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Exploring by Transit Map: The Best Sights Prague

The Czech capitol has a historic medieval center, cheap beer and some of Europe’s best nightlife. Plan your trip now with the;

Top 10 Best Sights Prague.

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1.    Nightlife Charles Bridge

Pague has hundreds of clubs and pubs to enjoy and some of the greatest are near Charles Bridge; built in 1357 it is one of Prague’s most celebrated landmarks. Hemingway Bar near Karlovy lázně tram stop is one of the best places to have a cocktail in town; made to order by the bartenders with their own twist.

AnonymouS Bar is near the Sex Machines Museum and offers a unique “secret underground room” experience; the mixologist (bartenders) put up a show, but the drinks are a bit pricey. Next, head to one of the best clubs in Prague, M1 Lounge Bar & Club open daily from 21:00. M1 has a team of DJs playing R&B, hip-hop, electro and dance till early morning.

2.    Explore Old Town

The Old Town (Staré Město) is a medieval settlement that used to be separated from the outside world by a moat. The main sights are the New Synagogue, Old Town Square and Astronomical Clock. The square has been the city’s main market since the 11th century; Be sure to stay at the top of the hour to see the Astronomical Clock’s mechanical show featuring saints and the deadly sins.

Old Town is compact enough to explore by foot; with beautiful buildings to admire and pubs to explore. Restaurants and shops are pricier here than the rest of Prague. Old Town Square is an 8-minute walk north from Můstek station.

3.    Selfie Prague Castle

According to the Guinness Book of Records, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world. The castle was built in the 9th century and is home to the President of the Czech Republic and the Bohemian Crown Jewels. It is free to get into the grounds and look around, but you will need to book a tour to go inside. It is a bit of a trek to walk up the hill, but you are rewarded with amazing views over Prague and plenty of selfie opportunities. The entrance to Prague Castle is an 8-minute walk west from Malostranská Metro on the Green/A-Line.

4.    Shopping Centrum Černý Most

If the weather requires a day spent indoors, then Prague’s most modern mall, the Centrum Černý Most is a good choice. Their website claims that they are a four-star shopping mall (wonder what happened to the 5th star) with a large variety of shops, restaurants and even a cinema too. International brands include H&M, Marks and Spencer, Tommy Hilfiger and Marciano Guess. Open daily from 09:00 to 21:00. The mall is a short 3-minute walk from Černý Most station, the last stop when heading east on the Yellow/B-Line.

If you are keen on a more authentic shopping experience, try the Naplavka Farmers Market near Karlovo náměstí station on the Yellow/B-Line. The market has a great atmosphere; set next to the Vltava River with food stalls allowing you to see, taste and smell the local food.

5.    Dining Little Quarter

The Little Quarter (Malá Strana) is on the left (west) bank of the river Vltava, on the slopes just below the Prague Castle. The district has many fine churches including St. Nicholas Church. And there are dozens of quaint cafés and restaurants to explore.

St. Martin near the Malostranské náměstí tram stop serves light and delicious meals. Their duck is very popular. For some fine dining, or just to enjoy a drink with a view overlooking Charles Bridge, try Hergetova Cihelna Restaurant. Open daily from 11:30 Hergetova Cihelna, is near the Franz Kafka Museum.

6.    LGBT Vinohrady

There are a good variety of gay clubs in Prague across New Town, but the Prague 2 district of Vinohrady has several gay clubs and bars clustered within walking distance. Start at Celebrity Café, which is open from breakfast until late, and do some people watching at their street terrace.

Then try The Saints Bar, a relaxed gay bar with cheap drinks, near Vinohradská tržnice tram stop and open daily from 19:00. Club TerMIX is a small club with free entry open Wednesday to Saturday nights. Or head to ClubTerMax, a large club with themed nights to dance away those weekend nights. The closest Metro to Vinohardy is Náměstí Míru on the Greeb/A-Line.

7.    Relaxing Letná Park and Beer Garden

Letná Park (Letenské sady) is a large park built on a plateau above the Vltava River with impressive views of the Prague Old Town to the south. The park is great for a stroll and has sights that include the Prague Metronome and the oldest functioning carousel in Europe.

O the eastern border of the park, you will find the Letná Beer Garden. It is a bit of a climb, but worth the effort for some fine city views and the cheap beer. The Letná Beer Garden is a 18 minute walk west from Vltavská Station on the Red/C-Line.

8.    Exercise Stromovka Park

Stromovka was the Royal Game Reserve for a nearby summerhouse, but in the 19th Century it was converted to a park. It is the largest park in Prague spanning 95 ha; plenty of room to run then! The fact that Stromovka is relatively flat makes it a better option than the hillier Petrin Park.

Stromovka is protected as a natural monument, but also has cultural buildings such as the Academy of Fine Art and Planetarium. The closest station is the Hradčanská metro on the Green/A-line.

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