If you’ve ever sat at your desk daydreaming of distant destinations, chances are you’ve wondered what it would be like to touch down in Prague, one of Europe’s most mysterious, modern and historical cities. From the gorgeous old buildings to the glorious food, drink, and nightlife, the Czech capital is a true treat for travelers. Words, however, fall short. To truly experience Prague, one needs to see it for themselves. In the meantime, here are the three best things about visiting Prague.
The first thing to come to mind for many is a vision of crisp, clean local lagers offered up for pennies. In this regard, Prague doesn’t disappoint, as the city has one of the strongest beer cultures in the world and consumes more of it than perhaps anyone else.
You shouldn’t hold the fact that the Czech Republic is the creator of Budweiser beer against them; it’s also the birthplace of pilsner and offers up a an wide variety of styles — everything from dark and brooding porters to mind-blowing amber lagers and, of course, Pilsners.
And the rumors you’ve heard that Czech beer is cheaper than water? They’re true, with a pint of beer setting you back a about a dollar in most pubs, while a bottle of water could run you double that.
Be sure to check out some of the local breweries, just don’t forget to liberally use the Czech word for “cheers” — Na zdraví.
Prague at Night
As amazing as exploring the city can be during the day, it’s after sunset where the real magic begins. Romance and revelry fills the air, creating a kind of magic as the narrow streets echo with sound of your feet against the charming cobblestone paths.
This is when you’ll want to visit the famous Charles Bridge, which can often be overrun with tourists and locals alike during the day. It’s not only quieter but offers a stunning, lit-up view of nearby statues and historical buildings that just isn’t the same in the daylight. The Bridge, however, is just the start of your evening activities in Prague. From backlit castles to clubs that don’t close till daylight, there is no shortage of things to see and do in this party capital.
If you came to Prague to soak in some history, you won’t be let down. The city is small enough that you can walk almost everywhere, and with every step, you’ll feel like you’re walking back through time. Around every corner is another piece of art, another historical landmark, and another gorgeous, towering spire.
The Schwarzenberg Palace, the Troja Chateau, and the Strahov Picture Gallery are just a few of the historical landmarks that will leave you in awe and asking for more when visiting Prague. Which, of course, won’t be a problem, because the city is also filled with museums, statues, and centuries-old castles and cathedrals.
Done daydreaming? Don’t take my word for it — check out the magic of this incredible city for yourself — you won’t be sorry you did.
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