Prague is a city with a rich historical heritage. With beautiful medieval buildings and cobbled streets, but also the vibrancy of modern culture and entertainment, the capital of the Czech Republic mesmerises visitors.
The ideal period to visit Prague is from May to September. Numerous events are organised in the Czech capital all through the year, with music and theatre festivals, art exhibitions, sports events, and many other festivals. As for public holidays, the major ones are the same as in the United Kingdom, such as Christmas and Easter.
Some of the most interesting districts in Prague are Holesovice, Bubenec and Dejvice, for their emerging art scene, but also luxury hotels and good restaurants in the last two. Visitors can find great pubs in Smichov and Vysehrad, as well as a very lively atmosphere in Zizkov and Karlin. The cost of living is lower than in the United Kingdom, with lunch costing around 120 CZK, a beer about 35 CZK, and soft drinks around 30 CZK. As for grocery shopping, the prices are also much cheaper than in Britain.
From the airport, visitors can reach the city centre on a shuttle bus, with a journey lasting 30 minutes and single tickets costing about 150 CZK. Alternatively, bus number 100 goes to Zličín metro station on line B, while bus number 119 goes to Nádrazí Veleslavín station on line A. If travelling at night, bus 150 is available. A single ticket costs around 32 CZK and the journey is 90 minutes long during the day, or 20-30 minutes long at night. A taxi ride to the city centre costs about 600 CZK. Hostel rooms cost approx. 250 CZK per night, while 3-star hotel rooms are around 600 CZK per night per person. Public transport is varied, with buses, metro, trams, and ferries. Single tickets are sold according to zones. Prices start at around 12 CZK for 2 zones (valid 15 minutes) and go up to 84 CZK for 11 zones (valid 300 minutes). For all zones, a single ticket is between 24 CZK and 32 CZK. Day travelcards are available for 110 CZK, while 3-day passes cost about 310 CZK. Taxi fares are around 120 CZK for 3 kilometres, and 30 CZK per kilometre.