I continue to publish a series of guides that will be useful if you come to the city for the first time or, conversely, were in it more than once. In this issue — Prague without Charles bridge and St. Vitus Cathedral.
1. Riegrovy Sady
Prague is primarily a city of beautiful views. Lithospheric plates and time gave the area in which the capital of the Czech Republic, an incredible relief. The hills enhance the city, making it a space volume. Therefore, the locals like to gather where higher, and enjoy the view of the red roofs and sharp peaks of the towers. Such places are really a lot: for example, Petrin hill, where the Cathedral of St. Vitus pierces the sky, and nearby stands a small copy of the Eiffel tower. But the main place to view the sunset is the slope in Riegrovy sady Park. This is a Park where people come to drink beer or wine, walk each other or your favorite dog and, of course, for the thousandth time to admire the panorama. On the approaches to the Park there are shops with food, and in the gardens — a bar and a beer garden. Be sure to bring a blanket.
2. Bar U koně Trojského
"The Trois horse" (not to be confused with the Trojan) is a bar, gallery, outdoor area for creativity, theater, cinema and a meeting place for nice people. All this under the open sky. Located on the Bank of the Vltava river in the area of Troy, near the Prague zoo (where, by the way, locals buy tickets for a year to several times a month to visit polar bears, elephants and other inhabitants). Remember the name "Trois horse" — and you will not be mistaken when you look for it: a wooden horse with a height of ten meters will miss only the blind.
Homemade lemonade, beer, wine or something stronger can be ordered on site to relax after a walk. If you sit too long, ask the owner of the institution to call you a taxi, as to get to the center is not so close. Do not be lazy to look at how close to the river athletes train: there is a corridor of obstacles, artificially creating a mountain stream for kayakers.
3. La Casa Restaurant
Czech cuisine is on three whales: beer, dumplings, pork. If you eat this set every day several times, there is a high probability of getting an inversion of the intestines. It is no wonder that the Czechs themselves have long been moving away from their traditional dishes in the direction of a simple and light cuisine. There are two trends in this trend: Italian cuisine and burgers. Talk about first. It's hard to believe, but in the Czech Republic you can try delicious food made from Italian products according to Italian recipes.
Therefore, if the traditional tourist options do not climb, feel free to go to the restaurant La Casa for a Mediterranean dinner in a cozy atmosphere. On weekdays, the institution is very popular among office workers who come there for lunch (usually the price of a set of "soup + second" does not exceed 150 crowns).
4. Cinema Výletní kino Smíchov
In Prague, a lot of theater venues and cinemas. You can watch a performance or a movie in any part of the city. There are rooms, tickets to which you need to buy a few months. In the warm open cinema under the open sky. The most popular among them — Výletní kino Smíchov. Its viewers watch films on the Bank of the Vltava river overlooking the famous Prague gingerbread houses. Screenings are held in English. On weekends, it is better to come in advance to buy tickets, have a few Beers at the local bar and enjoy the panorama.
5. Embankment Of Naplavka
In the Czech Republic there is no sea, so the atmosphere of the seaside promenade of Prague compensated by the space of Surfacing at the Vltava. This is a favorite place of local youth. On the kilometer-long section there are concert venues and bars, barges and ships in which they dance and dine. For those who until morning walking in Friday, in Saturday is a farmer's market, on which can be recharged vitamins with Czech plantations. From October to April, one of the ships offers a sauna. The steam there is not the strongest and there are no brooms, but the view of the city from the glass steam room is fascinating. Be prepared for the fact that in the Czech Republic men and women steamed in the same room. Most of all — naked.
6. Market Farmářský trh Jiřího z Poděbrad
The fashion for healthy food, vegetarianism and raw food diet is gaining momentum in the Czech Republic. More and more shops, bakeries and cafes are opening in Prague, where only local products are used. Farmers ' markets operating in different parts of the city are very popular. The closest to the centre is on Jiřího z Poděbrad square. Fresh produce from the neighborhood is delivered every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at eight in the morning. It is not necessary to come to the opening — closer to ten o'clock you can not only buy vegetables, fish, sausages, cheeses and pastries, but also try something from street food, drink beer from an unknown brewery and try wine from Moravian cellars. The average check for this lunch for two will be 200-400 crowns.
7. Bar Pivní Klub 300
In Prague, it is very easy to distinguish a tourist place from the one where there are often local. This difference lies in two main parameters: the distance from the sights and the availability of menus in different languages. The bar Pivní Klub 300 menu in Czech, so that tourists are not waiting in the first place. Prague residents come here to try a new beer and just meet old friends. The owner of the institution, he is a bartender, always friendly and happy to talk in detail about each beer that is in stock. As an appetizer try the pickled hermelín cheese nakládaný.
8. Průhonice Park
Traffic is not about Prague. In this city the automobile communication is thought over with a Bang. The public transport network covers the whole city, so many motorists use the famous Soviet-era red trams. But Friday night to get from the center to a remote area becomes more difficult. After work, local loaded into the car bicycles, rollers, skis or snowboards and go out of town.
Those who can not afford two days of rest, go on a day tour. The closest place for a day trip — the Park of Pruhonice, located just outside the city. The entrance fee is CZK 60 symbolic for nature, fresh air and a beautiful castle. The Park has several routes for walking from 1-2 to 10 kilometers.
9. Cross Club
Cross club is a place where impressive underground parties take place. The owner and his team are literally turned on steampunk, which was reflected in their invented space interior of the institution. This is not a place where you can go with a girl in search of romance - here go to sweat. All local fans of hardcore and punk know the schedule of concerts and parties by heart. But even those who are far from these areas, go to the Cross Club, just to see what is happening.
10. Cabaret Darling
Prague is often called the second Amsterdam not for similar architecture and water channels, but for very free manners in the field of adult entertainment. In the evening on Wenceslas square a lot of black guys who do not need to be afraid: they only invite passers-by to look at the light in the club. But if local and decide to go somewhere, then go to the Darling. This Prague "Moulin Rouge" is known for spectacular shows, angelic beauty dancers and not the most affordable prices for drinks — you need to look carefully at the menu before you make an order. The street, where the club is located, has been famous for its nightlife for many years, where Prague people go out every night.