Key attractions of an enchanting city!

When exploring Prague, there are several key attractions and areas you should consider visiting. Here are some top suggestions:

1. Prague Castle: Explore the Prague Castle complex, which includes St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, and the Old Royal Palace. Enjoy stunning views of the city from the castle grounds.

2. Charles Bridge: Take a stroll across the iconic Charles Bridge, lined with statues and offering picturesque views of the Vltava River and Prague Castle. Visit early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid large crowds.

3. Old Town Square: Discover the heart of Prague in the Old Town Square. Admire the Astronomical Clock, visit the Gothic-style Church of Our Lady before Týn, and enjoy the lively atmosphere of the square.

4. Josefov (Jewish Quarter): Explore Prague’s Jewish Quarter, Josefov, and visit the Jewish Museum, including the Old Jewish Cemetery and various synagogues. Gain insights into the history and culture of Prague’s Jewish community.

5. Petřín Hill: Climb up Petřín Hill to enjoy panoramic views of Prague. Explore the beautiful gardens, visit the Petřín Tower (Prague’s mini Eiffel Tower), and take a peaceful walk through the park.

6. Wenceslas Square: Visit the vibrant Wenceslas Square, a bustling area filled with shops, restaurants, and nightlife. It also holds historical significance as the site of key events in Czech history.

7. Prague’s Astronomical Clock: Don’t miss the hourly performance of the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square. Watch the procession of figures and observe the astronomical features of this medieval marvel.

8. Lennon Wall: Pay a visit to the Lennon Wall, a colorful tribute to John Lennon and a symbol of peace and freedom. Leave your own message or artwork on the wall.

9. Vyšehrad: Explore the historic fortress of Vyšehrad, located on a hill overlooking the Vltava River. Discover the Vyšehrad Cemetery, the stunning Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, and enjoy peaceful walks along the fortifications.

10. Local Neighbourhoods: Wander through Prague’s charming neighbourhoods, such as Malá Strana and Vinohrady, to experience the local atmosphere, discover hidden gems, and try authentic Czech cuisine in cozy restaurants and cafes.

Remember to also indulge in Czech specialties like goulash, trdelník (a sweet pastry), and world-famous Czech beer. Prague offers a wealth of history, culture, and architectural beauty that promises an unforgettable exploration of this enchanting city.

What currency will I need?

The currency used in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is the Czech koruna (CZK). The koruna is often represented by the symbol “Kč” or “CZK.”

The Czech koruna is divided into smaller units. The main currency denominations include banknotes in the following denominations: 1000 CZK, 500 CZK, 200 CZK, 100 CZK, and 50 CZK. Coins are available in denominations of 50 CZK, 20 CZK, 10 CZK, 5 CZK, 2 CZK, and 1 CZK.

It’s always advisable to carry some cash, especially for smaller establishments, public transportation, and street vendors who may not accept card. Tipping in Prague is customary but not mandatory. In restaurants, it is customary to round up the bill to the nearest round figure or leave a tip of around 10% of the total bill. It is also common to tip taxi drivers, tour guides, and hotel staff if you receive good service.

Should I use travel cash or a card?

According to Mintel, 90% of British travellers take some travel cash with them. It’s perfect for tips, taxis, street-side vendors and locations which do not have card machines (or where they are not working). It’s easy to budget with, and share with other members of your party. It’s also not prone to technical faults, does not require internet access, and you won’t be charged to use it.

Having a debit card is also a great idea as backup – just make sure you know what fees the card issuer charges to make payments in the foreign currency (better still, find one that makes no charges at all). Bigger purchases should be made on a travel-friendly UK-issued credit card to get that additional Section 75 protection (see https://www.moneyhelper.org.uk/en/everyday-money/credit-and-purchases/how-youre-protected-when-you-pay-by-card). Make sure when paying by card that you ALWAYS pay in the foreign currency – do not let the card processor do the conversion to GBP as you will always get a worse rate. That applies even if the foreign currency is already loaded onto a prepaid multi-currency card – the card issuer will decide whether to settle from your foreign currency wallet or not.

Where can I buy currency?

You will typically get a better deal buying your travel cash here in the UK before you travel. Look for the highest possible foreign currency exchange rate to indicate the best deal. For example, a rate of CZK 26.8465 is better than CZK 25.7818 when buying Czech koruna (CZK). Airports tend to offer the worst rates – especially if you have not pre-ordered – and you may find a bureau de change on your High Street, in a supermarket or department store, in many travel agents, and at major transport hubs.

You can also buy Czech koruna from Travel Money Club for next business day despatch to home via fully insured Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm. Unlike the competition, we don’t hide fees and charges in our exchange rates – you just pay a fair and transparent handling fee based on how much you are exchanging. Get an instant quote now at https://yourtmc.link/quote-czk.

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