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!
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- Prague 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
Martin met us on time at the National Museum and started right off the with the history of the area, including Velvet Revolution times. Off we went to the castle grounds, even getting metro tips along the way. The tour was very well paced - enough to be relaxing and thoroughly educational at the same time. Fun facts about Prague came amidst the tour and background of the castle fortifications, cemetery, cathedral and casements. It was so wonderful to see that the original statues from the bridges are being preserved, and in incredible surroundings. Thank you!
Maricella was an excellent tour guide! She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and kept the tour moving and helped us see many things in the castle complex. I was very happy I chose this tour because it was easy to find the group at the meeting spot, and we appreciated that the tram ride up the hill and the interior tickets were included in the price. It was easy to hear her because of the headsets they provided, and she gave a running commentary the entire time.
Great to have the card and guide. You can plan activities near each other. Seeing everything in the guide together provides a focus. Initially difficult to locate where to pick the guide and card up from. The boat trip was excellent. The Ice Bar was disappointing because to get your ‘free’ drink there was a hefty entrance fee Maybe the cost should be slightly less.
The tour with Dylan was really great and informative. We learned lots about the city that we didn't know, and his recommendations came in very handy for the rest of our stay. I would recommend that anyone visiting for the first time takes part in a tour to learn about the city and also to meet fellow travellers!
Fun music. Surprisingly good food. Stunning views of Prague from river level. Made new friends who were visiting from Australia and Romania. Boat was clean and well maintained with a friendly and efficient crew. Worthwhile and thoroughly enjoyable evening.