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Prague How Many Days? How Long Should you Stay?

Prague is a very interesting city with a lots of history, art and culture. It's relatively cheap compared to other western European capitals, millions of people from all around the world visit Prague every year.

Prague Old TownOne day stay in Prague makes nonsense, staying two days, you will be a bit tight on time, spending three days, you will visit the city in a big hurry, even though a one week stay is the mostly recommended, a minimum of four days stay could be enough for Prague, to visit the Castle and its surroundings, the Old Town, the Petrin Hill in the Lesser Town, from which you get a great view of the Castle and the Wenceslas Square. Also spend some time in restaurants to taste Czech cuisine and purchase some handcrafts and souvenirs from Czech crystal shops. The real attractions of Prague are the bustling small streets and the crowd of people from all over the world. Prague is quite a small town, but there are so many streets and inviting corners that cannot be underestimated, everywhere you turn you have to stop and look, so be prepared for all-day walks.

Prague Lesser TownBut usually it depends on what you want to do and your style of travel. If you are in Prague for the cultural sights and want to experience the highlights of the city then more days of stay will be necessary. Get ready for a long walk that will familiarize you with the layout of the Prague.

Explore the Old Town Square which is located in Prague historical centre, in the mean time visit the Powder Tower which is adjacent to the Municipal House, an Art Nouveau architectural masterpiece where the Czechoslovakian Republic was declared in1918. Visit the Old Town Hall and its Astronomical clock on the southern side of the hall. The tower of the Old Town Hall also offers a great view of the square and the whole Old Town.

Wenceslas Square Prague

Walk to the Wenceslas Square, the scene of the November 1989 protests against the communist regime, around the evening head to the Charles Bridge that offers a unique night view of the Castle and the Lesser Town. Charles bridge connects the Mala Strana called in English the Lesser Town with the Old Town. Cross the Lesser Town on your way to Prague Castle, the world’s largest ancient castle, walk uphill through the famous Nerudova street and while you are in the Prague Castle area, visit the St. Vitus Cathedral which also has a tower offering another stunning view of Prague. For shopping stick with the Na Prikope Street near the Wenceslas Square also as shopping malls in the Republic Square and Andel district, for exclusive luxury brands, check the prestigious Parizska street in the Old Town. 


Charles Bridge in PragueThe Karlstejn Castle located at 30 km from Prague also deserves a half day visit mainly for another long walk through the amazing nature around the castle. If you are traveling with kids, consider spending another half day in the zoo of Prague, it has a great variety of animals you'd expect from a huge modern zoo and make sure you don't miss anything.

While you are in the Czech republic and as transportation is easy and relatively inexpensive, it's worth visiting Cesky Krumlov and spending one or two nights there, it's a charming medieval city south of Prague and there is a lot to do there. If you have few extra days you can spend them on a relaxation stay in the famous Czech spa town Karlovy Vary.

Farouk Hamzi admin@apartmentplan.cz

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