Visit Prague – Best things to do
When you visit Prague, make sure to plan at least three days to fully take in all that this beautiful city full of contrasts and history has to offer. From wandering through charming cobblestone streets to admiring the fascinating architecture, this fairytale city has plenty to offer.
We have chosen what we believe are the top attractions and activities to enjoy in one of the most magical cities in Europe.
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is a gorgeous, well-preserved medieval city in Europe.
Use this link to find and book tours before you visit Prague, so you can avoid long lines and get an expert guide to show you around.
Take a free walking tour.
While browsing through the app TripAdvisor, we found many insightful comments and reviews on visiting places and things to see in the city. What we enjoyed even more was bumping with a free tour, named the Prague extravaganza tour on Tripadvisor.
When you are in Europe, one of the ways to explore a city is by booking a walking tour. You can learn the history of the place, get additional details about main attractions and the best part, no need to be following a map or risk getting lost.
Explore the Old Town Square
The city can be easily explored on foot, and a stroll through downtown Prague, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is mandatory. The old town is a must, with its history and preservation, you will experience more than a thousand years of history.
One of the most impressive cities in Europe when it comes to architecture is for sure Prague. As you wander through cobblestone streets and narrow alleys, you find yourself fascinated by an exciting melange of architectural styles, including baroque, gothic, art nouveau, neoclassical, cubist, and renaissance.
This city has been both Catholic and Protestant and occupied by the Germans and then by the communists, resulting in this fascinating mix of architectural styles.
One of the top attractions in Prague is the Astronomical Clock.
A stroll along this bridge adorned with 30 baroque-style statues will bring you back in time, as you enjoy the fantastic architecture and take in the vistas over the river and castles. Along the bridge, you will also find artists, performers, and plenty of photo opportunities.
We decided to stop and rub the plaque of the statue of John of Nepomuk (the falling priest), which is supposed to bring good luck and ensure your return to Prague.
The famous Prague Castle is the next logical place to visit since all the walking tours end near this renowned sight.
In addition to its impressive architecture, this is a vantage point offering an exceptional panoramic view over Prague.
Visit the John Lennon Wall and Kampa Park.
Kampa Park and the neighborhood, located by the river, are a must during your visit.
One highlight in Kampa is the John Lennon Wall that today represents love and peace.
It was a wall where students wrote John Lennon lyrics to air their sorrow by the end of the Communist regime in the 80s.
Another place worth visiting is the small pedestrian bridge near the Lennon Wall, covered in love locks.
This is the place for history buffs and classical music lovers!
With over 700 years of Czech and European history, including paintings from Velasquez and Canaletto, the original manuscripts from Mozart’s reorchestration of Handel’s Messiah, and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony’s original scores, this is a museum that you must visit.
Visit the Franz Kafka Museum
If you are into literature and want to learn more about Kafka, visit this museum dedicated to his life and work on the river banks.
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If you are a music buff or into music, there are plenty of venues to enjoy some incredible music. We chose to attend a concert at the Spanish Synagogue, which is the nicest in all Europe, and once inside you can understand why. This made the experience even more outstanding!
You get free entry with a Prague Card.
From Michelin star restaurants to traditional small restaurants, we had to explore them all. Prague has a wide range of pubs, and it is cheaper to buy a glass o beer than water. We had to taste a dishes that our Czech friends recommended us: pickled cheese. We can also recommend it to you.
And, of course, there are great options for dining in Kafka’s city.
We enjoyed a superb dinner at Kampapark, which offers excellent service, delicious food, and a breathtaking view over the river.
Food at a Medieval Pub
What can make the experience even more special and memorable? How about dinner in a Medieval pub!
Located on the small road leading up towards the castle, make sure to visit the medieval Tavern “U Krále Brabantského.”
An unforgettable experience for sure. Make sure to visit to enjoy some local ale in a medieval setting!
Prague has one of the most charming skylines. This is one city worth visiting as many times as possible. I will be looking forward to my next visit to Prague.
We gave you some of the top places to visit and things to do to enjoy the best of this city full of fairytale architecture.
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If you want more in-depth information and a guide that you can bring along during your trip, I recommend the Lonely Planet Pocket Prague. It is an excellent source of information maps and all you need if you plan on visiting Prague. This one is a Kindle Edition, which can be handy if you have your kindle during the trip.
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