The capital city of the Czech Republic is becoming an increasingly popular place to visit for many tourists and travellers from all over the world. Prague is known for its beautiful architecture, unique buildings and delicious, heart-warming food.
When you’re planning a trip to Prague, there are a few must-see sights that you should add to your list, to ensure that you experience the very best that the city has to offer.
Prague Castle is arguably one of the most popular and famous sights to see while in Prague. It’s the largest castle complex in the world and resides high up on a hill, looking down on the city below.
From the top, you’ll be able to see all the way down to the cobbled streets and red roofs of the buildings below. While marvelling at the complexity of the castle and its surrounding areas, try and catch a glimpse of the Changing of the Guard; a spectacle that’s sure to be a highlight of your trip.
Charles Bridge originally dates to the 15th century and spans across the Vltava River, right in the middle of the city.
The bridge is an incredibly popular tourist destination in Prague, and while you’re unlikely to ever find it completely void of tourists, it’s still something that you should add to your list of sights to see while in Prague.
On both sides of the bridge, you can find over 30 statues of famous saints and martyrs that are centuries old. The statues can be seen from up close on the bridge, as well as from the riverbank on both the Old Town side of the river as well as on the Malá Strana side.
The Astronomical Clock resides in the centre of Prague, in the Old Town Square, and is the oldest one in the world that’s still operating fully.
Crowds gather around the clock every single day to see it work its magic and to watch the dials spin round. The area does tend to get very busy, but it’s entirely worth it to snap a picture of one of the most famous sights in the whole of Prague.
Old Town Hall
Prague’s Old Town Hall is home to the Astronomical Clock which happily resides on the side of the building.
From the top of the Old Town Hall, you’ll be greeted with some of the best views in the city of Prague; from the town square below, to the castle in the distance, as well as all the copper-coloured houses and buildings in the surrounding area.
The ascent to the top of the tower will only take a few minutes, but you should consider purchasing tickets in advance as the viewing platform tends to get very busy during high seasons.
John Lennon Wall
The John Lennon Wall is a fans’ tribute area in Prague dedicated to the late Beatles singer. It’s an entire wall covered in heartfelt graffiti tributes. While it can often be a sombre place with people paying their respects, it’s also a place to go and appreciate and admire the colourful graffiti artwork from fans from all over the world.
The Dancing House is one of the more recent additions to Prague’s intriguing architecture, and one that’s certainly unique. Nicknamed after the iconic dancing duo, Fred and Ginger, the Dancing House is a modern and iconic structure that houses a conference centre, a restaurant and even an art gallery.
You don’t have to go inside to admire the work of art; simply standing across the street from the Dancing House will provide you with a unique perspective of one of the most intriguing buildings in the city.
Letenske Sady (Letná Park)
Letná Park is a substantial park complex that resides at the top of Letná Hill, offering beautiful views of Prague’s Old Town below.
The park itself is a place that can be visited all year round. Go in the summer to admire the skateboarders attempting tricks in the skatepark, or during the autumn when the abundance of trees offers romantic shades of orange, red and yellow as the leaves begin to fall.
Prague is fast becoming one of the most sought-after European cities, and for good reason; it’s home to a plethora of wonderful sights, things to do and places to learn about.
If you want to book a holiday to Prague but you’re not sure where to start, then you should consider hiring a company like Prague Eventery that can put together a detailed and thorough itinerary for you to enjoy. This way, you’ll get to see and experience everything that Prague has to offer, without the added stress of planning your itinerary yourself!