Prague is a rich city with monuments, museums, attractions, neighborhoods to visit, excursions around the city, etc. It is the historic heart of the city, with its grand squares, cobbled streets, and architecturally remarkable buildings. You can walk around the Old Town Square, where you can find the famous Astronomical Clock dating back to the 15th century!
Vacation rental at Prague:
The place is invaded by tourists but is not less beautiful. If you also want to visit this city with your family then get help from Cuddlynest. Its vacation rental service provides you with an entire house or apartment of 1-4 beds at $25-$329. By transferring the burden of booking to Cuddlynest, you can enjoy planning and prepare for your trip in an easy and efficient manner.
Tourist attractions at Prague:
1. Visit the Old Town of Prague and see the Astronomical Clock:
The old town of Prague was founded in the 10th century. The Astronomical Clock (medieval clock) was built in 1410, on a facade of Old Town Hall. This is the 3rd oldest astronomical clock in the world, and the oldest still operational! It was considered a masterpiece from its inception, thanks to its incredible mechanisms. The clock comes alive every hour (until 9 pm), with the passage above the dial of 12 automatons representing the apostles. Many tourists then mass at the foot of the clock to take their picture at that time. We advise you to enjoy the animation and take your pictures 10 minutes later, once the crowd has deserted!
2. Old Town Hall:
The former Prague City Hall was built in 1338. It is possible to visit its old administration halls as well as its underground and tower, 69 meters high. From the top of the building, there is a superb view of all the buildings in the Old City. Tickets can be bought on the spot (provide a big waiting girl) or on the internet (cutters are proposed) or be obtained via a pass.
3. The Municipal House:
This building was built in the early twentieth century, in the style of "Art Nouveau." There is a brasserie, a café, a restaurant, and a huge concert hall, mainly dedicated to classical music.
4. The State Theater:
This great opera house was inaugurated in 1783. It was in this room that the famous Mozart opera, Don Giovanni, was created.
5. The Carolinum:
This university, founded in 1347, is the oldest university in Central Europe. If you want information and anecdotes about this historical district of Prague, you can opt for a guided tour in French. On our side, we preferred to walk quietly and freely, to enjoy the charm of the small streets. The Old Town is a very pleasant neighborhood, and therefore logically very touristy ... Do not hesitate to hang around a bit late in the evening, where tourists are rarer.
6. Discover the Christmas Markets and go shopping in Prague:
If you have the chance to visit Prague at the end of the year, you can enjoy local products at the famous Christmas markets! These markets are among the most famous in Europe! There is a great atmosphere, and the merchants are warm. Christmas trees and wooden cabins mingle perfectly with the local architecture! Throughout the year, you will also find beautiful "classic" markets and many places to do your shopping.
7. Take a walk in the parks of Prague (Petřín & Vyšehrad):
Prague is not limited to its small streets and historical monuments; there is also beautiful greenery! The two most beautiful parks of the city are those of Petřín (the largest park in Prague, very popular with locals) and Vyšehrad (a small park where there is also a medieval fortress). IF you're looking for places to wander, you know where to go!
8. Visit the Prague Museums (National Gallery, KGB Museum:
The city of Prague has many quality museums. History buffs will be able to follow in the footsteps of the Cold War at the KGB Museum, while art lovers will find their happiness at the National Gallery or Lobkowicz Palace.
9. National Gallery: this museum of modern art offers important collections, ranging from antiquity to the present day. It is one of the most renowned museums in Prague, with remarkable architecture.
Discover the historical sites around Prague (Sedlec, Terezin ...)
During your stay at Prague, you can take the time to explore its surroundings. There are great historical sites within 2 hours drive from the center of the city. All these sites can be reached by renting a car or participating in excursions organized from Prague.
Neighborhoods of Žižkov & Vinohrady: these two residential districts are located east of Prague. They are often ignored by visitors but offer a charming and relaxed atmosphere.
Dancing House: This extraordinary architecture building is located on the right bank of the Vltava, about 20 minutes from the Old Town. The building has a so-called "deconstructive" architecture, with a shape close to that of an hourglass.
Statue of Franz Kafka: This statue, made up of sheet metal strata and 11 meters high, represents the face of the famous Czech writer. It is next to the Quadrio Shopping Center.
Prague Zoo: This zoo is located north of the city. It is home to more than 4,500 animals from around the world: tigers, gorillas, elephants, tapirs, horses from Przewalski (whose zoo has contributed to the preservation of the species), etc. It is an interesting activity if you are looking for something to do in Prague with children.
Escape Games: The Prague Escape Games are of high quality. The concept begins to be known, but it is presented anyway: several players are locked in a room full of clues. They have an hour to get out, following their logic and solving different puzzles. The rooms are always themed (laboratory of an alchemist, medieval donjon, etc.). The two most famous Escape Games in Prague are MindMaze and The Chamber.