In February, I traveled to Prague – one of the closest and financially available European capitals for Russians. Therefore, further will follow not taken from the first available guide list, but by me made up top with likes / dislikes, tips and secret places.
What to see in Prague for 3 days? Alone or tour? Will there be enough time to feel the atmosphere, drink Czech beer and gaze sights? Parse on a personal an example.
- My trip to Prague
- Charles Bridge | Old Town Square | Wenceslas Square River Vltava and swans | Petrin Hill | Prague Castle | Vysehrad Dancing house | Lennon Wall | Metronome
- Route 1-3 days
- My tips
How I traveled to Prague
Task: see the main sights Prague.
Given: a girl with no definite plans for the journey, her husband with quite a working business trip, their 2-year-old daughter, whose plans include mandatory items playgrounds and ice cream.
Solution of the problem: living in the center-center, backpack with a set for all occasions, stroller, comfortable shoes, PID Litacka public transport application and Tripster service for one sightseeing tour. Nice weather in end of February as a nice bonus (+ 13 ° С in the afternoon).
Do not forget that in the Czech Republic need a Schengen! I received this year it is Czech. No difficulties, but in the visa application center oh-so try to sell additional services (courier delivery, filling out the questionnaire, pass without a queue …) Somehow already – brrr! – unpleasant.
Total: 4 out of 10 most attractive for tourists places done ✓. And some have been studied many, many times from different angles.
The Charles Bridge
We have been to Charles Bridge several times.
Our hotel (all names and prices in the section “My Tips”) was 3 minutes walk from Charles Bridge. Given this geographical feature, we crossed it back and forth, by at least 10 times!
When you live in the historical center, Prague = attractions. For 1 day you can bypass everything top tourist points, not even public transport using.
Charles Bridge, as a landmark, I liked more with “lower” angles: at the foot, from the Prague Castle, there is site with a great view.
- The first is if you walk through Kampa Park along the waterfront.
- The second is actually childish. With swings, slides and wooden ship, “plowing” the waters of the Vltava *. There are benches with stunning review. Minus: open from 8.00 to 17.00 in the winter until 19.00 in the summer. * In children’s fantasies, of course.
A review of Prague, we took this one ↓, for 75 euros for three (but the same amount would be for five, so it is beneficial for companies). From the guide learned Pts a curious fact about the Charles Bridge!
Old Town Square
From the editor: we were not very lucky with the clock on the square (walked rain) but we saw the performance
Three important sights are concentrated here:
➢ Old Town Square itself
➢ Old Town Hall with chimes
➢ Tyn Church
The whole trinity is located on a section that can be diagonally overcome in 5-10 minutes, depending on the number of tourists obstructing the movement. Usually they are decent here. Also full animators, taxi drivers very extravagant retro cars and waiters scurrying around the tables of summer café terraces (even in the winter).
Famous chimes playing every hour mini-view, located on the side of the town hall, which directly from the square is not visible – you need to turn the corner.
I deliberately led the child to the beginning of the show, which I had been reading on the Internet. But while we were trying to find a point in the crowd, from where there would be a decent view, and music, and every movement of figures in the windows are over. So, either take the place strictly in the center the main entrance in advance, or hammer and go on – nothing on the side can not see.
Walking through the main streets of Prague
Tyn Church, we appreciated only outside. But those who wish can freely and freely get inside according to schedule. Information on the mode of operation:
- monday is a day off
- Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00,
- on other days from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00.
In the area of the square, we discovered another important tourist point – not one of those that need to be seen, but one of those who need to try. Krčma – the best bar, of those in which we managed to go, in proportion price quality. Despite the location. For 3 lunch with beer paid 398 CZK *, along with tips. By the way, in Prague you can tip leave, paying with a card.
* One Czech koruna is about 3 rubles (2.80 official rate).
Mystical Prague: tickle the nerves on the evening walk for 2 hours and 88 euros for two (children are welcome!)
We were in deep night on Wenceslas Square, so the photo did not do. Will there be a view of Prague instead?
The fact that Wenceslas Square is also an attraction, I learned after the fact. We went through it for the sole purpose – visit the restaurant-beer Vytopna, where small drinks are delivered the trains. The square itself looked despondent: construction work was underway, there was a technique, half of the pedestrian zone was blocked fences-nets. In the summer, I think, will be more fun!
But Výtopna did not disappoint! Railways locomotives scurrying with glasses around the hall, bridges. Kitchen more European: burgers, pasta. Dinner for three with alcohol cost us at 769 kroons (2155 rubles). Extra charge 25 CZK with man – for the pleasure of contemplating mini-train-trains.
I remember this place in Prague (Petřín Hill) more all, therefore I advise? Can be distinguished half a day
The river dividing the city into two parts is not only a picturesque landscape, but also:
- Steamers and walks on them
- Bridges (the benefit is not movable!)
Ticket price for an hour boat trip – 325 CZK (910 rubles). Speakers talk about the main sights, by which you float. Including on Russian language. Upstairs, on the open deck, quiet (unless the neighbors rustle). You can drink tea (50 kroner) or something stronger (beer 0.5 – 85 crowns).
Swans Prague changed my mind forever these creatures as about majestic, proud birds. On the left Bank of the Vltava, a little further down the Charles Bridge downstream, there is a small area (on the Google map the location is designated as Náplavka), where the white swans are ready to tear off their hands / bite off their fingers for fresh bun. Photos are very beautiful, the main thing is to remove the horror from the face the audacity of the birds!
The most popular: Prague Sightseeing – in 3 hours and 20 euros
Alas, a huge park and all the interesting places inside it remained uncovered on this trip. And it would be worth it! After all there:
➢ TV Tower a la Eiffel
➢ Incredible views of Prague
➢ Memorial to the victims of communism
➢ Flower gardens and much more
On foot to climb the top of the hill, of course, you can. But is it necessary? Height of 327 m, after all! If sporting achievements are not part of your plans, it is better to use the trailer. Tickets for him are nothing differ from ordinary public transport rides (24 crowns – minimum)
In addition to the classic paper ticket, travel on public transport in Prague can be paid through the PID application Lítačka. It is in Czech, but intuitively understandable (even such “dark” in terms of technology to me). There is a virtual travel card half an hour after purchase. They do not need to “pique” anywhere. I believe that It is necessary to present the screen of the device in case of what. However, neither paper or electronic tickets have never been checked. Europe w!
Prague Castle is visible from different parts of the city and confused complicated
Under one name crowded such a lot of interesting that walk and walk!
- Guard of honor
- St. Vitus Cathedral
- Zlata Lane
Given that the entrance to most of the above places all equal paid (well, except for the guard, which can be changed every day 12:00 to see for free), a sightseeing tour of Prague Castle will be by the way. There are several options you can choose the route that seems most appropriate.
On the opposite side of the Vltava is Vysehrad – historical district, by analogy with Prague Castle (and its main competitor :)). This is not the city center, and the trip here is not so is obvious. The atmosphere is more peaceful. From the walls of the fortress There are views on which the capital of the Czech Republic, in full view.
For the most part, walking around Vyshegrad is free. Time work: from 9:30 to 17:00 – in winter, until 18:00 in summer.
Tickets must be purchased to enter individual buildings:
- Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul – 50 CZK
- Rotunda of St. Martin – 150 CZK
- “Invisible” church – 50 kroons
- St. Lawrence Basilica – 10 CZK
In the Czech Republic, as in many other European cities, it’s enough quiet at night. Sights close at 17-18, cafe – in 00:00 In the parks (if they are open) it is quite dark in the evenings. But with high points beautifully look city lights.
To rest in Prague did not seem quite so “medieval”, there is meaning to dilute the Prague route with several sights from the “modern” world. Dancing house with a bit scandalous architectural history eventually appeared on the pages of all city tourist guides.
You can see the inside of the house by visiting the restaurant on the ground floor. building. But the prices in the institution are space, and the beauty of the building – outside!
Modern Prague: From the Lennon Wall to the Head Kafka – for 1.5 hours and 80 euros per group
John Lennon Wall
Much of the history of the Czech Republic is associated with people’s protests. against the communist regime. John Lennon’s Wall Appeared in The 70s of the 20th century and has a symbolic relationship to the musician: himself He has never been to Prague. Pictures, inscriptions and graffiti on the fence The Maltese Garden – all this is the Czech spirit of disobedience and freedom.
Another place is quite a new story. In Letena Gardens on place of the monument to Stalin, cleaned in the 60s, in the 70s stored potatoes, in the 80s they opened a rock club, and in the 90s they were based there radio station with the straightforward name “Radio Stalin”.
In 1991, on the site, with an excellent view of Prague, established giant metronome. In 2019 (in secret) in the dark days, young people smoke next to him that, in theory, you can smoke only in Amsterdam.
And the metronome counts time, reminding that everything is not forever!
What to see in Prague for 3 days independently?
So, if you only have 3 days in stock, what entertainment is fraught with Prague? Where to go first? In fact, you can not fuss: the main attractions that are worth seeing necessarily, are quite compact. They really get around in 1 day:
➢ Wenceslas Square
➢ Charles Bridge
➢ Prague Castle
The historical center of Prague, which runs far and wide, with stops for eating trdelnik, it is possible for half a day, enters UNESCO World Heritage List.
For 2 days, plus:
➢ Ride a boat
➢ Petršinsky Hill
3rd day may be of interest:
➢ Or Vysehrad
➢ Or one of the museums (about which below)
➢ Or any other interesting things in the area (Dancing House, metronome, Lennon wall, parks, gardens, etc.)
And yet, when planning a three-day trip, on day 1 good sightseeing tour of Prague – you can catch a glimpse of everything and The remaining time to spend on what “hooked.” With Russian speaking guide is possible any tour (Prague in this sense is very “Russian-speaking” city).
5 best museums of Prague
To be honest, I’m not a big fan of museums. Especially in the spring, when it’s warm, sunny! But a photo describing some places about which will be discussed below, look very tempting (and in case rains need to have a backup option!)
- Clementinum – I would call it a complex museums! The most famous part: the hall of the old library. Pictures the premises evoke the thoughts of Narnia, medieval navigators and other miracles. Entry is limited: you will not be able to wander among the books, just look in the doorway. In addition to the library, the tour includes examining the Meridian Hall itself and climbing the Astronomical Tower. Cost: 300 CZK adults, 200 CZK students over 6 years old.
- National Museum – the main in the country. AT the building on Wenceslas Square presents collections by science and history library. For a long time the building was on reconstruction and literally this year has reopened for visitors. The exhibits are not yet presented in full. Price: 250 CZK
- Franz Kafka Museum – to all fans the writer. Outside the building looks quite extravagant, I think and inside there is something to see. Entrance: 200 CZK.
- Museum Kampa – located next to the museum Kafka Contemporary art. Cost: 180 CZK.
- Toy Museum – the answer to the question of where to go with kids. There will be plenty of impressions! Tears and pleas are not excluded pick up at least one toy with you. Tickets: 70 kroner – adult, 50 CZK – for children.
My advice to tourists
✓ Our hotel with a good location – 4 * EA Residence U Bílé kuželky – cost 23,000 rubles for 5 days for three. Breakfast, room junior suite (bedroom + small but comfortable study). And all because we went to non-se-zones!
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✓ In my opinion, Prague is good and as a specific place. destination, and as part of a complex tour to Europe (from Prague to Vienna and Dresden, for example, drive about 3 hours by car).
✓ But generally, if you didn’t know, Prague is like a European Turkey. In the sense that this is the most developed “cultural-cognitive” (and inexpensive) destination trip. Tour to Prague can be take not only from Moscow, but also from the regions. See options and prices on aggregators:
✓ If you plan to travel for a week or longer, it makes sense “expand the horizons” of what to see in the Czech Republic. Around The capital has many interesting places: breweries, castles. You can take in car rental (Myrentacar works with local developers, which means cheaper) or use public transport. Home “Becherovka”, in Karlovy Vary, walks quite a lot bus transfers (fare from € 3,5).
✓ Going to Prague for New Year? Read feature article – my authorship?
✓ Last tip: before you go, be sure to see which information is on the Internet on the time of operation of individual places. City loves quite short modes. Sights of Prague can only be available a couple of hours a week. Description on official sites or a fresh review – on arrival, drop us a note in the comments! – will be very helpful.