A cultural beacon in Central Europe, Prague is replete with artsy options, from ornate palaces and art-filled religious sights, to architecture walking tours. Here’s how art lovers can make the most of a visit to this historic city.
Prague Castle – 9th-century castle complex and cathedral
The stately Prague Castle is a must on any Prague itinerary. Explore the complex and St. Vitus Cathedral, where Czech kings and queens were crowned. Join a guided tour to learn about the castle’s famous residents.
Lobkowicz Palace Museum – Fine art in a regal setting
Fine arts enthusiasts visiting Prague Castle shouldn’t miss the Lobkowicz Palace Museum, which features one of the largest private art collections in the country. Wander more than 20 galleries, and marvel at the royal portraits, historic instruments, and paintings from artists such as Brueghel the Elder and Diego Velázquez.
Architecture Walking Tour – Art nouveau and cubist design
Art and design buffs can escape the museums and hit the streets to visit the 20th-century architectural relics scattered throughout Prague. Uncover modern architecture styles, see landmark buildings showcasing the best of 20th-century design, and learn how Czech history influenced the city’s avant-garde creators.
Museum of Medieval Torture – Gruesome displays
To delve into the darker side of European history, check out Prague’s Museum of Medieval Torture, just steps from the Charles Bridge. Four floors of exhibits feature actual medieval torture devices, depictions of torture methods, and captions in eight languages.
LEGO® Museum – Kid-friendly exhibitions in Central Prague
If you’re looking for a more family-friendly art experience, spend a few hours at Prague’s LEGO Museum. Highlights include LEGO models of famous Czech buildings, and a playroom where kids can let their creative minds go wild.