Best Areas to Stay in Prague (2019 Travel Guide)

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Best Areas to Stay in Prague (2019 Travel Guide)

by Holxo Travel Specialist

PRAGUE
WHERE TO STAY

Paris’ witty and woozy sister and the capital city of Czech Republic, Prague is a whirlpool of intoxication, historical treasures and tantalizing cobbled streets that invigorates the senses of both the well prepared tourist and the spontaneous wanderer alike. Finding the best place to stay in Prague is not that difficult since the whole city is virtually a postcard from heaven.

Numerous bridges connect the lands separated by the Vlatava River and the main streets branch out into intimate lanes and hidden courtyards, making the city look like an intricate web of architectural wonders although forgoing any sense of modern logic.

The nickname for this beautiful city speaks volumes of its cultural and social impact. Some call it the ‘The Golden City,’ perhaps referring to the way the sun drips like melting gold on the dark blue river and how the rays make their way through the lanes casting shadows on busy streets.

Prague balances melodrama, intellect, nonchalance and modernity like a professional juggler. Traveling to Prague helps you regulate your imaginations and expectations with reality – So instead of wondering about things to do in Prague, it’s far more fruitful to see them as they are, from a room in the best place to stay in Prague.

BEST AREAS FOR PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING

Old Town / Stare Mesto

The oldest part of Prague, Old Town is a beautiful mess. The cobblestoned streets originating from courtyards and town squares branch out on a whim, making it hard to believe that it is the work of mankind and not accidentally designed by Mother Nature. However, it’s where the true spirit of Prague steps out and shines for the crowd of inquisitive onlookers from different parts of the world. A must if you're scouting for best place to stay in Prague.

Medieval buildings are the closest we have to time machines. The Astronomical Clock at the Old Town Hall along with other Prague attractions such as Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, Prague Jewish Museum and Convent of St Agnes effortlessly sets the tone for tourists and transports their minds back to the medieval days. It’s an experience that you can enjoy alone, with your family, friends or your significant other!

Josefov

When it comes to best places to visit in Prague, Josefov gets exclusive honorary mention. A prime representation of the Jewish community, Josefov holds Six synagogues, the Old Jewish Cemetery and the Jewish Town Hall; together known as The Jewish Museum. Exploring these attractions is like a date with history.

The marvellous collections of decorative arts and remains from the Holocaust are hair raising and worth your time. To wrap things up, Parizska Street is the perfect place to grab a bite and reflect on all that you’ve witnessed. Indeed the best place to stay in Prague if you can find a room with a view here!

BEST AREAS FOR SHOPPING

Old Town / Stare Mesto

Prague holidays are incomplete without collecting a few souvenirs! Shopping in Prague starts from Charles Bridge to Old Town square and it delightfully revolves around wooden toys, ‘I love Prague’ t-shirts, Bohemian handicrafts, crystals and Becherovka. The long runway market of Havelska is a terrific place for families and couples to fill shopping bags with souvenirs, flowers, fruits and leather goods. Bohemian crystals can be a gorgeous part of your house in the form of wine glasses, vases, bowls and other glassware.

And for a group of friends on a Prague holiday package, head to Albert Supermarket to buy Czech’s most famous alcoholic drink (apart from beer, of course) called Becherovka which would slide perfectly into your new Bohemian crystal glasses and then into you. Bottoms up!

New Town / Nove Mesto

The momentum shifts once you’re in New Town. The shopping scene dials up a digit in sophistication on Pedestrian Na Prikope Street and Wenceslas Square with all the international brands lined store after store – families can shop in Marks and Spencers, couples can shop in Debenhams and youngsters can step into Zara and H&M with no further instructions required. This best place to stay in Prague is expensive than other Prague tourist attractions.

The countless books of Palac Knih await the bookworms and jewellery adorned with crimson garnets at Cesky Granat Turnov awaits the ladies.

BEST AREAS FOR NIGHTLIFE

New Town / Nove Mesto

New Town is where you’ll find two of the most happening locations to eat and drink the night away. Wenceslas Square treasures energetic clubs and restaurants. Lucerna has offbeat restaurants and the famous Lucerna Music Bar with vintage music playing all night. You can also enjoy a peaceful evening at the National Theatre watching ballet shows and opera performances. Certainly the best place to stay in Prague if you are not averse to dancing the night away!

Josefov

As the night sky lights up with moonshine, a walk down Pariska Street and along the pavements of Vltava River is the definition of surrealism. Posh restaurants and quirky cocktail bars are where you lose count of how many glasses of champagne you’ve had and leave with no regrets. Oh, how fast the evening passes, sipping from your champagne glass! A room or an Airbnb apartment in this best place to stay in Prague will ensure you reach there safely even after a drink too many.

Rudolfinum Concert Hall can make your night better with poems and timeless music that will have families, couples and friends swaying in joy.

Old Town / Stare Mesto

Taste the best beer in the city at Karlovy Lazne Club, a five floored ginormous night club that draws in an eclectic crowd of youngsters and old couples with a common intention of letting loose.

BEST AREAS FOR ROMANCE

Mala Strana

Prague seems to have a particular proclivity towards romance and melodrama. A climb up Petrin Hill to get a bird’s eye view of Prague glittering proudly back at the starlit sky is the perfect mood setter for you and your lover. A lazy evening at Blue Light Bar with a romantic dancefloor and The Baroque Church with soulful music by Mozart and Bach are excellent romantic places that travel to Prague Czech Republic graciously gifts every couple. For once, throw away your Prague travel guide and soak in the romance of the cosmopolitan heaven that is Prague.

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