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Otherwise known as the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of Central Europe, Prague is the largest city in Czech Republic boasting a heritage of epic proportions. Many visitors have described this city as something of a real life museum. This is one of the few cities in the world that have managed to meticulously preserve the essence of the Medieval Empire. Offering a classic blend of art, music, culture and theatre, this city is a destination worth every visit.

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Why visit Prague

  • This is a beautiful city with so much charm from their rejuvenating city gardens, to its 360 mesmerising views, exotic river cruises, and serene walks along the stunning cobblestone pathways.
  • Enjoy the day in this city by taking a steamship from the city centre to the Prague Zoo which is referred to as the most beautiful zoo in the world.
  • Prague is known for having the best cafes in Czech Republic so it would only be right to forget the busy city life and relax at one.
Currency:
Czech Koruna (Crown) - CZK
Time Zone:
GMT+ 1. Prague is one hour behind South Africa.
Dialing Code:
00 + 420 + Local Number
Driving:
Drives on the right
Adaptor:
Type E (Frequency: 50 Hz- Voltage: 230V)
Airport:
Prague Václav Havel Airport – PRG

The best time to visit Prague would be during spring and early fall which occurs between March and May. During these months the weather is mild and there are fewer crowds.

The most spoken language in Prague is Czech. The other languages that are spoken in this city include English, German and Russian.

  • Prague is nicknamed ‘The city of a hundred spires’.
  • This capital city has the fastest tap system in the world.
  • Prague Castle is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest historical castle complex in a world.

Prague is mostly about ornamental architecture, monuments archetype symbolic of their time of creation. Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Saint Vitus Cathedral, Prague Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square, Dancing House, Prague National Theatre, National Museum, Infant Jesus of Prague, O2 Arena, Prague Opera, Strathow Monastery & Stadium and the Prague Zoo, Prague delights in all its formats. To take a whole view of the beautifully seated city, go up some nearby hill or island. For adventure freaks, Zbraslavshka Road near Barrandov Rock is great for ice climbing. The site is just 18 kilometres away from Prague. Several restaurants and bars in the city ensure a fine dining experience.

Models of Charles Bridge are the most popular memento. Puppets, brooches, paintings, hand-made jewellery, and wooden carving by the local artists in Prague are also popular souvenirs. A well-connected network of trams, metro, and buses are available.

Traditional Czech food mostly consists of pork or beef meat with sauce and usually a side dish of dumplings. Prague is filled with a variety of flavours and dishes to try out so when visiting be sure to try out all the local dishes on offer. Definitely try palačinky which is almost always on top of the list of things to try, these Czech pancakes will melt in your mouth with each bite.

The best restaurants to try out when visiting Prague include:

  • Alcron Restaurant
  • The Pind
  • Coda
  • Kampa Park
  • Pasta Fresca

The most followed religion in Prague is Catholicism. This religion has been around, as well as a part of the Czech culture for many years. It is not a very conservative place, and most of the locals are accommodating to other faiths, but due to the fact that Catholicism has been ingrained into the culture of Czech Republic it is something that is respected and favoured amongst locals.

The most common crimes in Prague include car theft and pickpocketing. Visitors are advised to remain vigilant at all times. Overall this is a beautiful city to explore and definitely worth the visit.

South African passport holders do require a Travel Visa for Prague and Czech Republic.You’ll also need to make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return date, and that you have 3 blank pages available for entry stamps.

Address: 65 Ruska Street, Vrsovice, 10000 Prague 10.

Telephone: +420 2 6731 1114 / + 420 2 7208 8831.

Fax: (+420) 2 26731 1395 / (+420) 2 27175 1365

Email: prague.admin@dirco.gov.za / prague.consular@dirco.gov.za

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Prague
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R 90.00 R 100.00 R 65.65
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) R 22.00 R 20.00 R 19.15
Cappuccino (regular) R 19.00 R 20.00 R 24.72
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 12.00 R 13.68
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R 35.00 R 35.00 R 52.52

Source:numbeo.com

Prague Václav Havel Airport – PRG

Food and beverages:Several restaurants, bars, and cafes serve sumptuous food and beverages at Prague Airport.

Currency Exchange:Travelex, Acron, and Cash Point are available at Prague Airport.

Lost luggage:For lost luggage, contact the Czech Airlines Complaint Department. Phone: +420 2 2011 4283, +420 2 20 11 4021.

Car hire:Avis, Budget, Dvorak, Europcar, Hertz, CS Czechocar and SIXT offer car rental services from the Airport.

Airport hotels:Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Holiday Inn, Ramada, Hotel Tranzit II and Prague Airport Hostel are the hotels in and around the airport.

Airport hub:Prague’s Vaclav Havel Airport – PRG is a hub for Czech Airlines and SmartWings.

The information on this page is correct as of August 2016. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, Travelstart.co.za takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.


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