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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.

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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)

Gourmet restaurants interesting history and top sights from Prague Astronomical Clock to Old Town Square – discover Stare Mesto, a destination also famous for its shopping.

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

Nove Mesto

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

Gourmet restaurants interesting history and top sights from Wenceslas Square to Dancing House – discover Nove Mesto, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Nove Mesto
Mala Strana showing landscape views and a city

Mala Strana

5/5Exceptional!(312 area reviews)

Consider a visit to Lennon Wall and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Mala Strana. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Hellichova Stop or Malostranské Náměstí Stop.

Mala Strana
Josefov which includes heritage architecture

Josefov

5/5Exceptional!(101 area reviews)

Visitors often come to Josefov for its abundant dining options, but many stay to explore sights like Old Jewish Cemetery and Parizska Street. Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you take a ride at Právnická fakulta Stop.

Josefov

Top hotels in Prague

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Grandior Hotel Prague
Grandior Hotel Prague
5 out of 5
The price is RM226 per night

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (4,281 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
The price is RM264 per night

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,634 reviews)

"The hotel is really nice. Wonderful breakfast. Great location too. Just please be aware (this might be Expedia error) that Superior room, contrary to the description, is actually smaller than Standard room."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2020

Grandium Hotel Prague
Hotel Kings Court
Hotel Kings Court
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM335 per night

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

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,844 reviews)

"The hotel is in a great location, great service. The room was first class. If possible, I will stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2020

Hotel Kings Court

Popular places to visit 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 things to do in Prague

Prague Castle Tour
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Prague Castle Tour

RM54
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
A day-long Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland tour from Prague
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A day-long Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland tour from Prague

RM681
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Kutna Hora and Bone Chapel Tour From Prague
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Kutna Hora and Bone Chapel Tour From Prague

RM155
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Medieval dinner with unlimited drinks and show
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Medieval dinner with unlimited drinks and show

RM193
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Mozart Concert with 3-Course Dinner
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Mozart Concert with 3-Course Dinner

RM319
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Jazz Boat Prague: Popular Evening Cruise With Live Jazz
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Jazz Boat Prague: Popular Evening Cruise With Live Jazz

RM163
Per adult

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