Prague is located in Czechia, which is an amazing country that you cannot miss when traveling Europe. Prague itself though has it all – an ocean of beautiful, picturesque, orange terracotta roofs is what you’ll see with a bird’s eye view of Prague, as well as cheap beer (sometimes cheaper than water!), an amazing zoo (it has a chair lift for some exhibits!), and delicious desserts you can get right from the street (and so much more!). Keep reading for 15 things to see and do in Prague, and start building your Prague bucket list!
Prague Quick Facts:
Currency: Czech Crown (CZK)
Most popular day trip: Český Krumlov (2.5-3 hours by train)
Seasons: Winter (Dec. – Feb.), Spring (March – May), Summer (June – Aug.), Fall (Sept. – Nov.)
1. The Astronomical Clock
This clock is incredible because it is actually the oldest running clock in the world (it’s from 1410!)! There is a calendar built in to the clock as well, and every hour on the hour the clock strikes and it is quite a show – so make sure you’re here to see the 12 Apostoles in motion one hour (starts at 9am)! It does get incredibly busy though – so try to come early if you want photos.
2. Old Town Square
The Old Town Square can get quite crowded as well, but it does have a lot of beautiful, picturesque architecture that you want to see when traveling Europe. This is also where most free walking tours start (highly recommend!!).
3. Drink Some Beer
Beer is cheaper than water in Prague! So why not have beer in this amazing city and save money 🙂
4. Prague Zoo
The Prague Zoo was one of my favourite things we did when in Prague. Zoos are not for everyone, but the chair lift to get to some of the exhibits was a major selling point for me and an awesome way to spend the day (also the giraffe exhibit was HUGE, and they have an exhibit with lemurs that you can walk through !?). Also, it’s the 5th best zoo in the world!
Find more information on their website here.
5. St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague’s main cathedral – there is a lot of history here and was very important back in the times of Kings and Queens (this is where their coronations were held!). You’ll find this cathedral in the Prague Castle – so you can visit both places back to back!
6. Prague Castle
The Prague Castle is raised above the city, overlooking the city of Prague (which is super cool). But because of this, it provides incredible views of the city! You cannot miss visiting the Castle when in Prague – it is well worth the walk up!
Find more information on their website here.
7. Wenceslas Square
Wenceslas Square is the main square in Prague’s “New Town”, where you’ll find some more modern additions to Prague. There is still some European charm here as well though – with the museum being located here (founded in 1818).
8. Charle’s Bridge
Charle’s Bridge is an iconic place to visit in Prague – you can’t visit Prague and not at least see this famous bridge. It is a pedestrian only bridge, and gets incredibly packed during the day – so it’s best to visit at sunrise to avoid crowds!
9. The Dancing House
Built in 1994, the dancing house is a very unique piece of architecture to see when in Prague. If you have the time, it’s a cool and wacky thing to see, but I wouldn’t stress if you don’t make it on your first trip to Prague (there’s always next time!).
10. Spot the Metronome
Prague’s metronome is really cool because it was built in the place where a huge statue of Stalin once stood. The Metronome itself stands in Letná Park, but you can spot it when walking along the Vltava river (because it’s so big!).
11. The Jewish Quarter (Josefov)
Prague has a disheartening Jewish history – the Jewish Quarter today was once the Jewish Ghetto for the population of Jewish people living in Prague. I would recommend taking a tour here to learn about the history of the Quarter, be able to take it in, and educate yourself on the past.
12. The Rooftop Views of Prague
Prague is known for the orange terracotta rooftops that stretch the city. You can spend a whole day hopping from different rooftops to get different views of the city, and I would highly recommend doing this! One of the most popular views is from the Prague Castle, but there a ton across the city – you just have to hunt for them!
13. Lennon Wall
The Lennon Wall is a free activity to do in Prague, and it is basically a wall that symbolizes peace. They recently turned the Lennon Wall into an open air gallery, to try to control vandalism and over tourism around the wall!
14. Church of Our Lady before Týn
Located in the Old Town Square, this Church is a staple in the architecture that Prague has. Not to mention it’s stunning! Take time to admire it during the day, but also make sure to swing by at night when the church is glowing and lit up!
15. Take a Day Trip to Český Krumlov
Český Krumlov is a beautiful fairy tale town about 2.5-3 hours from Prague by train. It once was a hidden gem, but has now been made a lot more popular by some of the bigger travel bloggers. So don’t expect to be by yourself when visiting, but don’t let that deter you – it’s still a stunning and beautiful city in Czechia!
Hopefully, these 15 things to see and do in Prague helped you plan your travels and build your Prague Bucket List, or gave you some inspiration for your future travels! Leave any comments, recommendations, requests, or questions below, or send me an email!