Top must-visit attractions in Prague

24 April 2019

If you have ever wanted to visit a living fairy-tale of a city, then look no further than a holiday in Prague! Well-known as one of Europe’s most enchanting, colourful and welcoming destinations, the city has a rich architectural heritage that reflects both the fascinating history in Bohemia and an urban life extending back more than 1,000 years. With so much to see and do, let us show you Prague's top spots!

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge Prague

Taking a stroll across the 14th-century bridge is undoubtedly one of your highlights of visiting Prague. The iconic bridge was commissioned in 1357 by Charles IV to replace an older bridge that had been destroyed by floods. Although completed in 1390, with the imposing statues added in the 17th century, the bridge did not take Charles’ name until the 19th century.

Prague Castle

Prague Castle

Set high on a hill, the beautiful castle dominates the left-bank region of the city from behind massive walls. Located in Hradcany (the Castle district), Prague Castle is arguably the city’s most famous tourist spot, and it is easy to see why. The stunning castle has traditionally been the seat of Czech rulers and is today the official residence of the president. Arrive at the castle before midday to ensure a good view and watch the ceremonial changing of the guard including a fanfare and flag ceremony.

The surrounding neighbourhood is well worth adding some extra time in; the narrow streets and little taverns and restaurants of this quarter contrast with other districts of the city, such as the main square. Here you can spend hours meandering around the streets and watching life go by. Of course, it goes without saying once you reach the castle, there’s a perfect view over Prague.

Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square Prague

Once a horse market, Wenceslas Square (“Václavské náměstí” or familiarly “Václavák” in Czech) is a 700-metre long and 60-metre wide boulevard in Prague’s New Town (“Nové Město”) quarter. Nowadays this area is a buzzing shopping district, nightlife hub and a favourite meeting spot.

Astronomical Clock

Astronomical Clock Prague

The Prague Astronomical Clock is another of the city's most sought-after sights. It is well over 600 years old and is one of the oldest functional astronomical clocks in the world. Time your visit to on the hour, as when the clock strikes the hour (from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.), the procession of the Twelve Apostles sets in motion- indeed a magnificent sight!

Grab a Smažený Sýr

Prague street food

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Calling all cheese lovers! Look out for this tasty dish of deep-fried cheese served with fries, salad or a bread roll, it will make all your cheese dreams come true! Sold by street vendors all around Prague, if you have a craving for something crispy oozing cheese when visiting the sights, take a few of these to go. When you’ll try it, you’ll easily realise that this delight is basically an attraction on its own!

This is just a quick snapshot of only a few of Prague’s wonderful attractions and things to enjoy. From its bohemian charm to its fairy-tale feel to its rich culture to its delightful cuisine to its vibrant nightlife, there’s something magical about Prague that makes it incomparable to any other city. Discover it for yourself by booking your direct flights to Prague today!

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