Prague is enchanting capital in the heart of Europe with rich culture and history. It has been one of the most important cities in central Europe from medieval times till the modern era. You probably already heard about this place, but what you might not know is, that it’s becoming one of the world’s top destinations.
In this article, we are going to show you how to spend a perfect day in Prague.
But if you really think that one day in Prague is enough, you will be surprised. This city has so much to offer and explore, that you will certainly want to come back again. I personally recently met one American who claimed that from all of the places she traveled to, Prague is her best destination ever.
So whether you plan to spend just one day in Prague, or you decided to spend here few days, try to keep up with our highlights to make the best out of your stay.
How To Spend a Perfect Day In Prague
Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí)
Start your perfect day just right here. This most visited tourist attraction is better to visit early in the morning to avoid crowds of people. Old Town Square is a historic square in the Old Town Quarter of Prague and features various architectural styles including the Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn.
Prague Orloj is a medieval astronomical clock mounted on the southern wall of Old Town Hall and is the oldest astronomical clock in the world still operating. Every hour it shows “The Walk of the Apostles” and other moving sculptures like “Death” for example.
Enjoy the truly wonderful and vibrant atmosphere of this unforgettable place.
Alphonse Mucha Museum
Before heading to Wenceslas Square you can make a stopover at the nearby Alphonse Mucha Museum. This museum is dedicated to the life and work of famous Czech artist Alphonse Mucha, with over 100 exhibits of paintings, drawings, and other works of his unique ART NOUVEAU style.
Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí)
It’s one of the main city squares located in New Town. This one-mile-long, huge, and very busy place is more of a boulevard than a classic square. It has always been an important place for business and social events, including demonstrations and celebrations. We recommend you to enjoy your lunch just right here, as this place is full of great restaurants.
We especially invite you to try traditional Czech cuisine, because it is very different from what you are used to. Try popular “Vepřo-knedlo-zelo” (roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut) or even better “Svíčková na smetaně”, which is tender marinated sirloin served with dumplings, whipped cream and cranberries. Don’t forget to have a Czech beer with it.
The dominant of this square is a National museum, which is an important institution collecting and maintaining collections of natural history, history, arts, music, and others.
If you have spare time don’t miss a chance to visit its current exhibitions.
Charles Bridge (Karlův most)
Make an unforgettable afternoon walk on the Charles Bridge – a beautiful historic bridge built at the beginning of the 15th century. Charles Bridge is a connection point between Prague Castle and Old Town and crosses the huge Vltava river.
As you walk across the bridge you enjoy spectacular views of the river as well as the historic cityscape in the distance. Many street artists are performing or selling their arts here and people from all over the world walk around. It really does have a wonderful atmosphere.
Prague Castle is actually the complex of churches, palaces, halls, and other great historic buildings of literally every architectural style. This complex is dating from the 9th century and is also a residence of the president of the Czech Republic. It is very big and there is too much to see, so try to pick whatever you like and prefer and enjoy this heart of Prague.
Petřín Lookout Tower (Petřínská rozhledna)
Why not finish the day the grand way? How about sunset at Petřín Lookout Tower with an astonishing view of the whole city?
Petřín Lookout Tower is a 63.5-meter high steel framework, which is also called “The Second Eiffel Tower”.
Take a ride on historic Petřín Funicular (Lanová dráha na Petřín) up to Lookout Tower. I promise that those 299 stairs will reward you with special views and unforgettable memory for a lifetime.
This is an example of how you can make the best out of your stay in Prague in one day. But when the sun goes down, there is even more to explore. Night Prague is a place where you really want to be if you like busy nightclubs and fun. Let yourself be surprised!
Have you been to Prague? What did you like the most? Would you come back again?
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