Add Prague to your bucket list now! Not convinced? These 8 things to do in Prague might just change your mind.
9 Unforgettable Things to do in Prague
I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Prague this December during my Epic European Christmas Market Adventure and was pleasantly blown away by how much immediate love I had for the city of a hundred spires.
Paul visited Prague solo last year over his birthday weekend while working in Switzerland. I was so jealous that he’d been to somewhere I have longed to go, so I was so happy to finally be there…and I was not disappointed!
Prague offers centuries worth of well-preserved architecture, history, culture, and incredible food. There are so many incredible things to do in Prague without even trying, but I’ve listed my favorites! If you’re wondering what to do in Prague, this will help you narrow down the best spots to see in a short amount of time.
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Walk the Charles Bridge
If you visit Prague, walking across the Charles Bridge is a must. Constructed by King Charles IV in the 1300s, this bridge was the only way to cross the Vltava River for over 300 years. This bridge is for pedestrians only and is one of the top things to do in Prague. Stroll across and watch boats floating down the river and check out the statues of saints that line the bridge.
Tell Time at the Prague Astronomical Clock
Prague’s famous astronomical clock or the “Orloj” is found in the Old Square on the Old Town Hall wall. The Orloj dates all the way back to 1410! It is the third oldest clock in the world and the oldest working clock in the world. Watch the “Walk of the Apostles” every hour on the hour, as they march by and mark the time. Legend has it that Prague will be in danger if the clock is not meticulously maintained.
Visit Prague Castle
Known as the largest ancient castle in the world, Prague Castle is the official office of the President of the Czechia and the most popular attraction in Prague. The crown jewels of Bohemia are stored in a secret room inside the castle. At Christmas time you can find a charming market on the grounds of the castle.
Wander Around St. Vitus Cathedral
Included on the grounds of Prague Castle is St. Vitus Cathedral. This gorgeous gothic structure is the seat of the Archbishop of Prague and is also the largest cathedral in the country. The cathedral is beautiful and commanding. Some of my favorite treats from my Prague Christmas market trip were from this market.
Shop in Old Town Square Prague
This is the heart of old town Prague, an area of the city that will make you feel as if you’ve been transported back 300 years in time! With cobblestone walkways surrounded by ancient buildings.
Here you will find the Orloj (Astronomical clock), the Gothic church of Our Lady Before Tyn, Old Town Hall Tower, John Lennon Wall, Old Jewish Cemetery, and other museums and churches. If you visit Prague at Christmas or Easter time, markets overflow the square and make the town even more beautiful and festive.
The Lennon Wall is one of the best things to do in Prague. This constantly evolving monument was once just a plain old wall! After his death in 1980, John Lennon’s portrait was painted on this wall. In 1988 it was a place where young Czechs would write their grievances against the then-Communist regime.
Despite constant attempts to reclaim the wall and countless coats of whitewash, the wall is now an ever-changing shrine to political activism and the pacifist movement. By the time you visit the Lennon Wall, it will probably look completely different from this picture. You can often find performers singing Beatles songs in tribute to John Lennon, like this guy who really wanted to go back to the 60s.
Take a Boat Ride to Na Kampe
Definitely one of the most heart-eyes charming parts of visiting Prague is in Mala Strana. If it weren’t for cars and electricity, you would believe you had traveled back in time. To add to the loveliness is the Venitian-like waterways where you can hop on a boat and sail alongside the swans. This view is one of the most beautiful things to see in Prague and I definitely wouldn’t skip this stop!
Eat All the Food
I was pleasantly surprised to find that Prague is an incredible city for foodies! We mostly ate market food on this trip, but splurged and dined at Divinis which was DIVINE and probably one of the best meals I’ve had in my entire life! Be sure to try the deer, but really everything we had was mind-blowingly delicious!
Be sure to try some Czech Republic classics such as fried cheese (OMG!), Kulajda (a creamy potato soup), Svickova (a creamy vegetable sauce with dumplings), sausages, and duck…lots of duck! This restaurant is one of the best places to visit in Prague without a doubt!
Where to Stay in Prague
Prague has a great offering of home rentals and hotels for great prices compared to the rest of Europe. We got a beautiful suite in a hotel for under $100/night. Here are some of our favorite Prague hotels:
If you’re only in Prague for one day, I recommend staying in the old City Center of Prague or at a Prague Airport Hotel if you’re planning to visit the city on a 1-day layover. Have I convinced you to visit Prague? I hope so! I can’t wait to take the kids back next year.
Best Tours in Prague
Go on an evening cruise and see Admire Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Kampa Island, and other landmarks of Prague from the Vltava River. It’s a relaxing and romantic way to explore the city’s most iconic sights.
Here are the highlights of the tour:
- See the illuminated sights of Prague on a night cruise
- Learn about the landmarks from audio commentary available in 8 languages
- Enjoy panoramic views from the open deck
Your Prague trip isn’t perfect without trying traditional Czech dishes. This Medieval Dinner tour offers a chance to enjoy a 3-course afternoon or 5-course evening medieval dinner with unlimited drinks. You’ll be served in a medieval atmosphere with candlelight and fire burning around you.
The highlights of this tour are:
- Spend an evening immersed in an authentic medieval atmosphere
- Choose from 6 delicious menus for an afternoon 3-course or evening 5-course meal
- Experience a spectacular medieval show with music and performers
- Sip on unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks with your dinner and show
Explore Prague in style with a vintage car tour. You’ll get to travel through the city in a classic vehicle from the 1920s–1930s. As you ride, you get to discover 25 of the most famous places in the city
Here are the highlights of the tour:
- See the spectacular sights of old Prague
- Ride in a historic vintage car with a private guide
- Enjoy a live commentary on the views you see
- Learn interesting facts about Prague that you didn’t hear before
If you want to learn more about the history of Prague, this walking tour is a great way to do so. You’ll get to explore the Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, the Church of St. Nicholas, and other fascinating sites.
Here are the highlights of the tour:
- See Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and more on this 3-hour tour
- Enjoy learning about the history and architecture of Prague by hearing its legends and stories
- Take in the views from Prague Castle and soak up the city’s eclectic mix of past and present
Best Hotels in Prague
Situated 10 minutes away from Prague’s city centre, Hotel Svatojánský Dvůr offers exceptional amenities and value for your money. It has a restaurant, bar, wellness center, and even a children’s playground perfect for families.
A luxury hotel with a restaurant near Old Town Square, The Emblem Hotel offers a modern and stylish stay. It has cozy rooms, complimentary WiFi access, a bar/lounge, a 24-hour health club, an airport shuttle, and a 24-hour fitness center.
If you’re searching for a boutique hotel with luxury amenities, BoHo Prague Hotel is your best bet. Located 600 meters from Old Town Square, it has an onsite restaurant, bar, fitness centre, spa and wellness centre, and even a tea/coffee maker in all rooms!
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Things to do in Prague FAQ
Prague is known for its cultural attractions and beautiful architecture. It’s a great destination for history enthusiasts and culture lovers with its stunning views, cobbled streets, old-world charm, and vibrant atmosphere.
If you really want to experience Prague fully, it is best to spend around 4 – 6 days. However, if you’re short on time, then 2-3 days should be enough to cover the main sights and attractions.
You can definitely do and view a lot of things in Prague in 3 days, especially if you plan on joining tours and sightseeing activities. You can easily cover the major landmarks, and attractions and enjoy all the experiences Prague has to offer in 3 days if planned well.