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1. Posted by jordana (Budding Member 20 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


I'll be in Prague for 3 nights next week. Any body been before?

What was your favourite thing/place/bar/etc when you where there?


2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

old town square, castle, walk to the top of Petrin Hill, National Museum, Tyn Hostel, Thai World massage clinic on Celetna Street

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Jo,

Prague is beautiful (getting a bit touristy but that cant be avoided). You can see quite a bit of the city in three days.

Major attractions:

1) Charles bridge - you should go down there early in the morning before the painters and street stalls set up for the day. Theres fabulous view of the city from their.

2) As Massage said, the Old Town Sq - make sure to take in the Astronomical Clock on the hour. Thronged with tourists but worth a look. There are lots of interesting little shops and cafes off the square. I remember there being a morning market on one of the nearby streets (cant remember the name, sorry). All around that area is called the Stare Mesto if i remember correctly...and it's a really charming part of the old town.

3) Prague Castle & gardens- a busride out from the centre or about a 30 min walk...check out St. Vitus Cathedral while you're there. I thought it was amazing.

4) John Lennon mural - i think it's in the Matresky area(not sure if that spelling is right )

5) Wenceslas Square (although I wasnt too blown away by this part of town)

6) Nove Mesto on the other side of the Charles bridge from Stare Mesto (again lots of interesting little shops and cafes). Prague is great for just wandering around in.

7) If you're a classical music nut like me then definitely take in one of the concerts that are held in various churches/museums/university buildings around the city. Classical music CDs are also quite cheap in Prague. HOwever, if classical music causes you to come out in a rash, there are plenty of other ways to occupy one's time.

8) Visit the Jewish quarter - there's a pretty impressive cemetry in the centre and few interesting synagogues.

9) Go off the beaten track if you're looking for somewhere to eat. As with any major city avoid the tourist places. Czechslovakian food is quite nice and still very cheap (well by Irish standards anyway).

I was in lots of really unusal bars while I was there but I cant think of any of the names now. (I'm terrible at remembering details!)
but you'll be spoilt for choice in any event.

I was only in Prague for 4 days and I managed to cover most of the city. It felt very safe there and while the Czechslovakians came across a bit rude to begin with they're actually very nice once you get chatting to them (the ones that can speak English that is )

Enjoy your stay!

4. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 318 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I backpacked through Prague about three and a half years ago while I was in college. These are the places I recommend:

1) Spend around half a day at Prague Castle. The stained glass paintings at St. Vitrius Cathedral are amazing.

2) Take the cable lift up Petrin Hill to Petrin Tower. It looks like a knock-off of the Eiffel Tower but the view from the top is awesome.

3) Walk around Josefov - the Jewish Ghetto.

4) Walk around stare mesto (old town).

5) If you meet interesting people there, do the "jazz boat" ride through the Vltava river at night. I think it costs about $15 for 4 hours. It is totally worth it at night. No city is prettier than Prague at night. The lit up castle at night alongside the Vltava river is a magnificent sight.

The website for the "jazz boat" details is

6) The 5 floor nightclub next to Charles Bridge is definitely worth your while. If you like dancing, that is the place to go to. There are a lotta tourists there. I met some very interesting tourists while I was there.

7) If time permits, make a trip to Karlstejn. Most people visit Karlstejn for the castle and to get a glimpse of the Bohemian countryside. While you are there, buy some crystal. It is cheaper than anything you will find in Prague.

Hope this helps. You are more than welcome to contact me if you would like some more details.

Take care,