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The best places in Prague to visit Christmas markets
Visiting Prague During the Christmas time
In Prague, December is often one of the coldest months. The weather is frigid, with temperatures as low as -3°C at night. Even so, this is the most beautiful time of the year. Prague is a beautiful place to visit over the holidays. The city is more gorgeous than ever, and the skyline appears to be plucked from a fairytale. During the Christmas season, the City of Spires is highly busy and provides a variety of activities. The Christmas Markets in Prague are great for a day with the kids. They are open every day including, Prague’s finest sites, tourist attractions, restaurants, and theatres. There is also a rise in several opera houses and other venues throughout the Christmas season.
Recommended accommodation near Christmas markets in Prague
1. Hotel Residence Agnes
Hotel Residence Agnes is a boutique hotel located in the historic Old Town of Prague. The hotel is conveniently located near major tourist destinations such as the Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter of Josefov, and the Charles Bridge. The lovely boutique hotel is surrounded by streets lined with cafés, shops, restaurants, and the Palladium mall. The hotel’s interior incorporates a unique blend of contemporary designs with antique furnishings. However, it is relatively low on facilities, such as; gardens, pools, spas, and a rooftop terrace. It does, however, provide visitors with a hotel vehicle, laundry facilities, and essential business services. The boutique hotel features 22 rooms with contemporary minibars, safes, and modern bathrooms.
2. The Roadhouse Prague
The Roadhouse Prague is a privately owned hostel that opened its doors in 2017. The brand new Hostel is in the heart of Prague, near the Prague astronomical clock and only minutes away from Charles Bridge and Old Town Square. It’s a lively hostel for expats who don’t mind sharing a space with strangers. The roadhouse Prague provides visitors with comfortable accommodations, excellent services, and a kind staff that makes them feel comfortable and right at home. The Hostel contains three dorm rooms and three bathrooms, which are well-furnished and set up to give guests a homey feel. Guests can access the 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen. The Hostel also offers daily activities for its guests, such as tours and other activities, to ensure that they are well-versed in Prague and all it offers. The Hostel provides dinners for a modest cost, allowing guests to bond as one family.
3. Old Town Apartments Tyn
Old Town Apartments Tyn, located in the heart of Prague, provides wonderfully comfortable apartments with all of the required conveniences, such as air conditioning and heating. The beautiful old town plaza and Charles Bridge are easily accessible from the Old Town apartments. It’s also near the Astronomical Tower and around 12 miles from Prague’s Vaclav Havel Airport. The Old Town apartments have restaurants that serve various local and foreign dishes. They include a dressing room, free WiFi, a picnic area, a satellite flat-screen TV, a sitting area.
Old Town Apartments Tyn is so near the old town square that you can visit traditional Christmas markets and trees. The Christmas tree is lit at the launch of the Christmas markets. The Old Town Square Market presents several spectacular Christmas activities, including live performances, concerts, and dance acts, as well as a festive ambience.
Popular Christmas Markets in Prague
The Christmas festivities in Prague are a must-see, and Christmas markets in Prague are the highlight of the festivities. They illuminate the city and bring tourists together with spectacular performances, beautiful holiday decorations, food, art, and much more. Christmas markets typically open in the second part of November and shut on Christmas Eve; however, a handful continues into January. There are several Christmas markets located around the country, each different in its own way. So if you’re intending on spending Christmas in Prague, you’ll have a lot of options for markets. With that said, here are some of Prague’s most famous Christmas markets.
1. Old town square Christmas market
From late November until early January, the Christmas market in Old Town Square is open every day. Old Town Square’s Christmas markets are the busiest and most well-known in Prague. It includes local crafts, foods, and beverages, among other things. At the end of November, there is a tree lighting event. The historic town square Christmas market features live carolling and theatre performances throughout the season, creating a lovely and festive ambience.
2. Prague Castle Christmas Market
The Prague castle Christmas market provides visitors with stunning views of the city and a festive holiday ambience. Over 70 stalls have been put up in Saint George’s Square for the stunning Christmas market. Traditional handcrafted crafts and souvenirs, as well as delicious local cuisine, are available at the stalls. Because the Castle Christmas Market is only open until 6 p.m. on weekdays and 7 p.m. on weekends, visitors must arrive earlier to take advantage of everything it has to offer.
3.Wenceslas Square Christmas Market
Visit the Wenceslas Square Christmas market in Central Prague. The market begins in early December and extends through January. There are booths, food stalls, entertainment, and an attractive environment at the Christmas market. You will almost certainly get into the holiday spirit when strolling around the city market. Also, every night at 5 p.m., a tree lighting ceremony takes place in Wenceslas Square.