Every city has two faces. Prague is no exception. The first face it shows you is as a perfect example of a wonderful historical city that is proud of its past. The second is modern and pulsating, and resembles the real life of the city as experienced by its residents every day. So put away that starchy guidebook and enjoy two days in the heart of the magical metropolis like a genuine Praguer!
Good morning! You’ve just woken up in one of the world’s most beautiful cities and you’ve got the whole day ahead of you in the middle of a pulsating metropolis! Where to head for? Every successful day starts with a hearty breakfast. Visit, for example, the original Café B Braun on Sokolovská Street, where alongside a scrumptious quiche or crispy croissant you can enjoy the world-class design by renowned Czech architect Eva Jiřičná. The logical choice after breakfast would be a tour of some of Prague’s world famous attractions. But why not try something different, such as a visit to Vítkov Hill, which is adjacent to the distinctive Žižkov district? Here you will find a statue of the Czech commander Jan Žižka that is actually the world’s largest equestrian statue. Inside the gigantic Functionalist landmark you can explore an exhibition on some of the key events of modern Czech history.
Savour some Michelin quality
It’s already time for lunch. How about trying one of a number of top Prague restaurants that have won Michelin stars? The first of those is the restaurant at Alcron Hotel Radisson. Their baked St. Jacob’s mussels and chocolate fondant will have your taste buds in seventh heaven. The second Prague restaurant with a Michelin star is La Degustation Bohême, where you can try Czech delicacies such as straw soup with pheasant or Třeboň carp.
Afternoon in the park? Or at a gallery?
After a pleasant lunch there’s nothing nicer than a walk in the park. Avoid the crowds at Prague Castle and Old Town Square and head for one of the most picturesque corners of Prague. On Kampa Island, which is right on the Lesser Quarter side of Charles Bridge, you will find a world of painted buildings, gorgeous squares and a park that is just perfect for lounging. If you’re surprised by bad weather, why not visit one of the city’s museums and galleries? One great choice is Museum Kampa, which – along with its modern art collection at the stylishly renovated Sovovy Mlýny building – will win you over thanks to the original design of its surroundings.
A night on the town
Darkness is falling in Prague and you’re thinking about a fun place to spend the evening? You should check out one of the city’s many famous clubs, such as the popular SaSaZu, where a good time is guaranteed, the exclusive Duplex, or Karlovy lázně, Central Europe’s biggest nightclub.