Prague is one of the world’s twenty most visited cities. Well known for its fascinating architecture exemplified by the Charles Bridge and Astronomic clock. Since its development in the 11th century, Prague has become one of Europe’s most important capitals. During the 20th century Prague suffered through two World Wars, Nazi dictatorship and communist regime. Despite a history of conflict, Prague has managed to stay mostly intact. In 1992 the old quarter of the city was awarded World Heritage Status.
Are you looking for a holiday apartment in Prague? At Friendly Rentals we have earned a good reputation for the quality and variety of our apartments. We offer a wide selection of apartments in Prague all fully equipped with kitchen, heating, washing machine, WiFi and much more to make you feel at home. We have apartments for romantic weekend getaways to larger apartments catering to groups and families.
Prague is a city which appears to be straight from the pages of a fairytale and is worth visiting anytime of year. From your apartment in Prague you can discover the hidden secrets of this city of a thousand stories.
Eating Out in Prague
The majority of the food you can try in Prague is either made from meat and potatoes or soups. Some of the most typical dishes are “kuladja” a creamy potato and mushroom soup usually served in a hollowed out bread roll, “Knedliky” dumplings which can be either sweet or savoury, “goulash” a filling stew made from beef, onion, pepper and paprika. The perfect accompaniment to any meal in Prague is a perfectly poured Czech beer.
Monuments in Prague
Both the old and new quarters of Prague hide an innumerable number of secrets just waiting to be unearthed but you’ll need a lifetime to discover them all. If you visit Prague there are a few must see monuments, the Astronomical clock the figures of which move every hour and Charles Bridge which is over 600 metres long and contains more than 30 statues, among them. Legend has it, if a visitor to the city of Prague touches the statue of St John of Nepomuk their destiny is to return to the city. Other must see sights in Prague are the Old Town Bridge Tower, Old Town Square, Jewish Quarter, the Dancing House and the medieval Prague Castle which is supposedly where the crown jewels of Bohemia are hidden.
Shopping in Prague
Wandering the streets of Prague and not coming across shops selling marionettes and Bohemian crystal is virtually impossible. Traditional stores and street stalls all sell typical souvenirs of the city of Prague. On Charles Bridge, in the Old Town Square, in the street of Gold, in the castle and in fact all over the city you can find old goldsmiths and silversmiths which now sell souvenirs.
Prague for Children
There is a lot for children to do in Prague. They can start with a tour of Petrin Hil aboard the cable car, visit the mirror maze and admire the Eiffel tower in miniature. They would also enjoy a puppet show or a visit to the Black theatre. Museums don’t have to be boring; in the Chocolate Museum they can make their own chocolate and at the Toy and Puppet Museums they definitely won’t be bored. You can finish of a tour of Prague with a visit to Kampa Island (under the Charles Bridge) where the children can run free and enjoy the open spaces or take a boat tour of the Moldova River.
Nightlife in Prague
At night Prague becomes a young city full of energy. Stare Mestro and Nove Mestro are the chosen areas fro the young to go out. If you wander along Dlouha Street it won’t take you long to realise there are a number of pubs lining both sides of the street. If you want to dance, the famous Karlovy Lazne nightclub with five storeys and an ice bar is the place to go.
Topping the list of typical drinks in Prague are, of course, beer (the Czech Republic being the worlds largest consumer) and also traditional liquors like “becherovka” made from more than 75 herbs, “slivovice” consumed after eating and made from plums, and finally mouth numbing absinthe.
Why Rent with Friendly Rentals?
Friendly Rentals has years of experience renting holiday apartments and counts on the support of an excellent customer service team. Our apartments in Prague have been carefully selected to ensure they meet ours and your exacting standards and are fully equipped to ensure you enjoy your sty in Prague. We also have at your disposition a 24 hour emergency hotline in the unlikely case of an emergency.