Medieval streets, beautiful architecture, intense history, the mixture of modern west and the influence of communism, make Prague one of the most exquisite cities in Europe. It’s also known as the golden city of one hundred spires, Prague is a great place for your next city break. It will steal your heart. While 72 hours in Prague will not be enough, it’s plenty of time to cover the basics.
Start your trip with getting to know the old historical center. Old Town Square is the oldest part of Prague, where you’ll find the Gothic Powder Tower, one of the original gates to the city from the middle ages.
From there head on to the Municipal House, a concert venue and a civic building that houses the Smetana Hall. From there head on to the 14th century Old Town Hall, where the world famous Astronomical Clock is. Every hour, people stop by and watch the procession of the Twelve Apostles. Take your time and wander around the Old Town Square, the vibe is very relaxing. Take some pics of the Church of Our Lady before Týn and St. Nicholas Church. In the afternoon walk across Charles Bridge and visit the Franz Kafka Museum. For dinner try some traditional Czech cuisine and some local beer.
First up is the Petrin Park. A beautiful walk through the park offers amazing views of Prague. On top of the hill, you’ll find the Prague tower, which you can climb for better views of this magnificent city.
From the park, walk to the Prague Castle and spend some time here getting lost between sections, the most well known St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane and the Old Royal Palace.
Your next stop is the Lesser Town Square, where you can explore the baroque and renaissance buildings, from there, continue and can stop by the Plague Column, Liechtenstein Palace and Sternberg Palace.
In the evening unwind in one of the local bars or take a night cruise on the Vltava river.
Take a trip out of the city to a place called Kutna Hora. It’s only an hour away from the city. This place is known for a bone church that contains over 40,000 bones arranged to decorate a Roman Catholic church. Creepy! Take a walk through the city and visit the main attractions: St. Barbara’s Church, Church of the Assumption of Our Lady and Sedlec Ossuary.
Before heading home, if you have time to spare stop at the Jewish Quarter. This is the birthplace of one of the famous author Franz Kafka. Walk around and find the old and the new Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery and other historical Jewish monuments.
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