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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

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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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Jan Palach Memorial (Památník Jana Palacha)

Jan Palach Memorial (Památník Jana Palacha)

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On Jan. 16, 1969, a student named Jan Palach set himself on fire in Wenceslas Square to protest the Soviet Union’s invasion of Czechoslovakia. Today, a truly unique memorial comprised of a horizontal weather-worn wooden cross rising up from cobblestone streets pays homage to Palach and his friend, Jan Zajic, who killed themselves as an act of political protest.Today, visitors can stop at Jan Palach Memorial (Památník Jana Palacha) and reflect on the changes that have taken place in this Eastern European country. While travelers agree that the memorial isn’t well marked, or very well-explained, its significance in Czech history is great and certainly worth a visit.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
#5
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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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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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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Nerudova Street (Nerudova Ulice)

Nerudova Street (Nerudova Ulice)

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Cutting a swathe through the Baroque beauty of Prague’s historic heart, Nerudova Street (Nerudova Ulice) runs uphill through Malá Strana (Lesser Town), forming a link between Charles Bridge and Prague Castle on the west banks of the Vltava River. In the days of the Czech monarchy, the street formed part of the Royal Way, which the king followed from the Old Town Square to the castle on ceremonial occasions.Now named after the famous 19th-century poet Jan Neruda, who lived at no. 47, the street is composed of brightly colored and gabled Baroque townhouses and palaces, dating from the 17th and 18th centuries and today bursting with boutique hotels, souvenir shops, bars and restaurants; as the street wends up towards the castle it becomes the province of several overseas embassies. Unusual features of Nerudova are the symbols painted or carved on to the façades of the buildings; these represent the professions of the original owners in the days before street numbering was introduced; thus a musician lived at ‘At the Three Violins’ (no. 12) and a goldsmith at ‘At the Golden Cup’ (no. 16). An intriguing pharmacy with its original interior dating from 1821 is located at ‘At the Golden Lion’ (no. 32) and the elegant Morzin Palace (no. 5) is embellished with imposing statues of Moors; this is currently the Romanian Embassy.More
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Hradcany (Castle Hill)

Hradcany (Castle Hill)

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Visible from all over town, hilltop Prague Castle (Pražský Hrad) is one of the city’s most memorable landmarks. The castle is just one part of Prague’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hradcany (Castle Hill), a vast complex of palaces, cathedrals, and royal buildings, including some of Prague’s finest works of architecture.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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Top activities in Prague

Full-Day Prague Tour with Vltava River Cruise, Prague Castle and Lunch

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Drunken Monkey Pub Crawl

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Prague Food Tour

Prague Food Tour

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Mozart Concert and Dinner in Prague

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Prague Boats 3-hour Dinner Cruise

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Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague

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Recent reviews from experiences in Prague

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Very good
EWA_M, Sep 2020
Full-Day Prague Tour with Vltava River Cruise, Prague Castle and Lunch
I see everything what we want to see in prague
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Luxury transfer to Prague
Daniel_B, Sep 2020
Prague Airport Private Arrival Transfer And Half-Day City Walking Tour
Our driver was Very pleasant, friendly and spoke perfect English.
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Amazing tour guide!
Samuel_T, Sep 2020
Full-Day Prague Tour with Vltava River Cruise, Prague Castle and Lunch
I had an amazing tour, was a small group, and the tour guide Denuse Rachel Emily Stocesova did and AMAZING job, she is very knowledgeable and did this tour in english and also in German, she is extremely passionate about history and small details tha
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Great experience
Kerri_W, Aug 2020
Prague Kayak Tour
Highly recommend this tour, a great way to see the sights of Prague, great tour guide and took some great photos for us thanks
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Tour Prague like a local!
Carolyn_B, Jul 2020
Best of Prague: City Walking Tour, Boat Cruise, and Typical Czech Lunch
We never would have never been able to see and do as much by ourselves.
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Absolutely fantastic tour!
Georgia, Mar 2020
Prague E-Scooter Tour - Grand City Tour
We couldn’t believe how much of Prague you got to see and how powerful the bikes were!
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Five star Isn’t Enough!
Francis_D, Feb 2020
Prague in 2 Days Private Tour with Tereza
We got to see the best view of the city and best photo spot!
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This was a great tour
jimvacation19, Jan 2020
Nightwatchman of Prague
This was a good tour to learn how to see the historical highlights of Prague's old town.
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Cesky Krumlov
Explore510487, Jan 2020
Český Krumlov Tour including Medieval Tavern Lunch
Tour was amazing, excellent place to visit from Prague.
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So Much Fun
chellemeg, Dec 2019
Prague Highlights Segway & E-Scooter Tour with Free Taxi Pick Up
It was a great way to see Prague.
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Great Conversations and Amazing Beers!
Bermymeesh, Dec 2019
Prague Beer and Czech Tapas Evening Walking Small Group or Private Tour
A great chance to see the local side of Prague beer culture.
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Great tour
Amberly K, Dec 2019
Half-day Private Prague City and Castle Tour
Great English and extremely easy to understand.
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Stunning views but felt rushed
Stay828886, Dec 2019
Prague Half-Day City Tour Including Vltava River Cruise
I would absolutely recommend the river cruise, but would take a longer tour to see more of Prague Castle.
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Awesome full day in Prague!
KelseyH764, Dec 2019
Small-Group or Private City Walking Tour Including Vltava River Cruise and Lunch
We got to see so much and the food chosen was excellent!
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Absolutely Brilliant
Sandercock-Cornwall, Dec 2019
Small-Group or Private City Walking Tour Including Vltava River Cruise and Lunch
Prague is a stunning city to visit possibly one of the best cities in the world but there is so much to learn too
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Very interesting trip
914ainem, Nov 2019
Kutna Hora Tour including the Ossuary Visit from Prague
Great guide and a chance to see a smaller Czech town and life outside of Prague.
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Fantastic Day Trip
Lois H, Oct 2019
MOST POPULAR: The Best of 2 Countries in 1 Day: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland
The fall colors were incredible !!!
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Good introduction to Prague
224June, Oct 2019
Prague Half-Day City Tour Including Vltava River Cruise
The guide spoke a good standard of English.
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Great tour and fabulous guide!!
Fred F, Oct 2019
Prague In One Day Private Tour
Perfect way to see the city of Prague.
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Great comprehensive tour to see all of Prague in one day
BorisN, Oct 2019
Prague In One Day Private Tour
This was a great tour allowing us to see all of Prague's key sites in one day.

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