Things to see in Prague

Prague CastlePrague Castle is the largest castle complex in the world, according to Guinness Book of World Records. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The castle is situated on a hill, offering a very nice view on the city. St. Vitus Cathedral can be found within the castle complex. You can watch the changing of the guards from hour to hour. Don’t miss the gardens, they are really beautiful. Official website: www.hrad.cz.

Vysehrad is another castle in Prague. It is situated on a hill, close to Vltava river. It offers a very nice view of the city. Official website: www.praha-vysehrad.cz

PragueThe Old Town (Stare mesto) is labyrinth of narrow streets with many old buildings. You should not miss the old town hall, the astronomical clock and St. James church. A walk in this historical center is very pleasant. You will find many fine restaurants and places where you can drink some Czech beer.

Prague - Charles BridgeCharles Bridge is very old, dating from the 14th century. You are not allowed to miss a walk on it, even if it is packed with tourists at all times. There are a lot of souvenir merchants and artists on this bridge. The statues that are placed on both sides add to the sensation of “old”, but most of them are copies, due to the destruction of the original ones.

Josefov is the historical Jewish ghetto. You can find here The Old New Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Europe still in service. The Jewish Museum is another attraction you should visit. It reminds you of the sufferings that happened in the death camps. Official website: www.jewishmuseum.cz.

Prague - Wenceslas SquareThe New Town (Nove mesto) is not as new as its name suggests. It was built in the 14th century, but still, it is younger that The Old Town. You can find here the Wenceslas Square, an area with many shops and restaurants. National Museum is another attraction in this area.

Czech National Museum (Národní muzeum) is a natural history museum located in Wenceslas Square. Besides this main building, Czech National Museum has other buildings dedicated to music, pharmacy, ethnography and anthropology. Official website: www.nm.cz.
The Lesser Town (Mala strana) is another touristic quarter of Prague. You should visit here St. Nicholas Church.

Prague ZooThe Zoo is also a nice place to visit. Lots of animals, nicely organized. Official website: www.zoopraha.cz.

Prague - Dancing HousePrague Dancing House is a building with an impressive, modern architecture. Worth a visit!

Strahov Monastery is a nice monastery in the mountains. Very nice location. Official website: www.strahovskyklaster.cz.

Czech National Gallery (Národní galerie) has a large collection of art. It is made up of more buildings: Sternberg Palace, St. George Convent and Veletržní Palace. The first two are located near the castle. Official website: www.ngprague.cz.

Museum of Communism in Czechoslovakia has lots of exhibits that recreate the communism atmosphere. Official website: www.museumofcommunism.com.