PRAGUE jewel of the east Prague, is a charming city like a jewel box, a spectacular city, with a strong air of authenticity, culture and nobility, that catches your glance with its unique beauty. Prague is the queen city of a Thousand Towers and is one of the cheapest countries if you want to visit, because they do not use Euros and it is the perfect choice for a getaway. Their currency is the Czech crown so therefore consider Prague as a very good option for visit. Prague is the 15th largest city in Europe, with a population of 1.3 million. The city with golden domes is a city where the Czechs are the leaders in alcohol consumption, drinking more beer than water per capita worldwide, so if you spend your stay in Prague, you should not miss the famous beer. The Czech mascot-Krtek mole you will meet all over town. It is a communist-era cartoon character who has amused children for 60 years, and is present in all the souvenir shops on the beautiful streets of Prague. Fortunately, the city has escaped war, so when you walk through it, you go through centuries of history, the ghost stories and legends originating in such a small Eastern European country, will delight you discovering. There is no castle, monastery, bridge, statue, tower, shop, pub or street that does not have its legend. Today's Czech Republic comprises great historical regions: Prague Region and Central Bohemian Region. The core of the state is the Bohemian region. A legend that happened around the year 900, says a valiant warrior united the seven tribes that occupied the territory of today's Bohemian region, thereby, by joining forces they became stronger. A famous legend is about Princess Libusa, one of the three daughters of the valiant warrior. Having no son, her father appointed her as a successor to the throne. But because the warriors did not agree to be led by a woman, they devised a plan. Sitting in the shade of a tree in the courtyard of the castle, the princess had a vision. She was shown in a dream her future husband, king and ruler over the people. The one who would be destined according to her vision was none other than an anonymous peasant, named Premsil, with whom she married and who is said to have ruled the country. Of course this peasant occupied only the right seat of the princess on the throne, without having any skill in political strategies, war techniques and reforms. But the real leader who ruled the country was the princess who inherited the talent, the ambition and the knowledge from her father. Another legend is the legend of the peasant Horymir and his horse with super-horse power called Semik. His horse could talk and often advised his master what to do. At the time when this peasant lived, the King was only dreaming of treasures, so he urged people to start looking for precious gold, for treasures, and gems. Hearing the decision of the King, the peasant and some of the others revolted and burned several settlements to get his revenge. The king, learning that a peasant dares to challenge his decision, by urging the other peasants to disobey him, sentences him to death. On the day of Horymír's execution, he was asked what his last wish was. He said he wanted to take another ride around the castle to ride his faithful horse Semik and the wish was accepted. The horse didn’t hesitate and with one huge leap, jumped over the high ramparts and saved his master from the gallows. Another legend is of the house Faust. Its first owner of the house, the passionate alchemist Prince Vaclav, is linked to Faust who made a pact with the devil by selling his soul to the devil for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. According to the legend, when the time came, the devil took Dr. Faust and dragged him through a hole in the ceiling within the palace by the Devil himself, leaving this hole impossible to repair and cover-up. . To this very day, legend has it that the hole in the roof in Faust’s house, located in New Town, was visible for years after and to this day the legends about Faust House remain prevalent in Prague and many strange occurrences have been reported to happen in this mysterious building. The Faust House would make an excellent haunted-house attraction, but as it happens, the building is owned by the Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University. Unfortunately the Faust house is closed to the public. But you can still admire the house from the outside and wonder what history is hidden behind the walls. With all the legend, myths and the nobility of its past, Prague is a vibrant modern city, full of energy, music, cultural art, beautiful architectural landscapes, prices quite affordable, the luxurious food is delicious, includes a wide range of impressive tourist attractions from all over the world. Self-Catering accommodations One of the most important things to save money on the road is to define your budget. A small budget corresponds to a backpacker budget while a high budget corresponds to a tourist budget. If you spend less than your daily budget one day, avoiding buying unnecessary things, balancing your budget with the actual expenses, consider buying a day tour the next day. Opting for self-catering means you should always watch your budget and choose a home during your holidays that will offer you comfort and pleasantness. For catering, there is something for all budgets and for sleeping. Short-term rentals with a functional kitchen let you prepare and give you the opportunity to cook your healthy meals. Choosing inexpensive accommodation compared to luxury hotels, while on vacation, will save your money and what's most important-you can enjoy vacation with your family, single or friends. Traveling out of season is one of the best things because it offers more advantages, prevents crowded tourist places, prices for tours and accommodation are way more cheaper. Here we come to your help with some accommodations. Cozy and breezy, good enough for travelers who need a place to rest, with wonderful views of the terrace, located in the vibrant heart of Prague, with free WiFi and air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, stylishly furnished and serviced, offering comfortable accommodation in a modern and stylish way - ideal for both business and leisure travelers, is City Nest Aparthotel. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, an electric kettle and a dishwasher along with heating, a laptop-size safe and a coffee maker. There are offered the following categories of rooms: apartments and contemporary studio. This property offers transfers from the airport for a fee. Angel City Apartments provides 8 guestrooms, offers pet-friendly accommodation and is located just 3 km away from the city center. Some rooms open to a scenic view over the garden and offers rooms with a kitchenette, a seating area, iron and ironing board, free WiFi, microwave oven, coffee maker, as well as a hairdryer, shower caps and bath sheets provided in bathrooms, a flat-screen TV, toaster are also provided, as well as a kettle. The kitchen has a stovetop and fridge. Most of the apartments are equipped with at least one balcony. Chill Apartments located only a few minutes by tram from the center of Prague and 5 minutes away from Prague Astronomical Clock. Chill apartments provide a flat-screen TV and all units feature a kitchen equipped with a dishwasher and microwave, an oven, stove, kettle, toaster, even a fridge and kettle are also featured. Overlooking the terrace, the apartments are designed to suit clients with children and pets for an extra charge of EUR 10 per pet, per night. CHILL Apartments provides 12 apartments with free WiFi and has family friendly apartments and is also perfect for couples or vacationing with friends. The property also offers grocery delivery. Hotel Orion, located in a quiet and residential area on the edge of Prague city centre, offers quality accommodation and great service and perfect if you are on a budget vacation and looking for a self-catering apartment. The hotel has 26 guest rooms with free WIFI, offers spacious rooms and suites with exceptional hotel services and original Finnish saunas with an additional charge, are waiting for you after a day of discovering the must-see attractions. All rooms and suites are equipped with a kitchen, Tea/coffee making equipment, an electric kettle and fridge. There are large single, double, twin and quadruple rooms available for guests. Guests can enjoy views of the garden. Prague Roof Apartments has amazing apartments in the heart of the city in one of the most beautiful parts of Prague, Vinohrady and offers 11 fully equipped tastefully furnished apartments for rent that can accommodate from 2 to 6 persons. All apartments provide free Wi-Fi in all rooms and have a fully equipped kitchen including a microwave, fridge, oven, dishwasher and espresso machine. Each unit also comes with a safety deposit box, a satellite flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, wardrobe and some apartments have terraces with a seating area and amazing view over the city. The hotel allows pets for an additional fee of 350 Czech crowns per night. Travel & Joy Backpackers hostel located in a beautiful old building, in the heart of Prague is the perfect option for cheap accommodation during your travels in Czech, Prague. The hostel contains 68 rooms. The rooms come with showers and a hair dryer. They have a fully equipped kitchen with a dining hall where you can cook & eat together with fellow travelers. You can choose what's better for you between: -mixed dormitory with 4-bedroom, 6-bedroom, 8-bedroom, 10-bedroom, 12-bedroom. All of the dorms are equipped with a sitting area, have access to a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable bunk beds. Female dorms are separated from the mixed, they have their own bathroom and toilets and kitchen. -private rooms with shared bathroom-only with one or two other rooms in the same apartment; 2 beds private room; 3 beds private room; for couples; 4 beds private room; private apartment with private bathroom and kitchen; There are two private rooms in one apartment which means that these two rooms share bathroom and toilets and one common room with kitchen and sitting area. -GROUPS -apartment for 10 persons; apartment for 22 persons and apartment for 7, 8 or 9 persons. Each apartment consists of: bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, toilet, sitting area and you will not share the apartment with other people but only with your group. Brix Hostel is super cozy, with a cool and chill atmosphere and provides adults-only accommodation exactly what any hostel needs to be. The hostel boasts an onsite bar with live music concerts, bar, chillout-lounge, and patio. The hostel is a 10-room hostel, with a variety of room-types: 6-bed dorms, 8-bed dorms, 12-bed dorms, 2 superior double ensuites, 1 double ensuite, 1 double (shared bathroom). The double rooms have Queen-sized beds. Guests enjoy free Wi Fi throughout the property, FREE tea and coffee all day. There is a 24/7 front desk where the polite staff will be delighted to help you with any inquiries regarding your accommodation. The rooms are fitted with air conditioner, a seating area and a TV set as well as beds with lockers and linens. A buffet breakfast option is available every morning at the accommodation. Brix has everything you need to make sure your stay in Prague is totally unforgettable. Hostel Franz Kafka located right in the heart of Prague, is a cheap accommodation for groups in a new reconstructed hostel in Prague city centre. The hostel offers you free WiFi and a grocery store on site. You can choose between private rooms or a single bed in a dormitory. Currently the hostel has 5 rooms with a capacity of 32 beds + 2 extra beds, all rooms equipped with hotel bed linen, towels and TV. This property offers two-, four-, and six-bedrooms which include a table, chairs, and towels in the rooms. For the ladies are ready in the bathroom and hairdryer . Rooms are equipped with cabinets and lockers for your maximum comfort. In the immediate vicinity of Hostel Franz Kafka there are the most popular tourist attractions, shops, shops, restaurants, but also bars and discos. Where to do groceries while in vacation Being on a budget during vacation, you should be able to eat and drink without spending a fortune. Finding an accommodation that has access to a fully operational kitchen so you can cook your own meals is cheaper and can save your money. A tip for you: it can be worth it to pack a cooler and even a snack bag for the trip. Once you arrive at your destination, stop by a grocery store and stock up on snacks and drinks. Prague isn't short of grocery shops. Grocery shopping is extremely economical and an easy way to stay healthy and have your favourite meals, while you are away from home. To save money on food while you travel, visit a local supermarket or farmers market to pick up the ingredients for your meals, which is most likely going to be cheaper than eating at a restaurant. Havel Market (Havelské tržiště ) is one of the oldest markets in the city, founded in 1232 and is the only surviving market in the middle of old Prague. This market place is located in the very center of Prague's Old Town and is open daily. Greengrocers, florists and craftsmen have their stalls here. We cannot miss the stands with jewelry, toys or ceramics. You can buy your souvenirs from Prague right here. The good thing here is that local vegetables from Czech farmers' stalls are dominating souvenirs. The chocolate, cookies, and cakes are really appetizing as well. The market does not have days off, holidays or breaks, but pay attention that on weekdays it’s a food market and for the weekend mostly souvenir gifts are sold here. Albert supermarkets located in the center of Prague, is one of the most affordable supermarket chains in the city of Prague with its motto is “It's worth eating better.” The store offers a pleasant, modern environment for quick and convenient shopping. The supermarket guarantees quality food, cosmetics, drugstore, hygiene and hygiene paper products, dental care, bakery, a rich assortment of fruits and vegetables, including organic food, delicacies, the sale of fresh and fish, a section of meat and sausages and more than 9 500 other items of goods. They also sell products without gluten, lactose, vegan, raw or special products for diabetics or in organic quality. Since Albert supermarkets are some of the most affordable city centers it may be of great help to tourists. Opening hours will be from Monday - Saturday between 8:00 am - 08:00 pm , while Sunday closed. Delmart is a grocery chain with high quality food focusing on domestic products, offering organic foods and a bistro with a comprehensive menu. There are a total of 12 branches in Prague , some of which include a bistro , where you can go for a snack, lunch or coffee. You can find a wide range of everything you need for everyday meals, from fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods from their own bakery, dairy products, food to go, meat and fishes, premium coffee, beverages selection and much more. In their own bakery they bake delicious savory and sweet pastries according to their own recipes without any additives, without using vegetable fats, but traditional butter. The supermarket also has "takeaway", where you can choose from a wide selection which includes a wide range of sandwiches, salads, fruit salads, fresh pressed fruit and vegetable juices and sushi, mostly produced directly in their own production. The Delmart supermarket should be your next stop for sure. Billa supermarket is an Austrian chain and is the market leader in supermarkets, that offers a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables, meat from Czech farms, cold ready-made snacks, delicatessens, organic food, cosmetic products, spices or drinks, including organic products, as well as drugstore and consumer goods for the household and pet food for every taste and pocket. The daily offer also includes a variety of fresh bakery products. There are also great products that are perfect as gifts for loved ones. More than 9,000 selections of vegan and organic items are waiting. A visit to the store FÖDA Swedish potraviny grocery (FÖDA Švédské potraviny) will offer you ready meals, a lot of interesting sweet and savory delicacies, and other products which you can easily and quickly prepare at home. The large selection of fish in various infusions also includes the announcement of "fermentation of herring". All food is imported by Föda directly from leading Swedish manufacturers, and invites you to its stores not only for convenient shopping, but also for drinking excellent Arvid Nordquist coffee and refreshing yourself with excellent Swedish dishes such as a baguette filled with Swedish cheese or smoked salmon. You can also shop online which will be delivered to you at a low price all over in Prague. The Foda Swedish grocery is open from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Halal-Meat Ltd. shop sells other items besides meat, from snacks, dairy products, spices, canned foods, cooking condiments, sweets and nuts, legumes, tea, coffee and oriental specialties. Halal Meat will offer you quality meat from Czech farms - matured beef breeds fresh, lamb, chicken, rabbits, ducks. They have their own production of sausages. They are a small store, inconspicuous from the outside, but inside you will find a treasure of a huge variety of products and with affordable prices. They are open every day from 9 AM to 7 PM. Skazka - Russian Groceries is a family owned local business, providing a wide variety of Russian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian and some Easter European foods. They also carry unique products such as Raw Dairy products. You will find all the essential treats there, such as -black caviar, colourful jars of pickles, salted hearing, fish and seafood, cheese, candy and chocolate, beverages, dairy, bakery, cereals and children’s products, as well as beauty products too. They do delivery for when you are too tired from visiting the attractions of Prague. Potraviny Vávra Eso Market located in the center of Prague, is a non-stop supermarket, with a wide selection, solid prices and nice staff. You will find mainly classic Czech food, but also food aimed at narrower groups of customers such as vegans, vegetarians and many others. We offer pastries, chilled and frozen goods, meat, sausages, delicacies, alcohol, sweets and confectionery. Eating in Prague Eating in Prague is easy. To eat Czech cuisine, you have the choice: soups, sauces, sausages, dumplings, pancakes, marlenka - the food in Prague is very good, and the restaurants are affordable, for all budgets. Maybe not the finest cuisine, but it tastes good. So when you can’t cook your own food, look for local food establishments where prices are lower. You probably won’t cook every single day's meal in the kitchen away from home. Tasting new cuisines is a key to creativity, seasonings, cooking techniques and great tasting flavor that many travelers love to explore, but it’s not always easy to dine and eat on a budget while traveling. If you’re looking to try new restaurants on your trip, eat out for lunch but never dinner. Why? Many restaurants offer great deals during lunchtime, a lunch menu named “poledni menu” (is a list of the dishes that the restaurant has prepared for that day which it sells for a discounted price) to get more customers and because lunch is always the cheaper option which a lot of restaurants off center do and are meant as a lunch option for people working in firms around, usually served between 11am and 2pm. Another option is to choose cafes over the restaurants, because the cafes you will find out they have cheaper food than restaurants. Tip: Watch out for extra charges on your bill. Before paying, always look at the bill, to know what you’ve paid for and be direct but polite about clarifying the charges if you have any doubts. Ask about all itemized prices before you pay the bill to ensure that the pricing is fair. If you want to tip the waiter, which is generally around 10%, you must tell the waiter how much you are tipping them even if it might look a little bit strange, but it’s normal protocol in the Czech Republic. First restaurant on our list is Burrito Loco is a great option day or night for a little food paradise and great Mexican food. There are ten of these highly successful Mexican fast-food joints in Prague and they are all opened 24/7. Affordable and delicious, Burrito Loco is a great place for meals prepared from fresh and authentic Mexican ingredients. Burritos come in three sizes: Speedy Burritos, Burritos Grandes and, only for the most ambitious, Kick Ass Burritos. Grande Burrito is a giant Burrito filled with grilled steak, cheese, beans, rice, salsa, sour cream and guacamole that weighs in at over 500g. The restaurant includes fresh, fast casual Mexican fast food- tacos al pastor, quesadillas carne asada, tasty, feel-good veggie and vegan options, beer and quirky lemonades. Most dishes offer a “Build Your Own” option allowing you to choose your fillings and toppings. Johnny Pizza has one of the best pizzas in Prague. Their prices are so affordable and you can taste huge, whole or by the slice real Italian pizza, traditionally from Italy fresh made right in front of you. This gem is so much better than a fast food option when you are on a budget. The place is very small, so treats are ordered to be taken away. They offer delivery and are open from Monday to Friday from 11-00 to 23-45 and even on Saturdays. A large selection of Italian treats, thin pastry, Pavlova, delicious beer, margaritas or wine and lots of toppings are offered. Den Noc which in English means 'Day-Night ', located not far from the Old Town in Prague, is a small and cozy bistro in daytime, serving pancakes and turned into a wine bar every evening. Den Noc was started by a newly married couple with a dream to open their own business, making it come true. They have as many sweet savoury breakfast options, as well as a big range of coffees. The bistro offers a pleasant, modern interior, with a few wooden tables inside a small open L-shaped dining room and a huge selection of pancakes, sweet or salty but also you will find the menu includes bread with marmalade, scrambled eggs and bacon, muesli pancakes and fresh yogurt. The Den Noc establishment closes before 3pm. Pod Vyšehradem is a local restaurant located in the neighbourhood of the New Town area of Prague and is on the list of places where you can eat cheaply in Prague. The restaurant offers meat delicacies and vegetarians as well. In the restaurant Pod Vyšehradem you will be offered mostly Czech home cooking prepared according to traditional recipes from quality ingredients, together with a selection of good Czech beers. For wine lovers, it offers quality wines with attributes from small winemakers from Moravia. The restaurant has 60 seats ready for you, WiFi Internet connection and is a non-smoking restaurant. Taro serves Vietnamese cuisine run by two brothers-Khanh Ta is the chef and Giang Ta runs operations bringing an extraordinary experience in the form of a "chef's table", or serving directly in the open kitchen.The entire restaurant consists of 17 bar seats arranged around a central prep kitchen. The menu is seasonal and constantly changing. The interior is pleasant, modern, connecting the guest with the local team. Restaurace Tiskárna with a capacity of 170 seats, is located in a building that is part of the historic area of the State Printing House of Securities. The restaurant menu is chock full of Czech classics – svíčková, cauliflower pancakes, duck breast, beef cheeks, bacon and mushroom soup, tasty pancakes, lemon pie and Brezeln. The wine list is various, so that every guest can find something that satisfies their taste. The restaurant is open daily from 11:00 to 24:00. We definitely recommend giving it a try! Restaurant BLUE WAGON is a stylish restaurant with a wide selection of wines that offers modern cuisine, cooked with quality, fresh and "primarily seasonal ingredients" that are processed by friendly, healthy methods and supports local farms and farmers. The interior of the restaurant is meticulously designed reflecting simplicity. The total capacity of the restaurant is 46 seats. You can find tasty broth, duck breast, soufflés, chicken curry with rice and rabbit and many other dishes listed on the menu at affordable prices. The chef bakes his bread and cakes. If you go for a coffee they serve with a micro cookie and a glass of water. They also have options for vegetarians and if you don’t know what to order just ask for recommendations and the waiters will be happy to come into your help with the most delicious dishes. Just be careful when you choose because if you go for quality-quality means expensive. Following the concept of traditional Mediterranean cuisine, with a carefully selected menu and a homely atmosphere with a cozy atmosphere, with interior in natural colors, stylish music and dim lighting, Osteria Da Clara serves the best La Cucina Italiana. The owner and chef of the restaurant has experience from restaurants in Tuscany and other places, will thrill you out with their dishes served with its simplicity. A mustn't miss out is the Tuscan crostini, salsiccia pasta, fresh mussels or home-made tiramisu. Their restaurant is a family business offering a daily specials menu and every Wednesday and Friday you can taste fresh fish and seafood directly from Italy. The restaurant has only nine tables with space for about forty people. They have great cuisine, there is a great atmosphere, friendly service and reasonable prices and if you love Italy and its excellent and honest food, book a table in Osteria da Clara. Bistro 8 Vinohrady is based on a selection of fresh home-cooked meals, serves coffee from London's Climpson & Sons roastery, and also offers popular weekend brunches and a weekly daily menu. This homey bistro, serving healthy vegan and gluten-free options, classic coffees, homemade lemonade, soup, hummus, fried vegetables, eggs benedict, cuban sandwich, pancakes , breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, granola and iced teas. The bistro is a modestly furnished , bright space, with an open kitchen and homely dishes that come at low prices. They offer tasty filtered coffee with the option of unlimited refill. A must try is "francouzsky roust"- it's two pieces of sweet bread with Nutella between them with whipped cream and nuts on top! Kofein restaurant is a unique family restaurant in downtown Prague, in the residential area of Vinohrady owned by Jaro and Vera both from Prague and have been in gastro since their teenage years. Whether you’re a meat-eater or vegan , the restaurant serves not only vegetarian dishes, but also meat which includes various, experimental ,always delicious yummy small portions of a wide variety of appetizers, cold and hot vegetarian tapas as well as non-alcoholic choices too. Kofein combines tapas and world gastronomy. They serve high quality, fresh local ingredients to taste a variety of flavours. The restaurant also offers special lunch menus Monday through Friday and lunch menu changes each week and always includes one vegan option. The famous desert Pistachio crème brûlée or White nougat soufflé with cherries deserves a try! If you are accompanied by your pet, dogs are quite welcome to Kofein. They are open from Monday - Friday between 11 A.M. – 11 P.M, Saturday between 12 P.M. – 11 P.M and Sunday: closed. Bageterie Boulevard is perfect to taste good sandwiches, various crispy baguettes filled with unique high quality fillings, always baked on the spot and prepared fresh to order (including the vegetarian ones), wonderful desserts, potatoes with homemade mayo and some seasonal specials, salads and taters. Apart from baguettes, we also offer soups, sophisticated desserts, pastries, yoghurts, fresh vegetable and fruit salads or a special rich breakfast menu but as well drinks as home-made ice tea, fruit smoothie or a hot ginger tea with mint, chocolate with chilli or spiced pear. Stop by the Bageterie Boulevard restaurant to serve gourmet delicacies. La Piccola Perla‬ is a pleasant restaurant in the centre of Prague serving the most delicious Italian and Mediterranean dishes with real authentic Italian homemade specialties, prepared only with the best and fresh ingredients. The restaurant can accomodate of up to 60 people and it is a great place for a romantic meal, as well as for business meetings. Their menu offers the best of Italian cuisine, prepared with high quality and fresh ingredients starting from traditional soups and salads to pastas, pizzas, desserts, draft beer Krušovice Musketeer and white, red, sparkling and bottled wines. The prices are very reasonable for the quality and quantity they will serve you. Home Kitchen offers delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner, home-cooked meals in two attractive branches- one in Prague 5 and the other in Prague 7 – Holešovice. You can have scrambled eggs with bacon and egg omelette, livance pancakes with cream cheese and jam and yoghurt with granola and fruits at breakfast. Home Kitchen offers a daily menu with different types of soup made fresh daily, warm meals made with high quality meat and a side dish, fresh salad crisp and delicious, created with the best produce possible, fresh home-baked bread, toasted breads with toppings and many more dishes made with fresh seasonal ingredients. The uniqueness and charm of Home Kitchen was to create a place that would become a common home. Home Kitchen has its opening hours from Monday-Friday between 7:30am or 8am over the weekends, until 10pm every single day. A very characteristic cave restaurant located in the historical centre of Prague, opposite the world-famous Orloj astronomical clock is Restaurant U Zlaté konvice, which means Golden Jug Restaurant. This unique with a very mysterious feeling of adventure, the restaurant used to be an ancient stone-walled cellar from the 14th century and is decorated with murals of executed Czech masters, historical weapons, stylish furniture and a collection of stuffed animals. You can enjoy the specialties of Old Bohemian cuisine, grilled meats, roast duck, smoked salmon, pig, beer from the tank,with an excellent atmosphere, completed and accompanied by live music. Bistro Monk has a simple hand-prepared food made from fresh, local ingredients. The bistro is located close to the astronomical clock in the old town with a little terrace and set up inside a former monastery with the walls inside decorated with scenes of its former inhabitants. Here you can taste light, fresh and tasty brunch classics such as smoked salmon with smashed avocado on toast, sweet potato crisps (not fries), eggs benedict, pancakes and granola bowl, fresh orange juice, generous portions of meat, potato and rich sauces. You’ll find lots of gluten-free options as well. Their menu changes through the day from lunch to dinner, including delicious desserts as well: chocolate brownies, moss cake with mascarpone, carrot cake with walnuts, Philadelphia cream, gingerbread spices, pancakes with blueberry sauce, fruit, cinnamon sugar, our whipped cream and cheese cake. You'll find more tourists than locals at Café Café with a very modern, stylish cafe with quality light cuisine, a fresh menu with a variety of salads, sandwiches, soups, irresistible delicious desserts like the Black Forest Cake, Banana cheesecake and careful service, reasonable prices, dog friendly where you can relax with friends, family on their terrace outside during spring and summer. The interior is a blend of exposed brick, simple furniture, excellent lighting and TV screens. Tourist attraction Prague is one of the oldest cities in Europe, founded in the 9th century and covered with centuries-old secrets, where you can visit a large number of attractions, such as: cathedrals, museums, bridges, squares, and architectural monuments. All cities offer activities that cost you no money. There are quite a few things of interest that you must enjoy in Prague and it is better and the best to explore it on foot and get lost in it: Museums and galleries in Prague with free entry, Meet Factory; do not miss the Night of Museums in Prague, when hundreds of places full of art in the city have free entry. Free guided tours: Free Royal Walk Tour (2 and a half hours), Sandemans New Europe Tour (3 hours) and Free Old Town Tour, White Umbrella (3 hours) and if you liked the tour, you can reward it on a guide with some money! What to see, where to go to visit the most interesting and visited sights of Pragues? We have made a selection for you with ancient history combined with the flavor of modern traditions. Built around the 9th century and been renovated for centuries since then, located in the very center of Prague, high above the Vltava River on the Opyš Hill, Prague Castle has taken its rightful place in the Guinness Book of Records, as it is the largest historical fortress on the entire planet. Prague Castle is a site that is made up of several buildings, with various architectural styles such as Romanesque and Gothic, which is a little different from the so-called castle. Prague Castle gets you in to see the majority of sights: courtyards, castle grounds, gardens and museums, St. George's Basilica, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Golden Lane, considered the heart of the city and is certainly at the top of every list of favorite places in Prague. A breathtaking view of the city and the inside of the complex will have you spending hours exploring the intricate details of the 9th century. You'll do some walking so wear comfy shoes. Photos are not allowed inside most of the castle itself. Charles Bridge is the most touristic place in Prague, that connects two districts - Stare mesto and Mala Strana and is a pedestrian street of artists, traders and guides. Charles Bridge is 515.76 meters long and 9.4 meters wide. It rests on 16 uneven arches, from 16.62 meters in front of the Old Town Tower to 23.38 meters above Kampa Island. Charles Bridge is built of sandstone blocks and it’s construction is surrounded by many interesting legends, myths and stories. There are many tours of Prague, from where you will hear many haunting legends about this historic bridge over the Vltava, but also interesting facts about the place itself. While today you can walk along the bridge from one bank of the Vltava to the other, in the Middle Ages you would have to pay for the journey along it. According to one legend, the builders decided to strengthen the bridge by adding raw eggs into a mortar to ensure the strength of the bridge.charles-bridge} Astronomical Clock is a unique creation of watchmakers with many dials built into each other. This clock is a must see for everyone who visits Prague. This is the oldest watch in the world that still works, consisting of three positions: the astronomical dial (center), modern time, and sidereal time. At the beginning of each hour, the Astronomical Clock shows a mini-show. An angel with wings, twelve apostles, figures of death, vanity and greed will appear before you in a small window of the clock. There are many legends surrounding the Astronomical Clock, the most famous of which is about the master clockmaker Hanus. The Town Councilors were so proud of this Astronomical Clock, that they thought Hanus could possibly be commissioned by another city to build an even grander clock, a more impressive timepiece for another city so the councils talked in secret how to best prevent this from happening, implementing a cruel plan. They reached his workshop, took a poker from fire that was red hot and blinded the frightened clockmaker, Hanus. After Hanus fully recovered, asked his apprentice to take him to the clock where he pulled from the mechanism a vital component that made the clock stop and Hanus fell down to the ground dead. Many tried to make it function again but they didn't succeed. Petrín Lookout Tower was built in 1891 of 63.5 metre high steel framework tower, has two observation decks in Prague and 299 steps lead to its peak, often referred to as the “little Prague Eiffel Tower” because it is a copy inspired by the Eiffel Tower but five times smaller. Petrin got its name centuries ago because of the rocky place, so a famous Czech chronicler named it Petrin from a Latin word for rocks, called petra. Petřín is a popular place for lovers, but also a place where you can wander about undisturbed, have a picnic with friends, family or have a seat in one of the little pubs. The tower is one of the highest buildings in Prague and gives you a perfect possibility for a panoramic view over the river, the bridges and the whole old town. Petrin Tower is open all year round, hours differ, but in general, you will find it open between 10 AM-6 PM, and during the summer season the tower is open even longer. Dancing House got its name from its deconstructivist construction and it is not like any of the unusual buildings, with asymmetrical structure, organic and seemingly in movementits, construction being a complex but attractive one, with two cylindrical towers based on an unusual idea, bends and resembles a couple dancing. Dancing House has a playful name among the citizens of Prague "Ginger and Fred" (in honor of the couple Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire). Visitors are not allowed inside the buildings, since there is an office center, but it is allowed to climb to the roof and you have to pay for the ticket or order something to drink from with a cafeteria and restaurant on the terrace with huge windows, which offer a stunning view of Prague Castle and the Vltava River while you are there. Located opposite Prague Castle and one of the must-visit places in Prague, is Hilltop Fortress: Vyšehrad, an ancient fortification. In the 15th century, the Vysehrad fortress served as the main gateway to the Czech capital and the procession in honor of the coronation of kings began from it. There is also a Neo-Gothic basilica, a cemetery with the biggest tomb and a large statue on the top - this is Slavin, the common tomb of selected personalities , the rotunda of St. Martin , fortress cellars and vineyards with its vines stretching its branches down the hill. The fortress is an amazing space that has mostly been converted to a park with many people jogging, walking their dogs or simply enjoying their time outside. Museums from the Czech Republic never stopped to amaze its tourists with their diversity. This small museum is owned by a very enthusiastic and eccentric Russian, who made his private collection of memorable KGB available to the public and in 2011 Prague delighted the connoisseurs of Soviet history with the first museum opening of the KGB Museum. The exhibits are not so big, the room is small, but the museum tour is very lively and interesting. The KGB Museum houses the death mask of Lenin, a communist revolutionary made of bronze. The museum also has some incredibly small but very real weapons that could be hidden inside a pack of cigarettes or a small metal container, Trotsky murder weapon, knives, automatic rifles, dramatic photos taken by KGB officers, KGB laboratory equipment, cameras used for secret shootings and many other you need to discover it by visiting. Sigmund Freud is a 2 m tall bronze hued fiberglass sculpture of Sigmund Freud hanging from a metal rod from the top of a building that appears to be about to fall to his death and was created and unveiled in 1996 by the famous David Cerny, and many of his works can be seen in many locations in Prague. Sigmund Freud was originally born in the Czech Republic and born from Galician Jewish parents in Příbor, Freud suffered from many phobias in his lifetime but one of the most iconic phobias was the fear of his own death. Freud developed cancer in 1923 and passed away sixteen years later from a self-made choice of morphine overdose. Sigmund Freud is considered one of the most influential people in the history of psychology. David Cerny’s sculpture became so popular that it was also exhibited in London, Berlin, Rotterdam, Chicago, and other cities. Prague’s Mind Maze is an interactive adventure game that is a combination of two games, where you are the player and have to use your mind to find your way out. Mind Maze has two rooms: Enigma – a WWII themed spy mission that features a military office and prison cell, and The Alchemist’s Chamber – an escape challenge based on sorcery and medieval intrigue. It’s a fun friends activity or team building exercise with two teams in different rooms competing and locked, given just 60 minutes to escape.You must crack codes, solve logical problems and use what seems useless to complete the mission. The experience takes around an hour and half to get through. The Mind Maze opening hours are between 10:30 – 22:00 every day. The Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague can be found near Prague Castle, in the House at the Donkey in the Cradle, where the alchemist Edward Kelley lived. The museum is based in the attic of Edward Kelley which made the atmosphere even more mysterious. The vaults and the alchemy laboratory were discovered only in 2002 when a tiny square in front of the museum collapsed due to severe flooding of the Vltava River that year. The Alchemy Museum is housed in the former home of Edward Kelley, a famous sixteenth-century alchemist. This museum's goal was to give us a glimpse of how an alchemist's workshop would look back then. The alchemy laboratory, in Haštalská Street, was linked by underground passages to Prague Castle and Old Town Square, an escape route in case of an emergency because Christendom forbade the practice of alchemy on pain of death. Here you can discover the magic of being an alchemist in an interactive way. The tour starts in a room with furniture and bookcases full of ancient books in which every alchemist wrote his own secret recipe written in code for potions and elixirs. Every half hour visitors can join a guided tour in English. Franz Kafka Museum is home to a museum with pictures, light and music to give visitors an insight into the world of writer Franz Kafka. Most of the Franz Kafka Museum’s exhibits focus on his private life where you can find many things: diaries, manuscripts, photographs, drawings, studies from literary researchers and much more. There is also a museum shop that naturally offers Kafka’s complete works, as well as biographies. Film footage and vintage photos provide a fascinating lifetime during Kafka’s. The opening hours are daily from 10 am to 6 pm. In front of the museum there is a work of art showing 2 peeing men designed by the same artist David Cerny, who designed Sigmund Freud. An electronic device turns their hips and raises their penises in a way that the flow of water traces the letters of several quotes on the water’s surface. The museum houses a shop where you can buy the author's books. National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror is located in the underground crypt of the Baroque Church of Sts Cyril and Methodius and is a sobering reminder of a valiant World War II mission, where a bloody battle took place between 7 Czechoslovakian paratroopers of the western army were defending against 700 German soldiers on June 18th, 1942. The attack demonstrated that Czechs were willing to fight for their freedom, no matter the cost. The last words of the brave men were “We will not surrender. Never. We are Czech”. In the museum you can commemorate the events of the WW2 and the successful assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. Who was he? Reinhard Heydrich was considered by Hitler to be the man with the iron heart. He was called many other names in his short life such as: The Blond Beast, The Butcher of Prague, The Hangman, Young Evil God of Death, all of them references to his unyielding sadism. When Heydrich was transferred to Prague made it his main mission to hunt down and murder every member of the resistance which is often referred to as the Heydrich Terror. A small museum before entering the crypt offers informational panels in Czech and English, plus artifacts related to the assassination and Nazi rule in Prague. Seven busts of the brave paratroopers were erected in the crypt to show respect for their commemoration. Best clubs and pubs If you are a jazz lover, Jazz Dock is the uncrowned prince of the Prague jazz scene. Located in the beautiful and romantic environment of old Prague, on the winding Vltava River, Jazz Dock it’s very modern and in Summer the windows roll back giving the impression of being on a boat. The club has become one of the most prestigious in Europe in more than ten years. The Jazz Dock has a bar of 10 meters long and serves great cocktails as specialties and kitchen´s delicatessen at affordable prices and you can enjoy while sitting into a comfortable velvet chair. Jazz Dock offers a wide selection of genres, jazz vibrancy, funk, soul, classical as well as new musical styles of jazz and blues, as the program is diverse, which includes students from expats to jazz-loving seniors. Cross Club is a uniquely designed multicultural centre that you couldn’t find anywhere else. If you like to discover different styles of music and genres like: electronic music, with house and drum’n’bass, as well as dub and reggae with fascinating futuristic design, with many unusual artifacts, Cross club´s space is the right choice for you. In the afternoon theatre located in the attic, performances for children: all of them for minimum entrance fee or completely free. The club has interior decoration, made of metal, pipes, part of the cars, and different kinds of machines. The club offers good quality teas, coffees, and other drinks as well as small meals made of fresh ingredients for reasonable prices. The Cross Club is open everyday between 6 pm - 5 am usually the entrance is free during the week Friday & Saturday there is a friendly admission fee. Karlovy Lazne guarantees that the fun is at home in Prague. This is the club that makes Prague’s nightlife famous, it’s the biggest nightclub in Central Europe and honestly this is the only place worthwhile visiting. They have a combination of music, drinks and reasonable entrance fee, so it is definitely a good experience with very good vibes. The club is five floors, each with a bar and dance floor, every floor has its own genre of music playing offering something for everyone and one entrance fee, opens at nine o’clock in the evening and is open until three in the morning. Another one of Prague's best-known and a popular nightclub, with stylish art-deco architecture of the 1920s movie theatre is Roxy Club. The place boasts of a gigantic dance floor, video projections and catchy lighting. ROXY operates on the first floor also a café, gallery and theater NoD - a truly multidimensional place. The club has an amazing dance floor where you’ll find house, techno, drum and bass and many other music genres. Upstairs you can chill and relax at Nod bar and later you can go down and join the ultimate night of fun in a very cool discoteque full of locals and travellers. Mondays with free admission to the ROXY CLUB. Storm Club is one of the largest music clubs in Prague, open to all opportunities for entertainment. The club has anti-slip floor, the space is sounded with the state-of-the-art Funktion-One sound system and equipped with the latest technology. The club area has a large bar with a wide selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and excellent tank beer, reasonable entry fees and prices. During the weekends you can dance to techno and electronic music, while during the weeknights, it is transformed into a concert venue. Prague has a lot to offer and the nightlife is varied with activities that everyone can enjoy to make it absolutely memorable, where you will find a diverse mix of clubbers and many things to do in the evening: bars, lounges, dance clubs and drink beers which are among the cheapest in the world. Hopefully, this article will help guide you. Prague is the best! Have a great time! Connect with us: BackpackGo is a product of Privacy policy Remove stored cookies Our story: aka about us Your story: who this app is for