With just a long weekend to spend in a unique and historic city like Prague, it can be hard to know where to start. Thus, to help you out here is our quick guide to the must-see tourist attractions of the capital city of the Czech Republic. You can explore the streets of Prague, right from exploring the historic places, to where to dine and where you will find the best beer as you enjoy the local nightlife on your holiday.
Day 1 - Explore Prague Old Town’s must-see attractions
There are plenty of things to do and see in the old town that you can’t skip while you are vacationing in this city. The best part is it’s not hard to explore all the must-see attractions in one afternoon. You can start your tour with the Old Town Square which is the ideal starting point for exploring the Czech capital. Located in heart of old town this square is lined with spectacular buildings in architectural style, including Gothic and Baroque.
Next stop to visit after town square is Old Town Hall; constructed in 1338, this town hall throws incredible views across the city from its panoramic gallery. The hall also houses the stunning Astronomical Clock which was once considered as one of the wonders of the world. Even after 600 years later, it still attracts tourist from around the globe. Visit it the clock between 09:00–23:00 to glimpse the procession of apostles and Catholic sculptures. After going through the fascinating old clock of Prague end your afternoon by heading towards the city’s oldest bridge, the Charles bridge which will give you a flashback of old days. Also, don’t miss the stunning sunset view from the bridge.
After spending the day exploring the Czech capital’s Old Town, head to some of the finest watering holes and relax out while enjoying some delicious Czech cuisine. And if you love beer then you will fall in love with this town as this place holds a beer museum which an ale lover can’t miss. Go out for a beer tour, where you can drink and learn the Czech beer culture at a few famous bars in the city.
Day 2 - Explore the Castles and Church of Prague
Prague is famous for stunning architectures including castles. The city’s wealthy castle district lies across the river from the Old Town which is a worth visiting. One must visit Prague Castle which is the largest castle complex in the world, containing a number of ecclesiastical buildings and palaces.
In the afternoon you can head to the Church of Our Lady Victorious in Malá Strana, which is very famous for infant Jesus of Prague Statue. Also, in Malá Strana you can spend some time in Lennon Wall and Wallenstein Palace. In evening end your day 2 trip by visiting Žižkov for some traditional food and drinks. Žižkov is the hippest neighbourhood and home to many artists. Explore different Czech’ cuisines and ales at affordable prices.
Day - 3 Last day in Prague
Kick-off your last day in the city by having a quick brunch in Old Town before you head to your last trip to Petrin hill or get deep down into Jewish history of Prague while visiting the Jewish Museum.
Petrin Hill, situated on the Malá Strana side of the Vltava is easily accessible by tram. Petrin Observation Tower is one of the major attractions on the verdant hill - known for it looking similar to the Eiffel Tower. Climb its 299 stairs and see the incredible view of Prague from the observation platform. On the other hand, if you are more of a historical buff, then the Jewish museum is a must visit. The museum is open on every day except on Saturdays and Jewish holidays, when it is closed.