Prague, or the City of a Hundred Spires as it’s nicknamed, is one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities. The lovely old town square, impressive Prague castle and Charles Bridge are perfectly panoramic scenes.
Our INSIDR guide to Prague has advice on the best places to eat, where to stay, top activities and tips on how to use the city’s public transportation system. If you’re lucky enough to spend more than a day in the Czech capital, our two and three day itineraries are for you.
Or, if you need a break from the urban hustle, check out our top day trips outside of Prague.
INSIDR Prague must see guide
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Currency in Prague
The Czech Republic is part of the European Union but uses its own currency. When visiting Prague, you’ll need to use Czech Crowns (czk). Banknotes are issued in 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 czk denominations. Some hotels, shops and restaurants do accept euros but most only take Czech Crowns so make sure you have some on hand.
The country code for the Czech Republic is 420. Make sure to dial it before the local number when calling from a non-Czech number. You can contact emergency services by dialling 112, the universal European emergency number. The number can even be called from phones without credit or even a SIM card.
SIM Card & Wifi in Prague
T-Mobile and Vodafone are two of the major cell phone and internet providers in the Czech Republic. We definitely recommend purchasing or renting a local mobile while in Prague. You’ll save money on expensive roaming charges and it’ll make your visit infinitely more convenient. The INSIDR smartphone can also assist you with full high-speed 4G connectivity, a pocket travel Wifi hotspot, including local calls and texts. The best travel essential apps are also installed. Using the INSIDR smartphone, you will also get the most authentic and tailor made travel tips recommended by our local experts.
Prague Travel Pass
The Czech capital has a convenient and cheap public transportation network. The most cost-effective option when visiting Prague is probably buying a transport pass. You can purchase a 24 or 72 hour pass valid for unlimited travel on all public transportation systems. Get a 50% discount for passes for children aged 6 to 15 years old.
Post Box in Prague
You’re sure to notice the bright orange post boxes all around Prague. To buy stamps, head to the Czech Pošta, or post office. The main post office is located close to Wenceslas Square. Offices are open on weekdays from 8AM to 6PM. They close at noon on Saturday and are closed all day on Sunday.