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This three-day guide is for everybody who wants to see Prague's famous beauty, avoid "tourist traps" and find hidden gems that only locals know about. You will see the best of Prague and get a sense of what the bohemian lifestyle truly stands for. Enjoy your stay!

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  • History enthusiast
  • Art and design lover
  • Outdoors explorer
  • Food lover
  • Peace and quiet seeker
  • Budget traveler
  • Trendy traveler
  • Hidden gem seeker

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14 Places

Day 1

Old Town (Stare Mesto)

Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Mistral Cafe

Restaurants

Letna Park

Parks

Jazz Boat

Tours

Day 2

Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad)

Castles, Historic Walking Areas

Malostranska Beseda

Restaurants

Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)

Neighborhoods

Museum Kampa

Art Museums

Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

Bridges, Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Day 3

Cafe Louvre

Restaurants

Lucerna Arcade Prague

Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske Namesti)

Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden

Restaurants

National Theater (Narodni divadlo)

Theaters, Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Suzana J's City Tips

  • The best way to move around Prague is by metro and tram. I recommend getting a 3 day pass to save on individual ticket prices.
  • Three lines of the metro operate from 5am to midnight. The night trams usually run every 30 minutes.
  • If your hotel is situated in the city center (Old Town), you will be able to reach most of the must-sees by foot. For trips further out, buy single tickets for each ride.
  • Czech taxi drivers are infamous for their prices. Try to avoid hailing a taxi on the street because the price will be higher. It is best to agree on a price before getting in.
  • Segway tours have become very popular. If you are into it, it's a fast and fun way to see things. Just be careful when navigating the pedestrians.
  • Unfortunately, Prague's city center is not made for cyclists. So, if you are thinking about renting a bike, think twice. I often see unhappy tourists lost in the mayhem of cars.
  • Try to avoid the restaurants in the tourist areas which target visitors. Just turn a corner and you are sure to find a place with better food and prices.
  • The best way to show you were happy with the food, place or service is to leave a 10 % tip.
  • During lunchtime, most of the restaurants offer daily set menus for less than the a la carte menu items. If the menu is not on the table, just ask.
  • Even though the forecast says 20 degrees Celsius and sunny weather, bring a sweater. In the Czech Republic, you can never be sure, and the metro is always cold!
    Day 1
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    Old Town (Stare Mesto)
    Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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    Suzana J Says:

    This medieval heart of Prague bustles with tourists. No wonder — Old Town Square, the astronomical clock, the churches and the cobble stone side streets are so charming that it would almost be a crime not to walk around and soak up the history.

    Good for
    • Food lover
    • Must see
    • Budget traveler
    • Everyone
    • History enthusiast
    • Hidden gem seeker
    • Shopping enthusiast
    • Art and design lover
    • Nightlife lover
    • Outdoors explorer
    Tips
    • Do not rush. Try to explore the narrow streets away from the center. You will meet fewer and fewer people and you will get even more carried away by the beauty of Old Town.
    • Old Town hides plenty of Czech traditional pubs where the locals hang out. If you do not mind crowds, smoke or standing while drinking, stop by the pub U Zlatého Tygra.
    • If you want to see the astronomical clock in action, be sure you are standing in front of Old Town Hall before the full hour.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 275 attractions in Prague
    • smaller than thought 12/24/2014
    • Really Good 12/24/2014
    • Old Town (Stare Mesto)
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    Mistral Cafe
    Restaurants (Czech, Café)
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    Suzana J Says:

    Mistral Cafe is very popular among locals for its light and airy interior, great service and delicious food, ranging from Czech to international cuisine. Located near to Old Town Square, it provides an excellent stop for a snack or a drink any time of day. This place is family friendly and the prices are friendly, too.

    Good for
    • Peace and quiet seeker
    • Food lover
    • Budget traveler
    • Everyone
    • Trendy traveler
    Tips
    • If you see beef steak with spinach and pepper sauce on the menu, go for it!
    • In case the place is full and your stomach is growling, the restaurant Parlament, just opposite Mistral Cafe, is very good, too.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #232 of 2,564 restaurants in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Real food in a tourist town 12/24/2014
    • Good Food, Great Prices and Great Vibe 12/17/2014
    • Mistral Cafe
    Address:
    Valentinska 11
    Prague 110 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 222 317 737
    Price range:
    $3 - $14
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Other:
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    Letna Park
    Parks
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    Suzana J Says:

    Letná Park is on a hillside, providing spectacular views of Prague's Old Town. It is a great place to visit especially in the summer. The locals come here in the afternoon after work to enjoy the views, drink beers, eat take-away sausages and chat with their friends. If you brought your running shoes, this is definitely the place for jogging!

    Good for
    • Peace and quiet seeker
    • Budget traveler
    • Everyone
    • Trendy traveler
    • Adventure seeker
    • Outdoors explorer
    Tips
    • If you are interested in art — especially the Slavic Epic canvases by Czech painter Alfons Mucha — you're close to the National Gallery, which is home to this spectacular exhibit.
    • In addition to take-away sausages, there is also a restaurant here offering finer dining.
    • As the public bathrooms charge here, have coins in your pocket.
    • If you hear rattling behind the trees, you are probably close to the so-called Stalin area (former site of Stalin's statue). Today, its granite surface is a skateboarding park.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 275 attractions in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • great beer garden and the postcard view of prague 12/02/2014
    • Great Park 11/21/2014
    • Letna Park
    Address:
    Badeniho
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    Other:
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    Jazz Boat
    Tours
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    Suzana J Says:

    A boat trip on the Vltava river in the evening is an excellent way to see Prague's best sights illuminated at night. The rides usually start at Dvořákovo nábřeží and go to Vyšehrad and back. There are plenty of providers to choose from.

    Good for
    • Food lover
    • Everyone
    • Trendy traveler
    • Adventure seeker
    • Art and design lover
    • Outdoors explorer
    Tips
    • If you're not interested in organized boat trips, you can rent a paddle boat or a small boat for a reasonable price near Žofín.
    • In summer you can stroll down to Náplavka at the river bank and mingle with locals, listen to live music, drink beers and watch the sunset behind Prague Castle.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #103 of 280 activities in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing evening with jazz 12/24/2014
    • Absolutely loved it! 12/22/2014
    • Jazz Boat
    Address:
    Gate 5 under the Cechuv bridge
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    tel.: +420 731 183 180
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad)
    Castles, Historic Walking Areas
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    Suzana J Says:

    The original seat of Czech kings — and now, Czech presidents — is a beautiful complex of palaces, churches, towers and gardens offering splendid views over the city. Saint Vitus Cathedral will leave you speechless and the tiny houses on Golden lane will give you a shimmering sense of its centuries-old history.

    Good for
    • Must see
    • Budget traveler
    • Everyone
    • History enthusiast
    • Outdoors explorer
    Tips
    • Take your time and explore the whole area. The gardens (open April through October) are beautiful and a great place to relax before the stroll down to the Malá Strana quarter.
    • If you are on a budget trip, you can walk through the castle area for free (including Saint Vitus Cathedral). Golden Lane is free only in the evening.
    • I recommend taking tram #22 up the hill above Prague Castle (stop: Pohořelec). It is easier to enjoy the beauty of the area going down the hill rather than up.
    • There are several types of tickets, including family discounts. All tickets are valid for two days. You can purchase the tickets online or on the spot.
    • The ceremonial rotation of soldiers starts every day at noon and rotation at the observation posts occurs every hour, on the hour.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 275 attractions in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great castle, take the guided tour 12/24/2014
    • Great views of city, beautiful cathedral 12/24/2014
    Phone:
    420 224 373 368
    Other:
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    Malostranska Beseda
    Restaurants
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    Suzana J Says:

    Malá Strana has many great restaurants, but this one is special. Conveniently located in the arcade of Malostranský Square, Malostranska Beseda offers delicious Czech cuisine, the best Czech beers and great views of Saint Nicholas Church.

    Good for
    • Food lover
    • Budget traveler
    • Everyone
    • Trendy traveler
    • Nightlife lover
    Tips
    • In the summer, have a beer outside under the arcades and enjoy the people-watching.
    • If you get there around lunchtime, order from the daily menu — it arrives quickly and for a very good price.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #270 of 2,564 restaurants in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Beer Good Food in a Busy Place 12/23/2014
    • the place to eat near the castle 12/07/2014
    • Malostranska Beseda
    Address:
    Malostranske Namesti 21
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    257-409-112
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Other:
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    Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)
    Neighborhoods
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    Suzana J Says:

    Mala Strana is my favorite area of Prague. Beautiful cobble stone streets will take you to hidden gardens and palaces, while cozy restaurants and cafes will soothe your body and soul. Kampa Park offers a great deal of greenery and is a popular place for locals and students to hang out.

    Good for
    • Peace and quiet seeker
    • Food lover
    • Must see
    • Budget traveler
    • Everyone
    • Trendy traveler
    • History enthusiast
    • Adventure seeker
    • Hidden gem seeker
    • Outdoors explorer
    Tips
    • Turn the corner, away from the main tourist routes (leading to Charles Bridge) for a chance to see Wallenstein Garden, Vojanovy Sady, Lennon's Wall, and Čertovka River.
    • For the best Czech beer, properly poured at the ideal temperature by true professionals, visit Lokál u Bílé Kuželky near Charles Bridge. Sausages are always a good idea, too.
    • I recommend stopping at Mlýnská Kavárna, a hidden gem in Kampa. It is a café loved by students and locals. Try their lemonades and pickled cheese.
    • This area is great for Segways. You can find them near Charles Bridge and Maltezské Square.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 275 attractions in Prague
    • good for a walk round 12/19/2014
    • So much to take in 12/18/2014
    • Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)
    Address:
    Malostranske Namesti
    Praha 1
    Prague 11800
    Czech Republic
    Other:
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    Museum Kampa
    Art Museums
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    Suzana J Says:

    Originally a mill by the river and nowadays a neat little art space and home to a unique collection of modern Central European Art. If you love work by František Kupka, this place is a heaven.

    Good for
    • Peace and quiet seeker
    • Everyone
    • Trendy traveler
    • History enthusiast
    • Hidden gem seeker
    • Art and design lover
    Tips
    • Do not overlook the sculptures of babies in front of the museum. The babies can be also seen climbing Žižkov TV Tower in the Žižkov area of Prague.
    • Take your time and relax among the sculptures in the front yard of the museum or in the Kampa Park.
    • I love the upper floor exhibits. Seeing sculptures and paintings created in the begrudging times of communism, it makes you think about the stories behind them.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #90 of 275 attractions in Prague
    • Spectacular 12/14/2014
    • Freaky weird modern art 10/29/2014
    • Museum Kampa
    Address:
    U Sovovych mlynu 503/2
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 257 286 147
    Other:
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    Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)
    Bridges, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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    Suzana J Says:

    The most iconic (and unfortunately, the most crowded) place in Prague, Charles Bridge is a beautiful stone bridge with sculptures from the 14th century, with a tower on each side. Křižovnický Square on the Old Town side is probably the most beautiful square in Prague. I always have to stop and take a look at the tower, Charles's statue, the bridge and Prague Castle in the background.

    Good for
    • Must see
    • Budget traveler
    • Everyone
    • Trendy traveler
    • History enthusiast
    • Art and design lover
    • Outdoors explorer
    Tips
    • For drinks nearby in the evening, go to Duende or Hemingway Bar. Both are popular spots with locals, where you can enjoy a great vibe and even better cocktails.
    • The bridge gets very crowded in the afternoons. If you want to enjoy its remarkable beauty alone, go there early in the morning (around 9am at the latest) or at night.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 275 attractions in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful!!! 12/24/2014
    • Lovely views and also beautiful at night 12/24/2014
    • Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)
    Address:
    Between Mala Strana and the Old Town
    Prague 11000
    Czech Republic
    Other:
  • Day 3
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    Cafe Louvre
    Restaurants
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    Suzana J Says:

    This traditional café has a history spanning more than a hundred years, and its famous guests have included Franz Kafka, Karel Čapek and Albert Einstein. The café has preserved its ambiance, with a functionalist-style salon and a terrace, perfect in the summer, and here you can enjoy delicious food, an amazing interior and great service for a surprisingly low price.

    Good for
    • Food lover
    • Everyone
    • Trendy traveler
    • Art and design lover
    Tips
    • An ideal place for friends and families. I love having breakfast here in the morning, and sometimes I somehow end up staying for lunch as well!
    • If you are popping by in the morning, order the "Northern" breakfast with herb pancakes, smoked salmon and sparkling wine.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #112 of 2,564 restaurants in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth a visit! 12/22/2014
    • Good location, nice staff, interesting building, worst coffee I've ever had 12/18/2014
    • Cafe Louvre
    Address:
    Narodni 22
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 224 930 949
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    8:00 am - 11:30 pm
    Sat - Sun
    9:00 am - 11:30 pm
    Other:
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    Lucerna Arcade Prague
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    Suzana J Says:

    Lucerna Arcade is one of the hidden passages near Wenceslas Square. It contains a remarkable historical cinema and a cafe on the top floor, while in the basement you can find an amazing music club, a fun night spot! During the day, just walk through the arcade, check out the provocative sculpture of Saint Vaclav sitting backwards on a horse, and then end up on a different street on the other side. The passages can take you almost everywhere. I love them.

    Good for
    • Peace and quiet seeker
    • Food lover
    • Budget traveler
    • Everyone
    • Trendy traveler
    • History enthusiast
    • Hidden gem seeker
    • Art and design lover
    • Outdoors explorer
    Tips
    • The cinema often hosts little film festivals. Browse the schedule and buy tickets online.
    • When you are in the café, sit next to a window. The view is great.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #115 of 275 attractions in Prague
    • Charming 12/18/2014
    • Old time charme 10/22/2014
    • Lucerna Arcade Prague
    Address:
    StEpanska 61
    Praha 1
    Prague 11000
    Czech Republic
    Other:
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    Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske Namesti)
    Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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    Suzana J Says:

    With its art nouveau houses lining the almost 700 meter long boulevard, this is the cultural and shopping heart of Prague. The statue of Saint Vaclav is the famous meeting point where all the adventures start.

    Good for
    • Must see
    • Budget traveler
    • Everyone
    • Trendy traveler
    • History enthusiast
    • Shopping enthusiast
    • Art and design lover
    • Nightlife lover
    • Outdoors explorer
    Tips
    • All three lines of the metro are within walking distance.
    • The new National Museum building has an amazing cafe with delicious traditional snacks called "chlebíčky" — home baked bread with a tasty spread and vegetables.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #114 of 275 attractions in Prague
    • Not what I expected 12/23/2014
    • Interesting but not great. 12/17/2014
    • Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske Namesti)
    Other:
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    Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden
    Restaurants (Barbecue)
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    Suzana J Says:

    Riegrovy Sady, perched on a hill above the National Museum and Wenceslas Square, offers a plesant escape into greenery, overlooking the city center with Prague Castle in the background. Amazing for hanging out with friends, playing frisbee, picnics and relaxing with drinks.

    Good for
    • Peace and quiet seeker
    • Budget traveler
    • Everyone
    • Trendy traveler
    • Adventure seeker
    • Hidden gem seeker
    • Outdoors explorer
    Tips
    • A great place for watching the sunset with friends.
    • To watch sports events, go to the Beer Garden, where you can enjoy rooting for your team on a huge screen with expats and locals around you.
    • If you are on a tight budget, buy food at Wenceslas Square and climb up the hill. Best picnic ever.
    • Plenty of nice bars, cafes and restaurants are in the neighborhood. I recommend Kaaba, a café/bar very popular among locals.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #564 of 2,564 restaurants in Prague
    • Great environment 10/02/2014
    • Worth the climb up 09/01/2014
    • Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden
    Address:
    Riegrovy Sady 28
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 608 911 536
    Price range:
    $2 - $7
    Other:
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    National Theater (Narodni divadlo)
    Theaters, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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    Suzana J Says:

    Visiting the National Theater is a true cultural and artistic experience, and not only for the performance you are about to see, but because it represents the Czech will for independence. After the fire in the second half of the 19th century, the Czechs collected money for its renovation. And the result is beautiful: Golden rooftops, an amazing interior with paintings by Mikoláš Aleš and a curtain painted by Vojtěch Hynais.

    Good for
    • Budget traveler
    • Luxury traveler
    • Everyone
    • Trendy traveler
    • History enthusiast
    • Art and design lover
    • Nightlife lover
    Tips
    • Being on a budget trip is not an obstacle. Just get the cheaper tickets in the first gallery, in the first row, if possible. Great seats for a great price.
    • If the program at the National Theater does not suit you, check out the programs at Estate Theatre and at Rudolfinum. You can buy tickets online.
    • Forget standing in line for wine during the intermission. Go to the balcony and enjoy the view over Prague Castle and Narodni Avenue.
    • Most performances have English and German subtitles.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 275 attractions in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Go to an Opera Here. 12/20/2014
    • Great production 12/18/2014
    • National Theater (Narodni divadlo)
    Address:
    Narodni Trida 2
    Prague 11000
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    224 901 448
    Other:
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