Prague tourism tips: most interesting places to visit in the capital of the Czech Republic. Find out when to go, where to stay and what to do in Prague

Prague is the capital and most important city of the Czech Republic and its streets have a rich architecture with a strong influence from the period when it belonged to the Austrian Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Double Monarchy.

Among the memorable buildings, which mix medieval, baroque and gothic styles, highlighting the Prague Castle, which has a little bit of each of these movements. Inside are the Crown Jewels of Bohemia, which belonged to different kings and emperors throughout history. The space has a beautiful garden and a large historical collection. It is worth taking the guided tour.

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With 1.3 million inhabitants, the incredible city of prague stands out from the others in eastern europe. THE capital of the Czech Republic has tourism as its main economic activity, which is revealed in hundreds of hotels and restaurants at reasonable prices, and many others where luxury and sophistication combine with sumptuous and preserved architecture.

The city that has already survived two great wars, even today, 11 years after the fall of communism, celebrates a kind of cultural renaissance that takes over the city throughout the year. Everywhere, street artists share their attention with the beautiful architectural heritage of the city, represented by Gothic cathedrals, Baroque palaces and Art Nouveau buildings.

THE historic center of prague is Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and among the most famous monuments is the intriguing Astronomical Clock, in addition to the Central Square, which attracts several musicians and actors in live performances.

To discover one of the most emblematic temples in the central area, explore the rich interior of St. Vito's Cathedral. The building was built in a Gothic style and has some of the finest stained glass windows in Eastern Europe. The interior walls are decorated with beautiful hand-painted tiles. The space has been used by countless kings and emperors over the centuries as the site of their coronations and is in the same complex as the castle.

Another attraction to visit in Prague is the Charles Bridge, one of the most famous postcards, which began to be built in 1354 and was completed at the end of the 14th century, having been fundamental for urban expansion during the Middle Ages. It became famous for its stone statues that adorn its path, but which were replaced by replicas to preserve the originals that are now in the National Museum. 

And it is in this museum that the richest historical collection of the Czech Republic is found, with more than 14 million items on display, divided into numerous rooms and categories that tell from prehistory to modern times the development of the region. Another place to visit in Prague, the Old Town Square, in the heart of the Czech capital, is one of the attractions that cannot be missed on your itinerary. This place has always been the center of commerce, being surrounded by streets with good restaurants, shops, museums and historical sites. It is worth walking around the region for a few hours.

Closing your trip to Prague, be sure to visit one of the most spectacular places to visit, where the past meets the future, is the Dancing House. This work of architecture, surrounded by Neo-Baroque, Neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau houses, is one of the most emblematic examples of the modernization of the city, having been conceived by the architects Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry. Its curved and asymmetrical lines create the illusion that the house is moving or melting.

What to do in Prague

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Central plaza

The Central Square is the vital point of Prague, where the main attractions in prague and where the main events take place, as well as an excellent starting point to discover the rest of the city. Around it, countless streets and alleys unfold with cafes, shops, restaurants and a lot of tradition and culture. It is a great option for early morning and late day walks, with the possibility of buying souvenirs and enjoying a good meal.

Church of Our Lady Before Týn

It is the highest point on the outskirts of Prague's central square, with two Gothic-style towers reaching 80 meters high. The facade, rustic and grandiose, also impresses at night, with special lighting. Inside the church, the predominant style is Baroque, rebuilt in the 17th century. A large rococo altar and the tomb of astronomer Tycho Brahe, who died in 1601, when he was a consultant to the king, stand out. One of the curiosities of the surroundings is the house on Celetná Street, residence of the writer Franz Kafka during his adolescence.

Charles Bridge and Towers of the Bridge

Certainly one of the most charming bridges in the city, its structure is adorned with stone statues, which are reproductions of saints in Gothic style. It was built during the Middle Ages, having been instrumental in the expansion of the old manor and for the commerce of Prague. Today, it is part of walking tours itineraries, which help to reveal the importance of this construction during wars and several other episodes.

It is only 500 m long and 10 m wide, but this rigid strip over the Vltava River seems to contain a good part of the world's tourists, vying for space with street artists and street vendors. Crossing Charles Bridge, towards Prague Castle and seeing the surrounding attractions around it, is one of the main programs for tourists visiting the city. Built in 1357, it was the only direct link between the two sides of the city until 1841, crossed by the Vltava River.

Josefov

The Jewish Quarter is approximately a five-minute walk from the Central Square and features six of the oldest synagogues in Europe, such as the Staronova from 1270, and a cemetery built in 1470, with 12,000 tombstones.

The neighborhood was renovated at the turn of the century, at the request of the government, which saw old buildings as a threat to public health. Today, the “art nouveau” style architecture creates an enchanting setting.

prague castle

The Prague Royal Castle complex is filled with beautiful buildings and attractions that help to reveal the most important beauties of Bohemia. On site are the crown jewels, as well as a rich collection of paintings, statues and documents about the various kings and emperors who dominated the region over the centuries.

The guided tour allows you to get to know the historical details better.

Cathedral of S. Vito

Place of coronation of countless kings, it is one of the most beautiful temples in the city. With its interior adorned with century-old hand-painted tiles and beautiful stained glass windows, it is one of Prague's Gothic exponents.

Other attractions to visit in Prague

  • Dancing House
  • Orloj
  • Lennon's Wall
  • Wenceslas Square
  • Petřin Monastery of Strahov
  • Powder Tower
  • Žižkov Television Tower
  • Golden Street

How to get to Prague

Prague tourist tips

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There are no direct flights between Brazil and the Czech Republic. However, Prague is easily accessible through the different airlines serving Brazilian cities and Europe. The airport Prague International Václav Havel (PRG) it is about 20 kilometers from the center.

The easiest way to get to Prague is through the Airport, with flights to several world capitals.

In addition, the city is served by a large rail system, with three main lines, which connect Prague to capitals such as Berlin and Vienna.

Prague is reasonably well served by a rail system that connects it with the main cities not only of Czech republic, but also throughout Central Europe.

Daily departures to important destinations such as Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Berlin and Warsaw.

Best time to visit Prague

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Prague has a very defined climate the four seasons of the year, with very hot summers and severe winters, reaching negative temperatures and a lot of snow.

THE best time to travel to prague it is between the months of May and September, when it is hotter and it is possible to appreciate its beauties more easily. For tourists who want to see the city painted in white during the winter, choose between the months of December to the beginning of March.

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Where to stay in Prague

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THE MeetMe23 It is a great option for those looking for a good location. The hotel is situated 400 meters from the National Museum of Prague, one of the main museums in the city. Another great choice can be the luxurious Imperial Art Deco Hotel, just a 10-minute walk from Prague's Old Town Square.

For those traveling alone or who don't mind shared accommodation, the hostels little quarter and Prague-1 are the most indicated on the Booking.com search platform.

Booking offers more than 1000 options for accommodation in pragueSee all available hotels on Booking.com here.

Prague has great accommodation options on Airbnb. The platform that offers house, apartment and room rentals can be much cheaper than hotels. And if you haven't registered yet, you can use this discount code.

Useful links for your trip to Prague

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Plan your trip to Prague

Check out a selection of articles with Prague tourism tips to help you plan your trip:

book your hotel

In addition to having several promotions, the Booking.com has the possibility of free cancellation.

If you prefer AirBnb, has several amazing apartments and rooms in Prague. In this link you Get discounts on your first AirBnB stay.

Car rental

THE rent cars is the leading car rental site in Latin America and offers up to 60% discount on reservations. In addition, those who use the platform do not have to worry about IOF fees and have advantages with easier payment methods and free service cancellation.

Tickets to Prague

THE MaxMiles is certainly one of the references for those looking for cheap travel. The site sells airline tickets with up to 50% off. They get these attractive values because they buy airline tickets with miles from people who want to sell points.

Everything is done with total security and has become the favorite site for frequent travelers who always buy tickets, simulate the value of your flight with MaxMilhas.

Travel insurance

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