Top Attractions in Prague
Although the centre of Prague is an open-air museum, there are countless attractions which cannot be missed. If you want to get in for free to these and many other monuments and museums, we recommend purchasing the Prague Card.
Staré Město (Old Town)
- The world’s most famous Medieval clock, the Prague Astronomical Clock, also called the Old Town Astronomical Clock, was built in 1410 by Mikuláš of Kadaň. It is located on the south side of the Old Town City Hall.
- The Old Town Square has been the centre of the city’s public life since the Middle Ages. The Old Town Hall is located in this square.
- Prague’s most famous monument is Charles Bridge (measuring 689 ft - 515 m long). It connects the Old Town with Malá Strana and is lined with 30 splendid statues.
- The Powder Tower, also known as the Powder Gate, is a blackened Gothic tower found at the entrance of the Old Town. It is one of the most famous spires in Prague.
- Located on the site of the royal court, the Municipal House is one of the most impressive Art Nouveau buildings in Prague.
- The Clementinum hosted a Jesuit collage until 1773. It then became part of the University. Currently, it is mostly occupied by the Czech National Library. It is the city’s second largest architectural building complex. The guided tour of this attraction will take you back in time.
Malá Strana (Lesser Town)
- If Saint Vitus Cathedral is the most famous Gothic-styled church in Prague, Saint Nicholas Church is the most notorious example of Baroque architecture.
- Prague Castle is the largest Medieval fortress in the world. For many centuries it was home to the Royal dynasty of Bohemia.
- Inside Prague Castle is located St Vitus Cathedral, the most renowned Gothic-style church in the city. It took almost six centuries to complete.
- This small and narrow lane owes its name to the goldsmiths who resided in its miniature houses during the sixteenth century. The street is located inside the castle walls and is where the writer Kafka lived for a year.
- Loreta is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the Czech Republic. It houses a replica of the Santa Casa (Holy House) in the middle of the cloister.
- Strahov Monastery was founded in 1143 by Vladislav II and Prague rulers and bishops. However, it was not until the Premonstratensians arrived in Strahov that the Monastry started to develop. It houses a remarkable library and an important picture gallery.
Nové Město (New Town)
- Wenceslas Square is the centre of the New Town and has witnessed many of the city's historic events.
Josefov (Jewish Quarter)
- The Old Jewish Cemetery is one of the world’s oldest Jewish burial grounds and its first tombstones date from the fifteenth century. It is estimated that there are around 12,000 tombstones.
- One of the top things to do in Josefov is explore its six synagogues. Find out about this quarter and its first inhabitants.
- Terezín Memorial is a fortress that was used as a Concentration Camp during World War II. This is an essential historical site to visit.