Sightseeing and things to do in Prague
Thanks to a cheap and reliable public transport system, getting around sightseeing in Prague is quick and easy and visitors can easily wander around the world-famous Prague Castle in the morning and then venture into the hustle and bustle of the Nove Mesto (New Town) for lunch and an afternoon's shopping.
One of the best things to do in Prague is sample its extensive nightlife. This absolutely does not have to entail scantily-clad women as there is plenty in the way of excellent local and international food to suit all budgets and tastes, as well as a legendary nightclub scene to explore.
Introduction to Prague
Prague's reputation has suffered in recent years. Having once been heralded as the most beautiful of European capitals it has now become unfairly tarnished by over-inflated tales of drunken British stag parties falling in and out of strip clubs and 'theme bars'.
Like any major city this element exists but true Prague aficionados known that this is only a tiny fraction of what happens in this vibrant, captivating and unforgettable city.
With architecture quite unlike anywhere else on earth, Prague is beautiful enough to look at from the ground – one of the best things to do in Prague is a jaunt through the Stare Mesto (Old Town).
But a stroll up any one of the seven hills on which the city is built offers breathtaking views of the awaiting collage of stone, brick, glass and steel. Taking the funicular up Petrin Hill, to arrive just as the sun starts to set, offers a perfect vantage point for one of the most beautiful views in all of Europe.
For any derisory talk of the city's modern persona, there remains so much of genuine beauty and character that it still holds its lustre for visitors on Prague tours.
One of the largest castles in the world, the Prague Castle is a beautiful Romanesque building which stands proudly overlooking the city.
St Nicolas Church
Dominating the Old Town square the distinctive white church with its green turrets is one of Prague’s most beautiful buildings and offers an array of classical music recitals throughout the year.
The Old Town Square and Clock Tower
The very heart of Prague, standing in the middle of this ancient square will make you feel like you have stepped back in time. On each side of the square you will see the varied architectural styles of Prague including Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic. One of the most popular being the distinctive astronomical clock tower.
Wenceslas Square is the centre of Prague's entertainment district, home to an array of bars, restaurants and clubs this is the place to be after the sun goes down.
Crossing the Vltava River the Charles Bridge links the two sides of the city and is a focal point from the city. Standing on the bridge affords magnificent views of Prague's fairytale-like skyline ascending on either side.
Vltava River Cruise
Seeing Prague from the river is an absolute must do. Relax and enjoy the views as the city stretches up the hill from the river banks.
Prague Jewish Quarter
The largest Jewish Ghetto in Europe, a stroll through Prague's Jewish Quarter (Josefov) reveals the traditions and customs of the Jewish Community in Prague and their moving history.
The Renaissance façade of the Czech National museum overlooks Wenceslas Square, inside is a wide array of exhibits which wonderfully showcase Prague’s fascinating history.
Prague Museum of Fine Arts
Celebrating the wonderful artistic achievements of Czech artists, the Prague museum presents a range of wonderful and often quirky artistic styles.
Old Town Bridge Tower
Built in the 14th Century to protect Prague from invaders the Old Town Tower Bridge stands at one end of the Charles Bridge. Climb the steps for wonderful views of the Prague Skyline.
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