I’ve visited Prague several times, once in August and once for the Christmas markets in December. Each time it just gets better with completely different activities to enjoy depending on the time of year. Can you really compare barefoot pedal boating in the river to a day drinking mulled wine at a Christmas market?
Whenever you go, I hope you love Prague as much as I do. On to my tips for where to stay, sights to see and what to eat in Prague….
We started our morning off right with breakfast from Café Savoy. Trying their cafè au lait with Savoy chocolate and cinnamon is worth the wait.
Go to Bakeshop for the best baked goods and memorable pumpkin soup.
You know I’m always up for Mexican and Agave did not disappoint.
Find sausages, beer and traditional Czech food at outdoor food stalls around the city, the largest ones near the Old Town square. Getting a trdelník (think a churro rolled and baked around a medal rolling pin) is also required when visiting Prague. These sweet pastry dough treats sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar aren’t difficult to find…. deciding if you want it filled with nutella or ice cream is.
I quite enjoyed having a 2 euro cider at the bohemian and eclectic cafe, Duende Bar.
Located just next door, yet a world away, is one of the more pretentious bars I’ve ever been in, Hemingway Bar is the only bar I’ve been to that requires you to sit down and not talk to strangers… just read their “rules.” Rules give me anxiety… but damn do they make a good cocktail. I stayed for two rounds at the Hemingway Bar both times I visited Prague. You better believe they prefer you to have a reservation.
I stayed at the most amazing Airbnb hosted by Victoria. Be sure to check out both of her properties for an excellent Airbnb experience.
If you prefer hotels, I’ve also stayed at the Antik Hotel. This is a solid option for a mid-range hotel centrally located near Old Town Square.
Climb up to the Prague Castle for incredible views, not to mention the castle and museums as well.
In the warmer months, you can rent a pedal boat by the hour from several vendors on the little island in the middle of the river.
Visiting the Astronomical Clock is one of those fun, must-see Prague tourist attractions. Charles Bridge also falls under the category of iconic things to do in Prague. Actually, you can’t really avoid it. It’s simply the easiest way to get from the Old Town over to the castle.
There’s so much history in Prague. Check out the Jewish quarter to see the Jewish Cemetery and some of the oldest synagogues. Also see the Franz Kafka Museum or the Kampa Museum.
Overall, Prague is also one of the more affordable destinations in Europe. It doesn’t fall under the Southeast Asia “cheap” category, but it’s definitely less expensive than the cost of a weekend in Rome.
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