What to Do in Prague

Prague
Prague

Prague is capital and largest of Czech Republic in Europe. Prague is also known as “City of Hundred Spires”.

Prague is historical, charming, romantic, rustic, lively, ancient and modern city.

Prague was founded in 9th century and was the capital of Bohemian Empire.

Prague Foot Tours are very famous along the cobbled streets along with historical ancient buildings.

Prague’s architecture is influenced by many famous styles like Gothic, Renaissance era, Baroque, Rococo and Romanesque.

Prague is famous for Beer since 900 A.D. and largest consumer of beer in the world.  There are uncountable beer bars in all over Prague.  Beer in Prague is cheaper than bottled water. Also no. 11 line of Tram runs as a Tram Beer Bar.  While you commute, enjoy a sip of beer.

Beer Bar
Beer Bar

Prague is also famous among Music lovers due to many genre of musics are being played in clubs, pubs and even streets too. 

Musicical show
Charles Bridge Musical show

What to Do in Prague-

Charles Bridge – This 14th century old, historic bridge is one of the magnificient bridges in Europe. It is named after Roman Emperor Charles IV. It is stretched over Vltava river in Prague. Stunning views of the city and river can be seen from this bridge.

Prague Castle  – Prague Castle was originally built in 9th century and was once resided by Bohemia’s kings.  Now it is an official residence of Czech President.  As it is situated on hilltop, the view of spires and river from this castle is magnificient.

Prague Castle
Prague Castle

Prague Astronomical Clock – The Prague Astronomical Clock or Orloj is medieval styled clock which is world’s third oldest astronomical clock and oldest one which is still operating.  This clock is astronomical due to one of its dial depicts the position of Sun and moon with reference to Earth at that stage.    Also a Parade of 12 Apostles and other figures can be seen at each hour across the clock. 

Astronomical Clock
Astronomical Clock

St. Vitus Cathedral – St. Vitus Cathedral is located in the Prague Castle complex.  St. Vitus Cathedral is Roman Catholic Cathedral and took about 525 years to complete. St. Vitus Cathedral is perfect example of Gothic Architecture.

St. Vitus Cathedral
St. Vitus Cathedral

Old Town Square – Old Town Square is located between Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square. This square has lots of unique architectural buildings which has its own historic and religious importance. 

Skyline of Old Town
Skyline of Old Town

Wenceslas Square – Wenceslas square is Prague’s main square surrounded by colourful buildings, houses, famous shops, bars, cafes, pubs, casinos/hotels & banks.  All tourist attraction from this place are within walkable distance.

Wenceslas Square
Wenceslas Square
Lively Wenceslas Square
Lively Wenceslas Square

Ungelt Square – Cluster of buildings around a courtyard near Prague Old Town Square is Ungelt Square.  It has been founded in 12th Century. This place is known as trading place, where merchants from foreign countries gather here to pay customs of their goods before entering Prague. 

Ungelt Square
Ungelt Square
Ungelt Square courtyard
Ungelt Square courtyard

Powder Tower/Gate – It is 11th century old and was one of the entrance to Prague Old Town.Earlier it was used to store Gun Powder so named as Powder Tower.  This tower depicts the Medieval origins.

Powder Gate
Powder Gate

Funicular Railway – It runs from Lesser Town upto Petrin Tower on Petrin Hill.  From Petrin Hill enjoy the stunning views of spires, river Vltava, bridges of Prague.

Funicular Railway
Funicular Railway
View from Petrin Tower
View from Petrin Tower

Lesser Town(Mala Strana) – On the foothills of Prague Castle across Vltava river and connected through Charles Bridge from Old Town Square. Old Town & Lesser town is mostly done by walking tours  for a picturesque view of historic city. This walk is very beautiful & historic along the cobbled stoned pavements, sloppy roads, surrounded by hundreds of years old architecture. 

Lesser Town
Lesser Town
Riding Across Lesser Town
Riding Across Lesser Town

Havel Market – Fresh Farm products, Souveniers, Crystals & Handmade Handicrafts are available.  Located between Mustek and Old Town Square. 

Bridges of Prague 

Bridges in Prague
Bridges in Prague

 

Currency of Prague– Czech Crowns

International Airport – Prague

Prague is well connected with major cities thorugh Europe Rail and Airlines. Within Prague city transport system is well managed and one can travel through trams, ferries, metros and buses very conviniently.  People are welcoming and friendly.  

Prague is windy and chilly many times. 

Spring is the best time to visit Prague.

Do not cross Pedestrian Signal when RED because if caught then 1000CZK fine is there.

Prague foot tours are very famous. Better to Walk around in beautiful and historical city of Prague.

View of Prague
View of Prague

 

 

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79 Comments

  1. Awesome Pictures ! Thanks for the info. I have heard so many wonderful things about Prague. I will visit the place one day with my little k. Culture, food and beer everything for everyone.

  2. Prague has been on the top of my list for so long but somehow we never had the chance to get there although there are very cheap flights with easyjet. Hopefully next summer and I assure you that I will try one of their locals beer one the tram nr 1!

  3. I have been wishing to visit Prague ever since my husband got back from his solo trip last year and he couldn’t stop raving about it. Lovely pictures Yukti, you have captured the true essence of Prague city. The iconic sights like Charles Brdige and Astronomical Clock would top on my must sights, thanks for sharing such a detailed itinerary of the city.

  4. The architecture is absolutely incredible. Prague is such a gloriously colourful city, I love it! And a Beer Bar Tram? My husband thinks that is a brilliant idea.

  5. It actually is historical, charming, musical. Love the architecture and buildings which Prague boasts of itself. A city much as an alternative to other European countries!

  6. All your info is very helpful for someone that is thinking of travelling to Prague. I have, always, wanted to visit. Your pictures have me stuck to my computer screen dreaming of walking these roads!

  7. Prague is such a beautiful city and it has been on my bucket list for so long. I hope I’ll be able to visit it soon and then I’ll use your tips and suggestions to explore the city.

  8. I have to admit that I love the old world style and panache of Prague. It just looks so amazing and transports me to another time and another place. From the beautiful cathedrals to simple town squares it just looks like a marvelous treat to visit.

  9. I would love to visit Prague. So much to see and do there. I love architecture and the architecture there is lovely. Will have to try to go in Spring like you suggest and maybe do the walking tour. I will be sure not to cross the street when there is a red light – thanks for the tip.

  10. I’d love to visit Prague. I’d definitely have to go and see Prague castle and Charles Bridge. I see so many amazing snaps on instagram that are taken in Prague, I’ve been told it’s a beautiful place to visit.. maybe one day I might be brave enough to travel and explore this beautiful world we live in

  11. The architecture in this city is stunning and would be wonderful to photograph, especially the astronomical clock and cathedral. The Havel Market would be fun to explore to get a better sense of the local vibe.

  12. Prague is one of my favorite european cities. There is so much to do and see that you can never get bored of it. The clock is still my favorite with the little show they put on 🙂

  13. You have taken some really stunning pictures of Prague – it’s so colourful! The Astronomical clock is amazing isn’t it. I love how you captured the buildings of the old town, just walking around the old town gives so many photo opportunities.

  14. I’ve always wanted to visit Prague! The architectures so look stunning and picturesque. I’ll remember to visit in spring and join a walking tour like you suggested!

  15. Your pictures are absolutely wonderful! I have never been, but Prague looks like a mystical beautiful place to visit. Hopefully one day! Lol

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