A beginners guide to Prague

Looking for destinations to add to your travel wish-list? We’re just back from a few days in Prague – this city is ticking a lot of boxes.

What makes Prague an interesting destination?

The old town of Prague is undeniably beautiful. Overlooking the Vltava River, the historic centre of Prague is a city of bridges, of romantic vistas, and Insta-worthy moments.

The public transport is easy to navigate, and the trundling trams seem to set the rhythm of the city. But you’ll probably also want to pack some comfortable shoes – wandering along the cobbled streets is the best way to get under the skin of Prague and to experience the city as a local.

How queer is Prague?

Prague has a vibrant and visible queer community.

There’s a number of LGBTQ bars and venues to explore, and their annual Pride celebrations are worth being in town for.

This is a week-long celebration – events happening at numerous locations, with a Pride House hub on one of the islands in the Vltava that bisects the city.

Everything culminates with a march through the city and a party in the park. It’s a lot of fun.

Where to stay in Prague

There’s a huge range of accommodation options in Prague, whatever budget you’re working with.

If it’s your first visit to Prague, you’re going to want to stay as close to the old city as possible – this puts you within easy walking distance of all of the major sites and lets you really soak up the ambience.

On this trip, we stayed at the Andaz Prague.

Andaz is part of the Hyatt group of hotels – it’s their luxury boutique line of global properties.

The Prague edition of Andaz delivers on everything that you’d expect from a luxury hotel – an ideal location on the edge of the old town, warm and welcoming staff, a stylish and contemporary feel, and lots of thoughtful touches that demonstrates that this is a hotel committed to elevating the guest experience at every opportunity.

What’s the food like in Prague?

The local cuisine tends to lean towards pork and meat-based dishes, accompanied by dumplings. All of which is delicious, but – as you’d expect from one of Europe’s leading capitals – this is a city that caters to every kind of appetite.

One of our favourite meals was at Le Grill – the restaurant at The Grand Mark hotel.

It was a warm summer evening and we sat outside in the garden, admiring the resident peacocks and enjoying contemporary dishes that did not disappoint.

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