Things to do in

Prague

Old-world Prague will have you living in a fairytale one minute and exploring Soviet-esque architecture the next.

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The 10 Top Attractions in Prague

Despite its relatively small size, the Czech capital of Prague is jam-packed with magnificent sights, each endowed with a long and varied history. To make the most of your visit there, make sure to include these 10 attractions in your itinerary.

  • Vltava River

    1. Vltava River

    The Vltava River cuts across Prague's centre. Jump aboard one of the many tour boats and take in the wonderful sights on both sides of the river while sipping a delicious Czech beer.

  • Charles Bridge

    2. Charles Bridge

    600 years old, Charles Bridge is one of Prague's most iconic landmarks. Beautifully decorated with rows of 30 baroque-style statues, it's a perfect spot for a romantic stroll.

  • Old Town Square

    3. Old Town Square

    The Old Town Square in Prague offers a charmingly eclectic mix of architectural styles spanning several centuries – undoubtedly one of Europe's most beautiful sights.

  • Prague Castle

    4. Prague Castle

    The largest ancient castle in the world, as well as one of the most gorgeous, Prague Castle has been home to all the different Czech heads of state ever since the 9th century.

  • Prague National Theatre

    5. Prague National Theatre

    The Prague National Theatre is a resplendent neo-Renaissance building on the banks of the Vltava River, magnificent both inside and out, is often singled out as the finest achievement of Czech architecture.

  • Jewish Quarter (Josefov)

    6. Jewish Quarter (Josefov)

    Despite its turbulent history, the Jewish Quarter in Prague has maintained most of its historical buildings and is now the best preserved Jewish historical complex in Europe.

  • Wenceslas Square

    7. Wenceslas Square

    Now a lively shopping and tourist area, Wenceslas Square at the center of Prague's New Town has been the site of many of the city's most important events throughout history.

  • Astronomical Clock

    8. Astronomical Clock

    Dating back to 1410, this astronomical clock is the third-oldest in the world and the oldest still in operation. Don't miss its fantastic moving display on the hour, every hour.

  • Kampa Island

    9. Kampa Island

    Located between Prague Castle and Charles Bridge, Kampa Island's romantic atmosphere will enchant you. From its banks you can enjoy the best views of Pragues's many monuments.

  • St. Vitus Cathedral

    10. St. Vitus Cathedral

    An example of Gothic architecture at its finest, the spectacular St. Vitus Cathedral is the largest church in the country as well as one of the most important.

Frequently asked questions about Prague

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Planning Your Visit

  • Discover Czech Beer

    True to its reputation, Czech beer is delicious. A newcomer might be confused by the beer's alcohol content, however. Don't worry, the numbers given to the beers don't indicate their alcohol percentage. They refer to the alcohol degree, which is a much more complicated factor. As a rule of thumb, 10 and 12 degrees, the most common, are equivalent to roughly 4% and 5% respectively. Some beers go all the way up to 19 degrees – that's 8% alcohol!

  • Try a Czech Hot Dog

    Believe it or not, one of Prague's culinary highlights are its hot dogs. Infinitely superior to their American counterparts, these delicious sausages stuffed in French baguettes offer the best cheap lunch in town. Stalls are peppered throughout the city, just take your pick!

Good to know

  • Language
    Czech
  • Currency
    Czech Crown (czk)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +420
  • Best time to visit
    Prague is probably most pleasant to visit in the spring (Mar-May) and autumn (Sep-Nov) as the weather is more mild and there are fewer tourists than in the summer months.

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What people are saying about Prague

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 51,312 reviews

I was fortunate enough to be the only person on the tour, and the guide was still as thorough and enthusiastic and answered all of my questions. I’d say this tour is for art and history lovers because the guide (I think his name was Argil) is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about history and he explains everything in detail. It can be a bit too much to take in for someone who’s not too interested in history, but perfect if you love learning. For me, it was excellent and I would recommend it.

This tour was so much fun! Rene our guide was a real well of knowledge, he captured our attention with facts and interesting stories, and he did his best for us to feel safe and entertained. Driving around on electric bicycles and segways was a perfect way to learn about Prague and to see as much as possible.

Our guide Sarah was really great and kind. We liked not only the bones church but the Cathedral, it's history, and the town in general. We were not too much, 10/12 people so the group was super fine and overall was comfortable. I would suggest this trip.

An excellent way to navigate the touristic areas of Prague. Our guide, Susanna, was simply wonderful! I highly recommend this tour, preferably on your first day in Prague.

Very informative, convenient Had a lot of history information Had plenty of time at the castle. Highly recommend.