Before visiting Prague I didn’t know very much about the city – but it ended up being my favourite city during our 4 week trip through Europe! In fact, Paul and I loved Prague so much that Paul chose this romantic city as the place to propose to me. I couldn’t have been happier to get engaged in Prague, because now I have even more of a reason to return. This Quick Guide to Prague includes everything you need to plan the perfect trip – including the best hotels, sights, restaurants and bars.
WHERE TO STAY
- Located in Mala Strana (just a few steps away from Prague Castle) is a stunning boutique hotel called Hotel Golden Key. Their beautiful rooms and friendly staff made us feel right at home – and the perfect location also made this a very convenient hotel.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
- Town Hall Square is in the middle of the city, and it’s a great place to start your sightseeing. While you’re here, check out the astrological clock and Old Town Hall. For a small fee you can go up to the top of the tower for panoramic views of the city.
- Prague Castle is another popular sight – and one that shouldn’t be missed! You can also check out Golden Lane while you’re visiting the castle – a tiny street with photogenic mini houses.
- There’s a park located behind Prague Castle with a beautiful tunnel covered in ivy. This is exactly where Paul proposed – and it’s a quiet, beautiful place away from the crowds!
- Charles Bridge is a huge bridge that connects the Old Town to Mala Strana. It’s filled with vendors, and the views of each side of the city are beautiful.
- John Lennon Wall was one of my favourite sights – I loved all the beautiful messages written on the wall!
WHERE TO EAT
- The best meal I had in Prague happened to be street food in Old Town Square. A local dish called “Halusky” was delicious! It’s made of potato, cabbage and ham.
- For a traditional Czech meal, check out Malostranska Beseda. We recommend trying the beef goulash and the potato gnocchi with sheep’s cheese.
- Havelske Trziste is an open-air market with great food stalls. One stall sells strudel that Paul called “the best he’s ever had!”. Try the plum and poppy seed strudel if you go!
- If you need a break from Eastern European food, Las Adelitas is a very popular Mexican restaurant.
WHERE TO DRINK
- Absintheshop is located right near the base of Prague Castle (just before the staircase). This is a great place to try absinthe because they have a huge menu and knowledgeable staff. They also have absinthe ice cream!
- A small restaurant called Leone & Anna has a great outdoor terrace in a quiet square. We loved sitting here for drinks after a long day of sightseeing!