Most tourist heading to the Czech Republic go to Prague, in fact Prague has 90% of all the visitors to the Czech Republic. This causes Prague to be fairly crowded during the peak seasons of Christmas, Easter, and the three summer months; additionally it has pushed up the prices of visiting this beautiful city
Most tourist arrive in Prague by way of the Prague city airport. There are buses and taxes from the airport into the city – the taxi should cost no more than 30 Euros – if they want more walk to the next one, at the airport there is a huge of choice.
Once you check in at your hotel get a map of the city, most of the hotels give them out for free or a nominal charge. Go walk. Yes, this is what I suggest, get acclimatised to the city, know where your are in relation to all the main areas. Have a walk down through the Old Town, walk around Old Town Square and see the famous Astronomical Clock at the edge of the old Town. Continue from there down toward the Vltava River and walk across Charles Bridge and get great views of Prague Castle. then have a few beers at any Czech Bar and try and stay away from the obviously tourist joins.
Day Two in Prague
Walking is the best way to see Prague, so have comfortable shoes on and get out there. Walk again to Charles Bridge crossing into the Lesser Town area of the city. With the old town behind you, you want to go left after you come off the Bridge and go and see the Infant of Prague it is about ten minutes walk from the Bridge located in the Church of Our Lady Victorious in the Lesser Town also know in Czech as Malá Strana.
After leaving the Church continue walking the same direction with the Castle at your back towards Petrin Hill. The hill is at the top of the park and on the top stands Petrin lookout tower. There is no better place in Prague for views of the whole city and photos of Prague Castle. The hill is served by a frequent funicular and the tower has an elevator for disabled person – the charge for entry is around €3.
From Petrin Tower you can walk through the Park towards Prague Castle, it is an easy and delightful walk taking in views of the Castle and the city below all the way to the castle providing many photo opportunities all the way to the castle.
Wandering around the Castle area and walking down the hill back towards the city will take the rest of the day, so only the even to cover now. Don’t miss the changing of the Guards and the Palace museums.
See Prague Top Ten for the choice in best restaurants in Prague, we list as you would expect ten of them. And then see the same lists for evening entertainment, night clubs, theaters, and classical music.
The second day would be my day of the main highlights of the city and during the next two days I just give people a list of the best things to go and see, and keep refering them back to the Prague Top Ten as everything is there to make informed choices.
- The Loreto is a Baropue shrine
- Old Jewish Cemetry
- National Gallery
- Wenceslas Square
- National Museum
- Museum of Communism
- Old-New Synagogue
- Wallenstein Garden
Check out our top ten Prague sights for all the must see attrations. Enjoy your stay and stay well.