Sights to see in Prague
Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is brimming with history, art, architecture and beautiful unique sights that could only be found there. Select your comfiest shoes, pack a bag of essentials and don’t forget your camera as discovering the sights of Prague will be a memorable experience you will want to capture forever.
Also known as the ‘city of a hundred spires’, there is breathtaking architecture with towering spires reaching to the sky, pretty waterways with ornate bridges arching over them and an eclectic mix of the traditional and historical alongside the modern, creating an exciting vibe to this stylish city that is longing to be explored.
With so much on offer in the vibrant city of Prague choosing what to see can be a little overwhelming so below you will find a few ideas to inspire…
Is one of the most well-known sights in Prague and is a beautiful ornate bridge crosses the Vltava River. Thirty Baroque-style statues line the bridge that depicts Saints and Patron Saints. Purchase a coffee and head to the bridge as the sun rises to capture the beauty of the views and enjoy the quiet atmosphere.
Sitting high up casting a dramatic presence over the city, the castle is part of a complex where other impressive buildings and historical sights are situated. Impressive from the exterior you can walk the grounds around the buildings or explore inside the castle walls that are full of exhibitions and displays of historical information. You will need an entry ticket and bear in mind with so much to see here you may wish to put aside a day to explore fully.
St Vitus Cathedral (within castle complex)
Is the burial place of former Czech Kings and is home to the Crown Jewels, art and is full of history and breathtaking architectural details. The stained glass windows are stunning and depict beautiful scenes in colours that shimmer in the sunlight. A connecting tower provides impressive views of the city and the architectural spires the city is so well known for. (Tickets required for entry tours)
Within the castle complex, there are many more impressive sights to be seen such as St George’s Basilica, The Golden Lane, Rosenberg Palace and many more. It would be easy to spend a whole day exploring this part of Prague but remember if your time in the city is short then many experiences of this part of Prague can be enjoyed just from the exterior.
Cast your eyes to the castle views at sunset for a dramatic image of Prague you will never forget and remember to enjoy a stroll in the evening when the castle is lit up in a golden light.
The Palace Gardens provide the perfect tranquil moment to relax and reflect on your visit to Prague so far. Quiet and peaceful the delicately manicured gardens sit beneath the stance of Prague Castle.
The Old Town Square
Full of historic architecture and is the perfect place to take a break and relax with a refreshing drink. You will also find a very impressive clock situated on the Old Town Hall within the square.
The Astronomical Clock
That sits upon the south side of the Old Town Hall is the oldest working astronomical clock in the world. The Medieval ornate and decorative details are spectacular and glisten in the sunlight casting an impressive image for all to enjoy. From 9am to 11pm as the clock strikes the hour the twelve Apostles set in motion creating a unique moment to treasure.
Originally used as an observation and transmission tower and was built in 1891. Today it is one of the key landmarks in Prague and stands proud in the gardens upon Petrin Hill. It resembles the Eiffel Tower and stands at 63.5 metres high. The views of Prague that reward you at the top are worth the effort of the 299 steps that lead you there.
There really is so much to see in Prague and other ideas that might tempt you are the Dancing House, also known as Fred and Ginger, an eclectic piece of modern architecture that looks like it is dancing or the statue of Franz Kafka outside the Quadrio Shopping Centre that is an 11 metre high moving art statue depicting the face of the famous Czech writer himself.
Whatever you choose to see remember to research entry requirements before you visit to ensure that you will be able to access sights at your desired times. Look online to buy tickets in advance, this is a great way to save on queue times for entry.
Enjoy discovering all that Prague has to offer and don’t forget to take a moment to reflect on your adventures and absorb all the little details that make Prague such a unique and interesting city to visit.