What makes your Czech travel complete?
Top Prague places to visit
It seems that in Prague every stone in the sidewalk has its own legend. Gothic castles rub shoulders with the modern art objects; the magnificent nature delights your eyes in both winter and summer. Prahatrip gives a comprehensive answer to the question «what to see in Prague». Put the most comfortable shoes on, prepare your feet for the paved streets and head out.
Build you route around the Charles Bridge
Start your journey from there, or get there after exploring the main Prague places to visit, like Wenceslas Square. The bridge itself, connecting Stare Mesto (Old Town) and Mala Strana (Lesser Quater), is a sculpture gallery. Whether you see this bridge first, or after the Church of Our Lady before Tyn or the Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Square, it will catch your fancy.
Go up the Petrin Hill
Go there by foot or use the tiny cozy funicular. Prepare to be surprised - the observation tower at the top resembles the Eiffel Tower. Come round the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, the mirror labyrinth or enjoy the sunset in the Petrin gardens. Plus, you can give the St. Witt Cathedral an once-over only from here.
Become acquainted with the Jewish history
Today the Josefov Quarter is a unique open-air museum complex, included in every Praha guide. Use your chance to see the beautiful synagogues, ancient cemetery and town hall. Among the things to see in Prague is Franz Kafka's birthplace in the Jewish quarter. Also, have a look at the statue, depicting the writer on the shoulders of a headless man.
Give an outlet for gastronomic pleasures. Beer and pork knuckle.
One of the best things to do in Prague is to relax and dine after a busy walk. Explore the numerous pubs on your own, or go on a beer tour. You can enjoy the traditional dishes of the Czech Republic in the city center, as well as on boat. Admire the views of the old town from the water by the music accompaniment.
Take a break from the tourist rush in Prague parks
The Czech capital is called the world’s greenest urban space; you can find a corner to hide from the crowd here. Be sure to visit Stromovka, the citizens’ central place for recreation and activities. In Letna Park you have every chance to get to a concert or other entertaining public event. And if your routine life (and Instagram) lacks peacocks, you can find them in Vojan Gardens.
Visit the surroundings
Have you checked all the boxes in the list of places to visit? Don’t waste time and go to one of the nearby cities:
- Kutna Hora. Even if you are attracted here by the gloomy Kostnitsa, also visit the church of St. Barbara and Gradek Castle.
- Karlovy Vary. Walk among the carved galleries framing the healing springs in the world-famous resort. And, of course, take a look at the museum of the equally well-known Becherovka!
- Ceske Budejovice. Not only is the Black Tower dating back to the 16th century of interest here. For many, this city is known as house of the Budweiser beer; take a tour of the brewery.
The Czech capital is virtually impossible to embrace in all its diversity at once. Be sure, no matter how many times you visit Prague, it will delight and amaze you again and again. Just choose what side of the city you’re going to explore today and go on a journey!