Attractions in Prague
Prague is a capital and the largest city of the Czech Republic. It is also the fourteenth largest city of the European Union. Prague is cultural, economical and political centre of the city with a great number of tourist attractions which magnetize more than 6.4 million international tourists every year. It is the fifth most visited city in the Europe after London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome. The number of travellers can increase because LOT, a Polish carrier has introduced an inexpensive flights to the Czech Republic. The tourists frequently visit the historic centre of Prague which has been declared as one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1992, especially the Old Town, Hradcany and the Lesser Town.
The castle in Prague
Tourists who love visiting ancient castles will be delighted because in Prague is located a castle which was constructed in the 9th century.
It used to be a residence of kings of Bohemia and today, it is an official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. Prague Castle is classified by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest ancient castle in the world, it is 570 metres long and 130 metres wide.
While visiting the castle, it is also worth noticing the other buildings which create a huge complex with a castle. Those buildings are: churches (for example St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George's Basilica), palaces (for instance, Old Royal Palace and New Royal Palace), halls (for example, Column Hall and Spanish Hall), gardens (for example, Royal Garden and the Garden on the Bastion). There are also located different buildings such as Riding School, Ball Game Hall and Golden Lane.
The National Museum in Prague
In Prague is located the National Museum with nearly 14 million of exhibits which are displayed in several buildings. The museum is divided in 3 sections – the Natural Museum, the Historical Museum and the Library. The Natural Museum is divided into 8 departments.
They are: mineralogy, palaeontology, mycology, botany, entomology, zoology, anthropology and scientific laboratory. The Historical Museum consists of 6 departments – the department of Prehistory and Protohistory, The department of the Old Czech History, the department of Ethnography, the department of Numismatics and the department of Theater. The museum is open every day from 10am to 6pm.
The Prague ZOO
The Prague ZOO is a tourist attraction for animal enthusiasts who want to discover the fourth best ZOO in the world according to Forbes.
The ZOO is a home for 4,100 animals of 645 species. There are 12 pavilions. The majority of them are renovated and meet the highest standards.
A great example is African Savanna – it is a 2,5 ha of land which is a home for the African animals.
The visitors are able to observe giraffes, zebras and antelopes in their natural environment. The zoo is opened from Monday to Sunday.
The opening hours are different – they depend on the time of the year. In summer (from June to August) the ZOO is opened from 9am to 9pm and in April, May, September, October from 9am to 6pm.
Flight from Warsaw to Prague
Prague as a capital of the Czech Republic attracts numerous tourists every year. The city is considered to be one of the well-developed cities among new members of the European Union who joined the Union in 2004. Prague is famous for the Charles’s Bridge, one of the best zoos in the world, the delicious beer which is served in pubs and in small breweries and a lot more. Nowadays, the tourists who make a decision to visit the Czech Republic can have a possibility to visit Prague during their stay in Poland, because there is a direct flight from Warsaw to Poland served by LOT Polish Airlines.
All essential information on the flight from Warsaw to Prague
The flight starts at Warsaw, Frederic Chopin Airport. The flight is served by the best Polish carrier – LOT Polish Airlines and it is operated on Embraer 175. The flight duration is 1 hour and 15 minutes. The passengers have to have a valid passport or an ID card to be accepted on the board of LOT’s plane. The additional documents are not required because Poland as well as the Czech Republic participate in the Schengen Area.
On the board of LOT’s aircraft
The flight from Warsaw to Prague is operated on the board of Embraer 175. The plane mainly serves domestic as well as long distance flights in Poland and between European cities. The significant and characteristic feature of the aircraft is the seat configuration which is applied only in Embraer aircraft. There is 2 plus 2 seat configuration – there are not provided any middle seats. The passengers are able to purchase the tickets in three classes – economy, economy plus and business class.
What is more, the cabin crew will also take care of the entertainment on the board – the passengers can watch interesting films and TV series and listen to latest songs or old hits. The passengers who prefer more traditional way of entertainment can read the latest issue of an in-flight magazine called Kaleidoscope which is published by LOT since 1979. In the magazine, numerous interesting articles on Poland and LOT Polish Airlines can be found.
At the destination airport
The flight from Warsaw, Poland to Prague, the Czech Republic finishes after 1 hour and 15 minutes at Vaclav Havel International Airport.
The airport is located only 10 kilometres (6 miles) from Prague city centre and the tourists have several possibilities to get to the heart of Prague and start visiting the tourist attractions.
The travellers may use the public transport, taxis or choose an airport transfer provided by private companies. When it comes to municipal transport, the airport is served by four bus lines. 3 of them operate during the day and 1 runs only at night. The buses call at near underground lines A and B.
Furthermore, there is also provided a bus connection between the airport and Prague Main Train Station operated by the Czech Railways.
The bus stops are located in front of terminal 1 and 2 and the tickets can be purchased in the ticket machines or in ticket offices located at terminals 1 and 2.
Transfer from Prague Airport
Tourists, who plan to visit Prague, often look for essential information on the transport possibilities provided from the Vaclav Havel Prague Airport. The airport is located only 10 kilometres (6 miles) from Prague city centre. Travellers should not worry about getting to the heart of the city because there are provided few ways of ground transportation which can be used to get to the city centre in a short time without ruin the budget of the travellers. First of all, there is well-developed municipal transport which connects the airport with the underground stations and the main train station. The passengers should also consider taking the airport transfer provided by local companies which mainly serve individual airport transfer.
The most comfortable way of travelling from Prague Airport to Prague City Centre
Passengers who are interested in travelling in much convenient conditions than municipal transport should choose the services provided by companies which offer door-to-door airport transfers. The airport transfer meets the expectations of every traveller who wants to get to the destination place on time and do not concern about long and tired journey which is usually provided by municipal transport. The huge advantage of the airport transfer is the possibility to order the service online, before you take off from the airport. Passengers can be sure that the drivers will meet them at the destination airport and the car as well as the driver will be disposal of the traveller.
The journey to the city centre by municipal transport
There are available four bus lines which operate the Prague Airport. The bus stops are located in front of both terminals.The bus line 100 goes to Metro Line B from 5:41am to 11:36pm. The journey to the underground station lasts 18 minutes and the bus departs every 12-20 minutes. The bus line 119 goes to Metro Line A from 4:23am to 11:44pm. The journey to the underground station lasts 17 minutes and the bus departs every 5-20 minutes. The bus number 191 goes to Metro Line A and Metro Line B from 4:57am to 11:11pm. The journey to the underground station A lasts 24 minutes and to station B 48 minutes.
The buses leave the airport every 24-40 minutes. There is also a night bus (number 510) which runs from 11:57pm to 3:57am. The journey to the city centre lasts 18 minutes and the bus departs every 30 minutes. The tickets can be purchased in arrival halls of terminal 1 and 2 – there are located ticket offices which are opened from 7am to 10pm. The passengers are also able to obtain the tickets from ticket machines located at the bus stops and from the bus drivers on the buses.
The journey to the Prague Main Train Station
Although at the airport is not located the train station, the passengers are able to get to Prague Main Train Station directly from the airport.
The Czech Railways provides bus service to the main station operated by AE- Airport Express. The bus stops are located in front of terminal 1 and 2. It departs every half an hour and the journey lasts about 50 minutes.
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