Steeped in centuries of history, fairy-tale architecture and arguably the world’s best beer, the beauty of Prague never dims. Here are our tips on everything you need to know about the capital of Czechia.
Delve back into history
Whether you visit in the sunkissed summer or in the crisp magic of winter, one thing’s for sure: Prague is a city best explored on foot. With centuries of history laid out in front of you, you’ll never tire of the cobbled streets and fairy tale buildings.
Take a trip to Staroměstské Náměstí (Old Town Square), the soul of Prague since the 11th century. Here you’ll see the famous astronomical clock (Pražský orloj), as well as the wonderfully gothic Týn Church. Wander down to the 12th century Charles Bridge (Karlův most), where you’ll be able to see out across the river to Prague Castle , once the heart of the Holy Roman Empire and still the largest castle in the world.
Indulge in the world’s best beer
Of course, all that sightseeing is bound to make anyone thirsty – and Prague is known the world over for its beer. Setting you back less than a pound for a ‘pivo’ (about a pint), it’s often cheaper than buying water here! The star breweries of Prague are Pilsner Urquell, Budvar and Staropramen – and don’t forget to soak it all up with some classic Czech cuisine: plenty of schnitzel, goulash and dumplings. Delicious!
The currency of Prague is the Czech koruna.
One pound is currently worth Czech koruna.
Here’s how much you can expect to spend in Prague:
|Inexpensive meal for one – 120Kč||Bottle of water – 21Kč||0.5 litre beer – 35Kč|
|Mid-range restaurant meal for one – 300Kč||Cappuccino – 45Kč||Local bus ticket – 24Kč|
Need to convert your pounds to koruny? Order them here!
If you don’t want to carry cash on you, you’ll be able to use our Globe Cash Passport™ wherever you see the MasterCard logo. All you need to do is load it up with British pounds and wherever you use it, it’ll convert to the correct currency.Order your Czech koruny Find out more about our Globe Cash Passport
Travelex in Prague
It’s easy to pick up some Czech koruny from us before you head off to Prague. Simply place your order online and you’ll be able to pick up your travel money from us in store or choose to have it delivered right to your home. Check out our store locator to find your nearest Travelex.Order your Czech koruny