters give life and energy to its surroundings. The cobblestone streets, narrow passageways, and tall church spires are filled with Old World charm, and the nightlife caters to a superb sense of adventure. Fairy-tale architecture, memorable classical music, haute cuisine are a few of the reasons why this city is one of the most visited cities in Europe.
Strolling across Charles Bridge is a favourite activity, and it will link your walk from Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock to the wonders of the Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. The Art Nouveau wonders of the Municipal House are right by the Powder Tower, and nearby Wenceslas Square has the statue of the sainted man himself and the golden domed National Museum, on the steps of which Jan Palah burned himself alive. Also, the Jewish area has various synagogues and the cemetery.
Best Time to visit
Prague is beautiful during the summer, but it is high season with fairly expensive hotels. The city is at its most idyllic during winter. January and February are the least busy months due to bitter cold. Hotels prices fall by 20 to 40 percent compared to peak season rates, though Christmas holidays are considered expensive. Late spring is also a good time to visit, as you can enjoy the beautiful weather, and affordable hotel deals, without the crowded tourist attractions.
Budget Hotels Areas
This city is a budget-traveller’s paradise. There is plenty of cheap accommodation around the city, so book according to your budget. The areas of Mala Strana (Lesser Quarter) and Stare Mesto (Old Town) have lots of options but are fairly expensive. Book accommodation in the areas of Vinohrady or Holešovice, for cheaper lodging.
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Prague Tours & Activities
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