What to See in Prague, Czechia?
Prague, called in Czech Praha, is the capital of Czechia and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and worldwide. Many people consider it to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
The city was founded in the 6th century. It used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, of the Holy Roman Empire, of Czechoslovakia, and since 1993 it has been the capital of the Czech Republic, also known as Czechia.
Prague is by far the largest city in Czechia and its cultural and economic center. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide.
If you like beautiful cities with great old architecture, you can’t miss Prague. The Historic Centre of Prague was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1992 and its architectural and cultural gems amaze millions of tourists who visit it each year.
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Amazing Places and Sights in Prague
Below is a small selection of great places and sights in Prague. This list will be automatically updated as our website grows, so please don’t forget to revisit our site on a regular basis.
The Čertovka is a very picturesque man-made channel on the western side of the Vltava river in Prague. The name can be translated as the Devil‘s Stream of Devil‘s Channel. The construction of the canal has created an artificial island in Prague.
This island between the Čertovka and the Vltava is called Kampa and it is quite an interesting place in its own right.
The Čertovka is 740 m (0.6 mi) long. Its beginning is near the northern end of Malostranské nábřeží and it flows back into the Vltava behind Charles Bridge. The canal thus flows through the Lesser Side (Malá Strana) throughout its entire course.
Charles Bridge (in Czech: Karlův most) is an iconic landmark in the very centre of Prague. The bridge crosses the Vltava river and connects the Old Town (Staré Město) with the Lesser Side (Malá Strana).
It is not the oldest Czech bridge, because this title goes to the Stone Bridge in the town of Písek in South Bohemia. But Charles Bridge is definitely the most famous bridge in Czechia and perhaps also in the whole of Europe.
Most of the time, Charles Bridge is a crowded place. No tourist can miss it. And many of these tourists don’t just cross it; they tend to hang out there, take selfies and look at all the souvenirs offered by the numerous vendors present there.
Golden Lane, known in Czech as Zlatá ulička, is an iconic, tiny street located in Prague Castle. The colorful small houses give it a unique charm and it is very popular among tourists coming to Prague.
Old Town Square
Old Town Square, in Czech known as Staroměstské náměstí, is the central square of the historic part of Prague. The square is one of the greatest tourist attractions of the Czech capital, along with Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. It is almost impossible to miss it if you’re coming to Prague as a tourist.
Petřín Lookout Tower
The Petřín Lookout Tower, known in Czech as Petřínská rozhledna, is a tower situated on Petřín hill on the left bank of the Vltava river in Prague. Due to its location and its own height, it offers probably the best-elevated views of the Golden City.
If you happen to be a photographer, you will appreciate the fact that the view from the observation platform is unobstructed, without any glass. Therefore you don’t need to worry about reflections spoiling your photos. And the view is indeed magnificent, so if you catch good light, you should return with fantastic photos.
Prague Astronomical Clock
The Prague Astronomical Clock, commonly known as the Orloj, is one of the most popular sights in the Czech capital. It is very easy to find because it is mounted on the Old Town Hall in the magnificent Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí).
At full hours between 9 AM and 9 PM, you will see their crowds of tourists watching the parade of 12 wooden apostle statues appearing in two windows.
Prague Castle (in Czech: Pražský hrad) is the largest ancient castle in the world. It is perhaps the most important landmark in the magnificent city of Prague and it absolutely dominates the city’s skyline.
More than 1.8 million tourists visit Prague Castle every year, and indeed, it is hard to miss it. You will see it from many places along the Vltava and from numerous observation points in the Czech capital.
Wenceslas Square, in Czech called Václavské náměstí, or colloquially Václavák, is a large square in the New Town district of Prague. As a matter of fact, it doesn’t resemble a typical city square at all, but the Czech word náměstí is usually translated into English as “square”.
Nowadays, it looks more like a boulevard or a wide two-lane street. Centuries ago, however, it was more like a square and was called Horse Market (Koňský trh).
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