Prague: What should you know before going

“Golden Prague”, formerly known as the Czech capital, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
For a long time in Prague lived and worked many eminent personalities: Mozart, Beethoven, Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky, Jan Neruda, Jaroslav Hasek, Franz Kafka. There is fine cuisine, amazing location, beautiful architectural buildings and each time you find something new.

Transport

In Prague there are only three metro lines. Metro is open from 5:00 am until midnight. In the center of the city trams run only. Buses serve mainly remote areas. Ground transportation runs from 4:30 to 23:30, on some routes go night trams.

Accommodation

Prague is divided into 15 administrative districts. The central part of the city – “Prague 1” and “Prague-2” includes historic districts: Prague Castle, Hradcany, Lesser Town, Old Town, New Town, Vysehrad and Joseph.

What to bring as a gift

Czech beer is made according to original recipes, you can buy it in any supermarket under the brand name “Seske pivo”. Locals recommend Velkopopovisku Kozel, Radegast, Gambrinus and Rilsner Urquell.

In addition to beer, you can bring as a gift a standard set: liquor “Becherovka”, a Czech vodka “Slivovitz” tincture “Fernet” and absinthe.

Bohemian garnet, and jewelery from Prague will please any girl. Czech garnets have a wonderful rich color and  medicinal properties. By purchasing such jewelry, certificates are required. Best shopping in the Museum of pomegranate or in retail stores “Granát” (Dlouhá, 28 and Panská, 1).

Karlovy Vary wafers (Karlovarské oplatky) – traditional Czech delicacy. Round wafer of a thin sheet, stuffed with sweet mass, began to produce in Karlovy Vary as early as the XVI century. In its original form Oplatka made with nut and chocolate filling, but today the range of flavors has expanded to 15 types (for example, with a taste tiramisu, apple or herbal liqueur).

Sightseeings

Prague – the sixth most visited city in Europe after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin.

Old City (Staré Město) – the most popular tourist destination of Prague. The old town center is the Old Town Square. The most interesting building in the Old Town, which should pay attention – the Old Town Hall. On it are the famous Astronomical Clock.

Jewish Quarter (Židovská čtvrť) – attraction within attraction – a unique historical place surrounded by buildings of the Old City. Appeared on the site of the first Jewish settlements in the Old City, Jewish Quarter today – a unique museum complex in the open air, which consists of several synagogues, cemeteries and Hall left after slum clearance at the turn of XIX-XX centuries.

Charles Bridge (Karlův most)
Charles Bridge is loved by artists, musicians, tourists and souvenir sellers.
Charles Bridge – Prague Bridge over the River Vltava, connecting the districts of Prague Lesser Side and the Old City. The bridge is 520 meters height, width – 9.5 m. The bridge rests on 16 pillars arch lined hewn sandstone.

Petrin Tower (Petřínská věž) – analogue of the Eiffel Tower
Dancing House (Tančící dům) –  building on the Rašínovo nábřeží (Rašín Embankment) designed by Vlado Milunić in cooperation with Frank Gehry.

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