Cold, magic and charming: this is how we could describe Prague, maybe the most beautiful and charming city in Eastern Europe. Rich in tradition and history, the Czech capital has so much to offer to all the tourists who every month of the year decide to spend a weekend in the “stone dream”, as the city has been rightly named. Here there are the unmissable stops of your magic weekend in Prague.
A visit to the castle
This architectural gem, with its three courtyards and magnificent buildings, covers an area of seven hectares, an extension that makes it one of the largest castle in the world. Inside, do not miss the beautiful St. Vitus Cathedral with its Bohemian crypts and the jewels used in royal coronation, the Golden Lane and the royal garden. Later, lose yourself in the magical atmosphere of Mala Strana, the old town surrounding the castle.
A walk into the ghetto
Quaint and charming, Josefov, the former Jewish quarter of the city, is a must-see. The spectacle of disordered graves into the old Jewish cemetery, with over 12 thousand tombstones scattered in few kilometers of land, is just worth the visit. Enjoy a walk in this maze of narrow streets, synagogues and old kosher shops.
Goulash for vegans
If you’re in Prague you can’t miss to try a plate of authentic Czech goulash, the national dish made of delicious stewed meat: you won’t be disappointed. And if you are vegetarian, don’t panic: by Maitrea, one of the most fashionable veggie restaurants in the city, serves a particular goulash without meat!
The Astronomical Clock
What stands out of Prague town hall tower is not just a clock, but a real miracle of technique and technology. A piece of art dating back to the early ‘400, with lots of dials, positions of the sun and moon, and even small sculptures moving on every hour. Unmissable!
The “dancing house”
Prague is not just castles and medieval spiers. Here there is also one of the most eccentric modern attractions in the world, the “Dancing House” designed by Frank Gehryl. Glass, concrete and metal “embraced” together in an odd shape, which makes a unique sight of “Ginger and Fred” (as it is also known).
A pint of beer (or two …)
160 liters: this is the amount of beer per capita in Czech Republic, the highest in the world. Prague is not a city for straight-edges, then: enjoy a pint of Pilsner at “U Fleku”, the oldest brewery in Prague (it is dated back to 1459), and a visit to the museum on the beer history, located in the bar.
The view from Charles Bridge
At sunset, the best thing to do is enjoying the city skyline in the dying sun. The Karluv Most, the splendid Baroque bridge over the Vltava River that has become a symbol of the city, is one of the best place to do it. Walk through it calmly, cars are not allowed here.
A wild night…
Your weekend in Prague can not skip a wild night in some of many night attractions of the city. From Karlovy Lazne, one of the biggest clubs in Eastern Europe, to Bunkr Parukarka, an underground club located in a former 50’s nuclear bunker, there is something for all tastes.
Now that we showed you what we like the most in this beautiful city, it’s your turn! What would you like to visit during your trip to Prague?