Prague is one of the most popular tourist spots for the past three decades. The place offers us a grand and century long Roman, Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture. Also, the numerous numbers of palaces, churches, park and food makes it the favourite spot for visitors. Let’s look at few of the best places to visit in Prague.
Old Town Square
It is in the heart of the city and also a historic square. The highlight of this square is its tower which has an astronomical clock. It also has various architectural marvels – the Tyn Cathedral, the church of St. Nicholas and the charming colourful houses.
The name comes after King Charles IV. It is one of the best places where you can have a beautiful view of the Vltava River and enjoy the sunrise. You can see a lot of painters and food vendors lining up to serve food.
Mala Strana – Church of St Nicholas
The richness of the interiors of this church is mind blowing. Built by the father-son duo, it is one of the most beautiful churches with gigantic sculptures, glittering altarpieces, paintings, from the Baroque era.
Church of Our Lady Victorious
The miracle stories associated with the infant Jesus wax effigy has made this church quite popular. It is located close to the Charles Bridge and is one of the first Baroque churches.
It is considered as one of the largest castle in the world. The castle grounds are occupied by the St. Vitus Cathedrel. It’s a beautiful cathedral that would make you spellbound. The courtyards, palaces and gardens are a treat to your eyes.
Wenceslas Square is one of the two main squares in Praque. It is a busy commercial and administrative area full of hotels, theatres, restaurants, administrative centres and nightclubs.
Old New Synagogue
For more than 700 years, Old New Synagogue has been the main synagogue of the Jewish community. It is one of the earliest Gothic buildings. A legend says it that angels are protecting this synagogue. It is a must see for its Gothic architecture and historical importance.
Prague Picture Gallery
This picture gallery is located inside the prague castle in the first courtyard. Emperor Rudolph II, a great collector and patron of arts put the greatest arts collections. This was later scattered due to war and the current Gallery is not first-class though it’s worth a watch.
The Petrin Watchtower
Petrin Watch tower is the miniature of the Eiffel tower and gives a great view of the whole of Prague. The status of the Czech Romantic poet, Karel Hynek Macha is a meeting place for lovers on the day of Love (1st May)
Municipal House and Powder Tower
The Municipal House is a National Heritage building. It is a host to many of the concerts and exhibitions. The Smetana Hall inside this House is famous for its glass dome. It also contains lots of rooms, halls, offices and restaurants.
Next to the municipal house lies the Powder Tower. It is a gate and got its name when it was used to store gun powder in the 17th century. There is a small exhibition about the history of this tower and is open for public.