Prague, the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, has long been among the must-visit destinations of Europe. This city’s medieval Old Town that connects to the well-preserved Lesser Quarter by a stone bridge that dates back to the 14th century, make an awe-inspiring sight. The City of Hundred Spires is replete with history with the Prague Castle/St. Vitus Cathedral, home of the Roman Emperor, Rudolf II and Bohemian Kings, the Czech Museum of Music, Novy Svet – Prague’s castle district, the Charles Bridge, and the Prague Jewish Museum - a collection of five synagogues. This booming tourist hub with its arts and museums, orchestral maneuvers, and Czech Cuisine, has made it the envy of Central Europe.
Useful Tips for Tourists Flying to Prague
Where to Shop
The city of Prague is nothing less than a treasure trove of rare books, junque, marionettes, garnets, and crystals. The main shopping area in Prague runs down Wenceslas Square, along Na Príkope and into the Republic Square. Around the Old Town Square, Nové Mesto and, Malá Strana, small shops sell crystal, art and souvenirs. Shop Victorian-era jewelry at Anitique Alma shop (Valentinská 7), tin toys at Antik v Dlouhé (Dlouhá 37), and traditional handicrafts at Manufaktura Old Town. Drop by at Studio Sperk for its exceptional garnet rings, brooches, bracelets, and necklaces. If you have a fetish for gorgeous evening wear and classy coats, don’t forget to check out Tatiana Kováríková boutique.To witness the age-old Czech puppet and marionette tradition, visit Pod Lampou Marionety in the Lesser Quarter. Whether you are a bibliophile or not, Týnská Literární kavárna, a booklover’s café and shop that features the finest collection of glossy art books on Czech work, and small-press, translated editions of Bohemian literature will leave you amazed.
What to Eat
Some of the must-haves include vepr?o-knedlo-zelo (roast pork with dumplings and stewed cabbage), a classic Prague dish, beef svíc?ková, (lean, tender cut with zesty cream sauce), Guláš (goulash—a rich, slow-cooked meat-and-vegetable stew), Klobásy (grilled sausages), Buchticky se šodó (small sweet dumplings), Bramboráky (potato pancakes), and Nakládaný hermelín (pickled cheese). The Czechs are famous for producing some of the world's finest brews. Pop into pubs to savour a wide range of unforgettable ales like Svijanský Rytír, Kout na Šumave, and Velkopopovický Kozel.
A Few Czech Words
The main language in Prague is Czech. However, many people in Prague speak English and German too. Locals appreciate it if you can speak a few Czech sentences. Here are some common Czech phrases you could learn before flying to Prague.
Ano. Usually shortened to ‘no’
• Where is the bus station / bus stop?:
Kde je autobusové nádraží / autobusová zastávka?
• Hello! (Good day!):
• The check/bill please:
Dos and Don’ts
• Beware of pickpockets in public areas. Take care of your belongings.
• Do not change money with people on the street.
• Local taxi drivers tend to overcharge. Use authorized taxis only.
Emergency Contact Numbers:
• Emergency services: 112
• Fire – 150
• Police – 158
• Medical Emergency (Ambulance/First Aid) – 155
• 24-Hour Pharmacies:
• Prague 1, Palackého 5 + 420 224 946 982
• Prague 2, Belgická 37 + 420 222 519 731
• Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Prague?
The airlines offering cheap air tickets to Venice are FlyBe, Smart Wings, and Wizz Air.
• What is the time zone used in Prague?
Czech Republic follows the Central European Time (UTC+01:00) and Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00).
• What are the most popular airlines flying from London to Prague?
From London to Dublin, the most popular airlines are British Airways
, EasyJet, and Lufthansa
• What is the shortest time for a London to Prague flight?
The shortest time for a non-stop flight from London to Prague is around 1 hour and 50 minutes.
• What are the top tourist destinations of Prague?
Some of the must-visit tourist destinations in Prague are the Prague astronomical clock, Prague Castle, Tyn Church, the Old New Synagogue, Dancing House, and the Powder Tower.
• What is the currency of Czech Republic?
The currency of Czech Republic is the Czech crown (koruna), abbreviated as CZK.
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