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Welcome to Prague

The capital of the Czech Republic, the one-time communist capital of Prague has evolved, and now boasts a reputation as one of Europe’s most in-vogue destinations. Rivaling the beauty of Paris, Prague features a wealth of baroque architecture, Gothic spires, and a maze of quaint cobbled streets and red roofs set beneath a hilltop castle. And while mass tourism has marched in to explore, the capital still holds cultural appeal, including its traditionally brewed beer, renowned Franz Kafka Museum, and cuisine that goes beyond Czech dumplings and goulash. Wind your way through Prague’s cosmopolitan and historic sights to see its world-renowned castle and many bridges, hear its music, and experience the Danube River.

Top 10 attractions in Prague

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Prague Castle (Prazský Hrad)

Prague Castle (Prazský Hrad)

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Sitting high on a hill overlooking the Charles Bridge and Vltava River, Prague Castle (Pražský Hrad) is a huge complex of museums, churches, palaces, and gardens dating from the ninth century. Nestled in the historic center of Prague—all of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site—the largest castle complex in the world is an outstanding relic of Prague’s architectural history and a must for any visitor to the City of a Hundred Spires.More
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Prague Old Town Square (Staromestské Námestí)

Prague Old Town Square (Staromestské Námestí)

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Prague’s Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) is the historic heart and navigational center of the city’s UNESCO-listed Old Town. A feast of architectural wonders, the medieval square is ringed with grandiose Romanesque, baroque, and Gothic style buildings, including some of Prague’s most photographed monuments.More
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Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

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Forming a grand walkway between Prague Old Town, and the Lesser Town and Castle District, the 15th-century Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) is one of the city’s most striking landmarks. The magnificent Gothic bridge features 16 stone arches, two watchtowers, and 30 blackened baroque statues depicting various saints.More
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Wenceslas Square (Václavské Námesti)

Wenceslas Square (Václavské Námesti)

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Wenceslas Square (Václavské Námesti), one of Prague’s largest public squares, is actually more of a boulevard. Wide and tree-lined with sidewalk cafes and stylish boutiques, it feels modern and cosmopolitan. The square is bursting with history—from its intricate art nouveau buildings to its poignant memorial to the victims of Soviet occupation.More
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Prague Astronomical Clock (Prague Orloj)

Prague Astronomical Clock (Prague Orloj)

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One of Prague’s most popular tourist attractions, the Astronomical Clock (Prazský Orloj) was built in the 15th century and is a mechanical marvel. Found on the south side of Prague’s imposing town hall in Old Town Square (Staromestske namestí), visitors line up in their hundreds to see the display as the clock strikes the hour.More
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Strahov Monastery (Strahovský Kláster)

Strahov Monastery (Strahovský Kláster)

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Located close to Prague castle, Strahov Monastery (Strahovský Kláster) has been home to a community of monks since the 12th century. The monastery is one of the most important landmarks in the Czech Republic and is famous for its historic library, which contains countless volumes, including over 3,000 original manuscripts.More
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St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála Sv. Vita)

St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála Sv. Vita)

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St. Vitus (or Katedrála svatého Víta) is the biggest and most important church in Prague, the pinnacle of the Castle complex, and one of the most knockout cathedrals in Europe. It's broodingly Gothic, with a forest of spires and a rose window to rival that of Notre Dame.Enter by the Golden Portal to take a look at the stunningLast Judgement mosaic. Inside you'll find the final resting places of both Charles IV (who gave his name to Charles Bridge) and Saint Wenceslas. The chapel containing Wenceslas' remains is a stunner, encrusted with semi-precious stones.The cathedral also contains the crown jewels of the Bohemian kings and an Art Nouveau window by Mucha. Climb the tower for a stunning view of the Castle District.More
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Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)

Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)

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Malá Strana is the area that meanders down from the Castle Hill to the Vltava River. A literal translation of its name would be 'Small Side' but its most often called the Lesser Side. Unfair? Well, while it might not have the grandeur of the Old Town across the river, many find it more charming.Because the area was razed by fires in the 16th century, the architecture here is mainly baroque. Its finest site is the Wallenstein Palace with its fabulous walled garden full of fountains and statues. There's also the Church of Saint Nicholas and, high on Petřín Hill, a miniature replica of the Eiffel Tower.More
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New Town (Nové Mesto)

New Town (Nové Mesto)

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Twice as large as the Old Town area, Prague’s New Town (Nové Mesto) is sprawled across one of the banks of the Vltava River. Despite its name, the New Town was founded by Charles IV back in 1348 following his coronation under the Holy Roman Empire. It was later redeveloped during the late 19th century.The New Town features a mix of historic buildings and squares with more modern developments. Wenceslas Square lies at the heart of the area. This was originally built as a horsemarket and is now a popular place for visitors due to its variety of hotels, shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Other notable squares in the New Town include Charles Square and Republic Square, which also hold plenty of appeal for visitors.The main attractions and historical buildings within the New Town include the Dvořák Museum, the National Museum, the National Theater, the Dancing House, and the New Town Hall.More
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John Lennon Wall

John Lennon Wall

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Starting life as a tribute to musical icon and peace activist John Lennon after his untimely death in 1980, Prague’s John Lennon Wall quickly became a symbol of peace and free speech for young Czechs angry and disillusioned with the country’s communist regime—much western pop music was banned under the regime, and some Czech musicians were even imprisoned for playing it.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in Prague

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Expansive Prague Sites and Insights in a Day!
Matt_K, Nov 2021
Best of Prague: City Walking Tour, Boat Cruise, and Typical Czech Lunch
When we finished and were having dinner later, we looked up the best things to do in Prague - we had already done about half of them during the tour!
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Greta tour
Fares_M, Nov 2021
Small Group Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter Walking Tour
There’s some walking but it’s slow-paced while you see different attractions in the area.
star-5
Great day!
Jodene_R, Nov 2021
Kutna Hora Day Trip from Prague
Great trip outside of Prague to see some of the countryside & learn about historical place in the Czech history.
star-5
Excellent
Anna, Nov 2021
Best of Prague: City Walking Tour, Boat Cruise, and Typical Czech Lunch
I really liked this tour and our guide Jana was absolutely great, i really recommend this tour to all those having a limited time in Prague and willing to see the major highlights of this amazing city.
star-5
Great Fun!!
Pauline_R, Oct 2021
1.5-Hour Panoramic E-Scooter Tour In Prague
The e-scooter excursion around Prague was so much fun and a great way to see the city.
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The best thing to do in prague
Faisal_A, Oct 2021
Prague Small-Group Segway Tour with Free Taxi Pick Up & Drop Off
Its the perfect experience for any small group looking to see and learn all about prague is a couple of hours..
star-5
Great time
Anne_R, Oct 2021
Grand city tour on Scrooser in Prague
He is fluid in English and had lots of good information about each “hot spot “ on the tour.
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Roman was a great Tour...
rose_s, Sep 2021
Karlstejn Castle And Glass Factory Excursion With Three Course Tasting Lunch
His English was excellent, and he explained everything to us.
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Enjoyable, not fantastic.
Terence_W, Sep 2021
Prague Boats 3-hour Dinner Cruise
Wonderful to see Prague at night, but there would be advantages to see Prague during the day.
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Kitna hora
Alice_P, Sep 2021
Kutná Hora Half-Day Tour with Admissions
It was nice to see outside of Prague central.
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I Recommend this tour
Bjc, Sep 2021
Full-Day Prague Tour with Vltava River Cruise, Prague Castle and Lunch
The boat ride was nice but honestly there is so much to see in Prague, I would have rather spent that hour seeing more of the city.
star-5
Delicious and professional
Keith_C, Sep 2021
Prague Foodie Tour
Our guide spoke perfect English and was able to talk us through the historical and cultural significances of each dish we tried.
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Best Way to Tour Prague
CAC, Sep 2021
Prague E-scooter Sightseeing Small Group or Private Tour & Free Taxi Pick Up
It was so fun to see Prague with the wind blowing thru our hair.
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Amazing tour with a great guide!
Bianca_B, Aug 2021
Prague E-bike Guided Tour with Small Group or Private Option
Best tour I have done and would recommend this to anyone who would like to see the real Prague.
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Worth a peek ;)
Amiirah_A, Aug 2021
Kutna Hora Day Trip from Prague
Kutna Hora is great to see along with other medieval towns along Prague of you are staying for more than 3 days!
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Loved it
Amber_F, Aug 2021
Prague Boats 1-hour Devil's Channel Cruise
Brilliant trip, got to see the sights of Prague that might be hard to see properly on foot.
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Get out and have that nice long walk
SureshRaja_N, Jul 2021
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague
The guide was very pleasant and welcoming and chatty with a nice Australian English accent.
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Incredible Food Tour--Must go!
Scott_M, Dec 2021
Prague Foodie Tour
Excellent variety of restaurants, foods and drinks and a great way to see some of Prague (including areas outside the traditional tourist areas).
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Amazing general tour of the city, very enjoyable boat ride, lots of interesting information!
Gisela_O, Nov 2021
Prague Half-Day City Tour Including Vltava River Cruise
As well, arriving on this side of the castle allows you to see the moat and the Royal Gardens (which we couldn't enter because of the weather - they close them from Nov-Mar, as I understood).
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Recommend it 100%
Katerina_P, Nov 2021
Prague Old Town New Town and Jewish Quarter Morning Tour
We were in Prague only for a weekend so the tour was perfect to visit the most important sites and learn about their details too.
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