Places to visit in Prague

When you travel to Prague, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Prague, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Prague to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Prague things to do can include exploring Prague attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Drawing the crowds since the late 15th century, the Astronomical Clock has trap doors from which saints emerge. A small yet memorable story steeped in a moral code is depicted by figures that represent Death, Greed, Vanity and the Turk. The face of the clock also displays some zodiac figures that, according to legends, have the Occult code hidden in them. You may have to look closely to find these complicated zodiac figures on the clock's face.

Puppet shows at Prague are a famous activity; something that is equally enjoyable for adults and children.Make sure to buy your child a puppet as a souvenir at the Truhlá?Marionety.A show at the Divadlo Minor should definitely not be missed.  Performed on boats, the slapstick puppet operas are highly entertaining as well. The Formans' Mystery Boat Theatre presents an extremely pleasant slapstick puppet opera.

If you happen to visit Prague at the end of April, you will get to witness the Witches Night where locals burn effigies of hags to drive away the evil spirits of the winter. If you are in Prague during this period, especially with children, ensure that you do not miss this magical event.

There are numerous churches and synagogues in Prague. The awe-inducing gothic St Vitus Cathedral, or the Prague cathedral, is located inside the Prague Castle. The Church of Our Lady Victorious is another church which is frequented by pilgrims from all over the world. Also, one can visit the Old-New Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter, the oldest synagogue in Prague.

Prague is a brilliant destination if someone is looking for a unique place to tie the knot. The ancient cathedrals reflecting the old-world charm, the unique architecture, and the picturesque Baroque church bells make for a fantastic wedding or proposal story. The Old Town Hall and the New Town Hall offer breath-taking historic and gothic settings to tie the knot.

The National Gallery in Prague is a group of buildings across locations and houses is important collections of different periods. The collections can be found at the St George’s Convent, the Sternberg Palace and the Veletržní Palace. The Castle Picture Gallery isalso worth a visit.

The main building of the National Gallery is the Sternberg Palace. Others include museums of Dvo?ák and Smetana, the Historical Pharmacy Museum, the Czech Music Museum, etc.

At the Prague City Gallery ,modern Czech art is displayed atdifferent sites most of which are in the Old Town.

The Czech Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Decorative Arts,the Military Museum, the National Technical Museum, the Jewish Museum, Museum Bertramka (Mozart and Dusek's Museum), the Prague City Museum, the Mucha Museum, the Kafka Museum, The Pedagogical Comenius Museum, the Mueller Villa, the Museum of Communism, the KarelZeman Museum,etc. are other noteworthy museums in Prague.

Prague is dotted with green spaces and serene gardens where you can peacefully stroll or enjoy a good read. The Franciscan Garden, Pet?ínHill and the Vrtba Garden are located in the historical center. The Havlí?kovySady, Letná Hill, and the RiegrovySady are other parks and gardens popular among the residents of Prague.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this is the largest ancient castle in the world. It towers over the city offering a panoramic view of the land below.

Prague's most incredible bridge, Charles Bridge is one of the most beautiful structures in the city and connects the Old Town with the Lesser Town. It was commissioned by King Charles IV and is supported by 16 arches. Lining the bridge are 30 Baroque idols of religious personalities. Painters, tourists and hot-dog vendors are seen vying for the attention of those walking on the bridge. If you wish to enjoy a quiet time here, beat the crowd by visiting it just in time for a majestic sunrise.

Catch a train to Petrin Hill, one of greenest spaces in Prague. A miniature version of the Eiffel Tower, the landscaped gardens, a mirror maze and the wooden church of St. Michael are the main attractions here. The view from here is particularly breathtaking.

Romanesque basilicas, a turret that is right out of dramas, Art Nouveau façadesand brutalist Soviet tower-blocks line the ever winding lanes of Prague. The city is an intricate weaving of historical architecture, art, and picturesque landscapes.

The city’s skyline is dominated by the Prague Castle. The mix of cultural influences and styles mirror the shifting tastes of the rulers and occupants.The dominating structure of the St Vitus Cathedral is at the center of the castle. The Old Royal Palace, also part of the castle, has exquisite architectural and historic displays.

Prague has plenty to offer in terms of spas and salons such as the Ecsotica Spa and Health Club, the spa at the Augustine, and the spa at the KempinskiHybernska. However, enjoying a cup of coffee at one of the little cafés at the town squares is also a great relaxation option. You can watch the people go by against the backdrop of the stunning architecture.

Your taste buds are in for a treat as there is no dearth of restaurants in Prague. One can find cuisines ranging from Czech, American, Continental, and Mexican at the multitude of restaurants here. Some of the popular ones are Pasta Restaurant for Italian and Mediterranean, Teresa u ZlateStudne and Le Grill for Czech and George Prime Steak for American food.

For those who are open to experimenting with street food, hawkers and vendors offer authentic hotdogs and delicious mulled wine in Wenceslas Square and the Square of the Old Town.

In Prague, lunch is the most important meal. Czech dishes usually include chicken and pork, accompanied by starchy foods like potatoes, fries or dumplings.Beef and fish are available but are not as popular. The Czech crepes and fruit dumplings are a must-try. Also, consider reserving a table at a restaurant of your choice as tables may get occupied soon.

Most of the nightclubs and bars of Prague have live performances by bands or individual artists. Cheap beer pushes up the fun quotient.

Prague is well known for its beers and erotic clubs. The clubs are well-maintained and clean. The cheap alcohol, thumping music and erotic dancers make it an ideal place for a boy’s night out in the thriving city.

The Náplavka Flea Market and the Kolbenova Flea Market are the most popular flea markets in Prague.

The NaPrikopestreet is one of the costliest streets in the world. It has famous shopping arcades like the Black Rose and the PalácMyslbek. Souvenir shops can be found in the historical center of the city. Also, artists like Antonin Manto-Mrnka work on glass and make exquisite and eccentric glass-wares. These pieces are available in the local markets.

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