How can you not love a city that has its beauty comparable to Paris, beer one of the best in Europe and has gigantic castles, beautiful bridges and small cafes all around waiting for wanderers…
Here are the must see places and experiences when you are in this wonderful city:
Spend some time exploring the Old Town
One of Europe’s biggest and one of the most beautiful is the Old Town Square of Prague. Always bustling with tourist and locals, this is an ideal place to start with your experience of the beauty of this city. Located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge, Prague’s Old Town Square is often filled with entertaining artists and street performers. The main square has the gothic Tyn Cathedral overlooking on one side and the famous Astronomical clock on the other on the other.
Make sure you are present here when the clock strikes the hour and the bells start ringing, the Walk of the Apostles begins, the Gothic sculptures move, a cock crows and a trumpeter blast sets off a tourist-pleasing show, a sight everyone should see at least once.
Stroll across the Charles Bridge
A mere walk on this 14th century bridge is worth a lot. Being the most iconic tourist attraction in Prague, place has spectacular scenery on both sides making the walk on this bridge an experience in itself.
Best place to be on a fine afternoon, not only the bridge but even the adjacent areas around it are good to stroll. Also, a good place for a romantic stroll in the evening under the lights. You will always find a lot of artists, painters and musicians along the bridge making it a brilliant experience for the wanderers.
Visit the Prague Castle
Overlooking the city of Prague is the massive complex of the Prague Castle. This beautiful castle has traditionally been the seat of Czech rulers and is today the official residence of the president. The castle buildings are centuries old and consists of the royal palace, a cathedral and three churches, a basilica, a monastery, defensive towers, royal stables, a tiny lane where craftsmen worked and magnificent gardens.
Entry to the grounds of the castle is free although many buildings such as the St Vitus cathedral, Basilica of St George and Golden Lane can be visited with a combined entry ticket.
Walk across Wenceslas Square
Wenceslas square is one of the main city squares in Prague and the centre of business and cultural community in the new town of Prague. Being a shopper’s paradise and home for many popular bars, clubs and hotels this place is an essential part of cities’ nightlife. Overlooked by the grand National Museum and intersection to all most of the metro lines of the city this place is filled with commuters and tourists all day long.
Go to the top of Petrin Tower
Often called as the ‘Eiffel Tower of Prague’ this is a 63.5m high watch tower on the Petrin Hill. Take a small funicular ride up the hill and you can have a majestic top view of Prague’s old town from the top of Petrin Tower. Also In the peaceful Kinský Garden (Kinského zahrada), on the southern side of Petřín, is the 18th-century wooden Church of St Michael.
Admire the Lenon Wall
Although Prague is a long way from Liverpool, the birthplace of the Beatles, fans should certainly check out this shrine to one of the most famous bands of all time. The wall has been covered in John Lennon and The Beatles graffiti, lyrics and quotations since the 1980s and is very popular among tourists and young fans wishing to pay homage to the group.
A few other places to check out while you are in the city:
- See the ‘Infant Jesus’ of Prague in Mala Strana.
- Go to the old Jewish Ghetto.
- Take a Cruise on the river Vltava.
- Have a beer on the river shore at Náplavka Riverbank.
- Indulge in the amazing nightlife of Prague with clubs and jazz pubs.
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