Prague, Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is a pretty attractive and historic city. Wander its cobblestone streets, historical sites, churches, markets, and great restaurants. I’ve been there a few times and discovered something new and offbeat attractions every time. It’s been on the tourist radar for many years, and the medieval city is getting even more attention lately. To see Prague properly, you need at least four to five days.

Things to do and see in Prague

Visit Kampa Island

One of the great places to be is on Kampa Island in Lesser town for a beautiful view of Charles Bridge and enjoy the 13th-century water mill, historical surroundings, and the activities in Certovka (known as Little Prague Venice) Channel between Kampa island and Mala Strana.

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Certovka Channel (Little Prague Venice) between Kampa island and Mala strana

The Iconic Charles Bridge

Walking on the Charles Bridge was the ultimate experience, like crossing the Brooklyn Bridge on foot or climbing the Sydney Harbor bridge, a milestone accomplishment. Prague’s famous historic bridge crosses the Vltava river in Prague. A great place to be, it is one of the most visited sites in Prague, so it is pretty much crowded during the day.

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Crossing the Charles Bridge is one of Prague’s best forms of excitement
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A view of Charles Bridge from the boat

Visit The Naplavka Farmers’ Market on the Riverbank

The Náplavka Riverbank became one of Prague’s most popular local spots, and a farmers market is the place to meet locals and taste local homemade food. In addition, many people come here to stroll, cycle, or rollerblade along the river or to enjoy a local beer and some dancing. Náplavka is the area’s name under the Jiráskův Bridge, with several bars and restaurants.

Farmer’s Market, Prague
Farmer’s Market by the River Bank.

Visit National Memorial on Vitkov Hill

An excellent place for photography, as Vitkov Hill offers one of the most beautiful views of Prague. It’s also where the National Memorial and the National Museum are located. The view from the top of the hill differs from what you could experience from Prague Castle.

Old Town Square – The Old Town Hall

Old Town Square is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague. It is located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge. If you are talking about a walking tour, it should be part of your trip leading from Charles bridge. The square, one of Europe’s most beautiful, is surrounded by magnificent historical buildings, the most eye-catching of which are Old Town City Hall with the world-famous astronomical clock and Týn Cathedral. Other highlights are the St. Nicholas Church, the Jan Hus Monument, and the delicious food stalls across the town hall.

The Church of Our Lady before Týn
The Church of Our Lady before Týn
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Prague, Czech Republic

Vitus Cathedral Inside Prague Castle

The Prague Castle complex houses many buildings; St. Vitus is the one that dominates the skyline wherever you are in the city.
Charles IV commissioned the cathedral, and construction began in 1344 on an earlier 10th-century rotunda site. St. Vitus Cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece and the spiritual symbol of the Czech state.

St. Vitus Cathedral Inside Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral Inside Prague Castle
Inside view of The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus

Prague Castle – Old Royal Palace

The Royal Palace was one of the original buildings in the castle complex and adjoined the All Saints Chapel (now the All Saints Church). The Vladislav Hall was added later. If you hear talk of “defenestration,” it was from windows in this hall that the two governors were thrown. The wide staircase is named the “riders staircase” as knights would arrive in the hall on horseback. The view from the hall overlooks the adjacent gardens.

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Inside the Prague castle

Walk The Streets Around Prague Castle

Walking down the narrow lanes is perfect for experiencing Prague’s 16th—century architecture.

Take a Walking Tour

During my trip, I spent most of the time simply walking. I walked between Stare Mesto (Prague Old Town) and Mala Strana (Little/Lesser Town), crossing over Charles Bridge and most of the bridges over the Vltava River. Walking tours are also a smart way to orient yourself to a new city, learn some history, and hear about the main attractions. Prague has many walking tours, so you’ll have many options. All the tour companies meet near the astronomical clock in Old Town Square at 10 a.m. and last about three hours. They will give you an overview of the main sites like the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, the Jewish Quarter, and more.

Visit Letná Park

Letná Park is a large park on Letná hill, built on a plateau above steep embankments along the Vltava River in Prague offers the most beautiful view of the old town. It’s a favorite summertime hangout among the locals and is always full of people. In the middle of the park, there’s a square with a huge metronome visible from the city center. It’s where the biggest statue of Stalin in Europe once stood.

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A view from Letná Park

Take a Vltava River Cruise

The best way to see the city skyline is from the river. There are many cruises available, including some luxury ones. A night dinner cruise is also an excellent way to enjoy at night when the entire city and the bridges on the Vltava are lit up.

I definitely enjoyed the river cruise, especially when going under the historical bridges

Don’t miss the John Lennon Wall

If you are taking a walking tour, this will not be part of the tour, but you should not miss it if you are in Prague. Graffiti started appearing on this ordinary wall in the 1980s as a protest against the communist regime. The communist police repeatedly tried to whitewash it, but they never managed to keep it clean as people kept painting messages of love and peace at night. Today, it’s known as the John Lennon Wall.

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John Lennon Wall, one of the must-see place in Prague these days

Visit Dancing House

Located east of Vltava Riverbank, the Dancing House is a uniquely Curving modern office block by architect Frank Gehry, with a top-floor restaurant offering city views. A modern building that has made Prague famous worldwide and becomes a popular tourist attraction also received several prestigious awards. In addition, you will get a beautiful overview of the town from the top-floor Ginger & Fred Restaurant.

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The famous dancing house that made Prague even more famous
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Look at the building !

Try Goulash Like The Locals

There are many roadside pubs and restaurants where I tried Beef Goulash. Even though a little salty, it still has its authenticity and is very satisfying, especially once you have a glass or two of local Czech beer. Czech beer is world-famous, and in Prague, you can buy beer cheaper than a water bottle. So please stop by one of the local pubs and try them out.

Where to stay in Prague, Czech Republic

Iris Hotel Eden, Prague

I stayed in Iris Hotel Eden in Prague for 3 nights; the average cost was affordable considering its 4-star rating. It was conveniently located for me as I was looking for a place with free parking for the guest, which was very difficult to get if it were in the city center. Also convenient if you are planning to travel by tram, only 2 minute’s walk to the Slovia Tram station from the Iris Hotel. You can access tram numbers 6, 7, 19, 22, 23, and 24 from here. The hotel is next to the Eden football stadium of the famous Prague club Slavia Prague. The hotel room was clean, with a nice bathroom and other complimentary amenities. Breakfast was excellent and was included. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. I did not have any problem communicating with them.

Grandior Hotel Prague

Located in the city center, the Grandior Hotel Prague is a designed hotel offering a restaurant and spacious rooms with free WiFi, very close to public transportation. Breakfast is provided every morning. Guests can dine in the hotel’s restaurant serving international cuisine, and enjoy a drink in the on-site bar. In addition, the Charles Bridge can be visited 1.2 mi from the Grandior Hotel Prague, the Old Town Square with the Astronomical Clock is 0.7 mi away, and the Wenceslas Square is 0.8 mi from the Grandior Hotel Prague. Onsite parking is possible upon availability and for a surcharge.

My Opinion and Last Word

Have you been to Prague, Czech Republic, (Czechia)? Any cool tips to share?

loved being in Prague, Czech Republic, (Czechia), and want to go back again. I hope my story has motivated you to visit Czech Republic.

Please leave a comment below! I’d love to hear from you to improve my knowledge. 

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  1. Em

    I will follow this itinerary then! Thank you for writing this guide.

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