Prague, Czech Republic – A City Skyline Brimming with Medieval Wonders!

(Last Updated On: August 19, 2017)

Prague or Praha (Czech) is the capital of Czech Republic. The former Bohemian capital is home to some of the stunning historic monuments, gothic churches, and several wonderful bridges. The city skyline offers a magnificent vista of a legion of spires rising high into the sky giving the city the moniker of “the City of a Hundred Spires”.  The city of Prague is more aptly an open air art district set to cast its magic with the old worldly charm. Are you planning to visit Prague for the first time and wondering what to do in Prague here we list you the top things to do and see, read on:

Best Things To Do in Prague Czech Republic

Top Things to do in Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Castle

The castle complex of Prague has some of the notable Prague points of interest. We started with the Prague Castle early morning when the castle grounds exuded tranquility and medieval charm minus the tourist crowd. The Old Castle Stairs of the castle are close to the Malostranska metro stop connected to Metro line A (green). The climb up to the entrance offers beautiful views over the red-tiled rooftops of the Lesser Quarter or Mala Strana all along and is dotted with street musicians dispersing melody into the aura.

Best Things To Do in Prague Czech Republic

Prague Castle tickets and the tourist map can be bought from the information centers for different combinations of palaces and museums from castle complex with a two-day validity works best if you are looking to spend 2 days in Prague.

The castle guard changing ceremony takes place at 12 noon in the first courtyard, known as the Courtyard of Honor. The second courtyard has a stunning Baroque Kohl’s Fountain, Chapel of the Holy Cross and the Prague Castle Picture Gallery with an amazing collection of paintings.

St Vitus Cathedral

The third courtyard houses the remarkable St Vitus Cathedral an exemplary gothic architecture, which is the burial place of many Bohemian Kings and their wives. The Cathedral interior has breathtaking windows with amazing stained glasses.

Best Things To Do in Prague Czech Republic

Visitors can climb 297 steps to view the largest church bell and the magnificent views over the Prague city.

Old Royal Palace Museum

The Vladislav Hall in Royal Palace museum has a large arched hall with an ornate roof with airy patterns lightened by five bronze chandeliers.

Best Things To Do in Prague Czech Republic

St. George’s Basilica

The well-preserved Romanesque church that stands out visually because of its red color facade in St George square is the St George Basilica. It houses the tomb of the Premyslid dynasty and small chapels.

Best Things To Do in Prague Czech Republic

Golden Lane

The cobblestone street next to the basilica leads to the charming narrow lane of Golden Lane lined with tiny and vibrant dwellings. The preserved houses exhibit medieval armory and textiles.

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Beyond the Golden Lane, is the Daliborka prison tower, which holds a small display of prison and torture techniques of ancient times.

We finally walked back to the first courtyard into the Hradcanske Square which houses the main gate to the castle with two massive statues of the fighting stone giants.

View over Lesser Quarter from Hradcanske Square

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John Lennon Wall

The Lennon Wall is a wall in Lesser Town, Prague with colorful graffiti. The graffiti on the wall is inspired by John Lennon’s and also has pieces of lyrics from Beatles songs which gives it the name John Lennon Wall.

Charles Bridge Prague

We descended the castle hill and sauntered through the quaint houses, restaurants and the souvenir shops of the Lesser town to the iconic Charles Bridge, one of the busiest Prague attractions.

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Best Things To Do in Prague Czech Republic

The wonderful bridge running over the Vltava River is lined with exquisite statues and is jam packed with the tourists, artists, musicians and souvenir vendors.

We continued onto the Karlova Street (Karluv Most) where we savored on the Prague specialty Chimney cakes topped with cream, chocolates, and strawberries. It was just yum. A visit to Prague is incomplete without experiencing its culinary delights read on how to eat like a local when in Czech. Prague city center can easily be explored on foot or you can join one of the Prague tours guiding you through the best places to visit in Prague.

Prague Old Town Square

We walked into a large lively Old Town Square with a picturesque vista of Church of Our Lady Before Tyn with its exquisite towers, the Old Town Hall and a statue of religious reformer Jan Hus in the center.

Best Things To Do in Prague Czech Republic

Things To Do Prague One Day

The town square was crammed with tourists taking pictures and street performers entertaining the tourists. A lady was blowing giant soap bubbles and the kids including our darling Chhavi enjoyed bursting it. A sight to behold!

Things To Do Prague One Day

The town square also houses the famed medieval astronomical clock popular for the ‘The Walk of the Apostles’, the parade of figures when the Clock strikes the hour which is one of the best things to do in Prague.

Best Things To Do in Prague Czech Republic

Jewish Museum and Jewish Quarter Prague

The Jewish Museum in Prague mirrors the Jewish heritage and comprises of synagogues and an old cemetery in the Jewish quarter. When we visited the Jewish quarter including the old Jewish cemetery was closed due to a Jewish holiday falling on the same day. The cemetery is believed to have around 12,000 tombstones which are still uncertain due to the layering of the tombs.

Best Things To Do in Prague, Czech Republic

The fairytale features of the Czech capital Prague make it a perfect destination for culture and architecture lovers and camping too. Prague Zoological Garden or the Prague Zoo are amongst the fun things to do in Prague you don’t want to miss if traveling with kids. Book your tickets here.

And if you have more time in the Prague definitely consider visiting Cesky Krumlov yet another gem of a city in the Czech Republic and one of the best day trips from Prague.

Have you been to Prague? What is your favorite part of this wonderful city? Do share with us in comments.

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27 thoughts on “Prague, Czech Republic – A City Skyline Brimming with Medieval Wonders!

  • March 22, 2016 at 11:22 am
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    Such beautiful photos! The architecture there looks incredible. It is the kind of place that I would love to visit, with lots to see and do xx

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    • mm
      March 26, 2016 at 12:27 pm
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      Thanks Leah.. Prague is a wonderful city brimming with architectural treasures. you would definitely love it 🙂

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  • March 22, 2016 at 11:41 am
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    Absolutely beautiful! I am so very jealous. Memories to cherish forever, love these photos <3

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    • mm
      March 26, 2016 at 12:27 pm
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      Thanks Kimberly. Glad you liked it 🙂

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  • March 22, 2016 at 12:20 pm
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    You took me to the virtual tour of this enchanting city. Absolutely loved it. Prague is already in my ‘Places to visit’. Stupendous place!

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    • mm
      March 26, 2016 at 12:29 pm
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      Thanks Ratisha. Prague is definitely a must visit for anyone who loves travelling and the medieval architecture. Keep us updated if you had to visit Prague 🙂

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  • March 22, 2016 at 6:14 pm
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    Your pictures are amazing!! Never been here but it will be added to my list now 🙂

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    • mm
      March 26, 2016 at 12:31 pm
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      Thanks Kerry. Keep us updated if you plan your Prague visit. Happy Travelling!

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  • March 22, 2016 at 9:02 pm
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    I loved my time in Prague. I visited a while back and I see it is still the same, it didn’t changed much. I loved wondering around the cobbled streets, getting lost and admiring the beautiful architecture.

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    • mm
      March 26, 2016 at 12:33 pm
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      True Joanna. Prague is a city you can visit any number of times. We too have decided that we will revisit it again very soon. 🙂

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  • March 23, 2016 at 2:33 am
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    The architecture is flawless you’ve captured some breathtaking shots such beauty 🙂

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    • mm
      March 26, 2016 at 12:31 pm
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      Thanks Tom. Glad you liked it.

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  • March 23, 2016 at 3:58 am
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    I love Europe, blame it on Yash Chopra. But I do. Prague has been evading me for a long long time. Hope this is an omen. Lovely pictures

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    • mm
      March 26, 2016 at 12:34 pm
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      We Second you Charu. Yash Chopra has inspired many travel fanatics to keep Europe on top of their travel bucket list!

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  • March 23, 2016 at 8:34 am
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    This seems so different than what I was knowing about Prague. The picturesque description is amazing and it tempts me to add this city to my checklist now.

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    • mm
      March 26, 2016 at 12:35 pm
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      Prague is a beautiful city worth visiting. And we can assure you Pranshu there is much more to it than we could capture. Keep us updated if you had to visit 😉

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  • March 23, 2016 at 12:13 pm
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    I would love to go to Prague as the culture is something I have always been fascinated in especially the architecture and history.

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    • mm
      March 26, 2016 at 12:36 pm
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      True Ana Prague has lot in store for the travellers who look for some history and architecture. Happy Travelling!

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  • March 23, 2016 at 2:50 pm
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    Beautiful photos and beautiful place. Jealous, wish I was the one on that tour of Prague.

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    • mm
      March 26, 2016 at 12:37 pm
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      Thanks Gilbert! Glad you liked the pictures. Happy Travelling!

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  • March 23, 2016 at 7:03 pm
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    Prague is perhaps one of the most beautiful cities we’ve visited! Your pics are gorgeous!

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    • mm
      March 26, 2016 at 12:37 pm
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      Thanks! Glad you liked them 🙂

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  • March 23, 2016 at 8:26 pm
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    The archeticture in Prague is beautiful. I never been here but I would like to go some day.

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    • mm
      March 26, 2016 at 12:38 pm
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      True. Prague is beautiful indeed. Happy Travelling!

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    • mm
      April 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm
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      Glad you liked the pictures Desiree. Prague is indeed beautiful and worth visiting.

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  • May 20, 2016 at 6:59 pm
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    I lived in Austria, not far from the Czech boarder, was supposed to go to Prague, but the trip got cancelled, lots of films have been made there, for obvious reasons. Great pictures.

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