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Welcome to Prague

The capital of the Czech Republic, the one-time communist capital of Prague has evolved, and now boasts a reputation as one of Europe’s most in-vogue destinations. Rivaling the beauty of Paris, Prague features a wealth of baroque architecture, Gothic spires, and a maze of quaint cobbled streets and red roofs set beneath a hilltop castle. And while mass tourism has marched in to explore, the capital still holds cultural appeal, including its traditionally brewed beer, renowned Franz Kafka Museum, and cuisine that goes beyond Czech dumplings and goulash. Wind your way through Prague’s cosmopolitan and historic sights to see its world-renowned castle and many bridges, hear its music, and experience the Danube River.

Top 10 attractions in Prague

#1
Prague Castle (Prazský Hrad)

Prague Castle (Prazský Hrad)

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Sitting high on a hill overlooking the Charles Bridge and Vltava River, Prague Castle (Pražský Hrad) is a huge complex of museums, churches, palaces, and gardens dating from the ninth century. Nestled in the historic center of Prague—all of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site—the largest castle complex in the world is an outstanding relic of Prague’s architectural history and a must for any visitor to the City of a Hundred Spires.More
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Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

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Forming a grand walkway between Prague Old Town, and the Lesser Town and Castle District, the 15th-century Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) is one of the city’s most striking landmarks. The magnificent Gothic bridge features 16 stone arches, two watchtowers, and 30 blackened baroque statues depicting various saints.More
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Powder Tower (Prasná Brána)

Powder Tower (Prasná Brána)

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The Powder Tower (Prasná Brána) is one of Prague’s last remaining city gates. It once formed part of the defensive walls that surrounded the city and was one of 13 gates that allowed people to pass in and out of the center. Visit to climb to the top of the tower and enjoy views over the surrounding area.More
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Prague Old Town Square (Staromestské Námestí)

Prague Old Town Square (Staromestské Námestí)

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Prague’s Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) is the historic heart and navigational center of the city’s UNESCO-listed Old Town. A feast of architectural wonders, the medieval square is ringed with grandiose Romanesque, baroque, and Gothic style buildings, including some of Prague’s most photographed monuments.More
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Golden Lane (Zlata Ulicka)

Golden Lane (Zlata Ulicka)

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Golden Lane (Zlata Ulicka) runs along the northern wall of Prague Castle and is one of the most famous and picturesque streets in the city. The lane and its miniature houses were built in the 15th century for castle guards but later housed artists and writers, including Franz Kafka.More
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Prague Astronomical Clock (Prague Orloj)

Prague Astronomical Clock (Prague Orloj)

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One of Prague’s most popular tourist attractions, the Astronomical Clock (Prazský Orloj) was built in the 15th century and is a mechanical marvel. Found on the south side of Prague’s imposing town hall in Old Town Square (Staromestske namestí), visitors line up in their hundreds to see the display as the clock strikes the hour.More
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Wenceslas Square (Václavské Námesti)

Wenceslas Square (Václavské Námesti)

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Wenceslas Square (Václavské Námesti), one of Prague’s largest public squares, is actually more of a boulevard. Wide and tree-lined with sidewalk cafes and stylish boutiques, it feels modern and cosmopolitan. The square is bursting with history—from its intricate art nouveau buildings to its poignant memorial to the victims of Soviet occupation.More
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St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála Sv. Vita)

St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála Sv. Vita)

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With twin Gothic towers visible across the city, St. Vitus Cathedral at the heart of the castle complex is one of Prague’s most recognizable landmarks. It took almost 600 years to complete and is a must-visit for tourists who come to marvel at the architecture and stunning stained-glass windows.More
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Strahov Monastery (Strahovský Kláster)

Strahov Monastery (Strahovský Kláster)

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Located close to Prague castle, Strahov Monastery (Strahovský Kláster) has been home to a community of monks since the 12th century. The monastery is one of the most important landmarks in the Czech Republic and is famous for its historic library, which contains countless volumes, including over 3,000 original manuscripts.More
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Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)

Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)

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Close to Prague Castle and the impressive St. Vitus Cathedral, Mala Strana—the Lesser Quarter in English—is one of Prague’s most historic neighborhoods. As a royal town, it was home to some of the city’s wealthiest residents, and many grand palaces and ornate baroque buildings remain today.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in Prague

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Great Overview as you start your journey
Keith_K, May 2022
Best of Prague: City Walking Tour, Boat Cruise, and Typical Czech Lunch
very touristy, but still nice to see Prague from the water.
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Do it!
Christy_E, May 2022
Amazing electric Trike tour of Prague, 120 min
Such a fun way to see the city- and to see things you wouldn't necessarily normally see on a tour.
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Great
Jose_S, May 2022
Best of Prague: City Walking Tour, Boat Cruise, and Typical Czech Lunch
Very nice way to see the entire city when you have a short amount of time.
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Trike fun in Prague.
Julie_Y, May 2022
Amazing electric Trike tour of Prague, 120 min
Beautiful day to see a few sights.
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Excellent!
Mary_L, May 2022
Full-Day Private Trip from Prague to Vienna
This was a great side trip as we were already in Prague and had a free day to visit Vienna!
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very interesting and fun
pat_h, May 2022
Prague 2-hour Panoramic Bus Tour
was lovely to see a lot of prague and to hear the history behind it.
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Beautiful experience
carrie_c, May 2022
Prague Boats 3-hour Dinner Cruise
If you want to see Prague lite up at night definitely go in this trip you won’t be dissappointed.
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Fab evening and great way...
Wendy_W, May 2022
Prague Boats 3-hours Crystal Dinner Cruise
Fab evening and great way to see Prague.
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The fun keeps going!
Jordan_B, Apr 2022
Drunken Monkey Pub Crawl
One of the best things to do while in Prague, highly recommend.
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Lights, fire, action!
Zulfadli_B, Apr 2022
5-Course Medieval Dining Experience in Prague
I loved that the staffs were fluent in English and able to assist if we needed anything.
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Prague a little bit different
Dejan_K, Apr 2022
Prague Ghosts and Legends of Old Town Walking Tour
Tour guide Euženia spoke very good english.
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Amazing tour
Emilie_W, Apr 2022
Half-day Private Prague City and Castle Tour
It was the perfect way to see Prague on my short trip.
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Great orientation to great city of Prague. Very accommodating. Saw the highlights. All in English.
Stephen_H, Apr 2022
Prague Orientation 1-Hour Bus Tour
All in English.
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Brilliant prague in 120 minutes.
Neill_P, Apr 2022
Grand city tour on Scrooser in Prague
We got to see so much of Prague and from views we would not have gone to.
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A very informative and...
Tessa_P, Apr 2022
Charles Bridge: River Boat Cruise and Guided Tour ❤️
Our guide, Jakub, gave us lots of tips for hidden places to visit and the best restaurants and bars in town.
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Cool hikes, beautiful nature, good stuff
Daniel_S, Mar 2022
MOST POPULAR: The Best of 2 Countries in 1 Day: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland
Great opportunity to see more of Czechia than just Prague; some hidden gems to see with this tour!
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I would definitely...
Paul_A, Mar 2022
Prague Castle and Castle District Walking Tour
Looking forward to visit Prague again soon.
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The tour was both...
Isabel_L, Mar 2022
3-hour Complete Prague Bike Tour
Definitely recommend this if you're short on time and want to see a lot of the city and dive deep into the history of Prague.
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Excellent, insightful