You probably heard about Prague, Czech Republic. This city is an increasingly popular tourist destination, and every year, more and more tourists decide to visit this beautiful city. It’s easy to understand. This destination fits the needs of all types of travellers : solo, couples, friends, families, luxury, on a budget, young, old…
Moreover, Prague is very affordable compared to many European countries, in spite of the rising popularity of the city. And it’s full of history.
Wanna go? Here are 10 things to do in Prague.
The Astronomical Clock
One of the most famous tourist attractions in Prague is the famous astronomical clock. Located in Old Town Square, this clock was built during the 15th century and is still here today. Every hour, there’s a little animation.
The skeleton rings the bell and we can see the twelve apostles parade slowly. Therefore, every hour, a big crowd forms around the clock, because no one wants to miss that!
The Church of our Lady before Tyn
In Old Town Square, one minute away from the astronomical clock, you can see the Church of our Lady before Tyn. The two towers of this gothic church are approximately 80 meters high, and one is slighly taller than the other one. They were supposed to be identical but they goofed up during the building. Just like the astronomical clock, this church’s been here since the 15th century. Impressive!
You cannot visit Prague, and not go to the Charles bridge, probably the most famous bridge of the country. This bridge illustrates most of the postcards of Prague. Many couples walk there. As beautiful as the bridge is, being a popular place, it’s packed with tourists, painters, musicians… If you really want to make the most of it, it’s better to go early in the morning. You’ll have the bridge just for you!
John Lennon wall
You can pass by the John Lennon wall, not far from the Charles bridge. It was originally a normal wall but since the 1980s, it’s been filled with graffitis and lyrics from Beatles’ songs. Again, many people wait on line just to get a picture in front of this popular wall.
In the heights of the city, you can visit the Prague castle. It’s actually a castle complex built during the 9th century! And today it’s the official office of the president of the Czech Republic. Many different courtyards, palaces, gardens form the castle.
Just behind the castle, you can see St. Vitus Cathedral, a roman catholic cathedral which stores the Czech crown jewels, a crown made for the king Charles IV in 1347!
If you keep walking behind the Prague castle, you’ll find a street called Golden Lane. But don’t expect a street made of gold. Some tourists think they’ll see a street with houses, wall… made of gold! Sorry but not at all! This street is called Golden Lane because goldsmiths used to live there in the 17th century.
By the way, go there after 5pm. If you decide to go before 5, you’ll have to pay to see this beautiful street!
Petrin Lookout Tower
Is that the Eiffel Tower we can see from the Prague castle? No, actually it’s the Petrin Lookout Tower. It really seems like it’s a replica of the Eiffel Tower! This tower was built at Petrin Hill. Being on a hill, it looks higher than it actually is.
It was built in 1891 as an observation tower but today, it’s a tourist attraction. You can get on top of the Petrin Lookout Tower if you want to. You’ll have a nice view of the city of Prague!
Don’t forget to have a look around Josefov, which is the Jewish area of the city. Lot of signs with the Hebew alphabet, several synagogues, and a Jewish museum are there. But above all, the Old Jewish cemetery attracts all the tourists in this area. This is the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe, and it’s been here since the 15th century. Again, the cemetery is quite popular, there’s a long line to get in!
The Dancing House
Wanna see an uncommon, a bizarre, an original building? Check the dancing house! If you look closely, this building represents a couple dancing. The building was completed in 1996, and to this day, many people (locals and tourists) stop by to take a picture of this strange building!
A beer spa
Did you know that Czech republic has one of the highest beer consumption per capita in the world? You’ll probably end up in a bar drinking a beer there because it’s very cheap! But if you want to do something quite unique, or if you’re not much into drinking beer, why not try a beer spa?
There are numerous in the city, and many people decide to go there for one hour or two, just to relax! You can find more info about it here.
As you can see, Prague is a city full of history with many things to do. You should definitely go there one day. Any traveler can go, and everyone leaves the city with eyes shining with amazement!
Thank you to Roobens from Been Around The Globe for an awesome guest post; I loved reading about the things to do in Prague!
What is your favourite thing to do in Prague? Let us know in the comments below!