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Gay Guide • PRAGUE | What to See, Where to Stay, Best Gay Bars and Restaurants | LGBT Guide


GAY PRAGUE

Discover this City with our Quick and Practical Guide to Visit the Best Attractions, Savor Typical Dishes and Have Fun in the Best Gay Bars. All this through the Rainbow Eyes of the World Mappers

 

What to See, Best Places to Sleep, Where to Eat and to Have Fun in PRAGUE ?

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LGBT PRAGUE

An important gay metropolis in Eastern Europe full of opportunities for LGBT tourists is undoubtedly Prague. It is unique but with many different faces and with a strong character, as its neighborhoods show: Hradcany, Mala Strana, Stare Mesto, Nove Mesto, around the Vltava. Prague is still a cradle of artists today, just as it was the scene of immortal works in the past, from Mozart's Don Giovanni to Goethe's Faust and Franz Kafka's plots. Prague does not have an exclusive street or an exclusive gay area, but we can say that the largest gay area in Prague is the Vinohrady district. If you want to discover all the events and gay nights in Prague, you can also download the App Prague Gay Map.

WHAT TO SEE in PRAGUE?

10 THINGS TO SEE in PRAGUE

Staré Mesto District (Old Town, Square & Town Hall)

The best way to start your visit to Prague is to arrive early in the morning at the Old Town Square to find it with the least number of people and thus be able to enjoy one of the most beautiful squares in the world. This square is surrounded by elegant stately homes in pastel colors such as the Casa della Stocca and the Casa dell'Unicorno Bianco. Presiding over the Old Town Square is the Old Town Hall, a 60 meter high Gothic tower which houses on its façade the imposing Astronomical Clock, one of the most beautiful sights in the city. This 15th century clock, in which at every hour, between 9am and 9pm, the figures of twelve apostles can be seen parading accompanied by the figures of the Turk, Greed, Vanity and Death, is for us the most beautiful in the world. After watching the parade, we recommend climbing to the top of the City Hall tower to get one of the best panoramic views of Prague with the square in the foreground.

Charles Bridge

Walking along the elegant Karlova Street, full of cafes and shops, you reach the Charles Bridge, another of the most beautiful places to visit in Prague. It is a medieval bridge with 15 impressive statues on each side that connects the Old Town (Stare Mesto) with the Lesser Town (Mala Strana). A further feature of this bridge are its three Gothic towers, among which the one located on the edge of the Old Town stands out.

Jewish Quarter

Prague's Jewish Quarter or Josefov is located in the old part of the city. It is worth visiting to admire the Jewish Cemetery and one of the 6 synagogues: the Alta, the Vecchia-Nuova (one of the oldest in Europe), the Klausen, the Maisel, the Spanish and the Pinkas.

Hradčany District (Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral & Golden Lane)

Prague Castle is the most visited place in the city and the largest of its kind in the world.

This is not a typical European castle, but a huge architectural complex full of spectacular buildings and sites such as St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, the Old Royal Palace, St. George's Convent, Daliborka Tower, the White Tower and Lobkowitz Palace, among others.

Inside the Castle there is St. Vitus Cathedral, the largest temple in the city and the place of coronation of the kings and queens of Bohemia. If you want to enjoy the best views of Prague and don't mind doing some physical activity, you can climb the cathedral tower via its steep spiral stairs.

The Golden Lane, on the other hand, is a small and picturesque street where its colorful houses have been transformed into handcrafted puppet and souvenir shops full of charm. It owes its name to the goldsmiths who lived here in the 17th century. The Golden Lane is famous above all for hosting, at number 22, the house where Franz Kafka, one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, lived between 1916 and 1917.

Kampa Island & Malá Strana District

Just below the Charles Bridge, lies Kampa Island, surrounded by the Vltava River and the Čertovka Stream. This ancient area of orchards and mills, some of which are still preserved from medieval times such as the Grand Prior's Mill, is perfect for escaping the chaos of the city and having a picnic overlooking the Charles Bridge and the Vltava River. Other points of interest on this island are the romantic Padlock Bridge or Bridge of Love, the Vinarna Certovka (the narrowest street in the world) and, above all, the John Lennon Wall, a tribute to the famous artist and symbol of the protest against the communist regime.

Powder Tower & Municipal House

The Powder Tower is a Gothic tower built in 1475 and blackened over time. It was one of the 13 entrances to the Old City and received this name when it was used as a gunpowder warehouse in the 17th century. It is worth climbing its 65 meters high to get a fantastic view of the city centre. The Municipal House, connected by a covered bridge to the Powder Tower, is one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings to visit in Prague. This imposing building impresses with the decoration of its facade with several sculptures and a semicircular mosaic, while inside it houses a beautiful concert hall covered by an impressive glass dome.

Clementinum

Clementinum is the second largest building complex in Prague; it is the first Jesuit college in the city. Inside is a beautiful baroque library that is more than 300 years old, filled with ancient books, globes and ceiling frescoes.

The only problem with the Clementinum is that you can only enter with a guided tour in English which starts at 10am, takes place every half hour but a reservation is not necessary.

Strahov Monastery

Strahov Monastery is famous for being a pilgrimage center as a replica of the Holy House where Mary lived in Nazareth was built inside. Inside are the incredible Baroque theological halls and the classicist Philosophical Hall of its library, where thousands of ancient books, globes and a beautiful ceiling decorated with frescoes are preserved.

Nove Město District & Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square is the heart of the New Town (Nove Mesto) and another of the essential places to visit in Prague. This huge square has an elongated shape and is full of shops, restaurants and night clubs. Among the places of interest in the square, the imposing neo-Renaissance style building that houses the National Museum stands out, which is worth entering even just to see the interior.

Dancing House

Another of our favorite buildings not to be missed is the Dancing House. This work is composed of two intertwined buildings that look like a dancing couple. Seeing this resemblance, the architects renamed it Fred & Ginger, due to its resemblance to cinema's most famous dancing couple of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

 

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

Visiting this city at its best depends essentially on how long you have to fully enjoy it. Here is a solution based on the number of days available to you:

  • Day 1 - Prague (Staré Mesto District, Jewish Quarter and Charles Bridge) - Google Maps

  • Day 2 - Prague (Hradčany district, Malá Strana and Strahov) - Google Maps

  • Day 3 - Prague (Nove Město & Petrín Hill) - Google Maps

  • Extra - Vyšehrad Castle (by Public Transportation, Taxi or Uber) - Google Maps

(By opening the Maps with Google, you can easily follow our path)

 

5 BEST EXCURSIONS from PRAGUE

We advise you to book the best excursions here: Viator - Musement - Get Your Guide

Český Krumlov & České Budějovice

Terezin Concentration Camp

Karlovy Vary

Karlstejn Castle

Kutná Hora

 

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WHERE TO SLEEP in PRAGUE?

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WHERE TO EAT in PRAGUE?

10 BEST RESTAURANTS in PRAGUE Quality / Price

€€€€ - V Zatisi

€€€ - Restaurant Mlýnec

€€ - Krčma U Pavouka (Medieval Tavern, Restaurant and Theatre) ® Tested by World Mappers

€€ - U Fleků ® Tested by World Mappers

GAY NIGHTLIFE in PRAGUE

10 BEST GAY PLACES, BARS & CLUBS in PRAGUE

The Saints (Gay Friendly Bar)

Friends Prague (Gay Club) ® Tested by World Mappers

Q Café (Gay Bar) ® Tested by World Mappers

XBar Prague (Gay Club) Club TerMIX (Gay Bar & Club) Exclusive Bar (Gay Bar)

Café Bar Flirt (Gay Bar)

Drake's (Gay Bar)

Club Garage (Gay Bar)

Klub 21 (Gay Bar)

Factory Club (Gay Bar)

Sauna David (Gay Sauna)

 

TRAVEL TIPS about PRAGUE by World Mappers

  • You cannot miss Petrin Hill, located almost 140 meters above the city, it is the highest viewpoint and the one that offers the best panoramic view of Prague. - Here you will also find a Lookout Tower that is very reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower in Paris !

  • An experience not to be missed in Prague is the Beer Spa Bernard Prague. Enjoy relaxing in huge handmade oak vats filled with natural extracts used to brew beer. The vitamins and enzymes naturally present in brewer's yeast will help you regenerate your skin, remove harmful substances from the body and relieve fatigue and stress in the most pleasant way. And of course enjoy lots of unlimited beer too!

  • Don't miss Prague's Vytopna Railway Restaurant, which offers a unique dining experience where meals are delivered directly to your table from miniature model trains. Located near Wenceslas Square, it combines delicious Czech cuisine with a playful atmosphere, making it a popular place for locals and tourists alike. The restaurant's decor features railway-themed elements, immersing you in the enchanting atmosphere of the train station. With its attentive service and delightful presentation, the Vytopna Railway Restaurant promises a memorable culinary adventure in the heart of Prague.

  • The Medieval Tavern "U Krále Brabantského" Medieval Restaurant is the new attraction of the Czech capital. Once you pass the entrance door, a magical environment awaits you that will take you back in time. You will be catapulted into an ancient inn lit by candles, where you can sit and eat on wooden benches and tables. Jugglers, fire eaters, swordsmen and belly dancers will cheer up the dinner which will be served on cutting boards and in terracotta plates.

  • Another activity not to be missed is undoubtedly a boat ride on the Vltava River. Different types of tours are available: from small routes, to simply see the city from the river, to day or night cruises with lunch or dinner included.

  • In Prague, the irresistible aroma of freshly baked Trdelník fills the air as you wander the city streets. This traditional Czech dessert, made with rolled dough covered in sugar and cinnamon, is an unmissable treat for visitors seeking a taste of Prague's culinary delights.

  • Another tip on an experience not to be missed in Prague is to attend a Black Light Theater show, which is based on the inability of the human eye to distinguish black from black, with a ticket cost of € 20 to €30 per person. The actors are all dressed in black and act against a completely black backdrop. Among the various venues of Teatro Nero we find:

    • Ta Fantastika. Karlova 8, Stare Mesto, Prague 1 Metro: Staromestska.

    • Black Light Image Theater. Parizska 4, Stare Mesto, Prague 1. Metro: Staromestska.

    • Blanik Theatre. Vaclavske namesti 56, Prague 1. Metro: Muzeum.

    • Metro Theatre. Národní 25, Prague 1. Metro: Národní.

    • Animated Theatre. Na Příkopě 10, Prague 1. Metro: Můstek.

INSTAGRAMMABLE PRAGUE

Instagrammable Places to See in Prague

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"SECRET PRAGUE"

Unusual and Particular Places to See in Prague

  • Outside the classic places to visit of the city, there is a "Secret Prague" that has simply bewitched us. Here are the 10 Things and Places to See in Secret Prague (and Surroundings):

  1. Paternoster Elevator - This elevator is so unique as it has no doors and doesn't stop or slow down. Each cabin is connected to a cable, allowing people to hop on and off seamlessly.

  2. Brown-Nosers - The bold mixed media sculptures are supposedly a metaphor for Czech politics. Of all these, Brown-Nosers is perhaps among his most unsafe for work exhibitions. The sculptures are a permanent feature hidden in the back garden of Futura, an art museum. The gigantic naked lower halves of two bodies are bent over and leaning against the side of the building, revealing their rather gaping orifices. Although their slightly obscene appearance doesn't make the figures too inviting, Brown-nosers is actually an interactive and multimedia exhibition.

  3. Works by David Cerny:

    1. Franz Kafka Head - is a mirrored kinetic sculpture of the author that seeks to reflect this outline the ever-changing pieces of the writer's mind. His face is only there for a moment or two before disintegrating again as the layers begin to twist.

    2. Hanging Man - what appears to be a suicide in progress is actually a statue of Sigmund Freud. He hangs above one of the cobbled streets of Prague's Old Town and raises fears that a man is about to plummet to his death, but in reality he is simply a fake Sigmund Freud.

    3. King Wenceslas Riding an Upside-Down Dead Horse - a large statue of Saint Wenceslas sitting on the belly of a dead horse upside down. The work is intended to be a parody of the sculpture present in the adjacent Wenceslas Square as a veiled polemic to the Prime Minister of the newly formed Czech Republic in the 1990s.

  4. Lennon Wall - It is hidden in a non-descript street, away from the chaos. Every inch of the wall was filled with Lennon-inspired graffiti and Beatles song lyrics.

  5. Prague's Narrowest Alley - This walkway is so narrow that it needs its own light to stop pedestrian traffic jams. It is known as the narrowest street in Prague.

  6. The London Booster - This is a mechanical sculpture created to commemorate the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. It's a 1958 double-decker bus transformed into an athlete, with a pair of muscular arms and a sculpted bottom.

  7. Monument to the Victims of Communism - Prague was under communism for 40 years and this set of sculptures commemorates that period. These are 7 metallic human figures coming down the stairs, each of them representing the phases a person is subjected to under a communist regime. As the figures move away, pieces of their body are missing until they disappear completely, thus symbolizing the losses of a man subjected until his death.

  8. Sex Machines Museum - Prague has many very specific museums and the Sex Machines Museum is probably the most fun. You'll be treated to a timeline of over 200 sexual apparatuses throughout history, with everything from devices (e.g. vibrators), kinky objects, restraints, chairs.

  9. Magic Cave - It is located on Petřín Hill and in reality it is a house transformed into a “cave” taking inspiration from the fantasy world, Argondia, told in his works. Entrance costs only 100 czk (around €4) and inside you will find three floors set up with more than 200 works of art. Its interiors will make you feel like you are truly inside a magical world!

  10. Mirror Labyrinth - Located on the top of the hill, on the right, it is a very particular building but one that will entertain you. Don't let the outside fool you, the inside is not very big and it will take a maximum of 20 minutes to get out of the labyrinth. We had a lot of fun walking among the mirrors so we decided to recommend this activity to you.


 

GAY TOURS in PRAGUE

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Prague • Classic Tour

Start your Prague tour with our Gay/Lesbian Guide with a view of the main highlights. Begin your tour from the Old Town Square with the worldwide known the Astronomical Clock (entrance included), one of the greatest treasures of the city with a fascinating mechanical performance which in the Middle Ages was considered one of the wonders of the world, also known for the legend about clockmaster Hanus. Then observe the elegant Gothic Church of Our Lady in front of Tyn, erected by the Roman Emperor Charles the IV, and the pink Rococo Kinsky Palace once hosting a highschool frequented by Franz Kafka. Continue to the unique building 'At the Black Madonna' where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed the world premier of his opera 'Don Giovanni'. Continue to the Municipal House, a beautiful Art Nouveau building and a national cultural landmark decorated by Jan Preisler, Max Svabinsky, and Alfons Mucha. Finish your tour at Wenceslas Square in the centre of the New Town, which inspired world architects in the beginning of modernism. Here take a look to the famous statue of two soldiers kissing each other before the end of your tour.

Included:

* Gay or Lesbian Friendly Tour Guide for City Tour (3 hours)

* Entrance Fee – Astronomical Clock

 

Prague • Gay Tour & Lesser Quarter’s Secrets

Discover more about Prague, the Czech Republic, with its history and architecture, customs, gay life and much more. After meeting your Gay/Lesbian Guide, cross the famous 14th century Charles Bridge with its many statues and mysteries to the Lesser Quarter below Prague Castle, which houses numerous Renaissance and Classicist palaces. Then visit the churches of St Nicholas and Our Lady Victorious head up to Prague Castle, Pražský hrad. Founded in the 9th century, the castle became the seat of Czech rulers and later presidents. The panoramic view of Prague Castle is one of the most spectacular in the world. Enter the largest castle in the world, strolling aroung its courtyards, palaces, museums and garden all day long and whilst doing so, admiring the overwhelming beauty of a place which has been the seat of Czech kings, emperors and presidents for a thousand years. Discover the secret of this symbol of the Czech Republic and a place which makes Prague one of the most beautiful cities in the world. After the visit end of the tour. Don’t miss in the evening to explore Prague’s best gay bars and clubs.

Included:

* Gay or Lesbian Friendly Tour Guide for City Tour (3 hours)

* Entrance Fee – Prague Castle

 

Prague by Night • Gay Tour

Enjoy an enlightened Prague and an amazing walking tour through Prague’s gay & lesbian bars and clubs to live on your skin the magic atmosphere and LGBT scene of the city. Enjoy your included drink (also alcohol free drink available) and own the night !

Included:

* Gay or Lesbian Friendly Tour Guide for Night Tour (2 hours)

* Drink in Gay Bar (1 Drink)

 

© Photographs in Prague by Detail Verliebt Fotografie


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