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5 Best Things to See and Do During Your Trip to Prague

Updated on June 19, 2020
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Nikhil is a passionate writer who has been writing on various exciting destinations in India and around the world.

About the Czech Republic Capital - Prague

Prague is one of Europe’s best and beloved gems of cities. With an over 1,100-year-old rich history, the Czech capital is filled with beautiful cobbled streets, Gothic architectures, and gives you the experience to remember. It provides you with splendid views of his ancient churches and skyline.

The city is bisected by the Vltava River that enhances the beauty of the region, both inside and outside.

Prague is fondly known by its pet name ‘City of a Hundred Spires.’ Further, it is affectionately being called as the beer capital of the world.

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From diverse, colorful neighborhoods and districts, stunning architectural masterpieces, to cozy breweries, spas, and castles, there are countless places to see and explore, and things to do here in Prague.

Whether you are visiting for the first time or planning your next trip with your friends or someone special, you must learn some of the best things to see and enjoy. This will help you make the most out of your trip to Prague.

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Best Things to See and Do in Prague during Your Next Trip

There are many reasons why you must visit Prague at least once in your lifetime. And its top-rated tourist attractions and experiences contribute to the most part.

So, let me show you some of the unforgettable and amazing things to do and places to see to in the Czech Capital during your travel:

1. Wander Around and Explore Prague’s Old Town

Prague’s Old Town, known locally by the name Stare Mesto, is one of the most visited spots in the city. Most of the tourists flock to this part of the city to learn the rich history.

The area boasts wonderful cobblestoned streets and has many historical attractions and monuments.

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As the town wasn’t much affected during World War II, many of the historical buildings are still alive and intact. These buildings reflect the Cubism, Neoclassicism, and a perfect mix of gothic and renaissance which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

If you love taking pictures of buildings and architecture, then this would be one of the awesome places in Prague. Don't forget to make your friends join your journey of historical exploration. They may resist in the beginning, but later they will surely thank you for this.

When visiting the Czech capital, be sure to roam around and explore the famous Old Town Square. It has some of the most famous monuments, such as the Medieval Astronomical Clock, the Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and many more.

Also, don’t miss out on going to the world-renowned Charles Bridge during your exploration.

It is one of the oldest yet astonishing working bridges in Europe. It is highly recommended to visit the bridge during the winter days.

2. Enjoy the Views of the Prague Castle Over the Vltava River

Did you know that Prague Castle is the largest and one of the ancient castle complexes in the world? Well, the vast fortress, built around AD 870, was originally the home of Bohemia’s kings. But today, it serves as the official residence of the Czech Republic President. However, some parts of this amazing castle are open to the general public.

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You must enjoy the excellent views of the castle from a distance or best from the other end of the Vltava River. It overlooks the heart of the city, sprawling over the many spires of Prague.

The Prague Castle is located in the city’s Hradcany neighborhood and features many top-rated tourist sites around its walls.

Some of these include St. George’s Basilica, the Powder Tower, the Golden Lane, and the Old Royal Palace.

3. Sip a Chilled Mug of Beer in Cafes, Restaurants, and Beer Spas

As mentioned earlier, Prague is the city that is called as the beer capital of the world. And of course, there is a reason behind it. The people in Czech, and Prague, have the highest beer capita in the world.

You will find plenty of cozy pubs, restaurants, and beer spas across Prague that will satisfy your drink desire. Whether you are bibulous or amateur in drinking, you must try and taste the well-renowned beer of Prague.

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The city is brimming with breweries of all kinds. Whether you are a beer fan or not, you must taste at least one or two varieties to enrich your travel experience and make it memorable.

Head to Pivovarský Dům, the traditional restaurant with a microbrewery and pub, and you can try as many as eight types of beers.

For unforgettable beer experience, make sure you relax at one of the beer spas or visit beer boutiques of your choice. Hangar Bar, T-Anker Bar, Nota Bene, and Restaurace Mlejnice are some of the bars and restaurants you must try out during your trip.

4. Visit Museums and Witness the Rich History

Just like most of the European destinations, Prague has a rich history. And the city has responsibly preserved them for the tourists and generations to come.

Whether a history enthusiast or not, you must visit and explore the unique museums in the town at least once. Not only will they provide you a rare glimpse into Czech history, but it will also enrich your complete travel experience.

Start your journey by heading to the famous historic site, Wenceslas Square, which is situated in Prague’s New Town, known locally as Nove Mesto. It offers travelers with several museums and architectural treasures.

Be sure to see the iconic statue of Saint Wenceslas, who was the duke of Bohemia from 921 to 935.

Do not miss out exploring the National Museum that houses a massive collection of over 14 million items for all the art and history lovers.

5. Indulge in Outdoor Wandering and Recreation

Although, with only around 1.5 million population, Prague cannot be called as a busy city. Yet many travelers come here to go outdoors to enjoy the views and have a relaxing time altogether. And you can also be one of those tourists.

You must enjoy the spectacular views of the city’s skyline from the Vrtba Garden, spend some quality time with your special one, or simply experience the serene green space of the Royal Garden of Prague Castle.

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If you like adventure, be sure to try out swimming and hiking in the Divoka Sarka nature reserve.

For an unforgettable outdoor wandering, do not miss out on visiting the senate garden Waldstein Garden and Stromovka, a big park with play areas, ponds, and walkways. It can be an ultimate spot for you, especially when you're traveling with kids.

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Finishing Words

Although I’ve listed only a handful of the amazing things to do and see in Prague, there might be many more in this charming medieval city.

Well, no matter how many things are there to enjoy and explore, you should always travel sustainably. That means traveling responsibly without harming or disturbing the ecosystem, environment, and the society of that place.

Whether you are visiting for the first time or tenth time, there will always be something new and exciting things to do and explore in the city.

I wish you have an awesome time during your trip to Prague as and when it will take place.

Also read, Top Seven Places You Must Visit in Berlin

Note: Due to the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak, there are certain restrictions on traveling in many parts of the world. So, before planning your travel to Prague, please do visit to and read the latest official travel advisory and information.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Nikhil Sharma

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    • sachnikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikhil Sharma 

      10 months ago from India

      Nobody can have enough of Europe. There are countless reasons why European destinations are considered the one of the most-visited places on earth. They are mystique, alluring, and breath-taking in its own way. And Prague is one of those gems. It is the place that blows my flame of desire to visit it someday, and hence, this article. Thank you for writing wonderful comment, Niks.

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      Niks 

      11 months ago from India

      My European Dreams never gets fulfilled as Europe is full of beautiful destinations. Prague is one of the places in my wishlist and you have amplified my curiosity about Prague by writing an informative article.

    • sachnikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikhil Sharma 

      11 months ago from India

      Hello Arnaba mam. I'm really glad to know that you found this article compelling and that you've added this enthralling place on your travel bucket list. I believe every traveler should visit this amazing European city to experience the best of everything.

      Thank you so much mam for sharing your valuable comment with the readers.

    • sachnikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikhil Sharma 

      11 months ago from India

      Hey Prateek. Thank you for appreciating my work. Yes, I've always thought of visiting Prague one day. That thought and excitement for visiting this place had me writing this article. Your words are really encouraging brother. Thank you for leaving such a wonderful comment.

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      Arnaba Saha 

      11 months ago from New Delhi

      Hi Nikhil Ji,

      Your hub is compelling to put Prague on my travel bucket list. You have effectively highlighted the best of Prague for us. Thanks for this beautiful hub. Keep inspiring.

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      Prateek Jain 

      11 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Wonderful article brother. This is a well written guide for things to see and do at our Prague trip. You have explained the beauty and excitement of this place very well. Thank you for sharing this valuable information with us. Keep writing brother.

    • sachnikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikhil Sharma 

      12 months ago from India

      Thank you very much Tiarna for your appreciation.

      Yes, Prague is an amazing place in Europe and everyone should visit the city at least once with their loved ones. I can't wait to hear from you about your next trip to Prague.

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      Tiarna Georghiou 

      12 months ago from Brisbane, Australia

      Fantastic article and beautiful photos! I would love to go to Prague one day! It looks like an amazing place!

    • sachnikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikhil Sharma 

      12 months ago from India

      Yes, you're right Priya. Prague is one of the most majestic and charming cities in Europe.

      Whoever visits this place once, he/she will have an unforgettable travel experience. Thank you for sharing your parents' experience with us Priya.

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      Priya Barua 

      12 months ago

      I have wanted to visit Prague for a long time. Heard it's a charming city. My parents were there a few summers ago. It was one of their favourite cities.

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      Nikhil Sharma 

      12 months ago from India

      Thank you so much, Umesh sir for your comment. Yes, it is one of the most exciting places to visit in Europe. I hope to visit the city soon after things get normal in the world.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      12 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      A good sketch of Prague. Interesting and informative.

    • sachnikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikhil Sharma 

      12 months ago from India

      Indeed, it is Liz. One must visit this alluring city in Europe at least once in their lifetime. Thanks for leaving your comment.

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      Liz Westwood 

      12 months ago from UK

      Prague is a beautiful city. I had so much material from our visit that I have written several articles about Prague.

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