Discount Hotels Prague
by Trish Williams
Discount Hotels? Prague Has Many to Choose From
and Lots to Entertain You
Prague has had its share of hard times. From the floods of 2002 that destroyed much of the city, to living under communism for forty years, Prague has an intriguing story to tell. For those wanting to learn more about one of Europe’s most attractive cities, it might be wise to stay in one of the many discount hotels Prague has waiting for the curious traveler.
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. It has a taste of the old and a taste of the new. Once inside one of the many discount hotels, Prague and its wondrous sites will be calling you out to walk among its sites.
After the flood, much of Prague had to be “remodeled.” Still, it has a medieval feel to it with its “evocative maze of cobbled lanes, ancient courtyards, dark passages and churches beyond number, all watched over by an 1100-year-old castle with liveried guards,” reports Lonely Planet Publications. Even between the medieval “feel” and walk back in time, there are still many modern discount hotels Prague is known for. Finding the right one is just a matter of a little research and online surfing.
From any of the discount hotels, Prague will offer the bargain hunter souvenir shops, affordable entertain, cultural dining, and historical spots of interest.
Take for example the Prague Castle. It’s known as one of the largest ancient castles in the world - 570m (1870ft) long, an average of 128m (420ft) wide and occupying 7.28 hectares (18 acres).
For years, the castle has actually been the most popular tourist attraction. Lonely Planet Publications adds, “The castle has been the seat of Czech government since Prince Borivoj founded the first fortified settlement here in the 9th century, though current president Václav Havel has chosen to live in his smaller home on the outskirts of the city. Some of the complex's highlights, like the Spanish Hall and Rudolf Gallery, are only open one Saturday a year (usually in early May). The rest of the castle's collection of architectural and artistic marvels, created over the course of the last millennium, are on exhibit.”
Other popular spots to visit in Prague include Hradcany, the residential area around the west gate of Prague Castle; Mala Strana, the Small Quarter) that cluster around the foot of Prague Castle; Petrin Hill, a network of hills comprised of eight of Prague’s most beautiful parks; Old Town Square, where Prague’s working class have run businesses since the 10th century.
Though this part of the city attracts the most visitors, Lonely Planet adds, “It's surrounded by a maze of alleys and is home to some of Prague's most famous monuments. Despite the over-the-top commercialism and crowds of tourists swarming the place, it's impossible not to enjoy yourself here - cafes spilling onto the pavement, buskers and performing dogs, and silly horse-drawn beer wagons all conspire to elevate the area from ridiculous to sublime. It's also a great venue for outdoor concerts, political meetings and other public events.”
From any of the discount hotels, Prague’s charm and old-world feel will work its magic on you. Young and old alike will feel as of they’ve stepped back in time to taste and experience the cultural drama and adventure of the Czech-Republic at its best.
Trish "Ariala" Williams is a freelance writer and marketing consultant who has published numerous articles in magazines and newspapers across the country. She also works on web design, web content, graphics, promotions and copywriting.