What to do, see and eat in Prague that a good 3 days can cover?
First impression I got when I stepped into Prague is that most of the locals there are unsmiling and look fierce.
In most restaurants, you can smoke both indoor and outdoor, so no matter what, you have to breathe in smoke while eating.
I had one of the best Airbnb experiences in Prague (and you can too!).
Below shows 13 highlights in Prague you cannot miss out on, including places to go, things to see, and food to eat.
Don’t forget to check out these 10 things you should know before stepping into Prague!
What to see in Prague
1. Prague Castle
Founded around 880 AD, Prague Castle is the largest medieval castle in Europe and was once the seat of the Kings of Bohemia. Today, the President of the Czech Republic rules from here.The Prague Castle complex covers over 7 hectares (18 acres).
A Changing of the Guard ceremony at the front gates reflects this. It takes place on the hour every hour during the day.
The Golden Lane dates from the 15th Century and has a beautiful, olden world quaintness about it. It comprises 11 historic houses, inside which period scenes have been created to show the life of the artisans who once worked, ate, drank and slept in them.
St. Vitus Cathedral
Part of the Castle district.
Courtyard surrounding the Prague Castle
2. John Lennon Wall
3. Charles Bridge
Prague’s most stunning bridge, the Charles Bridge, spans 16 arches and is lined with 30 Baroque statues of religious figures. The bridge is made of 1,700 ft. (520 m) of cobblestones. Painters and hot-dog vendors can be seen fighting for space with hordes of tourists who themselves are also elbowing one another for the best views of the Vltava River.
4. Josefov (Jewish Quarter)
This town quarter was formerly the Jewish ghetto of the town. It is completely surrounded by Prague’s Old Town. Six synagogues, a Jewish Town Hall, a magical cemetery and the unique genius loci make Josefov a place no visitor of Prague will leave without checking out.
Some traditional Czech craft and statues seen in the push carts en route to the Jewish quarter.
5. Old Town Square
Journey 600 or 700 years back in time at this Old Town Square. It is one of two main squares in Prague. Wenceslas Square is the other, just 5 minutes walk away. Spot all sorts of different buskers, from angels (who smoke, ironically) to gigantic balloons. It is also the meeting point of most of Prague tours. Thus, be on high alert for pickpockets.
There, caught the smoking ‘angel’ in the act.
Children having fun with gigantic bubbles.
6. Astronomical Clock
Situated right in the heart of Old Town Square, this Czech icon is fraught with meaning and symbols in its various dials.
7. Church of Our Lady before Týn
Legend has it that the Tyn Church gave Walt Disney the inspiration. If you take a close look at the two spires on the church, you’ll realize that they are not symmetrical. In fact, they represent the masculine and feminine sides of the world. This is characteristic of Gothic architecture of the period.
8. Vaclavske Namesti (Wenceslas Square)
This is the main shopping street and commercial square of Prague.
9. Farmer’s market
I love visiting farmer’s markets/ fleas. I’ve listed them down in accordance with the location for easy navigation:
- Namesti Republiky
- Dobra Farma
- Karlinske Namesti
- Nas Grunt
I highly recommend visiting those 2 markets in the central. There are plenty of local and interesting finds to discover, like…
10. Dancing House
The Dancing House is the first building built after the Velvet Revolution. The towers are inspired by the famous interwar dancing pair Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire.
Also where many famous Czech historical figures were buried.
Streets of Prague
Interesting how they barbecue on boats!
These buildings are the reason why Europe holds so much charm.
Food to eat Prague
Best pork knuckles ever!
Don’t leave Prague without tasting their local specialty, the trdelnik!
Oh and did I not mention, they have some of the cheapest beers around Europe?
Prague is a popular destination not just because it’s one of the most affordable cities around Europe, but also because the culture is significantly different from the rest of Europe.
Or did you know about this nearby rival city of Prague, Kutna Hora?
6 May 2015, Wed – 8 May 2015, Fri