Czech Republic

Prague

Culture, architecture and tradition, just some of the reasons Prague was a memorable holiday and a beautiful place to visit. 

You find yourself walking the streets of Old Town, looking up at the Astronomical clock that sits in the Old Town Square, and feeling content with your surroundings. Many tourists capture the clock and walk around the square, while you enjoy the atmosphere and bustle of the city.

Travelling

I decided to go to Prague in February, knowing I would get to enjoy the cold and hope for snow. I stayed in the NYX Hotel and was welcomed on arrival to Vaclav Havel Airport by my pre-booked airport transfer to the hotel. I loved the industrial feel of the NYX, enjoying exposed pipes in the bathroom and a darker ambience. Waking up, I had a view of the peachy pink building opposite and the streets below. The hotel was in a great location, not too far from the centre of the city where you can find all you need. Getting around was very easy, the hotel was in walking distance of everything so my days were spent wondering the city and seeing the sights. 

Bars

The highlight of the trip for me was the bars. Prague has such an array of quirky, cool bars that everyone can enjoy. Even if you don’t drink you can still enjoy the atmosphere and interesting decor that Prague’s nightlife has to offer. My favourite bars were NIGHTMARE Prague Horror Bar, Karlovy Lazne, Bitter, Steampunk and Black Angel’s Bar. 

NIGHTMARE was the perfect spot for any horror film lover out there. With horror themed drinks and cardboard cutouts of famous horror characters, what’s not to love? 

If horror isn’t your thing Karlovy Lazne is the biggest nightclub in Central Europe and boasts 5 floors, including the Ice Pub, robot bar and an amazing club scene.

For the best views of the city, Glass Bar at the Dancing House offers beautiful views, the perfect place to watch the sunset.

Bitter, Steampunk and Black Angel’s also had a great atmosphere and offered delicious cocktails. 

Food

Prague, like most European cities, has some great food choices. On my stay, I would often get small bits throughout the day when exploring then have a large meal for lunch or dinner. The Old Town Square has great eateries where you can sit outside and admire your surroundings. 

My favourite restaurant on the trip was Marina Ristorante, a converted riverboat turned Italian restaurant with stunning views of the Vltava River and Prague Castle. Another nice spot for food was Joy Burger and James Dean for breakfast, not very traditional Czech food, but still delicious! 

When roaming the city, a must-try is Trdelnik, a traditional old Bohemian sweet pastry.

Attractions

Whether you’re visiting Prague for a week or just a few days, these are some places to check off the to do list. 

When sightseeing and soaking up Czech culture, the must-visits are Prague Castle, Zofin Palace and the Church of our Lady before Tyn. Each has unique beatuy and are key spots to see in the city. Prague Castle offers the most to do out of the three, with lots to discover, it is worth the hike up the hill! 

Prague also offers great museums and galleries. Some I visited were the Beer Museum, the Dancing House and the Sex Machines Museum. The Beer Museum was one of the highlights of my trip. I’m not a huge beer fan myself, but in Prague you have to indulge. It takes you through a history of beer before trying four Czech beers after. The Dancing House has a lovely gallery and for onlookers, modern architecture in a traditional city. Finally, the Sex Machines Museum gives a history of sex devices and is the only one of its kind in the world. Being dobbed ‘inappropriate’ when it opened in 2002, this labelling made it one of the busiest spots I visited!

If you have the time when visiting, the Thrill Park, Prague Golf and Games and the Metronome all have fun to offer. Located in New Town, the Thrill Park was a perk of the trip and my first time doing an escape room. Prague Golf and Games is a very neon crazy golf course that is exciting for anyone, with other games included it’s a great spot to hang out. If you are after a walk and views, the Metronome provides views of the Vltava and the whole city, perfect for a photo-op!

A beautiful city, packed with things to do, Prague makes the perfect destination for a short break or longer holiday. There is definitely so much more to do!

Eleanor Yates

Eleanor Yates

Hello! My name is Eleanor Yates and I am a journalist and visual creator.

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