What to see in Prague and where to go – my TOP-15

Prague is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Europe, where each building in the historic center of the city keeps the memory of events many centuries ago and is a unique piece art.

Millions of tourists come to Prague every year to walk through its parks and bridges, visit museums, take a look at the city from the height of the towers and observation platforms, see the famous sights, drink a glass of Czech beer and head on plunge into the unique atmosphere of Prague Castle.

For me, Prague is worthy of repeated visits. I’ve been there already repeatedly and definitely fly again. Than i like this city, so it is the fact that from Moscow you can fly here almost every weekend. Tickets are cheap, and fly only 2-3 hours.

The content of the article

  • 1 Author guided tours
  • 2 What to see in Prague
    • 2.1 Prague Castle
    • 2.2 National Theater in Prague
    • 2.3 Charles Bridge
    • 2.4 Vysehrad
    • 2.5 Petršinskaya Tower
    • 2.6 National Museum
    • 2.7 Summer Gardens
    • 2.8 John Lennon Wall
    • 2.9 Dancing house
    • 2.10 Old Town Square
    • 2.11 St. Vitus Cathedral
    • 2.12 Old Town Hall
    • 2.13 Prague Zoo
    • 2.14 Josefov quarter
    • 2.15 Strahov Monastery
  • 3 Map of Attractions

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.

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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.

What to see in Prague

Before you dive into reading, I will leave you a link to If you find yourself a little TOP 15. Look at my TOP 35, there more choice.

Top 32 sights of Prague →

Prague Castle

Prague Castle – a huge architectural complex in the east Prague. Initially, the City was built for the defense of the city, but with time, not only serfs began to appear here, but also cultural buildings. Today Prague Castle represents impressive sight that is largely due to the fact that here for a long time was the residence of the kings, and since 1918 – presidents.

For this reason, Prague Castle has long been closed for ordinary people than reminiscent of the famous Beijing Forbidden City. The situation changed in 1989, when the new President Vaclav Havel opened the doors of the residence for ordinary citizens and tourists. For to see and appreciate all the advantages of Prague Castle, you need allocate at least a day of your time.

Since it is not a separate landmark, but a whole complex: Presidential Villa, Royal Garden, Summer Palace Queen Anne, Golden Lane, and dominates this all – the Cathedral St. Vitus. Read more about the sights.

Prague Castle Prague Castle

Prague Castle

National Theater in Prague

The National Theater in Prague is not only a cultural venue. leisure and a masterpiece of architecture – it is rightfully the pride of everything Czech people. The theater was built on the donations of Czech citizens in 1881, but almost immediately burned out, which was a real disaster for the whole society. Such a reaction of citizens led to the fact that National Theater rebuilt in record time – just two of the year.

The theater is very popular among Prague residents and is one of main attractions for tourists: it hosts opera performances, drama productions (as Czech authors, and works of world drama).

Tourists are primarily attracted by the external beauty of the National theater. The facade of the building resembles a palace, and the interior so luxurious that also involuntarily makes me think about something royal. Most tourists find it hard to believe that the National Theater was built for ordinary people.

The Charles Bridge

Another attraction of Prague is the Charles Bridge. Visitors Prague Castle usually form your route to drive along the Royal Route, which is just passing through Karlovy to the bridge. This bridge connects Prague Castle with the Old Town, and with it related many legends and stories.

The bridge was erected in the 14th century, and it was in this way that the Czech kings marched to his residence during the coronation. The bridge is decorated 30 sculptures that, according to old beliefs, fulfill wishes if to touch them. There is also a legend that if on Charles bridge lovers kiss, then this ritual will be the key to their a long, happy love. Read more about the sights.

The Charles Bridge The Charles Bridge

The Charles Bridge


Before the construction of Prague Castle residence of the Polish rulers was in Visegrad. This place belongs to the Czechs with a large sincerely, as it is believed that Vyshegrad is the cradle of Czech statehood. That is why a detailed tour of Vyshegrad can hold any local. Vyshegrad fortress older Prague Castle for 500 years, because the differences in their architecture cardinal.

Near the castle there are many attractions: the rotunda St. Martin, the Church of St. Peter and Paul, as well as the burial place famous Czech figures – Vysehrad cemetery.

Vysehrad can be seen in the distance Vysehrad can be seen in the distance

In the distance is Vysehrad.

Petrin Tower

One of the main attractions of Prague is Petršinskaya tower. The locals are confident that in their greatness and Beauty is not inferior to the Eiffel Tower of Paris. Tower height 60 meters, the weight of the metal structure – 170 tons. Climb up you can walk (299 steps!) or on the elevator.

At a 50-meter height, there is a viewing platform from which a picturesque view of the city. At the foot of the tower there are souvenir shops, cafes and a museum. More about attractions.

Eiffel Tower in Prague Eiffel Tower in Prague

Eiffel Tower in Prague

National Museum

National Museum – the most famous museum of the Czech Republic, located on Wenceslas Square of Prague. It amazes tourists with its size. (building height is 70 meters, and the length of the facade is 100 m.)

The interior of the National Museum is made in the style of neo-renaissance and reminds decoration of a luxurious palace. Here are collected rare collections of exhibits on history and art.

Letenskie gardens

One of the largest parks in Prague is Leten (Air) Gardens. It has an area of 25 hectares and attracts residents and visitors of the Czech the capital of its peace and tranquility. The park is a separate Landmark – Ganavsky pavilion. Its characteristic feature is an abundance of forged parts with a complex ornament.

Year-round in the Leten Gardens (in the building of the Brussels Pavilion) hold exhibitions of contemporary art. Also in the park is The highest metronome in the world (the height of the Prague metronome is 20 meters). Near the metronome is an observation deck, from which overlooking the Vltava River. More about attractions.

View from Letensky Gardens View from Letensky Gardens

View from Letensky Gardens

John Lennon Wall

The wall of John Lennon – a place where all fans come creativity of this musician. The wall is located on Wielkoprzvorskaya Square, opposite the French Embassy. Despite proximity to the building of the authorities, the Wall has not an official look, mottled with a variety of graffiti, drawings and inscriptions, the main the motive of which is “world peace.”

The place was not only a monument to the famous “Beatle”, but also a kind of street art museum where you can often see musicians, artists and magicians. More about attractions.

The Wall of John Lennon John Lennon's Wall

John Lennon Wall

dancing House

Of great interest to tourists are also more modern sights of Prague. One of these is the Dancing house located in the city center. This building was built in middle of the 90s. The building is an attempt to translate into architecture image of a dancing couple, for which the Dancing House and received from the locals the name “Ginger and Fred.”

As it turned out – in honor of the heroes of the same name of the American the film where the legends of old musicals were filmed. On the roof of the building there is a French restaurant, from the terrace which opens beautiful view of the city. Also in the building is an office center, a hotel and gallery. Read more about the sights.

Dancing House in Prague Dancing House in Prague

Dancing house in Prague

Old Town Square

Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) is one of the most beautiful squares of Europe, the historic center of the Old Town and most popular tourist attraction Prague. In the Middle Ages, the Old Town Square was the center of life. There were royal coronation processions, committed public executions and brisk market trade.

Now around the perimeter of the square you can see buildings of different styles and eras, from the Gothic to the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo. Here Old Town Hall is located with an astronomical clock (one from the symbols of Prague) and the tower, which offers a beautiful view to Prague. And the Golts-Kinsky Palace with the National galleries.

Baroque Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Tyn Church or the Temple of the Virgin Mary before Týn is also one of the symbols of Prague. On the square also erected a monument to Jan Hus. More about attractions.

Old Town Square in Prague Old Town Square in Prague

Old Town Square in Prague

St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral, the construction of which continued, Practically, six centuries in a row is a vivid example of gothic art in Prague. The cathedral is part of the Prague Castle, which is considered the largest castle complex in the world. In the present time St. Vitus Cathedral plays the role of the residence of Prague the archbishop.

Also, regalia for the coronation ceremony are kept in the building of the cathedral. The cathedral is very popular with tourists and stably occupies the upper lines of attendance, so uncrowded here never happens. Read more about the sights.

Evening Prague Castle in Prague Evening Prague Castle in Prague

Prague City Castle in Prague

Old Town Hall

The old town hall on the Old Town Square was built in 1338 year If you look at the history of Russia of those times – Russia was then was under the Mongol-Tatar yoke. Old Town Hall was built not one year, but for a long time. In one of towers, in 1410 an astronomical clock was installed, or as they are also called: “Prague Astronomical Clock”.

The clock and the tower have become an independent landmark and enjoy the attention of tourists. Watches are considered very difficult. the mechanism of that time and every day, every hour from 9 to 21 hours entertain tourists with a short representation of the figures on the tower. Read more about the sights.

Old Town Hall Old Town Hall

Old Town Hall

Prague Zoo

Relatively recent construction, but with its own history, worthy of a separate post. Prague Zoo enjoys unchanged success among the family of tourists in Prague. From the 16th century he was a private menagerie and, over time, grew into national treasure of the Czech Republic.

Prague Zoo survived the Second World War and serious flood in 2002, which affected him more than other buildings in Prague – a zoo built in the valley, the so-called “Troisky hollow “, which suffered the most.

I bravely put him in the top 15 best places in Prague, as an excellent an option for family entertainment and a respite from architectural and museum beauty of the city. Read more about the sights.

Giraffes at the Prague Zoo Giraffes at the Prague Zoo

Giraffes at the Prague Zoo

Josefov quarter

One of the oldest parts of the city, keeping the history of the first Jewish immigrants who were actively expelled throughout Europe, and in Prague, they found a tolerant attitude and great opportunities for arranging your life and preserving cultural heritage. Quarter named after Emperor Joseph II, who initiated the reforms, greatly facilitated the life of the Jews.

There are several synagogues, a cemetery and historical monuments preserved over the past century. Highly useful to walk around the quarter with a personal guide, and not in the composition tours.

Strahov Monastery

Built in Hradcany in 1143, today it is considered one of the oldest monasteries of the white canons (or monk premonstrantov) – if it tells you something. Total There were about 1,300 monasteries in Europe. In times reforms of Joseph II monastery was close to closure, like many other religious institutions.

Closed them on the basis of “uselessness for society” – excellent, in my opinion, the approach to such organizations. but the monks responded to the emperor’s promise and organized in the monastery public library, the beauty and wealth of which is still shocking the imagination of tourists.

Attractions map

On my first visit I spent in Prague literally 2 days and just walked around the city. For the first time it may be normal, but still I I would not recommend doing so, I did not recognize the city at all. Then I had to go then again and again :)

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