Top 5 Best Things To Do in Prague

1. See the Old Town

Old Town and Tyn Church Prague

Prague’s Old Town is a treasure trove of picturesque winding streets and stunning historical architecture surrounding its famous Old Town Square. The highlights in the Old Town Square are the twin-spired Tyn Church and the Astronomical clock tower. It is possible to climb up the clock tower to get some spectacular views of the square and the surrounding old town rooftops.

The Old Town gets packed with tourists by the afternoon, so it is best to visit in the morning. Sit and relax with a cappuccino in one of the many cafes and take in the view.

Powder gate

If it’s your first visit to Prague, enter the Old Town via the Powder Gate next to Obceni Dum (Municipal House) and walk up Celetna street.


2. Visit Prague Castle

Prague Castle

As the largest in the world, Prague’s castle lives up to its reputation, perched on top of the hill across the river. By day or by night it looks absolutely magnificent. At its centre is the imposing gothic St Vitas Cathedral. You don’t need a ticket to get into the castle grounds or the first section of the cathedral, but you do need to buy tickets to access the other areas including the tower, crypt, and Golden Lane.

If you have time you can also visit the majestic Royal Gardens adjacent to the castle, entrance is free. There are great panoramic viewpoints at each entrance to the castle.

The main entrance is at the end of street Uvoz. Other entrances are by Hradcanska tram stop and at the top of the steps nearest to Malostranska metro station.

Royal Gardens Prague


3. Take a walking tour around Prague

Letna park viewpoint

One of the best ways to see Prague is to take a walking tour. Prague is full of amazing sights so taking a group photo tour is a great way to see all the best views in half a day. No need to spend time searching for the best spots. Fantastic Photos Prague provides photo tours accessible to all, no photography experience necessary.

If photos aren’t your thing there are a whole host of walking tour companies providing historical walks around the city. There is even a Naked Tour Guide (who is not really naked, thankfully).


4. Take a tram ride

Historic tram 41 in Prague

Tour buses aren’t much use in Prague because the streets are too narrow and difficult to pass. But there is an excellent tram system covering the whole city. At weekends there is a historic tram number 41 which travels up to the castle and around the main points in the city. It’s operated by tram veterans and is a very cheap way to get a nostalgia trip around Prague.

Tram number 22 also go all the way from Namesti Miru (see Riegrovy Sady beer garden above), through the new town Karlov Namesti (Charles Square), Narodni Trida (for the Old Town), via the National Theatre, across the river to Kampa Island, Malostrana, St Nicholas Church, Letna Park, Prague Castle and the Strahov Monastery. All for only 32Kc (about 1.5 Euro)


5. Visit a Beer Garden

Letna beer garden


The Czech Republic drinks more beer per capita than any country in the world. Which is not surprising since beer is cheaper than water! Prague has many beautiful parks and in most of them you’ll find a beer garden, where Czechs head out to relax after a hard day’s work.

One of the best is at Riegrovy Sady, a park in Prague 2 near Namesti Miru metro. The park’s highlight is its amazing panoramic view of the city. Locals hang out on the grassy hill and drink beer while taking in the spectacular view. There is a small beer garden by the viewpoint and a much larger beer garden further into the park.

Another park with a beer garden and a view is Letna Park.

Riegrovy Sady

Another 5 best things to do in Prague coming soon……