Prague is one of the most magical places in the world. It is a city with a rich history and a complete paradise for tourists. The great thing about Prague is that even if you have already visited it 10 times, there are still new places to discover. As there are many museums, galleries, romantic cafes and tourist attractions, you will never be bored here. So let’s take a look at the 21 most popular attractions that you can visit in Prague.
1. Astronomical Clock
One of the most important and beautiful monuments in Prague is the Prague Astronomical Clock, located on the Old Town Square. It was made already in 1410 and belongs to the real world uniques. Tourists are mainly attracted by a small show, which always takes place on the hour. That’s when the largest number of people gather there and watch the show, when the figures, including the dead, will walk on the clock.
2. Prague Castle
Prague Castle is the largest castle complex in the world. This important landmark of Prague is located in the Hradčany district and you can be sure that you will see this castle when you visit Prague. It overlooks the Vltava River and the most beautiful view is from the Charles Bridge. If you are interested, tours of the castle are also available for tourists.
3. Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge is undoubtedly one of the most important monuments in the Czech Republic. It stands above the Vltava River and was built by Charles IV, after whom it is named. It connects the historic center of the city of Prague with the so-called Little Side, on which the Prague Castle also stands. When hiking around the city, you will definitely cross this bridge. However, be prepared for the fact that it is a major tourist destination and therefore always full of people. If you want to experience this destination without the crowds, it’s worth getting up and arriving early in the morning.
4. Old Town Square
Old Town Square is one of the most beautiful places in Prague. It has a beautiful panorama and is one of the most visited places in Prague. Among other things, the Prague Astronomical Clock is also located here. This square is historically very significant, as it is up to 600 years old. The great thing is that you will find several beautiful cafes where you can enjoy an afternoon coffee or lunch and admire this beautiful location
5. Dancing House
Do you know what deconstructive architecture is? If not, you can get a feel for this style with the example of the dancing house in Prague. It is a commercial building where offices are located and on the upper floor, you will find a beautiful restaurant with a bar and a panoramic terrace. Although the Dancing House is not located in the historical center, you can find it along the Vltava River and it is definitely worth a visit.
6. Žižkov Tower
Žižkov Tower is the tallest tower in Prague. It is unconventional in several aspects. You certainly wouldn’t expect that this tower has a really weird installation. They put statues of babies on it, in addition, there is a wonderful panoramic restaurant with a view of the entire city. And to make matters worse, at night the Žižkov Tower is illuminated in the colors of the flag of the Czech Republic. This monument definitely belongs of the most beautiful monuments in Prague.
7. Wallenstein Gardens
These baroque gardens are a peaceful oasis in the city. Admire the carefully manicured hedges, sculptures, and backdrop of Wallenstein Palace. They are located on the Little Side and you have to make a little effort to find these gardens. However, it is a truly significant and romantic place, so it should be on the list of the most beautiful places worth visiting in Prague.
8. Petřín Tower
Petřín is an observation tower in the heart of Prague. It looks strikingly reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower and has one more thing in common with it. The Ajke’d Tower itself is only 58 meters tall, so given that it stands on a hill, its top is the same height as the Eiffel Tower in Paris. To get to its top, you have to climb 299 steps. But this ascent is really worth it for the beautiful view.
9. Franz Kafka’s Rotating Head Statue
The statue of Franz Kafka’s head is another important monument in Prague. This installation is by artist David Černý, who has several installations in the city. But this one is one of the most beautiful. The head rotates every 15 minutes and creates an interesting illusion.
10. John Lennon Wall
While the Lennon Wall in Mala Strana is a colorful tribute to peace and love, another John Lennon memorial exists in the form of a bronze statue in Lesser Town. It’s a serene spot to reflect on the message of unity that Lennon promoted.
11. Huťský Mlyn
Huťský Mlyn is a national monument on the bank of the Vltava in Mala Strana. Although it currently has no function, it is one of the city’s tourist attractions and is visited by many tourists every day.
12. Wenceslas Square
Wenceslas Square is the most famous and largest square in Prague. There are a large number of shops, cafes, and restaurants, so you can definitely consider it a TOP tourist location. One of the most famous restaurants that you can find on this square is the Vytopna restaurant. In this restaurant, your food will not be brought to you by a waiter, but by a train on rails 🙂
Vyšehrad is a beautiful place for a romantic walk. As a bonus, you also have an amazing view of Prague and Prague Castle. This place is popular not only for tourists but also for locals. However, since it is a place for walking, you have to reserve more time to visit this place. So if you only have one day in Prague, I would recommend staying in the city center. However, if your stay in the capital of the Czech Republic consists of several days, definitely visit Vyšehrad.
14. National Museum
Housed in an imposing neo-Renaissance building, the National Museum is a treasure trove of Czech history, culture, and art. Explore the exhibits to gain a deeper understanding of the country’s heritage. This important museum is located on Wenceslas Square, so you will definitely not miss the building.
15. Jubilee Synagogue
This beautiful synagogue is located in the very heart of Prague. Since many people have no idea that the Jubilee Synagogue is open to all tourists in Prague, we can talk about it as a hidden gem of Prague. This beautiful building plays with all colors and is built in a completely different style from other buildings in historical Prague, which makes this synagogue extraordinary and worth a visit.
16. The Municipal House (Obecný Dum)
The Municipal House is a beautiful Art Nouveau building on Náměstí Mieru in the center of Prague. You can visit the Municipal House for several reasons. Regular exhibitions, fashion shows, and various events take place here. For example, I was here at the iMucha exhibition, but the exhibitions change regularly, so you might find something completely different. In addition, there is also a luxurious but affordable restaurant and cafe, which will remind you of the movie Great Gatsby with its design.
17. Klementinum Library
Home to the National Library and the Astronomical Tower, Klementinum is a stunning architectural complex. The library’s Baroque hall is a bibliophile’s dream, and the tower provides panoramic city views.
18. Jewish District
This historic district houses the Jewish Museum, synagogues, and the poignant Old Jewish Cemetery. It’s a place to learn about Prague’s Jewish heritage and history.
19. Madam Tussaud
Madam Tussaud is a famous wax museum concept that you can find in several European cities as well as in London and Paris. If you haven’t visited Madam Tussaud yet, you can do so in Prague. These mannequins look very realistic and you can find realistic imitations of famous Hollywood actors, stars from show business, but also important historical figures or political representatives.
20. Museum of Communism
Gain insight into the Czech Republic’s tumultuous 20th-century history at this thought-provoking museum. It features exhibits and artifacts documenting life during the communist era. This experience is especially worthy if you are outside of Eastern Europe!
21. Hanging Man Statue
Another non-traditional Prague installation is the Hanging Man statue on Husová Street in the center of Prague. If you don’t focus on this statue during your walk through the city, you might miss it as it hangs from the roof of a building. Like Franz Kafka’s Turning Head statue, this statue is also the work of artist Dávid Černý, who has several installations in the city. If you are interested in more weird statues, check out the List of the most interesting statues in Prague. (link later)