Václav Havel Airport Prague, formerly known as Prague-Ruzyně, is the largest airport in Prague. Prague Airport is named after the country’s first post-Velvet revolution president, Václav Havel, who served as president of Czechoslovakia. All international flights pass through this airport and there is no other civil airport in Prague. Despite this, Prague has three smaller airports and smaller landing areas for helicopters, which is located at airports and in hospital compounds.
Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. It is also the largest in the country, as well as one of the largest cities in Central Europe. By this, much needs to be seen, as Prague has a lot to offer to tourists.
For one, the biggest castle in the world can be found here, according to Guinness World Records. Prague Castle offers beautiful view of the surroundings located beneath it. It also houses the Castle Picture gallery wherein paintings from the famous collection of Emperor Rudolph II, as well as works of Titian, Aachen, and Rubens can be seen and marvelled at. St. Vitus Cathedral is also on the site. A walking distance from the Prague Castle is the famous Charles Bridge, which connects Old Town with Lesser Town. It was built in 14th century, and is considered as one of Prague’s most beautiful structures. At present, it is a bustling place of local trade and entertainment. Stepping further from the Castle lays the Old Town, wherein the city’s historic centre houses historic buildings and monuments, notably the famed Astronomical Clock and the pure Gothic Týn Church. This is just the first series of the Church as the Old Town also features many historical churches such as St James Church and Church of Our Lady. Also located nearby is the Estate Theatre where Mozart first performed his opera, “Don Giovanni.”
Further walk from the old times towards the dawn of the new century, the New Town is an extension of the Old Town. Even if it is built in the 14th century, much of the area has been reconstructed. Main attractions include Wenceslas Square, a rectangular commercial square that houses stalls, shops, and restaurants. Located atop of the square is the National Museum.
Despite its size, Prague is surprisingly known as a very walkable city. For those who are more adept on walking than seeing tourist spots, tourists can join sightjogging and or running tours. Running Tours Prague offers sightrunning, wherein tourists can see most of Prague in 90 minutes, coupled with local guides that are entertaining to listen to. Running Prague also offers the same concept, and entertains private running tours and corporate clientele.
How to get around within Prague
From the airport towards Prague city proper, transportation takes about only 25 minutes. The cheapest way to reach the city is by bus. Tickets can be bought in kiosks located both in Terminals 1 and 2, which is relatively cheaper than buying from the driver himself. Bus Airport Express take tourists to the city from the airport and back, with the route usually stopping at Dejvická station (metro line A), Náměstí Republiky station (metro line B), Prague Masaryk Station (Náměstí Republiky station metro line B), with the last stop ending at Prague's main train station, after which the bus will head back to the airport. Much of the attractions in Prague are nearby the stations so tourists can alight the station and walk towards their desired destination. Meanwhile, Cedaz Bus (owned by AAA taxi) takes tourist to the specific spot in the city centre, the V Celnici street. For comfortable and reliable service, you can take a taxi. Taxi stands located near the arrivals gate will give anyone who wishes to utilise the transportation the price to desired destination.
How to get there
Václav Havel Airport Prague houses three terminals, with terminal 1 serving intercontinental flights including flights to the United Kingdom, Ireland, North America (USA and Canada), Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Terminal 2 serves flights within European Union (EU) Schengen Agreement member countries and other European destinations, while Terminal 3 is being utilised by general and business purposes through charter, cargo, and private flights. The airport is served by a number of airlines such as Czech Airlines, Wizz Air, easyJet, Jet2.com, SmartWings, Swiss International, Aer Lingus, Finnair, Norwegian, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Delta Airlines, Aegean Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, TAP, Iberia, Germanwings, Air One, and Emirates.
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