This post is long overdo, but better late than never as they say! Me and Stefan went on a Eurotrip this summer, and Prague was our second stop (after Amsterdam and before Vienna, Budapest and Copenhagen – yes, I will write a post on those other two soon too!). I’m so excited to share my travel guide to Prague, because it was one of our favourite cities!
As soon as you touch down in Prague you feel as though you’ve stepped into a fairytale. Cobblestone streets, colourful buildings and hilltop castles make up this beautiful city and I’m so glad we got the chance to explore it. Prague sits atop the Vltava river and is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic.
Prague is about as idyllic as cities come. Take a look at my travel guide to Prague and find out our favourite things to do, see and eat in the city!
Where to Stay in Prague, Czech Republic
We stayed in an Airbnb for a few nights and then made our way to ARIA Hotel Prague. You can read all about our stay the the ARIA here, it was truly magical!!! I love Airbnb for its convenience and affordability, but there’s nothing like staying in a gorgeous hotel! If you’re looking for a hotel stay, I highly, highly recommend ARIA!
The Best Sights to See in Prague
Prague Castle is a must when you travel to Prague. There are different types of tickets depending of what you want to see (there are galleries, cathedrals, historical buildings, etc.). Choose the ticket that has what you’re interested in seeing!
Make sure to get there super early in the day if you want to beat the crowds. I think we got there by 9 am and it was fine, but it started to get VERY busy while we were in there. I somehow managed to get this shot in front of the cathedral right when we got there with no one else in it, which would have been impossible when we were leaving!
Prague is also famous for the Charles Bridge. It’s a historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river and is one of the most visited sights in Prague. We went at night just before sundown and it was still pretty busy, but not too overwhelming. Try to go early in the morning or later in the evening to beat the rush!
Petrin Lookout Tower
Head to the Petrin Lookout Tower for magical views of the city. It sits atop Petrin Hill and is almost like a mini version of the Eiffel Tower. You can take a cable car or walk up.
We decided to walk since the line was long for the cable car and OMG it was quite the trek. It’s all uphill, so definitely a good workout, and keep in mind that you have to climb up the tower as well!
The Dancing House got its name because the way the building was designed makes it look like a woman and man dancing (Fred and Ginger, people like to say!). Head to the top to look out on the city and take in the magnificent scenery. There’s a bar up there too, so you can grab an Aperol Spritz or your drink of choice and take it out on the lookout.
One of our favourite things to do in a new city is walk around and explore. On one of our walks we came across Strelecky Island and we loved it so much we came back a few more times. It’s a beautiful park with lots of space to hang out.
I’m not sure of this is an all-the-time thing, but when we were there the Cocovan was set up – a little coffee shop truck where you could get your favourite bevy to drink (our favourite was the iced coconut latte!) while you read or people watch.
Old Town Square
Old Town Square is definitely one of the busier, more touristy areas of the city, but I still recommend going to see it. The buildings are beautiful and our Airbnb host recommended a spot in the square to go for drinks and see beautiful views of the city (See U Prince Hotel below!).
The Best Prague Food & Drink
San Carlo Pizza
San Carlo had some of the best pizza we’ve ever had! It was so good we ended up coming here twice! They have a few locations around the city, but we went to the one closest to the Prague castle.
Bistro 8 was a really great spot for lunch, we wished we had found it sooner! We ended up going on our final day in the area we first stayed in before heading to ARIA Hotel Prague.
Another great brunch spot, Mezi Srnky is a small, cozy restaurant with delicious food. I got the open sandwich with avocado, egg, peas and pickled veggies and it was one of the best sandwiches I’ve had!
U Prince Terrace for Drinks
The terrace on top of the U Prince Hotel offers breathtaking views of Prague. Go up for some cocktails and appetizers and enjoy the scenery all around you.
Our very first meal in Prague was at Cafe Fin (thanks, Instagram!). I got a noodle bowl and Stefan got avocado toast. Both were super tasty.
Prague is a magnificent city, filled with lots to do, see and eat! If you’re heading to that area of the globe, be sure to use our travel guide to Prague to make the best of your trip!
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