Most Beautiful Sites in Prague…
Hey guys!! It’s been a busy summer/fall and I’ve made some travel posts out of order along the way, but as you may know, this summer I was so lucky to spend a month in Europe traveling through Poland, Germany, France, and the Czech Republic. I’m home now for awhile and definitely want to get back to sharing these amazing locations with you!
I started with one of my favorite travel friends, Sommer from A Spicy Perspective in Poland. We loved the colorful, medieval old town of Krakow. We also visited Auschwitz to pay our respects. From there we traveled by train to the Czech Republic to visit the vibrant, historic city of Prague.
Prague is often compared to Paris. If I’m being honest, that’s probably the main reason that sparked my interest in Prague. In some ways, I agree — just like Paris, I absolutely fell in love with Prague. It’s breathtaking. It’s on a beautiful river. There’s a castle high on a hill. Okay, so in Paris it’s a church, but either way, it’s stunning. There are lots of towers where you can get incredible overlooks of the city. And it definitely feels like a city of lights and love.
But in most ways, Prague is distinctly unique from Paris — and actually anywhere I’ve ever been. First of all, in Paris, the architecture is all white and and very similar throughout the entire city. While this is beautiful, especially when seen from the Eiffel Tower, it’s unmistakably different from Prague. Prague is filled with colorful homes, buildings, and churches, intertwined with a mix of baroque, Gothic, and medieval architecture.
Another enticing reason to visit Prague? It’s SO affordable. Everything is so much cheaper in Prague than in other larger, more touristy cities in Europe — hotel rooms, food, transportation, tours — you name it. It was mind blowing to take a 20 minute Uber ride across the city for 4 euro, or sit down to a lavish, 6 course meal including wine with each course for 40 euro.
In case you’re wondering, let me reassure you… we felt very, very safe in Prague. We had no worries about two women walking alone at night, after dark in Prague.
Take a look below, let me show you all the most beautiful, breathtaking sites of Prague…
First stop is the Old Town Square with Prague’s famous Astronomical Clock. It’s gorgeous and huge! That door down at the bottom is the size of two double doors with an arch above. Every hour on the hour from 9am – 9pm, the clock chimes and puts on a little show.
You can go in the clock tower for an amazing view of the city. I highly recommend this. It’s free with a Prague card!
Here’s a view of Old Town Square from the clock tower.
You can see for miles.
You can even see the castle on the hill.
You can go all the way around for a 360 degree view of Prague.
Here’s a panorama of the Old Town Square.
Wander through the narrow, cobblestone streets of Old Town filled with cute shops and colorful cafes…
Until you get to the stately Charles Bridge.
Charles Bridge is a pedestrian-only bridge that connects Old Town to Prague Castle.
From the Charles Bridge, you have a perfect view of Prague Castle.
Be sure to look up when you go under the arch for colorful art work!
You can also go up into the Old Town Bridge Tower for another panoramic view of Prague.
This is especially great to do at sunset. The sun sets right behind the castle. So gorgeous! The Old Town Bridge Tower is 50% off with a Prague Card.
You can go on all sides of the tower for an amazing view of Prague.
Next climb the steps to Prague Castle. You can even watch the changing of the guards.
The architecture is incredible!!
When you come back across Charles Bridge, turn south and walk along the river for another phenomenal sunset view.
Another great view of Prague, where you can see all the bridges across the Vltava River, is from Hanavský Pavilon.
One of the most beautiful churches I’ve ever seen is St. Nicholas Church in Prague.
It’s so colorful and ornate inside!
The altar with the high, airy dome above letting in streams of sunlight is stunning.
Another beautiful church building in Prague is the Spanish Synagogue. Free entry with a Prague Card.
If you have extra time in Prague, definitely check out the John Lennon Wall.
You could spend several days just wandering the colorful streets.
Past the cute shops…
And charming cafes.
Keep an eye out for the signs above the doors. Instead of numbers, buildings in Prague used to have plaques above the door identifying their house and occupation. This might been a music shop or home to a violinist.
Where to Stay
If you need a great place to stay, right in the heart of Prague, within walking distance to everything, I highly recommend Hotel Josef.
Hotel Josef is a boutique hotel with spacious, airy rooms.
High end toiletries.
We could even see the castle from our room!
This staircase inside was gorgeous!
Breakfast in the morning was incredible.
The had fresh honey right from the honeycomb! How amazing is that??
Fresh pastries every morning made in-house by their pastry chef.
The croissants were seriously just like Paris. So good!!
Getting Around in Prague
Prague is such a beautiful, walkable city, but sometimes you just need a taxi. Thank goodness Prague has Uber! Have you heard of Uber?? It’s your own personal, private car service and it’s cheaper than a taxi. Much, MUCH cheaper. All you do is download the Uber app, and it will tell you how long it will take for a car to get to you. Usually it’s 5 minutes. Just click Set Pick Up Location and your private car is on it’s way. You even set your destination so you don’t have to worry about your driver not speaking English or not knowing where to take you. It’s all done through the app. They also sometimes have a bottle of water in the car for you. Perfect for weary sightseers!
No need to wait outside in the cold, heat, or rain for a taxi — the app sends you a notification when your driver is getting close, and again when they have arrived. You can add a credit card or Paypal account to your Uber account, so you never to worry about paying the driver. It’s all done through the app — no money exchanges hands. You get in the car, the driver takes you to your location, and you get out. No fumbling with paying, you can just get out and leave! Tip is even included. It says so on their webpage that it’s built into the price of the service.So much easier than a taxi! Uber is seriously the fastest, best, and safest way to get around in Prague!
*Use this link to sign up with Uber to get your first ride free!
Need Additional Help Planning Your Prague Vacation? Check out Prague City Tourism for planning tips, seasonal events, and to get your hands on a Prague Card for free or discounted entry into most popular attractions.
Thanks so much for reading!! Next up I’ll share some of the amazing food we found in Prague. Until next time!! xoxo