Prague: Culture, Clubs and Czech Cuisine

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As the capital of the Czech Republic, and home to several cultural attractions, it’s unsurprising that Prague is fast becoming a hit with tourists, holidaymakers and inter-railers alike. With stunning sights including Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and Petřín hill, as well as numerous museums and galleries, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And with trams, buses and an underground metro, this city is armed with a super-efficient transport system to guarantee you get to do as much sightseeing as possible.

Photo by Lizzie Morrison
Photo by Lizzie Morrison

Set on a hill which overlooks the city, Prague Castle offers gorgeous views of Prague, and is a great place to learn about the city’s history and culture. If you’re on a budget, it’s free to visit the castle, walk around its grounds and admire the stunning architecture, so there’s no excuse not to drop by. Charles Bridge is another landmark which is well worth a visit. Head down at night to catch the river sparkling under the lights of the city for a truly stunning sight.

If spending a night on the town is more your scene, then Prague’s wide variety of bars, pubs and clubs will give you a night to remember whatever your music tastes. Unfortunately, there isn’t a main district of clubs; they’re spread out across the city, which can mean a bit of walk if you’re searching for the busiest and best places- not so fun if you’re in heels!  Fortunately the city caters to everyone, whether you fancy an Absintherie, an Irish pub, a Reggae bar, an American diner with an underground nightclub (yes, really), or an R&B club to dance in until the sun is rising and your feet are sore. For a night out with a difference, head down to the Ice Pub  just by Charles Bridge. For 200 Czech krowns (£6.72) you are donned with gloves and a thermal jacket, and given a free drink in this bar where literally everything is made of ice – it’s certainly a unique experience and makes a great Kodak moment!

No holiday experience is complete without getting your teeth stuck into to the local cuisine. Czech dining places a lot emphasis on meat dishes, such as pork, beef, and duck and  local specialities include bread dumplings, goulash and sauerkraut- so be sure to give these a try for the ultimate Czech dining experience.  One place I’d recommend is Ferdinanda; a little restaurant just off Wenceslas Square, the main shopping district. The authentic Czech meals are generous in size, tasty, and, perhaps best of all, are easy on the purse strings. And if the local cuisine doesn’t quite tantalise your taste buds, there are plenty of well-known chains to choose from too. In short, it’s impossible to go hungry in Prague!

Hopefully this will give you a flavour of the attractions and activities Prague has to offer; it’s a beautiful city with so much to see and do, so be sure to book a flight next summer!

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