Prague is one of the most charming cities in Europe and there are so many things to see and do over there. Its Old Town is so amazing – maybe one of the most beautiful old towns in Europe. In this blog post, we bring you the 7 best things to do in Prague – you will love your Prague time.
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Explore the Old Town Square
The Old Town Square is the focal point of the Old Town of Prague – yes, it is pretty crowded, but it’s worth visiting. This gorgeous Old Town Square remained pretty much intact since the 10th century, despite Prague’s history of invasions. It is the perfect place to admire Prague’s amazing architecture or to just sit in one of the cafes and restaurants and people-watch. While you’re there, check out Old Town Hall and its spectacular astronomical clock – it’s the best-preserved mechanical clock in the world. Also, don’t miss the gorgeous gothic Church of Our Lady Before Týn with Prague’s oldest pipe organ and two gorgeous sharp spires.
Prague’s Old Town Square
Amazing Astronomical Clock
The Spires of the Church of Our Lady Before Týn
Walk Across the Charles Bridge
The Charles bridge is the 14th century 621-meter-long pedestrian bridge with three amazing towers decorated with baroque statues representing saints. This is one of the most photographed sights in Prague, and you must cross it and enjoy the views of both banks of the Vltava river.
The Charles Bridge at Night
The Charles Bridge
Visit the Prague Castle
If you’ve ever wondered which castle complex is the largest one in the world – it’s the Prague Castle. It used to be the home for Bohemian monarchs and emperors, now it is the official residence of the Czech president. This fascinating 9th-century castle is set on the top of the hill above the Vltava river, overlooking the whole city of Prague. There are a few spots inside the Castle complex that you must see, such as the Old Royal Palace – once used by Czech princesses, and later by the King or beautiful St. Vitus Cathedral – one of the most popular sights and the most important church in the Czech Republic.
The Prague Castle Complex
St. Vitus Cathedral – The Most Important Church in the Czech Republic
Walk the Golden Lane
Another amazing sight inside the Prague Castle is the amazing Golden Lane – a small, charming, cobblestoned street. It’s lined with very colorful, over 500 years old houses, that are as much of an attraction as the Prague Castle itself. These houses were homes to the residents back in the days, and today they house numerous exhibitions and little shops. The street is named after the King’s alchemists, whose goal was turning metal into gold. They actually never worked here, but the kingdom’s goldsmiths did. Also, Franz Kafka lived here for a while, on the number 22.
We consider the Golden Lane to be one of the most beautiful streets in Europe – check out this blog post for more.
Prague’s Golden Lane
Experience the Nightlife
No matter what’s the purpose of your traveling to Prague, you must experience Prague’s diverse nightlife – you’ll definitely find something that you’ll like. There is everything from fancy cocktail lounges and classy wine bars, to thrumming clubs and amazing traditional pubs, and everything in-between – so you’ll find something that suits you just perfect for sure.
Enjoy the Local Beer
Czech beer (pivo) is known to be the best in the world, and Prague is the best place to try some of the tasty local beers. As we already mentioned, there are many traditional pubs where you can try famous local beers – such as Staropramen or Budvar, as well as some amazing local craft beers from microbreweries.
Tasty Local Beer (pivo)
Visit the Christmas Market
You’ve already realized that Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Charming, medieval and quite affordable, it has captivated the hearts of millions, but it is during Christmas time when the Czech capital becomes a true picture-perfect winter wonderland. The Christmas market in Prague is happening in many locations, such as Old Town square, Republic square, Wenceslas square or Peace square, and those are the places where you will get to try the most amazing traditional foods and buy cute artsy souvenirs. Just image enjoying “trdelnik” (chimney cake) on Wenceslas Square while the New Year’s fireworks light up the sky – it’s just amazing.
Prague’s Christmas market 2019 is happening from November 20th to January 6th, so be sure to plan your trip in that period of time, to catch some of the lovely Christmas magic.
Don’t you already love Prague? It’s really one magical city – you simply must visit it. It’s full of amazing sights, so don’t be afraid to wander the narrow streets of its Old Town, you will fall in love with Czech capital.