Have you been hearing a lot about Prague lately, too? Everyone seems to be going there, or returning from there. If you are wondering what all the fuss is about, here is a short list of the biggest attractions:
- Prague Castle – You can’t miss it! Head up the hill and spend a day exploring the grounds, Royal Palace, churches and galleries.
- The Old Town Square is pretty as a postcard. You have probably seen photos of this all over your social media feeds already. Here you will find many beautiful buildings and the famous Astrological Clock.
- Charles Bridge is a famous spot in the city as well. Adorned with many statues, take a leisurely stroll across and enjoy the views!
- St. Agnes’s Convent is Prague’s oldest gothic building and home to the National Gallery collection of Medieval and early Renaissance art. The recently restored building is very impressive, too.
- If you head to Petrin Hill, you can get great views of the city and you can visit the very cool looking old Ukranian Church of Saint Michael and the Strahov Monastery. The Monastery was founded in 1140 has frescoes as well as the nation’s oldest collection of books in its library.
- Saint Vitus Cathedral can’t be missed. This impressive Gothic cathedral overlooks the city and is worth an hour or two to tour.
- The Prague Jewish Museum consists of six Jewish monuments clustered together in Josefov: the Maisel Synagogue, the Pinkas Synagogue, the Spanish Synagogue, the Klaus Synagogue, the Ceremonial Hall, and the Old Jewish Cemetery. There is also the Old-new Synagogue, which is still used for religious services, and requires a separate ticket or additional fee.
- Take some time to stroll around and notice the interesting house signs throughout the city. Fun fact is that homes in Prague weren’t given identifying numbers until 1770. Prior to that they were identified by these signs and symbols.
- Visit a Beerhall. U Medvidku is a popular tourist attraction, but there are many others.
- Take a day trip to the town of Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO site. It is a beautifully preserved medieval town which you approach driving through the Bohemian countryside. This is a full day tour.
- Another popular full day trip from Prague is to Dresden. This town is often called the most beautiful town in Germany.
- Karlovy Vary, also known as Carlsbad is another option for a day trip out of Prague. This is a colorful, Bohemian spa town with many picturesque buildings, mineral waters and a famous glass factory. Most tours to this town take a full day.
- The Museum of Communism is a small spot that recalls the darker days of Communism in Prague, not so very long ago.
There is so much to do in or near Prague, you could easily spend a week. I am heading over for the first time this fall! If you have any recommendations, I would love to hear your suggestions!
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