Say hello to... Prague
Bringing you all the atmosphere of Central Europe in one easily explored city, the Czech capital joins the dots between ancient castles, Gothic churches and Soviet structures. Add in Czech beer and Prague’s famously buzzing nightlife scene and get ready to let the good times flow.
No.11-TripAdvisor's Top 25 Destinations
Ranking number 11 in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations in the World, Prague’s castle, mighty bridge and many lively pubs have ticked the city break boxes.
Food & Drink
Czech beer is rightly world-famous for its smooth, velvety taste. The local cuisine is hearty, especially the renowned roast pork and sauerkraut, served with lashings of thick, creamy gravy. You could also visit the Lesser Quarter for its vast array of fine dining restaurants, coffee houses and traditional pubs.
Prague has an extensive metro system with three separate lines covering the city centre, as well as roadside trams that take you on a whistle-stop journey past all the best sights. Plus, you’ll be pleased to find that many central streets and squares are pedestrianised – perfect for those breezy city walks.
- History lovers – from the 600 year old astronomical clock that can be found in the Old Town Square to the Charles bridge, Prague is steeped in history.
- Shopping lovers – Both classic and contemporary shopping thrives, where Old Town ornaments sit close to the upmarket designer labels of Pařížská Street. But if you don’t fancy splashing too much cash, Na Příkopě Street features international brands at bargain prices. Havel’s Market is also a treasure trove of fresh food, flowers and souvenirs.
- Festival lovers – Naplavka (Prague’s river boardwalk area) comes alive during the summer months, attracting tons of festivals, live music, floating beer gardens and other live events
Prague has plenty of visitor hotspots these are just a few of the 'Must do's'
- Prague Castle – Built in the 9th century, Prague Castle is one of the largest complexes in the world, stretching over an astonishing 45 hectares. You can easily spend a day ambling around its beautiful courtyards, historical palaces and lush gardens. Its panoramic is breathtaking, so remember to take your camera.
- Old Town Square – Old Town Square can be found between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge. It's home to the Prague Orloj, the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world. Its historic buildings includes magnificent gothic architecture, dating back to the 14th century. At Christmas and Easter, the square hosts medieval markets.
- National Gallery –The National Gallery is spread across a handful of historic buildings, with the Veletržní Palace hosting the lion's share of the collections. It counts Picasso and Klimt among its permanent exhibitions. Head to the Kinský Palace to see Oriental art and find classical Czech pieces at the Fryštát castle.
Find your next Prague city break now...
Liberation Day- 8th May 2020
Marking the end of World War II, pay your respects to the historic events of the 1930s and 40s across Europe on VE Day.
Independence Day- 28th October 2020
Over a century ago to this day, Czechoslovakia became an independent state. Now a public holiday, each year on the anniversary, the Czech people come together to celebrate
Christmas Markets- December 2020
Around the Old Town and Wenceslas Square, you’ll find scenes of Christmas joy. Wander round the rows of alpine-style huts selling handcrafted trinkets, hearty fare and steaming mugs of spiced brandy.
New Year's Day Fireworks- 1st January 2021
The party doesn't stop after the New Year's Eve spectacular. Prague's fireworks continue with an equally stunning display on New Year’s Day.