5 Gay Things To Know About Prague

Prague is, by far, one of the most stunning cities in Europe. In fact, their picture perfect city center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. With a population of 2 million people, Prague’s been known to be gay-friendly since 1962. They even legalized registration for same-sex marriage in 2006. As such, Prague is a perfect European destination for gays, whether they come to enjoy the beautiful sites or take part in the many gay related events that the Czech Republic’s capital city has to offer.

5 Gay Things To Know About Prague

5 Gay Things To Know About Prague
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1) There’s no one central neighborhood where gay guys come together in Prague, but much of the gay scene is concentrated around the trendy Vinohrady district, close to Old Town. This is a great place to find a hotel, as it’s safe and there’s plenty to do in the area. To find out which gay bars, discoteques, saunas, and cruise clubs are the best in the city, visit Travel Gay Europe for more information.

2) During the second week of August, Prague Pride takes place and attracts thousands of visitors. In 2015, more than 35,000 people came to take part in the celebration. There are non-stop parties held throughout the week and aa with most Prides, it concludes a with large parade. Of course, the party is just starting when the parade wraps up. We recommend going to Letna Park to dance and get your drink on with fellow gays and others who support the cause.

3) As much fun as we all like to have when visiting a new place, it’s important to know that prostitution is legal in Prague, with the age of consent being 18 years old. There are some places where you can easily find a guy for hire, but there might be times when guys who appear interested in you may actually be prostitutes! This cash grab scam is unfortunately common in Eastern Europe and is something that many tourists fall far. While Prague may not be Bangkok,  if you find yourself at a strip bar or sex club, it’s safe to assume that many of the guys there are for hire and are not interested in much more than your wallet.

4) By far, the easiest way to get around Prague is with public transportation or by foot, if you’re willing to add some extra miles to your favorite pair of sneakers. There’s so much to see around each and every corner! When you can’t walk anymore, there are plenty of trams, buses, and a metro line (you can switch between all of them on one ticket). Do be careful when hailing cabs, as they will sometimes overcharge tourists. It’s best to use Uber or a taxi application to call a car. This will get you quickly on your way to next club or hook up!

5) Lastly, for those scared of language barriers with Czech guys, you don’t actually need to know Czech in order to have a conversation with a local.As Prague is such a popular destination, most locals speak English. Though it sure does help if you can manage something like thank you, good morning, how are you, etc. Imagine how delighted someone would be (perhaps a Grindr hookup!) if you’re able to say basic things. A pro tip – Lonely Planet guides usually contain a list of common expressions, complete with instructions about how to pronounce them.