My TOP 32 – Prague sights

One of the largest and most beautiful cities in the Czech Republic is its capital – Prague (Prague), located on both banks of the river Vltava I have visited it several times already and I am going to still, as I constantly find for myself something new and interesting.

The content of the article

  • 1 Author guided tours
  • 2 Main sights of Prague
    • 2.1 Prague Castle
    • 2.2 Charles Bridge
    • 2.3 St. Vitus Cathedral
    • 2.4 Old Town Square
    • 2.5 Old Town Hall
    • 2.6 Vysehrad
    • 2.7 Petrin Hill and Eiffel Tower in Prague
    • 2.8 Prague Zoo
    • 2.9 Strahov Monastery
    • 2.10 Josefov quarter
    • 2.11 Dancing House
    • 2.12 National Theater
    • 2.13 Krzyzhkovy fountains
    • 2.14 John Lennon Wall
    • 2.15 Leten Gardens and Prague Metronome
  • 3 Other sights of Prague
    • 3.1 Wenceslas Square
    • 3.2 Sea World Aquarium in Prague
    • 3.3 Tyn Church
    • 3.4 Kampa Island
    • 3.5 Mala Nation
    • 3.6 Prague Loreta
    • 3.7 Powder Tower
    • 3.8 Zlata Lane
    • 3.9 Lego Museum
    • 3.10 Toy Museum
    • 3.11 Havelsky market
    • 3.12 Charles Square
    • 3.13 Kafka Museum
    • 3.14 Church of St. Ludmila
    • 3.15 Old Royal Palace
    • 3.16 Gradchany
    • 3.17 Old castle stairs
  • 4 On the map

Author’s excursions

For those who want to save time preparing for the trip and fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere and history of the city, I recommend use the services of an individual guide in Prague. On my view, individual tours are much more interesting than organized excursions with their many people in a monotonous group guide-speaker and hackneyed program.

Moreover, with a private guide you can always agree on walk at a convenient time for you, and along the way adjust the tour. Below I post a selection of quality author’s excursions. Look, you will love one of options. And above all, pay attention to the excursions “How understand Prague “and” Yards and gateways of the Old City “.

I especially liked the second one because I love something hidden from the tourist crowds.

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The main sights of Prague

In this post I tried to collect more sights for those who have come a long time or have already been several times in Prague. Most of them I traveled myself, took a small part of the reviews. Now you have a large selection of things to do. Everything attractions with the name, description and photo. The same to whom need the most basic attractions, click on the button below.

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Prague Castle

It is considered the largest preserved castle in the world. because of its size, Prague Castle looks like a very small town. Some of the premises and facilities have been identified as cultural values and arranged in them museums with collections of treasures, and some went more prosaic fate – to be office space.

Inside the castle there are several buildings that are on their own. are the top attractions of Prague for inspection take a lot of time. Coming to Prague you have to be prepared for that there is something important every two steps, historical, valuable or beautiful. Run fast will not work. Read more about the sights.

Hradčanska square in Prague Castle Hradčanska square in Prague Castle

Hradčanska Square in Prague Castle

The Charles Bridge

First of all, it is necessary to highlight its distinctive symbols – stone bridges, of which there are 18 pieces in the city, thrown from one bank of the Vltava on the other and, above all, Charles Bridge – embodiment of medieval architecture. Required to visit in any weather, and in any mood.

With the sun, or into the fog, during the rain or in the winter, this place deserves its half an hour for a walk and a photo shoot. Cult Sight. If you have not seen the Charles Bridge, you have not seen and Prague. Read more about the sights.

The center of Prague, the magical Prague Castle in the evening The center of Prague, the magical Prague Castle in the evening

Center of Prague, magical Prague Castle in the evening

St. Vitus Cathedral

A striking example of Gothic art is the Cathedral of St. Vita, the construction of which lasted almost six centuries contract. This cathedral is an integral part of Prague Castle (according to Guinness Book of Records, the largest in the world). Nowadays plays the role of the residence of the Prague Archbishop. Just here kept regalia for the coronation. The cathedral is very popular with tourists and stably occupies the top lines of attendance. More about attractions.

Evening romance in Prague. Evening romance in Prague.

Evening Prague Castle in Prague.

Old Town Square

Old Town Square – one of the main attractions Prague, which is definitely worth seeing live. Considered the main Prague Square, where it was always lively and noisy, starting right from 11 century, when the area was famous throughout Europe market.

On the Old Town Square there is a mass of entertainment character, pubs, historic buildings, cafeterias and galleries, as well the astronomical clock is one of the main tourist attractions. on the tower of the Old Town Hall. More about attractions.

Old Town Square in Prague Old Town Square in Prague

Old Town Square in Prague

Old Town Hall

The old town hall was built in 1338 (Russia was still was under the Mongol-Tatar yoke), was gradually being completed with over time, and in one of the towers of the town hall in 1410 were an astronomical clock is installed, or as they are called: “Prague Astronomical Clock”. Watches are considered a very complex mechanism time and every day, every hour from 9 to 21 hours entertain tourists a short presentation of the figures on the tower. More about attractions.

Old Town Hall Old Town Hall

Old Town Hall


Vyshegrad, in scale and scope, is only slightly inferior Prague Castle. The castle on the hill above the Vltava, built back in the 10th century, contains a lot of interesting and historically significant objects, the inspection of which will take more than one hour.

Vysehrad is located on the outskirts of Prague and therefore not so much suffers from crowds – this is one of the bonuses for those who can get out of the epicenter of the Prague beauties. The place is interesting impressive, and very atmospheric.

Petrin Hill and the Eiffel Tower in Prague

Petrin Hill – a huge park in Prague, and not on the outskirts cities, and closer to its central part. Once here mined stone for the construction of the city, but now there is an apple-pear garden in which is allowed to collect fruit during the season. Climb on the hill is possible with the help of a funicular, and from its height it opens Excellent panoramic view of Prague.

But for this you still need to climb a copy of the Eiffel Tower, which is built on top of a hill. More about attractions.

Eiffel Tower in Prague Eiffel Tower in Prague

Eiffel Tower in Prague

Prague Zoo

The zoo built in the Troy hollow went through a long development from a private zoo in the 16th century, to the sights of the world level included in the top 10 zoos of the world. From 1931 to the present time, the zoo had only two really serious developmental disasters.

World War II and the largest flood in 2002, after which the zoo had to rebuild virtually from scratch. A place very fascinating, worthy of at least one visit and in principle Excellent diversifies family holidays with children. More about attractions.

Prague Zoo Prague Zoo

Prague Zoo

Strahov Monastery

The monastery in Hradcany functioned from about 1143, when it appeared “white canonics” (representatives Roman Catholic Order, which was organized in France). Now it is considered one of the oldest monasteries. monks premonstrantov, and the monasteries they had about 1300.

During the reign of Joseph II, the monastery was nearly closed, as well as a number of others who failed to justify their usefulness to society. The public library in the walls of the monastery saved him from closing and to It still surprises the modern tourist with its beauty.

Josefov quarter

A very old area of the city that keeps history and first Jewish settlers in Prague, and remnants of the ghettos of the Second World War of war. The quarter is named after Emperor Joseph II, reform which greatly simplified and improved the lives of Jews who are not particularly friendly met in the rest of Europe in addition of time.

The area has several synagogues, an old cemetery and other historically significant objects. The place is interesting to its atmosphere and if you arm yourself with a sensible guide to history, then you can with Useful to spend time on a walk around the quarter.

Dancing House

Along with the historical monuments safely side by side. a unique structure made in the style of deconstruction – “Dancing House”. This masterpiece of modern art was erected on the site of a neoclassical building but destroyed during the american bombing. Astonishing, strange, but very photogenic sample of architectural genius. Read more about the sights.

Unusual building in the center of Prague Unusual building in the center of Prague

Unusual building in the center of Prague

National Theater

Prague National Theater is considered the largest in the Czech Republic. Opened in June 1881, and a month later suffered from a strong fire, after which the entire people of the Czech Republic raised funds for restoration – it is the unity of the nation expressed in the inscription above scene “Nation – yourself.” Very spectacular building with rich interior. with gold – the pride of Prague and the whole of the Czech Republic.

Krzhizhkov fountains

Unusual illuminated fountain that was built at the end of the 19th century under the leadership of the Czech inventor and engineer, František Krizhek. At that time, this fountain created a sensation among the inhabitants Prague, as something unusual and incredibly futuristic. Now dancing and singing fountains will not surprise anyone, but the Krizkows fountains are a rare exceptional case.

John Lennon Wall

Something similar you could see on the Old Arbat in Moscow. Only in contrast to the Moscow lane, where there is little space, it is dirty and tusyat unwashed punks, it’s nice to stroll around the Prague Wall of Lennon. The wall is located opposite the French Embassy on the Great St. square.

Typical street art, iconic fan spot Beatles, dirty under the wall itself. On the street near the wall often You can see street musicians, artists and magicians. Read more about the sights.

John Lennon's Wall John Lennon's Wall

John Lennon Wall

Leten Gardens and Prague Metronome

The Leten (Air) Gardens of Prague is one of the largest gardens in city, the area of which is about 25 hectares. Unchanged attracts crowds of tourists with its charm and silence. In the middle of the garden built a separate landmark – the Havana Pavilion, a building with an abundance of forged parts and intricate ornamentation.

There is also the Brussels Pavilion – they are held there year-round. exhibitions of contemporary art. One of the samples of this art became the Prague metronome – not the favorite building of Prague. The 20-meter piece of iron towers above the viewing platform with view of the Vltava, on the site of the former monument to Stalin. More about attractions.

Prague Metronome in the Lethe Gardens Prague Metronome in the Lethe Gardens

Prague Metronome in the Lethe Gardens

Other sights of Prague

Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square is historical and cultural landmark of Prague, he previously played the role of the Horse Market, later it was a square for gathering people in honor of famous people or to meet members of political parties.

The area is associated with important historical events of the Czech Republic, although, if look at her without reference to politics, then Wenceslas Square is a beautiful place in itself. The area has a broad view. the boulevard lying slightly sloping and in its upper part stands Statue of St. Wenceslas. Read more about the sights.

Wenceslas Square Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square

Sea World Aquarium in Prague

This is not a historically significant place, but by the number of requests in network and by the number of visits, we can safely conclude that Prague Oceanarium is one of the top attractions cities. Very interesting and beautifully decorated place with different representatives of the marine world, focused on all age groups, a real family vacation. And it is very useful when children bothers to look at the towers and bridges.

Tyn Church

Tyn Church or the Church of the Virgin Mary before Tyn – acting and today the church, with a characteristic gothic style and baroque elements in the exterior. It was built on a large scale and very long: from 1339 to 1551 years, after which the church acquired the status of the main Hussite the temple.

Severely damaged in a fire in 1679, because of which has undergone several major changes. The remains are buried in the temple a few dozen people among whom are found as unknown and eminent person.

Kampa Island

Kampa Island is located near Charles Bridge, between the river Vltava and Chertovka brook. The stream is man-made and very old: its dug in the 12th century specifically to rotate the mill the wheel of one of the many mills of that time on the island. In Middle Ages the whole island was covered by gardens, but to this day only one English park reached the southern edge of Kampa. Amazing cozy place for hiking.

Mala Strana

Starting from the 13th century and up to the First World War, in the Minor The country was inhabited exclusively by the Germans and this territory was not considered part of the Czech Prague. Here you will find a high concentration of buildings. Baroque architecture.

It is in the Small Country that most of the palaces are located. Prague (and the total number of Prague palaces – 55). One of those Quarters for the study of which you need to plan a lot time – attractions at every turn.

Prague Loreta

In the Italian city of Loreto stands one of the greatest Christian shrines – Basilica of Santa Casa or the House of the Virgin, where the remains of the house where the Virgin Mary learned the prophecy about the birth of the Savior, and in which she lived until the death of Jesus.

It is believed that one of the parts of that Holy Hut is located in Prague Lorete. “Pearl in a casket” – magnificent architectural complex, which in its scope surpassed even Italian Loreto, in the image and likeness of which it was intended a place.

Powder tower

In 1475 it was the beginning of the construction of the tower, which subsequently named Powder. However between these two the events of almost four hundred years – the building was abandoned and it was renewed only in 1870, after which the tower in the Gothic style began to be used first for ceremonies the royal court, and later – for the storage of gunpowder. More about attractions.

Powder Tower in Prague Powder Tower in Prague

Powder Tower in Prague

Zlata Lane

Zlata Lane or Golden Lane adjoins Prague Castle and is an independent landmark of Prague. In fact – These are rows of neat houses of various sizes and colors, which are the distant past played the role of official housing for the palace watchmen, and today they are just shops. Street attracts its extraordinary beauty, fabulousness, and local guides call houses Golden Street – gingerbread. Read more about the sights.

Golden Street Golden Street

Zlata Lane

Lego Museum

The private museum of one Lego fan, which eventually became so popular that it soon became the largest museum Europe by the number of exhibits represented in it. How do they write on Museum site to create several worlds of Lego.

Harry potter star wars indiana jones architectural sights and monuments of the world – everything was spent about a million Lego cubes. Three floors of children’s delight – A great option for family entertainment. More about attractions.

Lego Museum in Prague Lego Museum in Prague

Lego Museum in Prague

Toy Museum

Another children’s place in Prague is the toy museum. One of the most The largest privately owned toy collections in the world that was represented in the light after 1989. In the two halves of the museum you will find a collection. old and rare toys, as well as several thousand dolls Barbie (!). Castles, toy cities, robots and doll houses – very suitable place to entertain the children of school age

Havelsky market

The fruit market is a small German settlement, for some data opened in 1232, after half a century turned into one from the quarters of the Old City. Today – the largest, very popular and crowded tourist market with souvenirs, sweets, and other related goods of the tourist area. Get ready to leave a lot of money here. Special chic – get on market during the Christmas fair.

Charles Square

Charles Square was founded in 1348, and at the dawn of its history it served as a livestock market. Now she represents the historical center of the Nové Mesto quarter. Near here on foot accessibility are located: a fountain, various interesting buildings, temples, sculptures and monuments, as well as an English park. Charles Square in Prague is very interesting in terms of unhurried walking after the streets and close lanes.

Kafka Museum

Two-story building near Charles Bridge. In the museum you you will find pictures from the life of Kafka, his friends, acquaintances, women, his correspondence, drafts, drawings, and all this in a gloomy the interior of the former brickwork. The place is mysterious, interesting fans of Kafka, but certainly not for the mass tourist. It is noteworthy that Prague, in which Kafka lived all his life, was the last and final of the three places where they exhibited exhibits of the museum.

Church of St. Ludmila

The grandiose catholic church of Saint Ludmila, in the neo-Gothic style, which is valid at the present time. Founded in 1888, completed in 1893 and dedicated to the very first in the history of Christianity Czech saint – great martyr Lyudmila Czech. Lyudmila consider the patron saint of the Czech Republic, the intercessor of women and teachers, she contributed a huge contribution to the development of Christianity and was strangled by pagans during prayer at the age of 61 years. More about attractions.

Church of St. Lyudmila Church of St. Lyudmila

Church of St. Ludmila

Old royal palace

The Old Royal Palace is one of the objects of Prague Castle, which was built at the end of the ninth century, and over time has undergone many extensions, external changes and state destinations. Today is a unique structure that carries in I remember the Romanesque style (the basement of the palace), the Gothic (Vladislav Hall) and the Renaissance.


In general, Hradcany is a whole district of Prague, in which hundreds of historical and cultural attractions. Most famous of which: Prague Castle, Hradcanska Square, The Archbishop’s, Sternberg, Martinique and Tuscan palaces, Mariana Column, Hradchansky Town Hall, Prague Loreta and others. Hradchany themselves – like a huge museum, for inspection of which leave a lot of time.

Old castle staircase

More than two hundred step meters between high walls, that connect the districts Hradcany and Small Country. At the top end The old castle staircase is an excellent observation deck. At the bottom of the stairs you will find the Wallenstein Garden with its pink chestnuts, ponds and backwaters. Great walk and exercise ankle that is imperceptible due to sights along the way. Read more about sights.

Old castle stairs Old castle stairs

Old castle staircase

On the map

In addition, Prague is a traditional center of European culture. Various international events are held here: – the festivals “Prague Spring” and “Prague Autumn”; – festival gypsy art; – festival of organ music and many others.

The presence of a huge variety of museums, theaters, concert halls and other cultural and entertainment centers make the city a favorite place of not one thousand tourists from all over the world. And you really just not difficult to decide what to see in Prague.

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