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For your information the airport at Prague is situated about 16 km from the centre of Prague.
Pulsating from within the newly formed Czech Republic, Prague is a picturesque tourist destination offering magnificent public squares, historic architecture and fairy tale ambience. Primarily enjoyed for its generous measures of art nouveau and intriguing statues, Prague is the reason tourism is the leading source of income of the region.
Divided into seven distinctive districts including Hradcany, Stare Mesto, Mala Strana and Josefov, Prague is fairly easily navigated and a joy to wander. Although the people of Prague generally speak English, be prepared for tourist attraction signs to be printed in Czech only (you didn't think it was going to be too easy, did you?)
Hradcany is a popular district with Prague's visitors as it has many significant sights to offer. Prague Castle with its monastery, St George's Basilica, St Vitrus Cathedral is located in Hradcany as well as the most breathtaking views across the city. In addition, Hradcany offers its visitors the army museum, the royal gardens and the toy museum (to name but a few!)
Stare Mesto, otherwise known as the Old Town, should not only be enjoyed but savoured at a luxurious pace, for the longer you allow your visit to take the more you are likely to discover in terms of architectural embellishments! Packed with restaurants, galleries and pubs, the Old Town is popular with tourists because of the Old Town Square. Experience seven hundred years of history in this twelfth century market place and enjoy the Church of St Nicholas and the excellent tower top views from the lofty heights of the Old Town Hall towers. One of the biggest crowd pullers in the whole of Prague is that of the fifteenth century Astronomical Clock upon the tower of the Old Town Hall. Be around on the hour every hour to witness the procession of Jesus followed by his twelve apostles. Delightful!
Wenceslas Square named after the Czech national hero 'Good King Wenceslas', is where hotels and pubs are mainly focused. Staying in the square allows easy movement around the centre of town with easy walking distance between many of the popular Prague attractions.
Charles Bridge becomes very touristy during the day but becomes a romantic venue for an evening stroll in the evening. The statues that adorn the thirteenth century bridge are replacements for the originals having been ravaged by floods and other such disasters over the years - although intriguing, do little to distract the eye from the entertainers and performers or from the magnificent views across the river and over to the castle.
The former home of the revered Czech composer Dvorak, one of Prague's popular attractions is that of the Dvorak Museum. A beautiful building, the museum's upper floor becomes a concert hall during the tourist season.
Getting around the city is no problem if you are on foot. It is not a great place to navigate from behind the wheel of a car due to the heavy parking restrictions as well as the problem of pedestrianization in the prominent areas.
Prague's public transport system is excellent. Choose between using a tram, a bus or the Metro, as each has their merits. The buses serve passengers in the suburbs and so isn't of much use to tourists who need to get from one attraction to another. The Metro is convenient as well as easy to use with a mere three uncomplicated lines-yellow, green and red. The green line covers many of the tourist hotspots although actually offers less stops than the tram service which meanders across the city centre.
Try to avoid jumping into taxis if possible for in Prague there are constant reports of drastic overcharging and that they have links with organized crime. Save a fortune and utilize the excellent tram and Metro services.
A popular time in the Prague event calendar is between 26th November to the 1st January when the city comes alive with flickering lights and its famous Christmas Markets. An enjoyable display awaits you of traditional dance and song beneath the giant Christmas tree in the Old Town Square.
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Prague International Airport
is 16 kilometres north west of Prague. To get into the city centre, you can take a taxi, a bus or book an airport transfer.
Taxis are available outside airport terminal exit C. Duration of journey is between 20 and 40 minutes depending on traffic. The taxi fare is 600 CZK (£13 GBP).
By bus, the number 119 leaves from outside the airport terminal (access through the Bus Centrum walkway) and goes to Dejvicka metro (four stops from the town centre). The journey time is usually 45 to 60 minutes costing 12 CZK (0.27 GBP).
A mini bus departs from airport terminal exit E, goes to Námestí Republicky every half hour with a journey time of 20 to 40 minutes depending on traffic; cost 95 CZK (2.20 GBP).