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One evening in Prague - what should I see, where should I go?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by gdl203, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I thought you don't drink.
    What makes you think that?
    I was there not long ago, very beautiful and charming. When you will be there? I pigged out ordering a pig knuckle, huge portion, it was braised to almost fall off the bone tender then roasted until the skin was crispy. I didn't remember the restaurant name but thanks to Google map I am able to track it down: www.svejk.cz‎ at 20 Široká just off Parizska, the main shopping street.
    Thanks for the suggestion (link doesn't work for me though). I'll be there on Monday
     
  2. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    http://www.pragueexperience.com/maps...sp?PlaceID=598



    Greg,

    if you have 2 hours, here's what you do - get a taxi to drop you off in the old town square. if you can do it to corespond with the top of the hour, see the clock ring.

    walk around the square, there is an interesting monument to the anti-catholic czech rebel leader.

    then walk from there to winseslous square. at more or less the northwest corner of winseslous square, there is a side street that leads off to one of my favorite places in the world.

    http://www.pragueexperience.com/places.asp?PlaceID=649

    if you stand in this spot, there are several very cool early 20th centrury buildings, a midevil building and a renasaince building in your view.

    there are a number of small pubs type places to eat along this route, as well as suages places on winseslous square.

    http://www.pragueexperience.com/places.asp?PlaceID=1008

    while urquell is fantastic, there are also some beers that are very good that you simply won't have heard of. in terms of what to eat - I would try czech style gulash (maybe they call it prague style gulash, but it is gulash with a piece of roast sausage in it) and bread dumplings. frankly, probrably not the best meal you willl ever have, but worth trying once.



    if you have maybe 3 hours, maybe 4, do the same thing, but have the taxi drop you at the castle, then walk down and cross the river over the charles bridge, then continue.

    have fun.
     
  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks all for the suggestions.

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    I know your opportunity may have come and gone but I went to Bar and Books (There are two in total in Prague); which was pretty nice. Perhaps not the most authentic spot as it is a shoot off of a small chain in New York. But maybe a place to get a nice drink before moving on to your 1 Euro liter of Pilsner Urquell. http://www.barandbooks.cz/manesova/
     
  5. GlenCoe

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    I would suggest you to quickly go through the Old town sq, Charles bridge and usual stuff (the most crowded place in Prague) and rather hang out in the Mala strana. You can find both authencity and class over there. It is the place where Soderbergh's Kafka was shot.
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    TIP: to embed Youtube clips, put only the encoded part of the Youtube URL, e.g. eBGIQ7ZuuiU between the tags. For beer - fuck Budweiser, you can drink that shit anywhere in the world, go for local beers (Pilsner Urquel, Staropramen, Cerna Hora etc.) or local Absinth (Staroplzenecky Absinth, Sebor Absinth; Havel Absinth, Zelena muza) Have fun and If you have any questions just ask, I sort of come from that area Edit: beware of czech taxidrivers, charging ten times the amount of the price for foreigners has become a habit, just yell at them or refuse to pay [​IMG] You can also use 360 cities to see what works best for ya
     
  6. poorsod

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    So how was Prague? What did you end up doing?
     
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    Only a few hours? I'd walk around the old town ... and just take in as much as you can visually. It's a beautiful city.
     
  8. Flambeur

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    So touristy but still fun.

    Budweiser + street meat = yum
     
  9. gdl203

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    Walked around Old Town and to the bridge. Had a good meal at Kolkovna (sp?) with a few draft Urquells (we tried to go to the place VR suggested but it was literally entirely empty, not one customer. Half a block away was that other place that was bustling with people). Got scammed by a taxi driver who screamed at me in czech. All in all, a pretty typical Prague tourist experience.
     

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