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Listed as the largest ancient castle in the world by Guinness World Records, Prague Castle's entire area is bigger than seven football fields. The castle includes multiple spires, towers, and historical palaces; created a fairy tale-like city centre of Prague.
Charles Bridge built of sandstone blocks, and decorated with 30 baroque statues of saints lining on the sides of the bridge. The most famous figure is the statue of St John of Nepomuk, with a tradition to rub the bronze plague under his statue will bring good luck and that one day you will return to Plague.
The Old Town Square of Prague is considered as one of the most beautiful urban spaces in Europe. Here you can witness jazz bands and alfresco concerts, fashion shows, as well as Christmas and Easter markets. On top of it, the main attraction is the Astronomical Clock 'Orloj' which arrays the 12 apostles in every hour between 9 am to 11 pm.
Inspired by the legendary dancing duo: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the Dancing House flaunt a quirky design of curved lines and narrow waisted glass tower against the upright stone tower. What a creative masterpiece by architects Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry. Enjoy 360° view of Prague offered by a gallery and a restaurant inside the Dancing House.
The amazing Art Nouveau building of Municipal House in Prague will forever stamped in your memory once you visit it. This cultural centre is loaded with designs and decorations simultaneously fascinating details, symbolism through paintings and sculputures. From the Smetana Hall, Lord Mayor's window, to the artsy cafe and restaurants; every spot is crafted carefully and perfectly executed.
Prague zoo spreads around 60 hectares of wooded grounds, with over 10 km walking trails through exotic exhibitions of the wild life. Aside from the enormous elephants, giraffes or gorillas; you can spot more petite animals, pet and feed them at the Children Zoo area.
Decorated with nearly thousands of spires and towers, Prague architectural view is very mesmerizing. Roman-style churches and Gothic cathedrals, as well as historic gardens and parks; all these spectacle places are ready to explore while you're in Prague. Prague is also friendly for music lovers; as this country satisfy both classical music fans and other modern genres. The Municipal House, the Rudolfinum, and the churches in Prague would fulfill your needs of classical music. At the same time, Prague possess cool music clubs and multi-genre music festival. Last but not least, Prague is famous for its beer--the best in Europe!
How to Get Tickets?
Attraction tickets are available online and offline. However, buying tickets on the spot will take more of your time since you have to stand in line. It's suggested to save your time by purchasing your ticket beforehand on this website.
How To Get Around?
Prague has great public transportations. The first one is Metros, which are known for the beautiful art designs. It also has routes to and from major attractions of the city. The second one is the tram, which also has routes to many of the city's most popular attractions. They arrive every 8 minutes or 10-15 minutes during off-peak hours and weekends. It's also one of your only options if you want to travel late night. The last one is the bus. Aside from routes in the city center, Prague buses also has a route to the airport. You can purchase the tickets at the ticket machines in most bus stops or buy it directly from the driver.
What Should I Wear?
If you're going during winter, autumn, or spring, your should pack long-sleeved shirts, jumpers, scarfs, hats, and comfortable walking shoes. The weather can be wuite cold during those season. In the summer, you can pack more open clothes like summer dresses, short-sleeved shirts, shorts, and skirts. Dress casually and comfortably but don't forget to look fashionable!
Best Time to Visit
During late spring and early fall is considered to be the best time to visit, which is on the second half of May, June , and September. At these times, the weather is pleasant, ranging from sunny to partly sunny with mild evenings. Prague is also not very crowded with tourist during these season. If you want warmer weather, you can visit Prague when it's summer time there, which is between July and August. It's the warmest and driest months in the city. But it's also the peak season so the city is usually flocked with lots of tourists.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, a guide is not needed since you can find anything about Prague in this website. Apart from that, transportation is easy, landmarks are not hard to locate, and locals in the tourist attraction areas speak and understand English.
How To Get There?
Traveling to Prague by air is the best option for international tourists, especially the ones from outside of Central Europe. The city has several international airports, and the best and largest, Prague Ruzyne Airport (Václav Havel Airport Prague), is located 15km (9 miles) away from the city center. If you're traveling from Vienna, Budapest or Bratislava, you can take the train. It doesn't take too long to arrive at Prague and the ticket prices are quite cheap.
Even though the public transportations are safe and comfortable, do explore Prague on foot too to enjoy the view and stop once in a while to snap some pictures. Visit the main attractions in the early morning or late night since they're usually very crowded during the day and evening. The plug type of Czech Republic is type C and E. Type C is the one with two round pins and type E also has two round pins but there's a hole for the socket's male earthing pin. When visiting Prague, don't forget to try the local food and the wine!