Prague, the Czech Republic’s capital
Prague, the Czech Republic’s capital, is one of the European cities that deserve to be known. With imperial palaces, medieval castles, and gothic churches. The Moldava river crosses the city center, and the country gastronomy offers excellent local dishes.
Due to its location, you can easily visit Prague if you study in another city in Europe or stop for a few days if you are doing a Eurotrip during the summer.
Before entering the country, you need to know that the currency used is not the Euro; it’s the Cezch koruna. Therefore, you will need to make a currency exchange at some point in the trip.
In our case, we arrived in Prague by train. Something cool about the city is that the attractions and must-see places are in a pretty compact area. So if you look for a place to stay surrounding the center, you can visit it one afternoon.
If you don’t have your cash exchanged, you will see plenty of change offices where you obtain Czech Crowns. Still, honestly, the exchange rates you will find can’t compete with our rates, and you will lose more money if you make it this way.
Medieval architecture in the Czech Republic’s capital
Walking around the old part of Prague, we found the Old city square, which has historic joys like the old town hall, where the famous Astronomical clock is located. Also, Our Lady church (before Tyn church), whose towers characterize the city’s landscape, if you look carefully at them, you will appreciate that one is wider than the other because they were made to represent the man and the woman.
Once the river arrives, the most famous bridge connects the Old Town with the small town or Mala Strana. Indeed, 30 statues located on both sides surround The Carlos bridge. Walking it, you will appreciate one of the best views in the city. The Prague Castle, built in the 9th century, houses important monuments such as the Cathedral of San Vito or the Old Royal Palace.
Hearty cuisine in Prague
There are plenty of chimney cake sellers following the path leading to the river. Sugar and cinnamon cover the most traditional. However, you can find them with all kinds of fillings and toppings. In fact, If you want to try the best ones, look in a place that may be more ornamental and less like a Czech Starbucks; they do it at the moment. Hence, you can eat it fresh and warm.
After so much travel, good food is the only way to recover energy. The local gastronomy offers delicacies such as the traditional goulash, better if served in a bread pot. Or the pork knuckle, sometimes filled with roasted fries or a special sauce. We didn’t forget about the most important. Try the famous Cezch beer.
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