5 Best Things to See and Do During Your Trip to Prague
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What things you would like to do or see during your next trip to Prague?
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.
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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