No matter where you turn in this city, there is always something going on to catch the imagination. From classical concerts in grand buildings to smooth jazz in smoky bars, and from pumping nightclubs through to traditional old pubs, everyone will find something that they love in this cosmopolitan city.
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With its world-class productions of opera, ballet and classical music, its exceptionally beautiful and historic venues and its incredibly affordable ticket prices, it’s no surprise that Prague is one of the world’s true cultural hubs. So it would be a shame to visit the Czech capital without taking in a show. Prague’s musical history is a rich and varied one. Not only is the city renowned for producing some of history’s great composers, including Antonin Dvořák or Bedřich Smetana, but it also attracted great composers from overseas, like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (who premièred Don Giovanni in the city in 1787).
Prague is considered by many to one of the most romantic cities in the world, with images of streetlights reflecting brightly in the Vltava River springing instantly to mind. This air of romance has inspired many of the world’s greatest musicians and artists to visit and even stay here, such as Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak.
Prague after dark offers a wide range of places where you can party all night, or opt for a more relaxed evening with a trip to a theatre, art-house cinema or jazz club. Entertainment also takes the shape of art museums and galleries, operas and orchestras, arena concerts, with a calendar year jam-packed with festivals celebrating everything from the wine harvest to Techno, Rave and African dance. We’ve rounded up the best of Prague nightlife, collecting tips, picks and advice from travellers, to bring you an insider’s guide to a night on the town.
Maybe you think that all the architectural buildings, museums and galleries will have little interest for children. Don’t worry, there are plenty of fun activities that will keep children happy, and maybe even amuse their parents. If your children are under six, entrance to most museums and public transport is free. If you are thinking about taking your children to restaurants it is good to know that a growing number of eateries now offer children’s menus.
Prague has played host to a huge amount of different composers in its long history. Mozart visited here often, as did Haydn and Tchaikovsky, with the former even naming one of his pieces after the city. It isn’t just visitors to the city who have put Prague on the classical map though, as there are a number of composers to have been born in the country, with the most famous of these being the world renowned Dvorak.
There are a lot dance and music clubs in Prague but as opposed to the bars, most of the popular late-night clubbing venues exist outside of the city center. Check out some of best clubs in Prague we have listed here for you. The best day to hit the night clubs is Thursday to Saturday, but in the centre you will never find a club empty. Don’t arrive before 10.30pm; that is our advice.
Spas have been found in Prague for many years and they are considered to be a vital way to improve health and wellbeing by a number of people in the city. In fact, many employers often contribute towards the costs of their staff visiting them, as they believe them to be so beneficial. Because there are a number of spas in Prague, the prices are also kept quite low, which is good for those on a budget.
During the 1770s and 1780s Prague was one of the jewels of Europe – a city that could rival anywhere in terms of culture and opulence. When the city was victim to a terrible fire, the rebuilding effort only enhanced the look and feel of the city, with architects from various countries all leaving their mark on the buildings and providing some of the incredible palaces, churches and gardens that can still be found today.