Prague is a very compact city and most of its main attractions are within walking distance from the centre of the old town.
Take the time to explore all the city has to offer. If you are here for a long weekend, then you can take in most of the attractions mentioned in one day. However with so much packed into so many small spaces, it is definitely worth the time splitting up your days and exploring, at most, 3 per day.
Save time queuing and book the Prague Day Tour in Advance and get your bearings of the city with your very own guided tour.
Here is our list of the 8 must-see attractions in Prague. Take a tour on a tram, a vintage car or even on a Segway!
This fairy tale castle on a hill overlooking the Vltava River is the most popular sight in the city, reflecting the city’s “Bohemian Baroque” architecture. The seat of Czech rulers for 1,000 years, today it houses the office of the Pesident. Contained within the castle walls are three courtyards, beautiful gardens, shops, and restaurants. St Vitus Cathedral, a Gothic landmark of the city started in 926 that has always been the center of Prague’s religious and political life, is in this giant castle. The cathedral has 21 chapels as well as its most famous archway, the Golden Portal entrance , containing a mosaic of The last Judgement dating back to 1370.
St. Vitus Cathedral
Situated at the Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral is the most important and largest church in Prague. The cathedral is the burial place of the former Czech kings and a home of the Czech Crown Jewels.
Connecting the Old town with Lesser Town, this popular pedestrian bridge is filled with musicians, painters, vendors and tourists during the summertime.
The old town hall and Astronomical Clock
The best place in Prague. Try to avoid during the busier times to get the most out of it. Everytime you walk past this place you will stop and stare at the beauty, and maybe understand why the designer had his eyes taken out. The best way to get an understanding of this place is not the tour guides, but the locals. If you get the chance, spend a night with some Praguers and get them to tell you about this place; it means so much to them.
Prague Old Town Square
Located in the center of historic Prague, this lively square is surrounded by baroque buildings, vibrant cafes, street entertainers and craftspeople.
Church of the Virgin Mary Before Tyn
One of the symbols of Prague, the Church of the Virgin Mary Before Tyn is the dominant feature in the Old Town. The church was built in the 14th century and used to be a primary place of worship for foreign merchants visiting the city.
Old Town (Stare Mesto)
The heart of Prague, Old Town is filled with many houses, churches and other structures dating back to the 13th century. Notable structures include the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock, the Carolinum, the Municipal House and the Estates Theater.
Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)
One of the most historic sections of Prague, the Lesser Quarter features many Renaissance burghers’ houses, baroque palaces, narrow lanes and spacious squares.
For a complete list of tours, dinner cruises and more available in Prague, check out our Tours section and plan and book your tours in advance.