10 Things to Do in Prague

10 things to do in prague

Last month I visited Prague for the second time.  I live very close to Prague so I plan on traveling there from time to time for the next year or so.  My first visit to Prague was just lovely and nothing like I expected it to be.  This time, I was acting as a tour guide to show the city to my mother and aunt as our last trip before they left back to the states.  Because I've already done a recap of my previous trip to Prague, I figured I'd do a top 10 list for things you should see when you go to Prague for first time visitors!

10 Things to Do in Prague

1) Visit the Old Town Square

The Old Town of Prague is like walking into a midieval wonderland.  Here you'll see the Tyn Church, the Astromonical Clock, Carriage Rides, hearty Czech food stands and if you're lucky a Christmas or Easter Market.  It's a beauitful place to take pictures and get a feel for the city.

carriage ride prague
prague astronomical clock
Tyn Church

2) Go to the Farmer's Markets

Prague is increasingly becoming more green.  Farmer's Markets are popping up more and more all over the city.  This is a good oppportunity to try some fresh produce, buy some cheap knick knacks, and also try some other czech goodies like the famous Czech wafers pictured below.  This particular market was only a few blocks away from the Old Town Square, but you can find more info on other markets, here.

Prague Farmer's Market
farmer's market prague
prague wafers

3) Visit the Charles Bridge at night

The Charles Bridge is a must see for Prague.  It's this eerie looking portway to The Prague Castle.  It's filled with many statues and there are performers and locals selling handicrafts.  The bridge gets extremely crowded during the day so I suggest seeing it at night as well because it will be a little less crowded, plus it's beautiful as the sun is setting.  You can also go on a haunted tour of Prague where they take you across the bridge!
charles bridge
entrance charles bridge
performers charles bridge
charles bridge at night
at night charles bridge
night charles bridge

4) Try the Klobasa and Trdelnik

I have to say, though I've had some good Czech food, it's not a destination known for their food. There are a some things, however, that they do pretty well.  The Czech klobasa is similar to its Polish counterpart, kielbasa.  It's pretty damn good.  And those Trdelniks, made of sugar and cinnamon dough are pretty amazing too. Last time I was in Prague, I tried the halusky and wasn't a fan.  Loving Polish haluski, I figured I'd give the Czech version another try, but it just wasn't for me.
food in prague
czech food

5) Revel in the beauty of Prague as you walk your way to The Prague Castle

The Prague Castle is another must see.  Once you cross The Charles Bridge, you're pretty much on your way there.  You get to pass some lovely shopping and restaurants on the way.  From The Charles Bridge, the Castle looks like it is sooo far away but the walk to get there is a gradual incline so it's  really not so bad.  The Castle is pretty impressive but it is hard to photograph because it is surrounded by a wall.  There are some great restaurants along the way to The Castle.  I recommend "The Three Violins." 
prague castle entrance
prague castle
back view of prague castle

6) See a Cheap Opera, Ballet, Musical, or Magic Act

Prague is known for their inexpensive theater and operas.  On a previous trip to Prague I saw an Italian Opera called Nabucci for around $35.  The opera was in Italian (as most are) and there were Czech and English subtitles. You can find information about different shows, here.
opera in prague

7) Go on a Dinner Cruise

Perhaps seeing Prague by boat is more your thing.  You can sign up for just the cruise and drinks or the cruise and full dinner.  Floating down the Vltava River at night is as romantic as it gets. Book one here.

8) Go on a Day Trip to the Spa Town of Karlovy Vary

There are a ton of things to do in Prague, but if you have more than a few days there, I want to suggest taking a day trip to the Spa town of Karlovy Vary.  It's about a two hour drive from Prague but it's lovely. The architecture is something to see and many people book cheap spa treatments and go to sip some of the "curative waters" from the many natural springs around the town.  It's a more unique experience if you are looking for something in the Czech Republic that isn't Prague.  They recently hosted The International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary this year.  To see my trip to Karlovy Vary, click here.

karlovy vary

 9) Take a Day Trip to the Town of Kutna Hora to See "The Bone Church"

If you have time to do another day trip or just one, then you can also go to the even smaller town of Kutna Hora.  The actual town is not a tourist attraction but it is very cheap and the thing that people go to see is "The Bone Church."  This is a unique destination and the church literally features over 40,000 human bones as decoration.  This is only an hour away from Prague.  If you go there I highly highly recommend visiting the midieval restaurant "Dacicky Pivnice" for some great Bohemian food and several kinds of drinks including mead!  If you want to read about my trip to "The Bone Church," click here.

the bone church 

10) Go to a Pub Crawl

Now I mention this with caution.  While Prague is a pretty safe place to visit, add drinking into the mix and you need to look out for pick pockets and of course never leave your drink out of your sight.  If you can go with a group of friends, the pub crawls in Prague are pretty awesome.  The nightlife in Prague is wild and the last stop on the pub crawl will take you to the biggest club in central Europe (it's near the Charles Bridge).  It has 5 whole floors! Have fun, but be safe!  More info here.

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  1. These are wonderful photos. Prague looks like such a wonderful city!

  2. Great post Brittany! I've been to Prague once in 2006 (I think? so long ago!) and I absolutely loved it. I definitely will go back again, so this post will come in handy :) x

  3. I'm bookmarking the page! Prague is definitely on my list and your photos are so lush and gorgeous. Love your eye for color... :-)

  4. I love visiting old market squares. They are always so lively and there is so much history! I haven't been to Prague yet, but I am dying to go soon!

  5. I can see why Prague is such a popular destination. I have bookmarked this for when we visit. :)

  6. Prague looks gorgeous! I love the old market squares, and the bone church looks intriguing. Great pictures!

  7. Hi Brittany, great tips for a lovely city. I absolutely love Prague and I agree that these are great things to do in the city. I'll love to do them all over again.

  8. Love your photos. We recently visited Prague but only for 2 days. Would love to do more, and your post has given me lots of ideas.

  9. Brittany Ruth, We are moving pretty close to Prague in a few weeks, so we plan on spending quite a bit of time there as well. I love your suggestions. I would add visiting some of the art museums. There are some weird art installations!

  10. [first time visiting your blog, via #TravelTuesday]
    your post took me back to Prague, it is my favorite city, I love it!! Great tips, we did the pub crawl (or maybe beer tour?) since our (then) three year old daughter was with us we didn't go to the the last one on the list, but the guide was nice enough to take us to a fourth one then they went to the club haha.

  11. Prague is so beautiful.. Charles Bridge is gorgeous!

  12. Thanks for this wonderful guide to Prague! Will definitely be looking back on it when I'm planning my stay there. I dream of seeing the Charles Bridge!

  13. My travel Tuesday post is about Prague too! I wish I had read this before my trip though. So much useful information! Need to go back to Prague. Such a beautiful city!

  14. These photos of Prague are incredible! It is one of the most beautiful cities I've ever been to. I would also add to try a beer on the top of Petrin Hill at the Strahov Monastery (Klášterní pivovar Strahov). Best beer I had in Prague. Yum!

  15. It looks very inviting. I have heard only good things about Prague including from a young friend who swaps free hostel accommodation for taking other hostel goers out to the nightclubs. :)


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