Top attractions in Prague
Despite its relatively small size, the Czech capital of Prague is jam-packed with magnificent sights, each endowed with a long and varied history. To make the most of your visit there, make sure to include these 10 attractions in your itinerary.
The Vltava River cuts across Prague's centre. Jump aboard one of the many tour boats and take in the wonderful sights on both sides of the river while sipping a delicious Czech beer.
600 years old, Charles Bridge is one of Prague's most iconic landmarks. Beautifully decorated with rows of 30 baroque-style statues, it's a perfect spot for a romantic stroll.
The Old Town Square in Prague offers a charmingly eclectic mix of architectural styles spanning several centuries – undoubtedly one of Europe's most beautiful sights.
The largest ancient castle in the world, as well as one of the most gorgeous, Prague Castle has been home to all the different Czech heads of state ever since the 9th century.
The Prague National Theatre is a resplendent neo-Renaissance building on the banks of the Vltava River, magnificent both inside and out, is often singled out as the finest achievement of Czech architecture.
Despite its turbulent history, the Jewish Quarter in Prague has maintained most of its historical buildings and is now the best preserved Jewish historical complex in Europe.
Now a lively shopping and tourist area, Wenceslas Square at the center of Prague's New Town has been the site of many of the city's most important events throughout history.
Dating back to 1410, this astronomical clock is the third-oldest in the world and the oldest still in operation. Don't miss its fantastic moving display on the hour, every hour.
Located between Prague Castle and Charles Bridge, Kampa Island's romantic atmosphere will enchant you. From its banks you can enjoy the best views of Pragues's many monuments.
An example of Gothic architecture at its finest, the spectacular St. Vitus Cathedral is the largest church in the country as well as one of the most important.
True to its reputation, Czech beer is delicious. A newcomer might be confused by the beer's alcohol content, however. Don't worry, the numbers given to the beers don't indicate their alcohol percentage. They refer to the alcohol degree, which is a much more complicated factor. As a rule of thumb, 10 and 12 degrees, the most common, are equivalent to roughly 4% and 5% respectively. Some beers go all the way up to 19 degrees – that's 8% alcohol!
Believe it or not, one of Prague's culinary highlights are its hot dogs. Infinitely superior to their American counterparts, these delicious sausages stuffed in French baguettes offer the best cheap lunch in town. Stalls are peppered throughout the city, just take your pick!
- CurrencyCzech Crown (czk)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+420
- Best time to visitPrague is probably most pleasant to visit in the spring (Mar-May) and autumn (Sep-Nov) as the weather is more mild and there are fewer tourists than in the summer months.
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What people are saying about Prague
We booked this tour the day before, so it was very EASY with good availability. Our guide was Míša, a local, and she was EXCELLENT! She was cheerful, outgoing, humourous and very knowledgeable about her subject matter. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour and wished that we had more time with Míša for additional tours. We actually booked a tour of Prague castle the next day, which was equally informative.
My parents and I had wonderful conversations with our guide, Michael, who shared insights about Czech culture, history, and countless other topics. The food was exceptional, and served as a great vehicle to learn about the Czech Republic and its culture. Michael was incredibly knowledge in all regards and a pleasure to spend the day with, as our discussions spanned countless topics.
Driver arrived on time. Very courteous. We had to pick another traveller on way to airport. But he was a 'no show'. No problem for us. Very comfortable drive to the airport.
I booked this tour online prior to our visit to Prague and it certainly didn't disappoint. Our guide was so knowledgeable that even our taxi driver on the way to the airport and a native of Prague, didn't realise there were underground caves used by the resistance! It was both interesting and very moving at the same time and we certainly came away thinking how much amazing are the people of Prague, and indeed the nation!
If anyone ever doubts the Holocaust occurred, they need visit Terezin to lay witness to the Nazi atrocities in the Czech Republic. This tour aptly demonstrates the Nazi Plan to annihilate the Jews. Everything is relatively intact and must be seen to see just how organized the Nazi's were. Scary to think this occurred and couldn't be stopped beforehand. Shame on those who try to deny the Holocaust occurred. A worthwhile tour to educate yourself on just how evil people really are!