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Prague at Christmas Time

We spent five days in Prague over Christmas this year. This is a wonderful time of year to visit Prague, due to its wide range of traditional Christmas decorations and markets, however five days is more than enough time to throughly see all of Prague, so here are my recommendations for the best of Prague gluten free and on a budget!
 
Old Town Square: Filled with markets although a little over priced, you can spend the night here wandering and even eat dinner with the large selection of potatoes, meats and sweets on offer.

The Astronomical Clock: Head to the top and see the beautiful view of old town square at night, it’s definitely worth the entrance fee.

Na Zlaty: This is a gluten free restaurant in Prague 1 however unfortunately it is closing down in the new year (2014). The food was very good, my favourite would have to be the apple strudel, yum.

Food: There is a range of traditional Czech cuisine restaurants, however Prague is also a very multicultural city with a range of other great cuisines on offer, there is a great little mexican place just off Old Town Square called Las Adelitas which I highly recommend. The vibe was great and food was tasty with a huge selection of cocktails, check it out.



Prague Castle: On the other side of the river, the castle is worth a visit with its breathtaking view over the city.

Spare time: Cinema City. Most of the movies playing in Prague are in English, then subtitled in Czech, so if you have some spare time go see a movie.

Prague 2, Metro stop or Tram stop – Namaste Miru: There is a beautiful chuch with cute little Christmas markets.

Tips for Prague: Go for a wander in the city and you will go past quite a few landmarks, you can do a walking tour if you wish, but if you follow a map you will easily be able to find everything anyway. Prague is quite a small city and it only takes about 2-3 days to get through, so if you’re staying any longer you may want to consider venturing out to another city in Czech Republic for a day trip.
The public transport is okay, but the metros are not the preferred mode of transport here, as they are very far underground. Instead, trams are preferred due to their ease of access and scenic routes.
Prague is a very beautiful and historical city, but it is good to know as a visitor, that the servicemen/waiters in Prague are not very friendly, and it’s just a part of their culture, so do not take it personally.
Czech Republic use Korona/Crown instead of the Euro, so be sure to buy money before you get there so you don’t get ripped off due to the language barrier. This means that for every 1 AUD its about 18 CZK. Food and beverages are cheap due to this, however everything else is about the same price as the rest of Europe.
Have a wonderful trip to Prague!

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