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 Indianapolis and Prague on travel site Skyscanner.
Here’s a list of flights, hotels, restaurants and local attractions in Prague to get you started.
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Cheapest Prague flights
The cheapest flights between Indianapolis and Prague are if you leave on Sept. 8 and return from the Czech Republic on Sept. 16. Lufthansa currently has tickets for $645, roundtrip.
There are also deals to be had in May. If you fly out of Indianapolis on May 7 and return from Prague on May 14, Lufthansa can get you there and back for $650 roundtrip.
Top Prague hotels
To plan your accommodations, 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 an inexpensive place to stay, consider The Mosaic House. The hotel has a 4.9-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $10.
The Sophie's Hostel (Melounova 2)
There's also the 4.8-star rated The Sophie's Hostel, which has rooms for $16/night.
Area attractions include the Czech National Museum, the Prague National Theatre 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.
Top picks for dining and drinking
Prague has plenty of top-notch dining options. Here are a couple of the most popular, according to Skyscanner.
Nase Maso (Dlouha 39)
One of Prague's most popular restaurants is Nase Maso, which has an average of five stars out of five reviews on Skyscanner.
"Naše Maso (Our Meat) is a butchery using only the best quality meat," wrote visitor Petr. "The staff will quickly grill any piece of meat you want or warm the sausages and provide mustard and bread."
Marina (Alsovo Nabrezi)
Another popular dining destination is Marina, with 4.6 stars from five reviews.
"It's an excellent restaurant on a boat in Prague," wrote reviewer Barbara. "You can get everything from Mediterranean to Czech food."
Top Prague attractions
Not sure what to do in Prague, besides eat and drink? Here are a few recommendations, provided by Skyscanner.
The Charles Bridge (Karlův most)
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.
Old Town Square (Staroměstské nám.)
The Old Town Square is another popular destination.
It is the oldest and most populated square in this historic city. The dominating figure is the Church of Our Lady before Tyn, a massive Gothic structure completed in the 15th century. Visitors can also check out the astronomical clock, the Jan Hus Memorial and the baroque St. Nicholas Church.
"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)
Lastly, consider checking out the Prague Castle, which was the original seat of power in Bohemia, the home of Czech royalty. 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.
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