Prague - The Czech Republic.
A City Guide To Prague.
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Take a step back in time. Prague is one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in the world, picturesquely sited on the banks of the River Moldavia. The city of Prague is
westernised and cosmopolitan. Its a beautiful city full of spires,
medieval buildings, gothic churches, baroque domes and renaissance palaces. Prague has been magnificently preserved to reflect the importance of the city as a centre of the 14th century Holy Roman Empire.
Places to visit in Prague: History comes alive in the narrow and medieval cobbled streets of the old town 'Staromestske Namesti', the old town square served as a market place as early as the 12th century. Visit the art nouveau buildings surrounding Wenceslas Square, focal point of the 'Velvet Revolution' or the Castle area 'Hradcany' containing the spectacular St.Vitus cathedral, visit also the Royal palace, St George's Basilica and the Zlata Ulicka (Golden lane). For low cost airfares to Prague start comparing flight deals now and see how much you can save. Find your flights using the Flight4 live availability search, then click to book direct with the airline or online agent. Secure flight reservations and instant booking confirmation, guaranteed.
Prague Attractions: Cross the fortified medieval Charles Bridge for a reflective view of the city and meet the musicians, puppeteers and street entertainers, watch the procession of figures on the 400 year old astronomical clock in the old town square. There's lots to see in Prague so plan your time well.
Getting Around Prague and Public Transport: Prague's city centre is compact and easy to explore on foot. Prague's public transportation network is cheap, efficient and well integrated. In general, Prague has an efficient subway and tram trolley bus service. A single travel ticket permits travel on all trams, buses and the metro system. Taxis - ask your hotel to book a taxi service that maintains official seat rates.
Prague Christmas Markets: Prague at Christmas time is full of magic and romance not to mention great festive shopping. Prague shines extra bright at christmas, just like a Dickensian chocolate box scene with enchanting christmas fairy lights and victorian style gas lamps. The market stalls are all packed with festive goodies including beautifully crafted christmas decorations, candles, traditional Czech crafts and bohemian glassware.
Shopping: The main shopping areas are around Wenceslas Square and the attractive 'Na prikope' pedestrian mall. Good buys include Bohemian crystal and china also paintings, puppets and Czech crafts are popular.
Nightlife in Prague: There are many beer cellars and gardens serving excellent Czech draught beer, all of which have a lively atmosphere. Prague offers a wide choice of restaurants and cafes serving anything from international cuisine to good hearty Czech meals.
When to go: September and October tend to be very busy. The Christmas markets are fun and certainly will help you get into the festive spirit.
Cost of living in Prague: Food and drink prices in Prague are generally lower than in Western Europe but are increasing. Beer and wine in ordinary pubs is still cheap. Clothes and other consumer goods cost about the same.
What to buy on a budget: Leather jackets, handbags, lace, silver and prescription glasses.
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