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The list: Prague - ten must see attractions


The Charles bridge, Prague, Czech Republic. Photo by Anthony Delanoix.

Prague, the City of a Hundred Spires and the capital of the Czech Republic is a true gem of Europe, blending its past with modern allure and promising an unforgettable experience for every traveller. Here are ten must-see attractions and experiences to make your trip memorable


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Explore the largest ancient castle complex in the world.

Photo by Denis Poltoradnev

The Prague Castle is home to stunning Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture, including the iconic St. Vitus Cathedral.

  • Website: www.hrad.cz/en/prague-castle-for-visitors

  • Opening Hours: The complex is open daily, but specific buildings have different operating hours.

  • Ticket Prices: Prices vary based on the type of ticket and areas you wish to visit within the castle complex. Check the website for updated pricing information.


Walk across this historic Charles Bridge

Photo by. Denis Poltoradnev

Walk across this historic Charles Bridge adorned with statues and enjoy panoramic city views while musicians and artists create a lively atmosphere.



Old Town Square

Photo by Ilia Bronskiy-

Immerse yourself in the heart of Prague’s historic centre, the Old Town Square, where you can admire the Astronomical Clock, marvel at the Týn Church, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.


St.Nicholas Church

Visit the St. Nicholas Church, a baroque masterpiece in Lesser Town. Admire its exquisite frescoes, elaborate interior, and stunning dome.


Astronomical Clock

Photo by Jerome Dufek

Witness the hourly show at the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square, where the medieval clockwork comes to life with moving figurines.


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Petřín Hill

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Climb to the top of Petřín Hill or take the funicular for panoramic views of Prague. Don’t miss the Petřín Observation Tower, inspired by the Eiffel Tower.

  • Website: www.petrinska-rozhledna.cz/en

  • Opening Hours: The hill is open to the public, and the observation tower has specific opening hours that can be found on the website.

  • Ticket Prices: There is an admission fee to access the observation tower. Check the website for current pricing details.



Catch a performance at Prague National Theatre

Photo by Jan Baborak

This majestic theatre is known for its beautiful neo-Renaissance architecture and world-class opera, ballet, and drama productions.

  • Website: www.narodni-divadlo.cz/en

  • Opening Hours: The theater hosts performances at various times, so it's best to check the website for the show schedule and opening hours.

  • Ticket Prices: Ticket prices vary depending on the performance, seating, and availability. Visit the website to explore the current offerings and pricing.



Jewish Quarter

Photo by Gmitry Goykolov

Explore the historic Jewish Quarter, Josefov, known for its synagogues, Jewish cemetery, and the poignant story of Prague’s Jewish heritage.


Taste the beer

Photo by Jona Novak

Experience Prague’s beer culture by visiting traditional pubs and breweries, savouring Czech beer varieties like Pilsner and exploring the rich history of Czech brewing.



Venture to the historic Vyšehrad fort.

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Located on a hill overlooking the Vltava River, you can enjoy the stunning views, visit the Vyšehrad Cemetery, and explore the ancient fortifications.

  • Website: www.praha-vysehrad.cz/en

  • Opening Hours: The complex is open daily, but specific areas and attractions may have different operating hours.

  • Ticket Prices: Admission to the grounds of Vyšehrad is generally free, but there may be fees for certain attractions within the complex. Visit the website for more information.



It's advisable to check the official websites or contact the respective attractions for the most up-to-date information regarding opening hours, ticket prices, and any necessary reservations or guidelines during your visit to Prague.


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Photo by Fredy Martinez

Where to stay in Prague:

The Old Town (Staré Město) and the Lesser Town (Malá Strana) are popular areas due to their central location. Staying in these areas allows for easy access to the main sights, restaurants, and vibrant city life.



How to get here:

Tavelling to Prague from various European destinations is convenient and offers multiple transportation options:


By Air: Numerous airlines offer direct flights to Prague, making it easily accessible from various European airports. Upon arrival, you can reach the city centre via airport shuttles, public transportation, or taxis.


By Train: Prague has an extensive network of connections to many European cities. Direct train routes connect Prague to major destinations like Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, and Munich.


By Bus: Several bus companies operate routes to and from Prague, offering affordable fares and convenient schedules. Eurolines, FlixBus, and RegioJet, are some well-known operators serving international destinations.


By Car: The city is connected to major European highways, including the E50, E55, and E65. Remember that driving in Prague's city centre may be challenging due to traffic and parking limitations, so it's advisable to park outside the centre and use public transportation.

 


Useful links


What is on in Prague this weekend: https://eventland.eu/prague/weekend/

Visit Czechia: https://www.visitczechrepublic.com/en-US/

Visit Prague: https://www.prague.eu/en

Czech Railways: https://bit.ly/3XEhjsO






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