What to Do in Prague? 5 Places You Have to Visit

Visitors from all over the world come to see the history and culture of Prague and to taste some of its Czech cuisine specialities. If a trip to the heart of Europe is in your foreseeable future, then we are glad to present you with a quick overlook of which sights are worth seeing in Prague.

Prague Castle

Prague Castle should be the first stop on your list if you want to truly get to know and understand Czech history. A thousand-year-old gem, where the architectonic styles of every period of Czech history permeate, the castle has acted as the impressive residency for heads of state since its beginning. A tour of the castle’s interior and exterior takes between 4-5 hours. You can look forward to seeing the Old Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George’s Basilica and other sights that make up Prague’s characteristic panorama.

Old Town Square

The Old Town Square deserves your attention thanks to its large assortment of historical sights, all located in one place. Apart from the Old Town Hall with its intriguing astronomical clock, where every hour 12 apostles will come out to greet you, the other most visited sights include St. Nicholas’ Church, the Stone Bell House and the Prague Meridian marked on the ground as a reminder of what used to keep time in Prague. A good plan to visit the Old Town isn’t complete without lunch, try this restaurant located on the Old Town Square, where they will be glad to greet you with an offer of some of the most cultivating delicacies of traditional Czech cuisine.

Charles Bridge

The oldest standing bridge in Prague carries the name of the king and Kaiser Charles IV about whom you are sure to hear much on your visit to Prague. As you take the “King’s Path” down from Prague Castle to the Old Town Square by foot, you won’t be able to miss this breath-taking bridge. In earlier times, the bridge served as the only foot route connecting the Castle to the Old Town. Today, Charles Bridge offers an exceptionally interesting view of the significant structures that make up old Prague – and while you will be enjoying the view, the baroque statues and sculptures of famous saints will offer their silent companionship. After you’ve enjoyed your walk and listened to the music of the street performers, don’t forget to visit the Charles Bridge Museum, where you will discover more detailed information about the bridge’s origin and even its individual architectonic elements.

Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square is part of the New Town and is a lengthy boulevard with lots of shops. Even though most people come here for the shopping, we won’t let the square’s historical significance be forgotten, mainly the events of the 20th century connected with the communist regime in the Czech Republic. The National Museum and the Statue of Saint Wenceslas, the patron of the Czech Republic, dominate the entire square from the top of the street.

Charles Square

You’ll run into Charles IV again in New Town. The largest square in Prague was founded by this monarch and named in his honour. Here you will find the New Town Hall and a short and pleasant walk will take you to the Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral (which is also connected to the events of the 20th century, specifically WWII) and the Dancing House.

Final tip

Reserve your Hotel in Prague right in the city centre, ideally on the Old Town Square. From here you’ll have an easy time getting to every historical sight on foot.