What to see in Prague?
Alongside other European capitals such as Paris, Rome, London and Vienna, Prague deserves the attention of visitors wanting to understand Europe’s history. It is a very atmospheric and beautiful city that managed to survive from destruction during World War II, which ravaged the continent. As a result, the historic centre, which was fully inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992, can still be admired today. Which sights are a must-see during a trip to Prague?
The most famous site in the Czech capital is the 14th-century Charles Bridge over the Vltava River. It is the oldest such long (over half a kilometre) stone bridge in the whole world. It is decorated with as many as thirty sculptures, fifteen on each side, each of which impresses with their precision and mastery of workmanship. Not far from the bridge is the museum of the famous Czech writer Franz Kafka, which is sure to be of interest to all literature lovers. On the way, you can also have a look at Prague’s narrowest street.
Prague sightseeing tours – where to start?
Your Prague sightseeing tour should definitely start in the Old Town, which is located on the right bank of the Vltava River. Among the most interesting buildings you can admire there is the Carolineum, or Charles University, built in the 14th century and therefore the oldest in this part of Europe. It also houses the Clementinum, which currently holds more than 5 million books from the collections of the Czech National Library. The building also offers a wonderful view of Prague’s Old Town. The Old Town Square itself is also beautiful and definitely worth a stroll through. It is dominated by the Gothic Church of the Virgin Mary in front of the Tyn – a real treat for architecture lovers. Also on the Old Town Square, on the Old Town Hall building you can admire the world-famous astronomical clock.
A unique and enchanting place is the Golden Street. No trip to Prague should miss it! Its name is derived from the occupation of its inhabitants – once local goldsmiths working for the treasury lived here. Once you walk along this atmospheric street, you will never forget the characteristic tiny houses with colourful walls and shutters. Also worth mentioning is the Hradčany district itself, where the site is located. It is a historic part of the city, where you will also find the royal castle from the 9th century, the impressive St Vitus Cathedral and the beautiful royal gardens with the Belvedere palace.
Free walking tour – Prague and beyond!
Although the Czech capital is visited by fewer tourists each year than Paris or Rome, this does not mean that you will be bored during your trip to Prague. Quite the contrary! The number of monuments, museums and other tourist attractions in this city can make your head spin. Fortunately, you don’t have to plan sightseeing on your own – let us do it for you! Just opt for a free walking tour of Prague with an experienced guide working with Walkative! and be ready for a great experience! We offer free walking tours of Prague, which will be the best choice for individual tourists, couples, families and groups of friends wishing to explore the city.
You can sign up for a free walking tour of Prague on our website, but we also provide guided tours in other nearby European cities – including Bratislava, Bucharest, Wroclaw, Sarajevo or Zagreb. If you decide to take our unique free walking tour, Prague will hide no secrets from you!