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Prague

A charming and historic city with over a thousand years written into its fairy-tale church spires, ancient castles and beautiful bridges.

Better known to the Czechs as ‘Praha’, the historic city of Prague dates back over 1,000 years. Once upon a time, the city was the great capital of the Holy Roman Empire and then of Czechoslovakia. In 1989, the city became free of the Soviet regime, before finally the Czech Republic separated from Slovakia. Today, it is a thriving capital city, home to 1.3 million people, and a popular destination for visitors who leave enchanted by its medieval charm and heritage.

As soon as you arrive in the heart of this old city, you’ll be greeted by its rich mix of architectural styles, with Renaissance, Gothic, baroque, art nouveau and modernist buildings and monuments towering over the skyline. Head for the Týn Church where you’ll see three of these styles brought together in one structure. Elsewhere, look out for the Dancing House (Tančící dům), Prague’s most famous modern building.

The Vltava River courses through the city, separating the Old Town from what is known as the Lesser Town. Here you’ll find the dominating Prague Castle. You can cross the river on the iconic Charles Bridge (Karlův Most).

Explore the Vyšehrad Castle and its picturesque gardens as well as its fortified walls which afford a commanding view of the cityscape. You’ll be able to see its great churches such as St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála Sv. Víta) which have led the city to be dubbed the ‘City of 100 Spires’. Head for the Jewish Cemetery and take a look in the Powder Tower (Prašná brána) where you’ll discover amazing medieval exhibits.

Prague is a charming fairy-tale-like city to admire and observe from afar, but is also a destination rich in art and nightlife, making it a popular travel destination for all kinds of people. When looking around the city, bear in mind that whilst tour guides may speak English, many locals do not.

Pleasantly warm in the summer, come the winter Prague is often chilly, albeit very picturesque in the falling snow. Come rain or shine however, the city always happily welcomes its visitors with its tantalising locally-made pastries not to mention its cheap Czech beer.

Prague Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Prague

Czech Republic featuring night scenes, a church or cathedral and heritage architecture

Stare Mesto

4.5/5Wonderful!(542 area reviews)

Stare Mesto
Nove Mesto which includes a city, heritage elements and railway items

Nove Mesto

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,151 area reviews)

Nove Mesto
Mala Strana showing landscape views and a city

Mala Strana

5/5Exceptional!(312 area reviews)

Mala Strana
Josefov which includes heritage architecture

Josefov

5/5Exceptional!(101 area reviews)

Josefov

Top hotels in Prague

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Grandior Hotel Prague
Grandior Hotel Prague
5 out of 5
Na Porici 42, Prague
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM225
per night
13 Apr-14 Apr

Located in Prague 1, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Municipal House Hall and Powder Tower. Palladium Shopping Centre and Mucha Museum are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (7,435 reviews)

"Restaurant looked more cafe than restaurant but food was quite good. Unfortunately we arrived just as Corona virus struck creating a lock down of shops and restaurants so had to settle for a takeaway in our room before having to cut short out trip."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Grandior Hotel Prague
Grandium Hotel Prague
Grandium Hotel Prague
5 out of 5
Politickych veznu 913/12, Prague
Free cancellation
RM405
per night
13 Apr-14 Apr

Located in Prague 1, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mucha Museum, Wenceslas Square and Jindrisska Tower. Museum of Communism and Old Town Square ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (3,930 reviews)

"The property is very nice and very well maintained. Breakfast is excellent and the staff is very friendly and very helpful"…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

Grandium Hotel Prague
Hotel Kings Court
Hotel Kings Court
5 out of 5
U Obecniho Domu 3, Prague
RM1,938
per night
7 Apr-8 Apr

Located in Prague 1, this luxury hotel is steps away from Royal Route, Palladium Shopping Centre and Municipal House Hall. Prague Astronomical Clock and Old ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (2,854 reviews)

"The Hotel is in the center and the service is excellent . I was very disappointed from the SPA and GYM ."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Hotel Kings Court

Popular things to do in Prague

Old Town Square
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Old Town Square

4.5/5(1,328 reviews)

The historic centre of Prague, just as much of a thriving central landmark today as it was hundreds of years ago.

Wenceslas Square
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Wenceslas Square

4/5(1,159 reviews)

Prague’s long boulevard in the heart of the New Town is the city’s historic focal point and a great place for visitors to shop and eat out.

Charles Bridge
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Charles Bridge

4.5/5(1,282 reviews)

A historic and intricately designed pedestrian bridge over the Vltava River, connecting the Lesser Town on the west with the Old Town in the east.

Prague Castle
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Prague Castle

4.5/5(1,139 reviews)

An impressive complex with over 1,000 years of history, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, home to the Czech government and the splendid St. Vitus Cathedral.

Prague Astronomical Clock
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Prague Astronomical Clock

4.5/5(1,311 reviews)

One of the world’s oldest working astronomical clocks, complete with animated wooden figures that come alive in a captivating must-see show every hour.

Dancing House
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Dancing House

4/5(557 reviews)

A modern building housing a popular bar and restaurant, standing in stark contrast to the rest of the historic Prague skyline.

Top activities in Prague

Prague Hop-On Hop-Off Bus + Walking Tour Options
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Prague Hop-On Hop-Off Bus + Walking Tour Options

RM104
Per adult
Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Cruise & Lunch
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Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Cruise & Lunch

74% of travellers recommend
RM300
Per adult
Buffet Dinner Cruise on the Vltava River
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Buffet Dinner Cruise on the Vltava River

RM156
Per adult
Prague: Small Group Sightseeing, Boat Ride & Local Lunch
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Prague: Small Group Sightseeing, Boat Ride & Local Lunch

98% of travellers recommend
RM353
Per adult
Famous Organ Concert at St. Francis of Assisi Church
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Famous Organ Concert at St. Francis of Assisi Church

92% of travellers recommend
RM83
Per adult
Prague Riverside Party
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Prague Riverside Party

RM29
Per adult

Reviews of Prague

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
1725
5 - Excellent 75.16339869281046%
4 - Good
516
4 - Good 22.483660130718953%
3 - Okay
43
3 - Okay 1.8736383442265796%
2 - Disappointing
6
2 - Disappointing 0.26143790849673204%
1 - Terrible
5
1 - Terrible 0.2178649237472767%

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

Government over reacted to the virus, Czech people very ignorant and unpleasant, especially towards the British, considering how many and how much we spend there, will certainly never go to Czech Republic ever again.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

Very pretty clean city

5/5 - Excellent

Dadster

11 Mar 2020

Loved it here... it’s a beautiful place & I will return some day.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Mar 2020

Lovely place to visit Lots to see/do

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Feb 2020

We liked Prague very much. Would recommend going there. A beautiful city!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Feb 2020

Can't wait to come back to Prague! Loved every minute but there is so much to see! Just wouldn't stay in the hotel we stayed at again.

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