A must-visit place in Prague, Prague castle. We recommend you to visit in the early morning before it gets too crowded. Being the seat of government, there are many spots you should not miss including Saint Vitus Cathedral, where you can see staind glasses by Alphonse Mucha, and Golden Lane, where the house of Franz Kafka is located. There are different types of tickets from A to C, and B course is the most popular one which allows you to enter Saint Vitus Cathedrale, Golden Lane, St. George’s Basilica, and Old Royal Palace.
How to go : Take tram no.22, and get off from Prazsky Hrad
Opening hours : April-October - Prague castle 6:00-22:00 & Admission 9:00-17:00 / November-March - Prague castle 6:00-22:00 & Admission 9:00-16:00
Admission fee : A course 350CZK / B course 250CZK / C course 350CZK
One and only restaurant with the best view of Prague ever. This beautiful view from restaurant terrace and high quality foods will definitely satisfy you. Enjoy the best lunch looking down the view of Prague. From the lunch set menu to appetizers, main dishes, desserts, coffees, and wines.. there are variety of choices for you.
Address : U Zlaté studně 166/4, 118 00 Malá Strana
Opening hours : daily 7:00-23:00
Price : Lunch 2 courses 790CZK / Lunch 3 courses 990CZK
Mala Strana is the area under Prague castle and nearby Vltava river. Kampa island is right under the Charles bridge and John Lennon wall is also located here. Just walk around Kampa island and encounter unexpected cute shops and cafes. Famous spots on Kampa island are John lennon wall, Kampa museum, and the place with numerous swans along Vltava river.
How to go : Go down from the middle of Charles bridge
Cafe Savoy displays Neo Renaissance interior with ambiance of Czechoslovakia. You can simply enjoy a cup of coffee or tea or some others like desserts, breakfasst menus, brunch, wines, and so on. Beautifully decorated cakes are well displayed while elegant interior attracts your eyes.
Address : Vítězná 124/5, Malá Strana, 150 00 Praha-Smíchov
Opening hours : weekdays 8:00-22:30 / weekends 9:00-22:30
The center of Prague, Prague old town. The famous clock tower, which is one of the symbols of Prague is also located in old town area. Along the streets, there are various souvenir shops, cafes, and restaurants. You might see many artists or performers in old town too.
Mlejnice is a local restaurant famous for its goulash soup and pork knuckle. Goulash soup is one of the traditional Czech foods and Mlejnice serves this soup in a bread bowl. Homemade lemonade and pork steak accompanied with seasoned onions and crispy bacons are marvelous as well. Warm and cozy interior is also impressive.
Address : Žatecká 17, 110 00 Staré Město
Opening hours : daily 11:00-23:00
The best view point to capture the view with Prague castle and Vltava river below. Charles bridge shows off different charms during day and night. You will see many statues when you walk on the bridge, and the statue of Saint John of Nepomuk is the most famous among them. He was the court priest of King Wenceslas IV, and he refused to tell the king about the confession of queen, and thus, he was killed by request of the king. There is the observatory deck at the starting point of Charles bridge where presents this amazing view of Prague castle by night.
Address : Karlův most Praha 1, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha 1
Bridge Deck Opening hours : November-February 10:00-18:00 / March 10:00-20:00 / April-September 10:00-22:00 / October 10:00-22:00
Bridge Deck Admission Fee : Adults 100CZK / Students 70CZK
Classic and elegant cafe with Cubism style. Simple and elegant interior amazes you while terrace seats are full of romantic ambiance. From breakfast to brunch, coffee, and cakes, there are various menus prepared. Coffees with different types of alcohol are also famous.
Address : Ovocný trh 19, 110 00 Staré Město
Opening hours : weekdays 9:00-22:00 / weekends 10:00-22:00
Alphonse Mucha is the most representative painter in Czech Republic who presented Art Nouveau style. This museum displays many paintings of him from Paris, and the rough sketch versions of staind glass in St. Vitus Cathedrale, and also documentary films with the history of him.
Address : 7, Panská 890, 110 00
Opening hours : daily 10:00-18:00
Admission Fee : Adults 240CZK / Children & Students 160CZK
A new town made in the Middle Age. Wenceslas Square was named after the king Wenceslas, who is a great figure of Czech Christianity. Along the street on each side, it is full of shopping destinations.
A spacious and warm restaurant, U Fleku. The most famous Czech cuisine, pork knuckle has two kinds; crispy ones and tender ones. If you prefer the tender pork knuckle, this place is perfect for you. Lightbulbs covered with beer glass add the atmosphere while dark wooden walls make it a cozy place. There is a big terrace section and you will feel like you are dining in the middle of a garden.
Address : Křemencova 11, 110 00 Nové Město
Opening hours : daily 10:00-23:00
If you want to meet Prague closer, experience Prague boat tour. There are many different types and courses of boat tour depending on each boat tour company. This tour is recommendable especially during the sunset time which will give you the most romantic view of Vltava river and Prague ever. The boat tour allows you to look around different aspects of Prague in a short time.
One of the most famous night view spots, Letna Park. Many local people also enjoy here with families. There is a beer garden where you can buy some beers at cheap costs and freely grab seats to enjoy the view of Prague with sunset or with night view.
Address : Letenské sady, 170 00 Praha 7 (address of Beer garden)
Opening hours : daily 11:00-23:00
rootin’ tootin’ atmosphere reminds you of Octoberfest in Germany. There are several branches and all the branches have quite a huge space. Foamy beer is extremly soft and tasty. Once you order a beer, they will bring you an order sheet with many icons of beer glasses on it, and scratch each one of them whenever you order a new beer. Deep fried cheese served with tartar sauce goes perfect with creamy beers.
Address : Míšeňská 66/12, 118 00 Malá Strana (Branch : Lokál U Bílé kuželky)
Opening hours : Sunday-Thursday 11:30-24:00 / Friday-Saturday 11:30-25:00
Opened in 1902, it was a meeting point for many intellectuals and artists like Franz Kafka and Albert Einstein. This place still keeps the first ambiance they had from the beginning. Cafe Louvre serves breakfast menus, brunch menus, small desserts, and coffees. Grand Cappuccino with L letter from Cafe Louvre on top of it truly gives you the pleasure with its deep flavor.
Address : Národní 22, 110 00 Nové Město
Opening hours : weekdays 8:00-23:30 / weekends 9:00-23:30
After the restoration work, Prague astronomical clock revealed its appearance again. Installed in 1410, this is the third oldest astronomical clock in the world. Every hour on the hour, the Twelve disciples come out from the clock and go in, which is one of things you do not want to miss in Prague. You can go up to the clock tower to look down the old town and red roofs of Prague.
Address : Staroměstské nám. 1, 110 00 Staré Město
Opening hours : Monday 11:00-22:00 / Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-22:00
Admission Fee : Adults 250CZK / Students 150CZK
Just around the corner of Prague old town, you can access this cozy local market, Havel market. From fruits to postcards, mini clock tower, key rings, beer cups, Czech snacks, and paintings. This is one of the best spots to buy souvenirs.
Address : Havelská 13, 110 00 Staré Město
Opening hours : weekdays 6:00-19:00 / Saturday 7:00-19:00 / Sunday 8:00-18:30
The most famous shopping spot and department store, Palladium. From beauty brands including DM, Apoteka and Manufaktura - the famous local skin care brand, to fashion brands, around 200 stores are in store.
Address : nám. Republiky 1078/1, 110 00 Nové Město
Opening hours : Sunday-Wednesday 9:00-21:00 / Thursday-Saturday 9:00-22:00
One of the hottest restaurant in Prague, Nase Maso, is famous for the wagyu burgers. When you enter this small restaurant, it looks like a butcher shop. In fact, this is also a butcher shop where locals buy fine quality meats. From Czech sausages to steaks, hamburgers, Nase Maso serves freshly made foods on tables. The most famous menus are steaks and dry aged burgers.
Address : Dlouhá 727/39, 110 00 Staré Město
Opening hours : Monday-Saturday 8:30-22:00 / Closed on Sundays
From the Petrin tower, you can look down the view of Prague from 360 degrees. You can go up to the top of this tower by stairs or lift. On a sunny day, this is a perfect spot to capture various aspects of Prague.
Address : Petřínské sady 633, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana
Opening hours : November-February 10:00-18:00 / March 10:00-20:00 / April-September 10:00-22:00 / October 10:00-20:00
Admission Fee : 150CZK / 7-15 years old & Students from 16 to 26 years old 80CZK (Lift : additional cost of 60CZK)
Situated in the 17th century baroque style building, U Maleho Glena is famous for its foamy velvet beer and sweet and salty ribs. You can enjoy the meals or beers at the bar section surrounded by warm wooden interior, while you can enjoy the jazz concerts by various artists from all over the world every night.
Address : Karmelitská 374/23, 118 00 Malá Strana
Opening hours : order of meals 11:00-24:00 / bar section until 2A.M. on weekdays, until 3A.M. on weekends
Words and Photographs by Yuna Lee