PRAGUE

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Transport

Prague’s city centre is compact, so it is a pleasure to travel around on foot or by public transport. Use taxis with caution – taxis hailed on the street can overcharge, plus there is often traffic congestion.

A ticket or a pass for the public transportation network permits you to travel on the metro, trams and buses for a set period of time. Plus it allows you to switch between the three transport modes.

There are single tickets, plus 1-Day, 3-Day and 1-Month passes.

Tickets are on sale at newsagents, metro stations, Public Transport Information Centres and from orange ticket machines located by certain tram stops.

Public Transport Information Centres are open daily 07:00/08:00-20:00/21:00 at Prague Airport terminals 1 and 2, at Muzeum metro station (top of Wenceslas Square), and at Praha hlavní nádraží (train station). They also stock free tram and metro maps.

The full fares structure is complicated by reductions for holders of Czech issued ID. For simplicity, we have summarised the fares readily available to a tourist:

Public Transport Tickets: (valid on metro/trams/buses) Adults, Seniors & Students Older Children (10-15yrs. Must carry Photo ID) Young Children (0-9 yrs. 6yrs+ must carry Photo ID) Single Ticket: 90 minutes travel 32czk 16czk free. Short-term Single Ticket:30 minutes travel 24czk 12czk free1- Day Pass (24 hours) 110czk 55czk free3-Day Pass (72 hours) 310czk 310czk free1- Month Pass 670czk 670czk free

Ticket validation: remember to validate your ticket by punching it in the orange machine at the top of the escalators on the metro, and inside trams and buses.

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Places of interest

Jewish QuarterKlementinum and National Library“Municipal House” (Art Nouveau cafes and restaurants)National GalleryNational MuseumNational TheatrePrague CastleSt Nicholas ChurchSt Vitus CathedralStrahov Monastery and LibraryZoo 

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Lesser known places

Agharta Jazz FestivalAero CinemaBethlehem ChapelBlue Light BarCafé LouvreChurch of the Infant JesusCross ClubDominican FriaryKampa IslandKGB MuseumLetná ParkLittle Glen’s Jazz ClubMeet FactoryOko CinemaQubus CeramicsReduta Jazz ClubSt Martin in the WallSt Salvator ChurchVrtba GardenVyšehrad

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Pubs

Beer Info CAMRA European Beer GuideBest Pubs in Old TownPub and Beer Guide

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Maps

CENTRAL PRAGUE

TRAMS & METRO

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Exhibitions recommended by Krystof

FRANTIŠEK SKÁLA JÍZDÁRNAGERHARD RICHTERMAGDALENA JETELOVÁ: DOTEK DOBY

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Restaurants

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