Prague is a delightful mixture of famous historic buildings, old palaces, charming squares, and narrow alleyways. Each neighbourhood has its own ambience, its own historic tale – and it’s a charm discovering new areas while touring the old trams.
Prague is delightful. Red tile rooftops, Baroque churches, marvellous Art Nouveau style, quaint streets and alleyways, mansions, and palaces. Prague is beauty. However, the finest quality of Prague is its history. The historic settings tell tales of kings and princes. At every street corner there’s a hint to the times of communism. This was where Kafka took his coffee, Tycho Brahe did his astronomy, and the chain smoking Václav spoke against communism.
Catch the historic vibes in the old city, Staré M?sto. It’s placed at the eastern banks of Moldau right where the river takes a turn. Here the streets are tangled up in Middle Aged charm, and below the old houses hides a swarm of restaurants and cafes in the rustic old Gothic basements. Pass by all the tourist stores, mainly selling crystal, without even turning your head. Instead enjoy a stroll down the steep streets, perhaps enjoy a boat trip, and take in the old town ambience.
Nové M?sto, the new city, dates approximately 650 years back, when the frames of the old city got too narrow. Although it has a long history as well, it’s not quite as charming as the eldest part. However, this is where the Czechs live, it’s where you can have an authentic view of local everyday living. If you’re in for a shopping spree, the area covers everything from high street fashion to local delicatessen.
The underground milieu of the area Žižkov adds a trendy bohemian feel to Prague. Start in Žižkov and work your way to Vinohrady, it’s unlike neighbour with straight streets and Art Nouveau houses. A charming juxtaposition to wrap up your Prague adventure.