Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Prague is also one of the safest European cities and has a rich history. It was founded on the banks of the Vltava River by Bohemian Kings Ottokar II, and later became a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 1918, after World War I ended, Prague became an independent nation and quickly became known as one of the most beautiful European cities thanks to its architecture, art galleries, and museums that were established during this time period. Today we will guide some things you should do if you are searching for a guided tour or visiting Prague for the first time.
Where is Prague?
Prague is located in the center of the Czech Republic and is its capital. The city has a long history, which dates back to 973 when it was first founded as a fortification by Bohemian duke Bořivoj I. There are many historical monuments in Prague that show how it once looked like, such as Charles Bridge and Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí).
Prague has also been known as “The Golden City” due to its architecture made out of gold-colored bricks. Prague is considered one of Europe’s most beautiful cities because there are many tourists who visit here every year from all over the world just for this reason alone.
How to visit Prague?
- You can get to Prague from many places in Europe. The cheapest way is to take a flight from Budapest or Vienna to Prague.
- There are also other ways of transportation such as flying from Sofia, Bucharest, or Belgrade with Wizz Air.
- Once you arrive at the airport, you will have many options for getting into the city center if you do not have any rebooked guided tours. You can take a bus or train, but if you want to avoid traffic jams and parking problems, we recommend using a taxi service called e-taxi – it’s very convenient and affordable.
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Best places to travel Prague
Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world, and a symbol of Prague. Founded in 870 by Prince Borivoj I of Bohemia, it was built on a hill overlooking the Vltava River (an important waterway for trade) at its confluence with the rivers Mala Vltava and Velka Vltava. The castle has been expanded several times throughout history as its role evolved from a seat of government to a place of residence for royalty, but today serves primarily as a museum.
The Prague Castle complex consists of over 100 buildings in which we do learn about Czech history, culture, and art through displays that include exhibitions on medieval knights’ armor or ancient musical instruments like lutes or recorders made by famous Czech artists such as Jan Antonín König (1734-1818). The Strahov Library contains manuscripts dating back to the 15th century while other galleries display paintings by masters including Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), Lucas Cranach (1472-1553), or Alfons Mucha (1860-1939).
Old Town Hall With Astronomical Clock
The Old Town Hall With Astronomical Clock is a must-see tourist attraction in Prague. The clock is the most popular tourist attraction in the city and has been working since 1410. It is the largest medieval astronomical clock in the world, with a total of 63 figures that represent various saints and beautiful angels, each appearing on one side of the tower every hour to ring bells or play musical instruments.
St. Vitus Cathedral
St. Vitus Cathedral is the largest and most important church in the Czech Republic. It has a Gothic nave, with a Baroque pulpit and Gothic altar. Its impressive pipe organ dates from 1718 when it was built by Johann Kromer to replace an earlier instrument destroyed in the fire of 1689.
With its size, history, and architecture St. Vitus Cathedral should be at the top of your list if you’re visiting Prague as a tourist or traveler.
Petrin Park is a popular place to visit in Prague. It is located on Petrin Hill and offers great views of the city. It is a popular spot for locals and tourists to do anything like relax, eat and drink.
There are many places in the park where you can capture impressive photos of the city below you or the surrounding mountains.
The park also has several sports facilities to do including tennis courts, swimming pools, running tracks, and a golf course.
Vyšehrad is a historical fortification in Prague, Czech Republic. It is located on a hill above the right bank of the Vltava River. The fortification was built in the 10th century and served as an important military site in the centuries to come.
It is best known for its Romanesque Basilica of St Peter and St Paul (11th century), which houses the tomb of Saint Wenceslas and other members of Bohemia’s Přemyslid dynasty (original builders). Its other monuments include a rotunda dedicated to St John Nepomuk and several buildings belonging to former aristocratic palaces (15th-18th centuries) that were converted into museums after World War II.
Franz Kafka Statue
The Franz Kafka Statue is located near the river Vltava and is a must-see for any fan of Kafka or just great art. The statue was designed by David Černý, who is also responsible for many other famous statues around Prague. The sculpture depicts Kafka as a child sitting alone on a chair with his hands folded on his lap, looking down at the ground. Visitors can climb up onto the bench to get a better look or take pictures from below.
The Franz Kafka Statue is located near Charles Bridge in Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí), which means it’s within walking distance from other notable sites like Prague Castle and Týn Church (and many others).
One of the city’s most famous landmarks, the Charles Bridge connects Malá Strana and Staré Mesto across the Vltava River. Built-in the 15th century, it was named after Czech nobleman and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, who ordered its construction. The bridge is lined with statues of saints and angels that have been preserved through several disasters over time (including floods).
The bridge can be crossed by foot or bike during daylight hours. However, at night it is closed to foot traffic because it is often filled with tourists taking photos or strolling along hand-in-hand with their loved ones or friends.
Staromestske Namesti is the main square of Prague, and it is also one of Europe’s most beautiful ones. The square is right in the center of Old Town, surrounded by historical buildings and churches that have been here for hundreds of years. It’s a popular place to visit and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of this bustling city.
In addition to being just plain gorgeous, Staromestske Namesti also has an interesting history: it was originally known as “Stare Mesto” (Old Town), but eventually became known as “Namesti Republiky” (Square of the Republic). This name refers to the Velvet Revolution that took place there in 1989 when people gathered together peacefully during Czechoslovakia’s Communist rule in order to demand change from their government.
Wenceslas Square is a large public square in the New Town of Prague, Czech Republic. Its name commemorates Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia.
The square has been a focal point of political demonstrations and public gatherings, including the Velvet Revolution in 1989. The statue of Saint Wenceslas on horseback stands at its center; it was erected by Charles IV to commemorate his grant to its citizens of “Golden Liberty”, which gave them self-government and cultural autonomy within the Holy Roman Empire. It was originally located near St Vitus Cathedral. Still, it was moved to its present location in 1871 after extensive damage by floods on 19th June 1868 as well as an attempt on 5th May 1886 by anarchists who planted explosives under its foundations causing more destruction than natural erosion had done previously during some 300 years (since 1683).
Letna Park is a popular park in Prague, Czech Republic. It is located on the west side of the Vltava River, below Prague Castle, and above the city’s main railway station. It is a popular place for recreation and relaxation for large numbers of Prague’s citizens and tourists. The park has an area of 9 hectares (22 acres).
The park was created in 1891-1893 by landscape architect Jan Letenský as part of a larger project to create higher land on which to build new villas and townhouses in order to extend Prague westwards towards Vinohrady (Wine Fields) district. The name comes from its location near Letná village within today’s Žižkov district (from which it was separated during Communist rule).
We hope that this article has given you some ideas for things to do in Prague. We know it can be hard to guide what things to do when traveling, so we’ve tried our best to give you several activities that will appeal even if they are not your typical tourist destination activities. If you have any questions or comments about things you like we discussed here today, please feel free to let us know by leaving a comment below.