What to Do, See and Eat in Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Castle, Czech Republic

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:

What to see in Prague

Read: 8 Most Picturesque Walks You Must Take In Europe

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.

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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.

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St. Vitus Cathedral

Part of the Castle district.

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Courtyard surrounding the Prague Castle

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2. John Lennon Wall

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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.

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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.

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Some traditional Czech craft and statues seen in the push carts en route to the Jewish quarter.

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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.

Read: How to hire a tour guide for free?

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There, cuaght the smoking ‘angel’ in the act.

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Children having fun with gigantic bubbles.

13 Comment

  1. This is perfect! My sister is studying in Prague this semester so I sent this to her. Plus, I would like to visit and this gave me a taste of what we might want to put on our itinerary.

    1. That’s great! I hope she found this guide useful! 🙂

  2. Shadi says: Reply

    Loved it! We are planning to go in Summer and this will be helpful!

    1. Excellent choice, Shadi! Have you been there yet? How did you find it?

  3. That cathedral is gorgeous, and I absolutely adore the John Lennon wall photos! Filing this into my Prague travel folder. I have never been, but I definitely plan to go one day. Some of the cheapest beers in Europe? We’re there! 🙂 Thank you for such great tips and fun photos!

    1. I always have a soft spot for street art so John Lennon wall is one of my fav too! It truly is one of the cheapest cities in Europe – you’ll be surprised when you get there! I’m glad you find this post useful, Marlynn!

  4. I LOVE PRAGUE AND THESE PHOTOS HAVE BROUGHT ALL THE MEMORIES OF THIS CITY FLOODING BACK TO ME WAHHH

    1. Hahaha Sarah. Thanks for your emotion outpour. I’m glad it conjured great memories for you! 🙂

  5. I’ve heard so many amazing things about Prague, and this post only confirms the fact that I NEED to go! I love the cathedral and castle, but I also think that it would be fun to the houses on Golden Lane–they’re so tiny and cute!

    1. Yes you should Natalie! The houses are really short, you have to bend to get in! Do look out for the opening and closing hours as they close earlier than the main compound. 🙂

  6. Cool list and nice photos! I added some to my list. I’m guessing you were there in the fall or winter going by the outfits and use of an umbrella

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