The Jewish Quarter, known as "Josefov", is one of the most visited areas with many visitors every day, both Jews and non-Jews. The visit to the neighborhood is exciting and brings the tourist back to the glorious past of the centuries-old Jewish community. The Quarter is located just a few minutes walk from the Old Town Square. You can visit the Jewish Museum in Prague, which houses a number of buildings that have survived to this day thanks to their preservation and renovation. In order to visit the buildings you must purchase a combined entrance ticket, for sale in front of the entrance to the Old New Synagogue. The card list the sites included, along with a small map indicating their location.
When looking for hotel accommodation, we recommend you staying in close proximity to the Jewish Quarter, in the Prague 1 - Old Town district.
We recommend changing money at the eXchange office, located at the corner of Kaprova and Maiselova Street, just off of the Old Town Square.
To see their rates look up: www.Exchange.cz
Beware: The streets of Prague are full of "money changers" who will gladly exchange money for you under "attractive" conditions. Since these tend to be crooks, never change money with them!
The use of the telephone in Hotels can be very expensive, so it is recommended to purchase a local SIM card, or limit your phone usage to when you are in an open WiFi network.
Discount SIM cards can be bought at media stores spread throughout the city. You will be able to identify them with the names of the leading chains T-MOBILE, O2 and VODAPHONE. In the city center, you will be able to purchase a SIM card in the PALLADIUM mall. A SIM with 1gb costs about 150 CZK.
Safety and Security
Prague is a peaceful and calm European city, which allows you to walk around the streets without fear, even in the evening. However, you should always keep basic safety rules in case: Large sums of money, as well as essential documents, are preferred to be kept in a safe in the hotel (some hotels do not have a safe in the room, but a central safe room). In crowded places, please remain alert.
Public transportion in Prague is easy, simple and accessible to all parts of the city efficiently and quickly.
Public transportation in Prague includes:
Trams, which run on the city's roads
The cost is not high, but be sure to buy a travel ticket before boarding the train or bus and don’t forget to validate the ticket upon boarding (in the case of a single journey ticket or before the first use in the case of a multi-time card). Sometimes inspectors come around and it is very unpleasant to be caught in front of all the passengers without a travel ticket, especially since it is accompanied by a particularly high fine.
Tickets can be bought at the entrance to the subway stations and all tobacco shops in the city.
Cost of travel:
Travel ticket for 30 minutes: 24 CZK
Travel ticket for 90 minutes: 32 CZK
Free ticket for 24 hours: 110 CZK
Free ticket for 72 hours: 310 CZK