Holidays to Prague can easily be filled with so many fantastic places to see and enjoy in the capital of the Czech Republic that visitors are spoilt for choice. Here’s our top three tourist must-sees:
A Fairytale Location
Prague Castle: This fairytale place is on a hill overlooking the Vltava River and the most popular sight in the city, reflecting Prague’s “Bohemian Baroque” architecture. The seat of Czech rulers for 1,000 years, today it houses the office of the President. Contained within Prague Castle’s walls are three courtyards, beautiful gardens, shops, restaurants and a Gothic landmark of the city, St Vitus Cathedral.
Standing the Test of Time
Astronomical Clock, in the Old Town: One of the most visited attractions in all of Prague is the Astronomical Clock located in the Old Town Hall, within the Old Town area of the city. The clock is found at the end of a row of houses that have been standing for the last several hundred years and work first began on the entire structure all the way back in 1338. According to local legend the city will suffer if the clock is neglected.
An Artistic Resting Place
Vysehrad Cemetery: Visiting a graveyard may not be on every visitor’s list of sights to see but Vysehrad Cemetery is an atmospheric Art Deco final resting place for the most honoured composers, artists, sculptors, writers, scientists and politicians in the Czech Republic. It contains beautifully-tiled mosaics, a church and spectacular views.
Plus you can pop into the beer garden for a barbecue, or bring your own picnic.