Prague Tourism

Prague is famous for

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Historic Buildings

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Museums

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Art Galleries

One of Europe's most charming and beautiful cities with art and beer as its highlights!

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Reasons to go to Prague

1For its historical background
For its historical background

Prague is known for its historical background, and to visit the Old Town Square for New Year's Eve celebrations will be dream come true for the heritage lovers. The city is filled with foreign tourists and local residents waiting to witness the impressive midnight fireworks.

HolidayIQ Reviewer MANISH AGARWAL adds, “People from various countries can be seen enjoying and partying. Must watch the place if you are visiting Prague.”

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2Old Town Square historic center for shopping and food
Old Town Square historic center for shopping and food

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Khandelwal adds, “Prague is a beautiful place to explore, and a lot can be seen over a day. I visited Prague in November 2014 with my wife. Having done meticulous planning, I think others would find the tip useful as well.

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3For a bird's eye view click of Prague from Petrin Hill tower
For a bird's eye view click of Prague from Petrin Hill tower

HolidayIQ Reviewer Suruchika Singh shares, “The view of Prague from the castle is a plus, but if you are not so much into Art or history, you might as well get a better panorama view from Petrin Hill tower. The pictures that you click from here are some of the best. The tours inside the castle are into 3 circuits, Circuit A for 350 Kc (7 zones), Circuit B costs 250 Kc (5 zones), Circuit C for 150 Kc (3 zones). Cameras an extra 50 Kc. Washrooms (WC) cost some change, keep it handy. I bet inside of the castle would be more exciting. I tried checking out the Toy Museum as well.”

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Reviews (17)

Vanjyotsna Kv

Vanjyotsna Kv4.3/5

14 reviews

Prague, no place like it .. Surreal

On a 10 day trip, our 3rd destination was Prague!! Me and my elder one (kids are now 7 and 2) had been to this magical place back in 2015 but for my husband and younger one, it was their first visit! For me, I loved Prague then and I loved Prague now!

Same drill first day! Taxi, hotel, rest, change and looked for an indian restaurant.. Found this place called the Indian jewel and it was fabulous! Amazing food (specially the tandoori gobhi starter!! I think I had it almost everyday there we stayed in Prague.. (Ya we are not experimental with food while travelling:)!! We love good Indian food)

The restaurant was actually just on the old town square so we came to the xmas market and strolled our there after dinner.. Saw the huge xmas tree.. Some musical on the stage there.. Beautiful decorations and stalls.. Had some roasted chestnuts.. And yes first day over!

Day 2 started with a bus city tour of Prague and then a trip to the Petrin hills!! My son was too excited to share the Mirror maze with his father.. It's a fun place for kids near the Petrin tower in Prague we had seen back in 2015!! Rode up the elevator to the petrin tower, got some stunning shots, the kids enjoyed the mirror maze and we enjoyed some absolutely amazing cakes, coffee, hot chocolate, fries in the cafe below the petrin tower! All in all, good fun!!

It was sun down and since we had seen many concerts and almost all shows last time we were in Prague and anyways it was looking difficult with a 2 year old, we headed to the Palladium mall for some shopping (but must add.. Please see a concert or a show if you visit Prague.. They are more than worth and Prague is full of them).

Toy store, M&S, some random stuff and we were done.. Walked again to the Indian jewel.. Good food and then walked to the charles bridge for a stroll!! It was cold but beautiful!

Last day in Prague.. I stepped out to the old town minus the kids, minus the husband and just roamed around.. Did some shopping.. Souvenirs.. Some wooden toys.. Sat is some cafes.. Had some local bakery.. Crossed the charles bridge again and then they joined me around 4 for a boat cruise.. The sun was about to set and the cruise was awesome.. The boat was sooo beautiful that it is one of our best memories of the trip.. Plus it was the last cruise of the day so it was not very crowded and my younger one could run around!! We let him and what peace!!

Got down from the boat, strolled on the charles bridge, and old town.. And decided to have some Italian for this night finally!! Found this beautiful sitout restaurant next to the astronomical clock and had some really tasty pasta & pizza there!

Again strolled out in the xmas market at the old town square and just enjoyed the roasted chestnuts and strawberry in chocolate!! (I loved these 2 things so much that had them everyday during our stay there!! The chestnuts were heavenly).

Walked to the hotel and Prague was done!

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Giri Isola

Giri Isola5.0/5

2 reviews

Scientist

Prague is a delightful place to visit. Enjoy Europe's old and new cultures there. Plenty of hotels, quite pocket friendly, and with good connectivity with any place in the city. I had been there for Radar symposium. Stayed in hotel Relax inn, situated at Novovysocanska, and the symposium was at Hotel Clarion Congress, situated at Vysconsca. Bang opposite metro station Vysconsca.
We had been to Grand ball room, the Slovansky dum.
People are cordial, chilled, and helpful. Metro, buses, rental cars, water ways there are many convenient modes of transport. Florence, the main Railway station, bus depot is best place to start and city sight seeing program.
I would love to go there many times

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Prague Overview

The largest city and the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is located in the north-west part of the country on the Vltava River. The permanent seat of two Holy Roman Emperors during the Gothic and Renaissance eras, the city has been a political, cultural and economic centre of central Europe during its 1,100 year existence. For centuries, it was also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire.

Prague was also an important city during the Habsburg Monarchy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After World War I, the city became the capital of Czechoslovakia. It gained recognition, owing to the role played in the Protestant Reformation, both World Wars, the Thirty Years' War, and the post-war Communist era. UNESCO has included the historic centre of Prague in its list of World Heritage Sites, since 1992.

Located in the centre of the Bohemian Basin, it has emerged from a settlement stretching from Prague Castle in the north to the fort of Vysehrad in the south, to become a global city. The origins of civilisation in the region date to as early as the Palaeolithic Age. The Celts established an oppidum (settlement) in the south, now called Zavist, at around 200 BC.

Libuse and her husband, Premysl, founded the Prague Castle in the year 885, which led to the growth of the city. Thereafter, it became the seat of the dukes, and later, of the kings of Bohemia. On the site of an older village, known as the Hradcany (Prague Castle) area, or Mala Strana, King Ottokar II founded Prague in 1257.

The city flourished during the reign of Charles IV, the Holy Roman Emperor and the king of Bohemia of the new Luxembourg dynasty in the 14th century. Owing to the presence of mints, the city became a centre of trade for German and Italian bankers and merchants. The coal mines and ironworks of the nearby region allured many industries to the destination, marking its importance in the Industrial Revolution.

With uprising protests from the year 1618, the Dark Age began in Prague. At that time, the Thirty Years’ War, and the ‘Second Defenestration of Prague' occurred. The Protestants were defeated in the Battle of White Mountain in 1620. After the loss of its independence, Prague was occupied by the Saxons.

Post the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918, the destination became the capital of independent Czechoslovakia. The Velvet Revolution was instrumental in ending communism and making Czechoslovakia a democratic country.

Praga, which means 'ford' is an old Slavic root, from which, the name of the city has been derived. This derivation refers to the city's origin at a crossing point of the Vltava River. The Old Town (Stare Mesto) with the Old Town Square, the New Town (Nove Mesto) with Wenceslas Square, and the Jewish Quarter, are all situated on the eastern bank.

The mediaeval castle region (Hradcany) is home to the famous Prague Castle, while below the Lesser Town, the little quarter of Mala Strana forms the west bank. Residents of the city include Roma and Slovak communities, along with expatriates such as Germans and Americans. Vinohardy, Bubenec Dejvice, Zizlov, Karlin, Holesovice, as well as the industrial area of Smichov are the neighbourhoods outlining the city centre.

A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is home to many ancient structures that spell its more than 1000 years old history. Tourists throng the city to get an insight into the pivotal role it has played in the development of Central Europe, since the Middle Ages.

In this 'Jewel in the Crown' of Central Europe, visitors can enjoy varied events like Tanec Praha that has been a major dance festival since its inception in 1989. Prague Proms annual music festival, opera, ballet and concerts also attract tourists to the destination.

Photos of Prague

Prague Castle, Prague

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Prague Castle, Prague
Charles Bridge, Prague

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Charles Bridge, Prague
Charles Bridge, Prague

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Charles Bridge, Prague

Getting to Prague

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Transit

Transit time: 12 hrs from major cities

Cost ₹ 20,000 per person

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