So, you’re going to Prague, but you don’t know what to do? Well, you’ve come to the right place. These are our top 10 tips on doing Prague like a local. Let’s get into it!
Number 1: The Old Town.
Prague’s old town is where all the tours go, but that’s because it’s gorgeous. Spend your first day wandering its cobblestone streets and of course getting some photos for your Instagram.
Number 2: The Astronomical Clock.
It’s basically a gigantic ornately decorated cuckoo clock that comes alive on the hour. You can also climb to the top for great views of the old town.
Number 3: Dlouha Street.
Excuse my pronunciation. Start with Lokal, which as the name suggests, serves only local Czech products. The food is good; the food is local, and I’m happy. Or Nase Maso, a top-notch butchery that has been served from a faucet on the wall…… beer faucet…Cheers. Vagabrothers’ tip: don’t miss the meatloaf or the burger. Let me just smell the burger. Get your own burger.
Number 4: Pilsner.
The Czech Republic is the birthplace of the Pilsner, the world’s most popular beer style made famous by Pilsner Urquell. But the best beer comes in small batches so check out microbreweries like Pivovar Basta where the beer is literally cheaper than water.
Number 5: Craft Beer.
Czechs love their Pilsners, but they’re not stuck in the past. Try something newer at craft beer pubs Zly Casy. Beers are more expensive than Pilsner, but still pretty damn cheap. Next up: subscribe to Vagabrothers. Fine, it’s not on the top 10 things to do in Prague , but it should be at the top of your to-do list So get it out of the way, and click “share” already ok?
Number 6: Prague Castle.
Cross the river on the Charles Bridge up to the Prague Castle It’s got great views of the city, and it used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia.
Number 7: Be Bohemian.
The Kingdom of Bohemia gave us the word “bohemian” because back in the day, they thought gypsies came from here. Soak up the boho life at places like Cafe Sladkovsky, a cafe/restaurant / pub that’s perfect for writing your next novel, reading some Kafka, or just drinking more beer.
Number 8: Krymska Street.
Next to Cafe Sladkovsky is Krymska Street, home to trendy pubs, restaurants, and shops. It’s a great little area to explore and has some really beautiful architecture. Plus, it’s just really fun to say Krymska….Say it. Come on! Krymska.
Number 9: The Lennon Wall.
The original counter-culture spot is the Lennon Wall, named after John, not Vladamir because it became a canvas for anti-communist protests during the Cold War. Even today, you’re free to draw whatever you want Just don’t draw a dick.
Number 10: David Cherny.
Near the Lennon Wall is the artwork of David Cherny, the subversive artist who protested communism with his artwork. To get off the beaten path, head over to the meat factory, his exhibition area, where he usually has something pretty funky going on. But in all honesty, I still don’t understand the babies… Naked babies? The barcode on the face? We’re all barcode, naked babies. Ok guys, thanks for reading.
Those are our tips on Prague. What are yours? Tell us in the comment box below. If you enjoyed this post, share it with your friends. And in the meantime, stay curious keep exploring, and we’ll see you guys on the road. All right. Peace.