Travel Diaries | The Ultimate Guide to Prague


Prague is the perfect city to visit during the winter season. Its fairy tale like buildings transport you into a winter wonderland of winding streets. It is hard not to fall in love with the sights and sounds of this beautiful city.

Old Town Praque

Old Town Square

Founded in the 12th century, the Old Town Square has some incredible attractions to visit. Within the square sits the medieval clock and tower. This clock is the oldest astronomical clock still in operation today. Make sure to get there on the hour to see the clock strike. You can also climb up the clock tower for a small fee, to enjoy the beautiful views surrounding Old Town.

The Church of Our Lady before Týn might just be the first thing that will make you say wow, when you walk into Old Town. This stunning gothic structure is a dominant feature of the square and the twin gothic spires stand high over the rest of the buildings, making it a great photo opportunity. After you have had a wonder around the square, take a look around the Gallery of Art which holds three exhibitions on Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Alfonds Mucha. In the Andy Warhol gallery, you have the opportunity to print your own tote bag or t-shirt with a famous Warhol print.

 

Charles Bridge Praque

Charles Bridge

This historic bridge, which began construction in the 1300’s, crosses the Vltava river. Until the late 1800’s, this was the only means of crossing from Old Town to Prague Castle and so became a very important trade route. The bridge is home to beautiful sculptures of saints and decorative lamps that hold their own legends and meanings. 

 

John Lennon Wall, Praque

John Lennon Wall

This wall in Mala Strana was used for protests and was known as the ‘Crying Wall.’ With the murder of John Lennon in 1980, many used the wall as a place to mourn his death and soon it was given the name we still use today. This is the only part of the city where graffiti is legal, and you will find some beautiful drawings and paintings alongside personal messages and scribbled names of those who have visited the area.

 

Letna Park, Praque

Letná Park

Set high upon the hillsides of Prague, this park will get your heartbeat racing after all of the stairs you will need to climb to get to it, but the park will reward you with beautiful views across the city. During Communist rule there was a large statue of Stalin erected here which looked out amongst the city. The place where the statue once stood has now been replaced with the Prague Metronome. In the summer, it is a great spot to hang out with friends with a glass of Prosecco and a picnic.

Must visit cafés and restaurants 

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Trdelník/ Chimney Cakes

You simply cannot go to Prague without trying a Trdelnik. This sweet treat is perfect on a bitter cold day to warm you up as you explore the city. Dough is attached to a cylindrical spit, covered in sugar and baked over hot coals- if you’re looking like something a bit extra, they can also add chocolate spread which melts on the inside. During Christmas you will find Trdelnik stalls set up at the Christmas markets.

 

Bella Vida Café

Bella Vida Café

Malostranské nábřeží 3

118 00 Prague 1, Lesser Town

A beautiful cafe, Bella Vida has the breakfast and brunch you need to fuel you for a busy day. They also have a great selection of cakes and mini desserts, perfect for a coffee or afternoon tea.

 

Sisters Bistro

Sisters Bistro

Dlouha 727/39, Prague 110 00

Sisters is known for its range of open sandwiches. Combinations include chicken with peach, Prague ham with smoked potatoes and many other combinations you would never think to put together! Get ready for a fun luncheon experience.

 

Lokál

Lokál

Dlouhá 33, 110 00 Staré Město

A perfect pub if you want to experience hearty, homemade Czech dishes. Using fresh ingredients, Lokal has a new dish on the menu every day. Expect big portions of meat and even bigger beers!

 

Hillbilly Burger

Hillbilly Burger

Pplk. Sochora 21, Praha 7, 170 00

Hillbilly Burger will support you through a hangover and are said to make the best burgers of your life! This burger joint is laid back and super edgy and includes a menu of chicken, beef and veggie burgers. The drinks menu also has a wide selection of beers, wines, cider and an extremely punchy Dark n’ Stormy cocktail. Expect copious amounts of cheese, incredible slaw and a fun-loving atmosphere.

 

Oliveria

Oliveria

Cermakova 1231/4, Prague 120 00

Oliveria is a hidden gem that serves Portuguese tapas, seafood and a sophisticated menu of wine. It's an authentic restaurant with a relaxed and romantic setting to hide away from the outside world. Come in to try traditional Portuguese dishes and stay for hours after to enjoy the wine menu.

 

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