Updated: Feb 24
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and is considered one of the finest and Romantic cities of Europe. The City is located on the Bank of River Vltava and used to be a Bohemian Capital.
We both had visited Prague for the first time in the same year and same month but Alone- I was there for the first time on October 1, 2016, to celebrate my birthday and Aoon visited Prague for the first time during Halloween days and again in the summer of 2018.
In the End of October, Prague City was totally indulged in the Halloween
Money Exchange tips:
There are lots of money exchanger scams in Prague. The Money Exchangers are normally charging hidden charges along with a high conversion rate. As I was already being warned by my friend about these scams I still paid around €17 for converting €100. The money exchanger provided a good rate and asked me to sign the agreement and on the below of the statement, there was a small text written about the 17% fees.
If you have Euros with you, the Best trick is to go to McDonald’s and buy a meal from there. They do accept Euro and pay you back in Czech currency according to the Rate.
Where to Stay in Prague:
Prague is considered a safe European city and the city is famous for its Hostels. It has a wide range of hostels from the Economical to the Expensive ones. If you are travel alone or with a group of friends. We would suggest experiencing the Hostels in Prague.
Things to do in Prague:
1. Prague Castle:
Prague Castle is considered one of the largest ancient castles in the World. The Castle was built in the 9th Century and used to be ruled by Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors, and the President of Czechoslovakia.
The Castle is located in the height and can be seen from different spots from the River. Hradčanské Square is one of the famous squares and it’s connected with the Castle courtyard. The Square is famous for its Historical houses and you can also enjoy the beautiful view of the city from Southern Terrace.
As the Castle is located on the height, we had climbed up the narrow streets which has an amazing cafe and Restaurant and considered as the Best spot to enjoy the lovely view of the City and Red bricked houses.
2. St. Vitus Cathedral:
St. Vitus Cathedral is located within Prague Castle and is the seat of the Archbishop of Prague. The Cathedral is a Gothic Style Church and held significant importance in History as it has tombs of many Bohemian Kings and Holy Roman Emperors. You can also Climb the Main tower of the church and enjoy the view of the City.
3. Prague Old Town:
Prague Old Town is a Magical Medieval Old Town with Cobblestone Streets and there are hidden surprises on every corner of the Street.
We would highly suggest walking around the Prague Old town and enjoying exploring the streets of Prague.
3.1 Prague’s Old Town Square:
The famous Square is Prague’s Old Town Square which is surrounded by Gothic Style Buildings from the 14th Century. The Square is always crowded with people and there are amazing Restaurants located in the square with outdoor sitting areas.
You can enjoy the square and enjoy your food and drinks with a spectacular view of Town Square. The Square also organizes live concerts and events during different seasons, especially during Christmas times. You can also find the Beautiful Gothic Church of Lady before in Old Town Square.
3.2 The World’s Famous Astronomical Clock:
You can always find the Crowd looking curiously on the Mechanical Relic every hour. The Astronomical Clock is located in the centre of Square and was constructed in the 14th century. It’s the highest tower in Prague and you can also Climb up the Tower and enjoy the beautiful view of Prague's Old Town with brick houses.
4. Cruising in River Vltava in Prague:
It’s a must-do activity to Cruise in Romantic River Vltava in Prague. There are many Tour Operators with their Small Booths in the Old town of Prague and also found along the River. We gathered near the Booth of the Tour Operator and from there they took us to the River.
The tour was for 1 hour and we had a Cruise beneath the Charles Bridge and enjoyed the beautiful view of the landmarks of Prague.
Aoon had opted for a 3-hours Night Cruise along with an International and Czech Buffet dinner. The Night Cruise is way more expensive than the Short day Cruise but the view of Prague Castle and other Landmarks were so mesmerizing.
You can also take your Cruise Trip Online with Get Your Guide for Euro 12 for 1 hour Cruise along with a Guided Commentary about the City and its Landmarks.
5. Walking on the historical Charles Bridge:
The Historical Bridge of Prague was constructed in the 15th Century under the rule of King Charles IV and used as a means of crossing the river Vltava. The bridge was connecting Prague Castle and Prague Old Town.
6. Old Town Bridge Tower (Staroměstská mostecká věž):
To enjoy the mind-blowing view of the Charles Bridge and River, it’s highly suggested to climb up 138 steps of the Gothic Gateway known as Old Town Bridge Tower. The Tower is a Symbolic representation of the Victory of Czech Kings.
7. Walking Along the River Vltava:
Along the River Vltava, there are lots of Food Stalls selling local Street food and it’s also a quite relaxing experience to sit along the river and enjoy the view of the City.
8. The Powder Tower (Prasna Brana Prague):
One of the most beautiful Gothic Tower of Prague “The Powder Tower”, was constructed in the 15th Century for the purpose of Entering the Town. The Tower was used in the 17th century for storing Gun Powder that's why it’s known as The Powder Tower.
The Powder Tower is located near the Municipal house and included in one of the13 gates of Prague. To enjoy the view of the Old town of Prague, it’s a must activity to climb up the Tower. The Ticket costs 100 CZK. Check the website for more info.
9. Dancing House:
The Dancing House is one of the examples of the Modern Architecture of Prague City. It’s a building also known as Ginger and Fred and considered as one of the main Landmarks of Prague. The building named after the Dancing Couple and the rock Tower represents the Male Dancer and the Tower made up of Glass represents the Women.
10. Prague John’s Lennon Wall:
The Most colourful district of Prague has a John’s Lennon Wall which is full of Graffiti Arts, Lyrics, and Beatles songs inspired by John Lennon. The Wall also has Graffiti related to Global Issues.