Prague: Old world charm for savvy travelers
Discover the mystical charm of the capital of the Czech Republic, with its centuries-old architecture, ecclectic mix of cultural influences, and a friendly, modern vibe all its own.
Prague’s proud history and bright future
Unlike other great European cities, Prague
has escaped the destruction of the two World Wars, preserving its old town and beautiful monuments. As one of the most beautiful European cities and one of the least expensive to vistit, Prague is a hidden gem, and its travel popularity is on the rise. Many people come to explore its historical sites and old-world architecture. Start your visit in Prague with a tour at the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. Prague is ready to welcome you with easy transportation and hospitable and kind residents.
Many cities in one
Prague is divided into districts and subdivided into quarters municipalities that as formerly autonomous cities of their own, bear historic and cultural significance. The central area is walkable and contains the most iconic Prague sights, and as you move outward from the city center, you'll find favorite local neighborhood pubs, modern residential areas, city parks and much more to explore - more than a single trip's itinerary can contain. These central quarters and renowned sights make up the heart of the city.
Old Town is in Prague 1 (Stare Mesto)
, and Old Town Square has been the historic epicenter of marketplaces, religious reformation and European influence. The Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady of Tyn show off the resulting balance achieved by different architectural styles. Don't miss the Town Hall tower.s Astronomical Clock, one of Prague’s most popular attractions.
Cross the river to walk the streets of the Lesser Town
: a jewel of Baroque and Renaissance architecture. Devastated by a major fire in the sixteenth century, Lesser Town was rebuilt by craftsmen from Italy. The Church of St. Nicholas best represents Lesser Town’s Italian influence.
The castle complex dates from the ninth century, where princes, kings and presidents Czechs have lived in these buildings. Plan to spend several hours touring the Gothic cathedral dedicated to St. Vitus, the Royal Palace, and the many gardens and pavilions.
Cross the Vltava River by way of the Charles Bridge, with its beautiful statues, into New Town
's Charles Square to shop for souvenirs like popular Bohemian crystal.The architecture here is an ecclectic mix of traditional and ultra modern, like the "Dancing House," designed by Frank Gehry.
The Jewish Quarter
Experience another of the unique districts of the city in Josefov, the Jewish quarter of Prague. Writer Franz Kafka lived here, one of Czech's most famous residents, and don't miss the old cemetery, a historic jewel.
The site at Strahov has been part of the city's religious life since the 1100s. Through wars, reformations and reconstructions, complex of buildings of the Strahov Monastery have been carefully restored and preserved to house its collection of Czech art and its library as well as preserve its history and spiritual significance.
A Bohemian good time
When it's time to eat, Prague’s taverns are famous for tempting dishes and generous portions. In the capital, as in other places in the Czech Republic, meals often include pork, potatoes, sauerkraut, or dumplings - hearty fare you can dance off at one of Prague's many late night or all-night clubs. Beer in Prague is good - really good - and cheap, often costing less than bottled water.
After sunset, take the funicular up to Petřín Hill for a thrilling view of the city you are sure to to have fallen in love with.
Walk to many of Prague's sights from these rentals in Prague 1, the Stare Mesto District:
If you are seeking the perfect quiet residential location as a base for exploring the magnificent city of Prague it would be difficult if not impossible to find a better location. If you feel like a bite to eat you are just a few steps from some...
This elegant apartment is located in a historical house at the very heart of Prague Old Town. Hidden in a private court and surrounded with a private quiet garden in one of the city’s Oldest neighborhoods. Old Town represents the medieval heart of...
Apartment located in the heart of Prague, 300 metres from Prague National Museum and 400 metres from Wenceslas Square, in the quiet and green street. The large park is 3 min from the apartment. Free WiFi - 40Mb/s access is available.
This cozy apartment lies on the third floor of a three floor 15th century building in the heart of Prague. The apartment is facing into the courtyard so there is no noise from the street.
The apartment offers fully furnished rooms with new moder...
A very confortable apartment in the heart of the historical area (the Lesser Town), in a 16th century residence below the Castle (on Maltezske Square), very close to Charles Bridge (100 m.) and to the walks by the riverbank and parcs (Kampa & Petr...