Prague is an incredible city located on the Vltava River.
Whilst it’s been popular with tourists, stag do’s and locals for years, it’s still a grand city which is jam-packed with impressive history and culture.
Thinking of heading to Prague? Then here’s my definitive guide on what to do with your time in this beautiful city.
If you’ve been following this Blog for a while, you’ll know I’m a lover of Free Walking Tours. Really, what’s not to love? Free Walking Tour Prague offer 4 unique tours in English including a tour of the Old Town and Prague Castle. If you’re thinking of heading out on one of their free tours, they highly recommend pre-booking your space to ensure you get a spot!
We spent our first morning in Prague on a tour of the Old Town, discovering local legends, viewing impressive architecture and learning about the rich Bohemian history of the city. This tour also heads to the Jewish Quarter and the Old-New Synagogue.
After the walking tour, we spent some time exploring for ourselves. The John Lennon Wall is a popular tourist spot, located just outside the very centre of the city. There is also an impressive statue celebrating the life of Franz Kafka, a novelist from the 20th Century. The ‘Head of Franz Kafka’ is a rotating sculpture standing 11 metres tall and made up of 42 rotating panels. I’d highly recommend visiting!
Prague Castle – one of the largest castle complexes in the world – is a popular tourist spot. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is home to palaces and churches of numerous architectural styles. architectural styles. If you’re thinking of visiting the Castle I’d highly recommend getting there as early as you can. The queues soon become lengthy, especially during peak times such as Saturdays. Check out ticket prices, opening hours, and more important information you may need over at their website.
Prague is pretty famous for it’s Ghost Tours. And so when we decided to visit this city, it was one of the first things to go on to our bucket lists. We decided to do a tour with Mysterium Tours. They pride themselves on their immersive storytelling through enchanting evening walking tours. Each ‘Storyteller’ guides visitors through the streets of Prague, revealing the city’s deepest mysteries, legends and tales of ghosts, alchemists and witches.
Looking back now, I realise just how much we fitted into our weekend in Prague!
For our last evening in Prague, we decided to head to Prague Zoo. One of the top 5 zoos in the world, it’s home to polar bears, cheetahs, sea lions and everything in-between. You can easily spend a few hours here, it’s so easy to get swept away with the incredible wildlife.
If Prague isn’t on your list, I’d certainly suggest adding it! It’s a city filled with history, legends and beautiful architecture, that will take your breath away.