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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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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.

Planning Your Prague 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.
  • Events in Prague
    Whisky Life Prague
    4. Nov 2016 - 5. Nov 2016
    Bethlehem Chapel, Betlemske namesti 4, Old Town, Prague 1 (Prague)
    Christmas Markets
    3. Dec 2016 - 4. Dec 2016
    Old Town and Wenceslas Square (Prague)
    Mikulas
    5. Dec 2016
    Old Town Square, Old Town, Prague 1 (Prague)

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What People Are Saying About Prague

Thumbs Up for Gary the Glaswegian tour guide! It was a Great time!

I went on the 3 hour bicycle tour guide of Prague City. The ride was pretty easy to do, visiting the main attraction parts of the city. It was a pretty easy ride, nothing too difficult for the average person who (like me) hadn't been cycling for over a year! Great fun and way to explore the city. Thanks Gary (our Glaswegian guide).
Prague City Bike Tour Reviewed by John J, 09/27/2016

Great way to see the Prague Castle with the Skip the line

Really recommend this option if you have limited time to queue (buy ticket) and want to cover as much as possible
Skip the Line: Prague Castle Tickets Reviewed by Jeffrey, 09/26/2016

Fantastic experience and great way to see Prague.

The company EuroSegway where brilliant. The tour guy Alex was fantastic. Gave great detail throughout the tour and was very funny too. Thank you for an excellent experience.

Great way to see the old city of Prague.

Our guide, Jana, provided us with an excellent account of local history and general information. Her friendly, professional approach made this a very enjoyable excursion.

Our guide was absolutely wonderful, we learned so much!

Such a good price for all the information that was passed on to us. Our guide was LOVELY. Our group was only 3 people, not as big as the much larger groups we saw. That was awesome and very personal. We are so glad we decided to book this!

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