Let's take a look at all the amazing things you can do in Prague, from visiting historical sites and museums to grabbing a bite, we've listed some of our favorites. Check them out!
If you’re planning a Europe trip, consider adding Prague to your itinerary. In the capital of the Czech Republic, you’ll find ample things to see and do, without the steep price tag associated with many other European capital cities. Think Prague sounds like a place you’d like to visit? Read on for our recommendations of things to do and see while you’re there!
Where is Prague?
Prague is located in the Czech Republic. The capital city is also the largest in the country and can be found on the western side of the country, in Bohemia. While the Czech Republic is in the EU, they don’t use euros as their local currency. You will need to have Czech Korunas (CZK) on hand if you wish to pay in cash, and be sure to look up the current exchange rate with your home currency before you travel!
Things to do in Prague
Prague is a bustling city with so much to see and do. Like many other major European cities, there is an excellent blend of history and modernity, and you can choose to explore either side of Prague while you’re there. As a former USSR country, you can also learn a lot about that era of history while visiting if you so choose. Let’s dive into some ideas of what to do while you’re in Prague!
With so much cultural history, Prague is rife with museums for every taste. In addition to our top five museums to visit recommendations, here are some others you should consider visiting while in Prague:
- The National Museum: This is the largest museum in Prague and has dedicated scientific collections, and historic exhibits spread out inside an ornate building. Cost is 300 CZK, and 200 CZK for students with a proper university ID (you can also visit Wenceslas Square while there)
- Museum of Communism: While this is a smaller museum than most, it offers a glance back into what life was like in the Czech Republic under communist rule. The main exhibit weaves its way through the decades with a mix of reproductions, multimedia installations, and more. Cost is 380 CZK for adults, and 290 CZK for students with a valid university ID
- Jewish Museum: Prague is home to centuries of Jewish history, and you can explore it by visiting the seven locations of the Jewish Museum. You’ll learn about Jewish life in Prague, up to and during the Holocaust, including how the city of Prague has been impacted by the local Jewish community. The cost for visiting all locations of the museum is 350 CZK for adults, and 250 CZK for students under 26. You can also wander through the Jewish Quarter for free
- Museum of Public Transport: If you’re interested in trains, carriages, and all things transport-related, this is the museum for you. Housing 40 historic vehicles, you’ll be able to closely examine photographs, models, tickets, documents, and more relating to Prague, and the Czech Republic’s public transport over the years. Cost is 100 CZK for adults, and 60 CZK for students under 26
- Old Town Square: Take a step back in time in this main, public square. You’ll be surrounded on all sides by historic architecture, as well as take in some street performers
- Watch the astronomical clock: While you’re in Old Town Square, you absolutely have to be sure to swing by the astronomical clock on the hour to watch it chime. It was built in the 15th century and puts on a little show every hour for anyone who wants to watch. It’s located on the south face of the town hall, but if you can’t find it, look for a large crowd gathering close to the hour!
- Charles Bridge: Walking around Prague is a great way to see the city, and while you’re walking, you have to cross Charles Bridge. From the bridge, you’ll get spectacular views of the city’s architecture, and marvel at the city from afar.
- Prague Castle: If you’re looking for the seat of Czech royalty of old, this is the place to visit. Entry to the grounds is free, but you’ll have to purchase a ticket to enter any of the buildings on-site, which include St. Vitus Cathedral, and Golden Lane.
Other things to see and do
- Lennon Wall: Although Prague has little connection to the Beatles, you can find a beautifully painted image of John Lennon on this wall, along with other elements of Beatles related graffiti. It’s a fun thing to see, and a perfect Instagram photo spot.
- Petrin Hill: If you want a view from up high of Prague, you can hike up (or take a funicular if you want) to the top of Petrin Hill. From there, you can also climb a miniature version of the Eiffel Tower for an even more spectacular view.
- Eat a trdelnik: Translated to chimney cake, these delicious treats can be found everywhere. Whether you try a plain one, or a sweet version filled with Nutella (or any other variety of filling), this is an absolute must-try while in Prague - you won’t be disappointed!
Things to do at night
For as much as there is to do in Prague during the day, the city doesn’t lose its interest when the sun goes down. Whether you’re someone who likes to enjoy nightlife or simply viewing a city in a different light, you’ll have plenty of options.
- Prague River Cruise: You can do this by day or by night on the Vltava, but at night, you’ll get to see the city lit up and enjoy the evening atmosphere
- Ghost Tour: If you like walking tours, and want to explore Prague’s paranormal (and slightly creepy) history consider taking a nighttime ghost tour!
- Try some absinthe: Head to one of two Absintherie locations to try an authentic absinthe experience in Prague
- Hit the clubs: Whether you’re looking for a bar to drink or a party scene, Prague has several options. Check out Lucerna Music Bar, or Roxy as two great clubs (for more club recommendations, check out Time Out’s top 15 nightlife spots)
Can you do Prague in three days?
While there is a lot to do in Prague, with a compact itinerary, it is possible to see all the big sites in three days. If you’re looking to visit in three days, it’s important to plan out your days in advance to make sure you can see everything you want, and allow enough time to get from place to place.
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