What to See, Do & Eat & Pack with Just 24 Hours in Prague
Prague has quickly grown from being a little-known Europe city to one of the biggest hot-spots in Europe, atop many a traveler’s must-see list. It’s easy to see why, with a rich history that was battle-strewn and full of conflicts through the 20th century and an old town area that is a Gothic and Baroque beauty.
Then there’s the Czech cuisine…and the beer…and that impressive castle. All this makes the idea of figuring out what to see when you have just one day in Prague a daunting experience. But with some determination, you can see a lot of the city and get a feel for the culture even when short on time, and you’re in the right place to figure out exactly how to put together the 1-day in Prague itinerary that’s ideal for you!
Table of Contents
Top 10 Experiences in Prague
One Day in Prague
Recommended Itinerary Alternate Ideas: More to Do
Where to Stay in Prague
Getting to Prague
Top 10 Experiences in Prague
- Prague Castle
- St. Vitus Cathedral
- Petrin Lookout Tower
- St. Lawrence Cathedral
- Old Town Square
- Old Jewish Cemetery
- Pinkas Synagogue
- Infant Jesus of Prague
- Charles Bridge
- Lennon Wall
One Day in Prague Recommended Itinerary
For the optimal itinerary to experience a wide range of Prague in a short amount of time – and especially for those who are visiting Prague for the first time, here is how you should spend your day in Prague, starting at one of my favorite places: Prague Castle.
Psst…additional things to do depending on special interests you may have are listed after the recommended itinerary so you can create a 1-day in Prague itinerary that’s perfect for you!
What to See at Prague Castle
Visiting Prague Castle isn’t just touring the remains of an actual castle. Prague Castle actually refers to the components of a walled compound located high on a hill above Prague’s old town area, and is the largest castle complex in the world. Within the walls are cathedrals and chapels, old government buildings, a former residential area, and a palace. Prague Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and construction on Prague Castle is believed to have been started around 880 by Prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty. From the 10th century onward, Prague Castle served as the seat of the ruler plus the archbishop of Prague.
Here’s what you’ll see when touring the Prague Castle area:
St. George’s Basilica
St. George’s Basilica is the oldest church still standing in Prague Castle and was founded by Prince Vratislav I at the beginning of the 10th century. St. George’s Basilica houses the tombs of the basilica’s builder and many monarchs and has walls featuring fading frescoes that are still beautiful to behold.
- Crypt – Head down the stairs behind the altar to enter a 12th century crypt with a Baroque grill and Romanesque columns; plus look for the eerie statue of a decomposing body that will be to your right and which was put there to remind how transient life is.
- Frescoes – While touring St. George’s Basilica, take note of the old fading frescoes on the walls and ceiling.
- The Altar of St. George’s Basilica – Unlike many places of worship, at Basilica of St. George, you can go up on the altar and look out at the pews.
- St. John Altar – The St. John Altar is also an interesting room to visit in the Basilica St. George, as it has an array of paintings telling the story of St. John and also has a box with the remains of a nun.
St. Vitus Cathedral
St. Vitus Cathedralis notable for being the largest church in the Czech Republic. It is of Roman Catholic faith and is the seat of the Archbishop of Prague. Inside the Gothic architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral are the tombs of past Bohemian kings plus St. John of Nepomuk. Peter Parler, a renowned Gothic architect, was commissioned to create much of the cathedral’s design and his designs made the cathedral an important part of today’s historic Gothic buildings. While touring St. Vitus Cathedral, you’ll also see amazing sculptures, artwork, and an ancient chapel, including:
- Wooden Altar – Located on the left side of the cathedral is a large wooden altar created by sculptor František Bílek and which features a relief of the crucifixion.
- East End of S. Vitus – This eastern end of St. Vitus cathedral is located behind the main altar and consists of royal tombs of the Hapsburg dynasty. The east end of St. Vitus Cathedral is also the more gothic part of the building. The cathedral was damaged by fire and looted in the 1500s and 1600s; as a result, another notable aspect of the east end is seeing one of the cannons that hit the castle hanging from a pillar.
- Silver Tomb of St. John of Nepomuk – The burial place of St. John of Nepomuk is located in St. Vitus Cathedral. St. John of Nepomuk is a national saint of the Czech Republic and was was killed via drowning in 1393 under the order of King Wenceslas due to St. John’s failure to divulge the confessions of the queen. Due to how he died, St. John of Nepomuk is considered to be a protector against floods.
- St. Wenceslas Chapel – This chapel of the cathedral has exceptional spiritual importance. It was on this site Charles IV started building the St. Vitus Cathedral, making it the oldest part of the cathedral. The frescoes date back to the 1300s. Make sure you turn left when passing the chapel for a frontal view of St. Wenceslas Chapel.
- Stained Glass Murals – When leaving St. Vitus Cathedral, look for the last stained glass picture, which depicts the descent of the Holy Spirit.
Old Royal Palace
This stone Romanesque Palace served as the seat of rulers of Bohemia from the 12th century until the Czech independence, as well as the place of residence for kings for many of those centuries. The Habsburgs were last rulers who were seated here. Top aspects of the Old Royal Palace include:
- Vladislav Hall – This magnificent hall was used for banquets, royal meetings, and even jousting tournaments conducted indoors – which gives you an idea just how large the hall is. Vladislav Hall also features an impressive late-Gothic vaulted ceiling. In Vladislav Hall, also be sure to veer to the right out onto the balcony at the end of the hall for a great view of Prague.
- The Riders Staircase – The exit from Vladislav Hall takes you down the Riders Staircase, which still features the wide, much worn down stairs that were used as the entrance for knights to enter Vladislav Hall on horseback for jousting tournaments.
- Ludwig Wing – Built in the early 1500s, the Ludwig Wing is the oldest building in Bohemia that has a completely Renaissance façade and it consists of two rooms.
- Chapel of All Saints – Built onto the eastern side of the Old Royal Palace is the Chapel of All Saints, a palace chapel consecrated in 1185. The tomb of St. Procopius is housed in the chapel and paintings depicting his life decorate the walls.
Originally part of the defensive walls of Prague Castle, Golden Lane became a home for citizens of Prague beginning in the 16h century. The first inhabitants of the rooms in the wall are believed to have been goldsmiths, and the lane was called Zlatnická ulička, meaning Goldsmith’s Lane.
In the late 1500s, the wall was remodeled, turning the rooms into today’s structure and the street into “Golden Lane”. The homes, as you’ll see, are incredibly small. These tiny – often just one room – houses were lived in by citizens, including famed writer Frank Kafka, until after World War II, when the Office of the Czechoslovak President appropriated the homes from their owners.
Today, Golden Lane can be visited as part of the ticket to see Prague Castle. It’s a colorful street and is fun to walk along and poke your head into the tiny houses and marvel at how cramped they must have been to live in. Many of the houses are home to shops that you can get a souvenir in, including a copy of the book Frank Kafka wrote while living in House #22 from 1916 to 1917. Other notable houses and sights of Golden Lane include:
- House #13 – Residence of the Red Artilleryman: This house on Golden Lane reflects a time during the late Renaissance when the defense of Prague Castle was in the hands of the guards, who were called “the Red Artillerymen” due to the red color of their uniforms. This house is set up to show what their accommodations would have liked like, plus examples of their uniform, and is worth stepping into to see.
- House #14 – This was the home of fortune-teller Madame de Thebes, who lived in the house from 1918 until her death after World War II, when it is said she was executed for predicting the death of Hitler.
- Armor and Torture – After exploring the houses, don’t miss walking all the way to the far end of Golden Lane (follow the numbers up) where you’ll see a small courtyard with old artillery in it where kids will enjoy playing on the equipment. After looking at the artillery, enter the door to the right of the courtyard and head up the stairs of Daliborka Tower toward the Torture Chamber, which houses medieval methods of torture and is not for the faint of heart. Along these stairs, you’ll also have the chance to see swords, coat of arms, and armor from past centuries, including children armor.
The Petrin Lookout Tower resembles a miniature Eiffel Tower, though one that is still high enough you can go up in it for fantastic views of Prague. Located atop Petrin Hill, the Petrin Lookout Tower is also scenic to get to.
Take the 20 minute walk there from Prague Castle or maneuver yourself over to Újezd Street and take the funicular to the top of the hill. The funicular only takes a few minutes and you can use the same day ticket or pass you have for the Prague metro.
From the top of Petrin Lookout Tower, you can see an aerial view of nearby Lawrence Cathedral plus the Charles Bridge.
Cathedral of St. Lawrence
Located on Petrin Hill by Petrin Lookout Tower, the Cathedral of St. Lawrence is small in scale, yet impressive in history and is the principle church of the Czech Old Catholic Church in the Czech Republic. The inside of the cathedral can be viewed through a gated door. It has white washed walls and simple pews. The altar is adorned with unassuming jars and a simple cross.
Though this may not sound grand compared to other sights in Prague, the church stands out due to its difference in opulence compared to most European churches. The exterior has a terracotta color to the walls with a few statues proudly erected next to the church. The lookout tower is 299 stairs – the lift is extra.
The Cathedral of St. Lawrence has a rich history as well as the church is said to be built on the ground where Pagan ceremonies took place and fire burned there was said to have images and faces the flames. The original church was built in 1135 and then remodeled into the Baroque church it is today in the 1700s.
Infant Jesus of Prague
Located in Prague’s Our Lady of Victorious Church is the famous statue, the Infant Jesus of Prague. The statue is believed to have been created by a monk after the infant Jesus appeared to him and the Infant Jesus of Prague was carved based on the likeness of the apparition the monk saw. It is believed that after the Infant Jesus of Prague was repaired in the 1600s (after being damaged in the Thirty Years War) that the statue brought prosperity and protection to Prague and its people as well as having been said to conduct miracles.
When viewing the Infant Jesus of Prague, you’ll see it adorned in a robe and crown – the robes and crowns are often changed so that the Infant Jesus of Prague is wearing colors that correlate to the liturgical season. Take time to head up the stairs to the museum of the church, which showcases the Infant Jesus statue’s different elaborate robes and crowns, which were gifts bestowed upon the statue, such as a beautiful oriental robe from Vietnam gifted in the 1900s.
Do you like the Beatles? (Ok, really, who doesn’t like the Beatles?) Then stop by Lennon Wall in the Lesser Quarter before crossing the river to Old Town. During the communist era in the 1980s, the Lennon Wall served as a place for political propaganda as the original painting to be applied to the wall depicted John Lennon along with lyrics from the Beatles’ songs.
Western pop music was banned in Prague and though police continued to cover up the painting, those who longed for political change in Prague continued to paint the wall to get their message out. Today, the Lennon Wall is constantly changing as artists and visitors to the wall add their special touch. Images and words promoting peace and harmony decorate the wall in a fluid and colorful manner.
After visiting the Lennon Wall, it’s time to head across the river to the other side of Prague, which you should do via Charles Bridge, a Prague landmark in and of itself.
You won’t find cars on the Charles Bridge. Instead what you’ll find is a gorgeous pedestrian bridge that was built in the 14th century and features bronze statues and spectacular views to witness during the walk across it. The Charles Bridge was built in 1357 after being commissioned by King Charles IV. The bridge was designed by Peter Parler, the famous architect who also designed St. Vitus Cathedral; however, the statues weren’t part of the original design and were added a few centuries later to make the bridge more ornamental.
Just as when it was originally built, the Charles Bridge’s main purpose today is to connect the two sides of Prague bordering the Vlatva River. When crossing the Charles Bridge, keep an eye out for the famous St. John of Nepomuk statue, which you’ll notice due to the ring of stars surrounding the head of the statue. This statue is also frequently touched by visitors as it is said to bring you good luck and a return visit to Prague someday.
Old Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum is made up of six different sites in the Jewish Quarter of Prague.
The Maisel Synagogue – Built in 1590, the Maisel Synagogue originally reflected Renaissance architecture, but after a devastating fire in 1689, the synagogue was rebuilt in the Baroque style. Today, visitors can appreciate the look and style of Maisel Synagogue while touring the History of the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia exhibit housed in it. The exhibit includes information and artifacts from the 10th through 18th centuries. In addition to exhibitions, the Maisel Synagogue is also used as a depository.
The Spanish Synagogue – Inside the Moorish-style Spanish Synagogue, you’ll find the second part of the History of the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia exhibit, now focusing on the history of the emancipation to present time. Documents, books, and portraits help explain history, including the emancipation process, Zionism, and prominent figures of the Jewish community in Prague from the 18th century through today. A section of the exhibit also focuses on the Holocaust of Bohemian and Moravian Jews. The Spanish Synagogue itself is very historic as it was built in 1868 on the site of the oldest Jewish house of prayer in Prague.
The Pinkas Synagogue – The 16th century built Pinkas Synagogue was turned into a memorial after World War II and lists the names of all Bohemian and Moravian Jews killed during the Holocaust. It is a haunting and moving walk through the memorial. At the end, another room in the Pinkas Synagogue houses the heart-wrenching exhibit of Children’s Drawings from Terezin. The exhibit features paintings drawn by children living in the Terezin ghetto before being transferred to concentration camps between 1942-1944. The paintings were the result of a secret education system for children at Terezin and the art method was used for children to express themselves as a form of therapy to help them deal with the harsh conditions of life in the ghetto. The paintings were saved by being stowed away in a hidden briefcase that was retrieved after the war ended. Sadly, many of the young artists of the paintings died in Auschwitz. The paintings of their feelings before being shipped to the concentration camp reflect pain, fear, confusion, and even signs of hope and happiness.
Short on Time Tip: Even if you have to skip other parts, The Pinkas Synagogue is a part of the Jewish museum that should not be missed.
The Old Cemetery – The Old Cemetery is a massive graveyard of teetering, toppled over, and stacked grave stones – many of which are unmarked. One tombstone that is known is that of Avigdor Karo, a scholar and poet buried in the Old Cemetery whose tombstone dates back to 1439. A path winds you along the perimeter of the curving graveyard that gets its chaotic appearance from the upward expansion of the graveyard. Since expanding outward was not an option, new layers of earth would be added on top of the existing graveyard. This process was done multiple times and over the years the older gravestones have pushed up to the new layers. The result is a mystifying display of tombstones pointing in every direction, many right next to each other or on top of each other. Burials stopped being performed in 1787, but before that occurred, over 12,000 people were buried there including scholar and teacher Judah Loew ben Bezalel, 16th century mayor of the Prague Jewish community Mordechai Maisel, rabbi David Oppenheim, historian Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, and mathematician and astronomer David Gans.
The Klausen Synagogue – The Klausen Synagogue is a small synagogue built in 1604 housing an exhibition on Jewish customs and traditions. The exhibit has artifacts and objects so visitors learn more on the Jewish way of life, including weddings, births, bar mitzvahs, and more. The Ceremonial Hall – This Romanesque-style hall is a newer addition to the buildings that make up the Jewish Museum. Built in 1911 to house the Ceremonial Hall and mortuary of the Old Jewish Ceremony, today the building is used as an exhibit hall for the second part of the Jewish Customs and Tradition exhibit (continued on from the Klausen Synagogue).
Old Town Prague
Old Town Square is the main square of Prague and home to some of the city’s most iconic sites. To access the square, get off at the Staromětská metro stop and head southeast along Kaprova Street to get to the square.
The main thing to see in the square is the Astronomical Clock on Old Town City Hall.
Old Town City Hall and Astronomical Clock
You can’t miss the impressive astronomical clock on the side of Old Town City Hall during your one day in Prague.
This Gothic building dates back to the 13th century and is one of Prague’s most recognizable landmarks, mostly know for the impressive astronomical clock on the side of its tower. The clock is the oldest of its kind in Europe, having been built in 1410. Each hour on the hour, the clock marks the time with a figurine procession. Old Town City Hall also has a tower you can climb up for a view of the square.
Short on Time Tip: Skip the tower and get to the clock watching 10-15 minutes early so you get a good spot as the square gets pretty crowded for the clock display.
Other neat things to see in the square include:
Rococo Kinsky Palace – This beautiful Rococo building has a historic past – its balcony was where communist leader Klement Gottwald gave a speech in 1948 proclaiming the dawn of a communist state.
Tyn Cathedral – This Gothic cathedral stands out in Old Town Square thanks to the dark spires coming out of its towers.
Baroque St. Nicholas Church – This church was created in a beautiful Baroque architecture style with frescoes decorating the stucco inside.
More Things to Do During Your Day in Prague
Visiting the above recommended sites will give you a great feel for the history and culture of Prague in just one day. Adding more into the day would really rush things, and you want to enjoy your time at each site. However, since not everyone places similar value on the same types of attractions when traveling, here are some additional suggestions of some of the other top sites in Prague you may enjoy substituting into your day. Or, if you find yourself with extra time to spend in Prague, these can be done on a second or third day spent in the city.
National Monument in Vitkov
The National Monument in Vitkov is part of the National Museum of Prague and is located on top of Vitkov Hill, a beautiful area of Prague that has been documented in Prague’s history since the 1400s. After the independent Czechoslovak state was declared in 1918, the state wanted to build monuments and memorials in commemoration of the event. The National Monument in Vitkov was one such project and began being built in the 1920s after a contest for the design of the monument was conducted. The main components of the monument include:
- Ceremonial Hall – This hall features historical emblems and mosaics. It was originally crafted to be used for celebrations and thus has a podium at one end.
- Statue of Jan Zizka of Trocnov on Horseback – This impressive statue was unveiled in 1950 – the anniversary of the Battle of Vitkov – after being crafted for 10 years.
- Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – Placed in the monument in 1949, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is of both historical and symbolic importance to Prague and is located underneath the Jan Zizka of Trocnov statue.
- Chapel of the Fallen – This chapel features wall mosaics detailing some of Prague’s history plus other artwork and relics from Prague’s past.
- Columbarian – This hall is used to commemorate individuals who influenced Czech and Czechoslovak history during the 20th century.
Museum of Communism
Learn about the communist era in the Czech Republic during the 20th century at the Museum of Communism in Prague. Hear about stories of citizens in Prague at that time and watch propaganda videos and view photos from the Communist era. You’ll also learn about the Velvet Revolution, which ended communism in the Czech Republic.
The National Theatre has had the tradition of helping to conserve Czech music, drama, and language since the mid-1800s. The National Theatre hosts performances of operas, ballets, and musicals inside the grand building that visitors to the city can attend.
This synagogue is still used for services and is located by the Jewish Museum; however, entrance to the Old-New Synagogue is a separate ticket. The Old-New Synagogue was built in the 13th century and its Gothic architecture style also features a medieval hall inside. r
Jan Palach Square
Jan Palach Square is a stately square in Prague’s Old Town. The focal point of the square is the Rudolfinum Concert Hall, a beautiful building in the late-Renaissance architecture style. Wander the square and look for the statue of Antonin Dvorak, a haphazardly lain metal cross, and a plaque motif of the square’s namesake Jan Palach. The square also has great views of the Prague Castle across the river.
Church of St. Ludmilar
This is a newer church, built at the end of the 19th century, though that doesn’t take away from any of its splendor. The Gothic Revival architecture showcases two symmetrical steeples, each housing two bells. The church is surrounded by light inlaid stones and bright green grass, giving a peaceful vibe to this church located in the middle of the city. Inside, you’ll find beautiful frescoes and stained glass
When the sun goes down, more fun begins in Prague with nightlife entertainment befitting a large European city, ranging from breweries to dance clubs. Here are some top picks for how to spend your night in Prague.
Bunkr Parukarka – This nightclub is not housed in a typical building. Instead, visitors to Bunkr Parukarka will head underground into what used to be a 1950s nuclear bunker. This nightclub may be a remnant from the cold war, but the action heats up at night with pulsating music and stiff drinks. Address: Parukarka Park
Lucerna Music Bar – As one of the largest and most popular music clubs in Prague, Lucerna Music Bar gets some excellent bands and music acts to visit its stage. On Friday and Saturday nights, the club also has its popular “Pop 80’s and 90’s Video Party” entertainment. Address: Štěpánská 61
U Medvidku – Prague is known for its beers and no visit to Prague would be complete without a stop at one of Prague’s craft breweries, which are increasing in popularity at a rapid rate. Of these micro-breweries, U Medvidku is a can’t-miss. Drink one of their strong brews (including the X-BEER 33, considered to be the strongest beers in the world) while watching the fermentation process take place through windows in the brewery. Address: Na Perštýně 7
Where to Eat in Prague
Prague has a wide range of restaurants to satisfy every taste bud – especially if you’re looking for hearty Czech cuisine. Here are some delicious places to dine at while in Prague.
Prague’s rooftops have a variety of terracota colors with oxidized copper green spires and domes; it’s a striking combination to behold and one that can be viewed easily from the rooftop garden terrace dining area of Coda restaurant. Coda also has a luxurious inside dining area, but the magic of this restaurant happens on the rooftop. Being at roof level makes you feel like you’re experiencing a different side of Prague. You’ll also experience excellent dining. Try the degustation menu, which pairs courses with wine. Or do a la carte and try a Czech specialty like the tasty goulash. Take note of the fun plates you’ll be eating on – Coda is located in the music-inspired Aria Hotel and the plates have caricatures of famous musicians drawn on them. Keep in mind that the rooftop often books up for dinner so make a reservation; however, Coda also makes an excellent place to drop in for lunch in the afternoon sunshine.
Address: Tržiště 368/9
Phone: 420 225 334 761
Kampa Park offers gourmet cuisines and has an excellent view of the Charles Bridge with multiple levels of dining rooms depending on your preference. There is an upstairs terrace or a downstairs room with open windows that still lets you take in the riverside atmosphere of the restaurant. Kampa Park offers a daily menu of three courses for the set price of 999 CZK. In addition to the multi-course menu, there are also a la carte menu options ranging from fish to steak to lobster. There is also a good selection of wine by the glass for those not wanting a full bottle.
Address: Na Kampě 8b
Phone: 420 296 826 112
Where to Stay Overnight in Prague
At night, lie your head on the pillows in the luxurious palace-type accommodations of Le Palais.
Music lovers will enjoy the music-inspired Aria Hotel, which has rooms named after – and inspired by – composers and rockers.
To browse more accommodation options in Prague, click here to see listings on Booking.com, my favorite hotel booking site!
Getting to Prague
A key to making the most of your day in Prague is getting into the city center as quickly as possible. Most people arrive to Prague via three different methods:
By Air: The Prague Airport is located roughly 10 miles (about 30 minutes by car) from Prague’s city center and is served by most major airlines operating domestic and international flights. Options for getting into the city center from the airport include:
By Shuttle Bus: The Cedaz Airport Bus leaves the airport every 30 minutes between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. and drops you off in the city center about 50 meters from Republic Square (Old Town Square). Cost: 150 CZK; children under the age of six are free when accompanied by an adult.
By Metro: Take the Airport Express bus to metro line C and then take line C to the appropriate metro stop for your hotel or first attraction. Cost: 32 CZK for a one-way ticket or 110 CZK for a one-day pass.
By Taxi: A taxi is often the most convenient way to get into the city quickly, particularly if you need to stop at a hotel to drop off your bags, as it takes you straight to your first destination point. Be sure to get a taxi at one of the airport’s official taxi stations and ensure that it charges you by kilometer. Taxis cost around 450 CZK to 550 CZK to get into Prague’s center.
By Train: Prague’s train station is conveniently located just outside the city’s historic center and is called Praha Hlavni Nadrazi (Praha is the spelling for Prague in Czech). A convenient aspect of the Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Station is that it’s adjacent to the metro so as soon as you arrive, you’re set to immediately begin exploring Prague. Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Station has multiple connections from large European cities such as Berlin and Vienna.
Short on Time Tip: A taxi is the fastest way to get into the city center from the train station, particularly if going to a hotel to drop off your luggage first; however, be aware that most taxi drivers won’t use the meter and as such, will overcharge to get into the city.
By Car: Prague is easy to get to by car and many hotels in the city have parking lots, though you may have to pay extra to park your car in them. Driving around the city center is more of a hassle than it’s worth since you’ll have to pay for parking – if you can find some – and walking or using the metro can easily get you most everywhere you want to go.
Metro: Prague’s underground metro is cheap and convenient to use. A one-way ticket for one zone costs 24 CZK for a one-way ticket if traveling less than 30 minutes and 32 CZK if traveling between 30 to 90 minutes one way or 110 CZK for a one-day pass.
Walking: Most of Prague’s main attractions are walkable when staying in the city center, though expect a long walk if traveling from one side of the Vltava River to the other side.
Taxi: If planning on taking a cab somewhere, ask your hotel to call one for you to ensure you get a reputable one that charges by the km, and not an inflated set price. Then, if pleased with the service, ask for the taxi driver’s card so you can call him when you need a ride back to the hotel.
Short on Time Tip: Take public transportation as opposed to walking to get to your starting point for the day in order to save time – the metro is easy and inexpensive to use. Be sure to stamp your ticket before getting on; it’s a hefty fine if patrol checks your ticket and it’s not stamped.