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
Pick up was right on and driver very professional . Olec was amazing guide so professional and he had to do Spanish and English at same time. His Spanish was immaculate and so clear and his English same. Very caring and knowledgeable . Driver was so cautious and sweet man and the helper a kind lady . The tour was well planned and the castle visit got an amazing local guide and was so thorough . The time was enough even free time was 65 minutes we can’t complain. We had chance to shop and take more photos. Olec kept our group always together and was really a gem of a guide. Last but not least pls pls pls the tavern lunch and drinks where horrific. The soda had to be returned 3 times for having no syrup and no lemon just sparkling water. Food was weird and made me sick so sick. Pls don’t ruin a perfect activity with a horrible lunch choice. Please keep your tour staff intact as they are really amazing .
Excellent tour, very informative, friendly atmosphere, seeing lots of different points and historical monuments of the suburb of kutna hora, bone church is magnificent, all entrances and travel costs included in the tour so fantastic price, a must have for anyone visiting the city, recommended lunch restaurant was affordable and food was delicious. our guide Petra was amazing, very humorous, friendly and inclusive, would strongly recommend!
We had a fantastic evening on the tour. Our guide (Anyah? Lady with short dark hair and orange earrings) was very friendly and informative and gave us a great sense of the atmosphere in modern Prague as well as the culture and history. She brought the stories to life with her enthusiasm and answered all our questions. We especially enjoyed seeing the swans on the river and the statue of Hitler and Stalin. We didn't know it existed before!
This trip was amazing! The tour guide was really warm and made me feel so comfortable. I was not a beer fan before, but after this tour, I am 100 percent a beer drinker. This tour was the perfect get away from the city and a glance into the history and villages of the Czech Republic. This was the highlight of my Prague tour and I highly recommend for beer education, history and learning.
It says on the description that we would be back to Prague around 6:00 PM, but in reality we got back 8:20 PM, which made me miss an evening walking tour at 7:00 PM that I booked and payed for. I would suggest to have a specific time when to leave each site and not to let people wonder off like what happened in the tour I took. The hike is 12 km long. Lunch was great