City Manager Praga

City Manager Praga

Ekaterina Matveeva

ekaterina.matveeva@mycityhighlight.com

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Prague is a Beauty. An architectural masterpiece on Earth. You will see romanesque churches, gothic cathedrals, baroque palaces and gardens, art nouveau buildings, cubist architecture, cobble streets. Go uphill and overlook thousands of spires and coral rooftops! Prague also dazzles at night shining like myriads of starts.
Prague is a riddle. It reveals only to those who are observant, inquisitive and willing to learn about its history. Look at the houses you will see their unique marks, look up at rooftops and you will see hidden sculptures, learn more and you will see the history of many centuries unveiling right in front of your eyes.
Prague is modern. It is not one of those cities that got stuck in past and collect dust, it is a place of talented ingenious people who create the atmosphere of the city day by day. They open new homely cafes and restaurants or organize hundreds of festivals, exhibitions, workshops, filmings all year round. You will definitely find something to your liking.
I hope you will fall in love with Prague and I would like to help you do that and encourage you to come back again!


To get to the center you should take a green A subway line to the station Můstek or Muzeum. Buy a ticket for 90 minutes at the airport bus station, it costs 32 CZK and it will be enough to get to the center.


The single European emergency number: 112
Police : 158
Ambulance : 155
Fire brigade: 150


You can buy tickets for public transport in a special machine at every subway station or in Relay shop.
If you plan to use public transport whole day, buy a daily ticket for 110 CZK.
There is a 3-day ticket for 310 CZK.
If you prefer to walk and use public transport only in exceptional cases, then you can buy a 90-minute ticket for 32 CZK or a 30-minute ticket for 24 CZK.
These tickets are valid in subway, tramways, buses and trains in Prague area.
Don't forget to validate your ticket at the subway entrance, in a bus or a tramway.

If you want to go outside Prague, buy a train ticket at the main train station - Hlavní nádraží.


Local specialities are as follows:

Food:
Specialities that can be found in every typical Czech pub or restaurant are “Svíčková” (roasted beef with cream sauce and dumplings), “Knedlo vepřo zelo” (roasted pork pieces with white cabbage and potato or bread dumpling), “Pečená kachna” (roasted duckling with red cabbage and bread or potato dumplings), “Žebra” (pork ribs), “Koleno” (pork knee). A sweet tooth will like “Medovník”(honey cake) that is served in cafes and “Trdelník” (a rolled cake with sugar, wallnut and cinnamon) which can be found everywhere around the city in small kiosks.

You can order traditional Czech finger food along with beer: Nakladaný hermelin (pickled cheese) or Utopenec (pickled sausage), that is literally translated as a drown man.

Drinks:
It is almost obligatory to try Czech beer for a tourist in the Czech Republic. If you want a shot of strong alcohol try Slivovica or Becherovka. The Czech Republic is also famous for Moravian wine and Medovina (honey-wine). If you prefer non alcoholic drinks, you can try Kofola (tastes almost like coca-cola but is a local product) or Malinovka (a raspberry lemonade).

- Tips:
Tips are generally 10 percent. There isn't a service charge on the bill. To give a tip or not is up to you.

Is tap water safe to drink? Yes, it is.


A cup of coffee in a restaurant: 45 CZK
A glass of beer: 25 - 35 CZK for 0.5l
A lunch menu in a restaurant: 120 - 150 CZK
A ride in a taxi: starting rate is 30 CZK , 1 km per 23 CZK


Where to go out:
The nightlife in Prague (because of the diversity and prices) is also one of the most frequent reasons why people come to Prague. Prague 1 is the nightlife area: you can find clubs on Wenceslas square, Old town square, Old town, especially in Dlouhá street (club Roxy, Lokál Dlouhá). Clubs are located in walking distance so you can try more than one.

Local pubs are concentrated in Vinohrady and Náměstí míru. You can try Krymská street ( for example Kafe v lese), which is commonly known as Prague hipster street.

Closing time:
Local pubs close at midnight during weekends, bars and clubs are open till 5 or 6 a.m. But you can find places where you can party all night and the following morning.


Shopping areas:
The biggest shopping centres are located on the outskirts of the city: Černý most, Letňany, Pankrác or Chodov. The biggest shopping malls in the city centre are Palladium which is located just a few steps from Náměstí Republiky subway station (line B) or Nový Smíchov at Anděl subway station (line B).
Pařižská street in the Old town is famous for being a home for world famous and expensive brands.
Šterboholy is a big outlet arena of the world famous brands.


Opening times:
Shopping malls are usually open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m, shops inside are usually open from 9 a.m to 9 p.m but for food shops that are open from 8 a.m to 22pm. There are small 'Vietnamese' shops which are open nonstop. The shops are open whole week and close only on public holidays.


Lidl, Norma, Tesco, Albert


Hello: “Dobrý den” [dobri den]
Thank you: “Děkuji” [d'ekuji]
Please: “Prosím” [prosim]
Goodbye: “Na shledanou” [naschledanou]


With the help of "With free wireless" filter you will find highlights that offer free Wi-Fi.
Free Wi-Fi can be found in shopping malls, the newest trams, in fast foods and cafes.


CITY BIKE PRAGUE (http://www.citybike-prague.com/en/menu/4/pujcovna-kol/) – very well located shop in Prague center.

If you want to rent an e-bike try ekolo.cz (https://ekolo.cz/pujcovny-elektrokol). Their offices are located at the hotel Intercontinental, in Dlouhá street and on Kampa Island.


Czech Republic has its own currency - Czech crown. Check the exchange rate beforehand and beware of cheating.

Prague has a wide net of public transport that will take you almost everywhere.

A good way to experience Prague would be by bicycle. There is a long bike lane along the Vltava that will take you through the city.

Czechs are keen on dogs that's why they are allowed in public transport and many cafes and restaurants.

Prague is a safe city, but as everywhere take precautions and beware of pickpocketing.



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