• 5.3.2015
  • Tereza Vítková

Weekend getaway: Prague

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You have have only one weekend to spend in Prague? What should you see and do if you only have a couple of days in this beautiful city? Of course, you want to see all the historical buildings and must see attractions but also avoid all lthe tourist traps? Make the most out of your two-nights weekend in Prague by following this guide!

Friday
After check-in in your hotel / hostel / Airbnb apartment just take the tram #22 up the hill above to the Pražský hrad stop and then walk through the Prague Castle area. Admire the gardens, fall in love with soldiers of elite Castle Guard (ok, boys you will be more interested in their uniform and gun) and you can't miss the seat of the Archbishop of Prague - St. Vitus Cathedral (officially The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert).
Afterwards enjoy the beauty of the Neruda street to the Lesser Town Square (with Saint Nicolas Church) and don't forget to look up - you'll discover fascinating sculptures covering houses' facades and remarkable house signs.
Going down the hill you'll arrive to the famous Charles Bridge. The later you start, the better – you just walked through the most overcrowded tourist attractions in Prague.
TIP: Prague looks completely different at night - crowds disperse, architecture sparkles, and the air becomes quiet. Experience the feeling of Prague By Night with our Local Kristian M.

Personal tours in Prague with private local guides

Saturday
Visit the traditional farmers' market located off the Vltava riverbank. It's a great way to start your day with some delicious food, fresh roasted coffe, blend in with the locals and beautiful view at the Prague Castle. After the refreshment continue to the Vyšehrad Castle. It's up to you if you decide for visiting the Basilica of St Peter and St Paul, the old cementery with Slavín tomb or just relax in the park with a stunning view.
Later, take the metro line C (the red line) to the Muzeum station – you'll get off in the Wenceslas Square (if you want to be a real Praguer, just say „under the tail"). Walking down through the city centre, you can enjoy the architecture or window shopping (or real shopping, of course) till the Můstek station. Here we recommend you to turn right to Na Příkopě street and then through Havířská street, around the Estates Theatre to the Old Town Square. Be amazed by the Astronomical Clock at the Old Town Hall, surrounding by the gothic Týn Church (also known as Church of Mother of God in front of Týn) and baroque St. Nicholas Church.
TIP: Finish your day with tasting Czech wines, close to the Old Town Square with our Local Petr S. Or find some cool events on our Facebook profile – updated every Friday.

Sunday
Explore more the Lesser Town area, Jewish quarter or the Old town according to your wish and interests. It's also worth it to spend time poking around some of the surrounding neighborhoods. Just get lost. One of the best ways to see the real Prague is to go out on your own - without map or any destination on your mind.
TIP: If you want to bring some souvenirs to your beloved ones, go antiquing with our Local Kristina V.

As you probably noticed, Prague is known as a very „walkable" city. Be sure to pack comfortable, cobblestone-proof footwear. And you can always enjoy the Prague with our Locals!

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