Many visitors to Prague spend a raucous evening in a Prague medieval tavern. Even though it may not be entirely authentic, the experience is fun with plenty of food, drink and merriment.
The city of Prague has been in existence for a little over 1000 years. It has played host to some of the world’s most important events and is home to numerous cultural attractions which have survived throughout its tumultuous history.
Amongst all of the museums and historical sites, you will find attractions that echo events of a bygone era. A Prague medieval tavern is a place to go for traditional food, raucous entertainment, and a romanticized glimpse into what life might have been like during the days of feudal lords. They are a nice way to unwind after a long day of sightseeing, even if they’re not entirely authentic.
Following is a list of the top three must see Prague Medieval Tavern experiences.
This Tavern is located right in the middle of old town. It is a massive historic restaurant that requires ticket entry. Go online to select from the different package offerings.
Once inside you will instantly be immersed in sights, sounds and smells that feel centuries old. The heavy wooden tables and chairs lend credence along with the ropes and nets that swoop overhead, resting on twisted beams. All of the actors are dressed in period costume and mingle with diners throughout the meal, which is generously proportioned in five courses.
While you dine you can enjoy the show that plays throughout the entire affair. You’ll see exotic belly dancers who use live snakes and swords as props, jugglers, and swashbuckling comedians all dressed in period costume, complemented by authentic medieval music played by expert musicians.
The processional was one of our favorite parts of the evening where we got a closer look at the musical instruments (and the beautiful dancers). Pete also quite enjoyed the ravishing fortune teller who wandered from table to table. She was quite accurate in her assessments, too. Be ready for an evening of fun and merriment. We really liked everything about this experience, even if it was touristy. 🙂
Geared for company events, wedding receptions and groups, this medieval tavern is located in Prague’s New Town district. Dating from the 15th century, the traditional menus are accompanied by entertainment comprised of musicians, dancers, fortune tellers and fire show. Dining at this Prague medieval tavern will satisfy your appetite, so come hungry! Choose your menu from the website and get ready to be entertained.
This tavern really goes all out to create authenticity that is unparalleled. Skulls hang from above and hay covers the floor. The food is about as authentic as it gets. However, don’t expect to eat a light meal. This is banquet/buffet dining at its finest. You certainly won’t leave hungry with all of the traditional Czech offerings that are touched with medieval flair. The roasted pork, the Bock beer, and the goulash are traditionally flavored.
This tavern is not as kitschy as the rest. The focus is all about dining in an authentic setting. So if you are looking for a dining experience that offers great food without all of the entertainment distractions, this would probably be the perfect place for you.
A visit to a Prague medieval tavern only assures you one thing… While you may not want to come back and do it all over again, it’s a memorable experience!