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What to see in Prague

Prague Attractions


Sightseeing in Prague is a fascinating experience, as it is a city steeped in history and teeming with sightseeing opportunities that will appeal to just about any kind of visitor. From medieval castles to museums and dancing buildings, this dynamic city is a treasure trove of attractions. And in addition to all the cultural sightseeing, Prague has a famously fun nightlife to keep travellers busy until the early hours. Prague is called the City of a Thousand Spires, and a trip to the extensive Castle District (Hradeany) or simply along the cobblestone streets around the Old Town Square will reveal why. The Czech Republic actually has one of the highest densities of castles and keeps in the world, and many of these gems are in Prague. Travellers can also shop at the local markets and visit the hill of Vysehrad, thought to have been the first inhabited area of Prague. Culture vultures and history buffs will love the Museum of Communism as well as the Jewish Museum, while the medieval Astronomical Clock will captivate anybody with a mind for the mechanical. Visitors planning on doing a lot of sightseeing should consider purchasing the Prague Card. It will allow free access to more than 50 of the city's top attractions, discounted entry to others, unlimited use of public transport, and discounts on a number of city tours. The cost of the card varies depending on how many days it's valid for. Travellers can buy the card online or at about 24 travel agencies and tourist offices in Prague.


Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

Visitors to Prague enjoy photographing The Charles Bridge more than any other feature in the city. Built to replace the…

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Franz Kafka Museum

Born in Prague in 1883, renowned author, Franz Kafka, would later refer to the city as his 'dear little mother with claws'.…

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Milunic and Gehry's Dancing House

This unique building is so famous, the Czech National Bank issued a coin featuring its likeness in 2005. It was the final…

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Museum of Communism

The Museum of Communism is dedicated to presenting an account of the post-World War Two communist regime in Czechoslovakia,…

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Old Town Square

The heart of the old city and its marketplace since the 11th century, Prague's Old Town Square still hosts a variety…

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St Vitus Cathedral

Situated within the Castle Complex, St Vitus Cathedral is an elegant but domineering French Gothic structure. With its…

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The Castle District

The Castle District stretches across the top of the hill overlooking the city, and incorporates the best churches and…

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The Jewish Museum

Situated in the old Jewish Quarter, The Jewish Museum's exhibitions are spread over a variety of buildings and synagogues,…

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Vysehrad

Sitting on a hill above the Vltava River, The Vysehrad Citadel has played an important part in Czech history for over…

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