Prague travel guide – Sightseeing

A trip to Prague is a trip back to medieval times. The intact monuments, huge castles and rich culture are the characteristics of this bohemian fantastic land. It’s like an open air historic museum where every corner is more terrific.

The unique beauty of Prague will make you feel like it’s a town from a fairytale where you want to get lost eternally.

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Old town square:

The old town square is a historic untouched square from the 10th century situated in the old town of Prague. This marvelous place contains a mixture of different architectural styles from the Baroque and Romanesque to the Gothic and Rococo. The numerous ancient monuments like the the Astronomical clock, Tyn Cathedral, Kinsky Palace, the St. Nicholas Church make this square one of the most spectacular sights in Europe.

The place is huge and spirited with the buskers, dance troupes, musicians and stalls.

Old town Prague

Prague Castle:

The prague castle is the symbol of the Czech republic. Built and renewed over 13 centuries, It’s now a dramatic cultural, historical and tourist landmark in Europe. With an area of 70,000 m² containing churches, monasteries, gardens, alleys, royal residences, it’s the largest castle complex in the world.

The castle is the main attraction but the whole area is astounding. The wonderful gardens will lead you up to the hill where the city views are awe-inspiring. You will be enthralled by the cobbled roads, the elaborate architecture and the amazing interior designs.

Ticket price:

The entire area is free to explore but you should buy tickets to enter some buildings.

They offer different tickets for the castle entrance from 70 CZK to 350 CZK depending on the number of included sections.

Opening hours:

5.00 – 24.00 in the summer season (April 1 – October 31)

6.00 – 23.00 in the winter season (November 1  – March 31)

Prague Castle

St. Vitus Cathedral:

St. Vitus Cathedral is a part of Prague castle complex. It’s the largest and more important temple in Prague, highly recognizable from any place in the city. This Gothic monument is not only a religious symbol, but it also overseen the  the coronation of Czech kings and queens and holds classical concerts.

The chapels are amazing with the shining lights, the sacred drawings and colored windows.

Ticket price:

Visitors can enjoy a free tour in specific allowed spaces or buy one of the offered packages to enter the Old Royal Palace and its surroundings.

Packages prices are from 250 CZK to 350 CZK

Opening hours:

winter: Mon- Sat from 9:00 to 16:00 / Sunday: From 12:00 to 16:00

Summer: Mon- Sat from 9:00 to 17:00 / Sunday: From 12:00 to 17:00

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Lobkowicz Palace:

Lobkowicz Palace is a significant and beautiful building in the Prague Castle complex. It’s open to public as a museum and its gorgeous rooms are the venue of midday classical music concerts. The museum exhibits the Lobkowicz Collections which are one of the largest and oldest collection of art in the Czech Republic. The exhibitions contains masterpieces by famous artists in addition to the royal family portraits, collections of rifles and ceramics, musical instruments and original manuscripts of Mozart and Beethoven. The palace contains also a café and a gift shop.

Ticket price:

Adult: 275 CZK

Children (7-15 years of age) / Students: 200 CZK

Opening hours: From 10:00 to 18:00

Charles Bridge:

Charles bridge is the liaison between the ends of Malá Strana and the Old Town. It crosses  the Vltava river and has two fascinating towers at the sides.  It’s the most famous and fabulous bridge in the city, taking you to the medieval time in each step. It has special structure, lined with historic sculptures and statues. The views from the bridge are ravishing especially at sunrise and sunset.  The place is full of street performers, painters and street sellers.

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Municipal House Hall:

The municipal house hall is an art nouveau building situated near the the Powder Gate and the Old Town Square.  The building is superb in all its features and aspects. From the outside, it’s trimmed with gold, frescos and glass windows. From the inside, the staircase is in marble and the walls are magnificently illuminated and decorated.

There is a classical concert hall called Smetana Hall, which is the home of the Czech  Symphony Orchestra. There are also various  and elegant restaurants and a traditional cafe.

Guided tour: 290 CZK

Free: children under 10

Opening hours: 10 am – 7 pm

public areas 7.30am-11pm

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