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  • Architecture (9554)
  • Sightseeing (7260)
  • Beer (6486)
  • History (6352)
  • Culture (5875)
  • Romantic (4594)
  • Old Town (4524)
  • Food (3970)
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Prague was highly rated for architecture by 457 guests from the United States!

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How can you enjoy the sights in Prague while avoiding the crowds?

Nadja
Nadja, Germany

15 days ago Report

Avoiding the crowds can get difficult to impossible during the summer months, but try for during-the-week trips and early morning excursions, as well as romantic fall or christmas-market get aways. It is however a high-energy and vibrant city which lives off the fun and friendly mixture of cultures within, so avoiding the crowds would make you miss out on part of the experience. Think San Francisco flair in a European setting, dive right in & enjoy.

What is it in Prague that makes history come to life?

Nadja
Nadja, Germany

15 days ago Report

Prague has a long history of the arts with plenty European influences swept over it, many artists, also including musicians and literates enjoyed the spirit and flair of this city - everybody loves Prague! During WWII the Old Town got hardly destroyed which makes for a unique feel with the buildings reflecting the various styles from the Middle Ages through Gothic, Baroque up to Art Deco, Cubism and Modern Art. It is all (still) there, ready for the individual experience.

Why are the monuments in Prague noteworthy?

Jacqueline
Jacqueline, The United Kingdom

17 days ago Report

Make sure you're not conned on the fernicular railway. Despite being very helpful when it came to purchasing our ticket, the woman who helped neglected to tell us to stamp our ticket as she waved us through the barrier whilst telling us to hurry. The other woman at the top did exactly the same - raised the barrier and shouted, quick, quick, train leaving. We were met at the bottom by three very intimidating guards who told us it was our fault our tickets hadn't been stamped and we could either pay a large fine then and there or be arrested. We paid the 'fine' which I should imagine went straight into a pot to be shared out later. Nice to know bribery and corruption is alive and thriving. Just be aware that any public transport involves getting said ticket stamped as you get on and off trams, trains and the railway. Whilst I agree that rules are rules and yes, we probably should have read the small print on our ticket carefully, not one member of staff pointed this out.

How do you find the best beer in Prague?

Anonymous, Unknown location

29 days ago Report

You try each and every one! Not all bars and pubs carry a wide selection, so experimenting with different locations is a good idea. The "White Cathedral" on the western end of the inner city offers a good variety of locally brewed beers.

Why do you recommend Prague for food?

Neil
Neil, The United Kingdom

15 days ago Report

Czechs do meat very well indeed. Most traditional Czech dishes evolve around some meat and some carbohydrates, and on weekdays most czech pubs and restaurants have a "poledni menu" which features cheap and hearty food (and sometimes offers for a full soup/main/drink meal). One more thing - Czechs do soup. Soup in the Czech republic is a delight. From the simplest "potato soup" which to Western ears sounds dull and plain to an almost-clear beef and noodle soup, your tastebuds will pop out on stalks in surprise at the taste the czechs manage to squeeze into this simple dish.

What's the best way to make the most of Prague by foot?

Rob
Rob, Germany

22 days ago Report

Good shoes, and just wander the streets and be amazed.

What were the best places for wandering in Prague's old town?

Maria
Maria, The United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

The side streets all have amazing hidden gems. The Torture museum was so cheap and worth £3/£4, the chocolate story shop was a good find, a lot of beautiful restaurants.

How well restored were the castles in Prague?

Wendy
Wendy, Australia

4 days ago Report

Hotel Klarov was in the OLD town of Prague and the town had so much to see all in walking distance, or the tram just out front of main street. the castle and the area around the Palace ( hand made wooden toys. paintings. shops and cafe with great view of the city ) always had something happening, the vine yard was on the same walking path and the catheredral up at the castle is very impressive.

Why do people say Prague can be seen best by foot?

Francisco
Francisco, United States of America

24 days ago Report

Once you get to the city old town, Prague is amazing on foot. Everything is just beautiful, it almost feels like walking in a real life fairy tale. Be careful with the public transportation system. Always use the ticketing machines before even walking into the station, or you'll get fined, even if you are 5 steps away from the little machines, as we learned!)

What makes Prague one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Boris
Boris, Netherlands

17 days ago Report

Prague architecture dates back to 13th century - and a vast variety of styles since then, all distinctively represented throughout the buildings, cathedrals and monuments. There's really a lot to see - and it's all well preserved and honored.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Steven
Steven, The United Kingdom

24 days ago Report

Prague 3 is a working class area and most of the pubs are for locals rather than tourists. As such, almost all pubs and restaurants in Prague 3 give you a taste of the local culture, are cheap, serve large portions, but you still get quality food and large portions. Compare this with the restaurants and pubs in the old town where the food is allot more expensive with smaller portions and often less quality. A personal recommendation would be the spirit bar, about 3 minutes away. Try their chilli Goulash.

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Prague?

Luke
Luke, Canada

10 hours ago Report

Leave the tourist areas! Get away from Charles Bridge and Old Town, find a little pub tucked away. Take the tram somewhere and go wandering. If you are in Old Town, check out the Koruna cafeteria (next to Hooters) for some cheap, delicious authentic Czech cuisine. It's where the locals go when they have to be in Old Town.

Which spot is best for taking photos in Prague?

Riccardo
Riccardo, Poland

24 days ago Report

You can get some beatiful shot from the Castle, from any of the bridges and in the city center both at nigh/day
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Was it cheap, fast, or easy to use? What made it so simple to get around in Prague?

Anonymous, Unknown location

7 days ago Report

Not too cheap.
I was shocked to see smoking is still allowed indoors. The smell of my clothes was disgusting after been out, I forgot the last time this happened, its hard to put up with someone beside you smoking, especially when your eating.

What can we expect to get our feet tapping in Prague?

Deborah
Deborah, The United Kingdom

28 days ago Report

Prague is such a musical city - it's impossible to avoid music here. Whether it's the very entertaining buskers on the Charles Bridge, world class performances of classical music in the many concert halls and churches, live jazz in bars or rock concerts in the big stadia, you'll come across it somewhere.

Some say romance is dead; how does Prague prove them wrong?

Anonymous, Unknown location

11 days ago Report

Grand architecture, the beautiful Charles Bridge, the Voltava River (day and night cruises possible), the towers with stunning views of the city, music is everywhere - from street musicians and groups, to classical and other concerts, plays, museums, Bethlehem Chapel (on the site where Jan Hus preached), other magnificent church structures and Jewish temples, restaurants, the 'Lover's gate' where you can put a lock with the names of you and your spouse or significant other and throw away the key, the Lennon wall (John, not Lenin). Prague has been called 'the poor man's Paris', though I suspect it's not so cheap for the poor anymore, but certainly for middle-class, it's a great romantic getaway.

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Prague?

Anonymous, Unknown location

29 days ago Report

Avoid the tourist trap cabarets, the expensive boutique bars near the National Museum and stick to small local pubs between the Old Town and the waterfront (preferably to the south of the Old Town) for better drinks, service, and prices. Be wary of strip clubs promoting "free tours", which turn out not to be free, along with strip clubs off the beaten path (though most back alley pubs and bars near the Old Town are fine).

What effect did the scenery in Prague have on you?

Deborah
Deborah, The United Kingdom

28 days ago Report

I think Prague is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to. I never get tired of the view of the Vltava river from Letna and I love all the different architectural styles in the city - from Romanesque to contemporary.

What did you discover about the museums in Prague that wasn't in the guidebooks?

Paul
Paul, The United Kingdom

2 days ago Report

The war museum in Podebrad was fantastic. If you stay at the Don Giovani it is the second stop on the metro. Toy museum at the Prague castle was also quite fun.

Why is the atmosphere in Prague something people rave about?

Susan
Susan, The United Kingdom

28 days ago Report

You wander among the streets at night, lots of nice restaurants and there is music playing, people putting on displays in the squares and the buildings are beautifully lit and it is just generally a really lovely place to be.

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