MUST-SEE Attractions in PRAGUE
1 | PRAGUE CASTLE
It’s in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest castle complex. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, composed of palaces in different architectural styles, ranging from the Gothic to the Baroque.
2 | OLD TOWN SQUARE
It’s one of the world's most beautiful squares, the place everyone gravitates towards in Prague. It has some wonderful storybook architecture, including the famous 15th-century Astronomical Clock. It’s a former marketplace, but is now mostly a place to sit at an outdoor cafe and admire all the beautiful surrounding buildings.
3 | CHARLES BRIDGE
This monumental pedestrian bridge (lined with 30 baroque sculptures) is one of the world’s most beautiful, offering postcard views of the city. It’s always crowded with tourists, but street artists and the views make it a joy to cross.
4 | ST. VITUS CATHEDRAL
Found inside the Prague Castle complex, this huge cathedral is a beautiful Gothic monument that’s been used for the coronation of Czech kings and as the final resting place of the nation’s most important personalities.
5 | DANCING HOUSE
Frank Gehry designed this controversial building which has become known as “the dancing house.” It would stand out anywhere, but does so even more here, standing among neo-baroque and art nouveau buildings.
6 | TYN CHURCH
It’s a true Prague icon, with its two gothic towers facing Old Town Square. Built mostly between the 14th and 16th centuries, it has a baroque interior that came later in the 17th.
7 | WENCESLAS SQUARE
Although it’s named “square,” this is really a boulevard, and one of Prague’s main shopping destinations. It’s also home to several cafes and restaurants, many housed in beautiful Art Nouveau buildings.
8 | OLD JEWISH CEMETERY
It’s one of the world’s most haunting cemeteries, next to one of the world’s best-preserved synagogues. You don’t have to be Jewish to make this a must-see destination.
9 | ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH
It’s one of Europe's finest baroque churches, with a jaw-dropping interior. Found by the Old Town Square, it’s decorated with sculptures, paintings and frescoes.
10 | VELETRZNÍ PALÁC - NATIONAL GALLERY
The Veletržní Palác building is quite unattractive from outside, but inside there’s an outstanding collection of modern Czech and European art. The exhibits are always changing, but you may usually see works by Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, Miró and others.