Top attractions in Prague
Top Tours & Activities 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
You will do a lot more than if you do it alone. Although it is fast paced at times, you have the tickets (I think worth for two days) to go back and see anything you liked again, including the day of the tour. Unlike Budapest, this castle complex is large, so you will need help getting around, specially if you are in Prague for just 2-3 days. The tour guide gives you earphones so you do not need to stand next to him. You start at the Charles bridge and walk over to the castle side. They provide you with tram tickets and with castle entrance tickets and a guided tour. You have to make sure you follow the guide. Would help if the guide wore a red shirt or a more colorful identifying article of clothing. Just do it! It's fun. LOTS of walking. Our guide name was TONI, he was great.
The combination of activities and travel was great for our first four days in Prague. We got to know the city and transport system without any hassles.
Really liked this place. Learned some cool facts about Czech beer. Liked the wall of beer bottles. The pub room downstairs is awesome!! The beer was good! They let you bottle and label your beer.
The driver (Votje) was very prompt and very friendly. We chatted on the drive there and back. The van was very nicely equipped for 6 people with lots of space for bags, etc...Once at the Cesky Krumlov, Votje gave us a guided tour of the garden, then we walked down into the castle and the town. Votje recommended some great shops to eat at, and at the end of the day we had about an hour of free time to do some shopping/site seeing. Everybody in our group was blown away by how beautiful Cesky Krumlov was and talked about it entire time we were in the Czech Republic.
The tour was much more than just looking around the Bone Chapel and the town. There were lots of stories behind and places to look around. Our excellent guide Tijo timed everything properly and shared interesting stories about rich history of the area. It was beautiful and surprisingly peaceful.