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Why Prague Should be on Every Bucket List

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Prague is a city of incredible beauty and sophistication. With a remarkable history and culture to rival any other 'Central' (don't let the locals hear you call it 'Eastern') or Western European capital you'll find Prague to be an intriguing and welcoming place. It's a surprising city with remarkable scientific and musical history along with cobbled lanes and fantastic al fresco dining in the town square. You can easily enjoy this city in just three days but you'll long for more.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie

12 Places

4 City Tips

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12 Places

Day 1

Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock

Architectural Buildings, Lookouts, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Krusta Artisan Bakery

Restaurants

Charles Bridge

Bridges, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Old Town Square

Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Day 2

Funicular Railway

Tramways

Petrinska rozhledna

Observation Decks & Towers

Prague Castle

Castles, Historic Walking Areas

Restaurant Nebozizek

Restaurants

Angelato

Restaurants

Day 3

Prague Tours Direct Shooting Trips

Shooting Ranges

Klementinum

Historic Sites

U Budovce

Restaurants

Steve H's City Tips

  • The beef goulash is exceptional
  • See the Charles Bridge during the day, view the art and listen to the buskers. But make sure you go back at night.
  • Make sure you see the Lennon (not Lenin) wall. A graffiti tribute to John Lennon.
  • Stay in or near the old town (you want to be able to walk in). The trams are excellent but can be a little confusing. Districts 1, 5 and 7 are the best for walking in.
    Day 1
  • Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock
    Architectural Buildings, Lookouts, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Steve H Says:

    The clock is a very special place. One of a few of its kind in the world. You can view from outside and go into the tower.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Don't go expecting a Disney extravaganza. Do some research on the history first.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Clock Almost 700 years Old 20/10/2018
    • Clock under repair 20/10/2018
    • Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock
    Address:
    Staromestske Namesti 1
    Prague 110 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 775 400 052
    Price range:
    USD 13 - USD 13
    Hours:
    Mon
    11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Tue - Sun
    9:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Other:
  • Krusta Artisan Bakery
    Restaurants (Czech, Contemporary)
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    Steve H Says:

    It's all about Trdelník. You must try one. This isn't the only bakery but it's one of the best and has a lovely atmosphere. A cross between a donut and a pretzel. Lovely

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • These are available at street carts too - some of which are good too. Check that they're not too fat. Should be reasonably thin.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #765 of 4,814 restaurants in Prague
    • Best trdlo in Prague 25/09/2018
    • Best trdlo in prague 27/08/2018
    • Krusta Artisan Bakery
    Address:
    Karlova 147/44
    Prague 110 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 607 745 948
    Price range:
    USD 1 - USD 3
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 am - 5:00 am
    Other:
  • Charles Bridge
    Bridges, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Steve H Says:

    While it's a bit touristy it's still a phenomenal bridge. There are lots of nice restaurants and cafes nearby too. Also provides a nice view of the castle and river.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Watch for pickpockets but feels very safe in the day and evening.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
    • Great walk with Great Views 20/10/2018
    • Heaps of tourists 20/10/2018
    • Charles Bridge
    Address:
    Karluv most
    Prague 11000
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    0745746632
    Other:
  • Old Town Square
    Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Steve H Says:

    A magnificent square surrounded by cafes, restaurants, galleries and street food. Very much recommend spending some time here.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Watch out for the meat and potato vendor scams where they sell by weight! Make sure you don't buy food by the gram - sounds cheap but potatoes are heavy.
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
    • Wonderful town square and market. 20/10/2018
    • Fabulous Place To visit 20/10/2018
    • Old Town Square
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Funicular Railway
    Tramways
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    Steve H Says:

    This is a bit of fun for the kiddies. It's not too hard to walk up to Petrin tower but the Funicular adds something to the trip. The ticket machines are a bit finicky and you'll need coins. Staff are friendly and helpful but can get overwhelmed by long queues in summer.

    Good for
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Get there early and take coins for tickets.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #170 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
    • Prepare your riding ticket in advance 07/10/2018
    • Cute and a quick bit of fun 03/10/2018
    • Funicular Railway
    Address:
    Petrin Hill
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 257 320 112
    Other:
  • Petrinska rozhledna
    Observation Decks & Towers
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    Steve H Says:

    Mini Eiffel. Well worth the walk up for the view of the park, city and castle.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Get there early to avoid the queues
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #70 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Indian summer at Petrin tower 16/10/2018
    • A great view of Prague and some adrenaline ;-) 10/10/2018
    • Petrinska rozhledna
    Address:
    Petrinske sady
    Petřínské skalky Park
    Prague 118 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 257 320 112
    Other:
  • Prague Castle
    Castles, Historic Walking Areas
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    Steve H Says:

    Lovely castle with interesting tours and streets nearby.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Explore the surrounding streets for some interesting experiences.
    • Steep hills for seniors.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful castle and many lovely properties within 20/10/2018
    • Versailles in Prague 20/10/2018
    • Prague Castle
    Phone:
    +420 224 373 368
    Other:
  • Restaurant Nebozizek
    Restaurants (International, European, Czech, Eastern European, Central European)
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    Steve H Says:

    In the middle of the park this restaurant provides an excellent dining experience. Friendly staff, good food but expensive for some.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Could be busy in Summer.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #957 of 4,814 restaurants in Prague
    • Not the place to have dinner 15/10/2018
    • Extremely rude & confrontational staff 17/09/2018
    • Restaurant Nebozizek
    Address:
    Petrinske sady 411
    Prague 11800
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 724 818 181
    Price range:
    USD 23 - USD 57
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Other:
  • Angelato
    Restaurants
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    Steve H Says:

    Excellent gelato, friendly service and good proximity to park and castle.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Busy in Summer of course.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #112 of 4,814 restaurants in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best Gelato in Prague 12/10/2018
    • Loved it! But was better earlier 10/10/2018
    • Angelato
    Address:
    Rytirska 962/27
    Prague 110 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 224 235 123
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • Prague Tours Direct Shooting Trips
    Shooting Ranges
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    Steve H Says:

    You won't get many opportunities to see these weapons up close let alone fire them. Well run with safety a top priority. Not cheap, but a one time experience.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Will pick you up from Prague city or suburbs and will take you home again. The site is about a 40 min drive.
    • Try the 44 Magnum
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 307 Fun & Games in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic. 19/09/2018
    • Shooting range 18/09/2018
    • Prague Tours Direct Shooting Trips
    Address:
    Dlouha 705/16
    Prague 110 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 227 195 180
    Price range:
    USD 92 - USD 92
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Other:
  • Klementinum
    Historic Sites
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    Steve H Says:

    Exquisite building with incredible architecture. Guided tours every day.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Book a concert for less than £10!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #149 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
    • Great concert in the mirror chapel 19/10/2018
    • Highly Interesting for book lovers but not for everyone 19/10/2018
    • Klementinum
    Address:
    Marianske namesti 5
    Prague 148 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 222 220 879
    Price range:
    USD 300 - USD 300
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • U Budovce
    Restaurants (Bar, European, Czech, Central European)
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    Steve H Says:

    Hidden restaurant in a quiet back street. We had a very nice goulash meal here. Not nouvelle cuisine - just good comfort food.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Open fire and music in the evenings. Very pleasant.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #336 of 4,814 restaurants in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nothing to look at but amazing 15/10/2018
    • Great live music 04/09/2018
    • U Budovce
    Address:
    Tynska 627/7
    Prague 110 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 732 629 535
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 11:30 pm
    Other:
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