In my opinion, a simple overnight stay is sufficient for visiting the city of Prague, Czech Republic. Check out my top 10 things to do in Prague below!
- 10) Visit the Dancing House.
- 9) Pay your respects at the Old Jewish Cemetery.
- 8) Wander around the grounds of Prague Castle.
- 7) Experience the nightlife in Prague.
- 6) Ascend the Old Town Hall Tower.
- 5) Check out the Astronomical Clock.
- 4) Explore the Old Town Square.
- 3) Take the Funicular to the top of Petřín Hill.
- 2) Satiate your hunger with a Trdelnik.
- 1) Stroll across Charles Bridge.
10) Visit the Dancing House.
The ‘Dancing House’, also known as Fred and Ginger, is an architectural feature of Prague, but is simply just an office block and restaurant. *TOP TIP* Take a ‘comical’ photo of yourself pushing against the tilted structure, but don’t waste your time entering the building.
9) Pay your respects at the Old Jewish Cemetery.
It is believed that almost 100,000 graves are sadly piled in layers at the Old Jewish Cemetery, Europe’s oldest surviving Jewish graveyard.
8) Wander around the grounds of Prague Castle.
Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world, occupying 70,000 square metres. Both the grounds and views are beautiful and not to be missed within any Prague itinerary.
7) Experience the nightlife in Prague.
Prague is known for being a ‘stag-do’ destination and so, unsurprisingly, the nightlife is pretty spectacular. For me, the city’s best club is Fancy. It’s also worth helping yourself to a few pilsners with the self-serving beer taps at The Pub.
6) Ascend the Old Town Hall Tower.
I love a viewpoint and the Old Town Hall Tower has wonderful panoramic views across the whole of the Old Town.
5) Check out the Astronomical Clock.
Watch the procession of the Twelve Apostles on the hour at the Astronomical Clock, the oldest clock in the world still in operation. *FREE TO VISIT*
4) Explore the Old Town Square.
Dating back to the 10th century, the Old Town Square was once a marketplace for tradesmen travelling from across Europe. Today, the Square is a great centre point and place to observe the Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic influences upon the city.
3) Take the Funicular to the top of Petřín Hill.
Be blessed with phenomenal views across Prague by ascending Petřín Hill via funicular, or on foot – a steep 30-minute climb through beautiful gardens and woodland. *TOP TOP* Don’t bother paying (and queuing) to go to the top of Petřín Observation Tower, a mini replica of the Eiffel Tower. There is very little difference in the view from the top of the Tower to the top of the Hill itself.
2) Satiate your hunger with a Trdelnik.
Pork knuckle is known as the Czech speciality. I, however, became obsessed with trdelniks (doughy chimney-shaped ‘cakes’ stuffed with either savoury or sweet fillings) in Prague. My personal favourite filling was macaroni cheese and bacon, but the Nutella option also shouldn’t be overlooked!
1) Stroll across Charles Bridge.
Charles Bridge is Prague’s iconic 14th century Gothic structure, which is adorned with the statues of 30 different Saints. *TOP TIP* Arrive at dawn to avoid the swarms of tourists that you’ll find on the bridge throughout the rest of the day. *FREE TO VISIT*