This post has been long time overdue, and am very pleased I finally had time to let you know my top tips on what to do when visiting Prague. As you might have noticed from reading my blog, I am Czech and who else should be giving you tips on this fabulous city? There are so many affordable city breaks to Prague available these days, so why not to treat your partner to one?
1. Run a Marathon
The last time I was there was just a few weeks ago, when I ran the Prague marathon. I was nicely surprised by how well organised this is and admired by many other nationalities, including British. After talking to a lady from Brighton, who ran the London and the Brighton marathons, and saying that the Prague marathon is the nicest experience she has ever had made me very proud. I can only confirm that it was a fabulous event, not over crowded like when I ran the Virgin marathon in London back in 2011. If you like running and are thinking about the next destination for the next marathon, Prague should be on top of your list!
2.Drink Czech Beer & Eat Traditional Czech Food
Czechs are well known for drinking loads of beer, and a few years back when I was living in Sydney I was reading an interesting article stating that we Czechs are the best beer drinkers in the whole world! I love our beer, and as there are many different types for you to try, start with my most favourite Gambrinus or Budweiser at the local restaurant “U Svejka”. They also offer most of traditional Czech meals. My husband loves “svickova”, marinated eye of beef with special creamy vegetable sauce and bread dumplings.
3. Walk Across Charles Bridge at Early Dawn
Prague is in comparison to some cities a tiny place, but maybe that’s why I love it even more. You can walk to most places and if you really get tired use “Metro”, the tube, much cheaper than the London one. You will be nicely surprised. One of my most favourite places in Prague is the Charles Bridge. There is nothing more beautiful to walk across this bridge very early in the morning without trying to get through the crowds.
4. Take a Boat Trip on the Vltava River
If you are lucky and the weather allows, why not to take your partner on a boat trip along the lovely Vltava River? I went a few years back with my friend who is from Prague, and we dined while listen to live Jazz band. It was just amazing, an unforgettable experience.
5. Shoe Shopping at Bata
Every year when I spend summer in the Czech republic, I make sure I have plenty of time to spend at the shoe paradise, the Bata store at Wenceslas Square. I love it as shoes from there you cannot find anywhere in Britain, and have had so many lovely comments on all shoes and boots I have brought back over the years. There is something for everyone, you can find some bargains, abut also some expensive shoes. Just be careful and make sure you have enough space left in your suitcase.
6. Have a Cocktail at Trettor’s Bar
I love sharing my favourite bar with you as it definitely is worth sharing. There are many bars in Prague of course, but the Trettor’s is somehow different. It will take you back to Paris & New York of the 1930s with a long, wooden bar & chic glassware. The music there is fab and the bar staff too!
7. Visit Prague Zoo
Prague Zoo is a very family friendly place, located not far from the centre, easily reachable by tube local transport. You can easily spend the whole day there, but it is much smaller than the London or Whipsnade Zoo. You can have a picnic there, or have a meal at one of their restaurants. The best thing about this place are of course the animals, but also the amazing views of Prague.