This UNESCO World Heritage city is a true European gem. Relatively small compared to other capitals in Europe, it’s easy to explore and discover Prague’s secrets from dusk to dawn. If you’ve got 36 hours to do so, Prague is the IT destination. Prepared to be amazed.
Jalta Boutique Hotel is posh and indulgent with attention to all the details and is located at Wencelas Square, New Town; Hotel Josef is steps from the Old Town. Both offer exceptional service, from staff to facilities. Late check-out is available upon request.
Zizkov district hosts a colourful cultural scene with many new art galleries. Some to explore are Drdova Gallery, Hunt Kastner Artworks, City Surfer Office and Bliss Farm Gallery. Also recommended are Galerie Petr Novotny and Galerie Zari, a most unusual exhibition space with interesting art on display.
Start the day with coffee and pastries at Muj Salek Kavy, a bustling neighbourhood café with a fireplace and industrial style furniture. Grab a gourmet sandwich at Sisters, perfect afternoon snack. Keep warm at Pekarstvi Markol, a charming Czech bakery with traditional cakes, breads and sweets.
Lunch like a prince at Vinograf wine bar and restaurant that proudly hosts Czech wines alongside a menu from France, Italy, Hungary and Austria. The selections match their Mediterranean recipes, such as beef neck with sauce of the red wine and rice. Or try everything on offer at Julius Meinl, aViennese style deli emporium rising up three stories.
Mona Pret a Porter is dedicated to Czech designers with hot names from Prague’s own fashion week. Head to Pour Pour for original and unique works in accessories and jewellery, some great fashion designers are also hosted here. Independent brands take to the shelves at The Room by Basmatee with brands such as Obey, Supreme Being and more.
George Prime Steak is famous for its “oligarch burger” a juicy explosion of flavors, served with black truffle oil and Brillat-Savarin cheese. Red Pif boasts wonderful interiors and a wine cage from floor to ceiling. Indulge in an exceptional harvest and a nice charcuterie board.
Prague is known for its great beer so make room for it: Zly Casy has been running the show for 48 years. If you’re willing to venture, Dobrý roční, is an upscale cellar set in a historic palazzo that offers southern Bohemian white wines from the Austrian region. Or stay local at U Vodoucha with local beers and Bohemian cuisine.