Prague

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Charles Bridge featuring a bridge, a city and a river or creek

Ancient castles, graceful bridges and hundreds of church spires characterize the Czech Republic capital, a city that seems right out of a fairytale.

Prague has over 1,100 years of history, which is still very much visible in its architecture and culture. The medieval-looking city is known for the romance of its architecture, with grand castles, elaborate churches and charming bridges.

Prague, or “Praha” in Czech, has been the capital of the Holy Roman Empire and Czechoslovakia. The Praguers freed themselves from a communist regime in 1989 and then split from Slovakia. Prague is now the capital of the Czech Republic, and of Bohemia, and has 1.3 million residents. Many Praguers don’t speak English, but most of the tour guides do.

Spend just a few hours in Prague and you’ll see almost all the great architectural styles: Renaissance, Gothic, baroque, art nouveau and modernist. Three of those styles can be seen in just one building: Týn Church (Týnský Chrám). The city’s most famous modern building is Dancing House (Tančící Dům).

Use the iconic Charles Bridge (Karlův Most) to travel between attractions on both sides of the Vltava River. The Vltava separates the historic Old Town (Staré Město) from the Lesser Town, home to the huge Prague Castle (Pražský Hrad) complex.

Visit Vyšehrad Castle for pleasant gardens and historic fortified walls from the top of which you can spot the spires of Prague’s grand churches, including St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála Sv. Víta). Visit the fascinating collection of gravestones in the Jewish Cemetery and medieval exhibits in the Powder Tower (Prašná Brána, Powder Gate).

Prague is pleasantly warm in summer while a winter visit is cold but picturesque when the snow falls. Regardless of the season, any time is the prefect time to try some of the delicious local pastries and cheap Czech beer.

Climb one of the many lookout points to see why Prague is the “City of 100 Spires.” Together with the medieval walls and terra cotta rooftops with chimneys, the church spires paint a fairytale-like picture of this historic Central European city. Add the art and nightlife to the mix and you understand why this is such a popular travel destination.

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Where to stay in Prague

Grand Majestic Hotel Prague
Grand Majestic Hotel Prague
4.5 out of 5
Truhlarska 16, Prague
The price is ¥7,469 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
Located in Prague 1, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Palladium Shopping Centre and Municipal House Hall. Powder Tower and Mucha Museum are also ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,475 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Grand Majestic Hotel Prague
Corinthia Hotel Prague
Corinthia Hotel Prague
5 out of 5
Kongresova 1, Prague
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥7,661 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Prague 4, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Prague Congress Centre. Palouček Stop is 8 minutes by foot and Svatoplukova Stop is 8 minutes.
4.3/5 Excellent! (952 reviews)
"The hotel has a spectacular view over Prague. The suite was comfortable, quiet, though the bed linen ia not premium quality (soft, silky touch). Cleaning was properly done. In regards to the dining options, the menu is quite dull, though pretty tasty. However, the dishes are not 5 stars hotel worrhy. ..."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Corinthia Hotel Prague
BoHo Prague Hotel
BoHo Prague Hotel
4 out of 5
Senovážná 4, Prague
The price is ¥15,285 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Prague 1, this luxury hotel is steps from Na Prikope, Royal Route, and Hybernia Theatre. Powder Tower and Municipal House Hall are also within 5 minutes. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (793 reviews)
"Excellent location"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

BoHo Prague Hotel
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Emporio Prague Apartments
Emporio Prague Apartments
4 out of 5
Soukenická 6, Prague
The price is ¥4,867 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Located in Prague 1, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Route, Palladium Shopping Centre, and Na Prikope. Republic Square and Municipal ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (478 reviews)
bad wifi, noisy
"super noisy, can't sleep during the night cuz trams go nearby and drunk people too. wifi barely works"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Emporio Prague Apartments
Cathedral Prague Apartments
Cathedral Prague Apartments
4 out of 5
Týnská 11, Prague, Czech Republic
The price is ¥4,867 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Located in Prague 1, this aparthotel is steps from Royal Route, Church of Our Lady before Týn, and Gallery of Art Prague. Grevin Museum and Prague Astronomical ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (411 reviews)
"Great location, cozy and staff was every helpful."

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Cathedral Prague Apartments
Three Golden Crowns Apartments
Three Golden Crowns Apartments
3 out of 5
Malostranske Namesti 260/11, Prague
The price is ¥6,970 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Located in Prague 1, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lennon Wall, Kampa, and Prague Castle. Charles Bridge and St. Vitus Cathedral are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (136 reviews)
"Quick check-in, friendly staff, spacious rooms with nice window city views. Hotel is conveniently located in Prague, easily accessible by local transports and just stones throw away from Charles Bridge."

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Three Golden Crowns Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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