Prague is easily one of our favorite cities in Europe and every time we return we find more and more things to do in Prague. We’ve visited Prague in both summer & winter seasons and it’s safe to say there isn’t a bad time to visit Prague. Every time we return to Prague this is what we do, our favorite things to do in Prague,
VISIT THE PRAGUE CASTLE
Spend a few hours wandering around the gorgeous Prague Castle. According to Guinness World Records, the Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world and if I might add one of the prettiest! The Prague Castle covers an area of 45 hectares. Try and be there for the changing of the guard’s ceremony which occurs daily at noon local time. If you only have 3 days in Prague or less we’d suggest visiting the Prague Castle on day 1 as you won’t want to miss it.
Address: 119 08 Prague 1, Czechia
TAKE A SELFIE AT THE JOHN LENNON WALL
Grab a camera and take a selfie at the John Lennon Wall. It’s not your normal boring ole wall, the John Lennon wall is filled with inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles’ songs. The wall is continuously changing so it’s one of the things to do in Prague on every visit because it looks slightly different every time.
Address: Velkopřevorské náměstí, 100 00 Praha 1, Czechia
DRINK PINT AFTER PINT ON A PRAGUE BEER TOUR
Raise a pint or five of tasty Czech beers! The best way to explore the Prague beer scene is by joining in on a Prague beer tour. Let a local Prague guide bring you to local microbreweries and famous bars serving up some of the best Czech beers. Join in on a 3-hour UNLIMITED beer tour in Prague and complete with some local snacks to soak up some of the alcohol.
WATCH THE ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK
Catch the world’s oldest operating astronomical clock every hour with 12 apostles passing through the window right above the astronomical dial. Make sure to get there at least 5-10 minutes before to get a good spot for photos.
Address: Staroměstské nám. 1, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia
STROLL ACROSS THE CHARLES BRIDGE
Walk across one of the most iconic bridges in the world. The Charles Bridge connects Prague Castle and Old Town Prague, skip the subway or taxi and walk across the bridge and take in the gorgeous views of Prague.
CHECK OUT PRAGUE’S IRREVERENT ART
Scattered all around the city are large pieces of art that give hints to Prague’s rebellious and unique spirit. Artist David Černý is responsible for a number of the larger than life pieces that poke fun at social norms and political issues. To see all of his works you can take a sculpture tour around Prague.
VISIT ONE OF THE 280 MUSEUMS IN PRAGUE
According to Trip Advisor, there are 280 museums in Prague, we jokingly call Prague the city of museums. There is a museum for everything beer, Jewish History, toys, toilets, sex machines, gingerbread, and 270+ others
VISIT THE OLD JEWISH CEMETERY IN PRAGUE
In the centuries past Prague had a sizable Jewish population and presence in the city. However, they were confined to a small part of town and given only a small plot of land for a cemetery. Over many generations, more and more people were buried here. According to Jewish traditions, remains could not be moved, so instead, they went up. They moved the headstones up and buried more people on top. The result is thousands of tombstones crammed into a small piece of land in the center of Prague’s Jewish Quarter. The cemetery and adjoining museum is worth a visit while in Prague.
Address: Široká, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia
SEE THE SPANISH SYNAGOGUE
What makes the Spanish Synagogue a top site in Prague is the beautifully detailed interior. Covered with elaborate title work and gold leaf the building is absolutely stunning. Definitely, put this on your list of things to do in Prague.
Address: Vězeňská 1, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia
SEE ST. VITUS CATHEDRAL
One of the most photogenic churches we have visited is St. Vitus Cathedral, inside the walls of the Prague Castle. A visit to this stunning church is something you can’t miss while visiting Prague.
Address: III. nádvoří 48/2, 119 01 Praha 1, Czechia
VISIT THE 2ND UGLIEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD
With all of Prague’s beautiful buildings getting most of the attention, most don’t make it out to see Prague’s ugliest building. Often amongst the top 10 ugliest buildings in the world, the Zizkov TV tower is in such stark contrast to the rest of the city. So why should you go see it while in Prague? Besides looking like what 1960 communists in the Soviet Union thought the future would look like, the tower also has a few observations desks with decent views of the city of Prague.
Address: Mahlerovy sady 1, 130 00 Praha 3, Czechia
CHECK OUT PRAGUE’S FAMOUS NIGHTLIFE
Prague has become well known for being a late night party spot. Throughout the city, you can find clubs and bars that go all night. There are so many places to go out in Prague that they even offer nightclub tours where you can visit hard to find places and see more of Prague’s nightlife
DRINK THE LOCAL FAVORITE ALCOHOL -BECHEROVKA
You can’t visit the Czech Republic without trying one of the countries favorite liquors, Becherovka. This potent mix is distilled and blended with herbs and spices. Said to be a digestive aid, but it often feels like this is just an excuse to have a drink.
So these were the top 13 thing to do in Prague, If you have visited any of them, let us know by sharing your experience