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Prague Castle - Prague

If you plan on exploring the city on your own. Start with the most Majestic structure in the city, the Prague Castle. Exploring the castle and the area around it can be really tiring as its an ascent. Instead, a local suggested an easier way. We took the tram to Brusnice, which is on the back side of the hill, where the Castle and other important structures are located. Therefore, we only had to descend, which saved us a lot of energy. The pictures below will show you the route to the castle and the spectacular view at the end.
Shanay Shah

14 Followers, 20 Reviews


What is supposed to be the largest ancient castle on this planet, Pražský hrad is the pride of Prague, a shining gem in its crown. The imposing towers and spires are not only strongly evocative of Disney fairy tales but also possess a distinct old-world charm. The many museums and galleries that this fortress is home to are replete with treasures of immense cultural and artistic importance. Founded in around the 9th Century by Prince Borivoj, the castle has only expanded with the passage of time and has received several facelifts, so much so that this UNESCO World Heritage Site now covers an area of 70,000 square metres. Essential information: There is a lot to see and do around Prague Castle and it is therefore imperative that you spend a whole day here. Two types of tickets, a ‘Long Tour’ and a ‘Short Tour’, are available at the information centres in the second and third courtyards inside the complex and both provide entry to different combinations of sights. Other ‘Exhibition’ tickets are also available and you are free to choose one out of the three. These tickets are valid for two days and can also be bought at the entrances of all major sights. However, the information centres are recommended because they are not all that crowded. The first ticket includes a tour of St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, an exhibition on "The Story of Prague Castle", St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane (Franz Kafka lived here for a short period), the Daliborka Tower, the Powder Tower and Rosenberg Palace. It comes for 350 CZK. The second ticket comprises of St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica and Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower and costs 250 CZK. If in case you are a student or a senior citizen, you pay half the price provided you produce a valid ID. Make sure you walk around the beautiful palace gardens towards the end of your tour. Getting There: Tram 22 gets you to Pražský Hrad (Prague Castle). Get off at 'Pohorelec' so that the walk to the fortress is shorter. The historical buildings usually shut by 5 in the evening while the rest of the complex is open till 10.
Sumedha Bharpilania

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Majestic and ancient
Sakshi Prakash

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Prague Astronomical Clock - Prague

It was 9:45pm and we were near the Astronomical Clock. We observed a big gathering of people at the Astronomical Clock. As we got closer to 10:00, the crowd doubled. We had no clue what was happening. Our guess was that once the clock strikes 10, we shall see something wonderful coming out of the clock tower. People started gearing up with cameras and phones. We could not wait longer as curiosity started killing us.This clock is the world's oldest functioning astronomical clock. We wondered what the architects and watch makers in 1410 BC would have designed.Clock strikes 10!We see 2 tiny windows open and various figurines appear. To tell you the truth this was bloody disappointing. We found out from someone that this is one of the World's top most disappointing tourist attraction after Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa.Have a look at the video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl41yQ5pfe0
Shanay Shah

14 Followers, 20 Reviews


Perhaps the most conspicuous structure of the Old Town, the Astronomical Clock of the Town Hall draws crowds at the end of every single hour for a performance that is best described as insipid. The excitement leading to the display, however, is noteworthy considering the hundreds of cameras and eyes that are tenaciously focused on the gigantic clock for a 45 second drama, which I must add, is replete with deep symbolism. There are four figures beside the clock that symbolize four major apprehensions of the times: There’s Vanity with a mirror. There’s Greed in the form of a Jewish moneylender with his bag of gold (this was modified after the Second World War). Then comes Death as a skeleton followed by a Turk representing Pagan Invasion. The four figures standing below are the Angel, Chronicler, Philosopher and Astronomer. On the hour, Death upturns his hourglass after ringing a bell, the 12 Apostles appear in the windows and some of the aforementioned sculptures then begin to move, signifying their refusal to go. Once the Apostles finish their journey, a cock crows and the hour is chimed. Getting there: In order to witness the spectacle, you could either walk right up to Staroměstské Náměstí or get off at the Staroměstska metro station and walk 350 metres. The clock chimes every hour between 9am to 9pm.
Sumedha Bharpilania

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The magnificent clock takes you to a different era.
Ruchika Makhija

529 Followers, 160 Reviews


Old Town Square - Prague

The Astronomical Clock, The Tynn Church, Jan Hus Memorial in the Old Town Square in Prague will give you the Gothic vibes.Adding to those are horse carriages, violinist playing classic tunes and pop up food joints.This is the most buzzing place in the city. I recommend to just explore the small lanes around the town square and you will find some amazing cafes, souvenir shops and food joints.
Shanay Shah

14 Followers, 20 Reviews


Food, drinks, shop, stroll, street artists, segways, cobbled pathways, churches, towers and the astronomical clock
Sakshi Prakash

277 Followers, 36 Reviews


Eat, Drink and be Merry in this wonderful old town square.
Ruchika Makhija

529 Followers, 160 Reviews


St. Vitus Cathedral - Prague

Opposite the Castle is the St. Vitus Cathedral. The interiors boast Gothic Architecture and the Stained Glass windows are an artistic marvel.
Shanay Shah

14 Followers, 20 Reviews


For a great number of people, St Vitus Cathedral is the Prague Castle, except for the fact that it is not. It is but an extremely vital part of the Castle complex. This 14th Century Cathedral was built for over 600 years and is a cultural and religious symbol of the Czech Republic. Bestowed with all the beauty and luxuriance of the world, the foundation stone for St Vitus was laid by Emperor Charles IV and it now houses his tomb along with a multitude of rulers and saints including St Wenceslas. The many stained glass windows, wooden sculptures, crown jewels, wall paintings, mausoleums and chapels of St Vitus Cathedral are significant pages in art and history. The Gothic south entrance to the Cathedral, known as the Golden Gate is a sight to see considering its intricately beautiful design courtesy of a certain Peter Parler. The otherwise incomplete bell tower is yet another important sight and a 300 step ascent from the inside offers you some arresting views of Prague. The Sigismund bell it is home to, is the largest in the whole of Czech Republic. Essential Information: Two types of tickets for the Prague Castle, a ‘Long Tour’ and a ‘Short Tour’, are available at the information centres in the second and third courtyards inside the complex and both provide entry to different combinations of sights. Other ‘Exhibition’ tickets are also available and you are free to choose one out of the three. These tickets are valid for two days and can also be bought at the entrances of all major sights. However, the information centres are recommended because they are not all that crowded. The first ticket includes a tour of St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, an exhibition on "The Story of Prague Castle", St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane (Franz Kafka lived here for a short period), the Daliborka Tower, the Powder Tower and Rosenberg Palace. It comes for 350 CZK. The second ticket comprises of St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica and Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower and costs 250 CZK. Entry to the Bell Tower is separate and costs 150CZK and it is open from 10am to 6pm during the summer months and 5pm during the winters. If in case you are a student or a senior citizen, you pay half the price provided you produce a valid ID. Make sure you walk around the beautiful palace gardens towards the end of your tour. Getting There: Tram 22 gets you to Pražský Hrad (Prague Castle). Get off at 'Pohorelec' so that the walk to the fortress is shorter. The historical buildings usually shut by 5 in the evening while the rest of the complex is open till 10.
Sumedha Bharpilania

1k+ Followers, 140 Reviews


Dancing House - Prague

I had seen the picture of the Dancing House mentioned in an article about Unusual Architectural Designs. Therefore when I saw it, I wasn't very surprised. This structure is only worthy of a picture; you should still check it out if you are strolling south, along the river side.
Shanay Shah

14 Followers, 20 Reviews


Botel Matylda - Prague

You can't get closer to the river than at the newly renovated boat hotel, Botel Matylada. It has compact, wood-panelled cabins, executive t-screen TVs and an Italian restaurant on the top deck.
Ashmi

372 Followers, 56 Reviews


Žižkov - Prague

This is the tallest structure in the city. The architecture is very unconventional. Some may say it's quite creepy as Giant Babies are crawling all over the tower. It's an interpretation by sculptor David Cerny.Zizkov has an Observatory, a Hotel and a Restaurant & Bar called Oblaca. A must visit for couples who would like to enjoy a romantic dinner. Reservation is recommended.
Shanay Shah

14 Followers, 20 Reviews


Wenceslas Square - Prague

The most vibrant square in the heart of Prague
Ruchika Makhija

529 Followers, 160 Reviews


Žižkov Tower - Prague

Voted the world’s 2nd most ugliest building, the Žižkov Tower rises over Prague 3 district and can be seen from most of the city centers tall buildings including the Old Town’s Clock Tower. This “unique” Zizkov Tower was constructed over a period of seven years between 1985 and 1992 pre the Velvet Revolution. Architecturally brutal and high-tech, with a height of 216 metres (709 feet), the Zizkov TV Tower dominates Prague’s skyline. TIP ALERT: For a perfect evening head up the tower just before sunset for a great view across the city, and dine in the towers restaurant, 66 meters above ground for some fine dining and a beautiful night-time vista. For reservations visit www.oblaca.cz
Samantha Hussey

282 Followers, 17 Reviews


Reduta Jazz Club - Prague

Being a musician I have always been open to different genres of music. However, I had never really gone for a Jazz concert. We wanted to skip the pub crawl and just sit back and relax. There was no better idea than listening to some live music.Reduta is one of the most popular Jazz Clubs in the world and Bill Clinton himself has played here.This was by far one of the best musical experience I have had. It was a Eargasm hearing a 15 piece instrumental Jazz Band peform for over an hour.My friends who have never listened to jazz in their life were reluctant to come for this. They thanked me after the concert was over.
Shanay Shah

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Havelské Tržiště - Prague

While walking around the city we came across a huge market where they were selling handmade items which were mostly souvenirs. Most popular item was the clock. They were quite overpriced but we loved browsing through nearly 50 such shops. Some of these have fresh fruits and we had a handful of berries which were delicious. I ended up buying a matchbox and a keychain for gifts.
Shanay Shah

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Museum of Medieval Torture - Prague

The view from the top made it all worth it. To further enhance our experience the next stop was the ” Museum of Torture “ . Yup, we have all read about the dark ages, Hollywood has put many a movie down our throats filled with blood and gore from the pre-renaissance era. A booklet with English descriptions let our imaginations run wild as to how each individual instrument was used and we said a small silent prayer thanking the powers that be, that we were not born in the dark ages. The room has a collection of torture chairs, brazen bull, torture cages, chastity belts, pear of anguish, boiling pot, Iron maiden, Witch cages, witch stools etc. The museum is housed in an old time dungeon, it also has prison cells with real nail marks on the walls, as if screaming for a release….
manjuris

228 Followers, 11 Reviews


John Lennon Wall - Prague

Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try.....Although John Lennon had nothing to do with this wall, the graffiti is inspired by him and pieces of lyrics from Beatles' songs.
Shanay Shah

14 Followers, 20 Reviews


Khajuraho - Prague

Finding Indian food isn't too difficult in Prague. Khajauraho is one of the many Indian restaurants here. The menu offers a range of cuisines from Kashmiri to South Indian, with vegetarians options, too, all served in an atmospheric setting complete with Persian rugs and Indian statues.
Ashmi

372 Followers, 56 Reviews


Cukrkávalimonáda - Prague

If you need a sugar boost, head to the Cukrkávalimonáda Cafe, which translates to 'sugar, coffee, lemonade'.
Ashmi

372 Followers, 56 Reviews


Kampa Park - Prague

Kampa Prague is the pioneer of Prague's fine-dining scene, attracting celebs like Mick Jagger and Bill Clinton. It also has a candlelit table on the cobble stoned terrace.
Ashmi

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Church of Our Lady before Týn - Prague

My first glimpse of the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn deluded me into believing that I had somehow arrived at Hogwarts. As I stepped closer, I changed my mind and thought that I was facing a much darker version of Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle. This magnificent structure is however a Gothic-Baroque church that dominates most of the cityscape of Prague and even serves as an emblem of sorts. The Tyn courtyard behind the cathedral is the source of its name. The most intriguing aspect of the Church of Our Lady is the fact that the two tall and imposing yet asymmetrical spires, replete with their fairy tale charm, are representations of masculinity and femininity. While most of the structure is hidden behind the Tyn School, it manages to dominate the fabled Old Town of the Czech capital. The golden image of the glorious Mother Mary is as conspicuous as it could possibly be. This cathedral of the aristocrats is therefore unmissable. Getting There: This 14th century beauty is open from 10 am to 1 pm and 3pm to 5 pm on Tuesdays through Saturdays. On Sundays, it is open from 10:30 am till noon. For those taking the subway, the station 'Staroměstská' should be your stop and if in case you are taking the tram, lines 17 and 18 get you to Staroměstská. The stop is some 500 metres from the church.
Sumedha Bharpilania

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Malá Strana - Prague

Church of Saint Thomas Situated in Mala Strana this beautiful church has some of the best examples of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture and frescoes in the whole of Prague. Filled with gold statues and beautiful carvings, this is one of the most beautiful churches I have had the pleasure of being part of. Situated next to the Augustine Hotel, the church is also part of a monastery, of which part of the hotel now owns and has built into. It’s worth a visit if you are in the area. It’s a stone throw away from Charles Bridge and St Nicholas Church. Entrance is free. TIP ALERT: If you’re visiting during the weekend be mindful that there will be several masses held, especially on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings. Please respect that people will be attending mass and will not want flashing cameras going off during the service.
Samantha Hussey

282 Followers, 17 Reviews


Hergetova cihelna - Prague

Hergetova cihelna has one of Prague's hottest riverside spots with a terrace offering views of the Charles Bridge and the Old Town. The menu features Italian and Czech dishes, and the wine list is one of Prague's most extensive.
Ashmi

372 Followers, 56 Reviews


Kafka Museum - Prague

Sticking with the art theme, perched on the edge of the Josefov Quarter is this suitably bizarre and cerebral statue of Franz Kafka, depicted sitting on a headless man’s shoulders. Track down the statue in Dušní Street, where the author used to live, and pay your own tribute. TIP ALERT: You can visit the statue whilst you explore the Josefov Jewish Quarter. Its free of charge to see the statue (it’s literally on the street), but if you want to see the various sites in the Jewish Quarter you might want to purchase the combined ticket from the Jewish Museum that lets you into most sights. Adult/Child 480/320Kč
Samantha Hussey

282 Followers, 17 Reviews


The Castle Steps - Prague

The suites and apartments of Castle Steps are sited in the Castle Steps. It sleeps two to eight people, and offers great value for the location. All the rooms are furnished with antiques and potted plants.
Ashmi

372 Followers, 56 Reviews


Old Jewish Cemetery - Prague

The early 15th century Old Jewish Cemetery is Europe's oldest and has 100,000 graves beneath 12,000 toppling stones.
Ashmi

372 Followers, 56 Reviews


Rudolfinum - Prague

Rudolfinum is one establishment that is so grand and so unabashedly gorgeous, that you cannot help but stop and stare. This Neo-Renaissance marvel dominating the Jan Palach Square in Prague is deservedly the most popular art gallery and music auditorium in the city. The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra calls Rudolfinum home and it also served as an administrative office of the Nazis during the Second World War. It now houses the Galerie Rudolfinum and the massively popular Dvorak Hall. Architects Josef Schulz and Josef Zitelk deserve all our gratitude for adorning Praha with this spectacle. Getting There: Take Trams 17/18 up to Staromestska and walk 150 metres to stroll around and get pictures of this stunning architectural wonder. Entry to the Rudolfinum Galerie costs 140CZK and it is open from 10am to 6pm on Tuesdays and till 8pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Sumedha Bharpilania

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Hotel U Zlaté Studně - Prague

Hotel U Zlaté Studně, once the home of Emperor Rudolf II, is one of the Old Town's secrets. The rooms are spacious, with reproduction period furniture.
Ashmi

372 Followers, 56 Reviews


Nový Svět - Prague

The little quarter called "Nový Svět" (New World) will surprise you with its charming small houses one wouldn´t expect in a capital city. All this will make you approach the Prague Castle in a different and wonderful way. The walk will allow you to observe two different places, which are breathing history and picturesqueness at the same time. The area has never been affected by major urban development; therefore, it has preserved its old-world peace and magic.
Discover Prague Tours

201 Followers, 6 Reviews


Hotel Prague Castle - Prague

All the main sightseeing spots sit on either side of River Vltava. On the left side is the Prague Castle, a complex of medieval buildings with Baroque churches and a royal palace on the top of the hill. The Prague Castle is the largest medieval castle complex in Europe and the ancient seat of Czech kings throughout the ages. Today, it is the seat of the President of the Czech RepublicIt is Prague’s premier tourist attraction.
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