Best Place to Travel in Europe (Prague)
This is the 6th blog in the series of the best place to travel in Europe. In the previous five blogs, we discussed Paris, London, Rome, Florence, and Barcelona. In this blog, we will discuss Prague and some of the beautiful places worth visiting in it.
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According to the World Report travel rankings, Prague is the seventh best place to travel in Europe. It is the best place to travel for Christmas vacations and the best place to travel in Eastern Europe. If you want to go with your family on vacation, it is the #3 best place to travel. If you want to visit Europe in September, then there is no #5 place to visit. If you are going for a honeymoon and looking for cheap honeymoon destinations, then Prague comes in at #7. During winter vacations, it is the #6 best place to visit. These rankings are made by experts on the basis of user experience.
The best seasons for visiting Prague are spring and early fall. The weather is good and few people come to visit in these months, so if you don’t like crowds, then it is the ideal time for you to visit Prague. Hotel rents are also low, which is also a plus point. Many hotels provide breakfast for free, while some do not look for this opportunity before making a reservation. Don’t use cabs as they will overcharge you and most of the drivers are dishonest. Opt for public transport instead.
Use your credit card to do your shopping. The official currency in the Czech Republic is the koruna, so you cannot use a dollar for shopping or buying food. Prague is a safe place, but crime still exists, so it is best to keep all your valuable things in your front pocket or inside a bag that is safe. If you can afford it, then it is best to take a guided tour. It will save you a lot of time and you will see everything in the city.
The citizens in Prague are formal and introverted. Some of them are friendly too. In some restaurants and bars, people can share a table even if they don’t know each other. Place the fork and knife side by side on your plate after you finish eating so that the waiter can take your plate away. 10 to 15 percent tip is given commonly and is a sign that you enjoy your food. Make sure to give it directly to the server instead of placing it on the table. The locals are friendly to the tourists and answer their queries in a humble way.
It is preferred to learn basic phrases in the Czech language in order to communicate better. Prague is not as famous for its food as compared to other European countries such as Italy and England, but it’s not that bad at all. There are many famous dishes in Czech such as svícková and bramboráky. In dessert, ovocné knedlíky and perníky are famous in Prague. However, when it comes to beer, it is one of the top places that produce high-quality beers.
Prague is one of the major tourism spots and pickpockets are aware of it. Here are a few tips from our side that can help you avoid pickpockets. Most of the crime happens at the tourist spots and at the metro or bus station. You should keep your wallet in the front pocket. Try to avoid keeping backpacks behind you. It’s better to keep them in your hands. Females should keep their purses zipped and place them at a secure location from where they can monitor them at all times.
If you want to travel to Prague the best way is to use public transport or on foot. If you are physically fit and enjoy walking, then you should go for this option. It will also save your money and your health will also be maintained. You will enjoy it a lot. If you are a US citizen, you will need a passport with at least 6 months remaining. A visa is not required for U.S. citizens unless the plan is to stay for more than 90 days.
Below is a list of some of the best places to travel to in Barcelona.
- Old town square
- Charles Bridge
- Prague Castle
- Petrin Hill
- St. Vitus Cathedral
- Naplavka Farmers Market
- National Theatre
- Wallenstein Garden
- St.Nicholas Church
- Jewish Quarter
- Church of Our Lady Victorious
- Prague Astronomical Clock
- Spanish Synagogue
We will discuss some of these places below.
Old Town Square
The old town square is the #1 best place to travel to Prague. There are many tourists who visit this place because of its beautiful architecture and good atmosphere. From the old town square, there are two famous things, which are the old town hall, from which you can have a good view of the whole city, and Prague’s astronomical clock. According to the reviews of travelers, start your journey in Prague by visiting the old town square. You can also sit here and watch people around you and pass the time.
Charles Bridge is #2 best place to travel in Prague. The most beautiful thing about Charles Bridge is the atmosphere. Tourists come here to enjoy the atmosphere, the beautiful sea view and to buy souvenirs. Tourists recommend the place as a must-visit, especially for a new person. Slight caution for travelers who want to visit the Charles bridge is that the place is jam-packed with crowds and vendors, so look after your valuables as pickpocketers roam around these types of crowded places. A good way to avoid this situation is to arrive early in the morning to beat the crowd.
Prague Castle is the #3 best place to travel in the city. It is the Czech president’s office and a tourist attraction. Prague Castle is more than 1000 years old. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prague Castle is not large enough to be considered, but it is worth visiting as told by the tourists. The castle has no entry fee, but in some locations; you are charged $15. The time to visit the castle is from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Make sure to visit in the morning to beat the crowd.