Top 5 Things to do in Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic is one of the most unique cities in Europe. You will find many hidden wonders around each corner and can enjoy the beauty of the city from almost anywhere. Don’t be intimidated to travel to foreign countries just because you don’t know the language or the culture. As long as you are respectful and interested in learning, locals will generally be happy to help. Prague is relatively cheap for a European country, but if you don’t think you have the money to make it there, try one of these money saving websites for flights.
Take in the John Lennon Wall and Pub
Most of you have probably heard of the John Lennon Wall. It is an expression of love and acceptance of all people around the world. People flock to this spot to get a picture along this wall celebrating the Beatles, and specifically, John Lennon. This is one of the places that I feel very small when I visit it…thinking about how many people have been there to take a picture or make their mark before you leaves you feeling like the world is a pretty big place filled with millions of people with different backgrounds and countries of origin. After you take in all of the colorful art and graffiti on the wall, take a short walk across the river to the John Lennon Pub for some food and drinks.
Walk through Wenceslas Square
This square is full of souvenir shops, restaurants, and historic monuments. Shop a little on your way to the end of the square where you will see the statue of Saint Wenceslas and the National Museum of Prague (Národní muzeum). You can find plenty of unique souvenirs that you can bring home to friends or family in this square. Depending on the season, you might find some beautiful flowers lining the street. If you go around Christmas time, you will likely see the square glowing with Christmas lights and Christmas trees and vendors everywhere.
Have dinner and a walk by the river at night
The Vltava river that runs through Prague only adds to the view during the day and at night. Enjoy a romantic evening when you have dinner down by the water or on the water through one of the many night cruises. There are several restaurants to choose from no matter your taste in food. Try out some Czech cuisine if you get a chance. Once you’re done with your lovely dinner, take a stroll along the river and the Charles Bridge even if you have already visited it. The river, the castle, and the rooftops are beautiful when illuminated by the lights at night.
Visit Prague Castle
The Prague Castle is beautiful in the daytime and in the evenings. You’ll have to walk up a hill to get there, but since it’s on a hill, the view of the city is spectacular. Once you’re inside, you can explore all around. Sometimes they have displays of the soldiers/guards that used to protect it. There is also a beautiful church inside the castle walls that you can enter if you wait in line during busy times. Find out everything you need to know about the Prague Castle here. There are plenty of other attractions close to the castle such as restaurants, souvenir shops, and wineries to keep you entertained. Near the castle, you might also find a churro filled with ice cream and covered in nutella…I was lucky enough to find such a treat when I visited.
Explore the Charles Bridge and towers
The Charles Bridge no longer allows vehicles, so it is regularly full of tourists crossing the river and entertainers trying to make a living and bring joy to those passing. Relish in the views of the river and the castle from the Charles Bridge. Think about all those from around the world who have attached their love locks to a bridge nearby. You will have to buy a ticket and climb quite a few stairs to reach the top of one of the bridge towers, but it is well worth the small price. You can see the breathtaking green and orange rooftops among the rustic skyline. You can also see the Prague Castle from the tower window openings.
There are several popular attractions that I haven’t mentioned yet, such as the Dancing House and the Old Town Square. The Old Town Square houses the Prague Astronomical Clock and several churches. Make sure you don’t skip these popular Prague sites if you visit. Some of the parks have great views and fun events going on throughout the year. Be sure to do your research and choose your favorites out of the top things to do in Prague, Czech Republic.