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Where to Stay in Prague

This page is a detailed guide to the best districts and places to stay in Prague, the city where I have lived for more than 10 years. Best Areas to Stay in Prague Although Prague has a population of more than a million and occupies a large area, vast majority [more…]

Prague Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží)

The central train station for Prague is situated directly in the city centre, less then 10 minutes’ walk from either Prague Old Town or Wenceslas Square. The Czech name and also the name of the metro station is Hlavní nádraží, which means main train station. Platforms at Prague Main Station [more…]

Prague Florenc Bus Station

Florenc is the main bus station in Prague. Almost all international buses arrive and depart here. It is also a junction of two metro lines (see Florenc Metro Station), trams and local buses. This page contains all the useful info you need when travelling through Florenc bus station. Location and [more…]

Prague Airport to City Centre: All Options

Most visitors arrive to Prague via Prague International Airport (PRG), also known as Václav Havel Airport (named after the first post-revolution Czech president) or Ruzyně Airport (named after the nearby district Ruzyně, pronounced ru-zzy-nye). At present it is Prague’s only airport for scheduled flights. Prague Airport Location The airport is [more…]

Prague Zizkov TV Tower: Location and Directions

Zizkov Television Tower is the highest structure of Prague’s skyline. You can see it from almost any part of the city – not only thanks to its 216 metres of height, but also because it is situated on a hill overlooking Prague city centre. The tower is located in Zizkov, [more…]

Prague Holešovice Train Station

Holešovice train station, or Nadrazi Holešovice in Czech, is the second most important railway station in Prague, after Prague central station (Hlavní nádraží). It is located in the northern part of Prague’s greater city centre on the bank of the Vltava river, in a district bearing the same name, Holešovice. [more…]

Prague Botanical Garden

Prague Botanical Garden (Botanická zahrada Praha) is located in the district called Troja (Troy) on the slopes rising from the coast of the Vltava river in the neighbourhood of Prague Zoo. They contain rich collections of Czech, European, and exotic plants, including the Japanese Garden, Alpine House, Mediterranean Collection and [more…]

Petrin Hill and Lookout Tower in Prague

Petrin is the big hill overlooking Prague’s Lesser Quarter to the left of Prague Castle (when looking at the castle from the other side of the river). It is a popular park (and a popular dating location among the locals), ideal for taking a break from sightseeing, especially when the [more…]

Tyn Church at Prague Old Town Square

The Church of Our Lady before Tyn (Kostel Matky Bozi pred Tynem in Czech) is one of the dominant sights of the Old Town Square in Prague. To tourists it is mostly known simply as Tyn Church or (incorrectly) Tyn Cathedral. Tyn Church History The first known church which existed [more…]

Victims of Communism Memorial

The Memorial to the Victims of Communism (Pomnik obetem komunismu) is situated at the foot of the Petrin hill in Ujezd, which is an area in Prague Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana). The sculptures show human figures gradually disintegrating as a symbol of pressure of the communist regime and its effects [more…]

Prague Metro Stations and Nearby Attractions

The following is an overview of all Prague metro stations with tourist attractions and places of interest listed for each. It may be useful when planning your Prague itinerary. There are three metro lines in Prague, distinguished with letters and colours: A (green), B (yellow) and C (red). As you [more…]

Prague Černý Most Bus Station

Černý Most is one of the most important transport hubs in Prague. It is the terminus of metro line B (see Černý Most Metro Station) and one of the busiest bus stations in Prague for long distance, regional as well as local traffic. There are also park and ride (P+R) [more…]

Prague Na Knížecí Bus Station

The bus station (Autobusové nádraží) Praha Florenc is the main bus terminal for both domestic and international buses with daily bus connections to dozens of Czech and European cities. Besides Florenc, there are several other big bus stations in Prague. They are located mostly outside the city centre and always [more…]

Prague River Vltava: Facts, Cruises, Activities & Tips

Besides Prague Castle and Charles Bridge, one of the dominant features of Prague’s historical centre is the river, Vltava. Like the other landmarks, it has its own story and offers a wide range of activities and experiences – unfortunately some of them unknown to foreigners. And that’s the job of [more…]

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