There are so many things to see in Prague. This list is going to be based on places I have seen and what I find worth to visit. So let’s get started:
First of all, my favourite place in Prague- Charles Bridge! There are going to be lots of people during the day but if you want to feel the real charm of the bridge then I would recommend you to visit it at night, around 4 or 5 am. The best would be to see the sunset from the bridge! You won’t regret it!
For a nice view, go up on the Charles Bridge Tower!
Astronomical Clock. This might be the most popular clock in the world! So many tourists go there especially at sharp hours when you can see a show how sculptures of 12 apostles go out and change and how a sculpture of death is striking the time. The clock is made in 1410. It shows time like all the clocks do. And this one shows also a move of Sun, position on the ecliptic. The sun is attached to an arm with a golden hand, and together they show the time in three different ways:
- The position of the golden hand over the Roman numerals on the background indicates the time in local Prague time.
- The position of the Sun over the curved golden lines indicates the time in unequal hours.
- The position of the golden hand over the outer ring indicates the hours passed after sunset in Old Czech Time.
Additionally, the distance of the Sun from the centre of the dial shows the time of sunrise and sunset. The Sun and its hand are on the 365-tooth gear inside the machine. It also shows moves of Moon. You can see also a time of the actual of 12 zodiacs and 12 apostles. And it was all made in 1410. It must be a pretty smart guy who made it!
I recommend to get up on the Tower of Astronomical Clock. You want to see this view:
Old Town Square. Great place to feel the historical Prague. You can see a Church of Our Lady before Tyn and Astronomical Clock. This is also a place where they put a Christmas Tree of the City.
Prague’s Castle Town. The biggest castle in Europe! Enjoy the castle, the castle town and also the view from it over the city! It is located higher than everything so view is amazing!
St.Vitus Cathedral. Located in Prague’s Castle Town. The biggest cathedral in the Czech Republic and one of the most extensive in Europe.
Letna park. Nice park to chill. Take your beer and go there! Enjoy the view you can see from this place! It is fantastic!
Metronome. By the way, do you know what a metronome is? Check it out. A little hint, it is used for the rhythm. Okay, anyways, this is the biggest metronome I have ever seen. And it moves! I love it! And a random fact about this place: I really do not know why but there is hanging a bunch of shoes.
Riegrovy Sady. Nice park where it is recommended to see the sunset because when the sun comes down, it goes right behind the tower of St.Vitus Cathedral of Prague’s Castle Town.
Villa Muller. A masterpiece of architect Adolf Loos.
National Gallery. Called also as Veletržni Palac. You can go there for some art exhibitions.
DOX Center of Contemporary Art. This place is a must see if you are interested in contemporary art. Every time I went there I saw some cool expositions. Definitely, add this to your list!
Petrin Tower. It will remind you of a tower in Paris. I could call it a little brother of Eiffel Tower. You will see a nice view over Prague.
Dancing House. You can like it, you can hate it but it is there. Architecture by Frank Gehry. He is famous because of his unique approach to creating a house. This was a hard task for a building because it needs to be a connection between contemporary and historical areas.
Vyšehrad. It was a part of fortress area. There is a cathedral which plays music every hour. I love this place because of the view you can get! It is nice either during the day, either at night!
Wenceslas Square. Know in Czech as Vaclavske Namesti. It is a big, longitudinal square, kind of the centre of the city. Many trams go there, it is easily accessible also with metro. Okay, it is getting too long. Google for more information!
Franz Kafka Head Statue. Kafka was a novelist and short story writer. Widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. The statue is spinning around in pieces which makes it an attractive object.
Municipality House. Called also as Obecni Dum. There is the Smetana Hall inside.
Zoo. It is one of the biggest I have ever been!
John Lennon Wall. The wall full of text and quotes. There is no real connection between the wall and Lennon except the concept which both of them were following. The concept of the wall is “peace”!
Kampa island. You can actually see many things there. Such as big babies by artist David Černy. This is also my favourite place where to see swans.
Žižkov Television Tower. It is famous for babies crawling on it. Sounds weird, right? But that’s how it is! You can go up to the tower for another view over the city.
Streletsky Island. Another place near the center of the city where you can just go and relax.
Wallenstein Palace Garden. Nice place where you can take a rest and enjoy the silence while still being in the city. This garden is special because you can see peacocks there!
Havličkovy Sady. Another nice park in the city. It is located on the hill where they grow grapes. You can also find a nice cafe in the park and taste wine and beer. Landscapes of the park are inspired by the Italian Renaissance. Park has fountains and water cascades, lakes, pavilions, statues and a charming grotto, as well as a unique view of the city.
Divoka Šarka. It is located at the end of few metro lines. A huge park with a lake. During summers people actually go there to swim and enjoy the sun.
Vitkov Hill. This hill is located in Prague 3, Žižkov. Another park where people use to go for a walk or a run. There is a statue of one of the biggest horses I have ever seen.
Walk beside the river! You could catch lots of nice views with and without the castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. I also would recommend getting lost in the city! Go around the streets and have fun!
I hope it helped you to plan your trip and to get to know Prague better! Enjoy!