If you’re wondering which are the most popular activities in Prague, you should first know that it is a lovable city in the Czech Republic and for good reasons. As a city that is rich in food, culture, and architecture, Prague attracts more than 6 million tourists annually. From religious sites and cultural centers to museums and historical attractions, there are countless number of things to see and do here. The tourist attractions in this city will leave you amazed.
For first-timers, the seemingly never-ending activities in Prague will leave you spoilt for choice. To convince you to make Prague your next holiday destination, here is a list of fun activities and tourist spots worth seeing.
One of the most popular activities – if not the very first, is visiting Prague Castle. Overtime, as many tourists have passed its doors, it has gained prominence as one of the world’s largest castle. Located in Mala Strana, Prague Castle is a popular attraction in the city, thanks in part to its beautifully manicured gardens, imposing architecture, and stunning landscape views.
Today, the castle serves as the home of the current President of the Czech Republic. The castle boasts over 700 rooms, which earned it the largest castle in Europe. The best part is that access to the castle is free for all.
St. Vitus Cathedral
The city’s most significant temple, the St. Vitus Cathedral is a gigantic towering building. You can see the imposing structure from anywhere in the city.
The beauty of the cathedral stems from its impressive artworks and it is definitely among the most popular activities in Prague. It is a place of burial for many Bohemian kings and Roman Emperors. The cathedral’s interior is a beauty to behold with its stained glass windows and its beautifully decorated altar. Many famous churches across the world took inspiration from its Gothic architecture.
Old Town Square
Founded in the 12th century, the Old Town Square still maintains its ancient charm and feel. It is a site of historical significance. Here, you will find many structures built in Gothic and Renaissance styles.
Prague’s Old Town Square is always brimming with activities. From here, you can easily access some of the top attractions in the city. Make sure you visit the Prague Astronomical Clock at least 5 minutes before the hour mark (usually between 9 am and 11 pm) so you don’t miss out on the figurine procession when the bell rings.
Join a Walking Tour
One of the best ways to see all that a city has to offer is by taking walking tours. There are companies that organize free walking tours, so it’s up to you to choose the right one.
The tour takes you around the beautiful architecture in the city. It will take you past the Czech National Museum, Old Jewish Cemetery, and of course the Old Town Square where the famous Astronomical Clock stands. Other sites you may likely see on this 3-hour walking tour include Karolinum, St Nicholas Church, Wenceslas Square, House of the Black Madonna and many more.
Another amazing thing to do in Prague is to take a leisure stroll or a cruise tour on Prague’s Vltava River. In the early hours of the day or at sunset, the swans that live by the river glide close to the shore posing for that stunning shot. Bring out your camera and take a fantastic shot of the swans. It’s such a beautiful sight to see.
Prague is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, no doubt, so be prepared to wait in line at popular attractions or join an ocean of people exploring the Old Town Square.