City Break – Prague
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic and historical capital of Bohemia is always listed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. One visit and I knew why! Prague is an Eastern European beauty and an approachable and affordable city break from London.
Things to do
- Prague Castle (Praha) – dating back to the ninth century, the castle has been a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. The Bohemian Crown Jewels are kept within a hidden room inside it.
- Saint Vitus Cathedral – in the same area as Prague Castle, a stunning catholic cathedral from 1344
- Climb Petrin Hill – beautiful views of Prague, and a fun way to spend a day outdoors, exploring a new city
- Lobkowicz Palace – private art collection in an impressive building
- Walk across the Charles Bridge – pretend you are a princess as you approach the castle across the bridge!
- Astronomical Clock Tower – Climb up to the top, look over Prague!
Restaurants & Bars
When planning trips to a new city Trippy is one of my favorite sites for recommendations! These are my top picks for Prague:
- U Tri Ruzi – favorite dining experience in Prague. Brewery pub/restaurant.
- U Fleku Brewery – from 1499!! They only serve 1 type of beer
- U Parlementu – Czech cuisine, seems very traditional, everyone in the restaurant was smoking and speaking Czech!
- Mistral Café – A nice break from more pub like Czech restaurants
- Street food is everywhere. Trdelnik Rolled Pasteries are the best!
Trippy recommendations I liked but couldn’t get to
- Cafe Savoy – recommended for brunch, looks awesome!!
- U Modre Kachnicky – Czech favourites and lots of stuff with interesting game meats. It’s a bit expensive, but worth it for a splurge and it’s in Mala Strana, part of town with amazing old architecture
- Mozaika – Fantastic place – feels more local as it’s in a neat little neighborhood. Feels like the kind of place that if you were an upper middle class Praguer, you might dine at.
- Zly Casy – described as craft beer heaven doesn’t seem touristy