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The Czech city of Prague is a beautiful and vibrant place full of culture, history, and intrigue. From it’s ancient gothic and art nouveau architecture to its vibrant culture and delicious food, Prague has something to offer for everyone. Here are a few of our favorite sites and activities that can easily be done in a day or two in Prague:
1. Prague Castle
Prague Castle is the largest castle complex in the world and definitely deserves a visit. This 13th century castle has seen kings, emperors, and other royalty come and go, and its grandeur still stands today. As you wander the castle grounds you can see the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral and other historic monuments, as well as take in the breathtaking views of the Old Town.
2. Charles Bridge
The iconic Charles bridge is one of the most heavily photographed sites in all of Prague. Spanning the Vltava River, this 17th century bridge is decorated with a myriad of sculptures and statues. This bridge is especially stunning to view at night when the bridge is lit up and the reflections of the stars in the water are visible.
3. Old Town Square
Centering the Old Town of Prague is the grand Old Town Square, full of cafes, restaurants, and other shops. Here you can find the famous astronomical clock, one of the oldest functioning astronomical clocks in the world. Additionally, the square is filled with stunning gothic churches, an old town hall, and an array of historic buildings.
4. Wenceslas Square
Wenceslas Square is the heart of the modern day city of Prague. This iconic square is where much of the city’s cultural activity is centered, including many of the city’s lively restaurants, bars, and music venues. It is here you will find the national museum and other important monuments to Czech history.
5. Petrin Tower
For some of the best views of the city, you must go to the Petrin Tower. This high observation tower gives amazing 360 degree views of Prague and its winding streets. You can glide up to the top of the tower in an old-fashioned funicular.
6. Jewish Quarter
The Jewish Quarter of Prague is an important part of the city’s history. Here you can explore the Old-New Synagogue, along with historic Jewish cemeteries, sixteenth century Spanish Synagogue, and other monuments to the city’s Jewish heritage.
Exploring Prague is a must for anyone looking for a great vacation destination full of culture, history, and beautiful sights. From the grandeur of Prague Castle to the lively streets of Wenceslas Square, you are sure to have a wonderful time in this living piece of history.