Since Prague is on my bucket list, I have invited guest author, Rebecca Brown, to share a 48-hour itinerary in Prague with you. Together we can dream about visiting!
With so much to see and do, it’s true that 48 hours is never going to be enough time to experience everything this amazing city has to offer. To give you a taste of what it can offer, we’ve put together a few must-see attractions and plenty of hints and tips. Perfect for getting you thinking about what your next trip might look like!
Head On Over to Old Town
Who doesn’t love a big helping of history and culture the moment they arrive in a new city? If this sounds like what you’re looking for, then you’ve certainly come to the right place by visiting Prague. Old Town is one of Europe’s best kept secrets when it comes to stunning architecture that has survived many a turmoil.
Start off with the Church of Our Lady and you won’t be disappointed at how your holiday begins. From there, you can easily make your way on foot to the breathtaking Old Town Hall that has stood at the centre of this part of the city as long as the locals can remember.
For those of you of an artistic persuasion there’s also the National Gallery just around the corner, where you can see plenty of the rich tapestry of culture that Prague has to offer.
Enjoy the Local Shops off the Beaten Path
Whilst you want to make the most of your time and cram in as much as possible, make sure you don’t rush so much that you miss out on the local way of life. Take a little time to move from one area of the city to the other on foot and pop down a few of the narrow alleys that crisscross the city. They’re bursting with shops and bazaars that are sure to tempt you in for a closer look.
If you find that you’re pushed for time, but don’t want to miss out on shopping, then why not give the big chain stores and department stores a miss this time? If you’re looking for something authentic and unique that you can take home from your travels, then the tiny local shop that’s right under your nose will have everything you could ever wish for.
Eat Some Czech Cuisine
We all have a friend who makes a beeline for the nearest McDonald’s no matter what country they happen to find themselves in. If we have one piece of advice, then it’s don’t be that guy when you’re in Prague for only 48 hours!
U Modre Kachnicky II may not be the easiest name to remember when you’re trying to master a new language in a hurry, but it will be worth it. It’s the perfect balance of a restaurant that’s known across the city as one of the best, but it’s not booked up for months ahead. As you can walk off the street and tuck into some amazing Czech cuisine, this could be the perfect way to end your trip with a big evening send off.
Whether you fancy the freshly caught wild boar or a cut of smoked duck and a pile of steaming dumplings the choice is yours. Just make sure you have a little bit of change left in your back pocket so that you can treat yourself to a dessert as well, as you sit back and listen to the in-house piano player. Perfect for relaxing at the end of a hectic trip!
Another Go at Sightseeing in Prague
There is more to Prague than the streets surrounding Old Town. We couldn’t finish off this article without mentioning Prague Castle, one of the largest castle complexes in the world, where you can get in touch with the history that has shaken up the Czech Republic in the past. You will also have an amazing view of the city from up there, and you can pop into the museum if you have the time.
The Jewish Quarter is also on the list of many who come to visit. The Cemetery is one of the first stops to make, but you can also just enjoy a stroll around the streets.
Prague is also home to many more castle complexes and stunning architecture. And while you could never see them all in two days, you can always have someone put together an itinerary for you, based on the preferences you have as a traveler, and make sure you do get to see all the things that have made it to the top of your list.
A Bite to Eat Before You Fly Out
The Cafe Savoy is a favourite with tourists all over the world looking to fill up before they begin their journey home. It’s known across the city for amazing hot chocolate and some of the freshest pastries known to man.
Ideal if you want to give yourself plenty of energy so that you make sure you don’t miss the all-important flight home!
Rebecca Brown is a translator and traveller, mostly suffering from jet lag and an endless thirst to see more of the world. You can read more of her exploits at RoughDraft.
Comment below what you’d most like to see in Prague!