Exploring the best of Prague, with cheap flights from Tampa

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Last year, the Czech Republic celebrated its 100th birthday, and Prague — the country's capital city — was named one of 2018's top destinations by the New York Times.

Bisected by the Vltava River, “the City of a Hundred Spires" is known for its Old Town Square, colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and its medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Besides the stunning architecture, there are also enough local libations and delightful dishes to appease any traveler.

Fortunately, there are plenty of relatively inexpensive flights between Tampa and Prague on travel site Skyscanner.

Here’s a list of flights, hotels, restaurants and local attractions in Prague to get you excited about your next excursion.

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Cheapest Prague flights

Currently, the cheapest flights between Tampa and Prague are if you leave on Oct. 9 and return from the Czech Republic on Oct. 15. Finnair currently has roundtrip tickets for $544.

There are also deals to be had in June. If you fly out of Tampa on June 12 and return from Prague on June 19, Norwegian can get you there and back for $787 roundtrip.

Top Prague hotels

Regarding where to stay, here are some of Prague’s top-rated hotels, that we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction.

The Mosaic House (Odboru 4)

If you're looking for a top recommendation, consider The Mosaic House. The hotel has a 4.9-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $110.

"The rooms are light and modern and I liked the trendy décor," wrote visitor Petr Gut. "You can get a dorm or a superior room with a terrace and the top floor is occupied by penthouse apartments with rooftop terraces, so there's something for everyone." 

The Sophie's Hostel (Melounova 2)

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There's also the 4.8-star rated The Sophie's Hostel. Rooms are currently set at $16/night.

Area attractions include the Czech National Museum, Czech Technical University and Wenceslas Square.

The Louren Hotel (Slezska 55 Slezska 832/55)

A third option is The Louren Hotel. With a five-star rating on Skyscanner, the hotel is one of the most luxurious in the city. Rooms are currently listed for $92/night.

Featured Prague food and drink

Don't miss Prague's food scene, with plenty of popular spots to get your fill of local cuisine. Here are a few of the top-rated eateries from Skyscanner's listings.

Potrefena Husa Hybernska (Dlážděná 1003/7 110 00)

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Let's start with the basics: where to get a drink. For a popular option, check out Potrefena Husa Hybernska, which has an average of five stars out of seven reviews on Skyscanner.

"This restaurant is great especially for students and backpackers and budget travelers," wrote visitor Emily. "They serve up cheap and hearty traditional Czech food for a very reasonable price!"

SaSaZu (Bubenske Nabrezi 306)

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If you're looking for a local favorite restaurant pick, head to SaSaZu, with 4.9 stars from seven reviews.

"Both club and high-end Asian fusion restaurant, a night at stylish SaSaZu is always an unforgettable experience," wrote reviewer Clare. "Food is inspired by dishes from Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia."

U Medvídků (Na Perštýně, 345/7)

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Also worth considering is U Medvídků.

"Great value and authentic," wrote Marie. "Both tourists and locals eat at Medviku so you know it's legit, but you also know they'll speak English (and German and French if I recall correctly)."

Maly Buddha (Úvoz 110/44)

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Finally, there's Maly Buddha.

"You best get into Maly Buddha and fill up on healthy Vietnamese fare. Great vegetarian options and plenty of vegetables on this menu — sometimes an anomaly in Prague," wrote Gregory.

Featured Prague attractions

To round out your trip, Prague offers plenty of popular attractions worth visiting. Here are some top recommendations, based on Skyscanner's descriptions and reviews.

The Charles Bridge (Karlův most)

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First up is The Charles Bridge.

Joining the Lesser Side with Old Town, the Charles bridge is famously the best spot for viewing the Prague Castle. Thousands of people traverse this cobbled bridge every year in search of magic, bohemia and possibly the good-luck plaque at the 16th statue.

Old Town Square (Staroměstské nám.)

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Old Town Square is another popular destination.

Aptly named for its location in the Old Town quarter of Prague, Old Town Square is the oldest and most populated square in this historic city. While there are a number of architectural styles that can be seen throughout the space, the dominating figure is the Church of Our Lady before Tyn, a massive Gothic structure completed in the 15th century. 

"This is one of two must-see spots in Prague," wrote visitor Schel. "The buildings surrounding this plaza are glorious and will make your visit awe inspiring."

Prague Castle (Prague 11908)

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Lastly, consider checking out Prague Castle.

The former royal compound is actually a series of castles, with a cathedral and several gardens and plazas at the center. If you visit during the day, make sure to catch the changing of the guard, which occurs every hour (the most spectacular of which takes place at noon). If you visit by night, be sure to appreciate the lighting design and beauty as you make your way up, and the spectacular view of Prague on your way down.

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