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The Most Lovely Streets in Prague

A January 2002 trip to Prague by Surfsup

Prague Street Photo, Prague, Czech Republic More Photos
Quote: I know Prague is heavily touristed, but these streets just behind Prague Castle are superb. Narrow, with cobble stones, and no tourists! The houses are mostly renovated so it is very pleasant to stroll along them.

The Most Lovely Streets in Prague


Prague Street Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
Novy Svet. This is a street/area right behind Prague Castle. The streets are gorgeous, and it is very quiet and peaceful. It makes a very different impression from all the crowds in the actual castle. I think they are most lovely streets in Prague, and that is quite a recommendation considering all the wonderful streets Prague has. This is pretty much a residential district, so there are no major sites. Just a glimpse of Prague the way we imagine it was, without cars, noise and crowds. Quick Tips: The best way to access this area is from the car park in front of the Loretta. It is a good alternative to simply following the crowds heading directly to the Castle directly from Pohorelec....Read More

Hotel Marketa

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Hotel Marketa Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
I have stayed here on many occasions over the last few years, and I have found it to be a quality hotel and very good value for the money, with friendly staff, and good sized rooms. Breakfast is included and is good.

The location is above the Castle district towards the airport, so it is convenient for those arriving by air, or at Prague Holesovice station. Parking facilities are available. The street is quiet.

I tended to walk to the top of the Castle district, which took about 10 minutes, but buses and trams are available to take you to/from downtown. The staff will explain this, and they also sell tickets.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 13, 2002

Hotel Marketa
Na Petynce 45
Prague, Czech Republic
00 42 02 51 83 16-9


Restaurant | "La Provence"

This is a good French restaurant just off the old town square in Prague. The food is French with a Mediterranean twist, and there's a good selection of wine.

The decor is old world Mediterranean with a lot of cushions and old period photographs. It definitely has a romantic feel to it.

Upstairs is a funky cafe called Banana Cafe, which has dancing and live entertainment. Combine this with the restaurant and it makes for a great night out!

It is a bit more expensive than regular Czech Restaurants, but worth it. It is a favourite with both expats and locals alike, so be sure to book ahead on weekends and during the busy season.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 23, 2002

Stupartska 9, 110 00 Prague 1
Prague, Czech Republic
(420) 02 25753 50 50

Maly Buddha


Maly Buddha Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
This is a wonderful Vietnamese Restaurant, just down the hill from Pohorelec towards Prague castle.

The food is delicious and the decor very exotic. The rooms have vaulted ceilings and there is a Buddhist temple at one end. Add to this Asian music and the atmosphere is great.

The food has a good vegetarian selection, exotic juices, and authentic Vietnamese dishes with a choice of rice or noodles.

The price is definitely on the low side of the $10-20 range.

There is also a wide selection of teas for those who prefer a non-alcohol choice.

I was told the service can be a bit slow, but when I was there it was fine.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 24, 2002

Maly Buddha
Uvoz 46, Hradcany
Prague, Czech Republic
+420 (02) 2051 3894