In 2017 Prague was listed as the fifth most visited European city after London, Paris, Rome and Istanbul.
Prague is divided into ten numbered districts (Praha 1 through to Praha 10). Praha 1 (map) is the oldest part of the city, the original ‘Town of Prague’, and has by far the most attractions.
Buildings in big cities in the Czech Republic have two numbers, one blue and one red. The blue ones are the orientation numbers – it is the ordinal number of the building on its street. The red numbers are related to the house register of the entire quarter (for example, Staré Město). Most people do not remember them; if somebody says, e.g., the house is in Dlouha str. number 8, they will usually mean the blue number.
The city has many world-class museums, including the National Museum (Národní muzeum, map), the Museum of the Capital City of Prague (map), the Alfons Mucha Museum (map). The Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures (map), the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague (map), the Josef Sudek Gallery (map) and The Josef Sudek Studio (map). The National Library (map) and the National Gallery (map), which manages the largest collection of art in the Czech Republic.
In Malá Strana (map), Staré Město (map) there are hundreds of restaurants, bars and pubs, especially with *Czech beer.
! Taxi drivers of Prague are a major “image issue”. The risk of overcharging is greatly overplayed, however especially non-Czech speaking customers are often ripped off due in various ways.