Prague remains one of the most beautiful cities in the world to me – even after traveling to all of the incredible places I have been. Everywhere you look is inspiration for a fairytale. Even after living in Prague for multiple years, I still have yet to see all of its incredible offerings.

Where To Stay
Staying centrally located in Prague 1 will enable you to be walking distance to most of the city’s major sites and attractions. From here, you’ll also have access to Prague’s incredible (and cheap) public transportation. If you’re looking to indulge, I highly recommend staying at the Augustine, the Four Seasons, the Buddha Bar Hotel, or the InterContinental. Exceptional mid-range accommodations I always recommend include the Golden Prague Residence, Design Hotel Neruda, Old Town Square Hotel, ­­­­­­or MOODs Charles Bridge. My favorite feel-at-home apartments are the Art Suites, True Gem, or 3 Epoques. Prague’s top-rated hostels include the Mosaic House and City Nest.

Historical Sites

  • Old Town Square
    Situated in the very center and heart of the city, Prague’s Old Town Square is one of the most majestic and stunning squares in the world. On Old Town Square, you’ll see the towering Astronomical Clock (which you can climb up for a fee), the gorgeous Gothic Tyn Church, baroque St. Nicholas’ Church, and much more. It’s a great place to take photos, relax, and people watch. I’ll never forget the moment I first saw this square.
  • Charles Bridge
    Construction on this incredible icon of Prague began in 1357, and it is arguably one of Prague’s defining features. You can climb the towers on both the Old Town side and the Lesser Town side for a fee.
  • Prague Castle
    Prague’s castle complex is the largest in the world. Among the sites you can see on gorgeous castle hill are Martinic Palace, Lobkowicz Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, and numerous gardens and vineyards.
  • Municipal House and Powder Tower
    Located right next to each other, the Municipal House and the Powder Tower are two of my favorite structures in Prague. The Art Nouveau Municipal House is home to a celebrated concert venue (which I highly recommend) and the Gothic Powder Tower is one of the city’s original gates.
  • Clementinum
    Nearby Charles Bridge on the Old Town side of the Vltava River is the Clementinum, which is the second largest historical complex in the city. Inside the Clementinum, you’ll find the picturesque Baroque library and Mirror Chapel.
  • Strahov Monastery
    Founded in 1138, the Strahov Monastery is home to one of the most beautiful libraries in the world and a Romanesque basilica. It also houses an incredible brewery, which is perfect for a well-deserve pit stop after a day of sightseeing.
  • Troja Chateau
    This exceptional palace was built in the 1600s for the Counts of Sternberg and is located in the northwestern area of Prague. Its fairytale looks make it a popular choice for wedding ceremonies.
  • Dancing House
    Fans of Frank Gehry will delight in the modern architectural beauty that is commonly known as the Dancing House. Located at the top is a cute café with sweeping views of Prague that are worth far more than the price of an espresso.
  • Pruhonice Castle
    This Neo-Renaissance castle is located just on the outskirts of Prague. With its location a bit off the beaten path, a visit to Pruhonice Castle is a great way to get an Instagram pic without a swarm of tourists in it. Plus, the park surrounding the castle is deserving of a visit itself.

Museums

  • National Museum
    After years of tireless renovations, the National Museum is finally open to the public. Sitting gloriously atop the hill at the end of Wenceslas Square, it’s clear that the years of waiting were absolutely worth it.  
  • Museum of Communism
    This museum, which is dedicated to the communist occupation of the Czech Republic following World War II, features countless artifacts and valuable information from this time period.
  • Museum Kampa
    This modern art museum located in the Mala Strana area displays a vast collection of art from Central European artists, especially ones hailing from Czech Republic.
  • Kafka Museum
    Dedicated to the author Franz Kafka, the Kafka Museum features countless original letters, drawings, diaries, and first editions from the famed writer.

Green Spaces

  • Letna Park
    The views of Prague from Letna Park are absolutely breathtaking. Being here enables you to truly see how many spires the city possesses. Nestled in the park is Prague’s best beer garden, which is the perfect place to stop and take in the view while sipping on a crisp Czech beer.
  • Kampa Island
    This green island on the Mala Strana side of Prague is a great escape from the busyness of the city. Right by Kampa Island is Kampa Park, which features the Giant Bronze Babies installation from David Cerny.
  • Petrin Hill
    This peaceful green area of Prague offers countless winding paths that eventually lead their way up to Petrin Tower, which is a tower that resembles the Eiffel Tower from Paris. If walking up the large hill doesn’t appeal to you, there is a funicular that makes the climb to the top.
  • Vrtba Garden
    Located on the slop of Petrin Hill on the Mala Strana side of Prague, the Vrtba Garden is the city’s finest example of a High Baroque garden.
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