Prague travel guide

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You're Going to Love Prague

The glorious city of Prague is one of Europe's great cultural and artistic capitals. Experience immaculately preserved castles, churches, and synagogues, a rich musical tradition, and hearty food and drink.

Prague was spared from bombing raids during World War II, which means that its medieval old town has some of the best-preserved architecture in Europe. The winding, maze-like streets reveal new sights and sounds around every corner, whether it's a string quartet playing a Mozart concerto or vivid reminders of Prague's once-thriving Jewish population.

Despite Prague's high-culture reputation, it is a modern city with a friendly populace and surprisingly affordable prices compared to other major European destinations. You'll find cheap hotels, great prices on antiques and collectibles, and local restaurants that serve traditional rib-sticking Czech cuisine.

Prague is a premier vacation destination that will appeal to both experienced and new travelers. You'll find all of the art, culture, and fine dining of cities like Paris or Berlin only on a smaller, more accessible scale.

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When to Visit Prague

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Prague has a fairly mild climate from March through November with average temperatures of 70 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. However, if you book a hotel room during the summer tourist season, you may pay much higher rates. Prague is much more affordable and less crowded in late spring and early fall. Those who are willing to brave the snow and cold of early winter will find Prague's Christmas markets in Old Town Square enchanting.

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Where to Stay in Prague

The city has an abundance of hotels, which makes even luxury suites quite affordable. You can book a room at the elegant Pachtuv Palace in the Little Quarter for around Kč2,700 per night. The baroque mansion (the former owner once allegedly kidnapped Mozart until he wrote six sonatas for him) offers friendly service and large rooms. For a cozy atmosphere, stay at the Lokal Inn, which offers antique-stuffed rooms and homemade cooking.

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Shopping Streets

Prague is a shopper's paradise with high-quality collectibles selling at very affordable prices. Head for the Royal Route outside Prague Castle for many of the city's best antique shops, where you can pick up everything from Soviet Army medals to baroque furniture. Many of the high-end boutiques in Wenceslas Square offer the region's famed Bohemian glass and porcelain.

Groceries and Other

There are three Zabka supermarkets in central Prague that are much like American grocery stores, although the prices are somewhat cheaper with milk costing Kč69 and bread costing Kč19. However, if you want an authentic taste of Czech food, visit the Prague Market in Holesovice where you will find fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, and sweets.

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Where to Eat in Prague

If you want to eat like the locals, stop by one of Prague's outdoor sausage stands where you can get a Czech hot dog and mulled wine for Kč0.45. Prague also has many inexpensive cafes and restaurants around Wenceslas and Charles Squares where you can get a hearty lunch of fried pork and dumplings and wash it down with a cold beer. Those in the market for high-end fare should visit La Finestra in Cucina in the Jewish Quarter for cutting-edge Italian Cuisine.