10 Best Attractions in Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is a beautiful city, we picked 10 best attractions in Prague, Czech Republic for our friends to must-see in the City.
1. Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge is an iconic landmark, it’s a pedestrian stone bridge crossing the river Vltava. Its often crowded, people are taking pictures and enjoying views also many artist making sketches, paintings and vendors selling souvenirs. You can also climb up the Bridge tower for 100CZK to get a stunning view of the city.
2. Prague Castle
Prague Castle (Prazsky Hrad) complex lies on the hill overlooking the city. It’s one of the biggest castle complexes in Europe. It was built in around 880. The Prague castle is also the office of the president of the Czech Republic.
3. St Vitus Cathedral
Cathedral of Saints Vitus is in the castle complex. its Gothic exterior is a masterpiece of art. No one can simply pass through it and gazing up to its façade. It’s completed in the 20th century, but it has a history of more than 1000 years as it’s the third structure on the site.
4. Old Town Square
The old town square is one of the most important centers of the city. The square is in the historic old city area, near Charles Bridge. This area is generally always lively, with beautiful buildings around it. Restaurants and cafes are often filled with tourists. There are many important landmarks nearby, likes of the astronomical clock, beautiful towers of Church of Our Lady before Týn, St. Nicholas’ Church, Madame Tussauds and many more.
5. Prague Astronomical clock
The Astronomical clock in Prague is installed in the 15th century, and it is also one of the oldest medieval astronomical clocks in the world. Located in the old town of Prague. The clock shows the many different times, sunrise and sunset, also the position of the sun and the moon in the sky and star sign position as well. Many tourists gather here just to see hourly chime of the clock and as well as performance of the apostles on the clock.
6. Dancing House
Dancing House is certainly one of the most famous buildings in Prague. Unlike historical, it is an example of modern architecture. Frank Gehry is credited for this masterpiece on the riverfront. If you like to walk, then walk for around 1 km south from the Charles Bridge, along with the river to find it.
Vyšehrad is the oldest fortified castle in Prague. Its located approximately 3 km further south of the Charles bridge along the river on the hill. Built-in the 10th century, it has parks and some beautiful architecture around its territory. Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul is one of it. Vyšehrad gives some of the stunning views of the city and hence its our pick for 10 best attractions in Prague.
8. Petrin Hill
Across the river on the east and south of The Prague Castle, Petrin Hill can easily be spotted. There is a tower on the top, which somehow resembles Eiffel Tower. You can take the funicular to get till the top of the hill for stunning views of Prague city. There are also many parks and recreational spots around it.
9. Wenceslas Square
Wenceslas Square is of the most important city square in the new city of Prague. There are many hotels and also commercial activities around them. The national museum is on the one end of the street. The square is accessible from metro, tram, and buses.
10. The Powder Tower
Powder Tower is one of the original city gates of the Prague city. It is a Gothic-style architecture and the design is inspired by the Charles Bridge. The gate was used to store gunpowder, that’s how its name is ‘Powder Tower’.