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Prague is one of Europe’s gems, a medieval city where you can breathe in the magic of past times, with its cobbled streets, its castle and its bridges that cross the Vltava river which is filled with swans. In few places will you feel like if you’re in a fairy tale as much as in the Czech capital, so rent apartments in Prague and spend a few days enjoying what is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
What not to miss in Prague
There are many things to visit in Prague but what has to be top of the list is its Astronomical Clock, a 15th-century clock with animated figures that still works. Prague Castle is also a place you must visit just like the famous Charles Bridge, which crosses the river Vltava. Nearby is Wenceslas Square and when it comes to museums, the Kafka Museum shows the life and works of one of Prague’s most famous sons, whilst architecture lovers will be left stunned in front of the dancing house.
Districts in Prague
The old and medieval city centre is known as Staré mesto and it’s where all the old landmarks of the city are located in. Hradcany is where the Castle is and one of the most historical spots in the city, with a truly stunning view over the city of Prague. Josefov is the old Jewish quarter, where you can still visit synagogues and various memorials to the Jews killed in the Second World War. Nové mesto is the new part of the city (post-14th century) Žižkov is a great place to rent cheap apartments in Prague and go out to cool bars outside the city centre.
The best time to visit Prague
In summer, Prague enjoys many sunny days and temperatures around 70ºF, whilst winters are cold and with little rain, since it mostly rains during the hotter months. That’s why between April and September is the best time to visit the Czech capital.
Prague has a comfortable and cheap tram and metro service that allows you to get around the city quickly and easily. Its airport is northwest of the city and its well communicated by public transport with the city centre. Prague is a city with many pedestrian areas so it’s highly recommended to visit by foot and not by taxi.
Festivals in Prague
Prague is a very musical city and in spring they celebrate the Prague Spring Festival, a chance to enjoy classical music in the city. In February it’s time for the Bohemian Carnival, one of the most important events in the cultural calendar a special version of the mardi gras and a great time to spend a few days holiday in Prague, whilst winter sees the arrival of the Christmas markets, that have special significance due to their environment and beauty that surrounds them, a landscape straight out of a fairy tale.