Prague Travel Guide For MoneroKon 2024

MoneroKon
7 min readApr 30, 2023

MoneroKon will take place in Prague from 07–09 June 2024. Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The city is known for its stunning architecture, rich history, and vibrant culture.

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Its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it’s easy to see why. The city’s skyline is dominated by Prague Castle, one of the largest ancient castles in the world, while its winding streets are lined with beautiful baroque and Gothic buildings.

The Vltava River flows through the city, providing a picturesque backdrop for the many bridges that connect its two halves. Prague is also renowned for its food, drink, and traditional cuisine featuring hearty dishes such as goulash, schnitzel, dumplings, and famous beer brands like Pilsner Urquell and Budweiser Budvar.

The city is also known for its vibrant nightlife, with bars, clubs, and live music venues catering to all tastes. Overall, Prague is a city that offers something for everyone, whether you’re interested in history, culture, food, drink, or simply soaking up the atmosphere of this beautiful city.

Airport Information

Prague Airport, also known as Václav Havel Airport, is the only international airport serving Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. Located approximately 17 kilometers northwest of the city center, it has two main passenger terminals — Terminals 1 and 2.

Terminal 1 mainly serves flights to and from non-Schengen countries, while Terminal 2 serves flights to and from Schengen countries. The airport has a wide range of facilities, including shops, restaurants, cafes, duty-free stores, currency exchange offices, ATMs, lounges, and free Wi-Fi throughout the terminals.

Prague Airport is the largest airport in the Czech Republic and one of the busiest airports in Central Europe, serving over 17 million passengers annually. It offers connections to numerous destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America and is a hub for Czech Airlines.

It is roughly a 28-minute drive to the venue of the conference at Paralelni Polis.

Participants have many transport options to get to their hotel and the conference venue.

Local Travel

Prague has an efficient and affordable public transport system. MoneroKon participants can use trams, buses, and the metro to travel around the city.

In Prague, you have multiple options for purchasing tickets for public transportation. You can buy tickets using a credit card from vending machines or newsstands located throughout the city. Alternatively, you have the option to use the PID Litacka app, which enables you to purchase tickets online using a credit card. This app also enables users to validate their tickets directly within the application.

You can purchase tickets from vending machines or newsstands with a credit card. It is highly recommended that you buy several 30 or 60 minute tickets upon arriving Prague for use on public transportation. Undercover public transportation inspectors are known to do random checks for tickets and fines for riding without a validated ticket are quite high (something like 60 EUR).

30 minute ticket
Wikimedia Commons, Prague Metro ticket validation

You can check out the fares for cashless payment here and public transport timetables here.

Paralelní Polis is located in Prague 7, in the Holešovice district. If you are taking the tram, take line 6 or 14 and get off the Dělnická stop.

Paralelní Polis
Tram to Paralelní Polis

Besides the tram, there are several ride-sharing apps, like Uber or Bolt. The cost from Paralelni Polis to Old Town Square is about 200 CZK (8,10 EUR).

In theory, it is possible to walk from Holešovice district to Old Town (3.5 km, ~45 minutes), but the walk is not that scenic (lots of industrial buildings) and finding your way around the bridge crossing/highway sections could be a little confusing if this is your first time in Prague.

Personal Security

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

Do not carry a large amount of cash or high value items with you. Ideally, you should be traveling with a cheap burner phone and used laptop with as minimal data on it as possible. Keep important documents and credit cards in a hidden RFID protected money belt. If your hotel has a safe box, use it.

Places to Stay

There are countless hotels near Paralelni Polis, Prague, within walking distance, with different facilities based on your budget.

Some recommended options include:

Plaza Prague Hotel
Wellness Hotel Extol Inn
Rabie Aparthotel
Sir Toby’s Hostel
Holiday home Prague
Vibe House Prague
Costas apartments

Places to Shop

No KYC sim cards

Albert Supermarket — groceries, no KYC sim cards
U Průhonu 800 /13, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice, Czechia

ROSSMANN — toiletries and cosmetics
Komunardů 1608/20, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice, Czechia

Place to Work Out

Next.Move Fitness Club — Opens 6:00 a.m., full day pass cost 300 CZ (about 13,00 EUR)
Dělnická 1324/9, 170 00 Praha 7, Holešovice, Czechia
https://nextmove.cz/en

Places to Eat

Prague has a vibrant dining scene with restaurants serving traditional Czech cuisine. Some restaurants near Paralelni Polis, Prague, include:

VNITROBLOCK — Vegetarian burgers, baguettes, salads, tapas
Tusarova 791/31, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice, Czechia
https://vnitroblock.cz

Big Smokers — BBQ, beef ribs, pulled pork, sausages
Dělnická 643/40, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice, Czechia
http://www.bigsmokers.cz

Safran Kebab — Doner, falafel wraps
Komunardů 170 00/26, 7 Praha 7-Holešovice, Czechia

Burrito Loco — Tex-Mex, burritos, tacos, quesadillas
Komunardů 442/16, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice, Czechia
http://burritoloco.cz

Pizza Bistro Gallo Nero — Pizza
Dělnická 17, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice, Czechia
https://pizzagallonero.cz

Phill’s Corner — Sandwiches, fish and chips, tapas
Komunardů 886/ 26, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice, Czechia
http://www.phillscorner.cz

These are many other great restaurants in the area. Visitors can have a wide range of cuisines, such as Italian, Asian, and Middle Eastern, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

Coffee Shops

Prague has a thriving coffee culture, and participants can enjoy a cup of coffee at several coffee shops near Paralelni Polis, Prague. Some recommended coffee shops include:

• Bitcoin coffee, Paralelni Polis: good coffee, they only accept BTC, BTC Lightning, or XMR as payment
• Můj šálek kávy: specialty coffee
• EMA Espresso Bar: specialty coffee
• Misto: specialty coffee and pastries

Crypto ATMs

  • Lidl — Buy BTC, LTC, XMR, DOGE, only needs mobile number
    Na Poříčí 23, 110 00 Petrská čtvrť, Czechia
  • Paralelni Polis — Buy/cash out BTC for CZK

Places to Party

Cross Club
Plynární 1096, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice, Czechia
http://www.crossclub.cz

For the hardcore night owls out there, the legendary (some might say infamous), Cross Club is about a 15-minute walk from La Fabirka. They usually have a program of local DJs spinning the hottest Drum ’n’ Bass and Techno tacks until 7:00am.

Places to See

Prague is a city rich in history, architecture, and culture. Participants can explore some of the following attractions in their free time:

• Old Town Square
• Charles Bridge
• Prague Castle
• Jewish Quarter
• Petrin Hill and Observation Tower
• Wenceslas Square
• The famous pater noster elevator at the Prague City Hall

Enjoy your time in Prague, and we hope you’ll have a great experience at MoneroKon 2024.

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