Prague – top 10 things to do and see in the city

Are you planning to visit Prague? Here are the top 10 must-see and do things in the city.

Petrin Hill

This sprawling park covers much of the west bank of the Vltava river. Ride the funicular through the wooded hillside and if you are in good shape climb the Petrin tower and get a spectacular view of the city. Petrin Hill is home of some great attractions for kids.

Old Town Square

Wonder your way through the winding alleys of Stata messa dome until you find yourself in Old Town Square. The square is lined with cafes, street vendors, and museums and one cannot help but wonder what it was like when Kafka walked these streets. Don’t forget to try to decipher the astronomical clock, a marvel of 15th-century clock manufacturing.

National Theatre

Don’t forget to check out the beautiful piece of architecture that is the National Theatre. If upper isn’t your thing, get a hot chocolate and gaze at the beautiful building from the famous cafe Slavia across the street.

Visit the Vyšehrad Park

The Vyšehrad Park is situated on the southern cliffs of the Vltava. This park is a quiet break from the commotion and has some of Prague’s oldest structures like the Church of St. Peter and Paul, the Vyšehrad cemetery, and the 11th-century rotunda. It’s an especially nice place to soak in the setting sun over the picturesque River.

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge is an iconic 14th-century bridge which connects Old Town and Mala Strana and was the only means of crossing the river until 1841. Statues of patron saints line this bridge. While the bridge is an absolute must-see, keep an eye on your pocketbook as pickpockets fled to the bridge because of the plethora of tourists.


This Jewish quarter is a must-see for anyone with an interest in World War II. The former Jewish ghetto is surrounded by the old town and comprises cramped gothic architecture and six synagogues.

Drink a Beer

The Czech Republic is famous for its inexpensive and very tasty Pilsner style beers. When you are in this city, ensure you visit a small local brewery for a unique beer drinking experience.

Walk Through Wenceslas Loft Square

This modern square is full of shops, pubs, markets, and sausage stands. Once you are done consuming, go visit the Museum of communism or the National Museum which is the large building looming over the eastern edge of the square.

Prague Castle

No trip to Prague would be complete without a visit to the castle that dominates the Western banks of the city. Climb the old winding steep streets of Malestrazza to the largest ancient castle in the world. Walk the grounds, visit the Basilica of St. George and begin to imagine what it was like to be the King of Bohemia

Before you leave, be sure to soak in the stunning view and understand why Prague is called the city of a thousand spires.