1. Charles Bridge
As cliched and touristy as it is, Charles Bridge is an absolutely overwhelming experience of beauty. You’ll feel like you’ve time traveled to the middle ages as you take in the beautiful view of the historic city from your perch above the Vltava river. To avoid tourists, we recommend walking the bridge in the early morning or late in the evening.
2. Old Town Square
Prague’s old town square is charming, walkable, and full of medieval wonder. Check out the famous clock tower, the world’s oldest continuously functioning astronomical clock, chill out in square and soak in the magic, or chow down on a Trdelnik. You have to go at least once!
3. Prague Castle
You’ve heard about it and if you’ve been to some other attractions in Prague thus far then you’ve seen it for yourself – Prague Castle – the largest castle complex in the world. This complex and the Church of St. Vitus are marvelous examples of Central European architecture and are must see sites. Check this link to find out more about how to visit this great attraction.
Prague’s miniature Eiffel Tower, the Petřin observation tower, is perched on top of Petřin hill. Here you’ll find a beautiful park with views of the city of the center, artwork, the “hungry wall”, and other interesting sites waiting to be discovered. If you’re interested, there’s also communist-era housing units that have been repurposed into university dorms and a giant stadium, the largest ever built and a symbol of the former communist government, called Strahov Stadium.
5. Malá Strana
The “Lesser Town” situated below the castle hill, Malá Strana has some of the best restaurants and bars in the city. It’s one of the most beautiful and classic parts of Prague and is home to the famous John Lennon Wall just near the French embassy. We recommend crossing the Charles Bridge from the city center and heading here for a nice afternoon.
High atop Letná hill to the north of the city center used to be the largest statue of Joseph Stalin ever built until it was torn down during Destalinization. Now this hill features the Metronome, a symbol of liberation and intellectual freedom. Should you find yourself here, and we definitely recommend it, you can order a beer and chill out at one of the most popular beer gardens.
7. Wenceslas Square
The “Times Square” of Prague, Wenceslas Square is a must see for any newcomer to the city. Here you’ll find the National Museum, a masterpiece of Czech architecture and a symbol of independence, as well as some of the hottest bars and restaurants. Make sure to check this one of your list.
If you’ve done even the slightest amount of research before coming to Prague then you’ll know that the Czech Republic is the world’s capital of beer. Indulge yourself in some great beer at any of Prague’s fantastic bars as soon as you can (even if beer isn’t your thing). Check out our list of must see bars!
Popular among students and one of Prague’s emerging cultural centers, Žižkov is a lively quarter of the city and home to a large part of the international community. There are loads of great bars, cafes, and restaurants here as well as many great venues in Prague’s nightlife. You can also head up to the Vítkov monument and its surrounding park and enjoy the view with a few friends.
While not as famous as other European cuisine, Czech food should not be overlooked. In Prague it’s easy to find a tasty and filling meal for a reasonable price. Some of the most famous restaurants, as you will see, are quite reasonably priced including Café Louvre and Cafe Slavia both located on Narodni street.