Best of Prague :
The first time I visited Prague I was awe struck. Literally. I had never visited a place that seemed to have kept its medieval charm while combining that sense of the modern and absurd.
Prague is a fairy tale city which is loads of fun. It also reminds you constantly of your mortality. The tension between the here and now and our uncertain future creates a perfect vibe for a traveler like me. Hopefully you enjoy it as much as I do.
There are a great many things to do while in Prague. Here are some of my top picks for a stay in this beautiful central European city!
Prague Castle is Prague’s top tourist attraction. It sits on the Vltava’s left bank across from Prague’s Old Town.
Inside the walls of Prague Castle, the treasures of the Czech People are on full display. Here you will find museums, galleries and historic buildings worthy of any traveler.
One of my favourite spots at Prague Castle is the Golden Lane. Make sure to check out my blog post on visiting the Golden Lane.
There is tiered entry fee for Prague Castle buildings, which means you’ll need to purchase tickets if you plan on entering any of the exhibits. The grounds are free however. Purchase your tickets at the Prague Castle information centers found in the second and third courtyards.
As mentioned, fees are tiered and you can purchase what is called Circuit A, Circuit B, or Circuit C ticket. It is the Circuit A ticket that includes the Golden Lane, as well as entry into the Old Royal Palace, St. Vitas Cathedral, St. George’s Basilica, Daliborka Tower, Rosenburg Palace, and the Powder Tower.
Old Town Square
Old Town Square is the heart of ancient Prague. The narrow winding streets and passageways under medieval towers open to the most remarkable square. On one side is the famous Old Town Hall with its astronomical clock. On the other, is the façade of beautiful Týn Cathedral.
And all around are colourful buildings rich in detail, historic monuments and some pretty amazing restaurants and watering holes.
Charles Bridge connects Prague’s Old Town and Castle district. But Charles Bridge isn’t just a means to cross the Vltava to visit those sites. In fact, the Charles Bridge might just be the best destination in Prague.
On a busy day, this medieval marvel is a tourist bonanza. It’s packed with visitors enjoying the eclectic mix of buskers and vendors out to make a buck. If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle then come early and enjoy a moody sunrise.
St. Vitus Cathedral
St. Vitus Cathedral took almost 600 years to build. But wow. It was worth the wait. St Vitus is one of the most beautiful cathedrals in this part of Europe.
St Vitus Cathedral inspires with its beautiful stain glass windows and humbles with its ancient 14th-century mosaic of the Last Judgement.
Franz Kafka Museum doesn’t have to appeal only to literary travels. In fact, this Prague Museum is a great way to get a sense of the Czech republic’s most famous writer.
The museum displays first edition Kafka books, letters, diaries and drawings. But it’s the multimedia displays that bring in the casual visitor. It’s fun and you’re in Prague so you better do it!
Prague Jewish Museum
The Prague Jewish Museum is made up of six Jewish monuments in the Old Town neighbourhood of Josefov. The sites include the Maisel Synagogue; the Pinkas Synagogue; the Spanish Synagogue; the Klaus Synagogue; the Ceremonial Hall; and the Old Jewish Cemetery.
Both touching and beautiful, all visitors to Prague should spend time here visiting, remembering and reflecting.