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Best Things To Do In Prague

Planning a trip to Prague? Use this guide to make sure you don’t miss any of the best things to do in Prague!

Best Things To Do In Prague

Where is Prague?

Prague is the capital of Czech Republic in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia.

Best Things To Do In Prague

Why Should You Visit Prague?

Prague is often compared to Paris. That is probably the main reason I wanted to visit! Prague is a charming, romantic, European city. It’s very walkable. It’s on a beautiful river. There’s a castle high on a hill. There are several towers and hills where you can get breathtaking panoramic views. It definitely feels like a city of lights and love.

Best Things To Do In Prague

But in most ways, Prague is distinctly unique from Paris. First of all, the architecture in Paris is all white and very similar throughout the entire city. In contrast, Prague is filled with colorful homes, buildings, and churches designed a mix of baroque, Gothic, and medieval architecture.

Best Things To Do In Prague

Prague Is Super Affordable

Another enticing reason to visit Prague? It’s SO affordable. Everything is so much cheaper than in other larger, more touristy cities in Europe. Hotel rooms, restaurants, transportation, tours, everything will be much less expensive in Prague. 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.

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Best Things To Do In Prague

Best Things To Do in Prague

If this is your first time to the capital of Czech Republic, here’s what you definitely won’t want to miss:

Best Things To Do In Prague

Prague Astronomical Clock

Your first stop should be Old Town Square with the famous Prague Astronomical Clock. Every hour on the hour from 9 AM to 9 PM, the clock chimes and puts on a little show.

Best Things To Do In Prague

Prague Clock Tower

You can actually go up to the top of the Prague Astronomical Clock Tower for an amazing view of the city. I highly recommend this. It’s free with a Prague card!

Best Things To Do In Prague

Here’s a view of Old Town Square from the clock tower.

Best Things To Do In Prague

This view is definitely one of the best things to do in Prague!

Best Things To Do In Prague

You can see for miles! You can even see the Prague Castle high on the hill.

Best Things To Do In Prague

From the clock tower, you have a full 360 degree panoramic view of the city.

Best Things To Do In Prague

Old Town Square

Here’s a panoramic view of the Old Town Square.

Best Things To Do In Prague

The narrow, cobblestone streets of Old Town are filled with cute shops and colorful cafes.

Best Things To Do In Prague

Charles Bridge

After you make your way through Old Town, you’ll reach Charles Bridge, one of the main highlights of this gorgeous city.

Best Things To Do In Prague

Charles Bridge is a pedestrian-only bridge over the Vltava River that connects Old Town to Prague Castle.

Best Things To Do In Prague

From the Charles Bridge, you have the best view of Prague Castle.

Best Things To Do In Prague

Be sure to look up when you go under the arch for colorful art work!

Best Things To Do In Prague

Old Town Bridge Tower

You can also go up into the Old Town Bridge Tower for another beautiful view of Prague.

Best Things To Do In Prague

This is where you’ll find one of the best sunset views in Prague. The sun sets right behind the castle. So gorgeous! The Old Town Bridge Tower is 50% off with a Prague Card.

Best Things To Do In Prague

You can go on all sides of the tower for 360 degree sunset views.

Best Things To Do In Prague

Best Sunset View In Prague

For another stunning sunset view, start at the Old Town Bridge Tower and walk south along the river.

Best Things To Do In Prague

There’s a walking path along the river, perfect for strolling and taking in the breathtaking view.

Best Things To Do In Prague

Prague Castle

After crossing the Charles Bridge, climb the steps up to Prague Castle. You can even watch the changing of the guards here.

Best Things To Do In Prague

The architecture is incredible!!

 

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Starbucks Prague Castle

After climbing all those stairs, reward yourself with a treat from Starbucks! I am not normally a Starbucks fan, but the terrace at this Starbucks has a great view of the city! You don’t actually have to buy anything to check out the view, but we thought these colorful drinks and cinnamon buns were fun. ;)

Best Things To Do In Prague

Hanavský Pavilon

Another one of the best views in Prague is from Hanavský Pavilon. You can see all the bridges across the Vltava River.

Best Things To Do In Prague
Panoramic View of Prague from Hanavský Pavilon

Best Things To Do In Prague

St. Nicholas Church

One of the most beautiful churches I’ve ever seen is St. Nicholas Church in Prague.

Best Things To Do In Prague

The baroque architecture is so colorful and ornate!

Best Things To Do In Prague

When you get to the altar, be sure to look up at the dome above letting in streams of sunlight.

Best Things To Do In Prague

Spanish Synagogue

Another beautiful church is the Spanish Synagogue. You get free entry with a Prague Card.

Best Things To Do In Prague

John Lennon Wall

If you have extra time, you can visit the John Lennon Wall. You can even sign your name on the wall!

Best Things To Do In Prague

Signs Above the Doors

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.

Best Things To Do In Prague

More Things To Do in Prague

You could spend several days just wandering the colorful streets.

Best Things To Do In Prague

Window-shopping all the cute boutiques…

Best Things To Do In Prague

Try local sweets in the bakeries…

Best Things To Do In Prague

And relaxing on a terrace of the charming cafes.

Check out Prague City Tourism for planning tips, seasonal events, and to get a Prague Card for free or discounted entry into most popular attractions.

Prague Hotel Josef

Prague Hotels

Hotel Josef is right in the heart of the city, within walking distance to everything.

Prague Hotel Josef

The rooms are clean, modern, and spacious.

View from Room - Prague Hotel Josef

We could even see the castle from our room!

Prague Hotel Josef Staircase

This staircase inside was gorgeous!

Prague Hotel Josef Breakfast

Breakfast in the morning was incredible.

Prague Hotel Josef Breakfast

The had fresh honey right from the honeycomb! How amazing is that??

Prague Hotel Josef Breakfast

Fresh pastries every morning made in-house by their pastry chef.

Prague Hotel Josef Breakfast

The croissants were seriously just like Paris. So good!!


Prague Travel – How To Get 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 around 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.

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. It’s 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!


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19 Responses
  1. Jill Hulsmann

    Thank you! Especially for the comprehensive info on Uber. Especially on our first day, after an overnight flight – it’ll be great to use this type of transportation from our Hilton Prague to get around while (most likely) tired.

  2. Claire

    Is the Prague card worth it? I’m tagging along on my husband’s business trip, so I’ll be sightseeing by myself during the day while he’s working. I saw on another blog about the card and wondered if it would be worth getting.

  3. MARIA L. WILSON

    PRAG WILL BE A DESTINATION FOR NEXT YEAR FOR MYDAUGHTER AND MYSELF THIS CITY HAS BEEN
    CERTAINLY NEGLECTED TO SHOW THE BEAUTIFUL BUILDINGS AND CHURCHES. THANK YOU FOR
    POSTING THEM. MARIRA LUISE WILSON

  4. Mark Sullivan

    What an amazing and fascinating place to visit. I really didn’t know much about this but after reading this post I will surely visit one day. Thanks for sharing such an amazing post.

  5. Prague lover

    I could not agree more about the Prague to Paris comparison! Except for the price point indeed, which is another advantage in itself.

  6. Harryson

    Prague is creative, the aesthetics of natural beauty and man made wonders make up this city. I love cobbled streets and Gothic style of architecture, its truly wonderful. It really makes up surreal atmosphere, your post is really inspiring. The pictures are really fascinating…

  7. JoAnne Piccione

    What a great job you did, what beautiful pictures to share. Thank you. I loved looking through everything. Thanks for the uber advice too.

  8. Lewis Watson

    Hi Amanda hope you are doing fine. First of all I would like to thank you for sharing such a great blog. This post will be really helpful to many people who are planning to travel the beautiful Prague. There are lot of beautiful sites one should visit during Prague tour. But I think you have missed out one popular most popular location that is Prague zoo. Prague zoo is a must visit site.

  9. Robs Prague Architecture

    The Prague castle is unique in that is can boast of encompassing several types of historical architecture, starting with the 9th century Romanesque styled st.Georges Basilica,

    The St. Vitus cathedral is a combination of 13th century Gothic architecture by King Charles IV and 1890s neo-Gothic on the entrance side.

    The big rectangular windows of the Vladislav Hall- which served as the throne room, were the first Renaissance architectural element in Prague dating to the early 15th century.

    In the 1780 Empress Maria Theresia, decided to give the castle an architecturally unifying face, by remodeling the the outer parts of the main castle in a restrained style of Baroque, called Theresian Baroque.

    And finally in the 1920s, when the newly formed Czech republic was taking root, the first Czechoslovak president T.G Masaryk had parts of the castle remodeled in an late Art Nouveau and Art Deco style, and example is the door way to the president office , visible on the 2nd courtyard.

  10. Angela

    Your pictures are beautiful, but I don’t know how you stay gone so long. I get exhausted and homesick after a week at the beach or mountains. ?

  11. Kristina

    Hi Amanda,

    Thank You so much for the lovely article. I spent last 5 years in Prague, and you really brought out some memories in me. Hopefully you will get a chance to visit Prague again. Loved it!

    Looking forward to your next posts. Keep it cooking!

    Kristina

  12. Becky

    These photos are breath taking. I had to look at them  twice because of the awesome colors. Such beautiful churches and structures. There is nothing like fresh honeycomb. Thanks for sharing. God bless you. Hugs.? 

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