WHEN IN: PRAGUE
WHAT TO EXPECT
Wandering through Prague’s iconic old town, we were charmed instantly by its Gothic grace. A postcard-worthy snap whichever way you turn, the medieval architecture of the Hradcany area feels almost majestic – with each cobblestone street more alluring than the one before.
If you're seeking to soak up the bohemian vibes that Czech residents are renowned for, the Zizkov district will definitely deliver. With an always-refreshing and indulgent array of places to eat, drink and be merry – culture-seekers won’t be dissatisfied.
Undecided on which season to visit? We say brave the cold. If you can manage to time your stay with the infamous Christmas markets, the city transforms into a winter wonderland that’s worth donning a few extra layers for.
Here are our top Prague pursuits to guide your visit…
WHERE TO STAY
Splash out - Grand Hotel Bohemia
Enchantingly located in a building from the early 19th Century in the heart of the old town quarter, Hotel Bohemia is very grand indeed. Luxurious to the last state-of-the-art square metre, staying here is definitely a treat that your travel funds will notice.
Kradlodvorska 652/4, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic, email@example.com
Go wild - Hotel Rott
Also situated in Prague's old town, Hotel Rott seamlessly combines the city's historical setting with a taste of modern flavour. Overlooking the city's iconic Renaissance Square, Prague's inspiring sites are literally outside your front door. Prices tend to peak during holiday season so get in early for the best value reservation.
Male Nam, 138/4, 110 00, Parha 1, Czech Repblic, firstname.lastname@example.org
Like a local - Airbnb "Penthouse with Castle View Terrace"
Offering 1600 square feet of luxury in the centre of the city from just 52 pounds per night, this terraced loft certainly gets our vote for best place to stay in Prague. Comfortably accommodating four guests, the two level and uber-cool space is hosted by two lawyers who have a perfect record where reviews are concerned. We can't wait to go back!
WHERE TO EAT
Our pick - Casserol
Located two stories underground, you'll fall in love with this historically-rich restaurant as soon as you set foot inside its gorgeous interior. The service was fantastic, with our waiter more than happy to give us a brief overview of the venue's construction that dates back to 1147. The menu will leave you spoilt for choice but you'll regret going past the beef cheeks.
WHERE TO PLAY
- Charles Bridge
- Castle District
- Astronomical clock tower
- Dancing House
- Boat ride along the river