Hlavni Mesto Praha Things to Do

  • View of Old Town from Charles Bridge
    View of Old Town from Charles Bridge
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  • The Old Royal Palace
    The Old Royal Palace
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  • View from Petrin Park
    View from Petrin Park
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Hlavni Mesto Praha Things to Do

  • St. Vitus' Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    The so called castle of Prague is a very interesting quarter, with historic buildings and squares, where this cathedral assumes the most relevant position. Showing several styles, denouncing the many adding and recuperation, in its more than 600 years, this cathedral deserves much more time than the quick look that I could have. That's one of the...

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  • Wenceslas Square

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    Wenceslas square is more an avenue than a square. Lined with shops and hotels, it is the centre of nightlife (if you're male be prepared to meet "quick friends" in the square). Behind king Wenceslas statue stands the monumental National Museum.

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  • Charles Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Everyone does it. You can see why, between the statues etc on the bridge, the river views from it, and the vistas of the rest of the city. I think everyone also knows it gets totally overcrowded! Go 1st thing in the morning!

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  • Old-Town Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Visiting the old town it's easy, and a nice stroll. Everything is located around and near main square, one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. Jan Hus monuments occupies the centre, but around it there are many wonders, with evidence to the Astronomic Clock, the churches of St Nicholas and of Our Lady before Tyn, na old Town Hall Tower.

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  • Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Probably you need more than a day to see everything, if you include the cathedral and the gardens (you should!). We didn't go into half the things, and just spent half a day wandering about . Hope to go back for the rest! Update - went back during the May '15 trip. We actually bought a ticket for 250Kč to see inside some parts. Well worth...

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  • Vltava river and bridges

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    Prague lives around Vltava river, both banks showing beautiful buildings embracing the river. Not large enough to allow a great traffic it runs for more than 30 Km inside Prague, where we may see many of its 18 bridges

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  • Church of Our Lady before Tyn

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    If you are in Prague Square, you will not miss seeing this magnificent church. Gothic in style. At night it is wonderfully lit up. Hard to find the entrance as it is set back from the restaurants that are in front of it. There is no charge for entrance but there is a donation box as you exit the church.

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  • Astronomical Clock

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    I think if you come to Prague, you can't miss seeing this! The clock work looks like an amazing piece of construction. Constructed in 1490, it has stopped working many times and survived war. It was gone through many restorations. You can climb to the top of the clock tower which has 360 degree views of the city. There is an elevator if you don't...

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  • Golden Lane

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    This is a short street with several colourful small houses. They were originally built in the 16th century for the castle guards.This street was named after the goldsmiths who went to live there in the 17th century. Most of these houses are nicely furnished as they could have been long ago. Some other are used as souvenir shops. It is said that...

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  • St. Nicholas' Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    The Church of Saint Nicholas is a baroque church in Malá Strana. It was built between 1704-1755 on the site of a former Gothic church from the 13th century. It was also dedicated to Saint Nicholas. Entry cost 70Kč for an adult.

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  • Old-Town Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    I didn't know this existed, so I thought I would write about it so you do! It's known as the Romanesque-Gothic underground of the Old Town Hall. Years ago, the city level was several metres lower than todays level. As Prague flooded, the town was 'built up," meaning that the original ground floors of the houses became basements. The oldest part...

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  • Petrin Tower

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    The Petrin Observation Tower was built as a mini version of Paris's Eiffel Tower. The tower is 60m tall and it sits on top of Petrin Hill, which is 318m (1043 feet) high. You can climb the 299 steps to reach the top of the tower and enjoy the magnificent view over Prague. On a clear day you can even see the highest peak in the Czech Republic,...

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  • Jewish Quarter -Josefov -

    4 out of 5 stars

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    I missed out on Josefov during my first visit to the city, but made up for it in May ’15 by visiting the Židovské muzeum v Praze (Jewish Museum in Prague) You can get a ticket from the information centre at the address below. They have more than one option, and we took the one which includes the cemetery, the museum and the Španělská...

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  • Lesser Town -Mala Strana-

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    Half way between the castle and the old city, close to the north exit of Charles bridge, this wonderful baroque quarter is a hub in transport around town. Waiting for the tram is not so boring as in many other places.

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  • Dancing House

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    For more than 30 years that I am a lover of Czech dances. I searched everything to find a live performance in Prague, and discovered it in a wine dinner at Holiday Inn hotel. Excellent, with an extra bonus In our way out, the snow released the child hidden in most of us.

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  • Black Light Theatre

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    We hve seen the show of other black light theatres with my wife, but this group HILT makes absolutely different shows from others. There is much of effects of darkness and UV light but also much of modern dance. The stage changes every few minutes and all you can do is to wonder and wonder how exciting the show is. Great job from this group, really...

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  • Castle Guard

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    If you wish to see the Changing of the Guard, I suggest you come a little early to find a good spot to watch. Quite a lot of people come to see this parade. I had noticed when looking through photo's, that the Guard's have different uniforms. Since 1990, the Guards have been provided with uniforms and wear any one of the three basic uniform...

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  • Jewish Cemetery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Located in the heart of the Josefov, Prague's old Jewish ghetto, this cemetery dates back to the 15th century (the earliest tombstone that can still be seen today dates back to 1439) and remained in use until the end of the 18th century. About 12,000 tombstones are crammed in the cemetery, with most showing the wear and tear of time, but it's...

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  • Kampa

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    This relatively small square in the shadow of the Karluv Most (Cgarles Bridge), called Velkoprevorske namesti (Grand Priory Square), is the heart of Kampa Island. Kampa or Na Kampe, is an island in the central part of Prague, on the side of Mala Strana. The Charles Bridge crosses its northern side and is actually connected to the island. Kampa is...

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  • Sex Machine Museum

    3 out of 5 stars

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    For only 10 euros, it's good for a laugh. Takes about 20-30 minutes to peruse everything, sex toys from antiquity and some you have to see to believe. For the real thing I followed Tom Showalter's prague guide and found prague's red light district to be. . .let's say, fulfilling ;-) But for a laugh definitely don't miss this museum. Easy to find,...

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  • Torture Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    At first I was hesitant to go in due to the price,but...it was well worth the admission. I'm not sure if I just started to notice this, but it seems that now more and more European cities are opening their own version of a medieval torture museum. Maybe coming clean about their own pasts? Perhaps letting people realize just how lucky they are not...

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  • Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    To start with you just follow (battle) the crowds from Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square. Fair enough... Better is to wander off into the quieter side streets. Lots of interesting buidlings, shops, cafes and so on, without the stress of worrying about being trampled underfoot by other touroids... Take a good map with you, as a...

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  • Vysehrad

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    The history of Vysehrad Fortress dates back to some time around the 10th century. The fortress is dominated by the twin-towered, neo gothic Basilica of St. Peter and St Paul. Next to the basilica, the Vysehrad cemetery with many interesting tombs can be found. Among others, also the famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorak has his final resting place...

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  • Strahov Monastery

    4 out of 5 stars

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    The main entrance to Strahov Monastery is through quite a nice Baroque gate, with statues atop, one of St. Norbert, the founder of the Premonstratensian order. The statue was made in 1742. I don't know what the old wall is in the second photo, only that it was close to the main entrance. Obviously it was something important for the tour group to be...

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  • Loretto

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    This remarkable Baroque historic monument is a place of pilgrimage with captivating history. Enjoy this picturesque view from the terrace of the Czernin Palace, Hradcany. 27-bell carillon plays a Marian song 'We Greet You a Thousand Times' (every hour from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). and a beautiful sound ringing around the courtyard outside. Opening...

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  • Lennon Wall

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    Shortly after ex-Beatles John Lennon was assassinated on December 8, 1980, an impromptu tribute to the musician was created on Kampa Island on a wall located near Grand Priory Square. This rather unique homage took on the form of numerous graffitti that often include lyrics from Lennon's songs as well as various drawings that convey Lennon's plea...

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  • Wallenstein Garden and Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Valdštejnsky palac (The Wallenstein Palace), situated in Valdštejnske namesti/Lesser Town, currently is home of Czech Senate. The original palace, in Baroque style, was built in years 1623-1630 by Albrecht von Wallenstein, the Duke of Mecklenburg, who was commander of the imperial forces in the Thirty Years War. Emperor Ferdinand II feared of...

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  • National Museum

    3 out of 5 stars

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    One of the first words I learned in Czech this time was Národní, meaning national, since there are lots of "national" things in Prague. As a non-nationalist I am not terribly enthusiastic about this. I tend to agree with Karl W. Deutsch (1912-1992), who was born in Prague and studied here until the Nazis seized power. He then moved to America and...

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  • Castle Gardens

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    Definitely worth taking time to visit the gardens. Being there in October made them especially beautiful. Also, its another chance to escape the crowds! Pictures say it all... UPDATE! Beautiful in May too.

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  • St. George's Basilica

    4 out of 5 stars

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    We went to a concert here. One of those events people force you to take fliers for as you pass in the street. It was good, very good. Short tho' - I guess the performers had another engagement to rush off to. Certainly the chapel makes a fabulous venue. It was a bit cool (October, no heating) so just as well it was not too long. To me (not a...

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  • National Theatre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    A clever solution has been found to solve the space limitations of the national theatre: absolute preservation of the beautiful old building, and the construction at its side of a new one, totally different. And, as a matter of fact, the ensemble does work. The dominating glass in the modern building turn it discrete, with reflections enhancing...

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  • Franz Kafka's Prague

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    Franz Kafka (1883-1924) is one of the greatest figures of 20th century world literature. He is the best known and world-renowned representative of Prague German literature. The museum presents: - most of the first editions of Kafka's works - letters, diaries, manuscripts, photographs and drawings never before displayed in Prague - 3-D...

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  • Jan Hus and his monument

    4 out of 5 stars

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    One century before Martin Luther, Jan Hus, the dean of Charles University in Prague started challenging the church, condemning the practices that originated protestant reform. He was convicted and burned as heretic, leading to a popular revolution - the Hussite war. Jan Hus became a national hero, and in the beginning of last century a monument...

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  • Zoo Troja

    Prague Things to Do

    A visit to Prague Zoo is a fantastic way to spend a day. Believe me, you will need the whole day to do this zoo justice. It's also a nice way to break up your trip so you do not suffer from Baroque architecture overload! I spent my second day in the city exploring this sprawling zoo and visiting the many and various inhabitants. I arrived at around...

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  • Charles Bridge Tower

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    The Bridge Tower was completed in 1380 and formed part of the old fortification system of Prague. This tower was built to protect the old town against northern invaders. The tower was designed by the architect Peter Parler, the same architect who built Charles Bridge and Saint Vitus Cathedral. The Bridge Tower is designed in the late-Gothic style...

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  • Rudolfinum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Rudolfinum was built between 1876 and 1884 in neo-Renaissance style, according to the designs of Josef Zitek and his student Josef Schulze. It was intended to serve as a multipurpose cultural center. In 1919 until 1941, however, it was converted to the house of the Czechoslovak Parliament. Concert activity was restored during the Nazi occupation,...

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  • Church of Our Lady Victorious

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Irish brides traditionally placed a statue of the Infant of Prague outside the door on the eve of their wedding to ensure good weather. My Irish grandmother had a particular devotion to the Infant, and I have a strong recollection of the statue standing in pride of place in her home, so my curiosity was piqued when I discovered that the Infant is...

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  • Petrin

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    We went up by funicular, took in the views, and then walked back down through the parks. It was October, so particularly beautiful! Its not as busy as the other bits of the city, so a welcome break from the masses.

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  • Hradcanske Square & Mathias Gate

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    Castle Square is surrounded by many Palaces! The square is infront of Prague Castle, so I had to walk through it to reach the Castle. The difference between myself and most people who come here, is they are in such a rush to see Prague Castle, that they hardly bother to glance at the surroundings! It is in this square where I found a variety of...

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  • Alphonse Mucha Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

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    I am a fan of Salvador Dali's work. In fact we own some of the Dante's Divine Comedy Canto prints and a signed Dali lithograph. So, visiting the exhibit was fantastic! I saw additional works by Dali I was not familiar with. I'm not sure this is a permanent exhibit but I believe it's been here for a long while. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The docents...

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  • Opera

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    The State Opera in Prague has the most dreadful location of any opera house I can think of. The front entrance is cut off from the city by a high-speed four-lane motorway called Wilsonova with no pedestrian crossing, just a dank narrow tunnel that looks like the perfect place for a mugging. At the back is another four-lane motorway called...

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  • Powder Gate

    Prague Things to Do

    Prašna Brana (the Powder Gate) is one of thr original city gates, leading into the Old Town. The Old Town of Prague used to have 13 city gates but only a few survived. The tower dating back to the 11th century and was built in a Gothic style. Its present look, however, dates from the 15th century. The construction began in 1475 and the foundation...

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  • Views of The City

    Prague Things to Do

    During the day Prague is a photographer's paradise with its stunning architecture, the river views, the candid street shots and whatever else takes your fancy. At night, with everything lit up, it becomes almost fairy tale. Even if your photography skills are, like mine, limited to using the "auto-focus" with a point-and-shoot camera you might...

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  • Bridge Statues

    Prague Things to Do

    STATUE of St. John of Matha, St. Felix of Valois and St. Ivan For me, this was one of the most interesting statues on Charles Bridge. Created in 1714, from a donation by Count Thun, this is the largest and most expensive statue on Charles Bridge. The statue honours the two founders of the Trinitarian Order, who bought Slaves captured by Muslims,...

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  • Municipal House

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    Obecni dum (The Municipal House) is one of the most attractive city sights, located right next to the Prašna brana (Powder Gate). It was built from 1905 to 1912 on the site where used to stand the Royal Court Palace of Bohemian kings. In 1485 the king's property was abandoned and demolished in the early 20th century. The building was designed by...

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