The capital of the Czech Republic is architecturally beautiful, historically fascinating, culturally impressive, and surprisingly gay. A combination of a mostly atheist population with a liberal post-communist society has led to Prague being the best gay destination in Central Europe, with a lively and diverse scene that has attracted a large LGBT community.
When you’re not enjoying the bars, clubs, and saunas that gay Prague has to offer, you will be discovering a city that rivals the greatest European capitals in every way. The landmarks are stunning, the food delicious, and the beer some of the best in the world – all of this for a fraction of the price of a trip to London, Paris, or Berlin.
Most gay travelers stay in the Vinohrady gayborhood near the city’s gay nightlife or in the neighboring historic Old Town. In general, accommodation in Prague is cheap by default, especially if you visit outside of the summer and Christmas peak seasons. The truly high-end 5-star hotels will not cost much less than their counterparts elsewhere in Europe, but once you get to 4-star and mid-range you start seeing a significant drop in prices.
The Czech Republic lags behind Western Europe in terms of certain gay rights, such as marriage and adoption, but is overall quite progressive compared to its Central European neighbors. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal, and public opinion on homosexuality has been steadily improving in past years.
Prague is the epicenter of Czech gay culture, and is overall a tolerant and gay-friendly city. You are unlikely to encounter any issues during your time in Prague.
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