Prague is the huge capital city of Czech Republic. It is located in the north-west region of the country on the Vltava River. With 1.24 million populations, it is considered as the fifteenth largest city in the European Union and hub for economic, culture, and politics of the country. The city boasts numerous attractions including, museums, gold-tipped towers, magical bridges, cathedrals, church domes, castles, cobbled streets, UNESCO heritage sites, and many more unique attractions of the city draws more than 4.5 millions of visitors annually. It is one amongst the highly visited cities in Europe after London, Paris, Istanbul, and Rome.
The city embraces wealthy history, which is there from past ten centuries. It has survived many invasions and severe violence during 20th century in Europe and preserved numerous testaments for the world. Its enormous attractions are equally scattered in the ten districts, each district blended with historical marvels and modern culture. Biggest and ancient castle in the world, Prague Castle is located in the city, which offers great picturesque from the top and the Castle Picture Gallery is just at the site, which exhibits castle history and artefacts of the city heritage. Charles Bridge, which is constructed in 14th century, is one amongst the beautiful structures in the country. Old Town holds the historical treasure sun as, Astronomical Clock (Orloj), Týn Church, Jan Hus monument, mural-covered Storch building, Estate Theatre, St. James Church, Church of Our Lady, and Old Town Hall. Josefov, New Town, Lesser Town, Infant of Prague, Loreta, Strahov Monastery, Prague Dancing House Vyšehrad, Petřínská rozhledna, Prague Giant Metronome, Memorial to the 1989 Velvet Revolution, Prague Zoo, and Prague Christmas markets are the major historical places to explore amongst the vast site list of the city. Whilst, there are world renowned museums that are located in the city namely, Czech National Gallery, Czech National Museum (Národní muzeum), Prague City Gallery, Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Decorative Arts, National Technical Museum, Military Museum, Jewish Museum, Mozart and Dušek Museum, Prague City Museum, Mucha Museum, Kafka Museum, The Pedagogical Comenius Museum, The Mueller Villa, Museum of Communism, Karel Zeman Museum, and Lobkowicz Palace.
Prague is a bustling city and one of the most visited city in the world. Visitors can expect every shopping need in the city. There are numerous shopping malls in a large scale around the city. Gift shops, high fashioned malls, designer shopping stores, Czech design and fashion centers, Christmas markets, souvenirs, and many more specialty shops are pinned all over the city. Palladiums, OC Letňany, OC Chodov, Šestka, Palác Flora, OC Nový Smíchov, and Metropole Zličín are the major shopping destinations in the city. Conversely, there are best shopping centers, which offer explicit Czech style designer wear, in which BOTAS 66, De-Sign, Dox by Qubus, Hard De Core, Chatty, Kuraz, Modernista, Odivi, Papelote, Room by Basmatee, and Tribu are the best places to grab some Czech style and gifts for your family. Czech cuisines are mostly mixed with Chicken and Pork, and they are offered ubiquitously. Visitors can avoid the regular menu in the city, and try to taste the Czech traditional dishes, soups, salads, beers, and disserts. Start dining with any of the local specialty soups such as Polévka, Cibulačká (Onion), Česneková polévka (garlic soup), Rybí polévka (fish soup), Gulášová polévka (Goulash Soup), and many more. Knedliky (Dumplings), Svičková, Rajská, Guláš, Smažený Sýr, Tatarská Omáčka are luring Czech traditional cuisines that are offered by every restaurant with distinct flavours. Palačinky(Pancakes), Ovocné Knedlíky (Fruit dumplings) Kolač (Czech cakes) are the popular desserts in the city. You will be served with a pint of beer while having your meal, which is a restaurant culture in the Czech. Pubs and bars can be seen everywhere in the city, indeed they are the part of Prague culture. There are taverns, bars, and restaurants densely stapled in the city. Pubs and bars will offer numerous brands of beer including notable brands, Budweiser Budvar (Budějovický Budvar) and Pilsner Urquell (Plzeňský Prazdroj).
Being the capital of culture, it celebrates numerous festivals and events. Prague Spring, Prague Folklore Days, biggest folk dance festival, Prague Advent Choral Meeting, Concerts, musical events, and many more events are regularly celebrated in the city.
Public transit in the city is very frequent and convenient for visitors and they can easily reach the desired locations effortlessly. Trams, metros, and ferries are being provided by Prague integrated transport. Visitors can find the shuttle services between prime areas. There are numerous taxi providers in the city and they are frequent. Conversely, enjoy exploring beautiful city by boats, ferries and on foot, which will give whole new experience from the regular mode of transportation.
Football and ice hockey are the popular sports played in the city. It holds large number of national stadiums and sports teams and many sports events are held in the city.
The city has a humid continental climate. It has a magical climate during winter with mild snowfall and the weather is unpredictable. Sometimes snow storms explode, but are very rare. Summers are warm and sunny, it is the popular season for travellers to visit this beautiful city and most of the city’s rainfall is received in summer. Spring and fall seasons are colourful and chilly; beautiful sunshine is also experienced which attracts everybody to have a pleasant walk.
For any criminal offense tourists can inform the police at a toll free number 112.
Václav Havel Airport Prague (IATA: PRG, ICAO: LKPR) is the primary serving and the busiest airport of Czech Republic, which is located west 10 kilometers away from the downtown of the city. The airport is main focal point for international flight arrivals. Each year approximately 11 million passengers pass through this airport and offers nonstop flight services to more than 100 destinations. Prague airport is the hub for national carrier Czech Airlines and base for Travel Service Airlines, Wizz Air and SmartWings. Around 3000 international flights and 100 domestic flights depart through this airport every week.
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Václav Havel Airport Prague has two passenger terminal buildings north terminal 1 & 2, south terminal (3 & 4). Mostly departing flights are handled by the north terminal; it has concourse A and B in terminal 1 and concourse C & D in terminal 2. South terminal 3 operates private and charter flights; south terminal 4 handles VIP and special aircrafts.
Prague International Airport can be reached through plenty of ground transportation options. The airport provides 24 hours frequent shuttle services, and can find them for every half hour. Door to door public and private taxi services are available, both of them are metered. Getting through public buses are easy, fast and cheap. Bus stops are located near terminal 1.
All the terminals are fully boosted with wide range of facilities such as information booths, banks, ATM's, foreign exchange desk, gift shops, restaurants, soft drink machines, lounging areas, public telephones, duty free shopping, fax and photocopying center, free Wi-Fi, cafes, bars, coffee shops, baggage carts, lost and found baggage desk, food courts, facilities for disabled and information desk.
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Prague Airport Address
Václav Havel Airport Prague,
Aviatická, 161 08 Praha 6,
Czech Republic Ph:+420 220 111 888