Prague Tourist Information

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Prague's splendid history, gorgeous architecture and fairy tale setting make it one of the most romantic places in Eastern Europe. Known as 'the city of one hundred golden spires,' Prague is a safe, intimate city where couples can sip coffee at tiny cafes in the bustling Old Town (Staré Mêsto) or stroll through the light filtered alleys of the sedate Lesser Town (Malá Strana). Read on for the most romantic Prague tourist information.

If you're looking for the perfect hotel, these three are each tastefully romantic in their own way:

Built in 1904, the Hotel Paøíz is owned by the same family today. Offering luxury rooms and suites, a café, restaurant and sauna with Ayurveda massage; the hotel is right next to the Powder Tower in the city centre. With full private bathrooms fitted with massage showers, bathrobes and heated floors, the Hotel Paøíz is a luxurious holiday destination in itself. Located at U Obecního domu 1, Prague 1, rates from €180 to €270 per night.

The Aria Hotel was designed to be the most ' architecturally distinctive and beautiful hotel ' in Prague. The Italian designer accomplished his mission. With details like tile mosaics to a rooftop terrace, this boutique hotel in the Lesser Quarter offers a warm, welcoming and stylish reception. Located at Trziste Street 9, Prague 1, rates from €225 to €325 per night. Tel: +420 225 334 111.

Located in a 12th century building in the Old Town Square (Staromêstské námêstí), Hotel U Prince is small (only 22 rooms) and absolutely lovely. Filled with antiques, Hotel U Prince offers a garden on the Old Town Square, a rooftop terrace and dining in great domed stone halls; perfect for those looking for a hotel with character. Located at Staromestske namesti 29, Prague 1, rates from €136 to €424 per night. Tel: + 420 224 213 807.

Simply wandering Prague's intricate streets can be wonderful, but keep these specific activities in mind:

  • View the Charles Bridge at night. Absolutely stunning without the tourists and buskers, the bridge lights up and its reflection shimmers in the Vltava River.
  • Try a dinner and dancing cruise on the Vltava ; what goes better with sparkling Czech wine and Mozart than a view of the city lights?
  • Local couples gather on Petrín Hill and recite this verse by poet laureate Karel Hynek Mácha in Czech; 'Late evening, on the first of May/The twilit May, the time of love/Meltingly called the turtle dove.' At night, the view of the city lights is incomparable.
  • Troja Castle stands among perfectly manicured gardens a few kilometres downstream from the city centre. Stroll through, then eat lunch at a garden restaurant.