After surviving 17th century fires and plague epidemics, Prague has grown to be one of Europe's most beautiful capital cities. Today it offers its visitors the opportunity to indulge in its Gothic architecture, Renaissance history, and a multitude of modern attractions while staying in private Prague apartments
The city's most attractive landmarks include fairytale castles, a statue adorned bridge built by Charles IV, and a 13th century Jewish quarter. In addition to great historical attractions, Prague is filled with a wide variety of bars and restaurants for visitors to enjoy. The Buddha Bar
and Restaurant revolves around a giant Buddha statue and offers the finest Czech wines. For cocktail lovers, Bugsy's Bar has a menu with over 200 cocktails which are all mixed by expert bar staff. Finally, for shop lovers Prague offers a mix of charming Czech boutiques and upcoming international designers.
Renting apartments in Prague Old Town
Stare Mesto, also known as the "Old Town," is home to Prague's most ancient and stunning architecture. There once was a time when Stare Mesto was separated away from the remainder of Prague by a moat, but that has now been replaced by streets from the north to the south-west. At the heart of the area is the Old Town Square
, which will leave you feeling as though you have stepped back 700 years in time. Since the 12th century Gothic buildings have been erected around the square, many of which still stand today and many converted in Prague apartment rentals. The square's biggest attraction is the Prague Astronomical Clock
, which is the world's oldest working clock. Those who want to enjoy Stare Mesto in all its glory can enjoy a quiet coffee in one of the many cafes lining the Old Town Square. For spectacular views of Stare Mesto, climb the Old Town Hall Tower and soak in all its beauty. Alternatively choose a Prague accommodation with a view!
Prague accommodation in Stare Mesto
Away from Stare Mesto and Prague's most original structures is Nove Mesto, also known as New Town. Despite its name, Nove Mesto offers as much historical charm as Stare Mesto. As it was founded in 1348 by Emperor Charles IV, many of the buildings there are of Gothic and Renaissance design and again, many have Prague apartments for holiday makers. As well as offering great architecture, Nove Mesto is the city's main shopping district
. Mainstream European brands such as Mango are available in the area, all of which are surrounded by Czech boutiques, such as Ivana Follova
. Nove Mesto is also host to two large shopping centres, Cerna Ruze and Slovansky Dum. Cerna Ruze
has over 50 stores, which include the French designer store Pierre Cardin. Slovansky Dum is a larger shopping complex with a wide range of international brands, like Tommy Hilfiger, a large outdoor garden and a bustling nightclub that opens each evening.
Choosing Smichov for your stay in Prague
Finally, for those who want to experience Czech nightlife at its best, Smichov is a must-see area. Most of Prague's nightlife revolves around alternative music, 80s bars and spectacular theatres. Smichov's Angel Club is one of the city's most elegant hotspots, playing mostly dance music and staying open until 6am every Friday and Saturday. For those who enjoy jazz, the Futurum Jazz Club Prague
opens most nights from 3-9pm and also features soul music, as well as independent film screenings. As well as offering visitors the chance to experience amazing nightlife, Smichov is also home to a variety of festivals; annually a Brazilian carnival, a beer festival, and the festival of Alpinism. Despite being well-known for Czech nightlife, the festivals at Smichov offer opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy and is often favoured for Prague apartment rentals because Prague accommodation is slightly cheaper here
than in the center; with live shows, cooking demonstrations, and VIPs adorning the Smichov streets at each festival, you are guaranteed to have the time of your life.