Visiting the Czech Republic? Search for holiday apartments in Prague old town and find excellent accommodation in Prague city centre on Likibu. There are a huge variety of places to stay where you can discover the rich cultural history of the capital, Prague.
Book Apartments in the Capital Prague
There is much to love about this medieval city, with centuries' worth of Gothic, Romantic and Baroque architecture. Booking a holiday rental in Prague opens the opportunity to easily explore the cultural and historical areas, especially the short stay apartments in the Old Town or the Lesser Town. Prague is a city of narrow cobbled streets, beautiful squares and must-see landmarks such as the Prazsky hrad (Prague castle). By booking from our extensive collection of holiday apartments and bed and breakfasts on Tripadvisor or Air BnB you will get the opportunity to discover this cultural hub.
How to get to Prague?
Prague is located in the heart of Central Europe, making it one of the easier destinations to get to. The most popular ways of getting to Prague are by plane or by train. Prague Ruzyne Airport is is only 9 miles away from Prague's city centre and many low-cost airlines fly directly to Prague from most cities in Europe. Unfortunately there is no direct metro or train connection to the city, leaving public buses and the Airport Express bus line as the only budget transport options from the airport to the city centre.
Prague has a very efficient public transport system, including a bus, tram and metro network. Transport tickets and passes can be purchased in any metro station, either at a vending machine or ticket office and one single pass can be used on any of the public transport.
Central Prague is small and compact and much of the Old Town is pedestrianised, including Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and Old Town Square, so the easiest way to get around is on foot. Explore charming cobbled streets, delicious food vendors and ancient buildings all at your own pace.
Where to Stay in Prague?
Prague's Old Town (Staré Mesto)
Prague is segregated into 10 districts, if you want to discover the city by foot, we recommend finding an apartment close to Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square. Old Town is a gorgeous and convenient neighbourhood, especially for new visitors only planning a short stay. The Charles Bridge is nearby, making it an ideal area to book a holiday letting and beat the crowds for a shot of the stunning bridge at dawn. Accommodation here is generally quite expensive, but there are some great value rooms and apartments available for rent.
Prague's Lesser Town (Malá Strana)
Across the Vltava river and Old Town, you'll find Prague's Lesser Town or Malá Strana. This is Prague's historic castle district which still lies in the centre of Prague but is less touristy than the Old Town, making it a perfect area to book a holiday rental. The neighbourhood is dominated by Baroque architecture and narrow cobbled streets. For good views of the city, walk up to the castle and walk around the Wallenstein Palace – look out for the beautiful albino peacock.
Prague's New Town (Nové Mesto)
If you want to mix up your cultural sightseeing with a bit of the new, book a holiday rental in Prague's New Town. This is the main commercial district so acts as an ideal base for shoppers and culture vultures. Head to Na příkopě street, a unique shopping and dining boulevard along the city's former medieval moat. This is the area you will find Prague's top museums and galleries as well as its best bars and historic pubs. Here you'll find quintessential apartments and bed and breakfasts', perfect for a short stay in Prague.
If you are looking for a less touristy, more relaxed area in Prague, stay in Vinohrady. This neighbourhood will provide a laidback city experience whilst also being a stone's throw away from most of the tourist attractions. It is the perfect place to find a holiday rental and enjoy the best food in Prague as you will find cosy café's, fine cuisine and the Jiřák Farmers' Market.
Vysenrad in district 2 is another striking neighbourhood at the bottom of the Vysehrad fort. This is a historic landmark built on a hill over the Vltava river, here you will find some of Prague's oldest surviving buildings. Stay in a luxury apartment and be within walking distance of the Vltava river as well as several parks. The perfect area for nature lovers and keen walkers.
What to see in Prague?
Wake up early to beat the crowds and take in the views from the Charles Bridge. The bridge used to act as the only means of crossing the river Vltava until 1841, connecting the Prague Castle and the city's Old Town. The bridge has 16 arches and is decorated by a continuous alley of 20 statues and statuaries. It is remarkable day and night and draws in many tourists from around the world.
Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world. Set atop a hilly vantage point overlooking Prague town and the Vltava River, the castle is a monumental work of architectural design. Climb up the castle for incredible views and take a stroll in the park around the castle for a peaceful reading spot away from the hustle and bustle.
After the castle walk down the hill to the Malá Strana neighbourhood. Cobble stoned streets and spectacular facades of the town buildings. This area draws in visitors as it is the perfect place to admire the unique qualities of Prague. You will find delicious smells, street vendors and souvenir shops here.
Old Town Square
Prague's Old Town Square is a popular sight. This historic square is located between Wenceslas Square and Charles Bridge and is definitely worth a visit. The square features various historical buildings like the Old Town Hall which has an incredible old medieval astronomical clock mounted to it. The clock strikes every hour and many tourists flock here to watch a small show that happens every hour. It is possible to go to the top of the Old Town Hall for breath-taking views. The square is surrounded by unique shops, restaurants, galleries and museums and it has a fulfilling ambience all year round!