Been There Haven't Done That: 7 Things You Shouldn't Miss in Prague
Words by Rebecca Brown
Known for its rich history, colorful vibe, and explosive nightlife, Prague is one of the European cities every passionate traveler should have on the must-visit list. In addition to its spectacular beauty, the capital of the Czech Republic is also famous for its low prices, when compared to other capital cities in Europe.
Whether you plan a romantic escape, a solo trip or a holiday with your friends and family, continue reading this article and find out which are the things you shouldn’t miss in Prague.
1. Explore the City by Foot
There is so much history and important monuments in Prague, that the city can be described as an incredible outdoor museum. So, there is no better way to begin your vacation than with a walk to remember. Exploring the city by foot will give you the chance to catch a glimpse of all, or at least a great part, of its architectural gems, monuments, and attractions. So, make sure you pack your comfortable walking shoes because there’s a lot to see in Prague.
2. Relax in the Old Town Square
After a long walk on Prague’s beautifully arranged streets, spending some relaxing moments in the Old Town Square is a fantastic idea. This is the city’s main square, and it is a real delight for the eyes of every history and architecture aficionado. Surrounded by mesmerizing historical buildings of different architectural styles from Baroque to Gothic, the Old Town Square is also welcoming travelers with many cafes and a multitude of people to watch as they pass by.
3. Visit Prague Castle
Whether you are interested in history, art or architecture, this huge ancient castle is one of the things you shouldn’t miss in Prague. The stunning castle is actually a complex and looks like a town on its own, occupying an area of 70,000 square meters. Make sure you don’t miss going up the St. Vitus Cathedral tower to admire a lovely view of the city. And if you’re lucky, you will get to the charming castle just in time to see the changing of the guards.
4. Indulge in the Local Beer and Food
The Czech Republic is famous for its beer. So, whether you are a beer lover or not, while in Prague you have to spoil yourself at least with a few Pilsner glasses. But of course, with about 40 breweries and brew pubs, it will be impossible to miss tasting the delicious Czech beer. And if you find yourself in one of the charming beer gardens in Prague, pair your delicious drink with a mouth-watering Czech dish. Sure, the local food is not as famous as the French or Italian cuisines, but it’s hearty, tasty, and fair priced.
5. Enjoy a Walk in Letna Park and Admire the Spectacular City Views
There are a few incredible green areas in Prague, but if you have to choose one, the charming Letna Park should win. It is definitely one of the things you shouldn’t miss in Prague, but not only because of its beauty but also for the views it offers. Get ready to unwind while admiring all Prague’s beautiful bridges.
6. Cross the Charming Charles Bridge at Night
Charles Bridge is now an amazing touristic attraction in Prague, but it used to be the important connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town and close areas.
No matter if you are on a romantic trip, travelling solo or enjoying a vacation with your best friends, the 14th-century Charles Bridge is a delight. But the truth is that during the day it is filled with curious tourists. So, to avoid the huge crowds of visitors and make the most out of this stunning landmark, visit it late at night.
7. Experience the City’s Incendiary Nightlife
One of the things you shouldn’t miss in Prague is the city’s explosive nightlife. Not only are there many pubs, clubs, parties, and festivals but the prices are by far lower than in other European capitals. This is why many people choose Prague as a destination when they want to organize an event or a party.
No matter the season, the city is always bursting with groups who are celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, bachelor or bachelorette parties, spring breaks or just fun escapes with their best friends. So, if you are planning a trip to celebrate something and organize a party, Prague is the perfect place.
These are the seven things you shouldn’t miss in Prague, but the truth is that there are many other great things to see in the city. Here is a list of what to see and do in December, one of the best months to visit. But the length of your must-see list depends on the number of days you plan to stay in the Czech Republic’s capital, the type of vacation, and of course, your budget.