Prague is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as confirmed by the prestigious New York Times, which ranked it among the 52 places to visit in 2018. But where to go to avoid the crowds of tourists and discover something new?
Here's a few tips by BeautyofPrague.com:
Vysehrad, Petrin and Jewish Town
If you do not want to miss iconic views of Prague Castle and its surroundings, you should definitely not miss Petrin or Vysehrad. Just Vyšehrad will surprise you not only with its mysticism, which is not only the legend and the famous cemetery. You will also be delighted by the fact that the distance from the center eliminates the number of tourists to a minimum, there you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the Basilica of St. Peter and Paul or the Rotunda of St. Martin.
You can also visit the Jewish Quarter for history. Although Josefov changed considerably during the renovation of the 1880s, several buildings that still hinder you from the past. For example, you can visit the Old-New Synagogue all year round with the exception of Saturdays and other Jewish holidays.
You can also go to Strahov because the local monastery hides a unique library that will undoubtedly attract you not only with its rare collections. The Church of St. Nicholas in the Lesser Quarter, whose tower offers really unusual views of both Charles Bridge and the Castle, is also unjustly neglected. On the way from Mala Strana, you should definitely not miss the narrowest street of Prague, which is controlled by a traffic light.
If you need a break from the tourist crowds, there is nothing easier than finding the right entrance and disappearing in one of Prague's beautiful gardens. If you are in Mala Strana, do not miss the visit of the Baroque terraced Vrtbovska garden. You can get inside from Karmelitská Street, open from April to October and the basic entrance fee is less than 70 crowns.
Another oasis of peace in which you can relax from the bustle of the city, is located in New Town between Wenceslas Square and Jungmann Square next to the Church of Our Lady of the Snow. The Franciscan Garden originally served the Carmelite monastery there, but was completely destroyed during the Second World War and was not restored until 1989.
The best cafes and pastry shops
The excursion is undoubtedly a stopover, during which it is time to indulge in coffee or something sweet. And that's not a problem in Prague. But if the taste experience is not enough for you, visit the Grand Café Orient, for example, the café is located in the first cubist building in Prague designed by Josef Gočár.
Lovers of desserts will certainly not disappoint the renowned confectionery Myšák, which follows the tradition of the First Republic. And those who want to enjoy an impressive view during coffee should not miss the Slavia Café or Café Louvre.