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Welcome to Prague

The capital of the Czech Republic, the one-time communist capital of Prague has evolved, and now boasts a reputation as one of Europe’s most in-vogue destinations. Rivaling the beauty of Paris, Prague features a wealth of baroque architecture, Gothic spires, and a maze of quaint cobbled streets and red roofs set beneath a hilltop castle. And while mass tourism has marched in to explore, the capital still holds cultural appeal, including its traditionally brewed beer, renowned Franz Kafka Museum, and cuisine that goes beyond Czech dumplings and goulash. Wind your way through Prague’s cosmopolitan and historic sights to see its world-renowned castle and many bridges, hear its music, and experience the Danube River.

Top 10 attractions in Prague

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Wenceslas Square (Václavské Námesti)

Wenceslas Square (Václavské Námesti)

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Wenceslas Square (Václavské Námesti), one of Prague’s largest public squares, is actually more of a boulevard. Wide and tree-lined with sidewalk cafes and stylish boutiques, it feels modern and cosmopolitan. The square is bursting with history—from its intricate art nouveau buildings to its poignant memorial to the victims of Soviet occupation.More
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Prague Astronomical Clock (Prague Orloj)

Prague Astronomical Clock (Prague Orloj)

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One of Prague’s most popular tourist attractions, the Astronomical Clock (Prazský Orloj) was built in the 15th century and is a mechanical marvel. Found on the south side of Prague’s imposing town hall in Old Town Square (Staromestske namestí), visitors line up in their hundreds to see the display as the clock strikes the hour.More
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St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála Sv. Vita)

St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála Sv. Vita)

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St. Vitus (or Katedrála svatého Víta) is the biggest and most important church in Prague, the pinnacle of the Castle complex, and one of the most knockout cathedrals in Europe. It's broodingly Gothic, with a forest of spires and a rose window to rival that of Notre Dame.Enter by the Golden Portal to take a look at the stunningLast Judgement mosaic. Inside you'll find the final resting places of both Charles IV (who gave his name to Charles Bridge) and Saint Wenceslas. The chapel containing Wenceslas' remains is a stunner, encrusted with semi-precious stones.The cathedral also contains the crown jewels of the Bohemian kings and an Art Nouveau window by Mucha. Climb the tower for a stunning view of the Castle District.More
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New Town (Nové Mesto)

New Town (Nové Mesto)

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Twice as large as the Old Town area, Prague’s New Town (Nové Mesto) is sprawled across one of the banks of the Vltava River. Despite its name, the New Town was founded by Charles IV back in 1348 following his coronation under the Holy Roman Empire. It was later redeveloped during the late 19th century.The New Town features a mix of historic buildings and squares with more modern developments. Wenceslas Square lies at the heart of the area. This was originally built as a horsemarket and is now a popular place for visitors due to its variety of hotels, shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Other notable squares in the New Town include Charles Square and Republic Square, which also hold plenty of appeal for visitors.The main attractions and historical buildings within the New Town include the Dvořák Museum, the National Museum, the National Theater, the Dancing House, and the New Town Hall.More
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Prague Castle (Prazský Hrad)

Prague Castle (Prazský Hrad)

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Sitting high on a hill overlooking the Charles Bridge and Vltava River, Prague Castle (Pražský Hrad) is a huge complex of museums, churches, palaces, and gardens dating from the ninth century. Nestled in the historic center of Prague—all of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site—the largest castle complex in the world is an outstanding relic of Prague’s architectural history and a must for any visitor to the City of a Hundred Spires.More
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Prague Old Town Square (Staromestské Námestí)

Prague Old Town Square (Staromestské Námestí)

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Prague’s Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) is the historic heart and navigational center of the city’s UNESCO-listed Old Town. A feast of architectural wonders, the medieval square is ringed with grandiose Romanesque, baroque, and Gothic style buildings, including some of Prague’s most photographed monuments.More
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Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)

Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)

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Malá Strana is the area that meanders down from the Castle Hill to the Vltava River. A literal translation of its name would be 'Small Side' but its most often called the Lesser Side. Unfair? Well, while it might not have the grandeur of the Old Town across the river, many find it more charming.Because the area was razed by fires in the 16th century, the architecture here is mainly baroque. Its finest site is the Wallenstein Palace with its fabulous walled garden full of fountains and statues. There's also the Church of Saint Nicholas and, high on Petřín Hill, a miniature replica of the Eiffel Tower.More
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Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

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Forming a grand walkway between Prague Old Town, and the Lesser Town and Castle District, the 15th-century Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) is one of the city’s most striking landmarks. The magnificent Gothic bridge features 16 stone arches, two watchtowers, and 30 blackened baroque statues depicting various saints.More
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John Lennon Wall

John Lennon Wall

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Starting life as a tribute to musical icon and peace activist John Lennon after his untimely death in 1980, Prague’s John Lennon Wall quickly became a symbol of peace and free speech for young Czechs angry and disillusioned with the country’s communist regime—much western pop music was banned under the regime, and some Czech musicians were even imprisoned for playing it.More
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Strahov Monastery (Strahovský Kláster)

Strahov Monastery (Strahovský Kláster)

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Located close to Prague castle, Strahov Monastery (Strahovský Kláster) has been home to a community of monks since the 12th century. The monastery is one of the most important landmarks in the Czech Republic and is famous for its historic library, which contains countless volumes, including over 3,000 original manuscripts.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in Prague

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Get out and have that nice long walk
Suresh, Jul 2021
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague
The guide was very pleasant and welcoming and chatty with a nice Australian English accent.
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You Feel Like You're There!
Rita_C, Apr 2021
Live Stream Tour of Prague's Charles Bridge and Old Town
We really enjoyed our tour and can't wait to visit in person.
star-5
Fabulous and super-professional
Clifford_R, Jul 2021
Cesky Krumlov: Full day tour from Prague and back.
Fabulous tour, I recommend to anyone coming to visit Prague to book Filip!
star-5
Brilliant - better than expected!
Andrew, May 2021
Prague's Old Town Virtual Walking Tour
This tour certainly made us want to visit Prague in person.
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The best virtual tour in the pandemic!
Martina, May 2021
Prague's Old Town Virtual Walking Tour
I've already booked another virtual tour with Prague City Adventures guys and I cannot wait to to visit this gorgeous city in person!!
star-4
Very good
EWA_M, Sep 2020
Full-Day Prague Tour with Vltava River Cruise, Prague Castle and Lunch
I see everything what we want to see in prague
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Luxury transfer to Prague
Daniel_B, Sep 2020
Prague Airport Private Arrival Transfer
Our driver was Very pleasant, friendly and spoke perfect English.
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Good experience
Kerri_W, Aug 2020
Prague Boats 1-hour Devil's Channel Cruise
Good tour nice way to see Prague.
star-5
Great experience
Kerri_W, Aug 2020
Prague Kayak Tour
Highly recommend this tour, a great way to see the sights of Prague, great tour guide and took some great photos for us thanks
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Tour Prague like a local!
Carolyn_B, Jul 2020
Best of Prague: City Walking Tour, Boat Cruise, and Typical Czech Lunch
We never would have never been able to see and do as much by ourselves.
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Absolutely fantastic tour!
Georgia, Mar 2020
Prague E-Scooter Tour - Grand City Tour
We couldn’t believe how much of Prague you got to see and how powerful the bikes were!
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Five star Isn’t Enough!
Francis_D, Feb 2020
Prague in 2 Days Private Tour with Tereza
We got to see the best view of the city and best photo spot!
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Worth to go
udentina, Feb 2020
Vltava Dinner Cruise with Music in Prague
Also nice to see Prague lighted up at night.
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Exceptional tour guide of attractive sites
steveryan, Jan 2020
Full-Day Prague Tour with Vltava River Cruise, Prague Castle and Lunch
The river tour offered an excellent vantage point to see Prague.
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This was a great tour
jimvacation19, Jan 2020
Nightwatchman of Prague
This was a good tour to learn how to see the historical highlights of Prague's old town.
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Cesky Krumlov
Explore510487, Jan 2020
Český Krumlov Tour including Medieval Tavern Lunch
Tour was amazing, excellent place to visit from Prague.
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So Much Fun
chellemeg, Dec 2019
Prague Highlights Segway & E-Scooter Tour with Free Taxi Pick Up
It was a great way to see Prague.
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Great tour
Amberly K, Dec 2019
Half-day Private Prague City and Castle Tour
Great English and extremely easy to understand.
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Stunning views but felt rushed
Stay828886, Dec 2019
Prague Half-Day City Tour Including Vltava River Cruise
I would absolutely recommend the river cruise, but would take a longer tour to see more of Prague Castle.
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Very interesting trip
914ainem, Nov 2019
Kutna Hora Tour including the Ossuary Visit from Prague
Great guide and a chance to see a smaller Czech town and life outside of Prague.
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