Attractions

Prague is a city full of attractions and interesting sights. The most important sights are of course the Old Town Square, the Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle (with everything to be found in that area). There are of course much more to see than what you will find in our Prague Guide, but hopefully, you will find some useful information as you read through our information pages.

attractions in prague

Attractions in Prague

St. Vitus Cathedral

The St. Vitus Cathedral is a breathtaking cathedral which has become a symbol of Prague together with the Charles Bridge. It is built in magnificent gothic style and it is the seat of the Archbishop of Prague. Inside the Vitus Cathedral you can find the tombs of many Bohemian kings and this is the most...

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St. George’s Basilica

The St. George’s Basilica is the oldest church building within the castle district of Prague, and it was founded already in the 10th century by Vratislaus I of Bohemia. A fire forced them to rebuild the church in the 12th century, and today’s façade can be dated back to the 17th century. Inside the church...

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Charles Bridge

There are many sights and attractions in Prague, but the number one above them all is the Charles Bridge. This bridge is called the pearl of medieval architecture and no matter what time of the year you come to Prague, this bridge is packed with people. The Charles Bridge was built after a flood in...

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Old Town Square

The Old Town Square in Prague is a very enjoyable square, packed with tourists and different markets, stages depending on time of the year and if and special festival is going on. The annual Christmas Market on the Old Town Square draws thousands of tourists to Prague every year. At the Old Town Square there...

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Jewish District

Prague has a district called Josefov full of sights and buildings that has to do with the Jewish history. The oldest active synagogue in central Europe can be found here, a graveyard with more than 12,000 tombstones and the synagogue where Franz Kafka’s bar mitzvah was held. Sights in the Jewish District: Ceremonial Hall Klausen...

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John Lennon Wall

The John Lennon Wall is a wall in Prague where graffiti is allowed. It first started after the death of John Lennon in 1980. The police did not like it, but they were not able to stop the graffiti, so in the end they allowed it. Most of the graffiti is John Lennon inspired and...

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Powder Tower

The Power Tower is 65meters high and served as the entrance to the royal way which led through the Old Town, across the Charles Bridge and up to the Castle. Until 1836 this way was used by kings going to the Vitus Cathedral for their coronation. The Powder Tower was built in 1475, and was...

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Prague Metronome

The Prague Metronome is a giant metronome overlooking the city of Prague and the Vltava River. It was raised in 1991. It was raised at the same place as a former enormous communist statue was located, which was built to the honor of Joseph Stalin. That monument was destroyed in 1962. The metronome is the...

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Petřín lookout tower

The Petřín lookout tower is Prague’s answer to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The tower is „only” 60 meters high, but the lookout tower is located at a hill, so the top is actually at a higher altitude than the Eiffer Tower in Paris. The Petrin lookout tower was built in 1891 and was then...

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Castle

The Castle in Prague is where the Czech Kings, Holy Roman Emperors and the presidents of Czechoslovakia have had their offices. It was most likely founded around 880. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70,000 m². The...

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Wenceslas Square

The Wenceslas Square is a popular and quite crowded square in Prague. It was named after the Saint Wenceslas, the Patron Saint of Bohemia. Formerly it was known as the Horse Market as there were horse markets here periodically during the Middle Ages. Today the Wenceslas Square is a great place for shopping lovers as...

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Vyšehrad

Vyšehrad is a nice attraction a bit outside the inner city of Prague. It can though easily be reached taking the metro to the stop Vyšehrad. It is assumed that this fortress/castle was built in the 10th century, and the legend has it that the first Slavic tribes started constructing here. Today you can see...

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