We’ve combined a list of our favourite sights in Prague for you guys to check out the next time you are headed to the Czech capital. Which we think you should do immediately, because it’s absolutely beautiful.
Undoubtedly the busiest place in the city, but for good reason and despite the crowds, Charles Bridge is one of the best sights in Prague. Constructed in the 14th century by, you guessed it, King Charles IV, it was once the only bridge connecting Prague Castle to the Old Town. With 30 incredible statues to admire as you walk across this spectacular monument, we recommend heading down early to try and avoid the crowds.
St. Vitus Cathedral
A highlight for sure. This incredible church is the largest in the Czech Republic and well worth a visit. The intricately decorated stained glass windows which surround the church look so beautiful when the sun is shining outside. You have to pay to go all the way round the inside of the church, but there is a combination ticket you can buy, which costs Kč250, and gets you into St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, St George’s Basilica, and the Golden Lane.
Old Town Square
Prague’s Old Town Square is home to one of the world’s most famous Astronomical Clock’s, as well as the Gothic Church of our Lady, the Baroque St. Nicholas Church, and the Old Town Hall (whose tower you can climb for panoramic views of the square). There are restaurants and bars all around the edges of the square making it the perfect spot for a beer break. The Astronomical Clock does it’s thing every hour on the hour so make sure you’re about to see that… even if it is mildly creepy.
Wallenstein Palace Garden
Delightful gardens with very few tourists compared to the rest of Prague – the perfect place to relax, admire the beautiful peacocks, sleeping owls and weird wall. They also have concerts here, which we can imagine would be amazing.
Strahov Monastery Viewpoint
A trip to Prague would not be complete without experiencing panoramic views of the city. There are, of course, lots of places to admire Prague’s cracking views, but we feel the best place to see the city’s spires in all their glory is from the Strahov Monastery viewpoint. Incredible.
So here’s a little bonus sight for you. If you’re already in Prague and feel like you want to get out of the city for a day or two, head to Cesky Krumlov, a beautiful little town located 2 hours south of the capital. Cesky Krumlov is surrounded by the Vlatava River (the same river that runs through Prague) in a horse-shoe shape, which makes this picturesque little town a good place for canoeing! There is also a 13th century castle with beautiful gardens and a bell tower which offers amazing views of the town itself. Highly recommend.