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The 10 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.

Vltava River

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.

Charles Bridge

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.

Old Town Square

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.

Prague Castle

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.

Prague National Theatre

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.

Jewish Quarter (Josefov)

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.

Wenceslas Square

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.

Astronomical Clock

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.

Kampa Island

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.

St. Vitus Cathedral

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.

Planning Your Prague Visit

Discover Czech Beer

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!

Try a Czech Hot Dog

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!

Good to Know

  • Language
  • Currency
    Czech Crown (czk)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
  • Best time to visit
    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

Great way to get a bit of history and find your bearings!

We booked the ghost tour before we left the UK and really enjoyed it! It was excruciatingly cold on the night but the tour guide did a great job of keeping us moving to key locations of interest! Really nice guys as well, he had lots of good stories to tell!

Prague: Ghosts and Legends 1.5-Hour Walking Tour Reviewed by Martin, 12/11/2017

This us a must activity if coming to Prague

Wow.... what a fantastic evening. This was a great fun evening with fabulous entertainment. It is set in a very rustic setting which adds to the atmosphere. The food is very basic so if you are looking for fine dining this is not for you. However if you are looking for a true medieval experience then get in quick and book. Thank you for a great evening. Mark and Rachel

Prague: Medieval Dinner with Unlimited Drinks Reviewed by Mark, 12/10/2017

It was a really good way to see the best bits

We were picked up from our hotel exactly on time and had a great time seeing the castle, the river cruise and the old bits ending at the old town square by the anatomical clock. Rene was very funny too and very informative. Totally seamless

Good value if you make full use of the offers.

Over three days we probably broke even cost wise but was still worth having by making tram travel much easier.

Prague City Card: 2-Day, 3-Day or 4-Day Reviewed by Alan, 12/02/2017

Super Tour, great view over Prague by night

It was the first time with such a vehicle and ist was great! Cool driving and a cool tour with the best view over Prague by night. Thank you!

Prague 90-Minute Magical Night Segway Tour Reviewed by Mathias, 11/28/2017