It is possible to spend a fabulous weekend in the capital in various ways. It depends on each individual’s priorities as well as on finding the balance between the interests of all family members, if you happen to take the whole family with you to Prague. Prague is definitely a city to cater all tastes, offering historical sights, cultural events, and entertainment.
Places of interest
The most famous sights include Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and Old Town Square. To visit all these sights of historical value, you can take a stroll on the Royal Route. Starting at the Powder Tower on Na příkopě street, it leads through Celetná street to the Old Town Square. There, the most popular tourist attraction is the astronomical clock at the Old Town Hall. The square is overlooked by the monumental Týn Cathedral. From the clock, you can pass through Charles Street packed with shops up to Charles Bridge taking you to Malá Strana. Walk through Malostranské Square and then go up steep Nerudova street only to get to Hradčany. Its main tourist attraction is the St. Vitus Cathedral. Surely, do not miss out on walking along the Golden Lane, and then carry on to the renowned Old Castle Stairs taking you to a metro station, from where you can get back to wherever you stay in Prague.
Other places of interest
On the second day, you can devote yourself to touring other Prague’s sights. Such tour might include the National Theatre, the renowned National Museum, Rudolfinum, Strahov Monastery, Loreta cloister with the famous peal, or Troja Palace situated in the same area as Prague Zoo. On the third day, you can visit the latter one with your children ending up on the Petřín Lookout Tower and enjoying the beautiful view of Prague as a whole.
Food, Drinks, and Entertainment
Entertainment lovers get their slice of action in Prague. Hardly any other European cities houses so many theatres than the centre of Prague. There is a selection of all genres, and after a performance you can go and enjoy yourself in one of the numerous typical Prague’s pubs. Perhaps the most famous one is “U Fleků”, where you can relish dishes of old Czech cuisine, washing them down with a traditional dark lager, and, what’s more, you can have yourself entertained by one of their regular cultural programmes. In case you do not have enough, you can have fun in one of the nightclubs offering live music and fabulous drinks.
What else to recommend?
In case bad weather hits, you can relax in Aqupalace Prague in Čestlice, where especially your kids will get their slice of action. You can also spend half a day shopping whether in the known department stores such as Kotva, Máj, or Bílá labuť or in some of the modern shopping malls. The most popular ones are Černý most, Chodov, or Zličín. And if tired of shopping spree, you can calm down by visiting some of the local galleries or museums.
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