Prague

Prague, Capital of Czech Republic

Currency: Czech Crown

Tax Refund: Can be done when leaving European Union

Attractions

Old Town Square

The centre of eventful history of Prague. The Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings were preserved here. The Historical Centre, including most of the city’s major sites, became a UNESCO-listed site in 1992.

Tyn Cathedral

Easily seen over the city, the church was founded in 1385, legend has been that Walt Disney took inspiration of this church for its Sleeping Beauty Castle. Open on Tues – Sat from 10am to 1 pm and 3pm to 5pm. Open on Sun from 1030am to 12pm. Expect Sun to be crowded. Located near the Astronomical Clock.

Astronomical Clock (also called Orloj)

Located on a side tower of the Old town Hall, a popular gathering place, recommend to gather minutes before the hour for something special to happen. Located opposite the Grand Hotel Praha.

Powder Tower

The Powder Tower or Powder Gate is a Gothic tower in Prague, Czech Republic. It is one of the original city gates, dating back to the 11th century. It is one of the symbols of Prague, leading into the Old Town. Can pass by while on the way to Na Prikope from Tyn Church.

Prague Castle & St Vitus Cathedral

Prague number 1 tourist attractions, expect long queue and crowd, best bet is to arrive early. Hourly guard changing ceremony, best would be the noon ceremony at the first courtyard. Can also climb up the St Vitus Cathedral and have a good view of Prague. Recommend arriving at 9am to 10am, tickets cost 350CZK for the Long Visit, around 22 SGD and 250 for the Short Visit. Can visit the St Vitus Cathedral nearby also. Do note that it takes around 1 hr to walk from hotel to the Castle.

Charles Bridge

Connects Old Town with Lesser Town. Its construction started in the 14th century and it is one of Prague’s most beautiful structures. During the day, it is a bustling place of trade and entertainment, as musicians busk and artists sell their paintings and jewellery.

Wenceslas Square (New Town)

Wenceslas Square is one of the main city squares and the centre of the business and cultural communities in the New Town of Prague.

Shopping

Palladium

Metro Station, Namesti Rupubliky

One of the largest Shopping centre, situated directly in the city centre, it’s the newest and perhaps most luxurious shopping mall. On the top level (+2) are some moderate to expensive restaurants and a food court with McDonald’s and a few other options.

Na Prikope (18th most expensive street in the world)

One of the most famous streets in the world with plenty of shops, recommend walking from the Tyn Church direction so that it would be possible to pass by the beautiful Powder Tower.

Havelske trziste (Havel’s Market)

Havelská 13, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic

It is the city centre market and it’s opened all year round from 7am till 6.30pm. Good to walk around enjoying the sights and local lives, the markets sells fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, leather goods, ceramics, souvenirs.

Restaurants

Grand Cafe Orient

Ovocný trh 569/19, 110 00 Praha – Staré Město

Coffee, tea, cakes and sandwiches with free wi-fi between Namesti Republiky and the Old Town Square. An airy café with Prague style, open from Mon to Fri 0900 to 2200, Sat to Sun 1000 to 2200. Good from Breakfast or afternoon tea, must try their cakes.

Lokál

Dlouhá 33, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic

Every Day: approx. 12:00 – 24:00. A new member to famous Ambi restaurants group, this is the place, where traditional and modern blend together. While evoking Czech pubs from times years ago, everything is brand new. Both beer (35 CZK / 2 USD) and food (100 – 200 CZK, 4 – 9 USD) is very good. Open from 12 till late, last order at 9.45pm.

V Kolkovne

V Kolkovně 8, Praha 1, 110 00

This buzzing restaurant is well versed in the perfect complement to lager in the form of pork knee, tender ribs, and beef goulash with fluffy dumplings or the ultimate Bohemian classic, roast duck with sauerkraut. Pretty affordable prices and open daily from 1100 to midnight.