The Czech capital is famous across the globe for its friendly people, amazing arts scene, knockdown prices, and bottomless beer. Prague has something to suit all travelers tastes’ but with so much going on, it can be difficult to sort the gems from the tourist traps.
Here are our top 7 tips for travelers visiting Prague.
- The Jewish Quarter
A must see for any traveler planning to check out Prague is the city’s famous Old Town – known locally as StaréMěstopražské. The area in the heart of the city is separated from the outside by a semi-circular moat and wall, connected to the Vltava river at both of its ends. Inside the old town, you will find top attractions including the Old New Synagogue, Old Town Square, and Astronomical Clock. The Old Town is surrounded by the New Town of Prague
- The New Town
Bordering the Old Town is the new town which features a host of modern contemporary attractions designed to bring any traveler right up to date with the culture and vibe of modern day Prague. Founded by Charles IV in 1348, the New Town features attractions including Charles Square, the State Opera, and the National Museum.
- A Cultural Trip
If there’s one thing that Prague does very well – it has to be arts and culture.
From the cutting-edge DOX Centre of Contemporary Art in arty Holešovice to the Leica Gallery Prague, an exclusively photographic gallery in the lively New Town area Prague has something to offer all culture vultures. Special mentions go to the gallery space at the Futura Centre for Contemporary Art and innovative Chemistry gallery. Prague is also home to a blossoming calendar filled with musical and theatrical performances.
- The Nightlife
Prague is world famous for its nightlife. The city offers everything from grungy underground clubs to pounding electronica as part of a globally famous music scene. But what really attracts people to party here is the awesome pub scene and of course the world famous Czech beer. The city plays host to many top quality brews at rock bottom prices alongside a party atmosphere that simply can’t be beaten.
- Delicious Cuisines
However, it’s not just beer that draws travelers to the Czech capital as foodies flock here for the excellent cuisine on offer. Whether it’s traditional Czech food in the famous old town or the diverse and trendy restaurants inLetná, Bubeneč or Holešovice, Prague has something for everybody. And it’s not just Czech cuisine on offer as the city plays host to restaurants and cafe from Asia, the Mediterranean and across the globe.
- Jewish Quarter
Prague’s historical Jewish Quarter – Josefov – offers visitors a chance to sample the city’s Jewish history. Most of the quarter was demolished between 1893 and 1913 as part of an initiative to model the city on Paris. But the area still features six synagogues, the old Jewish cemetery, and the Old Jewish Town Hall which now form part of the Jewish Museum in Prague.
- The Lennon Wall
For any musically minded travelers the Lennon wall is a must. Prague’s Lennon Wall has stood since the 1980s as a tribute to former Beatle John Lennon.
The wall began almost immediately after the singer’s murder in 1980 when this unassuming wall near the Charles Bridge became a place for fans to showcase their grief by painting pictures and slogans connected to the star.
At the time authorities attempted to put an end to the graffiti on the wall but it has stood the test of time and remains a monument to the star today.
Jim Taylor is a photographer and wannabe world traveler. He loves to write about past and future journeys, with a focus on things you shouldn’t miss when visiting particular destination. Jim is also a father, beloved husband and passionate hiker.