Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. It’s a great place for a quick city break full of history, good food and exploration. This city is the perfect excuse to get active, learn and eat to your hearts content!
You will find Trdelnik everywhere! Trdelnik is a pastry which is created by dough bring wrapped around a wooden pole and spun in front of a fire. It is coated in sugar and cinnamon and is often filled with melted chocolate. You can find other versions which are filled with ice cream or coated with other flavourings. Though this is a tourist trap a such it is tasty and is a lovely sweet warming treat.
As a traditional Czech cuisine, this has to be tried. Beef goulash is a thick stew-like meal made with beef, onions and various rich spices. It can be served with dumplings or can be served in a bread bowl. This can be found at many traditional Czech restaurants and small pubs, with many other restaurants serving this as an addition to their menu due to its popularity. Try Restaurant Mlejnice for ‘the best Goulash in Prague’.
Address: Kožná 488/14, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia
If you’re after big portions of tasty Italian food then ‘Pizza & Pasta Factory’ is the place to visit! They have an extensive choice of Italian food and their service is so quick and friendly.
Address: 28. října 372/5, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia
Drink like the locals
Have a few beers, try all the Prague has to offer as you’ll often find that beer is cheaper than bottled water in restaurants and bars. Prague boasts a wide array of options, but if you must try one, give dark beer a go!
Hire a bike
Cycling is a great way to get around Prague! There are plenty of places where you can hire a bike for anywhere between a few hours to a couple of days. Even better, book yourself onto a bike tour around the city. This means you find out loads of information about the city, get active and find new spots to visit again. These bike tours can vary in activity level and duration, but if you can jump on one that takes you through Letna Park near Prague Castle, then give it a go because the views are incredible.
Walk up to Prague Castle
Prague Castle is across Charles Bridge and up lots of cobbled steep streets. It’s must visit for any tourists and it is stunning, as is the amazing view at the top of the hill. You can easily rack up 20,000+ steps from just walking to and from the Castle.
Address: 119 08 Prague 1, Czechia
Take a leisurely stroll around the markets that can be found around town. Seasonally these can be found in Old Town Square, Prague Castle grounds and Wenceslas Square. These can be found year round along Charles Bridge and at Havelska.
Prague is full of a variety of museums all offering something different, and these are a great way to escape the crowds or a rainy afternoon. Be as serious or fun as you like and pop into the Beer museum or take a look at the Torture museum. Alternatively take a trip to Prague Jewish Museum and learn about Prague’s extensive Jewish history.
Franz Kavkla kinetic sculpture
Visit this kinetic sculpture in New Town. This area of Prague is much quieter and less crowded. This sculpture is mesmerising and you can easily find yourself sat in awe for ages watching it’s ever-changing actions. There are several coffee shops and restaurants surrounding this where you can chill for an hour or so and get some well needed rest from exploring.
Address: Spalena 2121/22 | Quadrio Shopping Center, Prague 110 00