TOP 40 sights of Prague | Elena Kazantseva's blog 2btraveler.ru

Prague offers numerous places of attraction to its guests. Even a couple of months might be not enough to visit all the significant places, museums, and theaters. However, I have made a list of 40 key attractions and I’m here to share it with you.

I’ve divided my attractions list into 5 sections:

TOP 10 attractions or “must see” in Prague. You will be able to visit the places of attraction from this section in as little as 1 day.

What can you see in Prague in 2 days. The second-day attractions in Prague.

What can you see in Prague in 3 days. The third-day attractions in Prague.

What can you see in Prague in a week. The list of attraction sights that you can visit if you stay in Prague longer than 3 days.

TOP 10 museums in Prague. You can choose museums of the greatest interest for you and arrange your visits depending on the number of days you stay in Prague.

Best Prague Attractions on the map

TOP 10 attractions in Prague. Prague in 1 day.

You can visit these attractions in the given order or change the order as you please.

№1. Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí)

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Autumn market on the Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Prague, the center of the New Place in Prague, one of the largest squares in the world (it is almost one kilometer long!). For the Prague citizens it is the central place for demonstrations, city holidays, and public meetings. For tourists, it is a place with lots of restaurants, boutiques, and hotels. For both groups, it is a popular meeting place.

 

Further reading Prague Guide for Independent Tourists

 

№2. The Old Town of Prague (or Staré Město)

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The Old Town crowded with tourists

 

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Driving along the city in a retro car — an entertainment for tourists

 

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At 7-8 in the morning you can see the empty streets of Prague

The Old Town is the first locality in Prague visited by tourists. Here, incredible number of interesting sights are concentrated. And if you are a connoisseur of architecture, then don’t waste your time and come here at once! You will feel like keep looking at the houses of the Old Town. The classic gingerbread houses, Gothic Cathedrals, and the whole level of ancient streets hiding under the pavements: wineshops, cellars, mazes of streets.

 

 

№3. Old Town Square (in Czech Staroměstské náměstí)

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Old Tow Square — the heart of Prague

Old Town Square is the Old Town’s center and its heart. It dates back to the 12th century. Like the majority of central squares, it used to serve as a market. By the way, this tradition has been preserved up to date and every December one of the largest Christmas markets in Prague occupies the square. In summer, restaurants and cafes take their tables outside on the square and sell traditional fast food. And the buildings surrounding the square tell visitors about the architectural history from various epochs: Renaissance and Gothic, Baroque and Rococo, classicism and avant-garde.

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View of the Old Town Square and Tyn Church

 

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There are numerous stands with street food on the central square

 

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You can sample the national Czech food even outside on the street

№4. Tyn church (in Czech Chrám Matky Boží před Týnem)

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Tyn church and the Old Town Square in the morning

 

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The Tyn church spires — the landmark of Prague

Tyn Church – one of the symbols of Prague – is situated right on the Old Town Square. You can see the church’s two Gothic towers on every souvenir. The church was built in 1365, with the organ of Tyn Church being the oldest in Prague (1673).

It is possible to get inside the Church. Admission is kind of free: recommended donation is 25 Krones. The Church is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Inside the Church
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The Church entrance is “hidden” in a narrow yard

№5. The Old Town Hall and the Prague Astronomical Clock (in Czech Staroměstská radnice)

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The unique clock

The history of the Old Town Hall begins at the late 13th century. Over six centuries, the Old Town Hall was rebuilt and enlarged (in the 19th century a Neo-Gothic wing appeared); thus, nowadays it looks like being assembled from details of various architectural epochs.

You can visit the Old Town Hall only together a guided tour (including an opportunity to climb the tower). They are held every half an hour. The tour price is 250 Krones, with discounts for children and senior citizens.

You can buy an admission ticket without queuing on the website>>>

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One of the Old Town Hall’s “details”

For the first time the Astronomical clock or the Prague Chiming Clock were mentioned in documents dated back to 1402. It is known that in 1410 they got a new mechanism and in the 17th century some of the figures and lunar phase indicators were added. The Clock got its present-day appearance in 1948, when it was restored (in 1945 the clock was damaged, all the wooden elements burned, with the clockface being broken as well). Four figures on the Clock symbolize 4 vices – death (the skeleton), vanity, greed (the Jew), danger (the Turk). Besides these figures, there are figures of 12 apostles on the Clock. This Clock is special for not being switched to the summer time.

The Astronomical Clock performance is held daily. Every hour from 9:00 to 21:00. A crowd begins to gather about 15 minutes before the start. Therefore, be careful and watch your belongings, there can be not only tourists in the crowd.

Here, you can watch a video of the performance:

№6. CHARLES BRIDGE (in czeck KARLŮV MOST)

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The Charles bridge at sunrise

 

Perhaps, the Charles Bridge can be called the MOST TOURIST place in Prague. One would baulk at the idea of how many tourists visit the Charles Bridge.

If you want to walk along the free bridge, take photos, and look closer at the statues, come here in the morning – at 7 o’clock or so.

 

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It’s only at 7 in the morning that you can take photos without crowds on the Charles bridge

 

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At 7 in the morning, newlyweds have shooting sessions on the Charles bridge

The foundation stone of the Charles Bridge was laid by Charles IV on July 9, 1357 at 5:31 – astrologists chose this time as the best for constructing a bridge that will stand forever.

The Charles Bridge doesn’t just connect the two areas – Stare Mesto and Mala Strana – nowadays, it is the “Prague Montmartre”, a pedestrian street for artists, merchants and tour guides. Unfortunately, this historical location often becomes a cushy place for beggars as well.

 

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Organ grinder on the Charles Bridge

 

The towers are erected on both sides of the bridge. The East one (the one closer to the Old Town) is the Old Town (Stare Mesto) Bridge tower. By the way, there is a small easy-to-miss entrance to the tower – you can use it to get to the viewing point and see Charles Bridge with a bird’s eye. I don’t know the price. The West towers (Mala Strana Bridge Towers) were built at different epochs; therefore, they have different height and even different architecture styles.

 

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One of the Charles Bridge towers in the morning sunlight

The West tower has a viewing point as well. Entrance (in 2019) – 100 Korunas. It offers views of both the Charles Bridge and the Old Town, as well as of the opposite side – the Prague Castle, the Petrin Hill, and Mala Strana.

 

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The view of the Charles Bridge from a sightseeing platform

 

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And here’s the view of Mala Strana and the Prague Castle

And what’s more – the Charles Bridge is decorated with thirty sculptures (however, at present there are copies only).

 

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The most famous sculpture is the bronze figure of Jan Nepomucky – the patron saint of Prague and the whole country (the one with a halo). Many tourists make wishes here. They say that your wish will come true if it isn’t selfish.

 

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The sculpture of Jan Nepomucky — the most popular on the Charles Bridg

№7.  THE NARROWEST STREET OF PRAGUE

In fact, this nameless street is a marketing idea of Vinarna Certovka restaurant. The simple truth is that this street leads nowhere, but for this restaurant. However, it’s a rather amusing attraction in Prague. It won’t take you long to visit it, since it is located next to the Charles Bridge.

 

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Indeed, the street is so narrow that it’s not enough for two people to pass each other; therefore, there is a traffic light at the street entrance! The advantage is given to those who go up (the traffic light turns green immediately after pressing the button). Those who come down will have to wait for the green light for them 🙂

 

 Related article 20 places to try national cuisine in Prague

 

№8. THE PRAGUE CASTLE (PRAŽSKÝ HRAD)

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View of Prague from the Prague Castle entrance

The Prague Castle is the largest fortress in the Czech Republic. It is situated on the left bank of the Vltava river (that means that to get to the Prague Castle from the Old Town, you will have to cross the Vltava river).

You can get to the Prague Castle through the Entrance Gate (from Hradcany Square). By the way, there is the guard of honor here, which is a favorite photo target for tourists. Changing of the guard of honor is interesting as well – you can see it every day at noon.

You can also get to the Castle through the opposite gate – the Black Tower (Černá věž). By the way, the gate has a free viewing point of the city. However, you have to peek out through medieval castellation walls. For security reasons, there is a security service at the entrance – they check belongings (at least it was like that in 2017 and 2019).

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Entrance at the Black Tower

The first thing you see when entering through the main gate is Terezianske Palace.

 

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The main entrance to the Prague Castle

In the next – the second yard – there is the Holy Cross Chapel, a well with a wrought cover and two fountains.

 

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The well and one of the fountains in the second yard of the Castle

And finally, proceeding to the third yard, you see a building of incredible size and beauty – gothic St. Vitus Cathedral.

 

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Majestic St. Vitus Cathedral

In total, there are more than 50 attractions in the Prague Castle, including several gardens, the Powder Bridge, the Prague Castle Picture Gallery, St. George’s Monastery, Golden Street, etc.

Here is the most comprehensible scheme I’ve managed to find 

№9. ST. VITUS CATHEDRAL (KATEDRÁLA SV. VÍTA)

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No camera lens is big enough to grasp St. Vitus Cathedral

The history of this Cathedral (which not a single camera can grasp in full) goes back to 1344. The Cathedral had been built for about six centuries – during this time, Czech, German and French architects had their hands in this greatest building, with the Cathedral being decorated by the famous Czech artist Alfons Mucha. Nowadays, St. Vitus Cathedral act as the residence of the Archbishop of Prague.

The Cathedral has its website https://www.katedralasvatehovita.cz/en There you can find the latest information on prices and schedule. At the time of writing (January, 2018), the schedule published on the website was as follows:

You can enter the Cathedral for free; the area that you can visit free of charge is marked in green on the plan.

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Access to St. Vitus Cathedral

To proceed further, you should buy a complex ticket for visiting the Prague Castle attractions (Buy a ticket online without waiting). There are two types of tickets, here is a screen shot from the official website, what is included in these tickets and how much they cost (prices are valid for March 2020):

Prague Castle Price

Schedule:

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You can’t buy a separate ticket for St. Vitus Cathedral only.

№10. GOLDEN STREET (ZŁOTA ULICZKA)

Zlota Uliczka is another attraction of the Prague Castle. You will easily find it; there are plenty of pointing signs. This “crafts” street is a complex of small colored houses looking like toys. F. Kafka used to live in one of these houses. And besides him, lots of artisans, craftsmen, and perhaps even alchemists lived here.

The street seems to be so popular among tourists that you should pay to enter it. And will have to queue at the entrance. There is no separate ticket as well, you will have to buy a complex ticket I have mentioned above.

You can get to the street for free after 18:00 in summer and all day long in winter (from November 1 to March 31).

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THE SECOND-DAY ATTRACTIONS IN PRAGUE. WHAT CAN YOU SEE IN PRAGUE IN 2 DAYS

Now, I move on to the next block of attractions. You may probably see some of them as soon as on the first day of your visit to Prague. But some of them you should postpone for the next day.

№11. REPUBLIC SQUARE (NÁMĚSTÍ REPUBLIKY)

 

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Republic Square

Republic Square is often called the “gates to Prague”. We also crossed the square on the way to the Old Town when stayed at AXA Hotel. The main attraction of the Square is Municipal House (In Czech Obecní dům), under whose dome there are several concert halls, including the popular Hall named after composer Bedrich Smetana.

 

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Municipal House

In Republic Square you will also see Hybernia Theater (Divadlo Hybernia). It used to be the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary in the past, but nowadays it is a popular theater with a hall for 1000 visitors.

Palladium shopping center – this huge five-storey center will be interesting for shopping enthusiasts.

And, finally, the Powder Tower or the Powder Gate – those very gates to Prague.

№12. THE POWDER TOWER OR THE POWDER GATE

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Powder Tower – a meeting place for tourist groups

The Power Gate is the meeting place for most tours heading from Prague. Therefore, don’t be surprised at seeing a large number of tourist groups of different nationalities here in the morning.

The Tower was built in the 15th century. Thanks to its Gothic style, it became an excellent decoration for the Royal Palace. But in 10 years’ time, the unfinished tower was forgotten, being restored only at the end of the 19th century. However, the staircase leading up the tower is still in use (it was built in the 16th century) – you can climb the tower! Entrance ticket costs 90 Korunas.

№13. THE JEWISH (JOSEF) QUARTER, HOUSE OF F. KAFKA, THE OLD SYNAGOGUE AND THE OLD JEWISH CEMETERY.

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One of the Jewish Quarter Synagogues

You should spare certain time visiting these attractions. The Jewish Quarter adjoins the northern part of the Old Town. Behind the St. Nicholas Church, you will see the house of F. Kafka – it means that you have reached the place.

In the past, this place used to be a Jewish ghetto, which the Jews were forbidden to leave. The ghetto had its own schools, town hall, synagogues, as well as one single cemetery situated on a small piece of land. And since there wasn’t enough place, the cemetery was filled by layers (there are 10 layers in total – some sources say there are 12 of them); people were buried one on another. Today, the the cemetery is deeper than a human height.

Given that the cemetery is still Jewish, you have to pay for entering. A single ticket for all the Jewish Museum sights costs 330 Korunas. You need to pay additional 70 Korunas for making photos (without a flash and a tripod). If you have the Prague Card you can visit all the attractions for free.

A lifehack that has been used by curious tourists for many years – there is a gate with a window the cemetery fence, which you can use to have a brisk look at this “attraction”. I’m sure that it (the window) still exists:

 

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The Jewish cemetery – a dull viewing

 

According to tourist guides, the most popular synagogue is Staronova Synagogue. The fact is that it’s the oldest synagogue through whole Europe! It was built in the end of the 13th century. Spanish Synagogue in the Arabic-Moresque style is believed to be the most beautiful. The other synagogues are: Klausova (the largest), Mayzelova, the Jewish Town Hall (the only town hall outside of Israel, the town hall clock have two dials – a regular one and a Jewish one, with hands moving in the opposite direction).

 

Related article «Where to go from Prague for 1-2 by yourself or with a guided tour»

 

№14. RUDOLFINUM CONCERT AND EXHIBITION HALL

Rudolfinum was opened in 1885, giving place for an art gallery and the Czech Philharmonic. However, during its history Rudolfinum has been used for other purposes as well: from 1918 to 1939, it served as a Plenary Hall for the Czechoslovak Parliament. At that time, many galleries were rebuilt and the organ was replaced by a podium. After the war, the Czech Philharmonic returned to the building, and after reconstruction of the 1990s, the Galleries (extremely modern ones) opened again.

Visit to the Gallery: 100-150 Korunas, concert tickets 150-1000 CZK. All information is available on the official website http://www.rudolfinum.cz/

№15. KLEMENTINUM AND THE CZECH NATIONAL LIBRARY

Klementinum is a complex of Baroque-styled buildings, which now houses the Czech National Library. Initially, the complex included:

  • astronomical observatory
  • Mirror chapel
  • university library
  • math museum
  • weather station

You can visit the library only with a guided tour and look inside from the doorway only. But they say that it looks splendid. The tour includes a visit to the Baroque Library, the Meridian Hall, and the Astronomical Tower), the tour price (as of January 2018) is 250 Korunas, free for children under 7 years, and you can get a 25% discount if you have the Prague Card. The schedule and price you can check on the website http://klementinum.com

 

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The Prague library Klementinum (a photo from the Internet)

№16. THE DANCING HOUSE IN PRAGUE (TANČÍCÍ DŮM)

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The Drunk house, the Dancing house, the Glass – these are how the city residents call one of the modern houses – the office building on the corner of Resslova street and the embankment. The two towers (one regular and the other curved) symbolize (that’s how it is!) a metaphor of a dancing couple (the straight tower is a male figure and the second is a female one). This house was built instead of a house destroyed by American bombers during the war. Building a house on the ruins was the idea of the President of the Czech Republic of the day, Vaclav Havel (after whom the Prague airport has been named)

№17. VYSHEGRAD (VYŠEHRAD)

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The view of Vyshegrad from one of Prague bridges

Vyshegrad is one of the oldest districts in Prague. Some people even call it the rival of the Prague Castle. Vyshegrad is a hill fortress built in the 10th century, which served as a residence for the first Czech rulers. Unlike the above-mentioned Prague Castle, the Czechs consider modern Vyshegrad to be a part of the national history, while the Prague Castle is associated with the period of Austrian and German rule. It is recommended to enter Vyshegrad through the Brick Gate (Cihelná brána) on Vratislavova Street. BUT! If you come by tram, you will have to climb the mountain first. As for me, I recommend taking metro to Vyshegrad Station and entering through Tabor and Leopold Gate. There are no sharp ascents there.

The main attractions of Vyshegrad:

  • Church of Saint Peter and Paul (entrance fee is 50 Korunas)

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  • Ruins of the 15th century watchtower and ruins of the St. Lawrence Basilic
  • Memorial Cemetery – a burial place for prominent people of the Czech Republic
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Entrance to the Old Vyshegrad cemetery
  • The Vyshegrad Museum, dedicated to the history of this fortress. Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 except Mondays.
  • The St. Martin Rotunda. Previously used as a warehouse for gunpowder; now has been returned to the church.

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  • The Leopold Baroque Gates

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  • The sightseeing platforms offering views of Prague
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The view of Petrin

 

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Another viewing point of Vyshegrad

The map of Vyshegra

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THE THIRD-DAY ATTRACTIONS. WHAT CAN YOU SEE IN PRAGUE IN 3 DAYS

Let’s proceed to the third-day attractions.

№18. LETENSKY GARDENS (LETENSKÉ SADY)

Letensky gardens are called the “lungs of Prague”. In fact, it’s a huge park where you can go for a walk, hide from sweltering heat, relax in an open-air cafe in summer. There are several viewing points as well, from where you can enjoy an incredible view of Prague (by the way, I liked this view much more, than the view from the Prague Castle sightseeing platform).

 

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The most beautiful view of Prague from the sightseeing platform in Letensky gardens

 

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Another panoramic view of Prague

№19. THE PRAGUE METRONOME (PRAŽSKÝ METRONOM)

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The Prague metronome is one of the Letensky gardens attractions. This device was installed in 1991 and it was initially assumed that it would be there temporarily; however, the metronome is still there keeping time. And they say that the viewing point at the metronome offers breathtaking views of Prague. To be honest, I did not understand the meaning of this attraction and it is better to look for the best views going a little down – to the viewing points marked on the map.

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The view from a sightseeing platform at the metronome

 

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The view of the city

№20. GRADCHANY (HRADČANY)

Let’s return to the Prague Castle. From the west, it is adjoined by another district – Gradchany that used to be considered a rich noble district. Initially, early in the 14th century it was founded not as a noble place, but quite vice versa – it used to be a district of ​​grooms, servants, scribes and other menials. And it was only after the fire from the mid-16th century that noble people set their heart on the restored houses.

Gradchany attractions:

  • Loreta (or Loretan Monastery) – the most popular monastery in Prague.
  • Church of the Nativity – the main monastery church.
  • The Old Town Hall
  • Church of St. Benedict
  • Stragovsky Monastery
  • The palaces: Archbishop‘s, Sternberg, Martinitsky, Tuscan, Schwarzenberg, Cherninsky

№21 STRAGOVSKY MONASTERY  (STRAHOVSKÝ KLÁŠTER)

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Stragovsky Monastery

Stragovsky Monastery is one of the oldest and largest Czech monasteries. It was built in the 12th century for Premonstratensians monks who preserved the vow of chastity and silence.

The Monastery is famous for its library; once it used to be the largest Czech library. And with a collection of paintings as well, which has been collected since the 18th century.

The visit to the gallery costs 120 CZK, to the library – 100 CZK. You can visit them daily from 10:00 to 17:00. You can find the current schedule and ticket prices on the website https://www.strahovskyklaster.cz/en/

By the way, the Stragovsky Monastery has its own brewery (Klášterní pivovar Strahov) and a restaurant.

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The restaurant at Stragovsky Monastery

In summer a summer terrace is open, where you can try Klaster beer.

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The Monastery summer terrace

 

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Klaster beer at the Monastery summer terrace

The prices as for September 2017:

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I can say nothing about food prices, as well as about its taste. But, given that beer is a little more expensive than in many Prague pubs, I can assume that food prices  will be above average.

By the way, you will have to pay 15 Korunas for a toilet in the monastery.

№22. PETRIN HILL (PETŘÍN) AND THE PETRIN TOWER (PETŘÍNSKÁ ROZHLEDNA)

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The view of the Petrin Hill and the “Eiffel” Tower

After visiting the monastery and the monastery brewery, you can visit the Petrin Hill and have a walk in its parks. Keep in mind that the park is a little bit resemble urban woodlands with their steep descents and ascents. Moreover – in ancient times the Petrin Hill was a place for pagan worship of Perun.

Among the interesting attractions of the Petrin Hill are:

  • The Petrin Tower (a copy of the Eiffel). You can enter the tower for 120 CZK. You will have to climb the stairs.

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  • A sightseeing platform with a view of the city
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The view of Prague from the sightseeing platform at the Petrin Hill
  • The mirror labyrinth will be interesting for kids
  • Lawrence Church built in 922. Unfortunately, today it is closed.

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  • Stefanik Observatory (established in 1928)

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  • The rose garden with more than 10,000 roses

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You can get to the Petrin Hill either on foot or by cable-railway, which is part of the public transport system. Two wagons move along the route Újezd — Nebozízek — Petřín (2 minutes to the first stop and 4 to the second). The cable-railway runs from 9:00 to 23:20, with wagons departing every 10-15 minutes. The regular ticket costs 32 Korunas; you can buy a short one (for 30 minutes) for 24 Korunas.

Location of the cable-railway stop:

 

№23. THE BEER SPA

An unusual modern attraction, which I included in the list of 40 historical and natural sights. I thought that you may want to relax after spending several hard days on foot.

We really wanted to get to the Beer SPA, but since we hadn’t planned the visit in advance, we didn’t just manage to get there when we arrived; it turned out that everything was booked 2-3 days in advance. Therefore, I recommend booking in advance.

What does the Beer Spa usually include:

A beer bath for one or two

  • Unlimited beer
  • Rest after having bath, usually on a hay bed
  • Necessities – bathrobes, towels, slippers.

There are several beer spas in Prague; there is one in the very city center near the Powder Tower, and the Bernard spa center in Majestic Plaza hotel; I saw another spa next to the Staropramen Museum. It’s easy to book a visit to the Bernard Spa using the Internet – it costs 108 euros for two in one bath, 133 euros for two with two baths; additionally, you can book a package with massage. The price includes unlimited Bernard beer Book a bath>>>

As I have already said, we didn’t manage to get into the bath; therefore, I have no impressions to describe, but I’m sure the place is worth a visit.

 

Related article The Prague beer route: 20 beer spots

 

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WHAT CAN YOU SEE IN PRAGUE IN A WEEK

If you have more than 3 days to spend in Prague, you can choose the attractions you are interested in from this list and visit them.

№24. THE PRAGUE ZOO (ZOOLOGICKÁ ZAHRADA)

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Giraffe cubicle in the zoo

You will need the whole day visiting the Prague Zoo. Well, you should have at least 4 hours. In shorter time period, you just won’t manage to see everything. The zoo is huge. We were a little unlucky about the weather and didn’t see many animals. Nevertheless, I’ll write a more detailed post about the zoo.

Entrance tickets to the zoo cost 200 CZK (adult) and 150 CZK for children (3-15 years). The zoo map costs another 5 Korunas. It’s easy to get there: from the Nádraží Holešovice metro station there is a direct bus number 112 to the zoo.

You can find details about visiting the zoo here.

№25. THE ZIZKOVSKA TELEVISION TOWER (ŽIŽKOVSKÁ TELEVIZNÍ VĚŽ)

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The tower is 216 meters high and many people believe that it’s the tallest and ugliest building in Prague.  Just like the Eiffel Tower, there is only one place you don’t see it from – from the tower itself. The tower houses a functioning television center, as well as a viewing point, an exhibition of paintings, a restaurant and a hotel. Entrance to the tower costs 230 CZK (adult), 140 CZK (children). Website https://towerpark.cz There is a restaurant on the tower; it is a bit lower than the viewing point, but you visit the restaurant free of charge and have a cup of coffee enjoying the view of Prague.

№26. THE KRIZIKOVA SINGING FOUNTAINS (KŘIŽÍKOVA FONTÁNA)

The fountains are located next to the Prague Exhibition Center. They were built back in 1891, and completely renovated in 1991.

They function from April to late November. The performance starts at 19.00, 20.00, 21.00 and at 22.00.

You should pay to see the attraction. To enjoy the fountains, you will have to pay 230 Korunas (or 10 euros), entrance for children under 6 years is free.

Many reviews say that there’s nothing special, but if you have some free time in Prague and are not spoilt by the fountains of Dubai or Barcelona, ​​ you can go and see them 🙂

№27. OCEANARIUM (MOŘSKÝ SVĚ)

Next to the fountains is the Prague Oceanarium.

The Sea World is open daily from 10:00 to 19:00.

Entrance ticket: 280 Korunas adult, children up to 80 cm free, children from 80 to 150 cm – 70 Korunas, children under 15 years – 180 Korunas.

Google rating is 3.7. But perhaps it may be interesting for children.

№28. THE PRAGUE AQUA PARK (AQUAPALACE)

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Another “water” attraction of Prague, which is located not in the very city of Prague, but Cestlice town. Its rating is not bad – 4.3, thus, if you want to splash and slide down, you can spare a day to this entertainment. By the way, there is an open-air zone that is available if the air temperature exceeds 15 degrees. All the details you can find on the website https://aquapalace.cz

It is open daily from 10:00 to 22:00, on Saturday and Sunday – from 9:00.

Prices as for January 2020 from the website:

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You can get there by public transport. You can take a bus number 328, 363, 385 or 605 from the Opatov metro station or bus number 325 from the train station. You need to get to the Čestlice, Aquapalace stop. You will need a suburban ticket.

There is a free bus for the clients of Aquapalace Hotel Prague and Aquapalace Praha aqua park running from the Opatov metro station. BUT you will have to show a hotel card or an aqua park ticket (i.e. you will have to buy the ticket in advance). Also, according to the information on the website, “it is forbidden to transport baby strollers in the aquabus” and you will have to use public transport.

№29. JOHN LENNON WALL

You may have already visited this attraction when walking around Prague. I wanted to get to the wall, but my legs never brought me there. Therefore, I list this attraction separately. John Lennon Wall is something like Tsoi Wall on the Arbat Street in Moscow. Therefore, “those in the field” know its symbols and will find how to get there.

№30. MONUMENTS AND SCULPTURES IN PRAGUE

Under this headline, I decided to tell you about monuments and modern sculptures in Prague that can be found in great numbers in the city.

  • A modern sculpture – The head of Franz Kafka.

  • Penguins on the Vltava river bank

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  • A monument to the victims of communism
  • Several extremely scary huge babies, whom I knew about, but didn’t want to see them so much that I didn’t even know in advance where they were. Nevertheless, I still found these scary kids with barcodes instead of faces

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And many others.

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MUSEUMS IN PRAGUE

And finally, the last part of the article, which will be dedicated to the Prague museums. In fact, there are plenty of them, but I will list only the TOP 10 most popular and interesting museums. I will give addresses of these museums’ websites, so that you could find out all the details on your own.

№31. ALFONS MUCHA MUSEUM

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Alfons Mucha Museum – a catch for art connoisseurs

I visited this museum in 2011 and I liked it. There are many works by this Czech artist, and you can also watch a movie about him (there wasn’t one in Russian, for which an employee apologized profusely; perhaps, something had already changed).

Located in the city center at Panská 7.

Website: https://www.mucha.cz/ru/

Prices: full 240CZK, preferential 160CZK

№32. THE PRAGUE TOY MUSEUM (MUZEUM HRAČEK)

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The toy museum is:

  • A huge collection of Teddy Bears
  • A collection of toys from various epochs
  • The whole Barbie FLOOR
  • And perhaps the whole floor of cars, models and other vehicles
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Czecho-Slovak Barbie

I visited this museum in the same 2011, when it was situated inthe Prague Castle. In 2017, the museum moved and is now located in the Old Town at Husova 158/20

The museum website: https://toymuseumprague.com

Prices: full 70CZK, preferential 30CZK.

№33. THE ALCHEMISTS AND MAGICIAN MUSEUM (MUZEUM ALCHYMISTŮ A MÁGŮ STARÉ PRAHY)

It sounds magical, mysterious and intriguing, however the rating is 3.1 only.

The museum website: https://mysteriapragensia.cz

Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00

Ticket prices: adult 190 CZK, students and seniors 140 CZK, children 40 CZK.

№34. THE WAX FIGURE MUSEUM

The museum Address: Celetná 555/6

The museum website: https://waxmuseumprague.cz

The rating is not very high as well – only 3.7.

Open from 10:00 to 21:30.

Prices: 160 CZK adult, 100 CZK children under 15, students, seniors, children under 3 years old – free.

№35. THE GARNET MUSEUM (MUZEUM GRANÁTŮ MAGIC GARNET)

The rating of this museum, located not far from Alfons Mucha Museum, is rather high – 4 points out of 5. It was opened in 2009. Here, you can learn about: the history of garnet growing, about the magical properties of this stone and, finally, see garnets with your own eyes: the museum has a collection of items with garnets.

Price: 80 CZK.

Website: http://www.magicgarnet.cz/ru/

№36. KAMPA MUSEUM

A modern art museum. It presents exhibits from the 20th century. It is located in the city center on the West Bank of the Vltava; therefore, you can visit the museum when sightseeing in this part of Prague.

Museum website: https://museumkampa.cz

Prices for various exhibitions start from 60 CZK, a visit to the contemporary art exposition 200 CZK

№37. THE CHARLES BRIDGE MUSEUM (MUZEUM KARLOVA MOSTU)

Those who find it not enough just to walk along the most popular tourist attraction of Prague can visit the Charles Bridge Museum, which is located right at the bridge entrance (from the Old Town side). The museum was opened in 2007. The exhibition is mainly dedicated the history of the bridge and personalities associated with it. Sometimes, themed exhibitions are held.

Price: adult 170 CZK, preferential 80 CZK

The museum website: http://www.muzeumkarlovamostu.cz/ (for some reason, the main page of the website is in Russian :))

№38. FRANZ KAFKA MUSEUM

Kafka Museum, which is located next to the narrowest street in Prague, will be first of all interesting for the fans of his works and for people interested in the writer’s biography. Oddly enough that this exhibition was originally opened in Barcelona, ​​then moved to New York and has only been located in Prague since 2005.

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“The exhibition of Kafka Museum is divided into two parts – the existentialistic space and imaginary topography”. If these concepts say you something, then Kafka Museum is definitely for you 🙂

The museum website: http://www.kafkamuseum.cz

Price: 200 CZK adult, 120 CZK for students, seniors and disabled. The museum map will cost another 55 Korunas.

№39. MUSEUM OF TORTURES (MUZEUM ÚTRPNÉHO PRÁVA A MUČÍCÍCH NÁSTROJŮ)

The museum is not for the timid. Despite the intriguing name, the museum has a very low rating – 2.7. However, I haven’t seen any particularly bad reviews, perhaps primitive exhibits have been mentioned. It’s up to you, whether to visit it or not.

The museum website: https://museumtortury.cz

Prices: 160 CZK adult and 100CZK children.

№40. PRAGUE BEER MUSEUM

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I want to finish with the most “Czech” attraction – Prague Beer Museum. It is located in the Old Town and you may pass it more than once during several days of your stay in Prague. There is good news for those who want to look into the museum, it has a high rating of 4.2. And it looks quite interesting from the outside as well. However, we didn’t visit it, since we were already in Munich beer museum and decided to leave Prague’s one for the next time.

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The museum’s inner yard where you can have a glass of beer

In the museum, you can not only learn about the history of Czech brewing, but literally taste this history as well.

The museum-bar is open from 12:00 to 03:00

Website: https://praguebeermuseum.com

That’s all! Now you know a little more about TOP 40 most interesting attractions of Prague. You can even use this article as a tour guide.

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