After my trip in Budapest the next destination I went to was Prague, I had no idea as to what to expect when coming to this city. I had 48 hours to spend in this city before I was to go to Athens for my Greece trip. Once I touched down in Prague I had my private transfer take me from the airport to my accommodation and once I checked into my hotel and freshened up I went straight into the city to roam around. I decided to use my maps to look around for tourist destinations rather than pay for a tour. It was good that everything was close to each other and the sights and attractions were absolutely breathtaking. It’s a beautiful city with centuries of history. It is indeed an old city that has been maintained for so long but still in amazing condition. In Prague you only need 48 hours there and you will be able to cover everything!
I will provide information about Budapest along with photos below of my trip!
Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, it is a 23 hour and 15 minute plane journey from Melbourne with a stopover in Dubai flying with Qantas or Emirates. Otherwise if you’re flying with other airlines it generally takes longer.
The most common languages that people speak in Prague are Czech, Russian and English.
The currency in Prague is the CZK Czech Crown.
Best season to travel
May throughout to September is the best time to travel, because the weather is good and there are longer daylight hours which is in late spring and summer.
What to know
- You can walk anywhere in Prague it’s so convenient as everything is all in a walking distance range
- If you don’t want to walk then you have the option of transportation by catching the metro, bus or tram
- Prague is made up of 10 distinct districts, if you want to stay where everything is then it is best staying in Prague district 1
- The streets in the city centre are mostly cobblestone. So I suggest that you wear comfortable shoes when walking the streets and avoid wearing anything close to high heels
- Always exchange currency at a currency exchange office or bank, never on the streets
- Smoking is prohibited in public areas (covered transportation platforms/stops – bus/tram stops, train stations, inside vehicles, cultural facilities, health care facilities). As there is a law restricting smoking
- Avoid hailing for a taxi in the streets and always ask about the price in advance, the taxi drivers tend to rip you off more than how much the fare is worth. If you want a taxi call over the phone in advance instead
- Be aware of your belongings as pick pocketing is common throughout Europe
Sights and attractions
- Church of Saint Ludmila
- Statue of Saint Wenceslas
- Wenceslas Square
- Municipal House
- Old Town Square
- Charles Bridge
- Prague Astronomical Clock
- Jewish Quarter
- Church of Our Lady before Tyn & more
It depends on how you spend your days although money does add up quite quickly whilst you’re over there. On average I would say $70 AUD is enough to spend for the day.
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