Top 5 Best Views in Prague

If you are visiting Prague this year and are looking for the best spots to take some stunning photos, look no further. We have compiled the 5 best viewpoints in Prague and tell you how to get there.

1. Letna Park

Letna park viewpoint

The view of the bridges crossing the Vlatava river in Prague is a classic scene. On a misty day it looks even better! The viewpoint is located near Hanavsky Pavilion (the first iron built structure in Prague).
While you are in Letna park you can check out the famous Prague metronome. It used to be home to a giant statue of Lenin, and later for a brief period a statue of Michael Jackson. Now it is home to a giant red metronome visible from across the city, and is a hangout for skaters. Letna park also has a few nice beer gardens with great views.

How to get there: From Malostranska tram stop, take tram 2, 12 or 20 to the stop Chotkovy Sady, Then walk in the direction of Letna Park to Hanavsky Pavilion


2. Bellavista

Bellavista viewpoint Prague

Behind the Strahov Monastery there is a superb panoramic view of Prague with the Strahov Vineyards in the foreground, Prague castle, St Nicholas Church and Petrin Hill (mini Eiffel Tower). There is a café and restaurant at Bellavista so you can take in the view while sipping a cappuccino. The Strahov Monastery library and museum are well worth a visit while you are here.

How to get there: Take tram 22 to the stop Pohorelec and walk 3 minutes up the hill to the monastery.


3. Old Town Square Clock Tower

Old Town Square clock tower viewpoint

The Old Town Square in Prague is often the first spot that tourists will visit. The famous Tyn Church is a sight to be seen, and one of the best ways to see it is to go up to the viewing point at the top of the astronomical clock tower on the opposite side of the square. From here you can see the whole of the Old Town Square and the surrounding area.
And while you’re at the clock tower, don’t forget to check out the astronomical clock.

How to get there: The nearest metro stop is Staromestska on the green A metro line



4. Prague Castle viewpoint

Red roofs of Prague from the castle

Prague Castle is the largest castle in the world. Inside the vast castle grounds is the magnificent St Vitas Cathedral. But while you are here, two classic viewpoints of Prague can be found at each entrance to the castle. Near the main entrance there is a spectacular vista of the red rooftops in Malastrana and the green dome of St Nicholas Church. Another panorama of the city can be seen at the entrance leading to Malostranska metro station.

How to get there: Walk up the steps behind Malostranska metro to the castle, or alternatively take tram 22 to stop Pohorelec and walk 10 minutes down street Uvoz to the main castle entrance.


5. Charles Bridge by Karlovy Lazne

Prague Castle

Walk just beyond the Charles Bridge you’ll find an amazing view of both Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle. Most tourists miss it as they head straight for the bridge. To get there, if you are facing the bridge and castle, walk through the touristic passageway in the direction of Narodni Divadlo (National Theatre). The viewpoint is a few meters beyond the passageway.

The nearest tram stop is also called Karlovy Lazne.