Discover the Old Charm of Prague

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Keesha Landers

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  • Prague

  • Food & Wine

  • Arts & Culture

  • City Travel

  • Local Food

  • Entertainment

  • Nightlife

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Curator’s statement

When I went to Prague, I was not expecting to fall so in love with the city. From the moment I left the airport, Prague had my heart. The locals are so friendly. The food is mouth-watering delicious, and the architecture is truly a sight to see. The best part, Prague will not break the bank! It is a great city to experience luxury within your budget. It's a beautiful, safe city for a girls weekend, Solo travel, or a romantic get-away.

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Where to stay in Prague

BoHo Prague Hotel

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Appia Hotel Residences Prague

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Things to do in Prague

Sunset in Prague

Beer and more..

Who doesn't love a Beer Garden, especially one with a view. There are several in Prague, my favorite by a long shot is Letna-Schlösschen. If you walk up, be prepared it's a steep one, but you are rewarded with an amazing, if not the best view of Prague. They have more than beer, if that isn't your thing, such as wine and sodas, even snacks and drinks for the kids. You can sit and relax with a drink and the kids can run free. Going at sunset is romantic, too!

Once you have been to one spa, you have been to them all right? Well, actually no! The Orginal Beer Spa in Prague is completely different than anything you have ever experienced. After checking in, they take you to your private room. There are two oak barrel tubs that have jets and are filled with beer! They add in the hops and malts. You get 30 minutes in the tub, beer bread with a beer butter spread, and there are taps beside the tub for self-serve beer; your choices are light and dark. Beer is great but simple in Prague. After 30 minutes, you relax on a bed made of hay (it is actually really comfortable and soft) and continue to enjoy the bread and beer next to a fire. After so much walking and exploring, it is so relaxing and your skin will be so soft for days!

In keeping with the Prague beer theme, The Beer Museum, No to be confused with The Prague Beer Museum, which is a gastro pub. It's a small museum dedicated to the beer-making process, the history of beer and why beer is the drink of Prague. You can even bottle your own beer. After exploring this small but very interesting museum, you can enjoy flights in the courtyard.

Castles and Catherdrals..

The Prague Castle is a must when visiting. The gothic architecture is breathtaking. Be prepared for a hike. There are so many stairs to reach the castle. There is a little break about half way up where you can enjoy a drink with a nice view. It's also next to the oldest vineyard in Prague. Getting tickets on-line is a must if you want to go inside the castle.

I love Cathedrals, especially in Europe. One of the most beautiful I have seen is St. Vitus Cathedral. It's next to the Castle and it's free to enter. As always, donations are appreciated. Take your time admiring the beauty of this truly hand-crafted Cathedral. There is such a feeling of peace when you go in.

Landmarks..

I personally do not think you can go to Prague without visiting the Lennon Wall. Since the 80s, the wall has been filled with John Lennon–inspired graffiti, lyrics from Beatles' songs, and designs relating to local and global causes. If you feel inspired, get in touch with your inner artist, grab a can of spray paint and add your mark to the wall. There are cans of paint always there for people to become apart of the Lennon Wall.

A can't miss is the Charles Bridge. It is the oldest bridge still standing over the Vltava river in Prague. It is one of the most beautiful bridges in Europe and is 516 meters long. It is a walking bridge connecting the Prague Castle and the Old Town. Local artist set up from morning until evening selling everything from handmade jewelry, art, and more. My favorite earrings came from a local artist making them right there on the bridge. I highly recommend going in the morning or late afternoon as it can get very crowded midday.

One of the most unique buildings in Prague is the Dancing House hotel. Even just walking by to see it is pretty impressive, however, I highly recommend paying the three euros to go to the top. It's not a large roof-top, but it is a lovely place to have an afternoon break and enjoy a drink with a view.

Museums..

If art is your thing, like it is mine, The Central Gallery is a must. It houses several Dali and Mucha pieces. Mostly go for the Andy Warhol. Warhol is actually from Czechia. The gallery has many of his original works as well as letters to his family. I have seen many Warhol exhibits, but I learned so much more about Andy Warhol and where he came from visiting this gallery. It is also nest to the Astronomical Clock, so you will get to se that on your way!

Places to eat & drink in Prague

The Alchemist Bar

Breakfast:

Coffee and Waffles: Can you guess what they specialize in? WAFFLES! In all flavors. Savory Pulled Beef Waffle - you got it! Avocado waffle, of course! French Toast Waffle with fresh fruit, to die for! Pair that with a great coffee or mimosa and I would say you're off to a great start!

Venue: We all know farm-to-table, Venue's niche is market-to-table. Not only do they do ALL-day Brunch, but everything comes fresh from the local market. Indulge yourself with their banana pancakes, or sweet potato hash with poached eggs. Want something a little more healthy? Try one of their smoothie bowls!

Lunch/Dinner:

Cafe Imperial: Looking for a delicious meal that is high-end, but won't break the bank? This is it. I know, Italian food in Prague?! Trust me, you will not be dissapointed. There are great options for vegetarians. I highly recommend the Truffle Gnocchi, and you can not leave without having dessert; it comes from their sister bakery Dolce. You will leave wanting to come back!

Pirory Mill: Open for lunch and dinner. Near the Lennon Wall and one of the most charming restaurants I have ever been too. The garden will pull you in with its whimsical atmosphere, and the menu does not disappoint, with veggies options like Burrata, Tomato, and Avocado Salad. You will be sure to leave feeling full yet light and ready to explore more!

Vytopna Railway Restaurant: Ever had your drinks delivered by TRAIN? Well, you are in for a fun treat! Vytopna is a casual dinner spot that is fun no matter your age. This spot is very meat heavy; the burgers are EVERYTHING! They do have a few veggie options, such as the pickled grilled goat cheese with glazed onion and buckthorn jam, and a toasted baguette. Which are equally delish. What sets this place apart from anything I have ever experienced is that there is a small rail system that runs through the entire restaurant. This is how your drinks are delivered to your table! How cool is that?!

Zvonice: Established in the original gothic belfry in 1472 and located in the Jindřišská tower. You will be transformed in time, not only by the architecture, but also by the food. focusing on old bohemian cuisine with dishes like Venison Ragout, or Marinated Wild Boar, you are sure to find something you love. They also have vegetarian options like black truffle risotto or grilled eggplant. I recommend making a reservation as this place fills up fast!

Drinks:

FRAME: If G&T's are your thing, you do not want to sleep on FRAME. With over 100 different Gin's they know how to make cocktails. Fresh, innovative and the only gin bar in Prague. FRAME is a great place to start your night out.

The Alchemist: Hands down my FAVORITE bar in Prague! Hidden in a house at Provaznická Street, the Alchemist Bar offers a range of mysterious and delicious drinks that reveal the arcane knowledge of the ancient alchemists. The Alchemist Bar is not your ordinary cocktail bar. It is a portal to a world of magic and mystery, where you choose your fate; a man dressed in black robes comes to your table bringing with him a chest with fog pouring out. You will choose a tarot card, which will reveal your cocktail. Of course, if you're not quite that adventurous, you can enjoy the atmosphere and order a drink from the menu, but where is the fun in that?!

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out this guide to Prague by Fora Advisor Cliniece Goodluck's guide, Top Things to Do in Prague, Czech Republic.

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