What to see and how to get around in Prague
No visit to Prague is complete without a trip to see Prague Castle, the Astronomical Clock and the cobbled streets of the Old Town. The architecture is spectacular too with hundreds of spires plus picturesque Charles Bridge which spans the river Vltava. This city is a popular weekend destination but it takes longer than just a few days to take it all in.
The best time to travel to Prague
May to September when the weather is sunny and warm are the best months to visit Prague. There are many art exhibitions, music festivals, beer festivals and sporting events laid on throughout the year, and the holidays such as Easter, Christmas and New Year are celebrated much as they are in the UK.
The different areas of Prague
The city is divided into areas and each one offers a different atmosphere. Holeovice,Bubeneč and Dejvice have emerging art scenes and there are museums in these parts of Prague too. There are also luxury hotels and fine restaurants in Bubeneč and Dejvice. For plenty of pubs, Smíchov and Vyehrad are great spots - the area was formerly an industrial area which has been reformed. ikov and Karlin are lively places, packed with noisy pubs and fun venues.
Local information about Prague
Most things are cheaper in Prague. Lunch can be bought for around 35 CZK, a beer is roughly 35 CZK and a soft drink 30 CZK. Supermarket food is considerably cheaper than is is in Great Britain.
Getting from the airport to Prague centre can be done by travelling on the shuttle bus for roughly 150 CZK each way. The journey takes about 30 minutes. To get to the metro, hop on a number 100 bus to Zličín Station or 119 to Nádraí Veleslavín Station. There is a night bus, 510, which costs 32 CZK and takes 90 minutes. Taxis are on hand too, costing approximately 600 CZK.
Public transport around Prague is easy to use. There is a metro system, buses, trams and ferries. The fare depends on the number of zones crossed, the cheapest fares being 12 CZK for 15 minutes travel with a cost of 84 CZK for 11 zones valid for 300 minutes. A 1-day travelcard costs roughly 110 CZK and a 3-day pass is around 310 CZK. Taxi fares start at 120 CZK for 3km plus around 30 CZK per extra kilometre.
Hostel accommodation in Prague is reasonably priced at roughly 250 CZK per person per night, and a 3 Star hotel room costs approximately 600 CZK.