Top 10 Things to See on Your Prague City Break

By on July 30, 2015

A city break in Prague will mean a holiday in one of the most attractive and popular cities in Europe. In order to enjoy this city to its full, we have listed our Top 10 things to see on your to see on your holidays in this beautiful city;

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

This is probably the most famous area to visit in Prague. Visit during the day or evening and you will not be disappointed, as the Bridge [which is completely pedestrianised] is always alive and bustling with entertainers. Charles Bridge is lined with statues, many of which have wonderful traditions surrounding them.

Old Town Square

Old Town Square

This is a lovely part of Prague where you will discover Gothic, Baroque and Romanesque architecture amidst the maze of narrow streets that are filled with jewellery shops. Take a break at one of the many cafes in the Old Town Square.

Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square

This is the busiest shopping plaza in Prague. A bustling thoroughfare with an array of affluent and modern stores, just wander along the streets that run from the Powder Tower to the National Museum. You will find examples of Bohemian crystal and glassware as well as Czech garnet and amber jewellery all of which make excellent souvenirs of your city break in Prague.

Jewish Quarter

Jewish Quarter

Not only a spot for quiet reflection amongst the 5 synagogues and the Jewish cemetery, but also an area of Prague containing the city’s most impressive art nouveau buildings as well as designer shops.

The Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall

One of the favourite places to visit on your Prague city break, and probably one of the most photographed, is the star attraction – the Astronomical Clock. Once every hour, the clock comes alive when figures of Christ and the 12 apostles emerge and the skeleton of death rings the bell.

Prague Castle

Prague Castle

This castle is possibly the largest ancient castle complex in the world containing churches, monasteries, museums as well as art galleries and dates back more than a thousand years. Don’t miss the Castle Gardens that are located in the centre of the castle, which is still the Czech State’s administrative centre.

National Museum

National Museum

Located at one end of Wenceslas Square this is the place to visit if you would like to learn about the history of Prague. The building itself is crowned with a gilded dome, it is worth visiting just to catch a glimpse at the richly decorated Ceremonial Hall and Pantheon.

St Nicholas’ Church

St Nicholas’ Church

Constructed in the 18th century, the interior decoration is an accumulation of trompe l’oeil effects. However, not is all that it appears! Take a close look at the mottled pink and green pillars and you will see that they are faux marble and four of the statues that appear to be white marble are, in fact, made of wood with a covering of glazed chalk.

Sternberg Palace

Sternberg Palace

This 17th century baroque palace, which was originally built for Count Wenceslas Sternberg, is now home to the National Gallery’s collection of Old Masters. The exhibition is arranged in chronological order and by the artists’ country of origin.

Veletrzni Palace

Veletrzni Palace

If you would like to see the modern side of Prague, then visit this enormous glass-fronted building which houses a gallery containing an outstanding collection of modern Czech and European art.

So, why not throw away your map and see where the streets of Prague take you – you will never be disappointed at the things to see on your Prague city break.

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