The capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague is a traveler’s dream vacation. Throughout its 1,100-years, Prague has been an important city in central Europe. The city flourished during the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque eras and many architectural structures survived the destruction of 20-century Europe. In 1992, Prague was officially named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Prague sits on the Vltava river in the center of the Bohemian Basin. It houses about 1.2 million residents, with 14% of that population being foreigners. It has consistently ranked in the top 10 places for tourists to visit, whether they come for the culture, history, or the romance. Whatever the reason, Prague has drawn travelers in for centuries and continues to do so today.
Things to do in Prague
While not known for having a plethora of wineries, Prague has a total of 6 beautiful vineyards offering more than just wine. For a fantastic panoramic view of the city, stop by St. Clare’s Vineyard. To get there, purchase a ticket to the Prague Botanical Garden and take the trail that leads through the vineyard and into a vineyard lodge. Here, you can sample and buy the local wine while enjoying a beautiful view of the city below. Every September, a vintage takes place at St. Clare’s, which includes a tastings of sparkling wine and an exhibition of grapes.
Perhaps the most visited attraction in Prague is the Prague Castle. It ranks as the largest castle in the world, and the good news is you can explore inside of it! Walk through the courtyard, palaces, and museums for a spectacular trip through time. The St. Vitus Cathedral is the most prominent feature of the Castle, with its stained-glass windows, tombs of patron saints, and a main tower that you can climb to get another fantastic view of the city below.
The architecture in Prague is iconic. Travelers can marvel at the Romanesque Basilica of St. George, the Gothic Charles Bridge, and the famous Prague Astronomical Clock. Stop by cafes along the way and sit and enjoy an espresso while you take in the beauty of the city Muj salek kavy is a favorite, and the baristas and waiters are happy to help you sort through the collection of many different types of beans. If you still can’t decide, just get their tasting sampler of three different roasts!
Day Trips from PragueSurrounding Prague on all sides is Central Bohemia, a region where rivers run through deep valleys and dense forests. Located just an hour outside Prague, Kutna Hora houses the Cathedral of St. Barbara and the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, both of which are listed on the UNESCO world heritage list. The Lousen Chateau can be visited year-round and is a romantic park with exotic trees, labyrinths, and mazes. With a total of 11 different labyrinths and mazes mapped out by the renowned Adrian Fisher, you can be sure to have an adventure in this park.
Transportation in Prague
Prague can be reached via the Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague. To get to the capital city’s center from the airport, take the Aeroport Express Bus. Tickets for this short, 25-minute ride can be purchased from the driver directly. You can also hire a taxi or private car if you’re not interested in taking public transit.
Prague offers many options for transportation within the city. Taking trams, buses, metro trains, and cable cars are among the choices travelers can make. Among these transportation options, different tickets can be purchased depending on how long you intend to stay in Prague. Get a ticket that suits your stay best!
Tripping.com offers thousands of vacation rentals throughout Prague. If you’re a history buff, choose a rental near Old Town and explore the many cultural sites. For traveling college students, dormitory options are cheap and reliable. Stay near the St. Clare’s Vineyard for a chance to stay within a 10-minute walk to the center of Prague but be just far enough way to enjoy the quiet and romance of the natural surroundings.
Restaurants and cafes in Prague offer some of the best Eastern European foods in Europe. Visit Den Noc for breakfast pancakes, rumored to be out of this world, or for a glass of local wine and dinner. For vegetarian options, Lehka hlava has a vast selection of items for non-meat eaters. Shopping in Prague offers visitors kitschy, handmade, and even international items. With this collection of offerings, tourists usually find exactly what they need.
Vacation Rentals in Prague
Looking for a vacation rental in Prague? Tripping.com has 13008 vacation rental homes available in Prague. You'll find 168 studios, 9337 1-bedroom, 2263 2-bedroom and 1240 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from €25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Prague is €112 while the average price of a weekly rental is €579. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Prague home is €2041.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 3967 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Prague. In addition to accommodating pets, Prague rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 11898 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 10288 have TV and/or cable and 533 have a pool or hot tub.
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