When you hear the name Prague, romantic images of cobbled streets, baroque architecture, and artistic prowess spring to mind.
Even if you're only visiting the capital of the Czech Republic for a couple of days, it's the perfect amount of time to get to know the city. Don't be surprised if after visiting everything we're going to show you in this article, you end up wishing you could stay a little longer.
Stay and discover the sights and history hidden in this city, where every day thousands of tourists stroll through its unforgettable streets.
Will you join us to see the best places in Prague that you can't miss during your visit to this beautiful city?
#1 Old Town Square
The moment you enter the Old Town Square for the first time, it will be forever etched in your memory. You will be surrounded by preserved architecture dating back to the 14th century.
The two most notable buildings in the Old Town Square are the Church of Our Lady before Týn and the Old Town Hall.
Both are built in an indigenous architectural style. You will not find architecture like this anywhere else in Europe.
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#2 Prague Castle
Prague Castle is perhaps the most famous of all the city's monuments.
Perched on a hilly vantage point overlooking the Vltava River, the castle is a stunning work of architectural design. Its St. Vitus Cathedral is an impressive sight not to be missed.
The park surrounding the castle is quiet, green, and beautifully landscaped. A stroll through the leafy paths while gazing at the castle on a sunny day makes for an unforgettable experience.
If you want to get to know the castle, its gardens, squares and chapels better, it is best to go with an expert guide. He will tell you all the secrets of this monument. Here you will find more details of the route.
#3 Old Jewish Cemetery of Prague
In the past, Prague had a considerable Jewish population. However, they were limited to a small part of the city and were only given a small plot of land for a cemetery.
For many generations, Jews were buried here.
According to Jewish traditions, the remains cannot be moved, so they buried more people on top of it. The result is a number of thousands of gravestones on a small piece of land in the centre of Prague's Jewish quarter.
#3 The Wallenstein Garden
A highly recommended spot in Prague if you like tranquility is the Wallenstein Garden, a Baroque masterpiece located near Prague Castle.
It is not the most secluded and serene of the many gardens and parks in the neighbourhood, but it is one of the most impressive in Mala Strana, Prague.
The park is also home to the Wallenstein Palace, a pond with Koi fish and some very sweet statues.
The garden is home to a pair of white peacocks. These magnificent birds walk around as if they would own the place. And in a way, they do.
#4 Eating Trdelnik and Horice rolls
Two sweet treats you won't want to miss. Trdelnik is a tube-shaped bread, which is grilled over an open flame and coated with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. The warm bread, with its crispy exterior and juicy interior, is the perfect snack for strolling around.
Horice rolls, also known as wafer tubes, are filled with cream and are often served with a warm bowl of chocolate.
This 10th-century fortress is often overlooked by tourists, due to its distance from the old town. The journey to Vyšehrad is well worth it, especially for the fantastic views of the Vltava River. It is a short metro ride.
Vyšehrad is a lush park with hidden architectural masterpieces. Here you can admire the Basilica of St. Peter and Paul, a church dating back to the 11th century.
Stroll through Vyšehrad, admiring the sights along the way, in search of its 900-year-old architectural gems.
#6 Petrin Hill
Petrin is a hill on the left bank of the Vltava River, which offers excellent views of the city. It is one of the greenest spaces in Prague.
There is a pleasant walk to the top of the hill, and plenty of benches to rest on while enjoying the views along the way. In addition, you can ride the funicular from the lower quarter to the top of Petrin Hill.
At the top, you'll find a miniature version of the Eiffel Tower, landscaped gardens, and the unusual St. Michael's Church, a wooden building that was moved from Ukraine.
#7 John Lennon's Wall
Just across the Charles Bridge, behind a small churchyard, is the John Lennon Wall.
This dazzling tribute to the famous poet, singer, and songwriter is a living art project. Go and pay homage, and if you can, leave your own mark.
Once you've finished, you can cross the little bridge near the wall for refreshments at the Beatles Café.
#8 The Astronomical Clock
The old town hall tower, built in the early 15th century, stands imposingly in the centre of the square. The tower is among the tallest in the Old Town and houses one of Prague's most identifiable icons, the Astronomical Clock.
You can climb to the top of the Old Town Hall tower, which houses the Astronomical Clock, for around 250 Kč. That price is a bit more expensive than other landmarks in Prague, but well worth the price of admission.
There are lifts for those who have difficulty climbing stairs, and the views from the top are SPECTACULAR. You can see the Church of Our Lady of Tyn and the rest of the magnificent old town of Prague in all directions.
Absolutely a must on your list of things to see in Prague.
#9 Chapel of Bones
About an hour outside of Prague is the small, picturesque village of Kutna Hora.
Just 1.5 km from the village is a small Catholic Church, called the Sedlec Ossuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The entire interior has been decorated with human bones, the remains of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, who died during the Black Death.
The story goes that a blind monk had a vision to dig up the human remains and use them for the church. He employed the rest of his companions and developed amazing sculptures.
Whether this is true or not, today we stand by it as one of the unique things you can see in Prague.
Come and visit all these sites of the magnificent city of Prague and the secrets it holds with the tours we offer on this page. You will end up wanting to come back again and again to this beautiful place.