This Top Ten is a combination that would provide all the essentials – a look into history through important monuments and the atmosphere of the city experienced by walking its streets. We do hope that our following Top Ten will help make your travel plans for visiting Prague easier.
1. Petřín Hill
The walk starts at the funicular that will transport you to the top of Petřín hill. The day or night atmosphere may inspire you to visit the local mirror maze or the Petřín observation tower (was inspired by the Paris Eiffel Tower) from which you can enjoy unforgettable views of our capital.
2. Strahov Monastery
A large complex of monastery buildings acquired its current form during early Gothic and especially Baroque reconstructions. Places of interest in the monastery: the Convent (Cloister, Romanesque Halls, Chapter Hall, Winter Refectory), Strahov Gallery (a collection of Czech and European paintings from Gothic to Romanticism), the Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady and historical halls of Strahov Library.
3. Prague Castle
Prague Castle has been the seat of Czech princes, kings, and also presidents in the modern history of the state, since the end of the 9th century. The tour comprises all courtyards, leads around the St Vitus, St Wenceslas and St Adalbert Cathedrals and the Old Royal Palace to Jiřské Square, from where it continues to the Golden Lane.
4. St Nicholas Cathedral in Lesser Quarter
The cathedral, whose robust dome and slim tower form an indispensable part of the Prague panorama, is one of Europe’s foremost Baroque buildings. It was built in the first half of the eighteenth century and was designed by architects Christoph and Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer.
5. Charles Bridge
A walk on the Charles Bridge - the most famous and oldest bridge - will present the interesting history of this oldest preserved connecting line between both Prague embankments. Special attention will be given not only to its beautiful sculptural decoration, but also to the Old Town and Lesser Quarter bridge towers.
6. Old Town City Hall and Astronomical Clock
The Old Town City Hall offers two tours. You can climb up the stairs to the Town Hall Tower and enjoy a beautiful view of Prague’s historical centre from a height of almost 70 metres. Astronomical clock are situated on the Old Town Hall building. It is one of the most interesting sites of Prague. You can watch the Clock in action each hour.
7. Powder Gate
A monumental gate leading into the Old Town. The Gothic building dating from 1475 was designed by Matěj Rejsek. It was used as a gunpowder storage facility.
The part of Prague called today Josefov is very old area where the Jewish ghetto was located. Maislova Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Pinkas Synagogue, Klaus Synagogue, Old New Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue are buildings that remain after redevelopment of Jewish Prague in 19th and 20th century.
9. Wenceslas Square
The important place of Czech historical events is a 682m long boulevard. There are dominant building of the National Museum and the statue of St Wenceslas on the upper end of square. You can find a lot of shops, restaurants, banks and hotels.
10. National Theatre
The Theatre was opened in 1881 and a short time after it was destroyed by a fire. This made the Czech nation determined to collect more money to fund rebuilding work. In 1883 the theatre was completed and opened once again. The neo-Renaissance building on the Vltava river is a major ballet, drama and opera venue.