Have you been to Prague several times? Have you seen the Charles Bridge, the Vitus Cathedral and the Astronomical clock several times? Would you like to discover something new?
Prague is a magnificent city, with some magnificent attractions. If you have not visited the town yet, you should of course discover the main attractions of the city first, like the Charles Bridge, the Vitus Cathedral, the Astronomical clock and some more sights. Are you among those people who have already seen these sights, and now long for more? Here we will present to you 10 hidden gems in Prague that you might want to discover during your next trip to the beautiful city.
Nine hidden gems in Prague
This is a beautiful area outside the main city of Prague. The area is special for several reasons, but first of all, because of its canyon (gorge). It is named after a warrior named Sarka, who is supposed to have thrown herself into this after she had betrayed her lover Ctirad. In the area, you might also see black woodpeckers. Would you like to take a swim, then you can do so in the outdoor pool.
How can you get to Divoka Sarka? You can travel with the metro to the stop Dejvicka, and from there travel on with bus 119 to Divoka Sarka. You might also travel with tramline 20 or 26 to the stop Divoka Sarka.
John Lennon Wall
Are you fond of graffiti? If your answer is yes, then you should head to the John Lennon Wall which is located in the castle area. Here local people add their paintings and art, and whenever you come, you will see a wall heavily decorated. It is well worth looking at, and it can be found in the street named Velkopřevorské náměstí, very close to the Prague Gallery.
Sapa Vietnamese Market
Would you like to do some authentic Vietnamese shopping while in Prague? This is not important on your first trip to Prague, but if you have seen all the important attractions of Prague, this is a cool add-on program. To get to the Vietnamese market, you can travel with metro to the stop Kačerov, and from there you travel with bus 113 to the stop Sídliště Písnice. Another option is to travel with bus 197 from Smíchovské Nádraží (a bus station) to Sídliště Písnice. The place is open every day from 8.00 to 18.00. The exact address of the place is Libušská 319/126 (in the fourth district of Prague). Here you can buy both souvenirs and groceries. Should you get hungry, then there are also places where you can buy some nice Vietnamese food for lunch.
This is a giant monument that was raised in 1991. Earlier a giant Joseph Stalin statue had been on the same spot, but that was destroyed in 1962, and until 1991 the area was left empty. Now this is a place where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of Prague. If you walk on the other side of the river, you can enjoy the view towards the metronome from lots of spots in Prague.
The love locks are popular all across the world, and you will find examples of those in Prague as well. There is a small pedestrian bridge close to the John Lennon Wall, and there you will find thousands of these locks. In recent time people have also started with love locks at the Charles Bridge, but the local community really do not like it, and try to remove those. The love locks unfortunately endanger the bridges with their weight, and it would be terrible to see beautiful bridges be destroyed because of love locks. If you come to Prague, feel free to look, but please do not add new locks!
Discover the works of David Cerny
David Cerny is a fantastic artist, and while in Prague, it is recommend discovering his works. Most of these can be discovered here and there while walking around town. David Cerny created three babies climbing the walls of the Zizkov TV tower, which you can see on your trip to the TV tower. During your stay, you will also visit the Wenceslas square, and there you should visit the Lucerna Music Bar. Inside the building, you will find a room in which St. Vitus is riding his horse. It might not sound very special, but the fact that the horse is upside down, will for sure catch your attention.
If you decide to join us for a beer dinner in the street Na Perstyne, you can enjoy another statue. To discover it you will have to look upwards, and you will then discover a man hanging from the roof. The guy is Sigmund Freud, and this is one of the most popular and bizarre works of David Cerny in Prague.
Would you like to know more about David Cerny and his sculptures in Prague? We recommend that you read this article.
The Magical Cavern
Are you tired of all the traditional art galleries? Why not visit the Magical Cavern in Prague. The artist Reon Argondian decided to make his home his gallery. It is an old mill, which has now become the home of the Kingdom of Argondia. Every wall in this former mill are covered with paintings and sculptures, and if you take a look at the picture beneath you will get a feeling about this place.
The Magical Cavern is located at the Petrin Hill, and the exact address is Petřínské sady 417/5.
The Zizkov Tower
We have already mentioned the three babies climbing Zizkov tower. If those do not interest you, then you should simply visit the Zizkov tower because it is interesting. The Zizkov tower gives you a splendid view of Prague, and is probably the best panorama spot of the city. As a result people come here from morning till evening to enjoy the view, but also to enjoy a delicious meal. The restaurant in the tower is known for high quality, and if you want even more luxury, then there is a luxury hotel room (one room only) available in the tower. The entrance fee for an adult is 230 CZK.
At their very own website the Zizkov tower boosts in the following three “awards”:
- Highest building in Czech Republic
- The highest observatory in Czech Republic
- The second ugliest building in the world
To get to the tower, travel with metro line A to Jiriho z Podebrad and enjoy the five minute walk from there.
Visit an art cinema (Bio Oko or Kino Aero)
Prague has some very special cinemas, better known as art cinemas. Here you sit in very different chairs, and the very feeling of it all is old school. They normally have quite a lot of performances available in English, so you should be able to understand what you are actually watching.
The address of Bio Oki is Františka Křížka 15 (seventh district). The address of Kino Aero is Biskupcova 31 (in the third district).
Are you ready to discover the hidden beauties of Prague?
These were some hidden gems in Prague. We believe you will be delighted to discover all or some of them. If you have questions related to any of the places mentioned, or maybe want to share some feedback or recommend other hidden gems, use the comment field beneath.
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2 thoughts on “Hidden gems in Prague to discover on your next visit”
I really hate the practice of love locks. It is a nice thing they symbolize, but the destroy beautiful buildings, bridges and not only destroy them, they also make the look awful. They should give penalties to everyone hanging up such locks!
It sounds interestin with the Sarka place a bit outside the city center. It is lways nice visiting a green area for some fresh air and a nice walk!