Author(s): Marco Polo
Fully revised and updated for 2016. Now with new Discovery Tours chapter. MARCO POLO Prague: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips This up-to-date guide provides information about Prague's sights and restaurants, entertainment and shopping and tips on what to do on a limited budget. It contains Insider Tips and Best Of tips and suggestions for a perfect day, and lots of information about the city's culture, where to stay, trips and tours, walking tours, festivals and events. It also includes: street atlas and metro lines, Travel Tips, Useful Phrases in Czech, Travel with Kids and a comprehensive index. Golden Prague is a city undergoing constant change: famous monuments from the distant or recent past, a lively, exciting cultural scene and countless bars, pubs and restaurants await the curious visitor. For centuries the city has been a centre of European life and fruitful coexistence of various cultures; today it's shaking off the traces of 40 years of communism and is once again a birthplace for ideas and culture. Prague's magic spell remains unbroken even today. With MARCO POLO Prague you can experience all the facets of this magical and stimulating city. This practical guide book, small enough to slip into your pocket, takes you through the various eras, through the famous Prague Castle, the Mala Strana district, Old and New Town. It shows you where you can enjoy the best view of the Vltava and how you can still find, amidst the hordes of tourists, peaceful and picturesque spots even by the Charles Bridge. With the Insider Tips you'll discover the unknown parts of the city like the quaint New World quarter or the DOX, the largest gallery for contemporary art in Prague. The Best Of pages introduce you to what's unique to Prague, what to do on rainy days, the best places to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax and chill out. If you want to get a quick overview of the Golden City, you should make use of The Perfect Day in 24 hours you can get to know the city's most beautiful features. There are tips on what to do on a limited budget - in each chapter these tell you how you can experience a great deal with very little money, enjoy something special and snap up some real bargains. Take a stroll with the Walking Tours through the passages of the capital, to the Emperors New Town and the green spaces where the people of Prague seek refuge. If you're interested in nature and culture, Prague's immediate environs offer plenty of worthwhile destinations for both. And of course the city has lots to offer children, which the MARCO POLO guide tells you about in Travel with Kids. The Dos and Don'ts tell you why you should always keep an eye out for the trams, and always check your bills. MARCO POLO Prague gives comprehensive coverage of all the city's districts. To help you find your way around there's a detailed street atlas, removable pull-out map and practical map inside the back cover, with a metro map and plan of Prague Castle.