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Take A Step Back In Time. Prague is one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in the world, picturesquely sited on the banks of the River Moldavia. The city of Prague is full of medieval buildings, gothic churches, baroque domes and renaissance palaces, all magnificently preserved and reflecting the importance of Prague as a centre of the Holy Roman Empire of the 14th century.
History comes alive in the narrow and medieval cobbled streets of the old town 'Staromestske Namesti', the old town square served as a market place as early as the 12th century. Visit the art nouveau buildings surrounding Wenceslas Square, focal point of the 'Velvet Revolution' or the Castle area 'Hradcany' containing the spectacular St.Vitus cathedral, the Royal palace, St George's Basilica and the Zlata Ulicka (Golden lane). Start searching at Hotel2 for cheap hotel prices and live hotel availability search with secure booking and instant confirmation, guaranteed.
Cross the fortified medieval Charles Bridge for a reflective view of the city and meet the musicians, puppeteers and street entertainers, watch the procession of figures on the 400 year old astronomical clock in the old town square. There's lots to see in Prague so plan your time well.
Getting Around: Prague's city centre is compact and easy to explore on foot. Prague has an efficient subway and tram trolley bus service. Ask your hotel to book a taxi service that maintains seat rates.
Public transport: Prague's public transportation network is cheap, efficient and well integrated. Public transport runs frequently day and night and a single ticket permits travel on all trams, buses and the metro.
Shopping: The main shopping areas are around Wenceslas Square and the attractive 'Na prikope' pedestrian mall. Good buys include Bohemian crystal and china also paintings, puppets and Czech crafts are popular.
Nightlife: There are many beer cellars and gardens serving excellent Czech draught beer, all of which have a lively atmosphere. Prague offers a wide choice of restaurants and cafes serving anything from international cuisine to good hearty Czech meals.
When to go: September and October tend to be very busy. The Christmas markets are fun and certainly will help you get into the festive spirit.
Cost of living in Prague: Food and drink prices in Prague are generally lower than in Western Europe but are increasing. Beer and wine in ordinary pubs is still cheap. Clothes and other consumer goods cost about the same.
What to buy on a budget: Leather jackets, handbags, lace, silver and prescription glasses.
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