Top Things to do in Prague
Called the “City of a Hundred Spires,” Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic.
Many tourists say this is the most beautiful city in the World!
Here’s our list of favorites on what to do, where to stay and dine.
There are many sites to see in Prague and each of its districts are unique and charming.
Here’s a shortlist of places to see if you only have a couple days.
1. The 14th century Charles Bridge
This historical spot is a fun stop along Prague’s best things to do! The bridge is lined with 30 statues of Saints, spans the Vtlava River and glimmers day and night. Pedestrians cross this bridge all day and night, and if you want it to yourself, you need to awake early or stay up late. Don’t Miss! Climb the 138 steps to the top of the Old Town Bridge Tower for a bird’s eye view of the Charles Bridge. The gothic tower was built in 1380 to guard the bridge and the Old Town.
2. Church of St. Nicholas
This church is in the Lesser Town is the most beautiful Baroque church in Prague.
3. Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall with its famous medieval Astronomical Clock. A timeless wonder where many brides and groom like to stop for a photo before taking a horse carriage ride around Old Town Square.
4. Old Town Square
Old Town Square where you can see colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches, and spires.
5. The Jewish Quarter
The Jewish Quarter where you can stroll into the novels of Franz Kafka, and walk the winding lanes. Be sure to visit the Jewish Quarter and hire a guide from Context Travel to learn about the history of the Jewish community in Budapest.
Don’t Miss! The Old Jewish Cemetery, largest Jewish Cemetery in Europe.
6. Cafes –
One of our favorites is Café Orient where you can take a break from touring, and walk the world famous “light bulb” staircase to visit the Cubist Museum upstairs.
7. The Prague Palace and Gardens
8. Dancing House:
Also known as “Fred and Ginger”, Frank Gehry designed this unique building – the Nationale-Nederlanden.
Helpful Resources to plan your trip:
Context Travel – book a private tour of Prague with one of the best local tour guides. Our Context Travel guide spent a couple hours with us and walked us around town to see the highlights. She has extensive knowledge of the city with local insights. We highly recommend Context Travel!
Czech Republic Tourism Website, click here
WHERE TO STAY
As a part of our Prague best things to do list we had to include our favorite place to stay in the city.
We’ve stayed at Four Seasons properties throughout the world, and this hotel is probably the most elegant one of all. There’s even a chandelier in our room!
Centrally located in the middle of the Old Town, and just minutes walk to the Charles Bridge. Some of the best views of the Vltava River and other side of the bridge can be seen from the hotel’s terrace.
For a modern menu inspired by 19th century Czech cuisine, book a reservation at La Degustation, an upscale restaurant in historic Prague.
Executive Chef Oldřich Sahajdák is a culinary mega talent, creating unique dishes with a team devoted to extraordinary cuisine and service.
Located in the Four Seasons Prague Hotel, this modern restaurant offers Italian classics menu with delicacies from the crudo bar or menu. Both casual and elegant, and opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
HOW TO GET AROUND
We choose Blacklane to provide chauffeur transfers from Krakow to Prague, and Prague to Budapest.
Located throughout Europe, Blacklane offers airport transfers, chauffeur services, and destination transfers by professional drivers.
We highly recommend Blacklane to take you to your destination.
Global Adventuress would like to thank La Degustation and Cotto Crudo for hosting our dining experiences, and also Four Seasons Prague for partially hosting our stay. We also want to thank Context Travel for hosting our private guided tour of Prague.