Prague – Best Things, Sites and Tips to Know! (Part 2)
If your travel plans should ever take you to Prague, this is an exciting city to visit with so many cool places to see on foot, by tram and by boat. Here are a some of the best things, sites, places to stay and tips to know!
Local Chic COFFEE SHOPS to visit!
Charming artistic coffee shops throughout the city of Prague where they not only offer you a great selection of coffees but offer a wide range of breads, desserts, and patisserie. We so much enjoyed stopping by a local coffee shop for a late afternoon tea and something sweet, especially ones that are off the beaten path.
Of course, the most popular (and busiest) coffee shop in Prague is the Cafe Savoy, where you can experience many of the Czech’s classic desserts and special coffees.
VISIT the famous JOHN LENNON WALL!
The John Lennon Wall is a cool place to visit. Take a stroll to the top of the hill in Mala Strana near the French Embassy, and see the works of artists inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from the Beatles songs on this famous monument. My daughter is standing in front of the wall, and she has enjoyed every minute! And while you at the top of the hill….
TAKE IN the views of the NEW and OLD CITY!
STROLL DOWN “5th Avenue” of Prague!
Enjoy shopping down the famous street of Prague called Parizska (pronounced as Pari-eez Ka) where the best high end retailers are located. Even the new designer Philip Plein is here!
As you can see, the streets and side walks are very clean and well maintained – every where!
TOUR in one of Prague’s ANTIQUE CARS
You can tour Prague on foot or by tram. Or you can rent one of these cool antique cars to tour the sites.
You can find them lined up on the main street that faces the Gothic Tower in Prague waiting for you to hop in and go for a spin! Not too expensive if you are with a group, and the tour lasts about an hour.
This is one of the medieval gates, known as The Gate Tower to the city of Prague.
CHIC PLACES TO STAY
If your looking for a place to stay or a charming hotel slightly off the beaten path, yet still very close to every place you want to visit in Prague here are a few recommendations.
1. Hotel Imperial is located on the corner of Na Porici and Zlatnicka streets in Praha 1, that dates back to 1383. An Art Deco hotel with a charming atmosphere and elegance of the early 20th century is a 5 minute walk to the Old Town Square and 15 minute walk to the famous Charles Bridge and more.
There is a wonderful cafe /restaurant called Cafe Imperial located inside the Hotel Imperial where we went back a few times. The food and service was that good and they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday.
2. Art Nouveau Palace Hotel located in the city center on the border of the New and Old Town, offers single rooms to suites with modern luxury conveniences and comfort.
3. The Best Airbnb Apartments in Prague. If your traveling with family members, maybe renting a suite or an apartment may be more suitable for 3 people or more. Keep in mind, these buildings are very old and most likely they don’t have air conditioning.
VISIT one of many MONASTERY’S and Gardens in Prague
MORE Travel TIPS:
Spend a day visiting the Prague Castle and its majestic gardens.
Walk across the famous Charles Bridge, and even climb to the top of the CB Tower.
Visit St. Henry’s Medieval Bell Tower, it has an observation deck with a bar and restaurant.
Visit the Oldest Jewish Cemetery in Prague.
Check out the Prague Beer Museum downtown, where it’s popular for serving Prague’s finest beers! And, at night it turns into a Dance club.
Get tickets and enjoy a classical concert in Smetana Hall at the Municipal House.
Saturday and Sundays visit the popular Dyzajn outdoor market where you can buy products from more than 100 Czech designers and half of them sell homemade products and gift items, located in Vaclav Havel Square, Praha 1.
Take a Tram ride. You can purchase tram tickets at the desk of any hotel in town.
Gratuity service is only 10 %.
Book a food tour with www.eatingPraguetours.com for authentic Czech cuisine.
Try to avoid restaurants in busy tourists area. There will be longer waits, less quality in service and more expensive.
Keep in mind, if you plan to travel during hot summer months, most airbnb rentals do not have air conditioning.
Best cab company to take you anywhere are known as the TRIPLE AAA.
A few days ago I posted Prague – Best things, Sites and Tips to Know, Part 1 and just had to add a few more photos as we fell in love with the old buildings (took these while we walked around mesmerized).
The OLD TOWN SQUARE!
Prague is a pristine immaculate city to visit! We had an unforgettable trip and experience. We loved it so much, returning in November! More to come…..
Our upcoming post will be on “Best Places to Eat” in Prague – so stay tuned!
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