Visit Prague, the center of Bohemian lifestyle, music, and culture. There are so many things to do in this city, especially on a budget! You can visit most of the Prague attractions for free, but if you want to learn and explore, you’ll have to pay for entry.
Things to Do in Prague
The Prague Castle
Although it’s called a castle, it’s actually the office of the Czech president. It was, however, the seat of power for rulers throughout the centuries, including Holy Roman emperors and kings of Bohemia. It sits on the highest point of the city, and overlooks all of Prague across the Vltava river. Today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you can tour the castle, the gallery, and St. Vitus Catherdal.
Church of Our Lady before Tyn
While the cathedral’s architecture is Gothic style, the inside has been reworked in Baroque style. It took nearly two centuries to be completed, and in 1679, it burned down. Church of Our Lady before Tyn is also home to the oldest organ in Prague.
The Astronomical Clock
Not only is it the third oldest of its kind in the world, but this beautiful astronomical clock is still functioning! For an aerial view of the Old Town Square (and the entire city), take the stairs or elevator to the top of the clock tower.
The Charles Bridge
Built in the 14th century, the Charles Bridge connects the Prague Castle to the city’s Old Town. If you’re up for it, we recommend walking to the lookout tower on the bridge to learn more about its history and see more aerial views.
The Dancing House
It’s not hard to miss: this modern building looks like a figure dancing in a dress. It stands out among the classic Baroque, Gothic, and Art Nouveau architecture, and was a controversial addition to the cityscape in 1996 by Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry. Another building with a great view of Prague! Enjoy a cocktail while you’re on the patio.
You’ll find street art around almost every corner in Prague! There’s even a John Lennon wall, dedicated to pieces about the artist and his message of peace and love.
Czech artist David Cerny also has multiple installations throughout the city. His sculptures are sometimes dynamic and almost always controversial in some respect.
What to Eat in Prague
In almost any Czech restaurant, you can try this traditional dish of roast pork, bread or potato dumplings, cranberries, and gravy.
Pilsner Urquell originates from the city of Pilsen, just an hour outside of Prague. It’s served in a bulbous glass (usually a half-liter) at almost every bar and restaurant. You could also try an authentic Budweiser, which tastes nothing like the Budweiser you’ll find in the United States (because Czech Budweiser is better).
If you catch a whiff of something that smells magically sweet and cinnamon, a cart serving these pastries isn’t far! Trdelník is a grilled pasty cone dusted with sugar. If you’re feeling adventurous (which obviously you are), try it with a gelato or nutella filling.
While the name translates to “Restaurant Hell,” it is truly a heavenly experience! I recommend the blueberry monk beer.