Prague is such a beautiful city that can be easily explored by foot. Don’t use trams, taxis, buses.. if you do not have to, trust me you will enjoy discovering every corner of it.
The best sightseeing package to use is the ‘Prague Card’ which includes free entry to many attractions there.. We booked our 2 days-cards online (62 Euros) and collected them at the airport, which was very convenient as we reached Prague early morning and started using them right away.
A pleasant ride on the Funicular railway will take you to the top of the park where you will find the Lookout Tower. We climbed 299 steps to reach the top of the tower for a breathtaking view of Prague.
In this park, we also visited the Štefánik’s Observatory which is a scientific attraction where we found an exhibition about astronomy and observatory’s equipment. It would be interesting to explore these things if you love science.
The Petřín Mirror Maze was the last attraction we visited in this park, we had so much fun while moving between mirrors and getting the funniest looks.
We went to the Jewish quarter in the afternoon, where we visited the Old Jewish Cemetery which is among the oldest surviving Jewish burial grounds in the world.
In the Jewish Museum, we learned more about the traditions & history of the Jews who were living in Bohemia.
There are many Synagogues in the quarter, we thought that choosing only one was enough. The Klausen Synagogue was the best option as we found there all we needed to know about Judaism.
The tickets to Prague Castle are valid for 2 days in a row. There are 3 circuits to chose from. Circuit B is included in Prague Card and I think it is the most suitable as it covers the main attractions of the Castle:
St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower . The provided map of the Castle will help you move easily around it.
- St. Vitus Cathedral
This Gothic Cathedral is amazing on the outside as well as on the inside. It’s the largest and most important church in Prague. The high ceiling and the stained-glass windows are what I liked the most about it.
- Golden Lane
This is the best part of the Castle, a narrow street with small colorful houses which served as homes for castle’s riflemen and craftsmen during the 16th century. Today, these houses include an exhibition of armory, souvenir shops, cafés.. the lane end with Darbolika Tower where you will find torture instruments as it was used as a torture chamber, a dungeon and a prison.
Lesser Quarter/Malá Strana
While leaving Prague Castle, I specifically searched for the exit that will lead us to the stairs. We took these stairs to reach Malá Strana, and once again we got one of the nicest views of Prague along the way. The Lesser Town is a beautiful neighborhood in Prague where you will find traditional restaurants, old pubs, charming buildings..
Also built in a Gothic style, this tower served as a gunpowder depot. Climbing it was not difficult as it is not so high, the spiral stairs are just narrow. It will give you a good view of the old town, something you get can never get tired of in Prague.
Old town Hall
Also a Gothic building, the Old Town Hall in Old Town Square is famous for its tower and old astronomical clock. The tower will give you the best view of Prague historical center and square. Watching the clock every hour from 9 am till 11 pm will let you enjoy the twelve apostles come alive along with other figures .
The most common pastries to find on Prague’s streets are the Trdelník so I first thought that it was a traditional Czech pastry, but this is not the case. It is actually from a Hungarian origin. Do not miss it and try as many flavors as you can. It is delicious!
We wanted to spend a day outside Prague and as we are beer lovers we decided to go for the tour of Pilsner Urquell Brewery. As usual, we booked the tour tickets online ( 10 euros). We went on a day trip from Prague to Pilsen on the Rejiojet bus which is very comfortable, you can watch movies on the way and they offer hot drinks. The tour was fun and we got to taste fresh beer directly from the barrels. We had lunch at their restaurant and tasted once again their unfiltered Pilsner Beer. Don’t miss this beautiful experience if you are a beer lover.
Prague Metronome, located in Letenská Park, can be reached by climbing the stairs right in front of Čechův Bridge. From there you will get one more beautiful view of Prague bridges & Vltava River. The metronome was built there as a reminder of the time spent under communist control.
I always prefer to keep the last day of a trip unplanned. This way we get to wander the city, go souvenir shopping and do what we might have missed before.
Prague was such a beautiful city with many hidden gems! It is also full of towers which I am a fan of cause they usually give you the best views of the city and it is always worth the climb. Try to stay in a hotel near the old town square, that way everything will be accessible easily!
A small tip to get enough of the city: Take your time while exploring in order to enjoy every corner. Sit in a café in the old town square and watch people passing by, taking selfies.. it’s satisfying!