The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. As popular as it is picturesque, Prague is visited by millions of tourists each year. They come to visit the world’s biggest ancient castle, Prague Castle, and to walk from Lesser Town to Old Town across the gorgeous Charles Bridge, before looking up at the towering gothic spires of Týn Church. They might stop to synchronise their watch with the famous Astronomical Clock, or perhaps wander the medieval cobbled lanes of the Castle District. When bellies rumble, it’s time to sample some of the local cuisine, from vepřová pečeně s knedlíky a se zelím (roast pork with cabbage) to svickova, a fillet of beef with cream sauce and cranberries that is the Czech national dish. Whatever you order, you can be assured that it will come with a side dish of dumplings (knedlík) and be washed down with Czech beer. As the food is generally rich and hearty, self-catering apartments in Prague can be a good holiday accommodation choice for those seeking lighter options – both in terms of waistlines, and wallets. This is also a great way to take advantage of the city’s many farmers’ markets, a new, much welcomed addition to the Prague cultural landscape.
When to go to Prague
Prague is breathtaking at any time of year, however spring and autumn are widely regarded as the best times for tourists to visit. However, nothing could be more beautiful than Prague in winter, particularly when the city is dotted with gorgeous Christmas Markets. Summer, meanwhile, offers the opportunity for lazy afternoons spent soaking up the sun on terraces or in beer gardens.
Getting to and around Prague
Most visitors to Prague arrive by air, with flights landing at Ruzyně International Airport. Once in the city, the best way to experience Prague is on foot, although public transport options like buses, trams and the metro are also convenient. Sightseeing cruises by boat down the Vltava River are also picturesque and popular.
Where to stay in Prague
When looking for accommodation in Prague, apartments are a great option. HouseTrip has a number of quality Prague apartments to choose from, spread over the city’s many districts. Not only will you save money compared to a hotel room, but you’ll enjoy more space too – and with HouseTrip, you can book your Prague accommodation in as little as six clicks.