Planning a trip to the capital of the Czech Republic? Check out this list of day trips to do from Prague!

Prague appears among the favorites of tourists from all over the world in recent years, receiving more than 9 million visitors annually.

There are several attractions of the capital of the Czech Republic due to the architectural wealth, customs, traditions and ancient historical sites, which refer to the medieval era. In addition, tourists still have the option to discover more parts of the country that offer incredible attractions, and all within a few hours of Prague. 

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To complete your itinerary through the city of medieval heritage, we have selected some destinations that are great for a day trip from Prague and will enrich your experience in the Czech Republic. Check out:

Kutna Hora

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Great option for a day trip from Prague, the medieval city of Kutná Hora attracts visitors for housing the largest ossuary in Europe. Just 50 minutes from the Czech capital, the city also has a well-preserved historic center and important buildings in the country. Among the attractions are the Corpus Christi Chapel, the Italian Patio and the Santa Barbara Cathedral, a UNESCO world heritage site.

THE Ossuary of Sedlec, without a doubt the most intriguing attraction of the destination, which is 2.5 km from the historic center of Kutná Hora, it is a place, built in 1300, whose decoration – assembled only in 1870 – includes bones of more than 50 thousand people.

Cesky Krumlov 

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70 km south of Prague, almost on the border with Austria, Český Krumlov is an exceptional example of a small medieval European town whose architectural heritage has remained intact thanks to its peaceful evolution for over 5 centuries.

Its historic center has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. This fact justifies a stroll through the narrow streets built around a 13th century castle. The setting may look like something out of a period movie, but the castle , the old buildings, hills, cliff and river curves are in real life, and build the perfect medieval atmosphere. Take the opportunity to visit the castle grounds that are open to the public and don't leave the Gardens at the back of the property aside. The climb up the tower of the secular construction, which has 160 steps to the top, is also a must-see.

Karlovy Vary 

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Karlovy Vary's enchanting look has been attracting Hollywood and so many tourists for years. This is the result of mixing the geography of the region – full of hills, forests and rivers – with a period of local expansion of the Art Nouveau style, between the late 1800s and early 1900s. 

Founded in the 14th century on account of the hot springs the city is a small oasis in the Czech Republic. But if you are going to enjoy the benefits of the waters, cKeep the emotion in the first sip so you don't get disappointed and spit it out, they taste bad, salty and come hot. 

The city also offers a beer spa for those looking for different and unique experiences, the Beer Spa Beerland.

Olomouc

Photo: Wikimedia CommonsJust two hours by train from Prague, Olomouc offers baroque architecture in the styles of the 17th and 18th centuries. Tourists can see the influence of the period in the various historic monuments listed by UNESCO, as well as in the local sacred monuments and the municipal fortification. The baroque column of the Holy Trinity (sloup Nejsvětější Trojice) is its most important historical monument, at 35 meters high, being the tallest in the Czech Republic. 

In addition to the scenery, the city also offers traditional cured cheeses from Olomouc, which are strongly linked to the history of the place.

plzen

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The city of Pilsen (Plzen) already proves itself as a tourist destination simply because it is where lager (low-fermented beer) was invented, in 1842. The city has a strong presence of industries and a lively nightlife as it is also home to important universities. Its compact center is a meeting point for local students and tourists who vie for space in more than a dozen bars and pubs located in the city's main square, Nám Republicky. 

In the universe of the fermented beverage, the visitor can venture into the Brewery Museum that tells the history of beer in the country. Some underground tunnels built between the 13th and 19th centuries where beer was stored were opened for visitors on a must-see tour that lasts half an hour.

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» 4 days in Prague itinerary
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» Where to stay in Prague: discover the best neighborhoods and hotels
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