Prague is the capital and the largest city in Czech Republic.
It is also the 13th largest city in European Union and the historical Capital of Behemia.
Prague is home to more than 1.3 million people. Its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of more than 2.7 million people.
The city has a temperature oceanic climate with warm summers and chilly winters.
It is a political, cultural and economic center of central Europe with rich history.
The city is home to a number of popular cultural attractions.
Main attractions include Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and Old Town Square.
The historic center of Prague is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
The city has more than 10 major museums, along with numerous theaters and other historical exhibits.
It is home to a wide range of public and private schools, including Charles University in Prague, the oldest university in Central Europe.
It was ranked sixth in the Tripadvisor world list of the best destinations in 2016.
Its rich history makes it a popular tourist destination and as of 2017, the city receives more than 8.5 million international visitors annually.
7 THINGS TO DO AND NOT TO DO IN PRAGUE.
- Do not exchange money on the street. Instead, when someone approaches and offers you this service, simply nod and walk away to avoid scammers.
- Avoid paying for group tours. Instead, explore the city by yourself for better experience.
- Avoid the city center when it comes to eating and drinking. Instead, visit local restaurants away from the city center. The prices are low and the food is nice.
- Do not over plan. Instead, just schedule to visit few amazing places to enjoy more.
- Don’t expect to be alone on Charles Bridge. Instead, plan to meet a number of people and even an overcrowded bridge.
- Don’t forget to tip. Instead, as a method of appreciation of the service by the waiter, always leave a tip.
- Do not eat everything you get served if you did not order them. Instead, always check with the waiter if the extras are free.
7 MOST INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PRAGUE
- It is home to the largest castle in the world, Prague Castle, which spans on an impressive 18 acres of land.
- The city is home to the longest river in the Czech Republic, River Vlatava.
- According to legend, Hitler planned to preserve Prague’s Jewish quarter in his retirement plan.
- The locals drink more beer per capita than any other nation in the world.
- Prague’s most hated landmark, the Zizkov Tower has statues of climbing babies on it.
- Charles Square was once the largest town square in the whole of medieval Europe. It is still one of the largest in the world.
- You can actually climb the 299 stairs of The Petřín Lookout Tower to get an incredible view of the city!