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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 if you head to the extensive Castle District (Hradèany) or wander the cobblestone streets around the Old Town Square, you'll see 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. You can also shop at the local markets and visit the hill of Vyšehrad, 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, and anybody with a mind for the mechanical will be captivated by the medieval Astronomical Clock.

Visitors to Prague planning on doing a lot of sightseeing will do well to purchase the Prague Card which will allow them 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 is valid for. The card can be bought online or at about 24 travel agencies and tourist offices in Prague.


Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

The pedestrian Charles Bridge serves as a focal point for tourists in Prague and is the most photographed feature of…

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Franz Kafka Museum

One of Prague's most famous citizens, renowned author Franz Kafka, was born in the city in 1883 in a house on the Old…

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Miluniæ and Gehry's Dancing House

This unique building is so famous it even had a coin issued with its likeness printed on it, celebrating ten years of…

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Museum of Communism

Ironically located next door to a casino and above a McDonald's, the Museum of Communism is dedicated to presenting an…

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Old Town Square

The heart of the old city and its marketplace since the 11th century, the Old Town Square is Prague's prettiest and most…

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St Vitus Cathedral

Situated within the Castle Complex, the spires of St Vitus Cathedral, an elegant but domineering French Gothic structure,…

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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

The Jewish Museum is the largest and most authentic of its kind in Central Europe, with one of the most extensive collections…

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Vysehrad

Vysehrad, a hill fort perched on a rock above the river, is an integral part of the Prague skyline. The castle is thought…

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