Parking in Prague has become a severe problem since the fall of communism, as if this change made the city similar to other European cities in everything including traffic matters.
The main problem for parking in Prague if you travel to Prague with you car, is that you have to pay almost for each street parking. The first and stressed recommendation you may hear about getting around in Prague is “use the Prague public transportations, don’t drive!”. But at some point you may find yourself with a car stuck in the streets with no plan on how to find a parking space!
In any zone, make sure not to leave any valuables inside that could attract the attention of car burglars. Car burglary and theft are common crimes in Prague as they are in other big cities. For more safety, you may choose to park your car in a garage or even in a lot. Lots are located close to metro stations, and the purpose of these lots is to encourage people to leave their cars and take public transportation to reduce the traffic jam!
There are ‘color codes’ for the parking zones in Prague downtown.
Orange – 2 hour parking (from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Green – 6 hour parking (from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Blue – reserved for residents and offices.
For more information about parking in Prague you can read this article.
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