Prague in a Nutshell

Posted on 30. Oct, 2014 by in Czech Republic, Destinations, Europe Travel, Guest Posts

Prague holiday

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Ditch your Saturdays lounging on the couch and get the most out of your weekend with a city break. With a range of affordable flights around Europe and last minute hotel deals a change of scenery could be just what the doctor ordered. One city you should put on your bucket list is Prague.

There’s nothing like being in the city center and enjoying a pint of the good stuff while you’re on a Prague city break. The city holds a deep history with a strong Jewish community, impressive architecture and its quaint Old Town. Delving into the Old Town itself gives a great feel for historic Prague with its cobbled streets and original features, it’s easy to visualize how the city was. Wander into the main square as the Astronomical clock on the Old Town Hall strikes the hour to see each of its windows open to unveil the statues of the apostles. Climb to the top and take advantage of the panoramic view of the city from the gallery. Art lovers can also explore the Museum of Czech Cubism, built with the Cubist movement in mind, it’s home to three floors of sculptures and paintings and is perfect for spending a leisurely afternoon.

Although an unconventional way to spend your weekend, the Old Jewish Cemetery deserves some attention during your visit. This small plot of land is now twelve layers deep as bodies were buried on top of each other to maximize the space. Although a little spooky, this does act as an insight to the history of Prague’s Jewish people. Prefer to keep things lighter? Drop into Prague Castle, rumored to be the largest castle complex in the world, to see the changing of the guard and stroll through the Imperial Gardens in summer. All of which makes for thirsty work and a Prague city break wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the pub.

The people of Prague pride themselves on brewing the best beer, from world renowned brands to local craft beers created in micro distilleries. There are plenty of varieties to try in a number of settings, whether it’s rubbing shoulders with the locals in one of the many cozy pubs or an upmarket roof top bar. If the weather’s on your side, opt for an alfresco tipple in Letna Beer Garden where you can BYOB or dine in the terrace restaurant. Better still, lose yourself in Prague’s Beer Museum and sample over thirty varieties accompanied by brewing notes. Make like the locals and treat yourself to a beer flight and enjoy five different beer samples served on a wooden board. After all, you’re on holiday.

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