10 MUST-DO EXPERIENCES IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

The top 10 things to do when visiting the City of Spires…

1. Walk along Charles Bridge 

Charles Bridge is the most iconic landmark in Prague. Built to completion in 1390, taking a stroll across the 14th century bridge is one of the most memorable experiences of visiting Prague. Lined with statues, the walkway is filled with interesting people and unique Czech artists.

2. Take in the panoramic views from the Astronomical Clock Tower

Prague is known as the city of spires due to its gothic churches and medieval architecture – be sure to get a shot of the fairy tale-like Wenceslas Square. Climb to the top of the Astronomical Clock Tower, the city’s most popular sight – and with one of the best views in the city.

Astronomical Clock Tower in Prague

3. Visit the previous home of a Bohemian King, Prague Castle

Located in the castle district, Prague Castle is undoubtedly the most visited attraction in the area. Today it is the official residence of the president, and with free entry to the grounds it’s not hard to understand why it is so popular. 

4. Take a look inside St. Vitus Cathedral 

St. Vitus Cathedral is located within the grounds of the Castle and is visible towering over throughout the city.

Prague

5. Watch the Prague Astronomical Clock chime

If you aren’t already to busy watching everyone else watch the clock chime, on the south face of the town hall is the famed mechanical clock. Widely regarded as the most preserved medieval mechanical clock in the world, it chimes every hour. 

Note: A legend surrounds the clock. It is said that to ensure that the clocks creator never replicated anything as beautiful he was blinded. 

6. Stroll around Old Town Square

Relatively untouched since the 10th century, the Old Town Square is where tourists gather to roam and explore the historical streets and restaurants. 

7. Visit Prague’s most recognisable building, Týn Church

Týn Church is arguably the most beautiful building within the entirety of Prague. Its distinctive Gothic spires make it unmissable.

Astronomical Clock Tower in Prague

8. Take in the views from Petrín Lookout Tower

The Petrîn Lookout Tower is a 63.5metre tower in Prague, that resembles the Eiffel Tower. Previously used as a transmission and observation tower, it now stands as a popular viewpoint for tourists. 

9. Find the Lennon Wall

After his murder in 1980, John Lennon became a pacifist hero for many young Czechs, and to this day the Lennon Wall has been covered in graffiti, lyrics and quotations – often changing. 

10. Try a stuffed donut cone / or some absinthe? Ha!

Not something I knew to be known in Prague, but once there I noticed these delicious smelling stuffed donut cones were everywhere. Completely enchanting, it became something I knew I wanted to try before leaving. Absinthe is a completely different taste, but the Green Fairy resurged in the 90s as a delicate but cheap party drink.

Thatraveller was welcomed to Prague thanks to Contiki Tours.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Lyn aka The Travelling Lindfields
    March 26, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Great list. We loved Prague, although when I read blogs about it I always think we missed something and need to go back.

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    Elaina
    March 27, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Love your church pic!

    • Reply
      Holly O'Sullivan
      March 28, 2017 at 12:51 am

      Thanks! It’s my favourite one 😛

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