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
Having visited Auschwitz and being greatly affected by everything I saw I wondered if Terezin would be as equally profound. It was! Our guide worked really hard to cover the whole subject- but she did, despite being delayed by small Spanish group who kept us waiting. It is an emotional experience and I was greatly affected by the children’s pictures and their stories. However, the Nazis trick of trying hoodwink the Red Cross as to portraying Terezin as a kind of paradise eventually completely failed. Eichmann led this trickery but justice for him came in time on Israeli gallows.
We had a great day on our first day in Prague...set off in the sun, but half an hour later were calling for rain coats. Had great views of the lightening show from the top of the hill - city was harder to see through the rain. Even so we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. One of the bikes stopped working with power assist, but Evan, our guide was quick to swap. Would highly recommend this tour.
Ales was our guide. From beginning to end we felt well catered. Pick up and drop from hotel (punctual). Regularly provided overview of trip which enabled us to plan for toilet breaks. He also took us to a restaurant on a golf course in Janov ( an absolute must in possible, the best cooked spare ribs I’ve ever had) Took tour with my 9 & 11 year old daughters, it was a great experience for us all.
We LOVED cooking our first day in Prague! GREAT experience I would highly recommend to anyone visiting!
The only set back was the bus that took us there was having faulty air-conditioning. I have taken a group photo of those who were in this tour on 9th April. If you can provide me the email address or mobile phone number of Tour Guide Ms Hannah, then I can send her the group photo for her to distribute.