Discovering Prague

As surely everyone knows, Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and one of the cities that make up the famous triangle traveler to Prague, Vienna and Budapest. It is also known as the city of a hundred towers and taking advantage of that a few friends were doing the famous triangle Prague – Vienna – Budapest we decided to meet them and spend a long weekend in Praha.

As always, before I tell everything that we did in the city, and the best-kept secrets that every traveler should know before visiting Prague, we go with a few descriptive data about the city. Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic since the year 1993, which is when it was decided the separation of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It has 1.2 million inhabitants approximately and is traversed by the river Moldau (in Czech, it is said Vlatava). The city's climate is continental, similar to that of Madrid, with cold winters and relatively dry (including snow in some years) and a summer less hot than that of Madrid, with temperatures of around 30 degrees. The currency used is the Czech koruna, because although the Czech Republic belongs to the European Union, still have not adopted the Euro.

In the city of Prague there is a wide offer of hotels and B&B that fit into all types of budgets and thanks to dispose of metro, bus and tram, you can reach any point with relative ease and speed. Us, as we were five people, we opted to rent an apartment for the three nights that we slept in the city, a formula highly recommended for groups of people who seek flexibility and convenience at a good price.

My first impression of Prague was very positive and I have to say that immediately reminded me a lot of Paris: it has multiple bridges that allow you to cross over the river to the other side of the city, a great cultural atmosphere (including music, literature and art in general) and even a tower that looks a lot like the iron lady of paris, la Tour Eiffel. It is well worth spending a long weekend if you like big cities with a bohemian side... and I am not referring precisely to the glass, although it, haylo!

 

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