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República Checa
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Capital of the Czech Republic, located on the banks of the river  Vltava , has approximately 1.2 million inhabitants, which makes it the  most populous city in the country  and the  seventh from Central Europe . It is nicknamed the “City of a Hundred Towers” and is known for the Old Town Square, the core of its historic center, with colorful baroque buildings, gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock. 


How to get to Prague  from the airport

The  Prague Vaclav Havel Airport  It is located about 17 kilometers from the city center. However, although it is not a very large distance, there is no  direct connection by metro/train  between the airport and the center of Prague

Shutter or Van: The best way to get to Prague from the airport (for speed, comfort and simplicity) is by shutter Van. It is a shared or private transfer service from the airport to your hotel in Prague (and vice versa) with different rates.

Express Bus (AE):  If you want to save money on transfers, the most recommended option for this tour is the AE (Airport Express) express bus. The stops are located in front of terminal 1 and 2 (in front of the main building). The main advantage is that you will not have to make transfers with the metro and the journey takes approximately 30 minutes (although it depends on traffic).

Public bus: it is the cheapest option to get to the center of Prague. In this case, the only option available is the buses on lines 100, 119 and 191. The bus station is right in front of Terminal 2 (Exit D). A ticket valid for 90 minutes can be used for the bus, tram and metro.

Cab:  they do not have a very good reputation (there are many scammers who try to charge more than what is due and who deceive tourists); In addition, they are quite expensive.

How to get around the city

Public Transport: it is usually cheaper and offers a certain practicality for travellers. In Prague, public transport works with integrated tickets, so you can use several types of transport with the same ticket.

T ranway: it is without a doubt the best means of transport; it is not only recommended because it works  well, but also being the only  of public transport that is allowed to enter the corners of the historical district of the city, it is very useful to visit the center of Prague. They work 24 hours a day.

Subway:  It has nothing to envy to the tram service. It also works very well and is one of the easiest public transport in Prague to use; however, it does not offer overnight service.

The schedule in which the metro operates in Prague is from 05.00 to 24.00.

Bus: they can be very useful  if you stay outside of the city. Like the trams, they operate 24 hours a day and in the same time slot.

Taxis: they are recommended when you cannot reach your destination using public transport. As I mentioned they are expensive and  the tram and bus network works so well that it is not worth the expense of this private service.

What to see in Prague

old town square

It is the most touristic place in Prague, where visitors to the Czech capital gather day and night. Here are some of the main monuments of the city, such as the Tower of the old Town Hall or the Temple of Tyn. Other places to see in this square include the Golz Kinsky Palace , which now houses a museum, and the Jan Hus Monument , a sculpture complex located in the central area of the square.

plaza ciudad vieja

Town Hall Tower

We will find it presiding over the Plaza de la Ciudad Vieja made up of several buildings that have been adhering to this administrative complex over the years. It was built in 1364 as part of the first town hall building that was built in the square.  During your visit to the city you can climb to the top of this tower from where you will have the best panoramic views of the medieval center of Prague.

antiguo ayuntamiento

Astronomical clock

Medieval astronomical clock from 1410 located on the south wall of the Old Town Hall being a popular tourist attraction. The lower sphere of the Clock Tower represents the months of the year. You can also see the signs of the zodiac and, in the center, the Coat of Arms of the Old City . The upper sphere of the Clock Tower is the Astronomical Clock itself. The main attraction of the clock is the parade of the twelve apostles that takes place every time the clock strikes the hours.


temple of tyn

It is one of the great icon monuments of the city  with its two towers that loom over a front of houses in the Old Town square.

This large church dates back to the 11th century, although its interior was rebuilt in the Baroque style after a major fire in the 17th century.

templo de tyn

Powder Tower

It is one of the historic gateways to the Old City  and it is the only remaining tower of the 13 that were built in the 13th century fortification.

With a characteristic Gothic style, during your visit to the Czech capital you can climb to the top of the tower to have beautiful panoramic views.


Bridge of Carlos

It joins the two banks of the Vltava River and  the Old City with the Mala Strana neighborhood, from where you can go up to the Prague Castle grounds. On your walk across the Charles Bridge you will pass under the towers that are on both sides of it, the Old Town Tower and the two Mala Strana Towers of different configuration because they were built at different times.


Prague Castle

It is the largest castle in the world and the most important monument in the Czech Republic. Features impressive architecture  that will allow you to know the first settlement of Prague, and understand the great cultural and social importance that Prague had in architecture during the middle ages and the modern age.

castillo de praga

Saint Vitus Cathedral

It is inside the Castle and it is essential that you carefully observe its south façade, also known as the Golden Gate, which for many years was the main entrance to the cathedral. It is a huge facade made with Venetian mosaics that represents the final judgment.

Built in the 14th century in the Gothic style, it is the most important church in the Czech Republic.


Royal Palace

It was built in the 12th century to be the residence of the kings of Bohemia, and throughout history it was the seat of the Bohemian Parliament. Initially built in the Romanesque style, the Royal Palace was later extended in the Gothic style, and the Vladislaus Hall is one of the most outstanding corners of it.

palacio real de praga

alley of gold

It is the most charming corner of the Prague Castle grounds. It is a narrow street with small houses from the 16th and 17th centuries that were occupied by modest artisans. Now the Callejón de Oro has become one of the most touristic and visited corners of the fortified area.


Hradcany square

Located at the entrance to the Prague Castle grounds, it is  a large space where you can see various Renaissance-style palaces and  gothic style houses  such as those of the Archbishop, Sternberg, Martinitz, Toscano and Schwarzenberg. Attached to this square is the Plaza de Loreto, with the  Baroque façade of the Sanctuary of Loreto , a building with a large tower with 27 bells from the 17th century .


Church of the Child Jesus

You find it in the Mala Strana neighborhood and it has become a  popular place of pilgrimage for Catholics who go to venerate the image of the Child Jesus.

The church dates back to a Carmelite convent founded in 1620, and the veneration is due to the fame of the image as protective and miraculous.


Prague Jewish Quarter

Also known as Josefov, it is another interesting visit. Originating in the 10th century, this neighborhood extends very close to the Old Town Square where  you can visit the historic Jewish cemetery and several synagogues. On your walk you will also have the opportunity to  see a memorial statue to Franz Kafka , the great Czech author.


Nova Mesto neighborhood

Also known as the New Town, it extends in the center of the city outside the limits of the old medieval city.

The heart of this neighborhood is the huge Wenceslas Square and other points of interest  as the  the dancing house,  State Opera, the National museum, the Museum of Communism ,  restaurants, theaters and shops.

plaza wenceslao

Municipal House

An art-noveau architecture building in a city with gothic architecture such as Prague.

Was  built at the beginning of the 20th century, and was born with the aim of becoming a cultural center and tourist activities. Nowadays  It houses a large Smetana concert hall, a restaurant, a brewery and a café in a charming art nouveau style.


  Gastronomy  from prague

Soups: without a doubt, this is par excellence the native dish of the Czech Republic. There is a wide variety of soups. The best known are: ceská bramborová, which can be considered the national soup with carrots, mushrooms and potatoes, Zelnacka, which is a soup made from cabbage with bacon, and Drstkova, which is tripe soup.

sopa de papas

Utopenec: in this typical Prague dish you can see the influence of German and Austrian food, since it is a sausage marinated with different types of spices that really give the meat an exquisite taste.


Goulash: It is very similar to  of the Hungarians and is truly an exceptional dish of Prague gastronomy.

It is made with beef and a stew with different types of peppers and plenty of spices.


Svicková:  or marinated beef tenderloin. It is one of the most popular Czech dishes, and is often served with cream, blueberry jam, and bread dumplings. The meat is tender, the sauce is delicious and sweet.


Escalope:   piece of tenderized pork that is breaded and fried, preferably in lard. The dish is normally accompanied by  potatoes, carrots, hard-boiled eggs, onions, and pickles, with mayonnaise, mustard, pickle brine, and salt and pepper.


Pecena Kachna:  or roast duck is one of the best dishes to taste in Czech cuisine. The meat is fantastic, tender and delicious while the skin remains crisp with  Garrison  from  meatballs and  sweet cabbage


Knuckle:  or pork knuckle (elbow of the pig's leg) cooked in such a way that it melts in the mouth, with the skin that is always crispy. I know  Accompanied with potatoes, pickled vegetables and some sauce.


Bublanin:  It is a dessert that consists of a mixture prepared with beaten eggs and flour (originally semolina), sugar and milk, to which seasonal fruits are added. Cherries or blueberries are often used.  At the end of baking, it is customary to sprinkle icing sugar over the cake.


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