Prague’s city centre is considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful historical centres. The floods of tourists that flock to this Czech metropolis from every corner of the world are increasing with every year. Are you also going to visit the city at the heart of Europe? Then the following seven tips are sure to help you on your way to visiting anything and everything that’s worth while in Prague.
The largest castle complex in the Czech Republic and one of the largest in the world creates the well-known panorama of Prague. As you enjoy a walk through the Prague Castle courtyards, you will be able to feast your eyes on the beauty of the palaces and churches. Upon entrance to the space’s interior you will arrive at the St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace and the quaint Golden Lane.
After you’re finished with Prague Castle, be sure to visit it’s smaller rival – Vyšehrad. Surely the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul or the ancient Rotunda of St. Martin will be of interest to you. Especially in autumn when you can soak up the breath-taking view of Prague from the Vyšehrad terraces.
Old Town Square
A small area of enormous significance. The Old Town Square can be found in the centre of Prague and contains an array of historical sites - from the Old Town Hall with its famous astronomical clock to St. Nicholas Church and the Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn. Before you feel tempted to visit somewhere else after your tour of the square, slow down and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch at a restaurant in Prague’s city centre.
Even though a bit of a tourist jam will be waiting for you at Charles Bridge, it’s still a must-see in Prague. Aside from the wonderful panoramic view of Prague Castle and the Old Town you can also admire the Baroque statues of saints lining both sides of the bridge, conquer the stairs in the Old Town Bridge Tower or go to Malostranské Square on the opposite side of the Vltava river.
It’s easy to get to the Zoo Garden via any number of city transport, but it’s worth going by steamboat during the summer season. From April through to the end of October you can also visit Troja Palace thanks to its close proximity to the Zoo. A tour of the Zoo will take up at least half a day of your time should you want to walk through a majority of the complex.
Petřín Lookout Tower and the Mirror Maze
The lookout tower at Petřín in Prague offers an astounding view of the whole city all year round. Directly beneath the tower you’ll find a maze of mirrors split into two parts - a classic labyrinth where you’ll try to find your way out and a room with an array of comical mirrors that will change your appearance quite drastically, some for the better, but mostly for the worse. We recommend first visiting the maze and then enjoying the view from the tower. Both attractions are open until 6 pm during the winter season.
Bobsleigh Track Prosek
Bobsleigh Track Prosek is also operational all year round and it’s the perfect place for adrenaline junkies. You’ll reach speeds as high as 60 km/h over the course of the nearly 800 m of bobsleigh track. During the summer, you’ll still be able to enjoy the rope park which lies a short distance from the tracks.
Now that you know what to see and where to go in Prague, don’t hesitate to reserve your hotel stay in the centre of Prague, ensuring you quick and easy access to all sites and attractions.