Best things to do in Pragueprague and sightseeing in Pragueprague
Prague Castle - Pragueprague
Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world. Dating back to the 9th century, it has the Gothic St Vitus Cathedral, the Vladislav Hall and the Renaissance Belvedere Summer Palace.
The Prague Castle, an ancient symbol of the Czech lands, is the most significant Czech monument and one of the most important cultural institutions in the Czech Republic.A UNESCO World Heritage site, it consists of a large-scale composition of palaces and ecclesiastical buildings of various architectural styles, from Roman-style buildings from the 10th century through Gothic modifications in the 14th century.
Loving Hut - Pragueprague
Restaurace U Šumavy - Pragueprague
Riegrovy sady - Pragueprague
Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden OK so it’s not an actual attraction but it’s definitely a “go visit” place, especially during the summer. The Czech Republic is one of the world’s biggest producers of beer so its only right that while your here you indulge in a “local delicacy”…! On any given day with nice weather, Riegrovy Sady’s Beer Garden is packed with thirsty drinkers of all shapes and sizes; Czech, tourist, and expat alike. With a large projector screen, 3 different kinds of beer on tap, cocktails, wine, grilled food, and enough space for over 1000 visitors, it’s hard to not be happy here. TIP ALERT: Centrally located within the charming neighborhood of Vinohrady, Riegrovy Sady’s Beer Garden can be reached by any transport that connects to Náměstí Míru or Jiřího z Poděbrad, which are both a short walk away. Bus 135 stops at Na Smetance, which is very close to the main entrance of the park, and tram 11 stops at Italská, which is also close. Riegrovy Sady’s Beer Garden is opened from April to October.
Wenceslas Square - Pragueprague
Wenceslas Square is a reminder of the fact that despite being deeply rooted in history, Prague is also a big city with bright lights. Brimming with all the energy in the world, Wenceslas is home to iconic hotels, international shopping brands, restaurants, nightclubs and architectural marvels. Situated in the heart of New Town, Wenceslas Square could easily be Prague’s answer to Champs Elysees in Paris and in this case, the National Museum sits right on top of the bustling boulevard. This place has witnessed history in the form of uprisings and it is now creating history with its urban magnificence. Getting there: Walking the length of Wenceslas Square up to the museum and the statue of St. Wenceslas is almost like a tradition. All three metro lines of Prague (A, B and C) intersect here and trams run through the centre. Don’t miss the perfectly golden Grand Hotel Evropa, perhaps the most beautiful building lining the square. If Bata is your favourite shoe brand, its flagship store is located right here. And yes, Bata is not an Indian brand, the founder was Czech.
Strahov Monastery - Pragueprague
Travelling all the way to the Prague Castle is pointless without first visiting the Strahov Monastery located right behind it. Founded by Prince Vladislav II in 1140, this magnificent structure is located on the Petrin Hill and therefore also offers brilliant views of Praha. The monastery was once shut down by the Communist Government and opened its doors yet again in 1990. It is home to the Church of St Roch, the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady and the Strahov Library, the largest monastic library in Czech Republic. The Baroque Theological and Philosophical halls of the library are home to over a thousand valuable manuscripts and volumes. The Cabinet of Curiosities located in the lobby is an array of morbid yet mysterious remains. The Strahov Picture Gallery and Miniature Museum are also popular sights in the complex. Additionally, the most popular brewery in Prague, the Klasterni Pivovar Strahov, where monks brewed their own beer, is located right here. Exit the main courtyard of Strahov to come to the beautiful orchards and parks of Petrin and spend some time soaking in the glory of Praha. Getting There: The Strahov Library is open daily from 9am to noon and 1pm till 5pm. You’d have to shell out around 80CZK to enter. The Picture Gallery would cost you another 80CZK and it is open from 9am till noon and 12:30pm to 5pm. Tickets to the Miniature Museum come for 100CZK and it is open from 9am to 5pm. Tram no. 22 brings you to Pohorelec and from there you can walk around 300 metres to get to the monastery.
John Lennon Pub - Pragueprague
Across the Wall, a very smart person opened a cafe and named it the John Lennon Pub. It's a customary visit by all his fans. And who can resist someone playing his songs right outside the pub. For the heck of experience, I busked for half an hour to pay for my meal.
Charles Bridge - Pragueprague
It was a full moon night, partly cloudy skies and dazzling streets of Prague. I decided to take a walk on Charles Bridge.The most popular structure in Prague, Charles Bridge is simply magnificent at night. Built over the river Vlatva, it's important for it's connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town.The Eastern and Western Tower at the respective ends of the bridge are beautifully lit. You will see a lot of statues on the bridge. What makes the bridge come alive are the street musicians. Inspired by the street culture, I took out my Ukulele and started busking. To my surprise, a lot of passers by paused to hear me sing and play. A photographer took some great shots and later, sent it to me. Here is a glimpse of me on the Charles bridge.
St Nicholas Cathedral (Chram sv.Mikulase) - Pragueprague
The Church of St Nicholas is a superb example of High Baroque architecture, a building that astonishes visitors with its size and monumental interior. As the most prominent and distinctive landmark in the Lesser Town, no panoramic view of the city would be complete without its silhouette below Prague Castle.
La Degustation - Pragueprague
St. George's Basilica - Pragueprague
St. George's Basilica is the oldest church building within the Prague Castle complex. It is also the best-preserved Romanesque church in Prague. Within the church lie several tombs of major historic importance. In the Gothic Chapel of St. Ludmila lies the tomb of St. Ludmila, the saint and widow of the 9th century ruler Prince Borivoj. Also buried in the basilica are Prince Vratislav and Boleslav II.
Letna Beer Garden - Pragueprague
Want to escape to the most peaceful place in Prague? Letna garden offers you a splendid view of the city, with a variety of Beers and Wines to choose from. The climb to the garden is a great workout. If you are feeling lazy, take the tram around and to the back of the garden. This is also a great picnic spot as there are several benches overlooking the city.The garden is very big and you will see people primarily coming here to walk, run, relax or walk their dogs.
Letná - Pragueprague
Prague Metronome - Pragueprague
Veletržní - Pragueprague
Prague Zoo - Pragueprague
If you have a day spare or are visiting the city with your family Prague Zoo is a great alternative to wandering around the streets all day. Situated just outside the city center it is easily reachable by public transport or a taxi. From March to October it is also reachable by steamboat. The trip takes 75 minutes and is an exciting way to start your visit. Highlights include Elephant Valley home to around 12 Elephants, an Indonesian Jungle with orangutans, various monkeys, tropical birds and Komodo Dragons! There are also Polar Bears, Big Cats Habitat, Lemur Island, a large pavilion of Gorillas including a big Silver back and an African Savannah, filled with Giraffes, Zebra, Meerkats, Lions and other African animals. There is plenty of things to do and see for the entire family as well as various shows and talks about some of the animals. There is even a petting farm for the young ones. TIP ALERT: Entrance for a family of four is 600Kč. Adult/Child 200/150Kč. Prague Zoo is open daily all year round. Time period: Opening hours: April, May, September, October 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. June, July, August 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. March 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. November, December, January, February 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.